Hi guys! This is my first Mentalist fanfic, so i really hope you like it. This chapter is just setting it up, and is quite short but they will get longer, it probably will be a three shot tops... but you never know! I hope you like it. :-)

Disclaimer: I own nothing. Zilch. If i did, Jisbon would be happening. :-)

Chapter 1

"But why?" Cho asked.

"I don't like it anymore than you do." Lisbon told them firmly, "But we have to go and trust me I don't want too either."

Van Pelt sighed. "What am I going to wear?"

"What am I going to do?" Rigsby said in disbelief.

"Oh come on guys it'll be fun," Jane said a look of slight amusement, and arrogance on his face.

"What are you looking so happy about?" Lisbon said, giving him daggers.

"Well, it says on these very nice, by the way, invitations, that all agents have to attend, I'm a consultant, I am going to decline the invitation."

"Oh no you don't, you're a consultant to the CBI and a pain in the ass if we are going to be put through this then so are you." Lisbon said, and she looked pissed, not that that usually stopped him, but he'd figured he'd better leave it. Besides…. Lisbon in a dress, maybe it was worth it….

"Fine I'll come," Jane said, seemingly not at all bothered.

Lisbon narrowed her eyes, suspicious of his motives, "What no argument?"

"I was simply wondering why the CBI has to have this ball thing."

"Me too Jane, but I don't know, something about our 50th year or whatever, I don't care I just wanna get this over and done with then we can get on with our actual jobs."

"I'll come on one condition," Jane said.

"Oh here we go, fine, what?"

"You wear a dress,"

She looked murderous, "Whatever, anyway didn't you read the invitation properly, the dress code is smart, so you have to wear a tuxedo." She looked at him smugly.

"Do you even own any dresses?" Jane asked, already knowing the answer.

"That is none of your business."

"You don't do you?"

"It's none of your business Jane."

"You two should go shopping together," he said gesturing at Lisbon and Van Pelt.

Lisbon had had enough, "I'll be in my office." She said through gritted teeth.

They all gave Jane looks, "What?" He said.

"Why'd you give her such a hard time?" Van Pelt asked.

"I think she can cope," he said.

"No, you hope she can cope, but still why be a pain in the ass if you don't have to be?"

He shrugged, and laid down on his couch and closed his eyes.

"Typical," she muttered.

There were no cases, they were all bored stiff.

And everyone was dwelling on the stupid invitation they'd gotton.

"So does smart dress, mean we like actually have to wear a suit?"

"Yes." Jane said with his eyes closed.

"It's only a week away I need to go shopping," Van Pet sighed, "And don't you start," She shot Jane a warning look.

"I think you'll look lovely," Jane replied in all seriousness.

"Thank you." She said.

And Lisbon, who was by this point back in the room, rolled her eyes at Jane.

He gave her a look; she shot one straight back at him.

"So when is this thing anyway?" Jane asked casually.

"Next Friday." She replied bluntly that unbelievably cute, but seriously annoyed look on her face.

"What time?" he asked lightly, ignoring her obvious annoyance.

"8:30 – 12:00." Still blunt.

"Have I offended you Lisbon?" He asked politely, feigning innocence.

"You're a pain in the ass Jane."

"I assure you I don't mean to be."


He gave her the innocent eyes.

"You don't fool me."

"Oh but I do." He said smiling.

Her look turned from one of annoyance to confusion and curiosity, "What's that supposed to mean?"

"Don't worry."


"Now who's moaning?"

She resisted the urge to strangle him for about the millionth time that day and cursed herself for still liking him.

She was saved by her cell phone ringing.

"Lisbon" She said as she picked up.

They all paused and listened to her on the phone.

She was silent for a few seconds, and then relief broke out on her face, "Oh thank god."

She hung up.

"What?" Jane asked.

"We have a case."

"And that's a relief because?"

"Because it means I can get away from you!"

He ignored her comment.

"You can't work over time this weekend Lisbon."

She turned to him, exasperated, "Why would that be?"

"You need to go shopping for that dress you don't really own." He said smiling.

She slapped him on the arm.

"Love you too Lisbon," he said jokingly. But then thought about it.

He was looking forward to seeing her in a dress, maybe just a bit too much…

I hope you liked it! If you did please review, and i'll UD depending on how many review :-)

I'm evil i know, but i really hope you liked it!