Here's the last chapter!
Gillian stepped out of the car at the airport. She slung her purse over her shoulder and made sure the ticket that John gave her was in her hand. She made it to the door, when her nerves got the best of her. She almost turned, but decided against it. "I can do this." She muttered to herself.
John had told her that he would be waiting at the Starbucks in front of his terminal. When she got there, she saw him in the back, reading something on his phone.
He looked up just as she was making her way to him. His whole face lit up. He stood and greeted her by throwing his arms around her waist.
She wrapped her arms around his neck while biting the side of her lip.
He leaned back and whispered, "I'm so glad your here!"
Gillian smiled but it didn't reach her eyes. She asked, "Is there enough time for a cup of coffee?"
John nodded enthusiastically. While he went to go get their coffees, she sat down in her seat, trying to pluck up the courage to do this. She placed her hand over her heart to calm the rampant beating. When John returned, they started talking.
Cal looked at the clock for the hundredth time. He knew by the flight times, that British Airways had already taken off. And since he didn't hear from Gillian, he knew that she was on that plane.
He tried with all his might to push that image away. It took everything he had not to cry like a little baby. He had to follow her. He had to get her back at whatever cost it took. She was meant to be with him and him only. How could he have let things get to crazy? If only he was honest with her from the moment he saw her. If he just didn't push her buttons, maybe she would have chosen him instead of John.
Cal took a swig from his glass and then slammed it down on the counter.
Then out of the silence came a knock at the door. In the morning, before talking with Gillian, he made a date with Wallowski. Well actually, she made a date with him. He wasn't paying attention to her and as a result he inadvertently agreed to have a date with her. A stupid thing to do now but after everything in the morning, he had forgotten to call her to cancel. The knock came again, but he ignored it. Maybe she would get the idea and leave him alone.
After a few moments the knocking stopped. Then his phone began to ring. Without looking at the caller I.D. he threw his phone across the room to where it landed on the couch.
He soon drowned out the noises as the scotch seared down his throat. He was going to get obliterated tonight and then tomorrow he was going to figure out a way to get Gillian back. He poured himself another helping and then raised his glass in the air. "Gillian, where eva you are, I'm coming after you and I'm gonna convince you if it's the last thing I do that we belong together."
"You don't have to come after me, I'm right here."
Cal dropped his glass on the counter at the sound of her voice. The glass shattered everywhere, but he didn't care. He turned around and saw Gillian in his living room, holding an overnight bag.
She smiled sweetly at him and said, "And you don't have to convince me, I already know. I'm in love with you and only you. I want to watch the world go by holding your hand and your hand only."
Cal walked up to Gillian very slowly. His mouth had dropped to the floor and he had yet to pick it back up. When he was inches away from her body, he poked her shoulder, once, twice, tree times. He then cradled her head with both of his hands. Finally he croaked, "You're really here, in my livin' room."
She nodded, the smile never leaving her face. "Yes, I'm really here and I'm never going away. I tried calling and kno-"
Then without any preamble, he kissed her. Softly at first, but when it finally donned on him that she was in his living room and he was touching her, their kisses became deeper. After seven glorious minutes of feeling like he was in Heaven, they broke the kiss. He snaked his arms around her waist and brought her closer to him, silently promising himself and God that he was never going to let her go. He humbly whispered in her ear, "Thank you."
"For choosing me."
She lifted and tilted her head back so that she could properly see him. "I have and will always choose you."
"I thought you were on the plane with John."
"I went to the airport and gave him the ticket. We sat for a couple minutes and I told him that I chose you. For some reason, I think he knew that I was going to choose you because he brought out an envelope and he told me to give it to you." She bent down to her bag and brought out the note.
Cal opened the letter and read to himself;
If you're reading this note then you have Gillian in your arms. In the back of my mind I knew she would choose you. She has been faithful to you for all these years. If you break her heart, I swear to God, I will not be responsible for my actions. She is a feisty one. Hold on tight, cousin. And whatever you do, don't ever let go.
I hope there are no hard feelings.
Your cousin a.k.a your partner in crime,
P.S. Make sure you give my mum a ring when you get the chance. She would love to hear from you."
Cal folded the note and stuck it in his pocket. Gillian looked curious as to what was said in the note but she didn't voice her questions. Instead Cal asked, "What's the bag for?"
She started to blush but said confidently, "I'm staying the night. In fact, I'm staying the whole weekend. I figured by the time Monday rolls around we would have figured out how to carry out our relationship."
He picked up the bag and was surprise at how much it weighed. "This is a very light weekend bag."
Gillian smiled seductively, "Well I don't plan on wearing a lot of clothes." She turned towards the stairs and started walking.
Cal quickly followed after her. After catching up with her, they went upstairs holding hands.
Thank you to everyone who came along for the ride! I'm glad it was enjoyed by so many! :)
Now, I have one more 'Lie to Me' fic, but I'm afraid it will be the last. Both stories were written before I found out the the show was cancelled. I'm crossing my fingers that it will get picked up by a different network! I do have some fics lined up for Law and Order: CI, if anyone is interested!
Thank you again for all the suga! Humbly yours...