Curious Cat - 15/24
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Grissom & Catherine
Category: Humor, Friendship
Series/Sequel: Breaking the Ice
Disclaimer: I don't own them but I love them dearly.
Summary: A conversation between friends.
Feedback: Yes, please. It's the icing on my cake.
Released: November 2003
Revised: November 2019
Word Count: 429
"So, how is your love life?" Catherine asked Gil out of the blue, while they were sitting in the lounge, having lunch together.
Gil, just taking a bite out of his egg salad sandwich, choked and coughed. "What? Since when are you interested in my love life? We never talk about this."
"Because there was nothing to talk about." Catherine opened her bottle of iced tea.
"There is still nothing to talk about."
"I don't believe you."
"I see the signs, Gil."
What!? He frowned. "There are signs?"
"Oh yes, definitely. You're glowing. You're smiling a lot. You look happy."
Gil leaned in to her, concerned someone else could pay attention to their peculiar conversation. "Well, maybe there is a different reason for all that."
"Tell me the reason then. You know, you can trust me."
Silence. Gil struggled to tell her everything. He couldn't though.
"I even know who your love interest is. Young. Cute. Works at the lab. Adores you."
"Catherine!" He was simply shocked about her insight. He thought he had fooled them all.
She grinned. "I already knew for some time about you two. I'm not blind or stupid. Why did you hide it anyway?"
"I'm not sure. Maybe I was concerned you wouldn't like me anymore."
"Oh, Gil. Don't you know me? I'm glad you fancy someone. Someone who is good for you and makes you happy." Catherine winked at him. "The chosen one is just as over the moon as you."
Grissom flushed. "Really? Where do you get that idea?"
"Oh, come on... head over heels in love with you. Doing all the work blindfolded and in half the time since-"
"What? Why denying it?"
"It's just... uh... we are not even close to a perfect match, aren't we? "
"You certainly are."
"You truly think so?"
"Sure." She smirked. "I saw this coming since the first day you have met."
"You must be joking?"
"Not at all. The way you were looking at each other? If I ever witnessed a crush at first sight this was it."
What the hell? Gil couldn't believe how easy she'd read him. "Okay, okay. Let's change the subject."
"Sure." She continued to eat her salad.
For a short spell none was spoken.
Phew! That was close. Gil munched on the second bite of his sandwich.
In the next second Catherine's eyes sparkled. "By the way, how is your sex life?"
"Cath!!!" He spat bits and pieces of his chewed food onto the table.
"That messy, huh?" She laughed heartily. "Not that I'm surprised."