for a brief moment jane gathers her courage and thought to herself, this is it.. there’s no turning back.. i need to tell her what i really feel.. this is now or never..sensing that jane has something important to tell her over lunch.. maura smiles, she doesnt guess but she can see it on jane’s expression, this is serious..something seriously wonderful is about to happen.. ~the day Rizzles became canon
our sanctuary by fressamour
It’s an unspoken but a distinctly obvious rule between them; when they’ve had an argument and one is ready to forgive; the yoga room is where they meet.
It’s the first place Maura goes after their fight and she waits diligently for her wife to come to her. She hears her detective drunkenly fumbling around their home in search of her.
"Maura?" Jane calls out in the foyer.
The breath of relief that comes from her wife’s lungs is nearly earsplitting when Jane realizes her newly pregnant wife simply settled in their sanctuary.
The detective’s inebriated mind found the insecurities she had tucked away of Maura finally seeing her for the borderline alcoholic that she is and leaving her; an insecurity not even her sober mind could catalog.
By the look of tenderness glazing Maura’s eyes, it’s obvious she never even considered leaving.
But Jane gulps down the sight of her wife waiting for her as she always does whenever she drunkenly picks a futile argument.
She stays quiet in the doorway for a moment and their eyes meet briefly. An apology written all over Jane’s face and forgiveness etched on Maura’s.
Jane doesn’t say anything when she removes her shoes and joins her wife in Child’s Pose on the embedded yoga mats on the floor.
“I’m sorry…” The words slip out of Jane’s mouth groggily but sincere with repentance. “I was an asshole.” She flinches at her inability to eclipse her vulgar language when drunk.
A half an hour of silence bounces between them with excruciating slowness before Maura adjusts to a kneeling position. Jane mimics the maneuver eagerly. “I forgive you,” Maura finally says. “But only if you seek professional help for your pestilent drinking habits before the baby is born.”
Jane opens her mouth but is silenced.
Maura continues as she raises her index finger, quickly putting a hold on her wife’s protest. She’s not finished yet. "Our child will not have a drunk for a mother, Jane."
"And…" hazel eyes meet the vulnerable brown ones and both of their faces soften phenomenally at the tranquilizing effect they have on one another. "If you allow me to infuse science and stop insisting I rely on my intestines for our next five cases together.” She finishes only half-jokingly to ease the tension between them.
Jane lets out her bated breath with a small thankful laugh. “Deal.”
AU [Part 5/_]: After Angela visits Tommy, worried about TJ’s fate now that both of his parents are likely to be convicted, he decides it’s time to tell his sister the truth.
Previously on Rizzoli & Isles…
AU [Part 4/_]: Maura never imagined she’d lay eyes on Jane again. After Jane’s 15 month absence, she showed up on Maura’s doorstep because the FBI believed her to be a crucial member of the Irish mob.
Henry is missing, meaning Emma and Regina have to join forces again. When their search leads them to Boston, Emma crosses paths with her old friend Jane Rizzoli. In their quest to find Henry, will Emma and Jane also discover something more important about the women they’ve each been spending so much time with? And more importantly, will anyone sit down long enough to eat the beautiful food Angela has prepared for them?
"Huh. That’s weird. She didn’t show up."
"No? Hm…wait. Wait, wait, there she is!"
"Look at her, trying to be all sneaky, getting in the top row- up at the left, see? By Frost. Hey, Rizzoli!"
Jane was just finishing up her laces, and didn’t bother looking up. “What?”
"Your girlfriend’s here!"
That got her attention.
After Jane finds out about the almost kiss between Maura and Tommy, she breaks up with her. Weeks later, Maura is offered a job in Washington D.C. and is actually considering it. She’s afraid to tell Jane because she’s afraid either Jane won’t care and will let her go or that Jane will ask her to stay just because she doesn’t want Maura to leave not because she actually wants to work things out between them. Angela tries to convince her to tell her anyway.
AU | When Jane and Maura have a small private wedding, Cailin finds out just the way the rest of the city finds out - from the newspapers. After weeks of avoiding Maura’s calls (mainly to check on her kidney) Maura finally confronts her sister to explain why she wasn’t invited…which is because Cailin still makes her nervous and she wasn’t sure any of her biological family were interested in going. Psst, btw: Maura accidentally let it slip to Angela (who has a big mouth) that she and Jane’s honeymoon was at a resort specifically designed for Jane and Maura to explore how far they’re willing to go in the bedroom.
AU Rizzles, dinner after a long day at work
"Dinner is ready, sweetheart."
"Mommy, I’m not really fond of kale. May I have some cookies instead, please?"
**nice try but you’re so asking to the wrong mother, kiddo**
Rizzoli & Isles | Wicked AU
When news spread that Jane and Maura are engaged, Maura becomes the target of revenge. Men angry at both Jane and Paddy are determined to hurt her by any means necessary for payback. The night before Jane and Maura’s wedding, Paddy has Maura abducted again and admits his disdain for Jane as a cop and believes Maura is mostly in danger because of her. Jane finds her, of course, and is so pissed at Paddy that she nearly shoots him again but this time Maura talks her out of it. The next day, the day that was initially their wedding day, Maura pays a visit to Paddy.
AU [Part 3/_]: A year after Jane’s departure, Paddy Doyle shows up at Tommy & Maura’s house with a gunshot wound and tells Tommy to go finish the job.