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Maybe that was one of the many reasons he didn't ask him out afterwards. He was waiting for Ben to tell him he was leaving. Cooper gave his reflection one last hard look before he joined Ben.
They ate in silence, not knowing what to say. Both men didn't wear their hearts on their sleeves and sorry was a word they couldn't express easily. Live with it or don't.
John grabbed Ben's wrist, taking the jacket out of the younger man's hand and putting it back on the coat hook. Ben felt his heart race, John was so close now. The older man cupped Ben's cheek in one of his tall hands and pecked him on the lips, running his thumb along his cheekbone. Sherman let out a shaky breath. Seven months into their carefully guarded relationship life decided to kick them in the ass. They visited a bar, had a couple of drinks and made out in an alley as they heard footsteps.
Ben shoved Coop deeper into the darkness, someone familiar looked at him for a moment and left. His biggest fear came true, they got caught. He didn't know by whom but that wasn't important. It could lead to their doom either way. Ben took a few deep breaths, collecting his raging thoughts. Their relationship had to remain a secret, John had made his point clear two months into their relationship after he got hurt and Ben had showed a little too much worry in the locker room as his eyes studied the angry bruise on his lover's shoulder.
His heart clenched painfully, fearing to get dumped by the only person he ever truly loved. Not even the love he held for his family could compare to the love he felt for Officer John Cooper. A knock disturbed John's musing, it was all so fucked up. Scared that I might get under your skin again? Scared that I make you want to stay?
He brought his boyfriend along one day. They avoided him, two weeks later he died. He called for backup. I'll prove that we have a place in their hearts, gay or not. They won't judge, we are still the same people. I never intended to out you," he felt Coop relax against him.
Ben placed a kiss on his collarbone, while he unbuttoned Coop's shirt, "Love you Coop. Make me forget for a while, okay? The other officers gave Ben a dirty look. Cooper suppressed the urge to smash Dewey's face into a locker, "As long as he leaves me be," was all he could say. Garcia if Ben wasn't mistaken. I couldn't see him from my angle, it was too dark but I definitely saw Sherman. He got many nasty looks while he made his way to their car. So that was what Cooper was talking about but they wouldn't hinder him to show Cooper that they had a chance.
Don't give them a reason to assume you might try to get into their pants. I'm invisible," Ben nodded and got into the car. Closing the door with more force than he intended.
They hadn't to wait long for their first garbage call that day. A rich looking gentlemen had dropped his keys into the drain. He threatened to sue them and end their careers until Cooper hissed that he should try. They stood face to face. The scene reminded Ben of the woman with her unhealthy addiction to chicken nuggets. The man let the issue go and huffed that he would find someone else who would gladly help him to retrieve his keys.
Their day was filled with garbage calls and Cooper's mood darkened even more. He was pissed about the drama in the locker room, he was pissed about peoples lack of commonsense and his back hurt. He was scared and the way they treated his partner tore on his heart. He could see it in his eyes. Ben was disappointed, and not thrilled that John avoided to accept his help. He wanted his life with Cooper.
He was scared to lose the job he loved and was good at, "I just can't. Cooper remained silent but his eyes gave him away. Ben smiled, "That's all I need," he filled Coop's plate and kissed his temple before he sat down and dug into his food.
A little smile was plastered to the corner of John's mouth since the affectionate little kiss. His heart made him remember how awesome love could be. Sherman took everything his colleagues were throwing at him for two weeks by now, but he still carried enough hope to go on. Thank god we have tomorrow off," Ben slumped down onto John's bed. Coop's chuckle vibrated against his cheek, making him smile. John shifted a little and let out a pained groan. He massaged the ointment into his lover's aching muscles.
He took his time, making it as comfortable as possible. John exhaled in relief, Ben's hands against his back felt like heaven. It still hurt but not as much as before. Ben's devotion and motivation to do everything possible to sooth his pains let his heart swell with love. He moaned as Ben pressed on a sore spot. It didn't take John long to fall asleep. Ben slipped out of bed and washed the ointment from his hands. He watched for a few minutes, from the doorway, before he joined his sleeping lover.
