Authors note: Hi All, just a little piece based on 4x01. I'm sure you all know where I got this idea from. I'm considering doing my own little pieces of each episode where I think more Shannon and Lawson moments should have occurred; which may end up being a lot. Not sure. Let me know your thoughts on this idea?
Anyways, I hope you all enjoy. Any comments or concrit are in fact appreciated. Any mistakes that you may find are my own.
P.s. I am currently working on the next instalment of Sense of Timing, so hopefully you will all be able to read that soon
Shannon pretended that it hadn't bothered her; but it did. Charlie called Lawson and her on their relationship. Shannon and Lawson had been seeing each other for over eight months and it was the first time they'd been told to cut it out. Sure, there had been smart ass comments when they first started dating, but that hadn't fazed her or Lawson. For some reason, Charlie had gotten to her. Sure, Shannon and Lawson had completely ignored Charlie's comment and had sex at work, but whatever, for some reason it was playing on her mind.
As Shannon unlocked her front door and walked into her empty apartment, she sighed. Tonight she really wished that Lawson had come home with her, not necessarily for sex, but just for knowing that he was there and with her. Shannon made her way towards her bedroom, as she turned on her light, she threw her keys and bag onto her bed; quickly, she took her shoes off and collapsed on her bed. Ten minutes passed by, before she sat up, deciding that she should probably text Lawson, letting him know that she was safe. Just as Shannon went to send Lawson her text, she was interrupted by the sound of her phone.
"You didn't tell me you were home safe," Lawson stated once he knew she'd picked up.
"I was just about to send you a text," Shannon replied softly.
"I'm sure you were."
"I was… I got home about ten minutes ago, and I collapsed straight onto my bed."
"Mmm," Shannon replied as she yawned.
"Babe, I'll let you sleep…"
"Nooo, I don't want you to hang up."
"Miss me already? You spent all day with me at work, and then tonight at the pub."
"Mmm… I know, but I always sleep better when you're here."
"It's okay. I'll see you tomorrow. You'll just have to make it up to me another time."
Lawson laughed, "I'm sure I will. I love you and I'll see you tomorrow."
Shannon smiled, "I love you too."
As Shannon heard Lawson disconnect from the call, she got up from her bed and went to her bathroom to get changed. Once changed, Shannon quickly went made her way through her apartment turning the lights off and making sure all the doors were locked. Afterwards, Shannon tiredly made her way to bed, and as she collapsed once more onto her bed, this time allowing her blankets consume her tiny body, allowing her to drift off to sleep instantly.
Shannon awoke around 1.00am and sighed. She shifted her body slightly, but stilled when she did so; she wasn't alone.
"Lawson?" Shannon asked, just as she turned on her bedside lamp.
"Shan…" Lawson murmured as he looked up at her slightly.
Shannon leant towards Lawson, bringing both of her hands up to his, and as she did so, she kissed him softly.
Lawson smiled when he felt her hands on his face, and smiled further when her lips met his. She was happy that he was there.
Quickly, Shannon turned the bedside lamp off once more, and snuggled into her man. With her head on his chest, she was comfortable and relaxed.
"So… was it a surprise to wake up to me next you?" Lawson asked, he kissed her forehead lightly.
Shannon looked up at him, "Yes. A very good surprise though. Thank you."
Lawson glanced down at her, and leant in to kiss her. As their lips touched, what started out as a little kiss, escalated as their passion and love for one another intensified.
"I was just doing what I thought was necessary," Lawson stated, as his arms circled around Shannon.
Shannon snorted, "Of course you were."
"I'll do whatever it takes to make sure my girlfriend is happy."
"Mmm, I know," Shannon murmured as sleep started to consume her once more.
Sleep consumed the pair, as they relaxed in one another's arms; both completely content and in love.
"What are your thoughts about having Charlie around?" Lawson asked as he and Shannon sat having breakfast in Shannon's kitchen.
"I wish he wasn't around… after what he said yesterday about us… and now you aren't the boss."
"You know I threatened to resign…" Lawson stated as he took a sip of coffee.
"What?!" Shannon asked, "You'd never be able to leave TR."
"It's pretty much what I said to Kerry, I told her I need to reassess my options."
"Look, I know, I probably won't leave. Charlie really doesn't give a shit about TR… he's a careerist. He'll be gone soon enough."
"If you're sure… He's obviously not very accepting of our relationship." Shannon replied, just as she took a bite of her toast.
"He'll get over it."
Shannon raised her eyebrows, "You really aren't fazed with what he said yesterday?"
"No. I mean, why should I be? Those higher up aren't, so really, what does it have to do with Charlie?"
"Mmm… I guess so."
Lawson got up then, and stood in her front of Shannon. "Look, Shannon. I'm not worried. I love you, okay? If Charlie tries to be a prick about it all at work… you know that you'll have still have me once shifts over. He's not going to be a problem. I don't really give two shits what anyone else thinks. We love each other, everyone else might not understand that, but they don't matter in our relationship. It's you and me."
"I know, I know. I love you so much," Shannon replied as Lawson's arms engulfed her into a hug.
They stood there in each other's arms for what seemed like hours. Lawson's words echoed around Shannon's head. It's what she needed to hear.
"Babe?" Lawson called out, as he closed the door to his apartment and quickly kicked off his shoes.
"I'm through here, do you want a beer?" Shannon asked as she leant against the kitchen bench.
"I'd love one…" Lawson replied, just as he walked up behind Shannon, and placed his hands around her waist.
"Would you now," Shannon murmured as she turned herself around so that she was facing Lawson.
"I think I would rather do this…" Lawson muttered as he began to kiss Shannon's lips, and then moved to trail kisses along her jaw line towards her neck.
Shannon laughed, as she wrapped her arms around his neck, "Oh really? How was the interview?"
"He's a smug bastard. He told me to get ready, there's a shit storm coming."
"Did he say much apart form that?"
"Nah, he doesn't want to talk."
"They never do."
"So… Am I going to get this beer you offered me?" Lawson asked as he kissed Shannon on the lips again.
"Depends on what?" Lawson whispered into Shannon's ear.
"If you can catch me or not?" Shannon replied, as she quickly untangled herself from Lawson's embrace, and ran away.
"Oh… I'll catch you alright." Lawson replied as he chased her.
Lawson's apartment was filled with their laughter.
Lawson smiled. No one was going to stop them from being happy.