Nick was beginning to get a taste of what it would be like dealing with his pregnant lover as she quickly jumped from being loving and affectionate to pacing back and forth in a panic in front of the elevator door. He found it mesmerising and incredibly attractive that whilst one arm was flailing about in panic the other had her hand resting delicately on her abdomen protecting the precious little being that bloomed inside. To Nick, Jen becoming a mother was completely captivating and entrancing. Suddenly he began to notice things about her that he'd never seen before. There was a kind of glow, radiant warmth graced her face and there was nothing she could have done to hide the happiness. Nick was almost brought to tears at the thought that he and Jen would forever be connected by something so wonderful and perfect.
"Sit down Jen." He smiled, patting the space between his legs "Don't get in a panic."
"What if we never get out Nick? What if they can't get us out and we're stuck." She turned to face him and it took all the power and self-control he had not to laugh, she was so deadly serious about it all "I don't want our baby to be born in an elevator"
That was all it took for Nick to lose that hard fought for self-control and he let laughed right out loud at what she'd said, immediately earning him looks of disbelief and annoyance. "I wasn't laughing at…Jen we won't be in here for that long. Two, three months maybe but not that long." He winked at her but he wasn't doing himself any favours. Her brow crinkled in disapproval as she looked at him, her lip pouting slightly "Oh come on…" She sat down with him, her back up against his chest "Matt said that he'd call again soon. The technicians will assess the problem then they'll fix it and we'll be out of here. So let's just sit here and wait."
"How long have we been in here Nick?" She yawned snuggling in closer against him as his arms wrapped themselves around her, his hands coming to rest on her stomach
"It's been nearly three hours." He kissed the top of her head "So…what will we call her?"
"Her…what makes you think it's a girl?"
"It's a girl Jen…call in male instinct."
"Ha!" She chuckled playfully "Nick that doesn't exist."
"Fine, call it good Detective work then, what about that? Can't argue with that Jen."
"Are you sure we can do this Nick?" Jen's uncertainties were cut short as she felt Nick's hand making slow feather light caresses on her abdomen, his other taking hers and holding it tight.
"It won't be easy, never is. But I'm sure we can do this, I know we can Jen." Nick tried to pull all his strength together; it took every ounce of it he had not to do things to Jen that he normally reserved for the bedroom. He couldn't quite put his finger on exactly what it was but right at that moment he found her more irresistible than he ever had before "You know I think she's going to have your eyes and your smile."
"Oh and I suppose this is all down to your 'male instinct' is it?" She took one hand and rest it on his thigh, squeezing gently "What else does this instinct tell you?" He didn't need to see her face but she knew exactly what she was thinking. He bent his head down and began to plant tender kisses on the nape of her neck, unable to resist her any longer.
"Nick!" Jen all but gasped as she felt his lips nip lightly at her ear "Nick…" Her voice turned to almost a whisper, a soft moan escaping her lips "The cameras…they're on."
"No one's…here…yet." He felt the control slipping away as she got up and turned to face him. Her hands slipping their way around his neck as she sat down on his lap, their lips crashing together in heated passionate contact "We've got…all the time…"
"Sshhh…" She smiled as her forehead rested against his, their breathing getting heavier and she felt herself almost collapse against him. The power he had over her was something she could not comprehend in the slightest. Nick sent shivers up and down her spine, the thought of him had butterflies flying around in her stomach. She'd never loved someone so much before "There's still time before Matt calls…"
"I love you Jen." He stroked her back gently, revelling in the serenity of the moment as he cradled her close "Ohhh you're kidding…" With once again impeccable timing Jen's phone rang and they both knew exactly who it was "Matt really has no sense of timing does he?" Nick groaned as Jen sat back down beside him, both of them all too aware that they were most likely being watched.
"Mattie hi… can you see us?" Jen looked up at the security camera and waved "You're kidding? What so it's all gone?" A boyish grin appeared instantly on Nick's face at the realisation that no one could see the two of them "How long is it going to take to get us out of here? It's been nearly three hours; it'd be nice to go home. What's he doing there? Look just tell them to hurry up…no, no you don't have to stay on the line." Jen tried her best to maintain her concentration as Nick took her hand and kissed the tips of her fingers, making his way gradually up her arm "We'll be fine. We can…talk about…the case. Okay, alright call me then. Bye."
"So what did Matt say?"
"He's downstairs with Wolfey. The technicians are having a look now but he said that they told him everything's out. We're lucky we still have the light."
"What's Wolfey doing here?" He asked, tilting his head slightly as he tried to figure it out
"Matt said Wolfe wanted him to call once we'd gotten back with the statement. When Matt called and told him what happened he came down here." Jen stood up and began pacing again "I'm tired. I just want to go home."
"Hey…" Nick got up and swept her up in his arms "They're here now. We're okay." He stroked her hair and she felt her fears melt away like ice in summer "I'm here."
"Thankyou…" She whispered, she closed her eyes and revelled in the bliss of it all.
"Did Matt say the cameras were definitely off?"
"The elevator, the emergency line and the cameras all gone. Why?"
Nick had had nothing else on his mind for the past three hours other than what he was planning to do. The week apart from Jen had almost sent him insane. He missed being able to hold her, and kiss her. The lack of intimacy when she'd been so close was unendurable and being so close to her now drove him to the brink of insanity "Ohh nothing…" His hands glided from her upper back down to her hips, he slid them up under the cotton material of her shirt, relishing the feeling of her bare skin beneath his palms.
"Ohh my…" She breathed as she tipped her head back, basking in the feeling of his hands caressing her "Ahhh!" Jen squealed with both surprise and delight as Nick unexpectedly lifted her up of the ground and onto his hips, her legs wrapping around him and drawing him closer without second thought "Nick…" She ran her hands up and down his chest, feeling his muscles flex underneath them "I'm sorry…"
"Stop apologising…" He said hastily in between kisses, his fingers roughly began to undo the buttons on her shirt.
"For everything…I should have told you straight away." She pulled away from his kiss and looked straight into his eyes. His gaze veiled with a deep passion.
He loved her so much. He tried to put it into words; he wanted to tell her just what she meant to him but there were no words for it. Nothing to describe the intense rush of happiness and excitement that he felt simply from laying eyes on her first thing in the morning
"Now where were we…" He smiled as he continued to undo her shirt, kissing her skin as he exposed it.