~ When The Dust Settles
Truth and Consequences
Bobby sat back on the bench, if he could, he would have tilted it back like he used to do to his very forgiving chair at Major Case. He did tilt his head up to look at the heavens … looking for some sort of answer. Should he continue with Captain Ross's work or should he seek some sort of happiness in his life? Did Alex even want that sort of happiness with him? And why was he feeling all of this now? He let out a deep breath and looked over at Alex, he rubbed her arm, very reminiscent to their last goodbye at Major Case.
"Alex … I need to tell you what I've been up to the past two months."
"No good, I would imagine." She said with some snark.
His head dropped and he nodded, but disagreed.
"Actually … I'm doing what I was meant to do … stick my nose where it doesn't belong."
He could tell at that moment, a light bulb went off in Alex's brain … she crossed her arms in front of her, then crossed her legs. Her facial expression turned from, 'happy to see ya … to … same ole Bobby.'
"The Captain's death isn't over for you, is it? It wasn't good enough that we cracked the case … right? She stood up from the bench and began to pace. So … what is it … did you take his place … did they talk you into going undercover again? Is this Testarossa all over again?"
"No Alex, this isn't Testarossa all over again … you fired me … remember?"
"Fuck you, Bobby. Tell me the truth!"
"Come on Alex … you know that Moran wanted me out. My time at Major case was over. Please … come back here and sit with me."
She stood there in front of him defiantly with her arms crossed and a pissed off look on her face. He remained seated. He pulled at her arms and made her sit. She did so … reluctantly.
"I just can't believe that this is happening all over again, but this time, I left my job for you ... because of you."
"Your job is still there … you can go back anytime … I'm not welcome. Besides, I can't do what I want to do and how I want to do it, at Major Case."
"Oh, you mean, get yourself killed?"
"If that's what it takes to find the truth … there is more to this than what we found, Alex … a hell of a lot more."
"And Bobby Goren has to be the one to find out what that is?"
"What did I have left here, Alex?"
"Did you ever once consider that you had me?"
Bobby dropped his head but kept his eyes glued to hers. When he didn't say anything, she rose from the bench and walked away … she just kept walking and shaking her head from side to side. Bobby watched and let her go.
Thank you for reading ~ Reviews appreciated, Judy