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Entrapment

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"You look exhausted" Maura said to Jane when they were finally alone. She opened the wardrobe and started unpacking her bags. Jane was sitting on the bed.

"I'm fine." Jane muttered whilst rubbing absentmindedly at her shoulder. "I'm just stiff after the drive, that's all."

"Why don't you lie down for a bit and I'll unpack your bags for you?" Maura offered.

"I'm not an invalid you know. I might be hurt, but I'm sure as hell not defective either" Jane said angrily.

"Ah, I see. So that's what's been bothering you? I should have known that Em's little remark will put your back up. She doesn't' mean anything by it Jane. Em has been giving people she likes little nick names for as long as I've known her. I guess it's her way of welcoming someone to her inner circle if you like. If it really bothers you I can speak to her about it." Maura explained as she finished putting the last of Jane's clothing in the wardrobe.

"Thanks for putting that away Maur. And please don't say anything to the good doctor about the nick name. I'm grateful that she has agreed to help me with the rehabilitation of my arm. Thanks for coming along and making it happen. It means a lot to me."

"You would have done the same for me had the situation been reversed Jane." Maura said. "I only wish I could do more. You saved my life that day. Asking an old friend for help was the least I could do. I've told Emily what happened and I know that she feels the same way about helping." Maura sat down next to Jane and took her hand gently massaging the stiffness while trying not to let Jane's closeness bother her too much. She traced the scar left by Hoyt. "You seem to make a habit of it, don't you?" Maura asked softly.

"A habit of what, Maur?" Jane asked her voice cracking slightly. She struggled to keep her voice steady acutely aware of Maura's every move next to her.

Maura looked up into Jane's eyes. "Saving me, Jane Rizzoli." Jane had no answer to that other than to cover Maura's hand with her own and smiling at her trying to let her know that she would do again if even if she knew the cost beforehand.