Title: Rough Start
By: it-glitters
Pairing: Greg/Nick
Fandom: CSI: Vegas
Rating: PG
Series: 1) And Across Town
Summary: Nick and Greg get ready to work.


Greg stepped out of the shower. Everything in the bathroom was temporarily waterlogged from the heat of his shower.

"Shit," was all he could say into the mirror. He knew Ally wasn't going to keep quiet about the situation. This was exactly why he never did the random hookup with people he knew. One night stands were supposed to be just that one night the other person gone before morning. In all honesty, it hadn't been just one time with Ally, but it had never been more than sex. Honestly, the girl could not take the hint Greg had tried to beg off saying he had work and that he could call a cab, but each time she stayed just a little longer. Then she was calling him. All the time even at work something that often baffled him he worked the night shift, so why wasn't she sleeping?

Aside from the blowup earlier, it had been bad a few days ago. He and Nick had been working a crime scene when Greg's cell phone started up with an annoying love song that he knew she had to have programmed in. Greg didn't want Nick to know that he had a girl on the phone yes, he knew that he got busted on the phone in lab once and yes, the other time in the hallway with that tech but recently it had just been, well, strange around Nick. So Greg tried to pretend it was something else, and that pretty well ticked her off really, how could she not have seen the end coming?

So there he was, wiping away the steam from the bathroom mirror and taking out a few pills for his headache.


Nick was out of coffee, something that did not sit to well with him. He got ready as fast as he could so that he could go to the coffee place before work, because unless Greg was making coffee he would rather lick the sidewalk.

He hoped that he and Greg would get sent out together. He always enjoyed that. Not just the sexual aspect of course, but he had really missed him when the team was split and then the whole burial thing and it was only recently he had started to work with him again. Well, that was, when Grissom let them out together. Usually it was Greg and Sara. At least, Nick thought happily, Greg had seemed to have given up on his little crush on Sara.

Nick smiled to himself. There was always hope.


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