December 8, 2014
Well that case was… uncomfortable? All of those father/son issues really brought up some unwanted memories. I expect Callen would say the same, except from a very different aspect. Heck, even Kensi could probably relate. Yet Sam definitely took the brunt (and I’m not referring to the unplanned repeat dive into the pool). The big guy fit the profile to a T: Marine, check. Father, check. Son, check. Yikes. What a treacherous path he’s trying to navigate: to instill the same lessons in his son that he received from his own father, while also learning to express genuine care and emotion that his upbringing appears to have lacked. I sure wouldn’t want to be in his position. (Well… it scares me to admit a part of me increasingly longs for that exact situation. It’s clear I haven’t yet fully considered all those implications. And to think, I used to believe it was just
our the job that complicated things….)
Having to go after that kid the way I did was not only a horrible reminder of my own past, but also that unspeakable time in Afghanistan. How I wish I could just forget that whole ordeal. No, strike that – how I wish I’d made other choices. But not for a second do I regret the outcome of having the team return home in one piece (at least physically).
So back to today, what a relief that Fern didn’t slug me for my automatic response to Miss Banana Topic. Hey I am a guy. But honestly that’s no excuse. Wait a minute…! She seemed to be just as eager to cozy up to Kip! Man, that’s messed up. No way do I lose out to a tall, dark, rich, celebrity ball player, right? Speaking of Kip…
Why the heck did my own buddy rat me out in front of my…. She was standing right there! And it’s not like she wouldn’t pick up on it; she’s a trained federal investigator! Sheesh! So much for the Bro Code! I guess that’s what I get for talking about her to another human being. What was I supposed to do? Monty’s stopped responding when I tell him stories about her or ask for advice. And on the topic of dogs…
P.S. Sam’s reference to Lady and the Tramp? Suddenly spaghetti sounds like a very good idea! 😉