Title: Sunflower Picnic
Fandom: CSI: Miami
Character: Horatio Caine
Theme #: 1 Bad Day
Disclaimer: I don't own the character. More's the pity because I could take better care of him than the crack writers and their big, bad production company. Not making any money off of this.
Horatio strode out of the lab with a heavy heart. His team hadn’t been able to bring a missing person’s case to a satisfactory conclusion, and therefore he felt like he had failed the victim’s family. It wasn’t a feeling he liked, but he had to admit that this was one instance where the good guys had finished last.
He heaved a tired sigh as he opened the door to his Hummer. He was intent on going home and trying to put the day behind him by spending some quality time with his girlfriend. He needed to reconnect with the good things in life, so he could continue to do his job.
Instead, he received a pleasant surprise.
Sitting on the driver’s seat in a crystal vase was a sunflower. Propped next to it was a note addressed to him in his girlfriend’s neat handwriting.
The redhead felt a smile tug at his lips. He fingered the sunflower. He understood the hidden meaning behind its choice.
He picked up the note. He flipped it open and read:
I know today wasn’t a picnic for you. How about me, you and a picnic on a moonlit beach?