"Sara I know my timing sucks but I'm in love with you"

I liked the last episode of Witchblade but I wished it was different. I didn't like where she turned back time and then it stared over again. To set up the story, this is the night after the set up at the safe house. Anyway, I was feeling a little restless last night and I started writing down ideas…then the story took on a mind of its own. Well enjoy.

"Sara I know my timing sucks but I'm in love with you"

Jake leaned forward, inching slowly towards her. Just as his lips were about to touch hers, Sara sprang up in bed. She looked around but found herself alone in her bedroom.

"It didn't happen that way."

"But you wanted it to happen."

Sara turned to see her ex partner Danny sitting by the window. She pushed back the blanket and found herself fully clothed. Slowly she climbed out of bed.

She walked over to the window where Danny was sitting. Slowly she sat down, drawing her knees up towards her chest.

"Not possible Danny. I didn't even know I could trust him until yesterday."

"Pez, the feelings have been there."

"Have not."

"You kissed him."

"We were undercover at Badlands. I was dressed as a man."

"But you kissed him and he kissed you back."

Sara started to open her mouth when someone knocked on the door. She stood slowly, moving towards the door. Looking over her shoulder, she saw that Danny was gone. The person knocked on the door again.

"Pez?"

What's Jake doing here?

She unlocked the door and opened it slowly, peeking outside. Jake stood on the other side, dressed in jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She stepped back, letting him in the apartment. When he was inside, she closed the door, slipping the lock into place.

He had planned everything he wanted to say. However when she turned to look at him, his mind went blank. He opened his mouth but nothing came out.

"You all right rook…Jake?"

Sara couldn't get used the fact that he was actually a FBI investigator and not a rookie homicide detective. He nodded, still not able to say anything.

"You want something to drink?"

He nodded his head.

"Coffee, soda, beer, water. Pick something Jake. Gotta give me something to go on."

"Water."

"Have a seat. I'll be right back."

Jake walked over to the couch and sat down.

Idiot…stupid…You have to tell.

"Earth to Jake? Come in Jake?"

Jake looked up to see Sara standing in front of him, waving a bottle of water. He took the bottle and twisted off the top. She sat at the end of the couch, tucking her legs underneath her.

"So what are you doing here?"

"I was worried…that you would forget your meeting tomorrow with my captain. I wanted to remind you."

"You could have called."

"Well…I wanted to see…if you were all right. Yesterday was pretty hectic."

"Well as you can see…I'm in one piece."

"Yeah. Guess I should be going."

"Okay."

He stood up, moving towards the door. Sara stood up too, following behind him. He undid the chain and opened the door. She rested her hand on the door, ready to close it. Just as she started to, he turned around quickly, stopping the door.

"Pez…Sara wait."

She opened the door slowly and he slipped back inside.

Now or never.

Sara closed the door again, leaning against it. Jake took a step forward, hoping he didn't lose his nerve again. He was directly in front of her.

"Pez…yesterday I said something…and I know you didn't…"

The words died on his lips as he moved closer. He placed his hands on the door, on either side of her. Slowly he leaned in until his lips were inches from her. His lips met hers hesitantly at first. He didn't want to shock or anger her. Her hands rested on his shoulders, then slowly moved around his neck, weaving into his hair. His arms dropped from by her side, wrapping themselves slowly around her waist. He pulled her against him, not wanting to let go. Slowly he pulled away. He didn't want to speak at first, afraid of what she was going to say.

"Sara, I'm sorry…I didn't…If I was…"

Sara pressed a finger against his lips, silencing him. Slowly she removed her finger, then leaned forward to kiss him again. She pulled back, then laid her head against his shoulder.

"Told you so Pez."

Sara looked up to see Danny by the window. He turned away slowly. As he started to disappear, he said

"He will take good care of you."