I read on Maura’s lips :
“I just want to marry you.”
And Jane is all : “What ?” softly.
"And that’s how your mother proposed.. Over an open chest cavity."
"Is that why there’s so much love between you and mommy? Because all the love from that heart exploded and surrounded you and mommy!"
"So much love munchkin?" Jane looks at their daughter, her eyes bright with questions.
"My teacher said that she has never seen anybody’s parents with that much love for each other and," she smiles proudly, "she was talking about my mommies."
"Well munchkin," Jane smiles at their daughter, "there’s so much love between me and mommy because I really love your mommy and she really loves me. Nothing to do with exploding hearts munchkin." Jane smiles and hopes that the answer’s sufficient, but she looks to Maura anyway, just to make sure.
"Sweetheart," Maura squats to place herself at eye level with their daughter, “ma’s right, love doesn’t happen that way and it isn’t quantifiable or measurable but,” she pauses and smiles at Jane.
Jane smiles and continues, “that’s why love’s so wonderful. You can love everybody all very differently but all, as much as you want. Love can go on forever,” she looks to Maura.
"And lasts for always," a shared smile, "I want your ma to be happy, to be safe," Maura looks to Jane, "and she wants the same for me too. Ma and me, we love each other, because we care for each other and we want each other happy."
"Not because of an exploded heart?" She pouts and looks at her mommies; she really liked that theory.
"Not because of an exploded heart sweetheart," Maura smiles, "there is something else though that you need to know…"
"Oh yes munchkin," Jane gets the train, "there is something very important that you need to know too," Jane smiles and takes each of Maura’s hand, leaving their daughter in between them.
"We love you," they kiss their daughter’s cheeks, one on each side, "for forever and forever." They smile and look at their daughter.
"Mommies…" she hides her face in her hands, covering the blush, "I love you too," she says to each of her mommy with a long hug to go along with it.
"But I’m still going to," she whispers the next word, "guess", she smiles, "that it’s because of exploding hearts but," she pipes up a little louder, "we will just have to wait for the test results!" She smiles, proud of herself.
"That’s what we get Maura," Jane wraps an arm around her wife, "when we bring our daughter to work too often," she smiles and kisses her wife, "she starts picking up lines from people and of all people, she picks up Susie’s too."
"Now you understand why it’s important for us, especially you, to be really careful with our language right Jane?" Maura kisses her wife’s cheek, "you do have to thank the cadavers though Jane," Maura cocks her head to the side and gently bites on her lower lip to hold back a smile, "that you even have a wife, that you have us," she takes hold of their hands and starts to leave the morgue, "you can be so slow and frustrating sometimes while I have to work around your given three minutes. I thought you would never have asked the question."
"But you did," Jane raises Maura’s hand to her lips, "and I’m really glad that you did. Thank you," Jane kisses the ring, "I love you Maura."
"I love you Jane," Maura returns the kiss, "thank you for our family."
“Mommies? What does quantifiable mean?”
All yours, Jane mouths to Maura, with a smile.
Maura sends a smile to her wife and looks to their daughter, “It means, that—”
"Doctor Isles, the test results are out!" Susie appears behind them.
"Chang! Chang!" Their daughter runs to Susie and tugs on her labcoat, Susie obliges and lowers herself so that she can be whispered to, "Can you help me test if mommy and ma love each other so very much because a heart exploded? Please?"
She looks up at the blushing detective and doctor; befuddled by their child. She now considers truly, to be doubly careful and to stop accidentally intruding on the detective and the doctor. Even if it meant, she constantly has her hope in love renewed by these two.
I think my heart exploded with love!!!
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Keep reblogging this. Everyone.
YES YES YES YES YES YES
This is really really really important and I wish everyone in the world realized this
I love that they had a guy one on there as well :’)
Just because she isn’t saying no, doesn’t mean she’s saying yes.