Ch. 4

Note: Since everyone was so nice about the last update i thought I'd give you a new chapter. Its short and I apologize for that but I hope you like it anyway. Jess thank-you as always. Oh also Arizona makes a joke about toaster ovens, Jess didn't get it, so i rewrote it a bit, and if you don't get it google it kiddies.

"Honestly?" Maura asked, keeping her eyes trained on her lap.

"Well, since you can't lie…" Jane quipped.

"Well, we kind of already are," Maura said, her voice barely above a whisper.

Jane's stomach felt as though pterodactyls had taken up residence in it, and her breathing was coming in fits and starts. She couldn't look at Maura for fear she might attack her with kisses, or run from the room screaming.

Sensing the detective's change in mood, Maura chanced a glance at her tall friend. Jane's face was white and her eyes seemed a bit glazed over. Maura's heart plummeted; she had said too much. Placing her wine glass on the coffee table Maura got up to leave.

"Wh…where are you going?" Jane asked, watching as the medical examiner gathered her things.

"Home. I've clearly upset you, I…I hope this doesn't change things between us, Jane. You're the best friend I've ever had, and I couldn't bear to lose you," Maura said, a tremor in her voice.

"You can't leave!" Jane said a bit more forcefully than she intended.

"And why not?" Maura said, her voice very controlled, her back to Jane.

"Because we have to talk about this. And besides, I drove," Jane said, hopeful that Maura wouldn't fight her on this.

The medical examiner felt Jane's hand on her shoulder and all her willpower to leave seemed to evaporate from her being. Jane slowly turned Maura around to face her.

"I, I don't know if I'm ready for this, but you are the most important person in my life, Maura. The thought of losing you…Well, it hurts too much to think about," Jane said, pulling the shorter woman into a tight hug.

Wrapped her friend's arms Maura let out a breath she hadn't known she was holding, and inhaled Jane Rizzoli's comforting scent.

"How 'bout we get some sleep and talk about this in the morning? Maybe we can even ask your sister and Callie some questions," Jane said, reluctant to release her friend. Maura simple nodded into Jane's shoulder and allowed the detective to lead them to the bedroom.


"So we've been invited to brunch," Arizona said as she hung up her phone. A bright smile graced her face.

"Just Maura or is Jane coming?" Callie asked, a bit nervous that they were about to be reprimanded for their mistake yesterday.

"Both of them; apparently they need some advice."

"Advice? You're making me anxious, Robbins," Callie said warily.

"It seems as thought they had a heart-to-heart last night. Looks like someone's getting a toaster oven," Arizona teased her girlfriend who gave her a blank stare in return.

"Toaster oven? Is this some weird lesbian thing I don't know about?" Callie said, her brow furrowed in confusion.

Arizona shook her head. The blonde often forgot that Callie was still fairly new to the loving ladies life style.

"Yeah its an old joke about recruiting straight girls as though it were a point system, so many straight converts and you get a toaster oven," Arizona said receiving a skeptical look from the brunette "I never said it was a good joke."

"I never got a toaster oven," Callie said with a pout.

Arizona smirked at her girlfriend's expression and walked back over to the bed, placing a kiss on Callie's lips.

"But you got me, and aren't I so much better then toast?" The blonde whispered, her lips mere millimeters from Callie's. The Latina smiled.

"Yes, so much better," Callie said before snaking her hand around Arizona's neck and pulling her into a much deeper kiss.