So... the season premiere! I love the fact that Rookie Blue is back. Also means I have some ideas for a new story. My last Luke/Andy story didn't go anywhere... I blame that on University, full time job and no Rookie Blue. Now that it's summer and our favorite TV show is back, that means the plot bunnies arrived!
I know a lot of people don't agree with the Luke/Andy thing but... this place needs some other stories besides Sam/Andy and that's what I am going to do. This story will also be heavy on some Nick stuff. Friendship, UC op, Gail.
Anyways, enjoy and leave me your thoughts :)
"Uh, do you want a ride home?" Nick asked. It was 2 am. 2 freaking am. They were finally getting out of their debrief.
Andy shrugged. "No, no, it's fine. Traci's place isn't too far from here," she said. Her place was being subletted and it was a week before six months so she was homeless but Traci, being the good friend, offered her the couch. Not that Andy had too much sleeping on couches for the past six months, but it was a place to stay.
He smiled. "I'm going to get going then," he replied.
She smirked. "Have a fun night with Gail," she mocked. She saw the mark on his jaw. He deserved it. She was just surprised to hear that Gail jumped back in Nick's arms. Really surprised. Maybe Gail was changing a new leaf, or half changing it. Gail would never change. She'd always be mean. Caustic wit.
Andy walked along the road, outside of the station. The walk gave her some time to think. Really, think. She was exhausted, overwhelmed, confused, hurt. That was just beginning to scratch the surface over her emotions. One minute she thinks it's game over and the next, the face of Sam Swarek is staring back at her.
She groaned out loud at the thought of Swarek and Officer What's Her Face. She was obviously new, had rank and Sam's new girlfriend. She was furious, mad, angry, pissed, and felt like she had her heart ripped in two again. She honestly thought after Sam's great speech six months ago, he'd wait. Nope. Not so. He didn't. Instead he climbed into bed with Officer WHF. Really, Sam?
Nick was right, she needed to get the hell over Sam. He was an ass. He had proved that to her, many times. However, she'd never get over her first true love. But he had promised to fight for her relationship, and he didn't. He broke up with her in the freakin' parking lot. How low could someone go? Nick was also right, Sam wouldn't change.
Nick, Nick, Nick… She loved that guy. Well, not literally. Just as a friend. But after living together for six months, she really loved the guy. She almost considered him her brother. So it was a little awkward having to kiss him. Andy was always a little confused on how Nick and Gail knew each other from way back and still managed to be together now. They were such an unlikely couple.
She was also unbelievable pissed at Nick. He pulled the trigger. He pulled the freakin trigger. He pulled the fucking trigger. How did he know 100% that the gun was unloaded? He couldn't. Andy still wasn't sure if she'd ever get over that, completely. He pulled the trigger. She took a deep breath and told herself to calm down. They were both alive, for better or for worse, but they were alive.
In her daze, she didn't turn down the right street to go to Traci's. She turned down Luke Callaghan's street. The one who gave her 5 minutes to decide and then asked her to jump off a cliff for him. And she did. She jumped off the cliff, holding hands with Nick Collins on the way down.
She had no idea what she was doing but she knocked on the door anyways. Two seconds later, Luke opened the door. He had his dress pants on, but no shirt on. Andy told herself to focus. "Uh, hey."
"You're back," Luke said, and ran a hand over his face. "Come inside, McNally."
She did and looked at him. "I know it's 2 am but I just finished my debrief and I took a wrong turn down to go to Traci's," she rambled.
Luke guided her to the couch. "You just finished your debrief. Going over your worst and best moments of your UC. I know how that is. Roberts get you out okay?" Luke asked.
She shook her head. "Swarek."
Luke put a hand on her back. "You okay, Andy?" It was 2 am and his ex just showed up on his doorstep. If that wasn't weird, he didn't know what was. They never really had a talk, even after him working at 15, but they came to a silent understanding. And it was him that she came to when she needed someone.
Andy bit her lip. "I hate surprises."
"What was a surprise?"
"Sam has a new girlfriend. Officer Cruz?" Apparently Andy did know her name. She still liked referring to Officer Cruz as 'Officer WHF'. Or maybe just Officer Bitch.
Luke's eyebrows went up in surprise. "Marlo?"
Andy shrugged. "I guess. After what he told me… I just thought he'd wait for me."
"Andy, you told me you were ready to drop everything. Disappear. Leave your old life behind," Luke said.
"And I was. I don't regret it. But I just thought he'd wait for me. I guess I still loved him," she shook her head. "Look at me. It's 2 am. I should get going. Traci offered me her couch."
Luke grabbed her arm. "It's okay. I literally just walked in the door. Stay here," Luke said. "You need to rest, decompress. Not be around anyone from 15." He was saying that because he had experience on the 'coming down' from a UC. It was a switch and some officers were fine with it. Some were not. It was too early to tell for McNally, but Swarek had trained her… she'd be fine.
"Are you sure?" Andy said. She didn't realize how tired she really was. She was about to drop.
Luke smiled. "Anyways, my couch pulls out into a bed. Much comfier than Nash's place."
She smiled. "Thanks Luke. It's nice to know you have my back."
"Always have and always will, McNally."