Heeeey so I know its been almost a month since my last update for this, and I'm sorry. Since it is now Thanksgiving Break, I will be updating at least once a day, or more. Depending on the day. I have another story that I'm really anxious about getting out. Sooo yeah. Read and Review? At least read please!
Shawn opened the Psych office's door and led Chris inside. Juliet and Gus followed them. Shawn set Chris's bag on his desk and watched as Chris shifted from foot to foot.
"There's a shower in the back if you want to get cleaned up," Gus broke the silence.
"Yes please," Chris mumbled grabbing Shawn's hand. Shawn smiled softly and walked Chris into the back and into the bathroom. Shawn started the shower for him. "Go on in and use these. Shampoo smells like Vanilla, soap and this towel." Shawn presented all of these items to Chris. He nodded and looked around uneasily. "I'm going to be right outside. If you need anything just yell, okay?" Chris nodded. Shawn patted his head and walked out back the main office, shutting the door behind him.
Juliet was sitting at Shawn's desk, she was looking around and Shawn's heart skipped a beat. It was just like it used to be. Gus was at his desk, Juliet was at his and she looked just as beautiful. He used to walk over to her, scoop her up, sit down and place her on his lap. She would smile and lean back into his chest, her head falling against his own. He would wrap his arms around her small waist and pull her even closer.
He missed how it used to be. He missed waking up to her smiling face, peppering little kisses on her face whenever he wanted. Sure they argued but it was always over something silly. "You okay?" Juliet questioned dragging him from his thoughts.
"What? Oh yeah, I'm fine." He lied walking over and sitting on the couch. A few minutes later, Chris called out for Shawn who grabbed Chris's clothes and went to him. Shawn handed Chris's a pair of underwear, jeans and a new shirt. Once Chris was dressed and fairly dry, Juliet sat him down on top of Shawn's desk and attended to his cuts.
"They're not that bad. Just a few scratches. Do you guys have Band-Aids?" Juliet looked at Gus, not expecting Shawn to know the answer.
"No." Gus said.
"Can one of you go and get some? I want to protect these from getting infected." Shawn was about to volunteer when Gus jumped up. "I'll go." He claimed. He was happy to have an excuse to leave the tension filled air. Ever since Shawn and Juliet had broken up, whenever they were together the air was tight. The room was always too small, and the two bickered like an old married couple. Picking up on the smallest things and confronting the other about it. Shawn opened to his mouth to protest but Gus was already out the door.
"Ow," Chris gasped as Juliet patted a cotton ball soaked with peroxide on his cuts.
"Shawn can you help me?" Shawn got up and walked over to Juliet. Her nose was scrunched up as she concentrated on treating Chris. Shawn had the sudden urge to lean over to kiss her. He suppressed that feeling by taking Chris's hand into his own.
"There you go." Juliet smiled.
"Thank you," Chris mumbled.
"No problem sweetie," Juliet stroked Chris's brown hair. Shawn smiled as his and Juliet's eyes locked. They both looked away quickly, and Shawn let go of Chris's hand. He walked over to the TV and put on a cartoon that he was sure Chris would enjoy watching. With Juliet's help, Chris hopped off the table and walked over to Shawn and sat next to him.
"You wanna watch?" Shawn motioned to the TV.
"I'm not a big fan of TV," Chris said.
"Oh," Shawn said.
"But sure," Chris shrugged and paid attention to the TV. Shawn stood up and took Gus's empty seat. Juliet resumed her seat and looked at everything but Shawn. The room was silent except for a few giggles escaping Chris from time to time.
"I'm going to go home and get a few things. I'll be back," Juliet walked out of the office with no other words. Shawn watched her walk away before he turned back to the TV. Soon after, Gus came back and handed the plastic bag to Shawn.
"She left, but she's going to be back." Shawn said.
"Really? Oh. Well I'm going to leave; I can't handle this with you and her."
Shawn frowned. "What do you mean?"
"You know what I'm talking about. Ever since the breakup, you two have been impossible to be around. You always snap, and share awkward moments. You need two need to talk about it." Gus explained.
"There's nothing to talk about," Shawn snapped.
"There is Shawn. You two were a good couple, and then she breaks it off. Something happened to change her mind. And I'm surprised you didn't fight for her. You both need to talk about what happened, so you can move on." Gus grabbed his things and made his way to the door. "Bye Chris!"
"Bye." Chris answered not taking his eyes from the TV.
