A/N: All of the songs are by NSYNC…This is my first CSI fic I'm all snickers all the way! I just started watching CSI last year my honors chem. teacher put it on when we didn't have anything to do and ever since then I've been hooked, I love Sara and Nick so here it goes…this is the first in a series of NSYNC inspired chapters…enjoy!

Disclaimer: I do not own CSI or any of these songs…but a girl can dream right?

Chapter 1: Riddle
"Sara are you ok?" Nick entered the locker room an hour early for shift when he came across none other than Sara Sidle cradling her head in her hands, blocking his view of her tears. No one saw her with her guard down, sure Nick was her best friend but no one knew how broken up she was on the inside, no one knew about her past, well except Grissom, but he doesn't even know everything.

"Yeah I'm fine Nick," Her voice cracked, she couldn't contain the emotions she was feeling at the moment and Nick wasn't stupid, he could tell the minute he walked in that something was wrong. His heart ached for the independent woman, he would never risk their friendship and reveal to her that his feelings have lately been not so friendly toward her…he couldn't risk taking away a friendship that they both became so desperately dependant on, he was her rock and she was his.

What's the riddle of it all
What's the riddle on her mind
It's impossible to find
I am out to find the solving key
To this woman's mystery
I need to see her more than I dream her
More than two secret eyes
What is going on what is going on in her life
What is showing up what is showing up in her smile

Sara looked up and saw a look of total concern on her best friend's face but he knew better than to push, she would talk to him when she was ready. Ever since Nick had been buried alive they both became dependant on each other as their support system, she sat with him through his nightmares and gave him strength to wake up every morning and do his job. Lately though something had changed, she felt more than friendly toward the adorable Texan but she was more than convinced she was definitely NOT his type. He dated supermodel beauty queen types with no intelligence at all, she was anything but a supermodel with a lack of brain power.

Nick watched his best friend as she struggled to reveal to him what was bothering her…if only I could kiss her and tell her that everything will be alright, but she likes Grissom, everyone knew that. Even still hope glimmered through his eyes at maybe someday getting the chance to figure out the riddles of Sara Sidle.

What's the riddle of it all
What's the riddle on her mind
It's impossible to find
What's the riddle of it all
What's the riddle on her mind
It's impossible to find
She, she breezes in, yes I can win
It seems I conquer all my soul
So I can reach her heart cause she's
Too far from being touched
What is going on what is going on in her life
What is showing up what is showing up in her smile

Maybe he would work up the courage to ask the beautiful woman before him on an actual date, not just the two of them hanging out as friends, maybe he would one day have the courage to kiss away the tears that fell from her eyes. He wished he could tell her but for now he had to wait and watch from the side lines trying to figure out the riddles that are Sara Sidle

I am only scared from wonder
From delirious I'm running
Tell me where's this source of magic
This hide and seek makes me an addict
What's the riddle of it all
What's the riddle on her mind
It's impossible to find

Nick pulled Sara into a hug, relishing the warmth of her body and the electricity sent through his body as she molded against him.

Reluctantly Sara pulled away from Nick's warm embrace; shift was going to start soon. She felt safe in Nick's arms they stayed like that for almost an hour before either of them even attempted to pull away, maybe, just maybe Nick felt the same way about her.

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