Rufus hesitates afraid to tell him but Luke is getting impatient. Rufus fiddles with his hair trying to come up with a way to say it...Luke pushes her hand away and demands for her to speak up....
Rufus nuzzles her head into his shoulder and finally speaks...
*Rufus* "I never lost our baby.....I was just tired of fighting and I thought it would be
better that way...."
*Luke pushes her off him* "You!....What?!.....Ru, are you f*cking kidding me?! Why?!"
*Luke* "Your the one who likes to push my buttons! The reason I"m angry all the damn time is you!.....You always!...Always!.... want to stir up trouble between us!"
*Rufus* "That's not true!..."
*Luke* "Yeah it is! Your doing it right now!! The only time we don't fight!.... is when we're f*cking! Then the same shit starts all over again! We fight over whatever the hell you think I did wrong.....then you beg and plead for me to stay....offering me the only thing that you know is keeping me here..."
*Luke* "So, you get yourself pregnant thinking that is gonna make me love you! Now your saying you lied to me about loosing the baby!! Were you actually ever pregnant or was that a lie too?!"
*Rufus* "I did not get pregnant on purpose and I'm not lying!!!"
*Rufus* "Because I'm not lying this time...I want to be a family, Luke, with you and our child..."
*Luke laughs sarcastically* "Ha! Yeah right!..We don't have a kid and thank f*ck for that!...I'm outta here....I'm done with your crazy ass."
Luke gets up from the bed and Rufus panics....
*Luke* "I don't!.....find some else who will put up with your crazy sh*t...."
Luke turns and walks away...
you the way that I do!"
*Luke* "She is the best damn thing that ever happened to me! I'm not gonna let you come between us! It's over Rufus! It's been over for a very longtime...."
Everything fades to black as he walks away and all he can hear is someone calling his name...
*Laura calls out to him* "Luke?...." * she raises her voice* "...LUKE?!..."
When that doesn't work she reaches out and grabs his foot shaking him awake.
*Laura* "Luke! Wake up!...."
*Laura* "What? Luke, I can't hear you..."
Then he hears Laura's voice again and is now alert as to where he is and what is going on. The foggy haze in his head from the dream fades and Luke scrambles to get up, trying to get to her as quick as he can.....
Laura wants to yell and scream at him for not getting here sooner but she is also very relieved to have him there with her finally.....
*Laura* "Where were you? Why didn't you answer anyone's calls!?"
Luke climbs into bed squeezing in next to her....she doesn't stop him. Right now she just wants to know where he's been. He kisses her forehead again, breathing her in and not wanting to let her go ever again....
*Laura* "Go on....I'm listening..."
*Luke* "Well...I decided to run some errands to hopefully clear my head and I ended up dropping my phone in the parking lot and driving over it."
*Laura* "What?! Really, Luke?"
*Luke* "I'm serious!.....What's happening between us has got me all ff...um....messed up. I couldn't think straight all damn day! I'm sorry I wasn't here sooner......"
*Luke* "I went to go get it replaced, you know how much of my life is on that thing.... I thought I would be in and out of there but it took forever. So by the time I got around to calling Jacob to tell him what was going on. He tells me about you and that everyone is looking for me..."
*Laura* "Luke, I was freaking out!....I thought you were with her!...I could have gone into labor and you had no idea!"
*Laura* "And what about her? Rufus...do you still have feelings for her ?"
*Laura* "If she means nothing then why'd you kiss her?!"
*Luke sighs* "I....I...don't know. I just....I screwed up!"
*Laura* "I just don't understand what is happening with you! I felt like I was loosing you, Luke! You haven't been acting like the man I feel in love with...."
*Luke* "That is the one thing I know without a doubt, Babe.....Is that I love you and I'm happy about the baby....I'm scared sh*tless but I'm happy."
*Luke* "Babe, I....I....was never mad at you. I was mad at myself and at Rufus....She was trying to drag me down into her sh*t again and I almost let it happen...I'm sorry that I caused you pain. Can you forgive me?"
*Luke leans over her* "I'll take whatever you've got to give me right now....I love you, Babe."
*Luke* "I love you...Laura Ophelia Lavigne and I want you to be my wife...."
*Laura* "Say it again......."
*Luke* "I love you..."
*Laura giggles* "Not like that....the whole thing! Say it again...."
*Luke smirks* "I love you, Babe and I want you to be my wife....."
*Laura* "Good enough, I love you too but your still in trouble."
*Luke* "As long as you love me, I can handle it."
*Laura* "Good.......I'm starving I haven't ate since this morning."
*Luke* "Nothing at all?..."
*Laura* "No.....they wouldn't let me eat just in case I went into labor...."
