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Fic : Dinner Date part 2

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Sep. 28th, 2014 | 05:01 pm

Title: Dinner Date part 2
Author: majorrogue
Pairing, Character(s): Gail Peck and Holly Stewart from Rookie Blue
Word Count: 1,285
Rating: PG
Spoilers: For the end of season 5/Gail and Holly’s story
Summary: A follow up to part 1, the evening was about talking after all!

“So, yesterday when you said you had a ’thing’ was that….?” Holly sort of asked

“That was a meeting with the adoption people and Sophie” Gail answered while trying to figure out how to attack the cupcake in her hand.

"Oh" Holly watched her turn the cake around in her hand as she peeled the paper off and start eating the bottom of the cake. She was quite relieved, she’d thought Gail had a date last night, but now that she knew the truth she had a completely different thing to worry about. Having children was not something that had ever really crossed Holly’s mind, not because she didn’t like them, but because her career had always been her priority.

They sat in silence eating cake and Holly thought about what Gail had just told her, she couldn’t help but smile as Gail finished eating the bottom of the cake only leaving a thin layer of cake topped with a mass of icing. To Holly’s surprise Gail only took two bites to demolish the icing.


“That was a nice cupcake, huh?” Holly said as she placed her plate on the coffee table in front of where they were sitting

Gail hummed her agreement as she sucked some icing off her fingers “hmmm, the icing’s the best bit though, the rest always seems bland”

“You aren’t a fan of cupcakes? Why am I not surprised” Holly laughed

“They’re too …… frilly for me” Gail said waving her fingers “Give me a doughnut any day”

Holly laughed again “Really? I didn’t take you for a stereotype”

Gail frowned “What? Liking doughnuts is not a stereotype”

“Of a cop? Really?” Holly asked raising her eyebrows

“Oh… Yeah…….. Well I like cookies too….” Gail shook her head and laughed, why she’d forgotten about cops and doughnuts she didn’t know, obviously her mind was elsewhere.

Holly got up and took the empty plates to the sink and stood looking out of the window for a moment. Gail watched her wondering what she was looking at, but before she had an opportunity to ask, Holly turned around and leaned against the counter

“Well, tonight was all about talking so…” Holly started

“Hey, that stuff at the Penny….” Gail interrupted standing up and slowly walking over to Holly she wanted to try to explain “I know I shouldn’t have just walked out and I know that I should have answered your calls…… like I said I’m a brat, it’s just …. I always felt…. Feel that I can be myself with you and not feel judged, not feel like I have to change who I am to be with you, that's why when you didn't defend me with Lisa......"

Holly shook her head "Lisa is the most judgmental person I know, you heard her talking about my job that night and that's constant with her, I got tired of explaining myself to her years ago, that's why I didn't say anything, it's none of her business, but that doesn't mean I agreed with what she said, if I had a problem with cops, why would I work with them all day every day? Why would I have spent that entire day with you in my office? And why would I have gone on dates with you: a known cop?” Holly smiled “But…. That’s not what I wanted to talk to you about”

Gail raised her eyebrows in surprise “Oh, okay…”

Holly took a breath “I’ve accepted a new job……”

“You got a new job?” Gail interrupted smiling

“In San Francisco….” Holly finished with a slight wince

There was silence, Gail pushed her lips together and slightly nodded her head, she looked at Holly and with a small and angry smile turned and walked towards the door.

Holly walked quickly through the kitchen to cut Gail off before she could reach the coat stand “Gail?........GAIL..... Stop. Don't run out again"

Gail stopped "why not?"

Holly looked at her questioningly "Because we have to talk about this"

"What is there to talk about? You've already made your decision, you've accepted the job......" Gail stepped forward to reach for her coat.

Holly took her arm "Gail, don't be like this..... I was.."

"Don't be like what, Holly? Annoyed? ....... What was all this about, huh?" Gail asked waving her arm at the dinner table "What was yesterday at the station about if you knew you were leaving? Did you just want to get my hopes up?"

“No of course not, that’s not what this was….” Holly said

“Then what?” Gail said angrily

“I was going to ask you to come with me…” Holly stated

Gail laughed and shook her head “How could I possibly come with you? I have a job here and ..... Sophie..."

"I didn't know about Sophie until 20 minutes ago Gail” Holly shook her head and stepped away in frustration, she let out an annoyed breath “Leave if you want to Gail and we can forget about us, or you could stay and we can talk about this like adults”

Holly let go of her arm, walked away and sat on the sofa, Gail watched her and took a step closer. She really wasn’t expecting the evening to end like this, she’d thought Holly might be put off by her trying to adopt Sophie, but she never thought Holly would be relatively okay with her adopting but be moving away, FAR away instead. Why was it the people she cared about always left? It’s what Nick had done, twice, and now Holly. At least Holly had warned her in advance though, but what could she possibly do to make her stay?

She walked closer to the sofa slowly, trying to think of something, anything that might make Holly stay, but she was coming up empty. As she got to the opposite end of the sofa from where Holly was sitting she stopped, Holly looked up at her. Gail hadn’t seen Holly angry like this before. It was a little scary.

Gail opened her mouth to say something but didn’t, she started to shift uncomfortably and looked away from Holly, she put her hands on her hips and the straight away put them down, she looked at Holly who was giving her a confused look.

“Are you going to sit down or are you just going to stand there and fidget?” Holly asked

Gail pressed her lips together and shook her head. Holly rolled her eyes and slumped back in her seat with a huff.

“Look Gail, I felt the same as you, I didn’t think I was going to see you again. I didn’t think you wanted anything to do with me again. I applied for and accepted the job before you came to see me with that thumb, and then when you asked me for drinks and……. I knew we couldn’t be just friends and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get over you if I kept seeing you at work…” Holly shook her head and opened her mouth to speak again but was interrupted

“Please don’t go” Gail said quietly

Holly looked up surprised, that wasn’t the kind of thing Gail said, she was a little shocked

“I don’t want….” To lose you again “…you to go” Gail said still standing at the end of the sofa. She wasn’t sure where that had come from. She didn’t really do honest truth, but there it was and she couldn’t take it back.

“Gail….” Holly got up and stood in front of Gail and cupped her face in her hands. Gail looked her straight in the eye.

“Please” Gail all but whispered.

Holly leaned forward and kissed Gail softly.

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