Title: Light to my Soul Author: Jade eyes Disclaimer: Borrowing with love. AN: This pairing -- woohoo! He reminds me of Kyp for some strange reason and she just -- rocks. Big mega time. Genre: Could be AU, but I hope not. LOL Mushy, alternating POVs. Note: Wiki or Google the show ~~~~~ Derek To say Penelope is brilliant -- empathic -- and blamboyant - would be stating the obvious. She has been an integral part of so many solves and her determined optimism has definitely kept us all grounded. Did she ever, did I even know, that our flirting repartee might hold a hint, a promise of more? We never got her balloons shaped like bears or candy to cheer her up; we never thought she needed it. One day, though, I just happened to run into her outside a Starbucks and noticed it was about to pour down rain. "I left my umbrella at the community theater." I decided to walk her to her car and then when we got there, she smiled and her phone buzzed with a page. "Old friend coming into town ... I don't want to answer this ..." She deleted the "missed call" alert. I felt a sudden pang. She had been having an on-off relationship with a colleague... It wasn't any of my concern, but I wanted her to smile and she was frowning. I asked if she wanted to talk; I could follow her home ... She was surprised but agreed. +++++ TBC and yumsy!