Luke is about to reply when the door swings open and a lady in a doctor's coat comes in.
Luke gets up. The Doctor walks to Laura's other side and extends her arm out. Luke reaches out to shake the
doctor's extended arm.
*Doctor* "Hello, I'm Dr. Kelly, I'm assuming your the husband?"
*Luke* "Yes I am....."
*Dr.Kelly* "How are you feeling?"
*Laura* "Much better...."
*Luke* "She's hungry....is it okay for her to eat now?"
*Dr. Kelly* "Sure....I think it is safe for her to eat now. I'll make sure she is on the list for breakfast. There is a vending machine down the hall. The cafeteria will not be open till 5am."
Luke leans over to kiss her forehead.
*Laura* "Something salty and crunchy sounds good...."
Luke nods and leaves Laura with the Doctor while he goes in search for the vending machines.
*Laura* "I'm feeling much better...."
*Dr. Kelly* "You just keep doing what your doing and you'll be fine...."
Laura smiles at her and Dr. Kelly finishes up examining her, then heads off to finish her rounds.
Luke finally comes back arms and pockets full of junk food.
*Laura smiles* "You think you grabbed enough?"
*Luke* "I'm hungry too....I found you your favorite "Pirate Booty"...."
He tosses them on the bed and kicks the door closed.
*Laura* "Mmmm....this is perfect.."
*Laura grabs the bag* "Okay....You know I can't drink soda...right?"
*Luke* "I know...the soda is mine..."
opens his soda.
*Laura* "Who's going to open up "Vintage Vinyl"?"
*Luke* "Nobody...I told Jacob to take the day off...I'm keeping it closed, so I can take you home."
*Laura* "Okay....You know, Fionna was the one who led Rufus down here....."
*Luke* "I know....I heard....and don't worry she is not coming back..."
*Laura* "Did you fire her?"
*Luke* "Not yet....I haven't talked to her. I don't think she is gonna be back. She'd have a lot of nerve showing her face again..."
*Luke* "No, I don't think he did. Peter hates Rufus with a passion. Besides he would never do something like that."
*Laura* "I hope your right....I know you two are close."
*Luke* "I'm sure he'll be dumping her ass the minute he finds out..."
*Luke* "Forget about Fionna I'm sure she is gone by now.... Your sister told me about
you two tracking down Rufus..."
*Laura* "She did huh?"
*Luke* "Yeah....after I got b*tched out by her for not answering my phone."
*Luke* "Sorry....she calmed down after awhile. Then they made her leave cause
visiting hours were over..."
*Laura* "If my sister wasn't with me when I passed out then I might not be here right now! Or I might have lost he baby, Luke! Has that not crossed your mind?!"
*Luke* "I'm sorry......Yes your right and I am glad your sister was with you I don't want anything to happen to you but you never should have gone looking for Rufus. I told you to not go near her......"
*Laura getting emotional * "Since when do you tell me what I can and cannot do! Besides...you wouldn't talk to me! I had to do something!!"
*Laura* "Neither do I, but you brought it up!"
*Luke* "Alright....I just don't want you or my baby anywhere near her...."
*Laura* "Fine....just don't give me any reason to go do something crazy like that! Just tell me the truth!"
*Luke sighs he knows she is right* "I will....I promise. I'm sorry all this sh*t lead you here. It's not what I wanted to happen..."
*Laura* "I know.." *she yawns* "...I'm still tired...lay with me till I fall asleep?"
Laura gets comfortable and drifts off to sleep.
Luke wakes up about an hour later then goes to get more comfortable on the couch. Several more hours pass and it's now early morning. Dr Bratters was called in for a early morning delivery and is now checking in on Laura....
Laura being the light sleeper that she is, hears him come in and is awake when he turns around with her chart in his hand.
*Dr. Bratters* "Good morning....how are you feeling? Any more contractions?"
*Laura* "No...I'm feeling much better...."
*Laura smiles* "That would be wonderful! Thank you!"
*Dr. Bratters* "Sure, let me get ready and we can begin." *he looks at Luke* "Looks like someone is a heavy sleeper, that might change with a newborn..."
*Laura* "Luke, get up and get over here....."
*Luke* "I'm coming.....what's going on? Everything okay?"
*Dr. Bratters* "Everything is fine.....Now you two ready to find out what your having?"
Luke leans in closer trying to make out what he is looking at on the screen.
*Laura* "Ohmygosh! Is that a leg!"
*Luke* "How can you tell?!"
*Laura* "Ummmm....I don't know..."
*Luke squints at the screen* "I can't tell what I'm looking at.....Wait! I see it! It's a...."
To be concluded in Part 3!