Waking with a start Kate ran her hand through her hair. She tried to normalize her breathing whilst trying to push all thoughts of her nightmare out of her mind. But he was still there. At the back of her mind Silverman was still lurking. It was two weeks since he threw himself off the roof of the CPS building and slowly she was getting back to normal. Then she'd have a nightmare putting her in a state. Everyone told her it was natural, but she didn't like. She just wanted him gone for good. She thought after he'd tried to kill her she'd never have to see or think about him again.
After a few minutes she laid back down on her side on the bed. She closed her eyes and tried to go back to sleep, her heart beat still thudding against his chest.
An arm slipped around her stomach. "Go back to sleep…" He whispered softly before he pressed his lips on her shoulder. She smiled to herself; Jake was always there for her.
"You look like a lass wishing she was somewhere else…" Ronnie said pulling Kate from the daydream she'd been lost in. She was sat at her desk; Jake was fetching something for Henry so she was on her own.
'Sorry, own world." She gave a small smile. "Can I help with anything?"
"Just dropping something off." He replied. "How are you?"
"Oh you know…recovering I guess…"
He nodded thinking what to say next. "How's Jake?"
She sighed biting her lip. "Whatever the question is Ronnie let's get it out in the open."
He laughed. "Can't hide anything from a lawyer."
"Or a detective if I remember rightly." She laughed back. "Come on, I know you're not the only one dying to ask."
"Ask what?" He carried on playing innocent.
"Is there something going on between me and Jake?"
She laughed again rolling her eyes. "For the record, the answer is yes."
He smiled. "I think we all saw it coming to be honest, luv'."
"I didn't…"She looked down at her hands before looking back at him.
"I erm…Henry told me, about your sister. I'm sorry…"
She shook her head. "You helped me find her. I tried to help her but she wasn't having it. Not that I really expected her to. She's a Barker; we don't give up anything that easily. Her downfall was the drugs…mine was my job."
"When Silverman tried to kill me, Ronnie…I woke up from my coma a different person. For years I'd spent my life just doing what I was told, it's how I became a defense barrister, how I ended up defending him. Afterwards I learned to think for myself, I had other people to be worrying about, My Nan and Ash. They needed me and I needed them. I couldn't waste any more time doing something I didn't want to…as if my conscience wasn't guilty enough."
He smiled again "I best be off, but tell Jake if he doesn't look after you he'll have a lot of angry detectives after him."
"Who will all get away with murder because they know how?" She smirked.
He laughed nodding which was when Jake walked into the office.
"Speak of the devil."
"Huh?" Jake asked.
"Nothing." Kate shook her head.
"Bye." Ronnie then left as Kate walked over to a very confused looking Jake.
"What was that about?"
"Just Ronnie being Ronnie." She said standing in front of him.
Satisfied with her answer he put his hand on her arm stroking it with his thumb before kissing her cheek. "I'll find out later."
She laughed. "Whatever."