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Late into the night, Krystal and Michelle stay to comfort Laura and help care for Phoenix. Little do any of them know that Luke did come back home but chose to avoid any confrontations, so he took off to sleep at Peter's apartment for the remainder of the night.
Krystal takes Phoenix to his bed, so Michelle and
Laura can have a moment alone.
Krystal lays Phoenix in his crib and he squirms a bit from the sudden movement, she gently pats his back, hoping he stays asleep now till morning.
Back in the bedroom Michelle sits with Laura, who is still kinda
in shock about how her evening went and being blindsided by Luke's confession of infidelity.
*Laura stuffy sounding from all the crying* "I understand. Thanks for coming."
*Michelle* "You know I'm always here if you need me. I'll call you as
soon as I'm done with work tomorrow.
Krystal comes into the bedroom, she thought Luke would come back even though Laura told him not to. His erratic behavior over the past year has always made her uneasy, now she wonders if she shouldn't have pushed them into getting married.
*Krystal sighs* "I know Sweetie, if he wakes up I'll take care of him. I think you need to
get some rest."
*Laura* "I don't know if I can sleep..."
from all the crying, try and get some rest. I better go, I'll call you tomorrow..."
Laura looks up at Michelle and smiles her eyes red
from crying all evening.
*Michelle* "Of course, you know I'm always here for you."
Krystal turns to look at Laura...
*Laura* "Thanks, Mom..."
So Krystal and Michelle head downstairs and Laura tries her best to fall asleep and rest. She ends up falling asleep on Luke's side of the bed.
Back downstairs Krystal says goodnight to Michelle.
*Michelle* "I can't believe he cheated on her with Rufus!...
I don't think I could forgive him if I was Laura."
Ohmygod! Did you cheat on Dad? Is that what you're sayin'?"
*Krystal* "No, I've never cheated on your Father, but there was....Another time sweetie we'll talk about it. You should get home it's getting late."
*Krystal* "Michelle, it's late and I'm tired too. I promise I tell you about it soon..."
*Michelle* "Okay...okay...you're right it's late. Goodnight Mom."
*Krystal* "Goodnight, Sweetie and drive safely..."
The next morning Laura wakes up and finds her Mother down stairs feeding Phoenix some breakfast and entertaining him with a few nursery songs.
Phoenix watches her closely while he fiddles with his sippy cup.
Krystal stops, when she sees Laura coming down the stairs.
Phoenix smiles at his mother and Laura smiles back...
*Laura* "But what am I gonna do with your crazy Father?..."
And I don't know what to think. I love him, I just don't know if I can trust him anymore..."
*Krystal* "Yes, you need trust otherwise you'll be miserable...
What about marriage counseling?"
*Krystal* "I think it would be a good place to start at this point."
Krystal gets up from the table and stands by the sink.
*Krystal* "Do you want me to clean up the kitchen before I go..."
*Krystal* "Okay, then I'm gonna head on home then.
It's been a long night for me too."
Krystal heads for the door grabs her bag and scarf. Laura follows to say goodbye and lockup behind her.
*Laura* "I will, and thanks for taking care of Phoenix last night."
*Krystal smiles* "It was my pleasure sweetie, he's such a good baby."
Then Krystal kisses her oldest daughter goodbye and
heads out the door. Back at home, Krystal heads into her kitchen to see that her husband Scott is still at home.
*Scott* "I wanted to know how it went last night, before I head into the office."
*Scott* "What'd ya mean? Did they breakup?"
was a bad idea for them to have a prenup?!"
to be well rested now and enjoying the walk. A little earlier Laura called Luke and asked him to meet in the park. He of course agreed to and...
"Soooo....what did you want to tell me?"
Things feel awkward for Laura too but if there is any hope for them then she needs to talk things through with him.
I want us to go to marriage counseling."
*Luke nods* "Okay..."
*Laura* "I made an appointment. Our first session is Friday at noon."
Then Laura starts walking again, pushing the stroller back towards the direction of home. As much as she loves him, the pain of what he did still hurts way too much, and being around him intensifies it.
Laura stops and looks back at him. She blinks trying to keep the tears from flowing again, it still hurts to look at him...
*Laura* "That's fine, but you might not want to stay long, my sister is coming over for dinner."
"Luke! you're a f*cking idiot! You've given Krystal even more reason to hate you!..." Remembering seeing their cars, which ultimately made him change his mind about coming home last night.
*Laura* "Okay. Are you staying at Peter's?"
* Laura* "I was just wondering."
Luke knows what she's thinking, and he plans on never seeing or speaking to Rufus again.
*Luke* "Everything between Rufus and I is over, Babe. She hates me more than you do right now."
*Laura* "Luke, I really don't want to talk about this right now....
Friday at noon, I'll text you the address."
get my things, then I'll go."