A Lost Decision by CatStokes [ - ]
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Category: CSI - Slashed > Greg/Nick
Characters: Greg Sanders, Nick Stokes
Rating: PG-13
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship
Warnings: None

Summary: Nick returns. NickGreg.

A.N.: There will be no chapter explaining why Nick has gone, so you can draw your own conclusions from this.

Nick stood in front of their apartment, contemplating a decision. He could both go in and make Greg happy again after his six-month disappearance or he could walk away and Greg would never know he was standing here, but re-break his own heart in the process.

But that decision was taken out of his hands when the front door opened and Greg came out of the apartment, shutting the door before seeing who was standing before him.

He didn't know whether Greg was glad to see him or angry that he'd shown back up again. Nick had, six months ago, packed up a bag, left a note for Greg and walked out of their apartment, not knowing where he was going or if he'd ever return.

"Hey," he said when the staring and silence got too much to bear.

"Hello," Greg replied, "What are you doing here?" His voice was cold, bitter, and resentful; Nick had been expecting it.

"Honestly?" Greg nodded. "I don't know." Nick took a step towards Greg, who took a step back, hitting the door. Nick stood closer to him, Greg grimaced. "Fine. I made a mistake coming back." Nick started to walk away.

"For the record, why have you come back?" Greg asked, taking a step away from the door towards Nick, looking worried that Nick was leaving again.

"Because I know where I want to be," Nick told him earnestly, strolling nervously back over to stand in front of Greg. "And who I want to be with."

Greg smiled openly. "I to get groceries. If you're staying...would you like to come?"


As Nick and Greg walked down the corridor and out of the building, Nick knew their relationship was going to be strained and a little tense for a while, but they could get through it. They'd always been able to get through the tough times.

After all, they were Nick and Greg. That was all that mattered.