Okay, I`m sorry about how long this took me, it seems like it`s not only my homework that I procrastinate :p This is the final chapter, thanks go to the person who gave me the idea to make it two chapters (you know who you are). Thank you to everyone who reviewed this story and who will review. :D Happy Holidays!
It was the famous morning after and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Well, Teresa wasn't stirring; she was fast asleep and clinging to Patrick subconsciously. He was relishing the feel of her in his arms and praying that this moment would last forever. He knew that all too soon Teresa would wake up and he was afraid that in the sober morning light she would come to her senses and throw him out like yesterday's garbage.
He knew the moment she woke up, she moved slightly closer to him and then, upon realising what she had done pulled away and rolled over. He tried to keep her close to him but her strength proved too great, even in the morning. She got up and started walking towards the washroom. She glanced over her shoulder at Jane lying in her bed and suppressed a smile. He was very confused, she was walking away without a word, a sign that she didn't want to talk about last night and probably wanted to forget and yet she was trying not to smile, a sign that she wanted to remember last night and maybe even continue some sort of relationship? But which one was it? It was not often that Patrick Jane was confused, but on the rare occasions that he was, boy was his mind boggled.
While Teresa was in the washroom, Patrick's mind was in turmoil. He didn't know what to think. He knew beyond a doubt that he wanted this to continue, whatever this was. He loved her; in a court of law he'd be guilty as charged. Since he didn't know what she was thinking exactly, he decided that when she returned from the washroom, he'd do everything in his power to convince her to let him in her life romantically.
"Hey. Sleep well?" Jane asked upon her return to the bedroom.
"Extremely. You?" Lisbon asked. She wasn't giving anything away, much to Jane's displeasure.
"Okay, I'm going to do something that I don't normally do." Jane started.
"And what is that?" Lisbon said with a teasing voice.
"I'm going to ask you something, straight out with no games or tricks." Jane said, growing increasingly nervous.
"Okay." Lisbon said. She was finding this whole situation kind of hilarious.
"Last night…" Jane started. "It was…good and I know I want to continue this… whatever this is…"
"Patrick?" Lisbon said.
"Yes?" Jane replied.
"You're not making a while lot of sense. Just, say what you need to say." Lisbon said slowly.
"I want to know if you want to be involved with me. Romantically." Jane said simply, staring at the floor.
"And what would that entail, exactly?" Lisbon said with a smile. She knew what she wanted and she knew what Jane wanted. She also knew that what she wanted and what Jane wanted was the same thing. She was certain that they would arrive at a… agreeable conclusion, but until then she wanted to watch him squirm.
"Uh, well we would go out together…" Jane said, startled by her question.
"We already do that." Lisbon said, still maintaining her smirk.
"Well, yeah but we would eat out together…" Jane said, fumbling for the right words. He didn't find them.
"We do that as well." Lisbon said. By this time, Jane could see where she was going and regained some of his familiar confidence.
"But we would be able to engage in other…activities." Jane said, a small smirk beginning to appear on his face.
"Like what?" Lisbon said, barely able to stop herself from grinning broadly.
"I would finally be able to hold you in my arms as I've been longing to for far too long. I could brush your hair from your face with no repercussions. I would be able to feel your skin against mine, your body against my own. I would be able to kiss those luscious lips of yours." Jane said, slowly making his way towards Lisbon.
"And what about me?" Lisbon said the picture of cool and calm.
"What do you mean?" Jane asked, once again startled by her question. He could see that she was trying desperately to keep her calm façade despite the increase in her heart rate.
"You've told me what you'd be able to do, but what about me?" Lisbon said, her cheeks still pink from his earlier description.
"You'd be able to run your fingers through my hair, a fantasy that you've had for a while. You wouldn't have to imagine what if would feel like to kiss me because let me tell you, if your kisses are as intoxicating as your smile I might not do anything but kiss you all day long. You wouldn't have to be alone on a Friday night or on the weekend. You could share your favourite movies with me and I'll watch them all even if I don't like them." Jane said. "You know why?"
"Why?" Lisbon said breathily. Throughout his speech, Jane had inched his way closer to her until her was standing right in front of her, barely two inches between them.
"Because I'd be watching you instead. For you are far more interesting than any movie, show or play. But I can't guarantee that you'll be able to watch movies as you used to, you'll have to learn how to multi-task because I won't be able to keep my hands off you for too long." Jane said. He placed his hands on her hips to emphasize his point and was rewarded with a slight shiver from Lisbon. Her breathing was ragged and shallow, her eyed wide with anticipation.
