Maggie and OA talked about how best to handle the interrogation with Andrew but OA was stopped by Andrew’s Mother and Brother, he told Maggie that he would take them to the family room and calm them down. It wouldn’t hurt leaving Andrew sitting waiting for a while, might get him sweating and get him to talk more.
Maggie was about to walk back towards the JOC when she spotted Scola coming her way and her chat with Kristen came in to her mind and she wanted to have a chat with him, check in with things.
“Hey Stuart, you got a second?”
“I was just looking to check in with you and see how Kristen’s doing?”
“She's great” he couldn't say that without the obvious smile on his face
“She mentioned she messed up in live fire training this morning what happened?”
Scola was taking this as Maggie just looking out for Kristen as she had obviously gone to Maggie for some advice about what had happened, he knew that Kristen looked up to Maggie as an agent.
“Maggie, if Kristen screws up I'm gonna let her know, trust me but the truth is there's really not much to critique”
“Okay. Good to know” Maggie smiled as she watched Scola walk away, she was shaking her head smiling with a small chuckle as Scola’s smile had only gotten bigger the more that he talked about Kristen.
Maggie was clearly too busy watching Scola and replaying their conversation in her head because she didn’t hear Jubal walk up behind her, his presence was made known when she heard his voice and also felt his breath on the back of her neck
“Everything okay with you and Stuart?” Jubal leaned his shoulder against the wall smiling when Maggie turned around to face him and she too leaned against the wall allowing them to stand close and it look totally normal
“How much attention have you been paying to Stuart and Kristen?”
Maggie was shaking her head chuckling softly when Jubal mentioned about his attention being on her, she was still trying to get used to him finding ways to be sweet to her while they talked at work
“I may deny this at a later date, but I've always loved watching you roll your sleeves up” Maggie had no idea why she decided to tell him that but in that moment it felt like the right thing to say to him, her eyes ran up his arms, across his chest to his face finally resting on his eyes, she noticed his pupils were slightly dilated, she was struggling with her urge to lean in brush her lips against his.
“I woundered what touching your skin would feel like for a long time, and what exactly you were hiding under those shirts” her hand lay briefly on his chest before back by her side before anyone seen them.
Hearing him mention kissing her Maggie's eyes briefly glanced at Jubal’s lips before back up at his eyes, and she swallowed hard, she had never felt like this before, it was exciting and scary at the same time. She cleared her throat trying to concentrate on something other than wanting to kiss Jubal, experience that taste that was uniquely him
“erm, eh, yeah what were we talking about before your forearm distracted me?”
Jubal swallowed hard when he seen Maggie's eyes glance to his lips, a soft chuckle escaped when she blamed his forearm for the distraction
“You were asking me if I had been paying attention to Kristen and Stuart”
“Oh yeah.. that…. Stuart fancies Kristen”
“His expression totally changes when he talks about Kristen and he doesn't even realise he's doing it. I swear his cheeks have to hurt he was smiling that big while talking about her”
“You know that now I'm going to be watching them and now I want to find a reason to talk to Stuart and Kristen”
“Sloan already did. But I don't think she's going to be asking about you again any time soon, she was being disrespectful so no harm to Isobel but I will not be extra nice to her anymore”
Maggie couldn't help the soft smile as she watched Jubal, she could take care of herself but to know that he had defended her without even having to think about it really did mean a lot to her and before Maggie could say anything it was like Jubal was reading her mind
“And I know you can look after yourself Mags and defend yourself but that doesn't mean I'm not going to stand up for you and defend you if someone is being disrespectful about you”
“My knight in shining armour huh” she smirked playfully
Before either of could say anything else OA was walking around the corner and spoke to them
“Hey guys Isobel wants to see the three of us in her office”