"Do it Shawn," Gus said before he walked out of the room. Shawn grumbled and collapsed onto the couch next to Chris. Chris bounced slightly under his weight.
"Is there something happing between you and the nice lady?" Chris asked Shawn tugging on his sleeve.
"There uh was I'm not exactly sure," Shawn said honestly. He shifted and scratched the back on his neck.
"Okay," Chris dropped it and revolved his attention back to the TV. An hour passed before Juliet walked into the office. She'd changed into more comfortable clothes, let her hair down and had a backpack full of some of her things. Shawn took a wild guess at what was in the pack. Probably a hair brush, tooth brush, some of her night creams, make up, extra clothes and her choice of book.
She set her things down and sat on the other side of Chris. "What are we watching?" she asked.
"Jessie," Chris responded.
"What?" she looked at Shawn.
"It's some show on Disney Channel," he told her. She nodded and watched the TV along with Chris. After a few hours of mindless TV shows, and a bag of popcorn, Chris was fast asleep. He was curled up in a ball between Shawn and Juliet. His head was on Shawn's lap, and Juliet had a hand on his back.
"He's been through so much," Shawn whispered.
"Huh?" Juliet regarded him.
"He lost his parent's in that plane crash. Then he gets a new home and his only family left is taken from him." Shawn informed while running his fingers through Chris's hair.
"You care about him a lot don't you?" Juliet asked when she already knew the answer. Any blind fool could see how much Shawn cared for this little boy.
"I do, I just want him safe." Shawn shifted so his head was against the back of the couch in Juliet's direction.
"That's all anyone wants," she whispered.
"I'm sorry," their eyes met.
"Sorry? For what?" Juliet moved so she was facing him.
"I'm sorry for whatever I did. Whatever about me drove you away,"
"Shawn what are you talking about?"
Shawn shook his head; "Forget about it," he closed his eyes. Juliet reached over and took one of his hands in hers.
"We were good Jules. Happy, going somewhere great- at least I thought so. Then everything fell apart. We broke up and it was something I did, I know it." He finished.
"It wasn't you Shawn,"
"Then what was it?" his eyes snapped open.
"We were going somewhere great, that was the problem. I know you Shawn; I watched your other relationships. Whenever they got serious you ended it. I guess I had to end it before you did." Juliet confessed.
"You thought I was going to break up with you?"
"You were getting distant. You always did that, I was scared and wanted to save myself some heart ache." Their eyes met again.
"Did it work?" he leaned closer to her.
"No not at all," their lips were a hair away from the other. "I was selfish," she muttered, her lips touching his as she spoke.
"I was an Idiot," they took the plunge and connected their lips. The familiarity came rushing back. How it felt to feel her lips moving with his, he was in heaven. A harsh scream made them jump apart. It was Chris who was screaming.
"Chris. Chris!" Shawn shook him. Chris's eyes jerked open he struggled against Shawn before he remembered where he was.
"It's okay, it's okay." Juliet soothed rubbing Chris's back. Chris whimpered softly and Juliet continued to comfort him while Shawn held him. "You're safe, it's okay." Juliet promised.
"Was it a dream?" Shawn enquired. Chris nodded scooted closer to Shawn.
"Do you wanna talk about it?" Juliet asked him. Chris turned on his back and nodded his head. "Go on a head sweetie." Juliet put her hand on Chris's leg.
"I was back in the house, and Aunt Lilly was there. She was floating around and she was see through. She was cold and she said they were coming for me," he told.
"Who is?" Shawn sat up straight.
"The voices," Chris whimpered.
"They're not going to get you, I promise." Chris nodded. "I'm going to call Lassiter; maybe he knows something by now." Shawn nodded. Juliet got up, grabbed the phone and went into the other room.
"Is that all that happened?" Chris nodded. Although Shawn could tell Chris was holding something back. "Chris…"
"The voice sounded familiar," he mumbled.
"Can you tell whose it was?" Shawn wasn't surprised when Chris shook his head.
"Shawn?" Juliet motioned for him to meet her in the other room.
"I'll be right back," he stood up and walked over to Juliet. She was clutching her phone in her hand, and her face was covered with panic. "What's wrong?" Juliet didn't respond. "Jules?"
She bit her lip before glancing at Chris, and back at Shawn. "There's been another murder. They're calling out Chris."
If you could not tell I have made this story Shules. You all know the power Shules has over me. Blame James and Maggie. It is not my fault!