This is /was supposed to be a collabaoration with Mabeline36 i,m not sure now. my partner in crime is still to get back to me...anyhow. this is only the intro chapter...all characters are owned by Primrose Hill Productions & CBS
Any character portrayal is purely for fun only...

*Murder most Horrid!*

chapter one: A New Case...

The bullpen of the serious crimes unit was fairly quiet. They had just wrapped up another hard case; even Jane had trouble figuring out who was the culprit. Hightower had been so impressed with how the team wrapped up the demanding case and she decided to give them the rest of the week off. Now they were all sitting together eating the ceremonial case closed pizza.

Jane sat across from Lisbon and watched her; he just loved how the dimple in her right cheek made an appearance when she smiled in a certain way. He could literally sit there all day and watch her. They had started a routine a matter of a few weeks ago after a very hard case involving child abuse. Usually Jane would find himself on Lisbon's doorstep for dinner.

Jane had really wanted to be there for Lisbon as most child abuse cases brought up upsetting memories of her own childhood. She had suggested dinner at her house three times a week, on the conditions that they were to never discuss work while in her apartment. He was also to be the one to cook the dinner too if they did not order out.
Tonight's dinner was no exception...
But tonight they would be celebrating catching another child abuser...indirectly of course...
Lisbon was th first to speak...

'Guys... go have done more than that i have asked of you' ...'you deserve this break well and truly. go home, relax and rest. that's an order!'
The team, all but Jane, disbanded from the bullpen...
Jane followed Lisbon to her office andd closed the door behind him...
He walked around her desk and took her in his arms and hugged her to him.
He knew she needed the closeness of a friend right now and he was more than willing to do his duty.
she manouevered her head onto his shoulder and sighed. she could smell his musky scent. soon that mere scent would lull her to sleep...
Sometimes Jane would stay over and they would end up sleeping in her bed.

It was purely a platonic thing. more for comfort than anything, but of late she had a stirring in her belly...something she had not had for years, and it frightened her..
Jane was the closet thing she had to a best friend...she also knew she was his also...
She sighed into his shoulder and withdrew back... she looked deep into his cobalt blue eyes and smiled a tired smile...
'Let's go home Patrick''...

At this remark he looked down at her and smiled and gave her a quick kiss on the lips..'' ''your shattered Teresa'... let's order in tonight shall we?''
She nodded in agreement and withdrew from his embrace...
They walked hand in hand to the elavator and to a casual onlooker, they would look like a couple very much in love...however that seemed not to be the case.
They were best friends...but one never knows. maybe someday, something more...
The ride back to Lisbon's was quiet...
They had ordered Thai, Lisbon's favourite, as soon as they got through the door...
She headed upstairs for her shower as Jane waited for the food to arrive...
It was a routine for them and they had settled into it very nicely...
Food eaten, funny stories shared, wine consumed, they headed upstairs to her room...
Teresa turned back the crisp cotton bedsheets while Patrick was in the ensuite having a quick shower..
Twenty minutes later Jane padded into the room in his baby blue pajama's...

Lisbon pulled back the sheets for him and patted his side of the bed...
''come on dozy''...''.i,m waiting''...
Jane grinned his trademark grin and slipped beneath the sheets..
It felt right even after only a matter of weeks of going through this unusual nightime routine.
They both needed comfort and they both were there to give it unconditonally...
As per usual, Lisbon snuggled into Janes side and sighed contentedly...he kissed her cheek and said a muffled ''Night Teresa'...
He wrapped his arms around her shoulders and snuggled and soon drifted off to a dreamless sleep...
Lisbon knew then. she was falling for her best friend.. her wayward consultant. her wayward companion. and it felt nice...

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