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Category: CSI - General
Characters: Nick Stokes
Rating: G
Genres: Angst, Drabble, Episode Related
Warnings: None

Summary: Nick after Nigel Crane commits suicide in prison (my scenario, not the show's). Spoilers for Stalker.





The outline under the sheet is familiar - you've seen it a hundred times on a hundred different cases - but still your fingers twitch with the need to pull it back and see.

The doc beats you to it, his eyes holding a sympathy you refuse to acknowledge, and then you're staring down into his face.

You know he's dead, but you're still afraid. You expect him to leap up, stick a gun in your face again and it takes everything you have to keep your breathing steady.

"It's over, Nick," Grissom says.

They still don't get it.

They never will.

The End