A/N: So, this is the last and final chapter of Beginnings. I am quite sad.
I have to come up with another idea for a long story soon. But alas, the plot bunnies seem to be hiding.
I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking your time to read this. Those of you that posted reviews thank you so much. Each and every one of them made me extremely happy. To those of you who read and didn't review, I'm glad that you liked it. And to those of you who sent anonymous reviews, thank you still.
Hope you enjoyed the ride.
Sorry it took me so long to update, but I have been so busy. I have barely been home this past week. But just for that, and because you guys are so awesome this chapter is like double the length of a regular chapter. I was thinking about making it two, but I decided against it. :)
Alex and Bobby took their suitcases down to the lobby. Everyone seemed to be commencing to say goodbye. They spotted Lewis and drew and headed over.
"Hey guys." Bobby said walking up.
Alex gave them a warm smile.
"Hey." They both said at the same time.
Bobby gave Drew a one armed hug. "Nice to see you again, man." Bobby said.
"Yeah, definitely." Drew told him. He then gave Alex a short hug. "Nice meeting you." He said with a smile.
"Yes, it was." She replied.
Bobby then turned to Lewis. "Hey man, sometime text week we need to get together and finish that car."
"Yeah, just let me know when you're free." Lewis said winking at him.
Bobby lightly punched his arm and then pulled him in for a hug. "See you soon, man."
"Try and behave." Lewis told him.
"I resent that." Alex spoke up. Lewis got a worried look on his face. However, she was smiling so he knew he wasn't in trouble.
Lewis leaned over and kissed Alex on the cheek.
"It was nice seeing you again." Alex told him wrapping her arm around Bobby's waist.
"See you soon." He replied walking away.
As soon as Lewis and Drew walked away Karla and Mike came over to them.
"Hey guys." Mike said.
"Hey!" Both of them replied.
Alex unraveled herself from Bobby and gave Mike a huge hug. "Thank you so much." She then enveloped Karla in a hug. "For everything."
"Really." Bobby said shaking Mike's hand and kissing Karla's cheek.
"It was our pleasure." Karla told them.
"Really." Mike reiterated.
Karla leaned in to whisper in Alex's ear. "Don't let him get away. And nothing is ever too soon with you two."
Alex realized what she was telling her. "Thank you." She said softly.
Bobby and Mike gave them both questioning looks, but the girls waved it off like it was nothing.
"Well, I hope we see you very soon." Karla told them.
"Yes, definitely." Bobby replied.
"Thank you again." Alex said.
"Really, we enjoyed it." Mike told her.
They all turned to leave.
"Tell us when the wedding is!" Karla joked turning around.
Alex and Bobby turned around and gave an unreadable smile.
They said a few more quick goodbyes, packed the car, and they were gone by twelve.
The car ride consisted of reminiscing of what went on that weekend. IT was filled with much laughter. They listened to a little music, and all was silent.
When they were just reaching the city Alex turned to Bobby. "We have just enough time to drop your stuff off at your house. Do you want to?"
"Uh- yeah, that would probably be a good idea. It'll be easier later. And…" His voice died out.
Alex glanced a look at him willing him to continue.
"We don't want Deakins to see it at your house because you didn't go on a trip. Remember?"
"Yeah, good point." Alex commented.
They arrived at Bobby's house and he ran up quick, just to drop the suitcase off just inside the door. He jumped back in the car and they drove to Alex's house.
They found a parking spot relatively soon. When they were finally parked and unloaded they went inside.
"Here, Deakins is going to be here in about five minutes. I'm going to go put this in my room so Deakins won't see it. Can you get us some drinks please?" Alex asked.
"Of course." Bobby replied going in the kitchen.
As soon as Bobby finished pouring the drinks there was a knock on the door.
"I got it." Alex told him. She jogged over to the door. Deakins was standing there with a few files in his hand.
"Hey Cap, come on in." Alex said opening the door fully.
"Here, have a seat. " She said gesturing to the couch, sitting down herself.
He took a seat and Bobby came out with three cups.
"Hey cap, do you want a drink?" He said motioning a cup towards him.
"Sure." He said receiving it.
"What's the big deal, Cap? What is so important that these files can't wait until tomorrow?" Alex asked curiously.
"Oh, uh, here. One for both of you." He said handing a file to both of them. They flipped it open as he began to tell them about it. "Nothing too big, as a case. However, it's high profile. I was just hoping you could look it over tonight to be ready tomorrow. I'm sorry for pushing this on you, but the press and brass are all over me on this one." He told them.
"Uh, sure." Bobby said flipping a page.
"Should be no problem." Alex told him closing the file.
"Thanks so much, guys." Deakins said appreciatively.
"No problem." Bobby and Alex said at the same time.
"See you tomorrow."
He then walked out the door.
"Well, this is great. So much for having a last night of relaxing." Alex said sighing.
"Well, it was fun while it lasted." Bobby told her.
"Mmm." Alex said opening the file once more.
They read over the file for a few hours. They occasionally said a word to each other, but not much, and it was always about the case.
By six o'clock Alex put the file on the coffee table and stretched. "I could go for some dinner." Alex commented. "How about you?"
"Uh, yeah. I suppose." He swiped his hand over his eyes.
"What do you want?" She questioned.
"Ah, I don't really care."
"How about Frank's? They deliver." She said by way of reasoning.
"Sounds good. Italian is just what I'm in the mood more." Bobby said.
While they waited for the food to arrive they talked about many superficial things. When it arrived they are in relative silence. They finished and Bobby went straight back to the file. Alex followed suit.
