you will never get used to reese and his guns huh

Life au

by @excerciseindisguise

  • Shaw is a cop, partnered with Charlie Crews.
  • (If you haven’t watched Life, Crews is her partner who’d been wrongfully convicted of murders and he’s now out and about and saddled with Dani Reese aka shaw)
  • Shaw starts getting used to Crews and his weird philosophical rants and obsession with fruit.
  • He might be a bit weird, but he’s got some different instincts. Different views, a good head for police work.
  • She trusts him, oddly enough.
  • they get a new case, shooting victim, some school teacher with ties to police officers. Shaw and Crews goes to investigate at the cop bar, they find out she was also a badge bunny.
  • So Shaw interviews people at the wake, Crews gets bombarded by badge bunnies.
  • Shaw gets hit on by one of the guys. Not a cop, but someone who knew the victim. “Never seen you around here before.”
  •  Shaw gets in some questions before it’s clear he has no idea she’s a cop until she shows him her badge.
  • He looks all surprised. “Oh, never seen a girl cop here before, y’know with all the bunnies.”
  • “…girl cop?”
  • “Hey if you’re a girl cop (Shaw resists the urge to break his knees) then are there lesbo bunnies here?”
  • “…lesbos?” 
  • “Yea, isn’t that what it’s called?”
  • Shaw should get a pat on the back by her lieutenant for not breaking his fingers.
  • She instead goes and finds Crews getting all these phone numbers written on his arm.
  • …seriously? Is it the red hair?
  • Then Shaw gets a beer slid toward her and she looks up to see the…bartender?
  • She’s not completely sure, they don’t’ wear uniforms at the bar apparently.
  • Shaw raises an eyebrow, guess shes’ got someone else to interview.
  • “I’m on duty”
  • “I know darlin’ it’s just apple cider.”
  • Shaw takes a sniff test and wets her lips with it. Too sweet. “You work here?”
  • “No, just helping out, what with the…” she tilts her head at all the pictures of the victim. “Name?”
  • “Caroline.  Caroline Turing. Nice to meet ya detective, anything you need, you just ask me okay?”
  • Caroline winks. Or did she blink?
  • Shaw deflects all of Caroline’s flirtations and ignores Crews staring at the back of her head until they get a lead from another officer.
  • Crews keeps staring at her with this twinkle in his eye and a smirk at the corner of his lips.
  • “What?” Shaw finally grits out.
  • “Someone likes you Shaw.”
  • “If you say it’s you I’m gonna puke on your Ferrari.”
  • “No you wouldn’t.”
  • “You’re right, I”ll puke on your shoes.”
  • Crews shuffles away slightly. “Not me, Caroline, you know the other girls were saying she’s a hot commodity? Their words not mine. Totally an angel they say, always letting the other girls take first dibs of the guys.”
  • Shaw shrugs. “Okay. So she might be harboring resentment, think she killed her?”
  • “Could be, they also said she never ever takes the initiative…and how surprised they were seeing her talk to you.”
  • “Interviewing witnesses Crews, trying to solve a murder ring any bells?”
  • Crews just grins even wider. “They say you’re the first cop she’s ever flirted so long with.”
  • Shaw ignores him and his insinuations, and no way in hell is she gonna have any ties with a badge bunny.
  • But damn it seems like Caroline knew more than she let on, gotta interview her again.
  • She tracks Caroline down to her work…a fucking psychiatrist of course. She finds Caroline and tails her. Caroline’s being awfully suspicious, she should be having a full work day but she’s off early?
  • And she’s definitely doing counter surveillance measures.
  • Too bad Shaw was in the Marines, good luck losing…
  • wait
  • where’d she go?!
  • Something is definitely up with Turing and she’s gonna find out. She stalks Turing for a few days, watching high priced patients come and go.
  • Do they even have any problems or are they just paying someone to vent out their frustrations? Whatever, the rich are stupid.
  • It’s 3 days of nothing, until … huh… looks like Caroline’s meeting someone at a diner… Salt & pepper hair, nice suit… not a client… Lover? Not with the stiff way he’s holding himself around her, no…something’s definitely up.
  • Too bad Crews gets a new lead on the case and oh they solved it. Turns out one of their own officers who’s got a drug problem shot her when he was high.
  • Case closed.
  • Except…Turing is definitely up to something.
  • Shaw is not obsessed, but someone who’s have had access to so many officers and the rich and powerful doing something shady? That’s something she needs to investigate.
  • She freaking loses Turing AGAIN on the way to stalk-investigating her. Turing wearing a leather jacket, skinny jeans…and a gun.
  • Two guns to be exact. She can see them just under her waistband.
  • “Hello sweetie”
  • Shaw’s got a gun to the back of her head.  How’d she get the drop on her? Who the fuck is she?
  • “Looks like you’ve been stalking me.”
  • “Investigating.”
  • “Same difference, but I can’t have you snooping around my business like that detective.”
  • “Yea? And what business is that?”
  • “Why? You want to be read in?”
  • Okay so turns out Caroline Turing may or may not be an FBI Agent
  • and Shaw may or may not have compromised her whole mission .
  • And good looking guy in a suit may or may not be her partner.
  • “You can call me Root.”
  • “Agent Root?”
  • “Just Root, so Sameen, you ready to bust an international drug ring and squash some HR pests?”