Listen to the Rain – A Covert Affairs FanFic

A/N: I LOVE Christopher Gorham and I have since I watched Harper's Island. This new show, Covert Affairs caught my attention (it could be because the trailer showed Christopher shirtless…hmm…) and I started watching it – I was hooked by the 3rd episode. I haven't' stopped smiling since the 7th though. Heehee… This is an OC story, I gave Annie a boyfriend and as the show evolves, this story will probably go down the same road, just a few minor changes.

Oh, and possible Lemons in later chapters ;)

Hope you like it!

"Valerie Gerard?"

I turned to see the blonde woman the guards told me about – Joan. "Yes?"

"I have everything set in your office. Computer, paper, files, pens, everything you should need." She looked me over from the dark red hair, blue eyes and pale skin to my black high-heeled boots. "Auggie will show you around."

She started to walk off. "Um…Mrs. Campbell? Who is Auggie?"

She turned back to me. "August Anderson. Just sit tight and he should be here soon."

I nodded and she left. I sat down in one of the black chairs and sighed.

"Don't worry about it," A voice said from beside me. I looked up to see a tan guy with black hair and dark eyes.

I gave him a humorless laugh. "She doesn't seem to like me much." I self-consciously picked at my black skirt.

He laughed. "Trust me, if she didn't like you, you wouldn't be here." He held out his hand. "August Anderson, Special Ops."

I shook his hand and that's when I noticed the laser in his hand. "Are you blind?" I blurted.

He chuckled. "Yep. The Blind Operative is going to show you around." He leaned in. "How's that for irony?" He held his arm out and I took it, standing up.

Auggie showed me around the different places in the Headquarters, explaining the rules and regulations to me. That's when I noticed a young blonde woman and a tall man giving each other a kiss on the stairs as we passed them.

"Are they allowed to do that?"


Oh, duh. "There's a…blonde girl kissing some guy."

He laughed. "That's our newest operative, besides you of course, Annie Walker and her new boyfriend Bradley. Dating your co-workers isn't prohibited here. In fact, it's encouraged." He grinned. "It help keeps the CIA secret."

I nodded. "O…kay…?"

"How old are you?"

"I just turned 22. Why?"

"You don't seem that old. And you just came out of training."

"How old are you?" I smirked.

"Ah ha ha. I'm not as old as I look, young Gerard. I am only 28."

"Well, you don't look that old, either, Auggie." I grinned.

He laughed and we kept walking. "For the first week or so, Joan and Arthur will probably have you doing desk work. You know, simple stuff. They won't send you out for field work until later."

"Okay." I nodded.

"Alright, I will show you to your desk."

He led me to another room and pointed to a long black desk with a laptop and a filing cabinet next to it.

Auggie sat down at the desk behind me, facing the wall.

I grinned and waved like an idiot. "Hi, Auggie!" I called dramatically.

He laughed. "Hi Valerie!"

I turned and signed onto the computer with the password they gave me. "What do I do?"

"There should be a file marked 'CIA New Operative' followed by your last name. Just click on that. It will tell you your assignment for today."

"'Kay." I clicked on it and began to work.

After about two hours of typing and listening to Auggie talk to different agents on his headphones I stretched and said, "Hey Auggie?"

He looked over his shoulder. "Yeah?"

"What times lunch?"

He laughed. "About 3 hours."

I sighed dramatically and grinned.

"You know, you could listen to music if you wanted to."

I threw my hands up. "That could have been useful to know about an hour ago. Thanks Auggie." I laughed and grabbed my bag, pulling out my mp3 player. "Uh…Auggie?" I looked around the computer.


"Sorry to bother you again, but how do I do this?"

He stood up and plugged it into the laptop. "There you are."

"Thanks." I smiled and pressed "Play." "I don't know if you'll like my mus-"

Suddenly Hard Rock music blared through the computer speakers. "Sorry!" I frantically looked around for the volume button. "Auggie!"

He ran over and turned the volume down. I looked out the door. "Sorry!" I called.

Auggie laughed. "Metal fan, huh?"

I grinned. "I was trying to tell you that you might not like my music."

He laughed and walked back over to his desk. "I'm more of a country fan, myself."

"Oh. I think I might have some on here…Let me check." I scrolled through my playlist.

"It's fine, Val. I'm good with any kind of music, really. I only have a few favorites."

"You sure?"


"Okay." I played some Evanescence while we worked.

A few more hours later, Auggie turned to me. "Hey Val?"

"Yes?" I was focused on my typing.

"It's 1:00. You wanna go down to the cafeteria with me?"

"Sure." I shut down the computer and stood up. My legs hurt from sitting so long and I could have sworn I was getting carpal tunnel in my right hand. We passed a few of the other "operatives" and I kept my eyes to the floor, following the green grid on the floor from Auggie's laser.

"Hey Auggie."

"Hey Mel."

"Hi Auggie."

"Hi Jess."

"Hey August."

"Hello Kelly."

I looked at him. "How do you know who these people are?"

"I've worked with them a long time." He laughed.

"No," I shook my head. "I meant, you can't…see them, so how do you know who they are?"

He smiled. "Well, they say that when you lose your sight, your other senses strengthen. Usually I can identify people by their smells."


"For example," He said as we entered the cafeteria. "You smell like cherries and vanilla."

I nodded and laughed. "The cherries smell is probably my shampoo and vanilla is my perfume. Impressive."

"Thank you." He grinned.

Auggie and I sat at one of the many white tables and silently ate.

"You're not a big talker, are you?"

I grinned and took a sip of my soda. "Nah."

"Why is that?"

I shrugged. "I never really have anything to say."

He laughed. "I doubt that."

"Hey Auggie," Someone called and we both looked towards the voice. The same blonde girl, Annie, I saw kissing that guy.

"Hey, Annie." He pulled out a chair for her. "Annie, this is Valerie Gerard, Valerie, this is Annie Walker."

She shook my hand and smiled.

"What is it that you needed, Annie?"

"Oh. Joan said that she needed you to look up new information on Jen Halley."

"The detective?"

"Yeah, they think she's a leak for some Russian operatives or something."

"I will check into that."

"Okay." She stood up. "Nice meeting you, Valerie."

"You too." I smiled.

"So," Auggie said. "Where were we?"

I laughed. "I didn't think we were actually talking."

"No, you weren't talking." He corrected. "But I was about to fix that by asking you questions." He grinned.


"Have any family?"

"Uh…two brothers. Mom died when I was 4 and father has been a no-show since I was 11."

"How old are your brothers?"

"Now, I think…" Was it Brian or Caleb that was 25? "Caleb." I said out loud. "Caleb is 25, Brian is 38."

"I have four brothers."

"Really? Wow. Hope you get along with them better than I do with mine."

"Nope." He smiled.

I laughed. "Well, I haven't seen Caleb for 6 years now, but I live next door to Brian."

"Where's Caleb?"

I shrugged, forgetting he couldn't see it. "I don't know." I took a bite of my lunch.

"You're lying."

I stopped mid-chew. "What?"

"You're lying." He repeated.

I swallowed. "O…kay, I live in a shitty motel down the street from Brian, who I owe money to for paying my way through training, and my brother Caleb escaped from jail 3 months ago."

He nodded, obviously sure I was telling the truth. "Why was he in jail?"


"Who did he kill?"

I sighed. "Some girl named Lisa Hearn."

"Wait, what?"

A/N: Thank you guys for reading! :D