John still lay on his belly, his arms outstretched. Ben lifted one arm up as gentle as he could and got under it, putting the arm around his middle. Thankfully John didn't stir. Ben placed a butterfly kiss against Coop's shoulder before he closed his eyes.
Sherman's back hit the locker with a thud. He endured their mockeries for three weeks and it was getting harder each passing day. Do you want every woman you see?
The older man looked away. Do you have a crush on your TO? Ben could see John's back tense. So don't ruin his mood. Ben looked at her, not saying a word "Is it true? It is my concern," she glared, she wasn't brave enough to ask sooner.
She was scared that she would get killed because no one would come for a queer. That hurt, especially coming from Chikie. The young man hit the locker. No matter how happy they were in private, their work life overshadowed everything they had.
Get a pretty girl you can bang and show around. Or a new man. I don't care but leave me out of it. Move on, Ben, you don't need me to be happy. The guy remained silent.
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Worried he would get punched into a pulp the moment he opened his mouth. He went home to get a shower before he paid Cooper a visit. I know you're home," Ben knocked, yelling as silent as possible without losing the urgency in his words. Cooper sat on his couch listening to his partner. He knew he would change his mind the moment he opened the door so he steeled himself against Ben's voice. Ben wanted to prove how wrong he was but he wasn't.
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He failed proving that they cared about him. They mocked him, played pranks, pushed him around like he was worth less than the dirt under their shoes. Nothing changed during the years.
Ben had tried hard to argue with them, to make them understand that he was harmless and not interested in any of them, he tried to make them understand that he was still the same. But they laughed at him. They even taunted him in front of a male prostitute, and there was nothing he could do to help his young partner. It was the first time John had seen him cry. Not at work but at home, in his arms. That was something John wanted to never see again. The pain in his heart while he held him, while he whispered sweet nothings to sooth the pain, was unbearable an left him with a sick stomach for days.
It was time to move on. That was the tone of voice he got before the first tears made its way along his cheeks. Silence followed by the noise of his bike.
John took a deep breath. He drew up his knees and wrapped his arms around them. Resting his forehead on his knees. Brown you will pair up with Dudek. The older man wasn't looking at him. The pain in his chest made it hard to breath. He took it, "Sherman. Ben wasn't fond of the new guy, he transferred to them a month ago after his partner died. He hoped Tang would take care of Cooper. His expression was so serious that Sammy considered to believe it for now.
I'm bi," that was the first answer Bryant got out of his new partner. His partner remained silent. Ben had to admit that Bryant's behavior was more on the teasing side of provocation and not the mean one. Just so you know. The funk came to life. Sammy chuckled, "Garbage call? A habit he developed during his time with Coop, it was kinda irritating that Sammy was the one who stayed behind to offer a clue.
One week later John vanished from the face of earth and it needed a talk with his Chief and calling three hospitals to find him.
Cooper took his threat seriously and took some time off to get surgery for his back and rehab for the pills. The Chief told him that he was proud of him for talking Cooper into it, because he'd have hated to lose one of his best officers. Ben didn't ask how he knew, because he was damn sure Coop never told him that. He continued to go on patrol with Sammy, the man was okay. Not John but okay. Not that he was truly hungry but it was a small comfort to eat something delicious.
He avoided to choose a place where his co-workers normally stopped for lunch but he wasn't lucky that day. On a date with your new partner? He's married and doesn't need your shit. He wouldn't give in. The other officers laughed, they had seen the queer's police car outside the restaurant and decided to teach him what a real man was supposed to be.
What would people say if every fag would walk around in an uniform? Don't need to hide behind him anymore, do you? That is hiding in my book. It wasn't easy but he talked himself into believing that he could do it. He needed to do it. For himself, for Cooper, for all the homosexual officers out there. He would succeed or die trying. Preferably not literally dying but if he had to it would hopefully be worth it.
