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A/N: I've been kind of 'missing' for the last week. Sorry about that, but I was really busy with moving into my dorm and then moving back out. Plus I've been way occupied with helping Rina on 'To Begin Again'. Just finished writing my part of the next chapter so hopefully she'll get that posted soon. I was listening to 'See You In the Dark' by Honor Society while I was writing this one. Such a great song. After this edition of Minisodes is complete I might do a collection of song fics. Maybe. Depends. :)
I'm also using this as my first entry to the September Challenge over on JelloForever. SMILE is the theme for this month and I came up with this...don't ask how. Minds work in mysterious ways my friends. Beware of extreme cuteness.
Teresa Lisbon was not the type of woman who was easily swayed, except when it came to a certain man who had wormed his way into her heart. Somehow Patrick Jane had broke through her defenses and the scary part was that she didn't care anymore. It was almost refreshing for her whenever he acted up or done something extremely stupid. Honestly it wasn't that his plans weren't well thought through, he just didn't do a very good job of thinking about the consequences. That's where she came in, and he knew it. The cocky grin he flashed her when he was right about something made her stomach twist into knots and she hated the feeling. It was something she hadn't felt in a while and it actually made her a little angry that he was the one to cause it. Yet, for some odd reason it was also a relief.
He was invading her thoughts more and more these days but that didn't really bother her as much as it probably should have. Just thinking about him always seemed to make him appear out of nowhere and this time was no different. Lisbon was brought back to reality by Jane sticking his smiling face into her office.
"Quick, name a candy." She had learned early on that it was usually best just to go along with whatever the hell he wanted.
"Uh, Gummy Bears?" It was the first thing that came to mind and it reminded her of Friday afternoons with her brothers as well as long car rides with her mother.
"Great answer." Just like that he was gone. Shaking her head in disbelief, Lisbon went back to work and managed to forget the memories of her past. More recent memories replaced them and almost every single one included Patrick Jane. He was such a strange man, sweet but strange. He was attractive enough without all the childish teasing charming ways but those actually made it ten times worse. She never could decide between kissing or strangling the man but honestly he wasn't always goofing around or disobeying orders. There were several times in the past month she found herself sitting out in the bullpen with him on the couch after the team had went home. They'd talk for hours, occasionally bantering with each other about something but it was nice. Neither of them ever brought up their pasts and they were thankful for that. The conversations usually leaned towards mindless dribble and what was going on around them in their day to day lives.
The quiet of her office was interrupted once again about thirty minutes later by the same man. This time he was wearing that charming smile of his and holding his hands behind his back. Lisbon knew immediately what he had done. Her suspicions were confirmed when he placed the bag of gummy bears on her desk. She knew she couldn't bite back the grin that was threatening to take over so she didn't even try.
"What's this for?" Jane knew she'd ask but he also knew she planned to keep them. Her hands found the plastic and gently tugged the seal apart just to prove him right.
"I can't buy my favorite agent candy for no reason?" He watched in delight as she grabbed a fist full of the bear shaped gummies and offered them to him. Who was he to refuse when she was smiling so beautifully?
"You can I suppose, but only if you help me eat it." That smile had been his goal, it was his personal miniature mission for each day; make Teresa Lisbon flash him that unguarded brilliant smile that left him slightly weak in the knees.
"Deal." Reaching over the desk, he placed his palm out face up and hoped she didn't notice the way his breath hitched in his throat when her soft warm fingers brushed against his hand. The candy fell from one palm to the other but she kept her fingers against his skin for a few seconds longer than was absolutely necessary.
"You know it's kind of rude of us to eat these and not offer any to the rest of the team."
"No it's not, they don't have to know. I didn't buy them for everybody, just for you." He wasn't rewarded by a witty comeback or any type of verbal reply; instead she just shoved a couple tiny green bears into her mouth. "Which color of these little gummies is your favorite?"
"The white ones or clear; whatever you want to call it." Lisbon had been thinking of one thing throughout the day and it involved the man who was now sitting in front of her. She would do it before he left but right now it was too much fun just sitting and eating gummy bears with him, no matter how childish it seemed. "I just like them."
"I like the orange. Most people take them for granted you know?"
"Yeah, here you can have all my orange ones." There were only three but she'd never been a big fan of the orange and he looked so damn handsome that she just had to hand them over. It was another excuse to touch him, same as the first time, she let her fingertips linger just a tad too long to be brushed off as an accident. "So, why did you really buy me these Jane?"
"To see you smile."
"You say that like it's a rare occurrence."
"Not rare no, but there's a certain smile I like to see." She tried to keep a straight face but her mouth just wouldn't cooperate. It obviously didn't mind inflating his ego one bit. "That one, right there. Positively stunning."
"There's an easier method than buying me stuff you know? Want to know what it is?" Lisbon watched as his eyes brightened while he popped the last two bears into his mouth and chewed.
"By all means." This was it, she forced herself into a standing position and silently begged herself not to chicken out. Taking three steps to round the desk between them, she sucked in a deep calming breath and let it out slowly. Jane didn't move from the chair until she came to stand directly in front of him. That's when he moved to mirror her standing position. He seemed to be thoroughly interested in whatever it was she had planned. She closed the gap between their bodies first by inching her way closer; it was then that he caught on to the idea. As she stared into his questioning gaze she wrapped one arm around his neck. This was making her heart beat wildly in her chest. She swore it was going to beat its way right through. One last surge of courage was all she needed to close her eyes and press her lips to his. The touch was sweet and cautious. She didn't know how he would react so she kept it light and let him take the lead, which is precisely what he did. Lisbon had half expected him to push her away but he tugged her closer instead, moving his mouth against hers in a slow tender rhythm. They were both content to lose themselves in the moment, in each other but Jane remembered that the door was unlocked and reluctantly pulled back.
Lisbon's brain felt foggy when she finally opened her eyes. She wasn't exactly sure that was the way she had planned to kiss him but it was better than anything she could have come up with. There were so many different emotions coursing through her veins but the one that stuck out the most happened to be the same one that made her smile like she'd won the lottery. The smile Jane loved to see on her pretty face.
"That's the way to make you smile huh? I'll have to try it more often."
a/n: Any and all mistakes are my own. I shall fix them if you point them out nicely. Who else is excited for the start of Lisbon Edition??? This one was a little short. Next one up soon, since I have nothing better to do. So yeah, next minisode should be up tomorrow or Monday. Probably leaning more towards Monday since tomorrow is my sister's birthday. :).