This fic is dedicated to my all time favorite ship that just elicites a bond so deep. FOR THE LOVE OF CATNIP! Warning: I do not own any of the characters... wish I did because I would so make catnip come out of the closet. Summary: What if they met before they were CSIs, and met in a lonely coffee shop? CoFfeE sHoP It was early, and the sun had not shed its glowing rise over the city of Las Vegas. It was an unusually beautiful sunrise, but that was the last thing that was on Nick’s mind as he gently opened the door to his favorite coffee shop. There she was sitting alone as she lingered over an article of some kind. So caught up in her reading, she had failed to notice as he entered daily just to see her. She was so beautiful, light freckles dusted over her pale skin with eyes that held such a captivating hue of blue. Or was it green? Perhaps it changed with what she was wearing. All he knew was she was the one. She had captured his attention from the moment he saw her sitting in the same very chair only weeks before. Her seat never faltered as she indulged herself next to the same window. Her reflection always gleaming as he stared on in absolute amazement laced with intrique. Sitting before her was an iced coffee, unlike her usual hot blend of choice. Wearing a soft light green sweater, his eyes seemed to swim in it as she took in a deep breath. Even if he tried, it was impossible for him to break his stare as his eyes lingered on the small freckle above her lip. She held him in captivity as her hand glided briefly through her golden hair. He didn’t understand memorization until his eyes fell upon her. Losing his self of balance was very real as his focus shifted ever so slightly to her beautiful mouth. A mouth he dreamed of kissing so softly. A mouth he desperately wanted to claim his territory over. His thoughts were suddenly interrupted as she unexpectedly looked up at him causing him to stir in a world of awe. He witnessed on in amazing clarity when her plush lips searched delicately for the straw as her mouth tilted in an upwards shy smile. His heart pounded ferociously as her incredible eyes met his, and he swore his world just stopped. Damn if she wasn’t even more breathtaking as he gulped for air with his adams apple wobbling as he swallowed. Then it was gone without a moment of hesitation as she looked back down, and his feet remained planted firmly in place as his mind willed him to move closer to her. To take this chance, a moment of treasured bliss would be worth denial or anything else she could throw at him. Walking to the counter, he nearly ran into a rack as he continued to be lost only in thoughts of her. Ordering the name of his drink backwards, he chuckled as he closed his eyes in embarrassment. Time seemed to play a game with him as he waited for his coffee as it felt amazingly long, but the moment he walked his way back over to her it felt unnervingly not enough. Falling hard was something he thought he had felt before, but as his eyes wondered down her face he knew this was what falling felt like. It wasn’t a simple fluttering of the heart, but a pang he felt deep inside as he continued to look at her. It was now or never as he stared at the empty seat in front of her. Taking his chances, he quietly pulled the chair out and took a seat. Her eyes fluttered up then back down only to immediately find their way back up to him in confusion. Mouth opening in shock, her eyes widened as his lips softly found hers. His heart beat quickened as he pressed more firmly against her lips, and lightly darted his tongue teasingly on her lips before gently sucking her bottom lip through his mouth. Reluctantly ending and pulling away from the kiss, the flustered tint on her cheeks failed to go unnoticed by him as his hand lightly cupped her chin before he slowly stood back up. Her mouth opening yet again, she sat motionless as her eyes searched his for some kind of reasoning behind the kiss. Smiling down at her, he let go of her hand that he had not realized he was holding before he walked out of the coffee shop. "Coffee Shop" By~ Landon Pigg I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you. Yes there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you. I've seen the paths that your eyes wander down, I want to come too. I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you No one understands me, quite like you do, Through all of the shadowy corners of me. I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop I love so much. All of the while, I never knew. I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop I love so much. All of the while, I never knew. I think that possibly, maybe I'm falling for you. Yes there's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you. I've seen the waters that make your eyes shine, Now I'm shining too. Because, oh because, I've fallen quite hard over you. If I didn't know you, I'd rather not know. If I couldn't have you, I'd rather be alone. I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop I love so much. All of the while, I never knew. I never knew just what it was about this old coffee shop I love so much. All of the while, I never knew. All of the while, all of the while, And it's you.