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Summary: What dreams may come...
Chapter 4. Nakedly sweet
Grissom's mouth was dry and he could not stop blinking. His lids would close momentarily, allowing her bare back to disappear. Sara had asked him to help her, with such a shy look that he had been touched. Her vulnerability had weakened his reserve.
He repeated a fickle mantra in his head, 'You've got troubles enough, look but don't touch'. But the more items of her clothing that fell to the floor with a silky thud, the harder it became to stay Zen. Even the bruising, could not deface her inescapable beauty.
Feeling his fingers, drift over her collar bone, he elicited a small sigh. She shivered into his touch, and he reached for the two sides of the towel which she held out to him. Wrapped her tightly, he tucked her in at the back.
He was sure that he heard an almost inaudible thank you, as she walked towards her bathroom.
Sitting upright, with his eyes glued to the discovery channel, he began his nightly vigil. He would wait for the sunset and when it came he would rest for an hour, before going to work. Surely that would not be enough time-
to meet his muse in Elysium.
But like thousands of foolish mortals before him, he fell under the spell of his own denial. A second spent sleeping, was a lifetime spent with her in dreamland. This day would be no different.
She sat behind the desk in his office, going through his papers, touching his things. He approached her, but she did not look up until his hand touched her face reverentially. Knowing where this would inevitably lead, he went back to lock the door.
The floor was smooth, but the tiling was frigidly cold. He spread his jacket beneath her, yet she seemed to have noticed nothing. Her skin was warm and burned to his caress. As her cries increased, he lost himself- sinking into the sweetness of her voice.
The alarm clock, sounded across his barren townhouse. He awoke part smiling, part sighing. He wondered if she would ask him to help her get changed again, today.
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