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Chapter 8: The Morning After (The Right One)

Calleigh lazily stretched her aching body as she slowly opened her eyes. She stared at the ceiling, like she'd been doing every morning in the last few weeks. Except this time, she could feel a smile reach her lips. She turned her head and looked to her right.

Her heart actually skipped a beat.

He was still there.

And OH was he cute when he was asleep. The hair sticking out in every direction. The swollen lips, slightly parted. The little frown on his brow. The delicious naked skin, barely hidden from her view.

Calleigh sighed and turned her gaze back on the ceiling. All these weeks spent crying, worrying, fighting with herself for feeling the way she did were all behind her. Ryan actually felt the same way she did. And he'd showed her last night.

And it'd been incredible.

The blond woman felt herself blush as she turned her eyes back on the naked man sleeping next to her. There was no better feeling than waking up next to the man you love.

She sighed and got a glimpse of her alarm clock. They'd have to start getting ready for work if they'd want to make it on time. She frowned as she started thinking about work. What would their co-workers say? Would Ryan and her tell them about their new found feelings? Should they tell them about their relationship? Maybe Ryan wouldn't want to tell everyone. Maybe he'd want to keep it a secret for a while. Maybe Ryan didn't see this as a relationship. Maybe…

"Stop thinking. You're giving me a headache." A voice mumbled.

Calleigh frowned and watched Ryan's face as he kept his eyes closed. "I'm not…"

"Yes you are." He breathed deeply and opened his eyes, hazel meeting with light green. "We got into this whole mess because of that pretty brain of yours." He mumbled, still half asleep.

She frowned but stayed quiet, trying to understand what he meant.

He sighed and raised a hand up to rub his eyes. "If you'd just told me the truth from the beginning, we could've avoided all this."

She gaped at him and sat up, holding the covers in front of herself. "You could've said something too, you know."

"I didn't want to force you." He answered, lifting himself up on his elbows.

"That's bullshit." She groaned, looking away from him.

"What???" he raised his eyebrows, surprised.

She turned her eyes back to him and glared at him. "Are you kidding me? You're such a wimp! You just didn't want to be the first one to confess your feelings. That's it."

He frowned, thinking. "As I recall, I was the one who made the first move. I asked you to tell me what had happened that night. Twice."

"You didn't remember!" she said, a little louder than she intended.

He shook his head, disagreeing. "Not the second time. The second time I tried talking to you about it, you lied. Again. So I thought you had made your choice."

Calleigh looked away and stayed quiet for a few seconds, staring at the wall. She finally sighed and closed her eyes, remembering the way she had felt when she had awakened next to him. She smiled to herself and turned her gaze back to the man who was still watching her. "What are we doing?"

Ryan wrinkled his nose and grinned. "You're right. It's all behind us now." He raised a hand to her neck and let his fingers slide down the bare skin of her back. "Let's start this over." He made her lie down next to him and scooted closer, letting his hand travel from her neck to her bare hip. "Good morning." He whispered.

Calleigh smiled sweetly and raised her hand to touch his cheek. "Good morning." She whispered back.

He grinned and moved even closer, pressing himself against her. "Sleep well?" he kept whispering, his voice getting huskier.

She wrapped her arm around his waist, her hand coming to rest over his bottom. "The best sleep I've ever had."

Ryan grinned and hid his face in her neck, teasing her skin with his lips. "Really?"

Calleigh closed her eyes and let out a satisfied sigh. "Huh, huh."

He chuckled at her lack of words and kept kissing her skin. "Me too. Hey, you know what?"


He smiled and brought his lips up to her ear. "I love you." He whispered.

Calleigh grinned and whispered back. "I love you too." She moaned as he attacked her neck, biting and licking her skin, making her whole body tingle with need. He caressed her curves, his warm hands travelling down her back, over her bottom and then up her side to her breasts. Her hands mimicked his, stroking his skin before taking hold of his hair, bringing his mouth up to hers.

She captured his lips, moaning into his mouth as his tongue made contact with hers. He groaned, pressing his need against her thigh, sending a rush of arousal straight to her center.

And that's when her brain started working again. She broke the kiss, moaning as he started kissing down her chest. "Ryan… as much as I want this… GOD do I want this…" she bit her lip as his lips touched a very sensitive part of her skin. "… We have to start getting ready for work."

He shook his head and moved over her, pinning her down with his weight.

Calleigh moaned and scratched his back, desperately trying to remember why she was trying to stop him. "Ryan…"

Ryan groaned and hid his face into her neck. "Alright. How much time to we have left?"

"Not much…" she murmured.

He pulled his head back to look down at her, grinning. "Here's something you might not know about me. I'm a pro at multi-tasking."