"Hm. I don't know…" Lisbon managed to breathe out.
"You're killing me woman." Jane said. He couldn't take it anymore; he sealed their lips together and kissed her with wild abandon. He pushed her against the wall and moved his hands from her hips to her thighs t lift her up. She instinctively wrapped them around his waist and responded with equal fervour.
Their clothes lay scattered on various parts of her room, their bodies tangled together. They just lay there for what seemed like hours but couldn't have been more than ten minutes. Neither spoke a word, not wanting to ruin the perfection of the moment. Lisbon placed her head against Jane's chest and closed her eyes. With Jane's arms wrapped protectively around her slim form, she fell into an easy sleep. She didn't know how long she slept for, but she did know that whoever woke her wasn't going to hear the end of it.
"Teresa, darling, we need to get up." Jane whispered in her ear.
"No." Lisbon said, snuggling further into him.
"While spending the day in bed seems like a wonderful idea, you really need some sustenance if you're going to get through all the… activities I have planned." Jane said cheekily.
"We won't be doing anything of the sort." Lisbon said, detangling herself from Jane, or at least trying to. He pulled her closer the more she tried to get away.
"Meh. You'll change your mind." Jane said.
"Oh really?" Lisbon said, her words dripping with sarcasm.
"You already did once this morning." Jane pointed out.
"Hm? When was that?" Lisbon muttered, relaxing into his hold once more.
"When you agreed to give us a fighting chance." Jane said.
"Ah, well, there was that." Lisbon said softly.
"Why did you decide to give us a shot?" Jane asked curiously.
"Are you complaining?" Lisbon questioned.
"No, no! Far from it. I swear. I'm merely curious as to what was going through your head." Jane said.
"Nice catch." Lisbon said with a chuckle. "If you must know it's because you love me."
"Oh I do, do I?" Jane said, the humour evident in his voice.
"Oh yes. To quote what you once said, 'how could you not?' Remember that?" Lisbon said.
"Of course. You had busted me out of jail and I was figuring you out. I believe I said 'he loves you, how could he not?' Yes. That's what I said. And it's true. There are at least two people on every floor of the CBI that are completely enraptured by your beauty and charm, wit and brains." Jane said.
"Is that so?" Lisbon said, once again with sarcasm.
"Yes it is." Jane said, pressing a kiss to her hair.
"Well then I guess I don't need to be here with you then, huh?" Lisbon said jokingly.
"Not so fast, you're not going anywhere my dear." Jane said. "Forgive me for being possessive but I don't want anyone enjoying your lovely kisses and your gorgeous body but me. So I think you'll be staying here with me."
"Ah, male testosterone. How predictable." Lisbon said.
"You didn't seem to mind a few hours ago." Jae whispered huskily.
"A few hours ago?" Lisbon said, startled that it had been so long.
"Yup, your short nap wasn't so short." Jane said, trailing his fingers down her arms, across her stomach and up her back.
"Oh. Well we best be getting up then." Lisbon said. She jumped out of bed and grabbed the first thing she saw, Jane's shirt.
"That's what I said, if you recall." Jane said, simply watching her scramble around and put on his shirt.
"Hush." Lisbon said, throwing his pants at him.
"My dear, if you're wearing my shirt, what am I supposed to wear?" Jane said.
"Who says you're wearing a shirt? I kind of like the view as it is." Lisbon said cheekily.
"As you wish my dear." Jane said, getting out of bed and giving her an extravagant bow.
"And pick up your socks." Lisbon said, hurrying downstairs to the kitchen.
"Are you sure about this?" Jane said, coming up behind her and encircling her waist.
"About you picking up your socks? Yep, I'm sure." Lisbon said.
"No, I mean about us. You and me." Jane whispered.
"If I wasn't sure, you wouldn't have even entered my house at all last night." Lisbon replied.
"It's not going to be easy…" Jane said.
"It never is, at least when you're involved." Lisbon said cheekily.
"True. But I just want to make sure that you want this and that you're happy." Jane said.
"Patrick, these past few years have made me happier than ever before and we weren't even dating. You make me happy, always have, and always will." Lisbon said. She turned around and gave him a light kiss on the lips, promising a world of happiness and love.
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