Obviously I'm not connected in any way with Flashpoint, and I so don't own anything! This little tidbit is fanfiction, so just read it anyway!

Greg Parker when he gets hugged by Jules in the Episode "Planet's Aligned"

I didn't know what to do when it happened, and even immediately after, I didn't know what to make of the emotions that crept up from somewhere deep inside of me. More than anything, the not knowing what to do was what rattled me. Usually it's find the connection, focus on it, and make it work. Then she hugged me.

I was proud of Jules. I told her as much. She was so scared to say the wrong thing, but in the end, she did exactly what was needed to keep the peace with those two girls. She saved them. Saved them from each other and themselves.

But by the car Jules just had to go and hug me. She didn't even blink or see it as stepping over the line. I don't know if it was because of the natural adrenaline rush we have when a job goes right, or if it simply was because Jules was a woman. She didn't do anything wrong, it's just that I haven't had a woman hug me in…a long time.

It lasted only a few seconds, but in those seconds I've realized just how out of touch I am with human contact.

I love my work. It's not just a job, it's work. Everyday I work at making myself better, making my team better. Just making the world a slightly better place.

And then I learn that while I'm trying to make things work, things aren't working for me. All this I learned from one tiny hug. All it took was one tiny hug from one tiny person to realize just how alone I am in this world.

Did any of you just love it when Jules throws Parker off balance at the end of this episode and hugs him? It was my favourite part of the whole episode!