Hi there! New story, woo-hoo! I am taking a look into their history together.
**Please read this: I got this idea from a Lie to Me video from Youtube. Please go see it! It is absolutely wonderful! It is called "Filling in the blanks". Just type it into the search box and you will see it! If you haven't seen it yet, definitely go check out the video! So since I got this idea from this video, I want to give props to sweetevangeline for making such an amazing story! If you are reading this, I hope I give it justice!
I don't own Lie to Me but it will be coming back soon!
*Italics = Gillian's thought
*Bold = Cal's thought
Gillian walked through her front door and threw down her briefcase. She walked into her living room and fell onto the sofa. I just got home and I am so happy. After the case we just had, I have given myself the day off tomorrow. Oh man, a whole day to myself. I can finally clean up—
Oh, who could that be? Should I even pick it up? Oh, what the hell. She got up from her comfortable position on the sofa to answer the phone. "Hello."
There was a woman on the other line, "Is this Dr. Gillian Foster?"
Her heart started to race. "Yes, this is. May I ask who is calling?"
The woman paused for a quick second and said, "I am calling on behalf of Dr. Cal Lightman at Georgetown University Hospital. He has been in an accident. The only name on his file was your name."
Gillian froze and said, "How is he doing? What happened to him?"
Again, the woman paused, "Dr. Foster, it would be best if you could come down to the hospital so that the doctor can speak to you personally. Is there anyone else I need to contact?"
Gillian stumbled, "No, I mean he has a daughter but I will tell her. I will be there in 30 minutes."
The nurse said, "Okay Dr. Foster, We are on side B Floor 5. Just come up to the nurses' station and we will direct you from there. If you have any questions prior to your arrival, please call 555-2453." She took a short breath and then asked, "Is there anything else you need Dr. Foster?"
Gillian was finishing writing down the information when she said, "No, I don't need anything else. Thank you… um, I didn't catch your name."
She said, "Veronica Sanchez. I will see you in 30 minutes, Dr. Foster. Drive safely."
Gillian put the pen down and grabbed the keys. "Thank you Veronica." She hung up the phone. She grabbed her purse and cell phone and walked out the door. When she got into her car, she opened her phone and called Emily's number. When the teenager picked up, Gillian said, "Hey Emily, it's Gillian. I have to come pick you up, your father has been in an accident."
Emily gasped and barely said, "Okay, I'm at Cecilia's house. Do you remember where that is?"
She nodded her head and said softly, "Yes, I remember. I will be there in 10 minutes." She waited a couple seconds and asked, "Did you need me to stay on the phone with you?"
Emily exhaled and whispered, "No, you don't have to. I will be outside waiting. See you later." And before Gillian could say anything back, she heard the ending click. She put her phone in the cup holder and drove away.
On the way to pick up Emily, Gillian just drove and thought. I hope Cal is alright. He can't be dead. If he was dead, they would tell me over the phone, right? Oh, I don't know. I hope he just has a scratch, but that is not realistic either. Damn, can't this car go faster? This can't be happening. It feels like we are just now starting to connect, again. She let out a small giggle. It only seems like yesterday we were meeting and fighting over silly things. Now, if I remember correctly, I have to take a right at this stop sign. Oh, there is Emily. Geez, I feel so bad for her. I really didn't mean to break it to her like that. It just kind of came out like that. How could I have been so stupid?
Gillian pulled up to the curb and Emily climbed in the car. The ride to the hospital was a quiet one. Emily just looked out of the window, sometimes wiping her face. Twice, Gillian thought about placing a hand on Emily's arm, but decided against it. They got to the hospital and walked straight onto the 5th floor on Side B. Just like Gillian was told, she went straight up to the nurses' station and said, "Hello, my name is Dr. Gillian Foster. I spoke to a woman named Veronica. We are here to see Cal Lightman."
The young nurse looked onto her computer and said, "Can you please follow me?" The nurse got up and walked down the hall with Gillian and Emily following closely behind. They were clearly upset when they walked into an empty waiting room. The nurse allowed them through and said, "The doctor will be with you shortly." She turned to leave.
Before the nurse left though, Emily shouted "Listen, don't have us waiting here for hours if my dad is dead. You need to tell us now." She sat down and put her head in her hands and started crying.
The nurse, who was clearly shocked, said, "I can assure you that Dr. Lightman is not dead, but I can't tell you anything else. I am sorry." She looked genuinely sorry. "The doctor will be here soon. If you need anything, pick up the phone and dial the extension number 531. That will connect you to the nurses' station." She smiled and left the room by closing the door.
Gillian sat down next to Emily and put and arm around her shoulders. She let her cry while Gillian let her thoughts drift back to the first time she and Cal ever met…
Gillian walked into the classroom with a feeling of pride as she exhaled. The start of a new semester and a new year. 1993, here I come! And dear old Dr. Reese, look out for me. I am a force to be reckoned with and I will do my best to get into Dr. Flores' study group. She put her book bag down and got out her books. She sat, opened a book and waited for Dr. Reese to come in.
After 10 minutes, some of the students were coming in for class. Gillian started to panic when most of the class was in their seats. Okay, Gillian, don't panic. Dr. Reese probably got held up somewhere, I hope. Well I have taken this course before, so I will just give him a couple of minutes. Her hands started to shake as she closed her book. She looked at the door where Dr. Reese usually came out of. The door remained shut. Okay, where is Dr. Reese? Should I call someone? No, my role as a student teacher is to help teach. If I fail here then Dr. Flores will never pick me to help with his study group. She took a deep breath and got up. You can do it. Focus on one person and get through it. Here we go…
"Good morning, my name Gillian Flanner and I will be the student teacher for Dr. Reese. Unfortunately, Dr. Reese could not make it to class, so I will go ahead and start." Gillian fixed her eyes on a man towards the back of the classroom. He was a clean shaven man, who never took his eyes off of her. He had a small smile on his face and he was not writing down anything Gillian was saying. However, she went on, rolling her eyes and deciding to look at someone else. Towards the end of the class, Gillian decided to let the class go early. Why the heck not, it is the first day of class. Plus I can put them out of their misery. Obviously, I should not be a teacher. Gillian had a small smile on her lips when she said, "Well, that should be all for today. Enjoy the snow." Everyone got up and walked out chattering. Gillian turned around and started putting her books in her bag. All of a sudden, she heard someone clapping from the back row. She turned around and was shocked to find the same clean shaven man that she first looked at.
He stopped clapping and got out of his seat. He walked to where Gillian was standing a few minutes before. He held out his hand and said in a thick British accent, "Hi there, my name is Cal Lightman. I will be taking over for Dr. Reeves this semester."
Shocked, Gillian half-heartedly shook his hand and said, "His name is Dr. Reese, like Reeses cups. Why didn't you just come up and tell me that you were going to take over for Dr. Reese?"
Cal shrugged his shoulders and said in a cocky tone, "I wanted to see how you would do under pressure." He looked at her and said, "You did a good job." He sat down in the chair behind the professor's desk. He kicked his feet up and said, "This will be a great semester and it won't be long until you are chosen to be involved with Dr. Flores' study group." He smiled a charming smile. Gillian rolled her eyes and closed her book bag. She was about to leave, when he said, "Oi, where is the nearest pub?"
Gillian turned around and said, "The Fox Nest off of Main Street."
He nodded his head and asked, "Are there a lot of sorority chicks there?" He looked innocent as he smiled.
Gillian didn't even warrant him an answer and turned around and walked out. This is going to be a long semester.
How is it so far? Next chapter will be up soon!