A/N: Takes place after Stalker.

Disclaimer: I don't own Cold Case


He paces outside her room, waiting for the doctors to tell him it's okay to go in. He runs his hand through his hair over and over and over, and he looks up expectantly every time her door opens. Each time, however, the nurse or doctor who is leaving shakes their head; and he goes back to pacing. He eventually receives the nod and he rushes in. They tell him to let her rest, and he gives his own nod as he slips his hand around hers. Her eyes flutter open and she looks up at him. He can't help but smile through his tears.

"Hey," she says before her eyes fall closed and she drifts off to sleep.

"Hey," he replies, squeezing her hand lightly.