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"Graceā€¦"

"What? What's going on?" She said, looking around and nearly bumping into Rigsby who was standing over her.

"You feel asleep again."

"What? No, I didn't."

"You did." Cho and Jane said at the exact same time.

Just then Lisbon walked into the bullpen.

"Grace fell asleep again." Jane said sitting up with a huge grin spread across his face.

"Van Pelt," Lisbon said looking at her sternly, "You've been working non-stop. Go home and get some rest."

"Fine." She said, grabbing her jacket and leaving her bag on purpose.

"She forgot her purse." Rigsby said a few minutes later. "I'll run it to her."

"Okay, but hurry back." Lisbon said, going into her office as Cho and Jane shared a knowing glance.

He went to the diner a few blocks down where she was waiting for him.

"You forgot this." He said with a smile on his face.

"Thanks." She said kissing him.

He then looked at his watch. "It's 4:30. So I'll be home around six."

They had recently started living together at her place, but he had to keep his apartment so that his address records wouldn't change.

"Okay." She said, and then thought for a minute, "We need to talk about it tonight." She said referring to the conversation that they had in the car several weeks ago.

"Okay. I should get back." He said handing her the purse and kissing her. The topic from the car always made him uncomfortable.

"Wayne," She said pulling him back towards her, "The reason I brought is up is because I don't want us to just be sneaking around. I don't wanna be just a workplace fling. I love you."

"You love me?" He said surprised. Everyone knew how he felt, but only Grace knew how he felt.

"Yes, I love you. Look at me. If I have to give up this job to be with you, I will. I've wanted this job my whole career, but I've wanted you since I was a little girl."

"Wow." He said pulling her into a deep kiss. Suddenly his phone rang.

"Rigsby. Yeah, boss. She already left so I had to drop it at her apartment. Yeah, I'm on my way back. Alright, bye."

"Lisbon?"

"Yeah, I gotta go." He said giving her a quick kiss and getting back into his car.

Around 5:30 he was finishing his last little bit of paperwork when he got the phone call.

"Wayne." Grace said and her voice was shaking like she was crying.

"Grace, what's going on?" He said.

"The man. Broke into the apartment. Hit me on the head. I can't see. It hurts." He then heard some shuffling and then nothing.

"GRACE!!! GRACE!!!GRACE!!!" He started to yell attracting the attention of his team.

He stood up and grabbed his gun out of his desk and started to walk down the hall to the elevator.

"Rigsby? What's going on?" Lisbon asked the question that was on everyone's mind.

"Grace has been kidnapped." He said.

"What? How?" Cho asked his friend.

"I don't know, but I'm gonna find her." He said as the elevator door closed.