Rating: K
Spoilers: Mild
Content Warning: G/S
Disclaimer: All rights to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and its characters belong to Anthony E. Zuiker, and CBS Broadcasting, Inc. / Alliance Atlantis Productions, Inc. / Jerry Bruckheimer Television. No infringement intended.
A/N: This is a rewrite of an unfinished story I posted here a few years ago under my real name but have since pulled. It is my intention to merge it with the current timeline (up to the end of season 7) and finally complete it. This story begins prior to Grissom and Sara's relationship.

Summary: Sometimes the only solution to an unsolvable problem is simply to TRY.


Something had changed.

Sara wasn't able to place it, exactly, but something had definitely changed. Changed in the way he looked at her, the way he spoke to her. Maybe it was because FINALLY he was actually looking and speaking again.

Yet any feeling of hope was automatically squelched by the memory of the hurt past hopes had caused. This didn't have the air of advancement about it, but of backtracking, and she knew in her heart that if she was to survive, she needed to keep pushing forward.

So she pushed. Life went on. But something had changed.