Set after series 3, episode 6


Sarah looked around and sighed as she walked in slowly and dropped her bag on the table. There were still signs of the

recent explosion around the lab. Cutters Lab.

He had worked there with Connor and then with her too. Now it was just her and Connor.

Cutter was badly missed by everyone, especially Connor and Jenny.

"Hey" A hand gently squeezed Sarah's shoulder.

She forced on a smile and spun around.

"Danny! What can I do for you?"

"I just came to see if you're ok. You disappeared from the celebrations" He replied leaning back casually on the desk and folding his

arms.

"Yeah I'm fine" Sarah answered brightly gathering up some papers that were scattered across the table "Just got some things to do

before I go home"

"Leave it for tomorrow" Danny put a hand on top of the papers "Why don't you come to the pub with us. We all think we've earned

a beer today."

"I didn't do much except scream...a lot"

Danny laughed "I think we all did. So come with us" He tipped his head giving her cheeky look.

Sarah screwed up her face in pretend thought "Sorry Danny, I'm going to go home and have long soak in a hot bath"

Danny smirked "Now there's an image"

Sarah swatted at him with a pile of papers "Try thinking about all these research papers I need to read instead"

"Not nearly as nice" He flirted. "Go on come with us. You can help stop Becker from shooting me" He put a hand on her shoulder

as he spoke.

Sarah smiled "Just be careful what you call him and you'll be fine"

There was a knock on the open door and they turned to see Abby. "Just wanted to know if you were coming to the pub" Abby

asked hesitantly

"I'll see you tomorrow" Danny said to Sarah, standing up and walking to the door "If you change your mind you know where to find

us" He patted Abby's shoulder as he passed her.

"Yeah. See you tomorrow" Sarah said as she watched him leave.

"Was I interrupting something?" Abby teased coming into the room.

"No we were just talking about what happened today" Sarah deliberately avoided looking at Abby, but forced herself to look up

when Abby didn't respond.

Abby stood with her arms folded, her eyebrows raised and a cheeky grin. "Are you sure that's all?"

"Yeah. What else would it be?" Sarah tried to look shocked.

"He likes you" Abby answered matter of factly. "And I think you like him too"

"Danny! Oh please! He was hung up on Jenny"

Abby walked to the door and turned around "Sorry I must of read it wrong. See you tomorrow" She carried on grinning as she left.

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Sarah kicked of her boots and dropped her bag on the floor as she entered the hallway of her flat. She picked up the post, walked

through to the kitchen and flicked on the kettle before moving to the living room and flopping on the sofa.

"Junk. Junk. Junk." She muttered as she flicked through the post and tossed it on the table. She opened a magazine that had

arrived and was flicking through it, when the doorbell rang.

"What now?!" She hauled herself off the sofa and padded to the door.

"Danny!" She looked at him in shock.

"Hiya"

"What are you doing here? How did you you know where I lived?"

He gave a tentative smirk. " I followed you"

"Why?"

"Thought you might need someone to scrub your back" He grinned.

"Really?!" Sarah gave him a funny look "Believe it or not I can manage on my own." She looked at him seriously. "Why are you

really here?"

"I was worried about you" Beneath his exterior over confidence, he was wavering. "Are you going to invite me in?"

Sarah frowned "Why would I want to do that?"

He smirked "Wouldn't want the neighbours talking"

Sarah shook her head and sighed "Come in"

"Thought you'd never ask" He smiled as he came in and Sarah showed him through to the living room.

"Well?" She asked

"Well...Here's the thing " He walked slowly across the room. "I've not been totally honest with you"

"Now there's a surprise" Sarah said with anything but surprise.

He placed a hand on her shoulder. "I like you"

Sarah frowned "It helps when we have to work together" She wasn't sure if he was saying what she thought he was saying or if it

was just the crazy notion Abby had put in her head.

"No more than that...I was wondering if you'd let me buy you dinner."

"Dinner?!" Now Sarah was surprised.

"Yeah, just you and me"

"Like a date?"

"Yeah. You and me"

Sarah smirked "You said that"

Danny pulled a face at her trying to look hurt "You only have to say no. You don't need to take the mick."

Sarah tried not to laugh "Sorry. You just took me by surprise that's all"

"So is that a yes" He took a step closer

"The thing is, Danny,..." Sarah hesitated.

"I'm being serious, Sarah. I'm not mucking about now. You're clever and funny and confident …...and not bad looking" He added

with a grin as Sarah pulled a face at him. "And I like you" He shuffled slightly closer.

Sarah put a hand on his chest to stop him getting closer. "I've been out with wide boys and chancers before Danny..."

"Why does everyone think that's what I am?" Danny interrupted

"I wonder" Sarah smiled before looking more serious. "It's always ended badly and I am not going to be just a notch on your

bedpost. "

"As interesting a thought as that is, I don't want that either. I genuinely want to take you out and spend more time with you"

"OK" She took a deep breath

"OK, you'll come?"

"OK, I'll think about it"

"Fair enough" He pressed a surprisingly brief and gentle kiss to her lips "I'll let you get your bath. We'll talk tomorrow." He turned

and walked towards the door.

"Danny! Were you really worried about me?"

He turned back "Yeah, you looked tired. It's been quite a day"

She smiled as walked towards him "We work with dinosaurs. It's always quite a day. And I'm just a researcher...not used to all

the running around"

"You're so much more than just a researcher"

Sarah kissed his cheek "Thanks for worrying about me"

Danny left and Sarah sunk into the sofa with her hands over her face.