Jane woke slowly, taking in a deep breath as she opened her eyes and looked around. Maura's office was quiet. The only sound was the clicking of the keyboard as the doctor worked on reports.
From her vantage point on the sofa, the detective watched the other woman as she tried to decide what to do next. Where did they go from here? How could she have let this happen? What was she thinking? What now?
She slowly sat up, letting her jacket fall to the side as she rubbed at her eyes.
Maura glanced from her monitor. "How did you sleep?"
"Really well," Jane answered quietly. "Best sleep I think I've had in forever." She yawned, running a hand through her hair.
"You're welcome," came the smug response from the other woman.
"Yeah," the detective blushed, "About that. What… uh… what now?"
Maura stopped working and stood from her desk to walk to the sofa. She carefully sat down next to the dark haired woman sitting nervously in the middle of the seat. "What would you like to do?"
Jane blushed. She looked away for a moment before turning her gaze back to the doctor. "I want to do it again, but not in the bathroom and not so one sided. I mean," she blushed harder, voice cracking, "I don't want this to be a one night stand kind of thing."
"Good," Maura nodded. "Neither do I." She reached forward to claim one of Jane's hand in her own. "I'd like for it to not be a friends with benefits thing either."
"Yeah… no." Jane's eyes fell to their entwined hands. "That never works out. All or none, right?"
Honey brunette curls bounced as Maura nodded in the affirmative. "In this case, yes."
"Then, I'm all in, but give me a little time to get used to this before we start telling everyone and God. Is that okay?" The detective winced, suddenly worried and uncertain.
"Whatever we need to do, Jane." Maura smiled. "I'm glad you're not upset."
"I'm more upset that people have been talking about our love life behind our back. Cat and Abby better be happy I was busy when they walked in." Jane tried for a scowl, but her eyes were clearly laughing.
"Yes, well, I'll have to remember the phrase 'to skin one alive' for the next time I have to call one of them out. I'm rather displeased with them for that last remark anyway. They need to be more accurate if they're going to discuss our relationship." Maura gave Jane's hand a squeeze before standing to go back to her desk.
"What do you mean by that?" Jane stood, tucking in her shirt before pulling her blazer back on.
"I didn't have you for lunch," Maura stated matter-of-factly as she reclaimed her chair and turned back to her monitor. She gave a wicked smirk as she pointed out, "I had you for dessert."
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