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I don’t like triangles – Benson to Carisi Season 17 Episode 16 (Star-Stuck Victims)


Chapter One

Fucking Carisi. He had to go and ruin everything with his jealousy. Everything. Amanda sniffs and takes another sip of her drink.

“Hey, Frannie girl,” she says, stroking her dog’s head, “I love you, baby.”

Frannie licks her hand and Amanda sighs. The dog puts her head back in her lap and looks up at her with sad, sympathetic eyes. At least Frannie understands her.


“I thought we really had something here,” he said.

“We did,” she answered.

We did.

And now we don’t.

Obviously frustrated, he had shaken his head and waved a dismissive hand in the air. And then he stormed off.

Frustrated herself, she hadn’t stopped him.

And with that it was over.


Her cell phone rings. Mike Dodds. It is his personal phone – this isn’t about work.


“Hey Amanda, it’s Mike.”

“Yeah, I know.”

“Hey, listen, I couldn’t help but overhear what happened between you and Carisi today. Are you okay?”

She lets out a frustrated sigh that she doesn’t bother to disguise. But she does hold back from saying No, I’m not okay – and you’re part of the problem.

“Look, Mike it’s really not a good time . . .”

“I understand.”

“No, you really don’t. Just leave me alone for a while, okay?”

“Okay, I’m sorry about all of this . . . but if you ever want to talk – “

“Yeah, okay,” she interrupts him and then abruptly hangs up, tossing her phone back on the coffee table.

Frannie lifts her head up and looks at her inquisitively.

“Boys,” Amanda says, shaking her head.