Life is precious. If you were told you had to give it up, would you? Even if you knew it was the wrong choice for you but the right choice for everyone else?
"I've got new one"
"Tessa you know we can't open a new file until Martha gets here"
"Where is she?"
"We don't know, Anthony's been trying to get a hold of her but he's got nothing so far"
"Well where is he now?"
"Still trying to phone her"
Anthony was still trying to get hold of Martha he tried her phone again but she did not answer
"Martha? It's Anthony, you are already late for work and we need you before we can proceed with the next case, well wherever you are can you please hurry"
Martha woke to hear her phone ringing, she looked at the phone and then placed it back down, she didn't want to get up
"Aren't you going to answer that?"
"No, it's Anthony he's probably going to moan about the fact that i'm not in work yet"
"I've just never heard you talk like that before"
"Not giving a crap if your late for work, i though the team was your baby"
"Yeah well i'm thinking about just giving up"
"Giving up on the whole thing i've had a year to prove it can work and well that didn't really turn out well did it?"
"But they still asked you to keep the unit running, they still have faith in you Martha and so do i, you can do this i know you can"
"When did you become such a big softy John?"
"When i met you"
John leaned over and gave her a gentle kiss on the lips which Martha then turned into a passionate one, they stayed like this for a while until they needed to breathe, they both placed their foreheads against each other
"We should probably get to work"
"There she is the woman of the hour"
"Okay Jose i get it you're all mad that i'm late but if you haven't noticed Bloom isn't here either"
"Yeah but that's normal for him"
"Okay well shall we look at this new case then?"
"Okay well so far we managed to understand from this that there is an new group of drug dealers trying to get into the country but they have no way of doing that so.."
All their heads turn towards the door as Bloom walked through the door
"Sorry boss you know how it is sometimes you just don't wanna get out of bed in the morning"
"Can i talk to you in my office for a moment, the rest of you finish the case"
"But don't you..."
"I'll catch up Jose"
They entered her office and shut the door and the blinds were drawn, Martha turned to face John she went over and gave him a kiss
"I know, i hope my boss doesn't mind"
"I'm pretty sure she'll be okay with it"
"Anyway what was with the that whole speech?"
"They might read more into that and then they'll put two and two together"
"Well Jose might end up with five instead of four"
"John i'm serious, if they find out they'll think our relationship will compromise our judgement at work"
"Well we've managed to keep it a secret for more than a year now and they are still none the wiser, so i wouldn't worry, the only way they are going to find out is if one of them walks in on us kissing or snogging or ..."
"Don't finish that sentence"
"You don't even know what i was going to say"
"I do because i know you"
"In more ways than one"
Martha gave a small giggle and then looked at John, he was staring at her with a slight smile on his face. He lent forward and gave her a gentle kiss on the lips
"We better get back out there"
"Yeah before Jose puts two and two and actually gets four"
When they entered the room the again, the team had finished going through case file and were now staring at them
"How long have you been done?"
"About ten minutes"
"Did she give you a right good talking to Bloom?"
"That she did Tessa, that she did"
"Anyway why don't you fill me in"
"Right well there is a group of drug smugglers trying to gain access to the united kingdom but they can't so they have decided to try and get local girls who live here to be a surrogate for a couples baby.."
Martha get's the jist of what she is saying and fills in the blanks herself
"So if the baby is born here and the DNA proves it's theirs, they have no choice but to give them a visa and grant them access therefore..."
John then understands and fells in the blanks as well
"Therefore allowing then to smuggle in thousands of pounds worth of drugs."
Anthony, Jose and Tessa all stared at them both with looks of amazement on their faces
"Wow you and Bloom have become that close that you finish each other's sentences"
"Well we should get to work and try to find them they are probably hiding somewhere in London they just want us to think they are still outside the country so i would try every abandoned flat and house within a five mile radius and see if people have seen anybody acting strangely"
The three of them all got up and went over to their desks to start the hunt for the criminals and Bloom just looked over at Martha and couldn't help but smile, he went over and whispered in her ear
"That's the Martha i know"
"I'm just glad to see you haven't giving up"