He wouldn't have become a police officer if he wasn't prepared to die an early death. Of course he hoped he'd reach an age to receive pension but the world wasn't safe. The guy who punched his teeth out when he was ten was proof enough. The tension mad him nervous and he felt kinda sorry for his partner. Ben nodded and threw the remains of his food away. The shift was long and filled with garbage calls and harassment.
Ben reached his bike as someone seized him by the neck. He couldn't see him but he heard more footsteps. They dragged him into a dark alley before they began to hit him. A fist connected with his stomach, he groaned but stayed upright. He would not give in. The second fist connected with his jaw. What brought him down was a kick to the knee. Once he lay on the ground they started to kick him in the chest.
It hurt, his whole body burned with pain and they didn't seem to come to an end. And he did what he tried so desperately not to do, he gave in to the pain and the fact that he didn't stand a chance. After what felt like hours they let go of him and vanished in the dark. He waited a while until he got enough air into his lungs to feel less light headed before he even tried to stand up. He had two options. Report what happened or going home, calling in sick and forget about it. He chuckled sadly, grimacing as the chuckle sent a wave of pain through his chest.
There was no chance in hell that they'd help him, or look for the attacker. No officer would ever investigate against other officers only because Ben was sure he knew who attacked him.
He heard their voices, saw Rollins ring. The attackers were definitely colleagues. Ben called a cab and paid him some extra cash for keeping his mouth shut and not report a hurt customer. John was still at the hospital as a nurse entered his room with a big smile. Probably doesn't want to infect you.
Though he had a abrasion on his chin, maybe he was in an accident," she was in a hurry and didn't pay much attention. He opened the book, the book was indeed from Ben. He'd recognize his neat handwriting anywhere. You are a great man and shouldn't have to hide who you are But more important is that you learn to respect yourself.
You are a good person, You are attractive, and you're worth my efforts. If you can't see that then Officer Cooper, you're dumb, but dumb is a word no one will ever associate with you. We can have better. We don't need them to be happy, we don't need the job to be happy. I hope one day you'll understand. Love Cooper's expression hardened, he tried to analyze every single meaning behind every single word.
Ben pointed out his worries and he was surprised how well Ben knew him. He never told Ben that he doubted his worth. His father was a killer, he was an addict, a simple cop nothing close to the standards Ben was used to. What worried him most was the passage about not needing the job, that could be an indication that he was breaking or it was just to make him understand that there was more to life than work.
John took a deep breath, he missed his partner dearly. Out of her reach. It was nothing unusual but something in her posture was different, "What's up? He caught him in the locker room as he tried to change his shirt.
It's not unusual that he waits for the locker room to be deserted but I think it's the first time because he was actively hiding something. He took three days of sick leave. We thought he needed some time to himself. I think they still see you as his TO. The main reason she volunteered to team up with John Cooper was the well hidden secret between the old officers that John would never harass a woman or even touch one. Except from his ex-wife but she knew it wasn't easy to be openly homosexual and understood that he probably loved her but not the way he should.
He tried to call Sherman after Jessica left but the young man didn't pick up. It wasn't like Ben to ignore his calls, sure he was most probably really pissed because John broke up with him but he was enough of a worrywart to swallow his pride. John tried to call six more times, in vain. He was busy to get into his shirt without making a noise of distress.
The bruises fucking hurt, luckily nothing was broken. Dudek frowned, the young man was hotheaded but he couldn't picture him in a bar fight. Something was not right. Sherman was a fairy but a beating went too far. They were police officers after all, they swore to protect people. Ben left the room during their discussion, heading home while everyone was still busy arguing about him.
The first act after he was cleared for duty was to hunt his ex-lover down. That man was not his boot, not the young passionate rich kid he got to know. Cooper led him into the locker room, it was mostly empty at this time of day.
John could feel Ben's breath hitch the moment he let his fingers ghost over a faded bruise, "Who did that? John let go of Ben and brought some distance between them. Checking for injuries was a good reason to touch the young man but he couldn't overdo it, "Tell me. You have to report them. I know that you cover them. He held John's gaze, searching for the affection he normally found in them.
