Chapter 4

During the rest of the holiday Grissom and Sara were hardly apart. They even swapped their rooms for one single room.

"I could get used to this." Gil said on their last day when they woke up.

"Get used to what? Living in a hotel in Hawaii?"

"No, waking up with you, spending time with you, living with you." He leant forwards and kissed her.

"Me too. What do you want to do today?" she asked him.

"Well we have to be out of the hotel in about 45 minutes and on the plane in 4 hours so we cant really do a lot, unless it takes you less than 10 minutes to get ready to leave?" he said, kissing her again.

"Ah, well you see," she said, teasingly trailing a finger down his chest, "I packed all my stuff last night, and," her hand went lower "It'll be quicker if we share a shower so I'd say we've got a good half hour before we have to get up." Her hand grabbed him and he groaned "Do you have any suggestions to pass the time?"

An hour later, they were standing outside the hotel waiting for a cab. Even though neither had known the other would be there, they had the same time flight and were sat next to each other.

"We've got at least another hour before we should be at the airport, do you wanna go get something to eat first?" Gil said his arm around Sara's waist.

"Nah, we can eat on the plane, if there's time." She winked at him and smiled "I think we should get something for the guys as well. A surprise. What do you think?"

"Well I think the biggest surprise for them will be us being together. Mind you, I think Catherine's probably already told everyone about me being in your room." He said as a cab parked in front of them. Gil picked up their suitcases and put them in the boot of the car while Sara got in the back.

Sara was quiet during the journey to the airport and Grissom noticed it. When they got out of the cab, he turned to her and put his hands on her hips. "What's wrong honey?" he asked.

"Are you sure you want to continue this," she waved a hand between them "when we get back to Vegas? It wasn't just a holiday fling or anything?" she said with tears in her eyes.

He pulled her into a hug and whispered in her ear "Sara, I love you. Of course I want to continue seeing you. Listen, if that guy from the café hadn't come towards us that night, I would have found a way to kiss you anyway."

She pulled back, wiping her eyes. "You…you love me?"

"I love you," he repeated "I'm in love with you, I want to live with you, I want to marry you, I want to have kids with you, I want to grow old with you. These past few days have been the best of my life and I haven't been thinking of anything else other than planning a future with you, Sara Sidle! I don't care what anyone else thinks back in Vegas, I don't care if they fire me and do you know why?"

"Because you love me?" she laughed, still crying, but for a totally different reason now.

"Because I love you!" he repeated again "Do you have anything you want to add?" he asked hopefully.

She looked up at him and pressed her lips to his "I love me too!" she laughed at his mock pout "And you as well I suppose. I doubt this kid would function properly if its parents didn't love each other." She eyed him carefully as he processed what she'd just said.

"What? Did you just say…am I gonna be a dad?" he said smiling. Sara nodded, also smiling and she was pulled into a bone crushing hug and a passionate kiss. "How long?" he said to her hair.

"I took the test last night." She said "I was gonna tell you this morning but we got kinda distracted. Man, Catherine's gonna have a coronary!" she laughed at the mental picture of Catherine's face when she was told.

They walked into the airport and Gil stopped as they passed a girt shop. "I just thought of the best presents to get the team." He said and pulled her into the shop.


The next day, Sara and Gil walked into work hand in hand. They strode into the break room to find everyone, including Brass sat at the table. Gil sat down and placed a bag on the table. Sara sat next to him and everyone waited for them to talk.

"I suppose Catherine has told you what happened when Sara and I were on holiday?" Gil said. They shook their heads but couldn't conceal the smiles. Grissom told them anyway "Well we're seeing each other, and it's serious. I've asked her to move in with me and Sara's accepted. Now, before I give out the assignments, who wants a present from Hawaii?" he asked.

"I do, I do!" Greg stuck his hand in the air and everyone laughed, except Grissom. He opened the bag and checked the names on the carefully wrapped, strangely shaped parcels before handing them to their prospective owners.

Greg eagerly unwrapped his to find a cheerfully coloured mug with the words 'Worlds Best Uncle' written around the outside of it. Nick followed suit and found the same mug with the same words on. Catherine gasped and tore off the wrapping on hers to find a similar mug, but with the words 'Worlds Best Aunt' on it. She looked from Grissom to Sara, smiling at them, but both had put on serious faces and Sara said "Do you like them?"

"I don't get it." Greg said "Worlds Best Uncle? How can me, Nick, Warrick and Brass be uncles and Catherine be an aunt?" Warrick put his head in his hands while Nick patted Greg on the shoulder. Brass chuckled and walked over to Sara. He kissed her on the check and shook Grissom's hand.

"Congratulations pal, I'm glad you finally…" he was cut off by Grissom finishing his sentence.

"Finally got my head outta my ass, yeah I know." The rest of the team followed Brass and congratulated the happy family, leaving a confused Greg sitting on his own.

"Still none the wiser are you Greggo?" Nick drawled. Greg shook his head and Sara thought it about time she put him out of his misery, or into some more depending on how he took the news.

"Greg," she said, getting up and putting a hand in his shoulder "in about 9 months, you'll be able to use that mug." Then she walked out of the break room with Catherine who Grissom had given the assignments to.

"Nine months? Nine…oh. Oh!" Greg got up fast and looked at the mug. Then he jumped in the air and whooped. He rung Gil's hand and then made his way to his lab with a spring in his step. Both Nick and Warrick were in hysterics and Grissom soon joined them.


Years later, Sara Grissom was sitting in her bedroom looking through an old photo album. She came across photos of herself and her husband, years ago, on an island in Hawaii. She walked into the lounge to find the man in question, reading 'Forensics: The Basics' to their 10 year old son Joe. Joe jumped up and ran to Sara as she came through the door and he hugged her.

"Mummy, Daddy's been reading me stuff about Fornensics! I wanna be a crinimalist when I grow up!" he said quickly.

"Well that's good honey, but I think you need to be able to say the words properly first. It's time for bed now anyway. Go on, I'll come in a minute." She kissed the top of her son's head and he ran off up the stairs into his room.

Sara sat down on Gil's knee and he wrapped his arms around her. "What you got there?" he asked nodding at the album.

"It's just some old photos of our first holiday, you remember it?" she kissed him.

"How could I ever forget? I got what I always wanted, I beautiful wife and family. It was the best damn holiday I've ever been on!" and they both sat there, joined shortly by Joe, looking at the photos that had been some of the best times of their lives.