Thank You so much again for all the kind reviews. I promise my next story will have more Mac & Jo scenes. This was actually the first story I wrote so I was a little nervous about what to put in it. I do hope you all enjoyed it though!

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Mac started coming around. He opened his eyes not sure of where he was or what had happened.

"Well, it's about time you came too," said a familiar voice.

"Jo?" he whispered.

"How are you feeling?"

"Like I've been shot...twice," he said trying to smile. " How long have I been here?"

"In this room? Just over a day now." she answered. "You were in ICU for awhile after surgery. They needed to remove the bullet from your leg and surgery to repair the damage done to your shoulder from the bullet. " She smiled at him and continued, "The drugs they gave you didn't help your situation any, either. It was touch and go there for a little while."

Mac gave her a sympathetic smile, that was quickly replaced with a look of concern, "And, how are you doing Jo? You had me really worried, seeing you in that alley, I thought I'd lost you."

"I'm ok, I'm tough like that. Besides, you can't get rid of me that easy." she smiled back.

"What about Adam, they showed me a video of what they did to him, and Lucy, God please tell me they didn't hurt Lucy." he pleaded.

"Mac, calm down. Adam is fine. He suffered a few broken bones, got some stitches, and a concussion, but he's mending nicely. He looked way worse that he was, and Lucy, she was never in any danger. Flack, Danny and Lindsey had her hidden away, safe, thanks to that phone call from Kat. But, Reese was killed in the altercation with Lindsey and Avery is in custody. She won't be seeing freedom for a very long time...if ever." Jo explained.

"Lindsey?" he asked frowning. He knew how hard it had been on her before when she had to kill Shane Casey, he hoped she would be okay after this.

"Don't worry Mac, she's fine. It was self-defense and she's already scheduled to talk to the department psychologist." Jo said, reading the concern on his face.

"What about Kat and Crystal?" he asked.

"I'm sorry Mac, Kat didn't make it. By the time the paramedics had got there she had just lost too much blood. Crystal is dead too, she pretty much forced Flack into shooting her. She had already shot you twice and was aiming to shoot you again. He told her to drop the gun, but...He had to..." Jo finished without saying it.

Jo took hold of Mac's hand, she patted it lightly and said, "I know you need to rest, but everyone has been waiting for you to wake up. I promised I would tell them when you were awake so they could come in and say hi, okay?"

"Sure," he said.

She went to the door and disappeared for a few minutes. Then Jo opened the door and held it as Flack, who was pushing Adam in a wheelchair, Hawkes, Danny, Lindsey, and Sid who was holding Lucy, all came in smiling.

"Boss, what upppp?" asked Adam

"Adam, how are you feeling?" asked Mac.

Adam could see the expression of guilt playing on Mac's face. He knew this wasn't his fault and wanted him to know it too. He lightened the mood like only he could. "I'm good boss, you know how many hot nurses are employed here? This is like -Hot Girl Heaven-," Adam smirked.

"Only you, Adam." Lindsey said with a huge smile.

Mac smiled and looked over at Sid who was holding Lucy. "Sid, good to see you, and I see you brought a date." he said.

"I don't think so, she's not aloud to date until she's 35 or I'm dead." Danny scowled.

"Oh, Danny," Lindsey laughed again.

They all bantered back and forth for awhile. Mac was beginning to feel the affects of the pain killer that the pain pump administered. He tried to stifle a yawn, but Jo caught him.

"Okay everyone, Mac needs his rest. Let's go, everyone out." She ordered.

They all stood, said their goodbyes and left.

"Jo, before you leave, I need to tell you something." Mac said.

"Yeah," she asked.

Jo sat in the chair next to his bed, Mac looked into her eyes, he needed to tell her how he felt. She took a hold of his hand and waited for him to speak.

"Uh, I realized, when I saw you laying in that alley and I thought you were going to die, I uh, I was so afraid I would never see you again. I was, ummm, I was afraid I would never have the opportunity to tell you, uh,..."

"Tell me what?" she asked.

"To tell you how I feel about you. That…I love you. I want to be more than just friends and I hope you do too," he said.

Jo sat there, stunned, she had been waiting a long time for him to get to this point. Now the time was here and she was speechless.

"Jo, say something." he said. "Oh, God, I shouldn't of said anything, your not interested...I just made things extremely awkward..."

Jo stood up and without words told Mac exactly what she thought of his confession. She bent over his bed and kissed him, a long, passionate kiss.

"It's about time!" she sighed and then she kissed him again.