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Chapter one: A look back (revised 2x)

April 24, 2015

Shawn rolled over in bed and opened his eyes to look at his beautiful wife, Juliet. Today was their one year anniversary and for once, Shawn was going to do something nice. Quietly he slipped out of bed and pushed open their bedroom door. The door creaked as it opened and Shawn grimaced. He turned his head to check that she was still sleeping, afraid he'd woken her. She simply rolled over to the other side of the bed and Shawn smiled as he continued out the door.

Shawn walked to the kitchen and flicked on the lights. He shut his eyes briefly at the sudden brightness, before walking over to the fridge and opening it. He pulled out a carton of eggs, and a package of bacon. He bent down to grab two pans from the cupboard, one for the eggs, and one for the bacon. He sat the eggs and the bacon on the counter, while he placed the pans on top of the stove. He turned the knob on the stove to ignite the flame under the first pan and reached over to grab an egg from the carton. Carefully he cracked the eggshell on the side of the pan and let the egg drop out onto the pan, instantly sizzling as it touched the hot surface. As he waited for the bacon and eggs to cook, he thought about his wedding day.

He knocked himself out of the thoughts when he was greeted by the smell of burning bacon. He grumbled and went to grab a spatula to take it off the pan. He sat the bacon down on a paper towel and reached over to scrape the eggs out of the pan onto a paper plate. Only about half of the eggs made it onto the plate before something caused Shawn's vision to go dark. He focused on his other senses like his dad had taught him as a kid. There was a hint of perfume or a flowery lotion, and whatever was covering his face was soft and warm. He smiled to himself and sat the pan down, about where he assumed the counter was. "You know, this was supposed to be a surprise breakfast in bed," he told his wife, pretending to sound disappointed.

"Considering you rarely cook, this is still a huge surprise," she told him softly and got up on her tiptoes to kiss Shawn's cheek.

Shawn lowered his head into the kiss and wrapped his arms around her waist, pulling her closer to himself so he could give her a proper morning kiss. The kiss was short, but it was still gentle. He pulled away and dropped his arms before pointing to the table. "Take a seat, and cover your eyes. It's still supposed to be a surprise after all," he said with a slight chuckle. He pulled the chair out for her to sit, and when she placed her hands over her eyes, he sat a plate down in front of her, along with a cup of coffee.

Juliet sat with her hands over her eyes until Shawn told her to look. She looked down at the plate in front of her and gasped, "aw, Shawn.. Eggs and bacon? You shouldn't have." She leaned towards Shawn for yet another kiss. They closed the space in between each other and locked their lips for a kiss longer than the previous one. Although it was longer, it was still interrupted by the sound of Juliet's phone ringing. She rolled her eyes at the convenient timing and unlocked the phone. "O'Hara," she said blatantly into the phone as she put it up to her ear. Her face switched from annoyed to upset in the blink of an eye and Shawn grabbed her free hand.

"What? Who is it?" He mouthed to her, not wanting to hinder the seemingly important phone call.

Juliet simply looked at him and shook her head. "Lassiter, I need you to calm down," she said into the phone and Shawn quickly got more worried. "I need you to tell me exactly what happened," Shawn heard Juliet say. His mind was racing through all of the possibilities of what could've happened. He could've been injured on a case, or something may have happened to Marlow, or even his daughter. His thoughts were cut short when he heard Juliet gasp and he looked up at her. "Please tell me you didn't hurt her, Carlton." Shawn was relieved when he saw the worry fall from her face and he let out the breath he wasn't aware he was holding. His relief didn't last long as Juliet suddenly stood up and shouted into the phone, "You're what? You're driving here right now?" Shawn jumped up as well and stood in front of her.

"Wait, Lassie is on his way here?" He clarified. Shawn knew the situation wasn't good at all if Lassie was taking time away from his favorite job to come up to San Francisco, but he was excited to finally see him since the wedding.

Juliet nodded her head yes at Shawn's question and turned her attention back to the phone call. "Okay, Carlton, drive safe. I'll tell the chief right away," and with that she brought the phone down and sat it on the table.

"Well, what happened?" Shawn finally asked to break the silence that was filling the room.

"Carlton and Marlow had some kind of fight, and he's on his way up here right now," she paused and frowned before looking back up to Shawn. "Looks like we're going to get a day of." She smiled slightly and grabbed her phone off the table. "I'm going to go call the chief." Before she left she gave Shawn a quick peck on the cheek and left him to clean up the kitchen.


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