Law and Order Criminal Intent ... no infringement intended! Just for fun.
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Title and summary: When the Dust Settles ... The aftermath of Season 9
When The Dust Settles
Bobby and Alex, through their nine years as partners, were just about always on the same page, however, not always reading the same book. After the dust settled … Captain Ross's funeral, Bobby being fired by Alex and Alex resigning, there was a new chapter of page turning to begin. It began one day when Alex decided to visit Frances Goren's grave.
"I miss him … I miss him terribly. Truth be told, he changed … not changed so much as he went back to being the old Bobby again. It was exciting to see … you would have been so proud to see your son strut his stuff … I know I was … I was proud to be his partner. He was confident, self assured … he was Bobby Goren again. That walk, that arrogance … it took the death of our Captain to light that spark … to show his stuff. Of course the powers that be didn't see it that way … of course it is hard to see when your head is up your ass! Alex giggled and brushed some dirt off of Frances' headstone. They really fucked up Major Case."
From behind, she heard …
"Maybe if you stayed as Captain Eames … Major Case wouldn't be fucked - up."
Alex turned around at the sound of Bobby's voice and ran to him. She wrapped her arms around his neck and held on tight.
"Where have you been? I've been calling and leaving messages!"
"I have a job, Eames … it takes me out of town. I'm sorry but I'm here now and I have a bone to pick with you."
"Excuse me … you have a bone to pick with me? I don't think so … what job, where out of town do you go? I need details."
"No, no … why did you NOT take the Captain's exam and why DID you resign!?"
Alex pointed down at Frances Goren's headstone …
"No Bobby, not here in front of your mother."
"Do you come here often, Eames?"
"Yes and she calls me Alex!"
"Well Alex, how about I buy you dinner and we have a long talk?"
He placed the flowers down that he had bought for his mother … minus one. He handed a red rose to Alex and held his elbow out for her to link her arm through. She brought the rose up to her nose, smiled up at Bobby and they walked off to have that talk. Bobby looked back and winked at his mother's headstone.
I know that it's been a long while! Let me know if you want more or if I should delete! Thanks for reading ~ Judy