"Jane. JANE." Maura screamed the name into the cold blackness of her drive way. Moments before Jane had stood before her. Telling her she was leaving to go investigate a new lead on a case. Maura hated when Jane left even for a few days. As she stared into the oblivion surrounding the door she just wanted to run after Jane. Take her in to her arms. Ask her not to go. To stay with her instead. Jane had already gone. There was nothing Maura could do.
The morgue had an extra chill to it the next day. The elevator never pinged open to revel Jane like some sort of rock star. There wasn't a few clatters of feet before Jane emerged from the stairs. There was no evidence of Maura's LLBFF anywhere.
Whenever Jane had gone away before she had always left Maura a tee-shirt in her draw or a picture on her desk of the two of them. This time was different. There was no picture. No clothing. Nothing.
Maura opened her top draw going through it one last time. Just to make sure. The next one down had been completely torn apart after Maura had finished. The third and final draw was locked as always. Jane didn't have a key so there was no point in looking. Maura thought for a moment before deciding against her instincts and opened the draw. Inside a single evevolpe sat on top of the paperwork inside.
Maura had stared at the envelope for nearly 5 minutes before opening it, the note read:
I guess you've finally looked in your draw. You're confused as to when I got the chance to do this, well all I can say is don't leave your keys on the desk.
Okay depending on how long it took you to figure out to look in here, I'm guessing you think I fogot about you. Well I haven't. I may not of left you a tee-shirt to wear under your work clothes or a picture of you and I on your desk. But, if you look at the bottom of this envelope, which I know you won't have already as you would of been too excited to see what I wrote, there is a key. It's to my apartment.
In my underwear draw there is another envelope. I want you to make sure the contents are for you and only you. Understood? Remember I know when you're lying. It's the passing out that gives it away I think. But, they are yours.
By the way that includes hiding them from my mother. Put them in a fire proof box in your attic. With lasers protecting them and DNA coders. Fingerprint machines. You know what go the whole hog have security guards doing shifts with guns and stuff. Just DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES let her see the contents.
Take my clothes if you like. I bet you're itching to get into my pants. Now, now Doctor Isles. Pure thoughts. I am a catholic I'll have you know. Fact, you just nearly died laughing.
I'll see you in a few days.
Love, Jane xx
Maura looked at the clock. 12 O'clock. She decided that she had stayed long enough for one day and told her interns to ring her if she was needed before practically running out of the room.
In the elevator Maura paced back and fourth the nerves of discovering what Jane had left her. Barry Frost entered without Maura even realising.
"Hey Doc, you look nervous. You okay?" Maura jumped.
"Barry, you scared me. I never even realized you were here. But, yes I think I'm okay. Thank you for asking and how are you today?"
"I'm sorry Maur. I'm fine thanks. Have you heard the latest from Jane?"
"No, Why? What's going on?" The panic in her voice had gone unnoticed as Barry continued.
"Oh, I thought you two told each other everything. She's met someone. She said nothing solid has happened yet. She's waiting 'til she gets back from her trip." Maura felt the world spin at her feet. She swore that her heart skipped a beat. Stopping the tears that she was sure had already formed from sliding down her cheek she replied,
"No I didn't know this Barry, although now I do, I am extremely pleased for her. I hope he treats her right. But, now I have to go. Bye."
She moved out of the elevator quickly, her breathing had become heavy as she half ran to her car. As she unlocked the door she felt the tears coming to the brink. Collapsing into the car she lent her arms and head on the steering wheel. She let go of her control and began to sob uncontrollably. She's not yours to get jealous over Maura, pull yourself together. Maura managed to regain control of her emotions as her phone rang.
"Hey Maur, are you on your dinner?" The voice was a welcome component to Maura's day. Jane once again managed to take her heart ache away with a single sentence.
"Yes Jane I am."
"Hey, hey, hey. What is with the attitude?"
"Sorry, It's just. I thought we told each other everything. I guess I was wrong."
"Wait, what have I not told you? I'm really confused here Maur."
"You didn't tell me you had met someone. I had to find out from Barry. You could have told me Jane. Am I really that bad of a friend you can't tell me when you've met someone?"
"Honey it's not what you think. I promise I was going to tell you. I was waiting until I got back or you found the present I left you. They would of helped you figure out who I had met. so since I told you I've left you a present I might as well tell you were to find the clue..."
"Bottom draw of my desk?" Dr. Isles interrupted before Jane went on a rant about how no respected her privacy and how she just wanted to be happy.
"Yeah. Uhm, so have you, er, found it yet?"
"No I was on the way before I bumped into Barry."
"Okay go there now. Call me back when you find the envelope okay?
"Yes of course I will. Oh and Jane I would like to get into your pants."
"I thought you would, bye."
The line went dead before Maura could say bye in response. She shrugged turning her key in the ignition.