Barisi Episode Tag, 18x17
(Yes, I know Barba wasn’t in this episode. No, I didn’t let that stop me.)
(10.8K. Rafael POV. Fluffy and angst-free.
Inspired by Sonny and Rafael wearing almost the exact same outfit, and then wearing literally the exact same outfit. Also inspired by my need to justify why Rafael was missing from Real Fake News, even though Liv needed him. Lastly, in this story I attempt
to explain Rafael’s softened personality in S18. So this is the Barba
version of Flan, I suppose. Oh and, this is sort of a prequel-tag to the finale. It’ll make sense when you read it.)
“Is he here yet?”
“No, Mr. Barba. Not yet. I’ll send him in, as soon as he arrives.”
He’s pretty sure Carmen would sigh too, if she weren’t the consummate professional that she is. He’s asked her five times, already, and the meeting isn’t for another ten minutes.
He can’t help it.
Rafael can’t help feeling nervous.
It’s not his case.
He knows that.
It can’t be his case.
Rafael had to quietly recuse himself.