[A/N: Hi. How are you?

Title: It's Not a Date

Author: TygerTygerCrimsonTears

Summary: Red John has been captured, and Jane will do anything to get to him. When Hightower suggests to Lisbon to keep him away from CBI until Red John is dead, Lisbon is reluctant to agree. But when both Lisbon and Jane start to look forward to their "outings," will they turn into dates? JISBON FLUFF.

Genre: Humor/Romance JISBON! Fluff.

Note: This really has nothing to do with Red John. It's fluff, and if there's Red John, there simply sn't fluff. You want angst? Go read "Swimming in Red."

So. Let the fluff begin.]

"Lisbon, I need to talk to you in my office" Hightower told the brunette, poking her head into the Senior agent's office before turning back down the hallway.

"Sure, boss. I'll be right there." Lisbon nodded, closing the file she was reading and standing, exiting her office. She was pretty sure she knew what this was about, but she didn't let herself be too sure...


"Now, we both know Jane can't be trusted with Red John in the building." Hightower didn't beat around the bush.

That was Hightower, Lisbon mused. Always right to the point and brutally honest. "Yes, ma'am." she replied, nodding knowingly.

"So my special assignment for you is to keep him out of the CBI headquarters until further notice. Do whatever you want. Watch TV, go to the park. Just keep him away."

"Erm, excuse me, boss, but are you suggesting I date Jane?"

"No, I am proposing no such thing. You may call it what you wish. Just keep him away. You're the only one he's going to listen to."

"Yes, ma'am."

"You'll start tomorrow. Don't even come into the office. I'll know. Cho'll be head of the team for time being."

"Yes ma'am."

"Good luck, Teresa."

"Thank you, boss. I have a feeling I'm going to need it."


First thing in the morning, Lisbon knocked on Jane's home's door.

No more than ten seconds later, it swung open, and there was Jane in the same clothes as the day before, teacup in hand.

"Lisbon? What are you doing here?" he asked quizzically.

"Come on. Let's go." she told him.

"Go where? I know you might be just begging to drive me to work, but it's five in the morning." Jane told her.

"We're not going to work today."

"Ooh, Saint Teresa the ditcher."

"Hush. We both have the day off. Courtesy of Hightower."

"So Hightower approves of our dating?" Jane asked smugly.

"Huh? Jane, this isn't a date."

"Well then what is it?" asked Jane with an innocent, yet curious look in his eyes.

"I don't know." Lisbon grew frustrated. "But it's not a date."

"Maybe we should call it an outing."

"Whatever you want."

"Okay then, we'll call it an outing. Would you like a cup of tea before we leave on our outing?" Jane grinned at her.

"Stop mocking me!" Lisbon retorted.

"Mocking you? How dare you make such an outrageous statement!" Jane exclaimed. "Now do you want tea or not?"

"No." Lisbon snapped.

"I don't want to date someone who's going to be grumpy." Jane informed her.

Lisbon rolled her eyes. "I'm not being grumpy. Now let's hit the road. And for the last time, if this is a date, then I'm Rigsby."

Jane gazed at her with a serious look in his eye. "Lisbon, you simply should not hit roads. That would bruise your knuckles. Also, people would stare at you funny."

"Shut up and get in the car."

"Sheesh, calm down." Jane stepped outside, shutting and locking his home. "I'm coming."

[A/N: Haha, this'll be fun. xD What do you think? Want to tell me about it in a review?

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