Roses-The Cranberries

Life is no garden of roses

More like a thistle in time

Sailing passed

Waiting for no one is time

Sailing fast

Waiting for no one this time

Now that you've killed me with your eyes

Why did you push me away

How will I make it without you?

How will I go on my way?

"You can't be serious?"

Lindsay stood, staring at the irate redhead. "I didn't know he was coming this week," she offered as her excuse.

Cindy stared at her clueless friend, so many thoughts screaming in her head. "He wanted to surprise you," she offered instead.

"I know, but I just dropped him at the airport." She took a step forward but Cindy stood firmly in the doorway. "He's gone again," she promised.

"For another few months. Lindsay..." Cindy sighed as she trailed off. "How can you do this to him?"

The inspector's mouth dropped open. "Since when do you care about Pete's feelings?"

"Okay, fine," Cindy conceded. "How can you do this to me?"

"What exactly am I doing? I thought you were enjoying yourself," Lindsay replied.

Cindy snorted at the cocky answer. "You can really be an ass. I'm in love with you, Lindsay. And you fucking well know it."

"Cindy," Lindsay began softly. "We agreed-"

"And the sickest part is you're in love with me too."

"Cindy," the brunette warned.

"Aren't you?"

"It's not that simple."

"Love usually isn't." Cindy held up her hand to stop her friend's reply. "I can't do this anymore."

"What does that mean?"

"Honestly? I don't know. Good-bye Lindsay."

The inspector stood staring at the closed door for several minutes before it finally sank in that it wouldn't be reopening. "Yes," she whispered as she walked down the hall.

Everything feels cold in the winter

Everything feels cold

Everything feels cold in the winter

Everything feels cold

Lindsay stepped outside and began down the sidewalk toward her car. She stopped and stared up to Cindy's window, the light mist pelting her eyes as she waited for a glimpse of her friend. She sighed as the lights went out, the figure she longed to see never appearing.

Life is a garden of roses

Roses just wither and die

Know that you've killed me with your eyes

Why did you push me away?

How will I make it without you?

How will I go on my way?

Life is a garden of roses

Roses just wither and die

Lindsay dug into her pocket for her keys, she heard a small tinkling sound when she finally managed to pull them free. She briefly considered climbing into her car and just leaving the item on the ground. She looked back up to the darkened window and counted to ten, then twenty, before finally accepting that Cindy was serious this time. With a sigh, she bent down to pick up her dropped thing...safety net, obstacle, inevitability, albatross..., she watched it twinkle in the street lights for a second before she slipped it back onto her finger.

Her heart stopped when she heard a door opening, she looked hopefully to Cindy's building...Mrs. Mathis with her little yippee dog. After one last glance to the upper window Lindsay climbed into her car and drove away.


A/N: I know it's not a happy, but Dolores wrote the song-blame her.

And I'll say again the new album is awesome-go get it.