Much Ado About Steele 3/4
Date: Friday, January 05, 2001 <>


"You laughed so hard, I was afraid we were going to have another Cindy Sikes situation."


"The weekend we spent together on the Devil's Island? The good old days? I was on the couch, if I can abuse the word and call it that, you were in the bed and ..."

"Oh that Cindy Sikes! Funny how you seem to have no problem recalling the women from our cases Mr Steele."

"Anyway, laughter can temporarily cut off the air supply to the lungs so ..."

"Never mind that now! I told you we were being too ... too ... too -" she struggled for the word.

"Athletic?" he supplied with a grin.

"Something like that," she conceded wryly. "What must they think of us?"

"Oh come now Laura, Rock stars trash hotel rooms all the time! Wild parties and ..."

"Just how many rock stars do you think have trashed rooms at The Thistledown in Edinburgh? In Scotland? We'll never be able to go back there again!"

"One hotel down, approximately a million more to go. We should get a chart and tick off each bed we wreck as we journey around the world sating our lust, explor -"

"I can see you're taking this with your usual sense of gravity."

He stroked her face and smiled. "We had a good time in Scotland. It was all worth it."

"Yes," she sighed. "Our second wedding was so romantic. The beautiful scenery, the piper blowing the bagpipes, the Scottish accents -"

"Our first had its own unique charm."

Incredulous she sat up. "What charm? I was a mess, we were married on a smelly boat, in a language neither of us are completely fluent in and Norman ..."

"Ah but it was so us really, eh? Admit it."

"In the sense that it was crazy, bizarre and outlandish? Yes, I suppose that's us. Only one more wedding to go now: I'm beginning to feel like Elizabeth Taylor."

"Your mother insisted."

"Don't remind me."

"Gives her a chance to show off her handsome son-in-law."

"Don't you mean, it gives her a chance to show off her youngest child Mr Steele?"

"No, not really Laura."

She reached behind for a pillow and hit him with it. He laughed and pulled her on top of him.

"Who'd have thought that we'd make such a good pair Mrs Steele?"

"What are you talking about now?"

"Well, the way we are. We work hard together and we play very hard together-..can we play now?" He kissed her nose.

She furrowed her brow, pondering his statement. "So far, this marriage thing has not been bad. Apart from the INS thing ..."

"Don't mention that now Laura. I'll lose the mood."
End Part 3
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