Alrighty then!! I have written some original Horatio/Calleigh scenes for the show. It's the stuff that you may never see... or will eventually see if I get on the writer's team. :lol: These two scenes were previously posted in the DuCaine shipper thread, but I will post these scenes and all updates to this forum in the future. Have a read, and let me know what you think. Constuctive critiscism please, be completely honest. Thanks guys!! It's the end of a long day. Horatio and the team have apprehended a serial killer, whose victims were young mothers and their children. Using mainly trace and ballistics evidence, the killer is going away for a long time, thanks to the crimelab. Horatio is at home after comforting the family of the killer's final victim, but he's not alone. He's joined by a mystery guest... But who is it?? (Pssst.. you all know who it is, but just to those who wouldn't know... ) FADE IN [INT. HORATIO'S HOUSE -- NIGHT] (There are candles lighting everywhere. Soft music in the background. Various dissolves in and out as the camera moves around the room.) FADE IN (Front shot of Horatio sitting on a leather sofa. Pans in slowly as he starts talking.) HORATIO: It's always the same... everyday. Another scene, another victim... CUT TO: (Camera following a pair of black high heels walking across tiled floor. Horatio continues speaking during this.) HORATIOv.o.) Another murder solved, another funeral. (Cut back to: Camera focusing in slowly on Horatio, panning slightly left.) HORATIO: No matter how hard I try, how much I put into them, these cases always haunt me... CUT TO: (Shot of hands taking out a bottle of wine.) HORATIO: (v.o.) They plague me... and I can't escape... (Cut back to: Camera still panning slowly left of Horatio.) HORATIO: Their families have closure, justice is served... CUT TO: (Two wine glasses being filled.) HORATIO: (v.o.) But I can't help feeling defeated... feeling like a failure. CUT TO: (Horatio in full profile. His eyes close now as he talks.) The pain dives me until it's unbearable... CUT TO: (Half shot of the woman, holding the glasses, walking to the left of the screen. We don't see her face, and she's wearing a black dress.) HORATIO: (v.o.) I strive to make things right, to make this city safer... CUT TO: (Profile shot of Horatio.) HORATIO: It never relents, the endless cycle, it keeps on going. CUT TO: (Woman's hands putting glasses on coffee table. Camera moves towards Horatio, as does the woman, we still don't see her face.) HORATIO: Life doesn't wait for you... that couldn't be truer. (Horatio in focus, the woman sits down beside him. We see that it's Calleigh.) CALLEIGH: I feel the same... (Camera focuses in on her.) CALLEIGH: It doesn't get easier, does it? HORATIO: (leaning forward with a sigh) I just want it to end... I want... (looks at her) the pain to stop. CUT TO: (Front shot of Horatio and Calleigh. As dialogue continues, camera moves in slowly.) CALLEIGH: The pain you feel shows you're human... you have a heart, and that's what I admire about you. (Horatio smiles slightly, leaning back a little. Camera focuses in on him.) HORATIO: Hmmm... you've always cared, Calleigh. (Calleigh leans towards him slightly. Horatio dips his head, eyes downcast.) CALLEIGH: Each day I feel the pain... it pulls my heart... I am letting you know now that you're not alone... the agony you feel... I share it. CUT TO: (Horatio smiling.) HORATIO: I believe you. CUT TO: (Front shot if them both. Camera pans slowly to Calleigh's hands, as she takes his left hand in her own, interlacing their fingers.) HORATIO: (glancing up) Calleigh? CALLEIGH: Horatio? (Close up of them as they smile at each other. Horatio looks down at their hands, and rests his right hand over them. Close up on Calleigh as she smiles even more. Front shot of them as they lean towards each other. They hug.) HORATIO: I love your dress... CALLEIGH: (laughs) You flatterer! But I still think that I don't look good in all-black... HORATIO: (stroking her hair) Once again, sweetheart... (Camera cuts to close up of Calleigh closing her eyes, still smiling. Horatio pulls her back slowly to face him, and rests his forehead against hers.) HORATIO: ... I beg to differ. (They both open their eyes to look at each other. Camera pans slowly backwards. Final shot of Horatio and Calleigh holding each other.) (FADE TO BLACK.) Here's the second scene: Synopsis: Calleigh was involved in a shootout at a crimescene. She is cornered with a rifle pointing at her. Luckily, back-up arrives, with Horatio close behind. She is saved, but is whisked away by EMTs to check her out. Horatio arrests the perp, steaming mad. It's later that day, and Horatio comes by the lab to check on Calleigh. It's late, and the entire lab is empty... What's going to happen?? White flash to: [INT - CRIMELAB - NIGHT] (Shot of Calleigh in the firing range. Camera slowly pans from behind her to in front of her as she fires round after round.) (When we finally reach to in front of her, we see Horatio leaning against the door, watching her closely.) CUT TO: (Close-up of Horatio as he smiles slowly.) Cut back to: (Calleigh fires one more round.) CUT TO: (Shot of her as she puts down her gun. Camera follows her hands to her taking off her glasses. Camera focuses in on her eyes for a moment.) Cut TO: (Horatio tilting his head slightly, still smiling.) CUT TO: (Calleigh taking off her earphones, shaking her hair a little. She sighs, picks up the gun, and starts to clean it.) Horatio: (o.s) You've improved, I see. CUT TO: (Calleigh jumps, the gun clattering on the work-table. She takes a deep breath, giving a small laugh.) Calleigh: Don't you ever knock? CUT TO: (Horatio smiling more, raising his hand to the door. He knocks 3 times.) Horatio: Knock, knock, knock. Cut back to: (Calleigh smiling widely now, as she turns back to her gun.) Calleigh: If this gun was loaded... Cut to: (Horatio walking in a few steps.) Horatio: I shudder to think... then again, you are the Bullet Girl... (He reaches a spot a few feet behind her.) Cut to: (Calleigh smiling, still cleaning her gun.) Horatio: (quietly) I'd expect nothing less... (Calleigh puts the gun down, tucking her hair behind her ears, she turns around, leaning against the table.) Calleigh: You sure know how to flatter a girl, Handsome. (Cut to shot of Horatio as he smiles, dipping his head. But he raises it again, serious now.) Horatio: Umm... I just came by... to see how you're doing. (A beat.) Are you okay, Calleigh? Cut to: (Calleigh lowering her eyes. Long beat. She raises her head.) Calleigh: I am, considering... (She bites her lip.) (Horatio steps in a little more, Calleigh plays with her hands,) Horatio: What happened to you was unthinkable... no one should have to go through it... CUT TO: (Calleigh smiling ironically.) Calleigh: I went through it, Horatio. What does that tell you? Cut back to: (Horatio looking at her, hands on his hips.) Horatio: Today tells me that right now... there is a very brave woman standing in front of me... CUT TO: (Calleigh shifting, her face glowing.) Cut back to: (Horatio talking.) Horatio: ... who has overcome everything that was thrown at her... and I am here to tell you, that I'm very proud of you, Calleigh. CUT TO: (Calleigh smiling.) Calleigh: Aw, Horatio... I'm blushing!! Cut to: (Wide shot of them as they both laugh.) CUT TO: (Horatio talking.) Horatio: If you need anything, anything at all... (Cut to close-up of Calleigh's face.) Calleigh: I know... (Close-up of her eyes.) I won't hesitate to call you... (Cut to close-up of Horatio's eyes.) CUT TO: (Calleigh taking the gun and putting it back on the wall.) Calleigh: I'm gonna head... good night, Horatio. (She smiles as she walks up to him. He dips his head again, and looks up at her.) Horatio: Good night, Calleigh. (She nods, smiling.) CUT TO: (Side shot of her walking past.) Horatio: Calleigh... (He takes her hand as she walks by. Close-up of their hands.) CUT TO: (Calleigh looking back at him, blinking rapidly.) CUT TO: (Horatio, glancing at their hands. He pulls her in a little closer to him. He gently squeezes her hand.) Horatio: You hang in there, Cal. CUT TO: (Calleigh looking down demurely, nodding. She looks up.) Calleigh: (quietly) I will. (Her eyes flick to their hands. Horatio slowly lets her go. Slow-motion shot of their hands parting.) (Shot of Horatio and Calleigh smiling at each other. Calleigh walks out of the lab. Horatio stands there, looking after her solemnly.) Cut to: (Slow dissolve into a shot of Calleigh walking through the corridor, her head down, eyes lowered. Various shots of her in danger, fade in and out, accompanied by white flashes. During this, she slows down, her footfalls echoing.) Cut back to: (Slow motion shot of Horatio, looking down, Calleigh's footsteps echoing in the lab.) Cut back to: (Calleigh as finally, she stops. Camera pans around her. Front shot of her, the door to the lab behind her shoulder. She shuts her eyes, her breathing shallow. She turns back.) CUT TO: (Horatio looking to the guns on the wall. White flash to shot of Calleigh with a gun pointed at her. He sharply looks down, his fist clenched.) CUT TO: (Shot of the lab from Calleigh's POV.) CUT TO: (Shot of the lab door from Horatio's POV. Front shot of Horatio looking down.) (There is a sound of clacking heels. Horatio snaps his head up, and sees Calleigh running back to him.) Cut to: (Close-up of Calleigh running.) Cut back to: (Horatio still standing there. His arms open automatically, and Calleigh runs into his arms.) (Camera pans around them as they embrace, various close-ups hugging dissolve in and out.) Cut to: (Front shot of Horatio holding her.) Horatio: It's okay... it's okay... Calleigh: Hold me tighter... tighter... Horatio: I have you... I have you, sweetheart... Calleigh: Make me strong... don't let go... Horatio... Horatio: Calleigh... (Camera slowly moves back and away from them Several white flashes during the final shot of them, still holding each other in the lab.) (FADE TO BLACK.) It's my first time posting in the Fanfiction thread, so apologies for the really long post. Just to get this topic started off. COMING SOON... on CSI: DuCaine. An invitation to dinner... will sparks fly?? STAY TUNED!! See ya!!