lao_npc (lao_npc) wrote in lawandorder_siu,

New Partners [RP thread for Eames and Nichols]

Monday, February 15.

Danny Ross got up from his desk around mid-afternoon and walked over to his office door. He opened it, looking out into the Major Case bullpen. Spotting the two detectives he wanted to talk to, Ross called out, "Eames. Nichols. My office."
Tags: alex eames, mcs, rp thread, zach nichols
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It was her first day without Goren and she was already being called into the office. At least she knew it wasn't going to be about something her partner had done.

She walked into Ross' office.
Zach was researching the Deep Six book series on Wikipedia which he realized probably wasn't the best use of the NYPD's resources, but considering he didn't actually have a case to work on...he opted to look busy instead.

He jumped when Danny called his name, because for a second he thought his secret love of sci-fi fiction was about to be outed. But, Eames was summoned too. Odd. Maybe he'd actually have something to do today, aside from playing gopher.

...or maybe he was about to get yelled at for meeting the girlfriend? Which, now that he thought about it, really wasn't his doing. She came to them, not the other way around. And he behaved for that matter.

"I didn't do it," he said as he walked into Danny's office.
"Sure you didn't," Ross said dryly. He looked at both detectives. "Well. Here we are."
"Here we are..." Alex didn't like the sound of this. She looked at Ross and then at Nichols. With a raised brow she turned back to Ross. Alex didn't need to tell him to spill it, the look on her face said it all.

Like Nichols, she knew she hadn't done anything wrong. Not yet. It was only Monday.
"As you know, Detective Eames is currently without a partner. And as it so happens, so is Detective Nichols. I've decided it would be in both your best interests, as well as the interests of the squad, to partner you two together." He looked at Eames. "I'm sorry in advance."
"Why are you apologizing?" He grinned, quite content with this decision actually. "Eames likes me, and you knew what you were getting into when you hired me. I see no reason for apologies."

Internally, it might be a squee situation.
Alex was frozen in one place as she let the piece of news sink in. She had barely had time to recover from Goren leaving, so this was a shock to hear. Not an unpleasant one, however.

Though as her body caught up with her mind, she found herself wondering why he was apologising. "Wait... why are you sorry?"

"Remember, I did used to work with Nichols on a regular basis," he said as if the other man weren't right there. "You'll find out soon enough."
"Right, and you were such a joy and pleasure to work with," he scoffed. He didn't even try to hide the fact that he was rolling his eyes.

"I won't give Eames any problems. Pinky swear." And, just for good measure, he holds up a pinky finger though he doubts anyone will take him up on the pinky swear offer.
Alex looked over at his pinky finger that he was holding up and she shook her head. "This is going to be... fun." She smirked. She was pleased with this though. Alex had been worried about what would happen now, and getting Nichols as a partner was great to her.

Though she had to wonder how much wait a pinky swear really held.