The question is in Lindsey's eyes before it touches her lips, and Catherine turns away so that she won't see it. It doesn't stop Lindsey asking. She's too much her mother's daughter to walk away and simply accept things as they are.
"Is Nick coming over tonight?"
The words are neutral - at thirteen, Lindsey has learned a diplomacy that still escapes her mother - but she knows that Lindsey's eyes will hold all the accusation her tone doesn't.
"No. He's not." Her daughter's smart enough to get it; this time she's pushed Nick too far away to pull him back again.
Summary: Response to the csi100 Martina McBride Song Title challenge. Cath/Nick.