Sorry about the delay updating. As much as I loved CSI in the past it just isn't the same without Grissom and i don't follow it as much anymore. It doen't help that the show is harder to follow in Australia as they swap it around so much. I miss the days where you could watch reruns daily in the USA.

I'm gonna try not to give up on this and my other stories, but there may be more delays between postings.


Chapter 15

Sara wad just started down stairs when the doorbell rang. She opened the door to find Grissom on the other side.

"What are you doing here?" Sara blurted.

"Sara!" Sara turned around as her mother came up behind her, "Don't speak to a guest that way," she stepped around Sara and held a hand out, "Mr Grissom, welcome. You're just in time."

"Time, Time for what?" Sara asked.

"Dinner… Mr Grissom called just after you and Jim had gone to bed. He wanted to check up on you so I told him to come see for himself," Laura explained, "take his jacket while I go and finish up in the kitchen."

Laura left them and Sara stepped back to allow Grissom entry.

"I don't have to stay," Grissom offered.

"No I'm sorry that was rude of me. I was surprised… stay," she told him.

Grissom turned and closed the door. Sara came up behind him and placed her hands on his shoulders. Grissom froze, startled. He looked over his shoulder.

"I… ahhh, your jacket," Sara stuttered as her face went red.

She took a step back as he shrugged it off. Grissom turned around looked at Sara and then his jacket now in a heap on the floor.

"I… ahhh," Sara step forward and learnt over to pick up the jacket at the same time as Grissom bent bent. Their heads crashed together. Sara ended up on the floor next to the jacket as Grissom stood up rubbing his head.

"Sorry," he said offering her a hand. Sara handed him the jacket instead and pushed herself up. Standing Sara took a step away as laughter filled the air around them.

"I knew you guys were having some problems connecting, I see that's no longer a problem," Brass laughed as he continued down the stairs past them, up the hall and into the kitchen.

They heard Laura as she tried to shush him. Sara flicked Grissom a quick look as he shuffled his feet nervously.

"Come on, let's get this over with," she said as she headed down the hall into the kitchen to join her family.


Dinner started off as a quiet affair. Laura had made vegetarian lasagna along with salad and garlic bread and the all ate in silence to begin with. No one seemed to know what to talk about. Three of the four people at the table had had a hard night with a difficult case; it had brought up some past wounds for two of those people for which the fourth person could understand and that their colleague had no knowledge.

"Is anyone going to talk about the elephant in the room," Laura said frustrated with the silence.

"Elephant…" Sara and Jim looked at Laura warning her with their eye to tread carefully as Grissom watched confused.

"The one behind you Jim, I picked it up at the market today,"

Everyone turned and saw the small a small elephant statue on display. Though a little annoyed by her mother's joke Sara felt a smile appear on her face.

"Any excuse to break the silence, right Mom," Sara laughed.

"And a good excuse to go shopping," Laura smiled at her daughter before getting serious, "I know you've been having a rough couple of days, that case, Brenda,"

Sara looked nervously over a Grissom not liking where this was headed.

"It's our job," she cut her mother off.

"That doesn't stop me from worrying," Laura told her.

"Please just leave it alone, I'm tired, and not on the mood," Sara pushed back her chair and stood up, "I'm gonna go get ready for work,"

"You don't start for hours," Grissom mentioned, regretting he spoke up the moment her glare turned on him.

"I'm going in early, there plenty for me to do there," she shot at him and left the room.

A/N not much, I know, but I'm a little stuck, I'll try again soon.