Jake gave Laney a look of disbelief when she told him that doctors were softies. And while he didn't fully disagree, especially compared to the men she worked with on a daily basis, he knew that it took a special kind of person to be a doctor or a nurse.
One of the hardest things a doctor had to do was tell the family and loved ones that they would not be able to save the patient. He knew police had to deal with that too, but it was different when, as the doctor, you were usually there to watch the end, to stand there helplessly while the life before you faded away.
"I'd love to show you how soft I can be, Henderson," he told her with a challenging smirk. So much tension. So fucking much. It needed to come to a head, both literally and figuratively. He was sure that they would both feel better once it was done and over with. Surely they would both get the other out of their system and go their separate ways. Right?
Jake was a cocky bastard when it came to women. But, in his defense, he had a right to be. Not once, except when he was young and very inexperienced, had he ever had a woman express her displeasure with him intimately. Now, of course, he's had a few express their displeasure with the fact that he doesn't want a relationship, but that isn't his problem. Or so he says. He is upfront about it so it's not his fault women hope for more.
Her response to him made him grin even wider and his eyes drank her in once more as his thoughts turned to more embarrassing things should he move any closer to her now, while they stood in the middle of the precinct. "I'll be as quick as I can, gorgeous. Why don't you park your sexy ass back in your chair and look over a report or something while you wait. I'll be back before you know it," he told her before he turned on his heel and walked away.
Jake made his way to the morgue to look at the body the captain wanted him to see. Of course, his mind was on the sexy brunette that was sitting in her office and not the naked dead woman lying on the table in front of him. There were marks all over her body and handprints around her neck. This was another part of his job he didn't like. But, because he was in the police department looking at this body, that meant he was now helping to solve a case that led to this woman's murder.
He made the notes and photos he needed and then compiled his notes into the report that the captain wanted. He was sure he'd be coming back to the precinct again to go over this more with the captain and whoever else was working this case, but he had had enough of the body for now. he left the morgue and then returned to the captain's office. the man got off the call he was on and then asked Jake what he found.
"I took photos with the camera of the places I felt should be paid attention to more than others and I made subsequent notes here for you with theories and ideas," he said as he placed both the camera and the notepad on the captain's desk. "I will let you and your men do your job on this now, but I will come back if you need me to," he told the older man. The captain nodded and then dismissed Jake.
"You ready for lunch, sunshine?" he asked Laney as he stopped in her open door and peered into her office.