Here's my latest fanfic, my first for New York. It's missing scenes from "Run Silent, Run Deep". Enjoy! Title: My Brother’s Keeper Rating: PG Time: Missing Scenes from “Run Silent, Run Deep” (Season Two) Disclaimer: None of the characters are mine, all belong to the writers of CBS and CSI: New York Mac returned to CSI headquarters after arresting Sonny Sassone for the murder of the young man buried in the end zone at Giants Stadium. Lindsey greeted him with a smile. “I heard you got him,” Lindsey said. “Yeah, I played him the tape you discovered among Louis Messer’s personal effects. I think we have a pretty solid case against him,” Mac explained. “Danny will be back on assignment then?” Lindsey asked. “Yeah, depending on how his brother’s doing. Danny might need some time off. But once he’s ready he’ll be back on regular field duty,” Mac said. “Good. I’m heading over to the hospital now. You know, I think Danny might want to hear what’s on that tape,” Lindsey said. “Sure. You gonna ahead. I’ll stop by later,” Mac said, handing Lindsey the tape recorder. Lindsey made her way to Trinity Hospital to the floor where Louis Messer was a patient. She found Danny sitting in the waiting room, talking on a cell phone to his father. He smiled when he saw Lindsey and finished his phone call. “You didn’t need to cut short your call on my account,” Lindsey smiled. “Nah, it’s okay, Montana. We were just wrapping up when you got here,” Danny said, still trying to smile for Lindsey. “How you holding up?” Lindsey asked, seeing through the smile. “Y’know,” Danny said haltingly, lowering his eyes. “Yeah, I know,” Lindsey said, taking his hand in hers. He squeezed it gently and stroked the back of her hand with his thumb. “What’s that you got there?” Danny asked, noticing the tape recorder. “Something I think you should hear,” Lindsey said, handing Danny the recorder. She had the tape cued up to the part of the message where Louis was talking to Sonny about his brother: “They’re looking at my brother for this, but you and I both know he was never there that night. I punked him out. I knew what was going down, I knew he wasn’t ready for that.” Danny continued to listen, and learned that Sonny had copped to the murder. Tears welled up in his eyes as he shut off the tape. “My brother chased me away on purpose? To protect me?” Danny asked. Lindsey nodded, reaching her arm around him to comfort him. “He never said anything all these years. He and I lost touch, and all that time he was looking out for me.” Lindsey sat with Danny for a couple minutes, wiping away his tears and stroking his hair as he wept. “Thanks, Montana,” he said, handing her back the tape recorder. He took her hand and kissed it. “I gotta go in and see my brother now.” “I’ll take this back to the lab. I’ll walk out with you,” Lindsey said, still holding his hand. Lindsey made her way back to the lab. On her way she had run into Mac and told him that Danny had listened to the tape. She put the tape back into the evidence box and stored it away. She was about to head for home when she got a call on her cell phone. “Hey, Montana,” a familiar but shaky voice greeted her hello. “Hey Danny, how’s it going?” Lindsey said. “No change. I was just wondering if you wouldn’t mind joining me for a beer tonight. I could sure use the company,” Danny said. “Sure, Danny. Our usual place?” “Sounds good to me. Should I meet you there?” “How ‘bout I meet you outside the hospital, and we’ll walk over from there?” Lindsey asked. “Sounds like a plan, Montana. See you in a bit,” Danny said. Lindsey hung up her phone and headed out into the night. She met Danny outside the hospital, looking worn but happy to see her. They embraced warmly and held each other for a moment, then made their way to their favorite spot to share a beer and some company.