This is a spin off to Three Years' Deal, but you really don't have to read that first. Which would be why I'm posting the prologue now! I'm only a few chapters away from ending Three Years', so I figured it was time for a teaser!



JJ blinked her eyes open groggily, the entire room spinning and foggy. She groaned as she tried to roll away from the bright lights and found she couldn't.

"Jen? Jen, come on honey. Are you awake?"


"Oh thank God."

She wrinkled her brow as she blinked her eyes open again at the intense relief in his voice. "What's going on?" She tried to sit up, then gasped in surprise and pain and dropped back to the bed. "What's wrong with me?"

"Honey, you need to relax, okay?" Dave pleaded, coming up and taking her hand. "You're in the hospital."

"Hospital? Why? What's going on?"

"You don't remember?"

"Remember what?" JJ said, her voice rising. "Dave, what the hell is going on?"

"You were in a car accident," he told her softly.

"Car accident?"

"You were going out with Will?"

JJ nodded slowly, the events coming back to her. They were driving home, going through an intersection when a car had hit them. "Where's Will?"

Dave's eyes looked utterly pained as he gripped her hand tighter. "He didn't make it, Jen"

She looked up at him, eyes bleary. "What? No."

He knew what was coming next. Logically, it had to come next, but there was no way to prepare for it. A million worse case scenarios couldn't prepare him for the wail that came out of JJ's mouth.

"You're lying," she screamed, trying to get up. "You're lying to me!"

"I'm not, Jen. I'm so, so sorry."

"No! David Rossi you tell me the truth right now! Where is Will?"

The nurses came in then, both to check on the commotion and the patient that had obviously woken up. Dave had no choice but to step back and let them do their work, one of them calling for a sedative. His eyes fluttered shut as he waited for the nurses to finish and for the drugs to take effect.

JJ kept yelling at him. "You're lying to me!"

He wished he was.

Let me know what you think, especially since this is JJ/Rossi. I'd appreciate it!