There it was, hidden behind a layer of worry, anger and something he couldn't identify. Someone who stopped him when he threw a tantrum, overwhelmed by his emotions. As far as he knew Sherman punched a suspect a week ago. It hurt that John was reacting to the situation with anger and decided not to interfere with what was happening but on the other hand it was good to know that he still cared.
It reminded him of his goal to prove that they could be accepted. Their bigotry was just a He sighed, not believing himself anymore. It was hard to believe that the situation he just witnessed was what Ben wanted him to believe it was. The big man was possibly dangerous. Backup was arriving and made the man even more nervous. I don't go back," the man yelled. Do you want end up on deathrow? The man was obviously mentally ill. Sammy brought her to safety while John, Ben and Tang kept their weapons trained on him.
They relaxed after the guy threw his weapon on the sidewalk and emerged from behind the dumpster and Ben cuffed him. Ben saw red and tried to jump the man. Cooper sensed his love's next move and wrapped one arm around his middle to hold him back. The solid weight against his body was so familiar it hurt. Ben's body stilled, he was still fuming but got a hold on himself.
Sammy just stood there and watched. The man sniffed, waiting a moment before he decided that it was safer to leave them be. He needed his next fix anyway, and he wouldn't get that in jail. Bryant wanted to say something but Coopers angry glare silenced him. That does not contain standing around and watch while he endangers his life and career, do you understand? Cooper leaned in closer to Ben, whispering in his ear, "Don't do that again, I don't trust him to have your six," he said serious, expression hard as steel.
Ben's features softened slightly, Bryant mistook his look for resignation. He disliked the tall man. The day Coop would stop being concerned would be the day Ben would stop fighting.
Maybe John's love would grow, one day, to a point that he'd stand up for himself and their mutual attraction. Yes Cooper was intimidating, yes he was rough, yes he was demanding and yes he was what most of the rumors said he was but he was not mean, he wasn't heartless. John Cooper was well respected and well liked, he cared for people and he was there whenever you needed him.
Hell, he was there for Ben every time shit hit the fan. John came in the middle of the night after a long, hard day just because Ben was too agitated to sit still after he had to learn the hard way that he couldn't save them all.
He got down on the curbside despite his aching back just to offer him comfort while the fire department retrieved his running shoes.
Retelling one of his own worst memories. Ben had felt bad for triggering those memories. He was sure the baby haunted Coop's dreams that night. Sure Ben was angry at Cooper for being a coward, for ending their relationship even though no one knew but he understood that the older man was hiding for a very, very long time. It wasn't as easy to resolve as his painkiller addiction it was rather on the same level as Ben's own aggression problem.
Life taught them these manners and it was hard to fight your own character traits. Sherman sighed, asking himself how he'd gotten himself into this mess. He wasn't hungry anymore. Bryant and Sherman occupied the two remaining seats on their table. Dewey was impressed how stubborn the kid could be. They threw dirt at him and he dodged or took it and went on. He was pretty manly for a queer. That deserved some respect. Shot a woman, used her as a shield between himself and us. He hid behind a dumpster letting her sit on the sidewalk while she bled.
Sick fucker," Sammy stated, "a junky pissed off our Sherman here. In my days fairies didn't become police officers but nowadays everyone can join.
We make a man out of you. He lost some weight over the weeks but not enough to draw attention. Dudek watched them go, losing himself in his thoughts. He felt good when John was around.
They raised his hope that people were coming around with the fact that he was interested in men, too. John would break his heart even more.
You made it pretty clear that we can't It hurts a lot. We don't have a chance under these conditions. You will run at the first sign of trouble and I don't want to get my hopes up. I know we're over but I still have hope that maybe one day, we'll get our chance," he knew it was silly but he couldn't help it. Just a beer and a open ear," Cooper clarified. I know you mean well but a drink John? How do you think that will end? He was mostly right when he spoke his mind. Pretending to look for his keys while he observed the area to make sure Ben left unharmed.
