She sits in the corner of the room, paralyzed by fear. She holds her knees to her chest and rocks back and fourth. The light's are bright overhead, even though it's the middle of the night. The house is quiet, except for the ceiling fan over head. She listens carefully.
A door opens, and she hears footsteps. She closes her eyes, and flinches.
"Maura? Where are you?" a familiar voice calls out. She stares at her painted toenails. She doesn't answer, she doesn't move, she doesn't even breathe. She just listens to the sound of boots clicking on her floor. The individual stops in her doorway.
Jane stares at the scene in front of her. She surveys the room. She takes a moment and tries to figure out how to allow the detective, and the friend in her, to work in a perfect balance. She takes a look at Maura, and leaps into action.
She takes a breath, and pulls back her hair. She moves toward Maura. Maura watches her feet as she approaches. Jane crouches down. "I'm not going to touch you. I know that you feel... Maura I need you to disconnect from this, for a little while. I'm going to take you to the hospital. Come on," Jane coaches.
Maura's eyes meet hers. She pushes herself off the ground, and follows Jane out of the room. She follows her out of the house, into her car.
At the ER Maura is ushered into an exam room. Jane makes a couple of phone calls while they wait. She stands outside the room. Maura hears the tail-end of a conversation. "I don't care, just do it," Jane answers. She hangs up the phone, and goes into the room. Maura looks at her, not saying a word. Finally the sexual assault nurse examiner comes into the room.
"I should leave," Jane suggests.
Maura doesn't say anything. She simply shakes her head once. Jane remains in the seat against the wall. She waits patiently as the nurse performs her exam. Over an hour later the nurse leaves the room. Maura says nothing the entire time.
Maura sits on the exam table in blue hospital-issue scrubs. Jane gets up from her seat and approaches Maura. Jane finds it hard to look at Maura. Finally she reaches her. Slowly, and carefully her hand moves towards Maura's face. She carefully tucks her hair behind her ear. "Do you want a hair tie?" Jane asks. Maura responds with a nod. Jane pulls a hair tie off her wrist, and hands it to Maura. Maura takes it, and places it in her hair.
"Do you want to talk about it?"
Maura shakes her head.
"Do you need anything?"
Another headshake. This time, the wall falls. Maura is no longer able to keep the floodgates closed. A single tear falls down her cheek. Jane doesn't say anything, know that nothing she could say would fix it, or make it better. Instead, she simply hugs Maura as she cries. She quickly begins sobbing uncontrollably. Jane steps away for a moment. She grabs a box of tissues off the counter, and hands them to Maura.
"I'm sorry," Jane tells her.
"You know that there needs to be a statement, when you're ready," Jane adds.
She takes a deep breath, through tears she finally breaks her silence, "It was him," she says weakly.
"Who?" Jane questions.
"It was Hoyt," Maura replies through tears.
Jane's eye's widen. She doesn't question it, she doesn't say anything. She pulls her phone out of her pocket, and types furiously on the keypad. She hits send, and returns her attention to her friend.
"I'm sorry," Maura says.
"Sorry? For what? You didn't do anything wrong. Why would you be sorry?"
"I... I..." she stutters.
"Shh! It's ok. You didn't do anything wrong," Jane reassures her.
Maura looks away.
"I'm here. I know this is hard. I know that you're scared. But I need you to listen," Jane begins.
Maura turns her head to look at Jane. She says nothing, but her facial expression reads, 'what?'.
Jane continues, "I'm here for you. I'm not going anywhere. I know that you don't want to close your eyes, I know that you're afraid of what you're going to see when you do, but you need to get some sleep. Even if it's just for a few minutes. I know you don't want to, but if you don't try, you'll never get any rest."
"I can't," she answers solemnly.
"Try. No one is going to get close to you."
"He's..." she trails off.
"I won't show any mercy this time."
Maura nods, and closes her eyes. Jane's vibrating phone keeps Maura from going into a deep sleep. She begins to dream. Jane is on the phone with Frost when she notices Maura sweating, and her body becoming rigid.
"Frost I've got to go," Jane hangs up.
She immediately moves over to Maura. She doesn't touch her. She simply begins talking.
"Maura it's me. It's Jane. Wake up. Wake up Maura."
Maura's eyes pop open. She stares up at Jane in utter horror.
"I'll never stop having them will I?"
"I can't say," Jane answers.
Jane shakes her head.
"You believe me, don't you?"
"Maura I know he was there," Jane reassures her."Is he..." she begins breathing rapidly.
"I don't know where he is. It doesn't matter, he's not going to get near you."
"There are two uni's outside the door," Jane reveals.