Calleigh parked her car and smiled as she climbed out and quickly walked towards the lab. Ryan and her had decided to take their separate cars to get to work, since Ryan had to go by his place to get a change of clothes. They had also agreed that they wouldn't tell the others about the change in their relationship. Not that they wanted to keep it a secret… they just wanted to take their time. After what had been going on between the two of them for the last few weeks, they wanted to take a break from all the gossiping.

Still, she couldn't keep herself from grinning stupidly as she made her way into the elevator. She'd been feeling so bad for so long, she now felt as if a huge weight had been lifted off her shoulders. She felt happy. And in a way, she did want everyone to know.

She grinned as the doors opened and she walked out in the lab. She smiled at the people she crossed, probably already giving them things to talk about. She went to the locker room, dropped her personals into her locker and decided coffee would be great. She hadn't had that much sleep last night… for all the right reasons.

She went to the break room, where she found Natalia sitting at the table, reading the paper and sipping on her own cup of black coffee. "Hey Nat!"

The brunette looked up and smiled at her friend. "Good morning, Cal." She stayed quiet, observing the blonde woman silently as she got busy preparing her own hot drink. "How are you feeling today?"

Calleigh shrugged, her back still turned to her. "I'm doing great!"

Natalia's frown deepened slightly. "Well, that's an improvement from yesterday. Something happened?" Ryan had to have talked to her…

Calleigh joined her at the table and sat, grinning. "I told you I hadn't really been sleeping well. I just had a good night sleep and woke up refreshed!"

Natalia nodded her head, a knowing smile plastered on her face. "Sure."

Calleigh lifted her eyebrows, her smile innocent. "Sure."

The two women stared at each other, both frowning and smiling as they tried to read each other's thoughts. Calleigh couldn't help noticing how strange Natalia was acting. They both took a sip from their steaming cups, still looking at each other, when one of their partners walked into the room and clapped his hands together, making them jump.

"Hey!!!! Aren't I a lucky guy! My two favorite, most beautiful women, waiting for me in the break room. Good morning!" Eric said, smiling widely.

Natalia was the first one to react, giving him a knowing grin. "Good morning, Fabio. Had a good night, I see."

Eric pulled the chair next to hers and sat, leaning back with a satisfied smirk on his face. "Superb, you mean."

The brunette nodded her head. "Right. I had a good night too. And Calleigh seems to have had a great night also!!! Isn't that cool!" she said, her voice filled with forced excitement.

Eric's eyebrows shot up, suddenly forgetting about his own incredible night and focusing his attention on what the blonde woman would have to say. "Oh yeah? Cal, you had a great night, huh? Something you want to tell us?"

Calleigh frowned, not really getting her friend's sudden interest. "Huh… no. I just went to bed early. That's it. Absolutely nothing exciting about it."

He nodded his head, giving her the same knowing smile Natalia had given her a few minutes before. "Sure."

She sighed, irritated. "Yes, sure!" she insisted. Eric and Natalia exchanged a look, grinning. "What's going on? You guys are really acting strange today. You're kind of making me nervous."

Natalia giggled and rolled her eyes at her friend. "The reason why we seem so strange is because we know."

"Know what?"

She grinned, lifting her eyebrows."Cal… we know."

Calleigh shook her head, keeping the innocent act. "How could you know? I don't even know what you're saying you know."

Eric laughed and pointed at his blonde friend. "Calleigh Duquesne. You are the worst liar in the world."

She gaped, slowly shaking her head. "But I'm not…"

"Good morning people!"

They all turned their heads and looked at Ryan. Two of them had smiles plastered on their faces. One had a deep frown on her brow. "Good morning Ryan! How are you doing?"

Ryan smiled and poured himself a cup of coffee before joining them at the table. "I'm doing good! I really had a great night."

Calleigh winced. Definitely not the right choice of words.

Natalia smiled and slapped Delko's arm playfully. "Wow, Eric, did you hear that? Ryan had a great night."

The cuban grinned and leaned back in his chair. "Yeah, that's so cool! Now all four of us had a great night."

"Alright…" Ryan frowned and glanced towards Calleigh. "Who took their brains and made them retarded?"

Eric smirked and pointed at his friend. "Wolfe, stop acting so innocent. You're an even worse actor than Calleigh is."

Ryan rolled his eyes and lifted his hands up in defeat. "Alright, alright… we fixed' he hesitated. "… what needed to be fixed."

"Good job Ryan, I knew you could do it." Natalia said, clearly really happy with the turn of events.

Calleigh, on the other hand, was shocked. "You told them about us?" she shrieked, a little louder than she intended.

Ryan shrugged. "Hey, you know they're way too nosy. They would've found out sooner or later."

"But… you said right this morning that you wanted to keep our dating quiet for a while."

Eric and Natalia's eyes grew wide. "Woah woah woah… you guys are dating now?"

Ryan winced. "That's the part they didn't know about… I only told them about… before." He whispered loudly.

Eric laughed again and nodded his head enthusiastically. "And now, we definitely want details about the after part."

"Shut up."

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