i think that this is a cute ship. there are no actual references to it on the show, but in my opinion it is a great ship, and the only slash that i believe in. i think that nick could bring out the side of hodges that he hides, and rub off his positive attitude on him. they seem like they would be very cute together. i read a few fics cause i couldnt get enough of hodges, and thats where it hit me.