That's all she wrote! Happy Holidays to all my FanFic Friends. Thank you to all that sent me reviews ... I appreciate the feedback ... they help me write ... I love the comments ... you guys ROCK! Thanks also to those who read my dribble ... I hope you have enjoyed this story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I know our Bobby would NEVER get on a highwire but as Rindy said ... this IS Fiction and that's what I write ... It's fun to step out of the character that we know and embellish ... I took off on his real life love for street magicians and kicked it up ten or so notches! Thanks for taking the crazy ride. Til we meet again, Judy

Christmas Eve … Goren and Eames Style

The weather was dreary to say the least, a rainy Christmas eve but Bobby wanted to drive his new "baby" home. Lewis insisted that he clean it off if he did … so he did. Everyone followed Bobby home. Alex was going to ride with him and have Carolyn drive her car with the triplets but the triplets were her precious cargo, there was plenty of time for joy riding with her husband in the spring. So, they caravanned on. Bobby leading the way, using his headlights of course but not really needing them because the whites of his teeth from his smile was lighting up the way home … he was as happy as he was the day the triplets were born. He parked in the garage next to his Shelby and Lewis, Mike and John helped him clean off every inch of the Shadow. Everyone else went inside to enjoy Christmas Eve.

"John … ah … Dad … I don't know how to thank you and Erin for this, it's too much."

"Son, our daughter is happier than she has ever been in her life … you're the cause of that. That's all a parent can ask for … we should be thanking you. I know how much you love my daughter, I also know that you'll never let her or my grandchildren down. You just keep that smile on her face … be a good husband and father Bobby and that's all I ask."

"I wouldn't have it any other way Sir."

"I know. Now, lets get ourselves cleaned up and go open up some gifts."

The men all head in for food wine and presents. Before long, the party breaks up and it approaches midnight. Bobby heads downstairs and brings up the children's presents … some assembly required. He starts working on the swings while Alex cleans the kitchen.

He hears the clock chime twelve and runs upstairs to their bedroom to retrieve a little black box from his dresser draw. He places it in his pocket and goes into the kitchen and grabs Alex's hand and leads her into the living room where the tree is and the fireplace is lit.

"Honey, I'm not done with the dishes."

"I want to give you your presents." He hands her a heavy large box … nicely wrapped.

She opens it and begins to laugh.

"What … a re-gift? Isn't this your Glock?"

"Yeah but I don't use it, the grip is too small … I went down to 1 PP, it's officially yours. I had property re-register it under your name. One of the perks of working Major Case."

Alex picks it up out of the box.

"Oh Bobby … I love holding your gun in my hand."

He leans over and whispers seductively into her ear …

"I love when you hold my gun in your hand too Detective."

She puts the Glock down and goes for his other gun.

"No, no. Wait … one more gift." He reaches into his pocket and pulls out the black velvet box and hands it to her. She looks up into his love filled chocolate brown eyes and then back down at the box.

"Go ahead … open it."

She does. It's a necklace with two hearts, one big one small and off of those two hearts hangs three little ones all with the a blue topaz jewel on the side.

"See. The small heart is you … because … well you're tiny … the big heart is me because … well look at me and the three tiny hearts are the trips with their birthstones."

She knew what the necklace was but she wanted him to explain it in his cute Bobby way, plus she was crying … she loved it … more than the Glock!

"I love it Bobby … I just absolutely love it! Will you help me put it on?"

She held her hair up for him and he put it on her, he placed his arms around her and kissed her neck.

"Can we go play with your gun now Detective Goren?"

"I don't know … have you been naughty or nice?"

"Very, very naughty."

"Well then, I'm cocked and loaded!"

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!