|Mini chibi Patrick Jane, because I love The Mentalist and can't wait for the next episode 0_0|
Rubik's Cube - AU Mentalist - Ch 2Lisbon and Jane were just on time for the 'meeting'. It really wasn't so much a meeting as a discussion on what to do next in the case of the missing banker. It was one of the less interesting cases, and though Lisbon would wish no harm on the missing person, there was little indicating he hadn't just disappeared of his own free will.Rubik's Cube - AU Mentalist - Ch 2 by Ridingthelight
"Hi, Rigsby, Van Pelt," greeted Lisbon.
She was greeted in return by questioning stares.
"This is my niece, Cobie," offered Lisbon by way of an explanation, but there was to be no more talk on the matter. "Let's get to work," she said, ushering Cobie into her office and sternly warning her to stay put until she came back.
The office must be explored, decided Cobie. No drawers could be left unopened, no object left untouched. The meeting was a short one, and so, by the time Cobie had picked up and examined every object in the room, Lisbon was back.
"I have to go do some work in another part of town, she said, but Patrick is staying and w
Rubik's Cube - AU Mentalist"In exactly three minutes, the toast will be ready." Cobie didn't look up as Lisbon walked into the room.Rubik's Cube - AU Mentalist by Ridingthelight
"Good, but why aren't you dressed yet? You know we have to leave soon if we don't want to be late."
"Time is a human invention, but it isn't defined by anything real," replied Cobie, busy at work on a Rubik's cube.
It was best not to reply, thought Lisbon as she put the kettle to boil. Coffee was definitely needed. She glanced out of the window at the light rain. The weather had been detestable lately, colder than the past winter, and just as wet. The toast popped up with a sproing and Cobie came running in.
"That was two minutes and thirty-three seconds. I timed it. The toaster is faulty."
"The toaster isn't faulty. It's probably just not set to exactly three minutes. Why don't you finish your puzzle whilst I prepare breakfast?"
"The Rubik's cube. I did finish it. Two minutes and thirty-one seconds." Cobie grabbed the pieces of toast from the toaster, and inspected them.
Mentalist One Shot 6x17"Goodnight Teresa."Mentalist One Shot 6x17 by Ridingthelight
As she lays down to sleep, the sentence comes back to her. Goodnight.. Teresa? It's probably nothing, she thinks, nothing more than it seems, but it feels strange. He is Jane, she is Lisbon - anything else is never really said.
The date with Pike went well, too well.. How can a date go too well? Perhaps because she did not think of Jane for one moment? But why should she when she is on a date with an interesting man? And Jane.. Jane is fine, Jane is solitary. He likes his peace and quiet, he likes his mysteries and somewhat glib charm. Because she's not naive enough to believe he is sincere in his charming ways. And yet, she now feels guilt, this strange nagging sensation in her gut, but she can't quite figure out why.
Jane, after all, is only a colleague - a friend too, yes, but no more. It makes sense for them to be close - comrades in adversity - but it was never more than friendship and deep emotional bonds formed by mutual hate of a man. He said s