Author's note: All right, I have to say I'm not really sure about this whole story. Just let me know what you think of it...

Chapter 1

She closed her eyes, rubbing her temples in a vain attempt to relieve her headache.

Her mind went back once again to that particular moment when Jane had stepped out of the courthouse as a free man and joined her in her car.

He'd barely waited for her to look at him before blurting out a most unexpected statement.

"I want you to be my wife."

She'd stared at him for a good five minutes after that. In the end she'd been surprised to find herself muttering a somewhat awkward okay by way of an answer.

They'd had a quiet wedding close to the sea, and he'd simply moved in with her.

A month was all they'd had together. And now he was gone.

Perhaps she would never see him again.

She sighed as she grabbed her cellphone and dialed a now familiar number.

Walter Mashburn picked up almost immediately.

He always did.