Curious Cat - 15/24
Fandom: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Grissom & Catherine
Category: Humor, Friendship
Series/Sequel: Breaking the Ice
Disclaimer: I don't own them, but I love them dearly.
Summary: A conversation between friends.
Feedback: Yes, please. It's the icing on my cake.
Released: November 2003
Revised: November 2019
Word Count: 428
"So, how's your love life?" Catherine asked Gil out of the blue, while they were sitting in the break room, having lunch together.
Gil, just taking a bite out of his egg salad sandwich, choked, and coughed. "What? Since when are you interested in my love life? We never talk about this."
"Because there was nothing to talk about." Catherine opened her bottle of iced tea.
"There's still nothing to talk about."
"I don't believe you."
"I see the signs, Gil."
What!? He frowned. "There are signs?"
"Oh yes, definitely. You're glowing. You're smiling a lot. You look happy."
Gil leaned into her, concerned someone else could pay attention to their peculiar conversation. "Well, maybe there's a different reason for all that."
"Tell me the reason then. You know, you can trust me."
Silence. Gil struggled to tell her everything. He couldn't though.
"I even know who your love interest is. Young. Cute. Works at the lab. Adores you."
"Catherine!" He was shocked about her insight. He thought he had fooled them all.
She grinned. "I already knew for some time about you two. I'm not blind or stupid. Why do you hide this anyway?"
"I'm not sure. Maybe I was concerned you wouldn't like me anymore."
"Oh, Gil. Don't you know me? I'm glad you fancy someone. Someone who is good for you and makes you happy." Catherine winked at him. "The chosen one is just as over the moon as you."
Gil flushed. "Really? Where do you get that idea?"
"Oh, come on... head over heels in love with you. Doing all the work blindfolded and in half the time since-"
"What? Why denying it?"
"It's just... uh... we're not even close to a perfect match, aren't we?"
"Sure you are."
"You think so?"
"Certainly!" She smirked. "I saw this coming since the day you have met."
"You must be joking?"
"Not at all. The way you were looking at each other. If I ever witnessed a crush at first sight, this was it."
What the hell? Gil couldn't believe how easy she could read him. "Okay, okay. Let's change the subject."
"Sure." She took a sip of her iced tea and went about eating her salad.
For a short spell none was spoken.
Phew! That was close. Gil munched on the second bite of his sandwich.
Though then Catherine's eyes sparkled wickedly. "By the way, how's your sex life?"
"Cath!!!" He spat bits and pieces of his chewed food onto the table.
"That messy, huh?" She laughed heartily. "Not that I'm surprised."