Ben opened his locker just to slam it shut the moment he spied the pink tutu in it. How high is the commission you get? Sherman was a good man and it was hard to believe that he was related to the old menace. Like Cooper her, our flagship man.
Maybe he can make a man out of you. Do you think we're blind? The way you look at him sometimes. He waited until most of the officers were gone before he approached John.
The older man swatted his hand away. Ben didn't listen to Bryant or the other two officers, all he could do was stare at the door. There was anger in Coop's eyes and disgust. It was hard to breath with the memory of his disgusted eyes, still fresh in his mind. But he wasn't sure the disgust was meant for him, it bordered rather on self-loathing on John's part.
Their shift was rather unspectacular until an hour before their shift ended. All available units got called to a shootout. Two gangs got into a fight and opened fire, once the police arrived they ganged up against them. They tried to hide from the hail of bullets behind their cars but it wasn't much of a protection. Cooper took two men down, Ben got one while Sammy shot three. There were three man left after Dewey and Tang took two more out.
They had to leave their cover to get to the men, who ran inside the small house to take cover. Sideways When crime scene photos from the case of the celebrity suspected of murdering his estranged wife show up on the internet, all of the first responders are suspended, including Lydia and Josie. Further investigation proves the photos were the unauthorized pictures taken by Lydia using her phone, and she's shocked when she learns who was responsible for the leak.
Meanwhile, Sammy fails to pick the right guy from the line-up for Nate's murderer, and Dewey and Chickie are involved in a high-speed chase that ends in disaster.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 8: Fixing a Hole Sammy seeks answers in the desert, Lydia and Josie babysit an important alcoholic witness before a murder trial, and John and Ben go against procedure to help a child in need. Tuesday, March 1st, 9: Failure Drill As John's back pain worsens, so does his drug problem, and Ben, about to finish his training period, is gravely concerned about him.
Meanwhile, when a man wielding an automatic weapon goes on a killing spree inside a factory, Josie gets injured and Lydia must go after him alone.
Elsewhere, Sammy decides to take a more active roll in the upcoming birth of his child. Tuesday, March 8th, Graduation Day On Ben's final day as a rookie, he decides to force John to get the surgery he needs to relieve his back pain which, in turn, will end his need for painkillers. Meanwhile, Josie discovers that her son is the man Lydia has been seeing. Elsewhere, Sammy decides to go back to regular patrol.
Season 4 Tuesday, January 17th, 1: Wednesday John returns to duty after recuperating from back surgery and meets his new partner, Officer Jessica Tang, a tough and disciplined cop with her own set of baggage from working the streets.
Lydia, whose new partner is Detective Ruben Robinson, can't seem to escape helping a former CI who seems unable to stay out of danger, Ben, Sammy and Dewey chase an armed man into an elementary school, and Ben bumps heads with an intense street cop whose cynical attitude is affecting their work.
Tuesday, January 24th, 2: Underwater Things are gonna change with Joel Rucker as the new captain. Lydia and Ruben investigate a convenience store murder, and Lydia uses her typical compassionate charm to collect facts on her suspect from an unassuming grandmother. Meanwhile, John and Jessica get to test their physical abilities when they're attacked on the street.
Elsewhere, Sammy and Ben ride with a mistake-prone officer, but Ben is the one making mistakes Tuesday, January 31st, 3: Community On Hood Day, a day where gangs seek retribution, LAPD is trying to keep the peace by camping out in neighborhoods prone to violence. Sammy and Ben leave their assigned neighborhood with disastrous results. Meanwhile, the neighborhood grabs a golden opportunity to seek a little retribution of their own against the gang banger who has been terrorizing them.
Elsewhere, John and Jessica discover that another group of neighbors will go to any lengths to get a registered sex offender off their streets. Tuesday, February 7th, 4: Identity Jessica goes the extra mile to assist a homeless war vet obtain an ID so he can be admitted into a shelter.
