“How many times have I told you, Jane,” Maura frowned, “I can be fired for using Commonwealth lab equipment for my own personal-“
“It’s nothing we haven’t done before, Maura.” Jane returned in an immature tone.
“We should have just waited until we got home!” Maura insisted edgily, looking around the room nervously.
“It’s fine.” Jane insisted with confidence. She rolled her eyes at Maura and added, “We can’t change what we’ve already done anyway, so just relax.”
Jane’s disregard for her feelings was starting to make Maura angry. “You always do this! You never listen to me! I just would like you to listen to me once instead of completely ignoring everything I say and doing whatever you please like a-“
“Maura! You are seriously losing sight of what’s import-“
“Please listen to me when I’m talking to you, Jane!” Maura interrupted loudly.
“Nagging you mean?” Jane snapped, causing an indignant look to flash across Maura’s face.
“I suggest that you think twice before calling me that,” the doctor threatened darkly.
“Before calling you what?” Jane stepped closer and challenged.
“A nag… Detective!” Maura asserted, leaning forward to make herself very clear.
Jane was sick of Maura’s incessant nagging. She was in the middle of formulating something snarky to say in return when she glanced down at the small object that she forgot she was holding in her hand. As the other woman took a breath to continue her lecture she looked up at her and quietly murmured, “Maura, it’s positive.”
Maura’s annoyance instantly transformed into shock as she gasped and clapped a hand over her mouth. Her eyes darted from Jane’s face to the small plastic test in her hand and back again. Their argument immediately vanished into thin air.
Tears began to form in Jane’s smiling eyes and she looked into Maura’s. They both stood frozen in disbelief.
Before either of the women could react to the wonderful news, Jane tactlessly blurted, “Hey! That’s probably why you’ve been so cranky!”
She received a sharp punch in the arm before being enveloped in a powerful embrace. Their shock was now morphing into joy. Jane beamed and tossed the pregnancy test onto a nearby table so she could use both hands to hold her now pregnant wife.