Takes place the night after the episode "Darkroom." Natalia has Anya back, but she is overwhelmed by the emotions the day brought on. This is a light story to play on Natalia and Calleigh's friendship. *I don't own the characters* Please review when finished reading :) Occurs around the episode Hostile Takeover.Natalia dislikes that Calleigh is with Eric, but can an evening of drinks and dancing change things between Natalia and Calleigh? But in my opinion she doesn't see him as a flawed human being. Why would Hagen go out with a woman who is after her boss? Doesn't mean there's anything romantic going on there. Just because a guy dates a lot doesn't mean he can't ever commit. From a writer's point of view, this is an interesting relationship, regardless of how you and I feel about it. Yeah, I believe I just lost three fingers typing all this. Paranoid Android: I hope that I can be direct without offending you, but I do have a few problems with your posts. He doesn't need to go home to a woman who is going to remind him how crappy his day life can be. She sees him as a super hero, the guy who can do anything. Great marriage, couple of kids, and he's beyond happy. But I love them and therefore, they brighten my life. Everytime she's around, we've seen him brighten up considerably, and Yelina isn't exactly a cup of sunshine. Horatio knows what's going on with everyone's personal lives. If he didn't really love Yelina, he's had plenty of opportunities to let her go. But he was in love with her before Raymond, in love with her through Raymond, in love with her after Raymond. People don't often give him the credit he deserves, my poor, magnificent hunk of man meat. I am normally quite a lurker, but I felt compelled to defend H/C in this thread because it's clear that there are some points that for whatever reason, just aren't being brought up.The blonde looked right back up at him and threw him a blindingly bright smile and said, “Hey, handsome.” Horatio chuckled, and replied with, “Hello, sweetheart. ” She smirked and picked up a spent round from a large caliber gun and then, after that, the rest of the memory blurred for Ryan, but he remembered that conversation..." Frank has seen a lot of things in his life ... There will be spoilers in various chapters for episodes, but nothing major. They're in a relationship, one that Ryan is starting to doubt.Events lead Ryan to Horatio's house and a different future.Trust me, this girl isn't staying home on Friday nights watching the Discovery Channel. She's constantly flirting with guys (during Grand Prix, she had some major flirting going on with one of the drivers, despite the fact that it was implied she was still dating Hagen). And being the suburbian soccer mom hater that I am, couples like Eric/Calleigh are the ones I like the most. But Horatio/Calleigh, they're just way too different. I think Calleigh’s likely at a point where she wants something real, something permanent. The right woman, yes, could change that, but Calleigh isn’t the one. It’s been referenced several times by Horatio, Speedle, AND Calleigh. The producers have noted that S1 was about throwing people together and seeing what worked. But I think they quickly realized how bad it would be. It's not like their writing can be held up to high standards of excellence. is that you and I can watch the same show, and walk away from it with new and different idea's that can be put to creative use.
It’s not as though she’s miss sunshine 24 hours a day. I’ve never said Calleigh will sit home on a Friday evening, but “Innocent” proved that she isn’t a wild child. If I feel that H/C makes sense, what more proof do you need? That doesn't mean I'm not listening to you or understanding what you're saying - I'm doing all three at the same time. They're friends, they've known each other for a while. I said in my post I do see chemistry between them, just not romantic chemistry.
We've never seen them hanging out, we've never seen them regarding each other as human beings, as man and woman, we've never seen them interract on the same level. Yes, they have chemistry in the same way that two people who have known each other for a while have chemistry. Clearly Yelina is the love of his life, has been since before she married his brother. And that's what makes a dramatic relationship work. In fact, I didn't even give that line a second thought, until I went online and found out it was some sort of H/C holy grail. Calleigh is not the wise, mature 'old' woman so many people see her as. Plenty of people see sexual tension between the characters and ZERO chemistry between Horatio and Yelina. But Calleigh is way too young and playful for a guy like Horatio, who is way too burdened. And the great thing about chemistry is that it's the underlying stuff that really pulls you in and makes you ship whoever strikes your fancy.
She sees him through rose colored glasses, she hero worships him, which means she barely knows him at all. And if Horatio hasn't opened up to her about it, well, that says a lot about their relationship. I can't see Horatio going, "Wow, Friday night, nothing to do. Oh, yeah, Calleigh is #1 on that list." And that's disasterous for a relationship. For a couple to work, especially on television, there has to be sexuality. I'm not really a fan of Horatio/Yelina, but you have to admit there's plenty of tension and yearning between these two. The way he looks at her, he's never looked at Calleigh like that, and after Yelina, I'm not sure he will. If we were going through that route, then we could say that Speed, Delko, and Alexx are all in love with Horatio. The way she delivered her line, there was no yearning in her voice, no double meaning. I think Calleigh and Eric have more in common than people think. I don't have a problem when there's a vast age difference, but the people are on the same level of maturity. Though I myself have shipped popular and unpopular ships combined, one thing that has never changed for any couple is the chemisrty.
I hope that if nothing else, this post has been a little reminder of the fact that there are people that feel strongly about the pairing they ship, and that goes for every pairing, in every fandom. Beckinsale gave me some examples, I gave a rebutal, she gave one back... I continue because in my experience, H/C shippers are usually very young, immature, and stubborn.
I am willing to offer 'proof' or further explaination if something I said wasn't clear, and I hope that this post didn't come across as defensive..wanted to throw my two cents in here. Trying to debate with them is like trying to potty train a 2 year old.