Disclaimer: I do not have any claim to L&OCI or RTT
Summary: Logan and Eames "fight" for Bobby's attention and Rin Tin Tin is back.
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CHAPTER ONE : A FULFILLING LIFE
A Fulfilling Life
Goren's life has become a fulfilling one as of late, maybe even a little bit complicated for his standards. He was used to being alone, getting up going to work, maybe getting takeout, sometimes not coming home at all … just a bachelors life. Now he has a dog, a new best friend … Logan, who's bored out of his mind and Eames … well … I'll get back to her.
Logan retired a few short months ago from the NYPD "to get a life." It seems that Bobby has become part of that life. Since his retirement, Logan has called to "check on" Bobby, no less than three times a week, that usually turns into a pick up game at the park which turns into a few beers at the neighborhood bar or watching a football game on the week-ends. The two men were never really that close but did have some common interests, it was mainly their schedules that kept them from becoming close friends. With Logan's retirement, they now found the time. Lewis was often found in the mix and the three of them would often wonder how much trouble they would have gotten them selves into had they known each other "back in the day."
Eames was also keeping close tabs on her Partner these days using the excuse that she was madly in love with his new puppy Rin Tin Tin. She knew that Logan was coming around and would keep close tabs on that as well. She didn't want Bobby getting any ideas of retiring. Their relationship had taken some hits this past year but it was well on the mends and she was coming to the realization how much she needed him in her life. She was getting a little jealous of both Logan and the dog … they were getting all his attention these days. After a case was over, he would rush out of 1PP to get home to let the dog out … he never invited her over anymore and declined her dinner offers every time. She had enough of that so she started to muscle her way back into his personal life again. He wasn't the only one that didn't do well without his Partner … she was missing him … after all … she cared deeply for him.
At first, she would stop over his apartment with a new toy for Rin Tin Tin. The way to a man's heart was through his stomach wasn't working, so she thought she would appeal to the dog. Each time she would stay and they would go outside and play with, the now shortened "Rin," for at least an hour and then, she would talk him into takeout. Eventually, takeout turned to watching a little TV, which turned to watching movies, until one night, Eames made her move, she snuggled up against him. She did this several times and he finally put his arm around her. After a about a month and a half of this nonsense, he kissed her … Logan didn't see much of him after that and he had no idea why.
It was time for Logan to get his friend back. Logan hadn't found anything to do with his time, no job, no girlfriend and now no Bobby. He was bound and determined to get Bobby back. He arranged a big pick up football game over the week-end, knowing the Goren had the week-end off. All of their buddies were pumped. They had messed with Goren's car and his apartment and even put a banner on Rin … Rin said, growl, growl growl! Eames had other plans for their week-end off since kissing wasn't exactly where she wanted their relationship to stall. It was just getting to the good part. Goren was torn, his life had become complicated … he used to be alone … he tried to remind himself that he was also miserable. He wanted to compromise, he would play the game and go out on a real date with Eames that evening … dinner and dancing. She accepted the compromise. Logan had also made plans for after the game, they were gonna go out bar hoppin and pick up chicks. Bobby didn't want Logan to know about Eames so he came up with a plan … Logan's Achilles heal … Carolyn Barak.
Caro had kept in contact with Eames throughout the years and often asked for Mike. Mike, after a few whiskies would say, "yeah, she's the one, heavy sigh, I let her get away." He would raise another shot and drink it down. Bobby told Eames about Mike's plan for after the game and then asked Eames if she could arrange a double date for Mike and Caro … she would get it done. After all these years and finally getting a kiss from Goren, no way was she letting him go out with Mr. Casanova bar hoppin cruising for chicks. Not happening.
Meanwhile back at home, Rin is feeling a little neglected with all of these people in and out of his territory, so he did what any neglected dog would, he peed on the floor and chewed up one of Bobby's slippers. If he makes me smell it, I'll lift my leg on him … I'll do it, I'll really do it. When Bobby came home after work, with Eames in toe, to find the mess, he put his hands on his hips to scold the dog.
"RIN TIN TIN." Uh oh, he's really pissed, he used my full name.
"Bobby, look, you're scaring him I like her. knock it off. Those idiot friends of yours put this stupid banner on him, what are they twelve?" Yeah, twelve … ooh that's like really old.
"Okay, you're right, it's been a long day. Come on Rin, time for a walk."
Rin runs over to Eames and precedes to hump her leg.
"Rin, if you don't cut that out, I'm gonna have the vet cut your balls off!"
"BOBBY!" YEAH, BOBBY! Leave my balls out of this!
"You shouldn't let him do that to you Eames." Maybe if you did it, she wouldn't let me!
Eames mumbles … "Maybe if you did it …"
"Nothing. I'll take him for his walk … you chill for Christ sakes."
Goren calls Logan and tells him that Caro will be in town for the "Big Game," and she wants the four of them to get together afterwards. Logan was up for it, so Bobby's plan worked and everybody in Bobby's life was happy at that moment … but was he.
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NEXT UP: GAME DAY AND THE DBL. DATE, CARO'S BACK! Please review to see if I should cont. I need to wrap up other stories but have no motivation for them right now. Let me know what you think of this one. Circular file or continuation file? Thanks for reading ... judeey