After a few moments Alex sighed. Bobby seemed not to notice, so Alex put the file on the table rather loudly.
"What's wrong?" Bobby asked not looking up.
Alex took his file and placed it on the coffee table next to hers. "We've been doing this for hours. This is our last day of vacation for God knows how long. Let's have," She kissed him hard and then pulled back very quickly. "A little fun."
Bobby looked at her with wide eyes. "I thought- I thought you said you-" She put her finger to his mouth.
"I know what I said. I don't care." Alex said slowly.
Alex climbed up on his lap and strattled him. "Karla reminded me that nothing is too soon for us. And besides, I think seven years of a wit is long enough." She explained softly.
She silenced him with her lips once again. "No more talking." She said breathlessly.
Bobby made a noise half way between a sigh and a moan. He slanted his lips over hers. Their mouths were open before any prodding was needed.
Bobby gently laid her back against the couch. His hands waved in and out of her fine hair before traveling lower. She had her arms at the back of his shirt. She started to gather it up when his hand slipped under the hem of hers.
Alex broke their kiss only for a moment to pull Bobby's shirt over his head. She then fingered the hairs on his chest. "So gorgeous."
Bobby's hand then made its way under her shirt once more and gently tugged it over her head. He undid her bra with one hand and slid it down her arms.
"How did you get so good at that?" She asked panting.
"Do you really want to know?" HE asked peppering kissed around her neck.
"Not… now." She said quickly.
He started trailing kisses down her torso. When he reached her pants she held up a hand.
He looked up, worried. "What's wrong?"
"Bedroom. Now." She said shortly.
"That I can do." He picked her up and carried her into the bedroom. He gently placed her on the bed and started kissing her lavishly.
One hand cupped her breast and the other started to undo her pants. When they were undone he slinked down her body and started tugged them off. When they were in a heap on the floor Alex looked disappointed.
"What?" He asked climbing up next to her.
"You have way too many clothes on." She said flipping him over.
She then began her assault on his pants. She took them off quickly and threw them on the floor.
"That's better." She said giving a grin.
She kissed him up his stomach to his mouth. Both of their hands worked between them trying to take off the last article of clothing.
When they were both disposed of they laid there gazing at each other.
"You are so beautiful." Bobby said cupping Alex's cheek.
"You're not so bad yourself." She said twirling the hair on his chest.
They began to kiss each other hard. Bobby flipped Alex over to be under him. When things got to be too much he pulled away. "Are you sure?"
"I've never been more sure in my life." She replied kissing him.
When they had finished numerous times they fell asleep in each other's arms.
The following morning they both wavered off sleep at the same time.
"Morning." Alex said smiling.
"Good morning, beautiful." Bobby replied kissing her forehead.
"That's on the menu for-" Alex stopped short. "Shit. What time is it?" She asked rolling over to gaze at the alarm clock. "Shit." She repeated. "We were supposed to be at work forty five minutes ago."
They both jumped out of bed. Alex ran a hand though her hair. "Argh. I need to shower too."
So do I. We could do it together." Bobby suggested.
Alex glared at him. "Yeah, like that would save us time.
He held up his right hand. "I promise no funny business."
Alex thought about it for a moment and then caved. "Okay."
After fifteen minutes and no funny business they finished in the shower. They went to Alex's bedroom to get dressed. As Alex started pulling her clothes out Bobby looked around.
"Uh- Alex, where's my bag of clothes?" He asked nervously.
"Oh it's right- crap. Remember? You brought it home last week to wash and change the clothes."
"Shit. What am I going to do? We have no time to go up to my house." He asked as Alex got dressed.
"I guess you'll have to wear what you wore yesterday." She said simply.
"We don't have any time." She explained. "Besides, no one will know."
"Fine." He said pulling on his clothes.
In another five minutes they were out the door in a frantic hurry. They got to one police plaza on hour and fifteen minutes late.
They thought about coming in at different times, but they figured that they were late enough, and it didn't matter. They stepped off the elevator and tried to nonchalantly head to their desks.
They sat down and thought that they were safe. They started to get paperwork out. However, as soon as they turned on their computers, Deakins came out of his office. "Goren. Eames. My office. Now." He said in a booming voice.
They gave each other a nervous look and headed over.
When they reached the door Deakins looked up. "Have a seat and close the door.
They managed a quick glance at each other. Door closed is never a good sign.
Bobby closed the door and then had a seat with Alex. "Now, you two better have a great explanation for why you are," He looked at the clock. "An hour and fifteen minutes late.
"Well," Alex began. "We were up really late last night looking over the file that you gave us yesterday."
"So," Bobby continued. "I went home quite late. Alex had offered to pick me up this morning. So, I woke up this morning, like normal, but when I finished getting ready I started to read the file again, only I fell asleep on the couch."
"And that's where I come in." Alex stated. "When he left I crawled into bed and forgot to set the alarm. I woke up, rushed around, woke Bobby up, and we got here as fast as we could."
Deakins started at them for a moment. Then he began to laugh. "Did you guys plan that or did you make it up on the fly just now?"
Bobby and Alex faked confused looks.
"You know, I might have actually almost believed you if it wasn't for one thing." He paused dramatically. "You're wearing the same thing you wore yesterday." He told Bobby.
The two of them started blushing feverishly.
Bobby then opened his mouth to speak, but he was silenced by Deakins' hand.
"I don't want to know. Like I said, as long as it stays out of the office, it's fine."
"Thank you." Bobby and Alex said at the same time.
"Don't mention it." He said with a wave of his hand. "Now, go get that case close. I want an update in two hours."
The detectives walked out of the room. When they reached their desks they smiled at each other.