DISCALIMER: I don't own CSI Miami and i don't make any money from it.

Chapter 4.

Later the same night Calleigh was getting ready for bed. Horatio was still at work, so Calleigh figured she would have time to give her daughter a final present before she went to bed.

"Be right back sweetie," she said only to return a moment later with to presents.

Calleigh smiled and opened the first one, it was a Kevlar. It looked really cool just like a black jacket, but Cassie knew at once what it was. Then she opened the other one, and gasped, her eyes were shining excitedly as she took out a Smith and Wesson 1911 45 Caliber. She looked closer on it and found an engraving that said, "To my little shooting star at her 9th birthday. Love bulletgirl."

"But mum, how did you know, I never told you," asked Cassidy curiously and smiled at her mother.

"It was easy, because you are my daughter and we are two of a kind. But you can't show daddy," said Calleigh.

"Oh so that's why you two weren't giving me one together," said Cassie.

Calleigh nodded silently, but didn't say anything. She wondered what Horatio would do when he found out. He would be furious she knew that all to well, but it was worth the risk if it made her daughter happy. Then Calleigh said, "It's not a toy and remember never to put it away loaded and always clean it after you have used it."

"I promise mum, I'll do whatever you say since you have given me the best gift ever, I love you," said Cassie and gave Calleigh a big hug.

"I love you too shooting star, but now you have to go to bed, you got school tomorrow," Calleigh said.

"Just one question, what will you do if dad finds out?" Cassidy asked concerned.

"Don't worry about that, I can handle your dad just fine, go to sleep now," said Calleigh and tucked the eiderdown around her and gave her a kiss.

Cassie was halfway a sleep when she said, "Thank you for understanding mum."

Calleigh just smiled and closed the door and went into the master bedroom.


She opened the door and went inside and left out a gasp when she found Horatio there.

He looked at her and said, "You went a head and did it anyway after I told you not to, how could you."

"How could I not, did you see how happy she was?" said Calleigh calmly.

"Yes, I did, but still," said Horatio.

"You're taking this easy, aren't you angry?" she asked surprised.

"A bit, but I know you well enough to know that you would have given the gun to her with or without my permission. Besides I have never seen her so happy, so I guess you were right".

Calleigh smiled and said, "I always am, haven't you learned that by now handsome."

"Yes, I have, and you're not always right, only most of the times," he said and smiled at her.

"So are you going to take her gun away?" Calleigh asked.

"I really wanted to, but I can't do it, since that would break her heart," Horatio said honestly.

"Captain, you're such a softy," Calleigh giggled.

"Maybe I am, but how can I deny my girls happiness," Horatio said and kissed her softly.

"You're a kind man Horatio and I love you, so how are you gonna punish me for disobeying you?" Calleigh asked teasingly.

"Don't know yet, what would you like me to do?" he said with a huge grin.

"You know exactly what I want," she said and giggled.


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