Disclaimer: I, Nellie, will never own the Mentalist or any of its characters. I have come to terms with that. The therapy really helped. :)
A/N: Okay, I have one story ending in another community so I've decided to start this. Basically it's a prompt type thingy that me and my best friend came up with. We did it a little differently than most. It's a secret though so I can't tell you sorry. Anyways there will be 11 stories for the Mentalist and I'm doing more for the other shows I write for. If there are any that you really like I could be persuaded into making it an actual story instead of a little one shot prompt.
It all started with Lisbon feeling sorry for Jane since he never had anywhere to really go or anyone to talk to after the cases. She didn't either and despite his childish ways he could be good company. What started as a one time act of kindness had somehow become a ritual for them involving dinner and watching some TV at her place after every really difficult case. Neither of them seemed to mind the implications that could arise if everyone else found out about their after hour meetings.
This night was different than the ones before though, they could both feel it and both knew it would have been wise to part ways at the end of the day. Yet they didn't. Instead they were sitting on her couch, him stretched out with his feet almost in her lap and his back against the arm while she sat cross legged at the other end. Lisbon was so into the movie that was on, she didn't notice Jane grab the remote lying between them until the picture on her screen changed to one of lions chasing their prey through the grasslands.
"Jane! Change it back." Flashing a cocky grin her direction, he shook his head.
"I'm watching this." Huffing in frustration Lisbon fell back against the couch crossing her arms over her chest. His soft laughter only made her want to push him into the floor.
"You are not. There is no way animal planet is more fascinating than the movie I was just watching! Give me the remote." Why did he always have to be so annoying and sexy? Wait, annoying she could handle but where did the sexy come from?
"You'll have to come get it." He wiggled the device in front of her face tauntingly and pulled it away when she tried to grab it. There was something about the way her eyes flashed with playful anger that only made him want to tease her even more. It was always like this. Fired up Lisbon was adorable but fired up Lisbon in sweat pants and a tee shirt was just hot.
A roar of a lion could be heard through the speakers and before Jane could react, the small woman glaring at him, pounced.
"Give me my remote Jane!" Her hands collided with his arm, trying to pull it down to her level. "I want to watch the end of that movie!"
Struggling against her only brought them closer together as he wrapped one arm around her waist to hold her still. Leaning back as far as he could to keep the remote out of her reach only managed to bring him eye level to her neck. It would have been so easy for him to lean forward and taste the creamy skin. It was too tempting, he had to look away so he settled for watching her expressions. The way her brow would furrow in frustration as she tried and failed to get the plastic he held in one hand, and the way her lips formed a pout with each attempt.
The close proximity of their bodies escaped Lisbon's notice until her knees ended up on each side of his hips. That's when she looked down at his face to see his eyes trained on her mouth. He wasn't smiling or showing any sign of emotion whatsoever, just staring. Sucking in a gulp of air she forced herself to grab the remote from his relaxed hand. Triumphant in the war, she tried to pull back to her side of the couch but his arm was holding her tightly to his chest. This wasn't a position she needed to be in. It left too many thoughts racing through her brain. Dangerous ones.
"J-Jane?" His gaze snapped up to meet hers and he knew he'd been caught. There were no excuses he could use to get himself out of this one and honestly he didn't even want to try.
"You look beautiful tonight." The rosy pink that crept up her neck and flooded her cheeks only added even more truth to the statement. His hand reached up to tuck the fallen waves of her hair behind her ear.
"Thanks. You should probably let me go."
"I can't let you go." Before she had a chance to reply his hand was caressing the back of her neck and gently pulling her down. She could have resisted but she didn't want to. He was so close, intoxicatingly close. The first touch of his lips against her own sent a jolt through her entire body making her eyes flutter closed and her body melt into him. She knew they shouldn't be doing this but at the same time she also knew it felt too good to be completely wrong. Patrick Jane was kissing her and she wasn't going to stop him instead she was going to enjoy it. Maybe animal planet was better than the movie she had been watching. It led to the fight over the remote which led to this, so perhaps she had been mistaken. Without warning he started pushing her backwards, gently tearing his mouth away from hers.
"Are you okay Jane?" The surprised look on his face proved those weren't exactly the words he had been expecting.
"I'm great and I got the remote back!" Jane smiled and pushed the power button while Lisbon just smirked at him. Leave it to him to use a kiss like that to get her back for swiping the remote when he had been distracted. "Now where were we?"
The remote lay forgotten on the floor as they proceeded to pick up right where they left off. Except this time hands became a little braver and roamed a little further. Lisbon knew Jane wasn't going to be leaving tonight, he seemed entirely comfortable holding her hostage on the couch and she wasn't exactly protesting.
A/N: After thought here...all the stories for this are already written. Yes that's me fishing. :) (THIS DOES NOT MEAN I WON'T UPDATE WITHOUT THE REVIEWS) Everyone who reads my stories KNOWS I would never do that!!! (By the way just because someone had to point out that holding stories hostage is rude and I completely agree, I wasn't saying I wouldn't post anymore chapters if I didn't get reviews. So if I pissed you off, you'll be fine but I will make sure to explain myself better next time.)