You and I - A DaNico fanfic

Dani/Nico fic with reference to Dani/Matt. One shot for now may be more chapters later! Plz review and tell me what you think about it :) I'm new at all this so any feedback is appreciated!

A/N: I do not own Necessary Roughness or any of the characters and the song mentioned is 'You and I' by Ingrid Michaelson.

"Well you might be a bit confused

And you might be a little bit bruised

But baby how we spoon like no one else

So I will help you read those books

If you will soothe my worried looks

And we will put the lonesome on the shelf"

The shadow of a smile began to make its way to Dani's lips.

How apt were those lyrics, she thought while thinking back to the time she had been discussing losing book club and books in general with Nico.

" I personally prefer his post world war 2 work myself"

The memory of that conversation made her smile up to her eyes as the song filled in her kitchen. It was a one of a kind night. The children were with Ray and her mother was in Atlantic City for some poker game. The big house suddenly felt empty and cold to her. She hated to admit it but Dani missed her children/mother/friends running around and causing havoc.

What she certainly didn't miss was the sneaking around with Matt. Even after breaking up, she had "done the deed" so to speak with him and she knew it was wrong. She had put an end to it once and for all and was pleasantly surprised when Matt handled with better than the last time.

Coming back to the song made her think of him. Again.

Those golden-brown eyes which changed colors so often. Which usually seemed cold and closed so as not to comprise themselves, were starting to make her nervous. Nervous in a good way.

She knew he thought that she didn't notice him or his doings. She remembered everything.

How he took care of Ray's PI, how he helped out Lindsey and Ray Jay. How he managed to always know what she was thinking and predict how she would act.

"Are you ok doctor?" the concern in his voice was leaking through his calm reserve and she was a bit startled. He actually cared. He actually wanted to make sure she was ok. Oh how could she tell him, that at times like these all she wanted was to drown in those big golden-brown eyes that seemed to hold some strange power over her.

"You might be a bit confused" - She definitely was. Between her infatuation with Matt and the something deeper that was stirring in her for him, she was utterly confused.

"You might be a little bit bruised" - He was more than a little bit bruised. If only Dani could show him what a wonderful man he was and that Gabrielle was a manipulative woman who didn't deserve him.

"So I'll help you read those books" - The book club memory came back to her again as she chuckled.

"If you will soothe my worried looks" - Oh what Dani wouldn't give to comfort him and take away all the pain he had in those beautiful eyes.

A familiar knock brought her out of reverie and she noticed she had been smiling like a smitten teenager all this while.

As Dani went to turn off the song, she thought how wonderful the thought would be.

The thought of 'You and I'.