Law & Order: Claire Kincaid/Jack McCoy ~ 1. Beginnings
Fandom: Law & Order
Characters: Claire Kincaid, Jack McCoy (with a small appearance by Adam Schiff)
Word Count: 304
Summary: Pretty much just what the prompt says. The beginning.
Author's Notes: The dialogue may not be exact, but it’s my envisioning of things.
“Miss Kincaid, come with me,” Adam Schiff said at the entrance to Claire Kincaid’s cubicle.
“Is something wrong?” Claire asked, the edginess she’d felt since Ben Stone resigned showing in her voice.
“I have a new EADA for you to assist,” Adam said. “He requested you personally.”
“He?” Claire asked.
“Jack McCoy,” Adam huffed, leading Claire to Jack’s office.
Claire’s mind was whirling. She knew who Jack McCoy was. She also knew his reputation. And he was sure to know hers. Could that be why he requested her? Did he think she’d actually…
“Claire Kincaid,” Jack said, holding out his hand with a broad smile. “It’s a pleasure to be working with you.”
“And that’s exactly what it will be,” Claire said. “Work.”
“I’ll help you bring your things to this floor,” Jack said, showing Claire her new cubicle.
He had to admit, his reasons for requesting her weren’t purely professional. She was attractive. Much moreso than his previous assistants. But she was smart. Harvard. Clerked for a judge. Glowing recommendation. Yes, he knew the circumstances under which she’d left the clerkship. But it had been a while and he knew she hadn’t been afraid to come forward with information when she knew it would help a case, regardless of what it did to her professional reputation. Still, Claire made it clear that things were going to be business alone between them.
He’d be patient. He sensed a spark there already.
Claire watched Jack as he helped her put her personal things into a couple of boxes. She couldn’t deny he was attractive. But she’d been down that road before. Sleeping with the boss. It wasn’t fun in the end. Still…
She couldn’t deny that there was an electricity in the air when they’d shaken hands earlier.
Only time would tell what would happen.