I stared at the same damn document for the hundredth time and couldn't help the scowl that tarnished my face as I realized for the hundredth time that there was abso-fucking-lutely nothing on it to help me get any closer to solving this damn murder.
Tossing the paper down I dragged a hand through my hair tugging slightly to try to get myself to focus.
It was damn near impossible with Anna just a few rooms over though. I felt like shit for ignoring her these past few days and wanted nothing more than to spend every waking hour with her, but I knew if I did what I wanted that things would spiral out of control way too fast, and the last thing I ever wanted was for her to regret us.
Rubbing at my weary eyes I pushed myself away from the table intent on refilling my coffee cup for the umpteenth time today. At this point I was sure I had more coffee than blood running through my veins.
Out of nowhere an ear splitting scream caused me to jump and sent the coffee mug crashing to the floor smashing into a thousand tiny pieces.
I stood there for a moment stunned, stupidly staring at my former coffee cup before my mind clicked into gear and I was running towards that god awful, soul shattering cry.
My mind was running through all the possibilities, processing and disregarding at the rate of a nanosecond.
There was no way someone had dared to come in and attack Anna with me in the next room, and even with as focused as I had been on Eva's case I was positive I would have heard anyone if they had invade our sanctuary, which in turn led to the thought that maybe I had been so out of it that I had mistaken the television for Anna...that could be embarrassing as I was charging full speed ahead towards her.
Skidding around the corner to the living room I came to an abrupt halt as I observed the room until my eyes came to rest upon Anna.
My Anna was curled in the fetal position clutching her knees to her chest to the point it looked painful with her fingers white from gripping on so tight to her knees, and her eyes were screwed tightly shut.
Her face was the perfect image of torment and it tore at my heart, shredding it to a bloody mass in my chest as I made my way to her and dropped to my knees in front of her, gently prying her fingers from their death grip on her knees.
"Anna, please wake up," I begged not able to keep the desperation out of my voice. "Please baby, wake up," I cooed sitting on my knees in front of her rubbing her fragile hands between my own calloused hands.
Reaching up I smoothed the lines marring the area between her perfectly arched eyebrows before tracing her hairline tucking wayward strands of hair behind her ear.
"Come on baby, wake up now," I called to her softly as I shook her shoulder gently to try to gain her attention and pull her out of whatever hell was currently gripping her.
I watched a tear slide from her eye and slither across her cheek only to fall and soak into her hair, and felt my heart break all over again for this woman who was always so strong in the light of day and was forced to suffer alone in her own secret hell once the lights went out.
At that moment I promised myself and her that she would no longer be alone, that I would be there even if it meant possibly messing up any chance I had with her by moving too fast.
I would just have to make sure that didn't happen...I would just have to make her love me as much as I love her.
Somehow that seemed easier said than done...
Nudging her a bit more I watched as her eyelids fluttered before drifting open and suddenly I was staring into the most beautiful turquoise eyes I had ever seen. The only eyes I ever wanted to stare into.
"Wh-what are you doing here?" She stuttered out adorably befuddled.
"You were having a nightmare and called out," I explained softly. "Do you want to talk about it?"
Just like that I could see her pull into herself as her expressive eyes turned guarded and her face gave no hint of what she was feeling or thinking.
"I'm sorry I disturbed you, it won't happen again," she replied stiffly causing my chest to tighten and pang sharply.
"You know you can talk to me Anna, right? I would do anything for you," I pleaded sincerely allowing her to see the truth in my eyes.
I watched as her tense posture began to relax as her eyes that were only moments ago hard and chilling turned soft and warm.
|Hilary Rhoda||as Anna|
|Ian Somerhalder||as Reece|
|Dianna Agron||as Debbie|
|Jenson Ackles||as Jordan|
|Ryan Reynolds||as Derek|
|Chace Crawford||as Liam|
|Jessica Alba||as Stacy|
|Candice Accola||as Hailey|
|Enrique Iglesias||as Jose|