A/N: Hey! I've been reading a really great NCIS series by Strawberry Shortcake123 and I really wanted to do one for CSI. So this is going to be a series of drabbles based around the lives of the Grissom family. Let me know what you think & leave a review!
Disclaimer: I do not own CSI or any of its characters. The idea of this series belongs to Strawberry Shortcake123.
The Eternal Wait
The atmosphere in the Grissom household was incredibly tense. Gil sat perched on the edge of the bed; he twisted his fingers absent-mindedly and tapped his feet. He was relatively calm given the circumstances. Sara, on the other hand, paced up and down the room, her long legs striding across the bedroom in only a few steps. Her stomach was in knots and she couldn't stop chewing on her nails.
As she passed Gil for what felt like the hundredth time, he took hold of her hand, stopping her going anywhere. She looked down at him. He could see the frustration and impatience etched on her face. He pulled her down on to the bed and wrapped his arm around her, holding her still.
The calming effect he had on her didn't last long though. Despite being sat down, and almost restrained by Gil's arm, Sara couldn't stop fidgeting. She pulled at the loose threads on her clothes and she twirled the ends of her dark hair. Gil tried his best to keep her hands still, entwining his own fingers with her, but she continuously pulled them away.
"Sara?" Gil said quietly, trying to distract her.
"How can you be so calm? How can you just sit there, not knowing and be totally okay with it?" She all but yelled.
Sara tried to stand up again, no longer content with sitting in her husband's arms. She had to be moving, sitting still was just not working for her. It infuriated her that Gil could just sit there and wait. He should be pacing the floor with her, pulling his hair, desperate to know. Did he even care? She shook her head furiously, angry at herself for even thinking that. Of course he cared.
"Is it time?" She asked, stopping in her tracks and staring at the clock on the bedside table.
"Not yet." Gil replied.
Sara dropped her shoulders in frustration. This was taking too long. She had never been a patient person. She hated waiting. Gil watched his wife start pacing the room again. He wanted to grab hold of her, take her in his arms and calm her down but he knew it would be pointless. He knew that she would eventually break free and start fidgeting again.
"Is this what an eternity feels like?" She sighed, dropping herself down on the bed.
Gil chuckled and lay down alongside Sara. She twisted her body so that she was facing him. She stretched her arm across his chest and kissed him on the cheek.
"Is it time now?" She whispered in his ear.
Gil sat up and looked at his watch. Sara narrowed her eyes in his direction, waiting for an answer. When he nodded slowly she shot up off the bed in excitement.
"I can't look." She said anxiously.
"After all that, you're not even going to look?" Gil laughed.
"I can't Gil, you do it. Please?" She pleaded, not taking her big brown eyes off of him.
"It's positive." He said quietly, staring down at the white stick.
"Really?" She gasped. Her heart felt like it was going to burst out of her chest.
"Really" He nodded, unable to stop the smile spreading across his face.
"I'm pregnant." She whispered as tears began rolling down her cheeks.
Gil placed the pregnancy test back down on the chest of drawers. He wrapped his arms around her and kissed her softly. They were having a baby.