I'm so so sorry. My health went downhill late last year, and as a result I lost all inspiration for writing. I'm a lot better now, and with a boost from all the new episodes (feel free to message me and fangirl) I felt that I needed to update this. I hope that there is still some interest in this, and I would truly appreciate any feedback if you have the time. Sorry if the characters (especially Charlie) seem a little OOC. Enjoy!


Mike stepped forward, but stopped when a wave of panic flashed over Charlie's face.

"Who are you?"

"Charlie it's me, it's Mike."

"I'm sorry, I don't know you." Charlie frowned, looking at Mike, trying to remember who he was but coming up blank.

"You gotta know Levi, he's like the most green agent we've had." Johnny joked.

"I'm sorry, I... I don't know you." Mike's face crumpled, and he took a step back, not wanting to invade Charlie's personal space.

"Guys could you all step outside for a sec? And get Dr Fletcher, she's gonna want to know about this." Briggs said, he could tell Charlie was becoming distressed, which was the last thing she needed right now. The others left quietly, Paige slipping her hand into Mike's as they left.

Poor guy looks like he's about to cry. Briggs thought before he turned his attention back to Charlie.

"I know it's a stupid question to ask, but are you okay?" Charlie scooted over so there was room on the bed for Briggs as well, so he got out of his chair, climbing into bed next to her. He sat up against the pillows, and let Charlie snuggle into his side.

"I don't know, I just feel kinda numb." After a second she asked, "Where are Donnie and Lauren?"

"Chuck, they aren't at Graceland anymore."

"What? Why?"

"Donnie got shot on a case, don't worry he's okay, and Lauren's cover was blown. The DEA relocated them to Miami and Mike moved in." Briggs was surprised when Charlie started crying.

"Hey now, it's okay." Briggs wrapped his arms tighter around her. It always hurt him when she cried.

"Why can't I remember that?" Charlie whispered into Paul's shirt. And for once he didn't have an answer.


"Why can't she remember me? She looked straight through me, god..." Mike ran his hands through his hair. He was lent against the wall outside Charlie's room with Paige. Johnny and Dale had gone to find Dr Fletcher.

"It's probably just temporary, she remembered the rest of us so it's obviously only her short term memory that's gone." Paige said, trying to get Mike to calm down, but feeling usless. She was trained to handle all sorts of situations, but nothing like this. They both looked up when they heard footsteps coming along the corridor, seeing Johnny, Dale and Dr. Fletcher.

"Johnny explained what's happened, but they're a couple of things I want to ask you Mike before I go and speak to Charlie."

"Yeah sure, anything that could be helpful."

"When did you first meet Charlie?"

"About three months ago..."


"Sorry about my freak out earlier." Charlie said, looking down at her hands, fiddling with the IV in her hand. After Dr Fletcher had assessed Charlie, she said that memory loss was often a common side effect when blood clots occurred, but in most cases memory would return in due course, and discussing events that the patient couldn't remember was often the best way to achieve this.

Briggs suggested that Charlie and Mike spoke alone for a while, which Charlie was okay with since the others all seemed to trust Mike, and in all honestly he kinda looked as dangerous as a Labrador puppy.

"It's okay, it must have been a shock." Mike said, sitting down in a chair at the end of Charlie's bed. There was a slightly awkward silence for a few moments before Charlie asked.

"What happened when we first met? I tried to ask Johnny but he just burst out laughing and said it would probably be best coming from you." Mike smiled, it was true that his and Charlie's first meeting had not been a conventional one.

"I kinda pulled a gun on you." Mike said, blushing slightly. Charlie spluttered, not quite believing him.

"Really? Why?"

"Well Briggs had me doing the dishes, so I'm on my own downstairs and I hear you pushing the door open and come in. You were dressed in typical junkie get up, threadbare clothes, greasy hair, track marks. Anyway, I watch as you go into Johnny's hoodie and pull out his wallet, so I come up behind you and tell you I'm FBI and I want you to turn around with your hands raised. You spin round, but quickly pull out your gun so we're at a stand off. Next thing I know is both you and Johnny telling me off for having my gun downstairs."

Charlie laughed, and Mike couldn't help joining in. Looking back it was a funny experience.

"Sorry about that, that's not the best way to meet someone." Charlie said after she'd stopped laughing.

"It's okay, you did apologize afterwards, and kinda took me under your wing. Everyone was a little tense about me moving in so quick after Donnie was shot, especially Lauren, so you were one of the first to really welcome me in."

"Johnny always jokes that I can be like a mama tiger." Charlie gasped, "Please tell me we've had a sauce night since you moved it!"

"Yeah we did, but I didn't get to have any."

"What, why?"

Mike swallowed, trying his hardest not to think about Eddie's suicide. "I'm currently under with Bello, but his right hand man Eddie was highly suspicious of me, and when Briggs pulled him in to try and get the heat off me, Bello found out. To cut a long story short, I saw the guy kill himself in front of me, sort of in an act of loyalty to Bello. Eating pasta sauce was kinda hard after that."

"Mike I'm sorry."

"It's okay, I've come to terms with it now, just wish I'd managed to eat some before it happened. You'd even broken your no leftovers rule so I could have some but I couldn't stomach it so Briggs had it."

"Well, when I get out of here, we'll have a sauce night and I promise you get first plate. Just don't tell Johnny, otherwise I'll never hear the end of it."


Sorry again that this has taken so long, and any response will be gratefully received! For anyone wondering where this fits into in terms of canon, it's AU after about episode 7 of season one, so Charlie is beginning to get suspicious of Briggs but hadn't really looked into him before the crash, and no one knows that Mike is formally investigating Briggs.

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