Meanwhile, Sammy is determined to save a dog after he accidentally shoots it in the leg. Elsewhere, Lydia struggles with a serious personal matter while she and Ruben investigate the murder of a man who sheltered and aided women in need. Tuesday, February 14th, 5: Legacy John tries to save a suicidal teen in a situation that hits extremely close to home, and Sammy convinces a former addict to be an informant, with devastating consequences. Meanwhile, Jessica gets a visit from someone from her past, and Lydia and Ruben investigate a home invasion that appears to have been staged to cover up a murder.
Tuesday, February 21st, 6: Integrity Check Lydia dons a uniform and hits the streets when the shift is short a supervisor and she must fill in. Meanwhile, John and Jessica are stuck with a film crew tagging along on their calls. Elsewhere, Ben infuriates Sammy when he implies Sammy planted evidence.
Tuesday, February 28th, 7: Fallout Jessica and John exchange angry words after she lies to Internal Affairs about the facts surrounding her shooting of a teen with a toy. Meanwhile, Sammy continues to hold a grudge with Ben and Lydia continues to dodge questions about her condition.
Tuesday, March 6th, 8: God's Work Lydia and Ruben investigate the death of a young nanny, but first they have to find the kids who were in her care. Ben tries to intervene in the life of a prostitute with a daughter, but his efforts only make things worse.
Tang gets an update about the boy she shot, but John still wants her to come clean about what really happened. Tuesday, March 13th, 9: Risk Ben finds himself heading down a slippery slope as he attempts to help the daughter of a prostitute, putting him in hot water with the woman's pimp.
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Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a gang-banger who may have been killed over a graffiti tag. Tang faces more questions about her shooting of an innocent bystander, which could determine whether she gets promoted to sergeant.
Tuesday, March 20th, Thursday It's the last day on patrol for Tang, as she prepares to move to another precinct as sergeant. But first she wants to tie up some loose ends on the beat. Lydia is pressured to make a decision about the extent of her police duties during the rest of her pregnancy. With Sammy recovering from injuries, Ben and Dewey are partnered together.
But Ben is bent on tracking down the prostitute he's been trying to help and then getting her and her daughter away from the abusive pimp controlling their lives. Season 5 Wednesday, February 13th, 1: Lydia struggles to balance detective work and motherhood. Ben Sherman falls in with a sketchy crowd of cops, while Sammy Bryant is trapped in a hellish custody battle with Tammi. Wednesday, February 20th, 2: Heat After Mendoza is injured in a drive-by, Ben takes it upon himself to solve the case, much to Sammy's dismay.
Lydia regains her footing as a detective while investigating the murder of a female boxer's husband. Tensions between Cooper and Steele finally come to a head during a traffic stop-gone-sideways.
Wednesday, February 27th, 3: Babel A breakdown in the LAPD's dispatch system makes a difficult job even harder for the cops, all of whom are already grappling with communication issues. Lydia, in a moment of weakness, reaches out to her old flame, Terrell.
John is assigned a new partner; Ben and Sammy's partnership is strained just as Ben makes a romantic connection on the job. Wednesday, March 6th, 4: Under the Big Top Lydia and Reuben track the killer of a man whose body was slow cooked down to the bone. John and Lucero settle into their new friendship during a day filled with strange calls. Ben and Sammy respond to an insane bank robbery in which the suspects throw cash out into the streets as they make their escape in a getaway car.
Wednesday, March 13th, 5: Lydia connects with a man she sent to death row earlier in her career. Much to his chagrin, Sammy becomes a tabloid celebrity for the day after a very public act of heroism. Ben makes a dubious decision to get a drug dealer arrested. And a foot pursuit puts Dewey in danger. Wednesday, March 20th, 6: The death of a baby shakes Lydia to her core.
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Sammy is questioned by I. A difficult day on the job causes Cooper to seek solace in Hicks but finds none. Ben becomes more deeply involved with Brooke while continuing to see Elena. Wednesday, March 27th, 7: Heroes John takes drastic measures to try to save Hicks while being confronted with demons from his past. Lydia and Ruben track down a John Doe. Wednesday, April 3rd, 8: