*Dr. Blanchett* "Yes, come in...come in..."
and Laura takes a sigh of relief...
*Luke* "Okay....Um...I was born and raised in Seattle, worked for the band Rock Candy for many years...got tired of it. So I decided to move down here and open my record shop...."
you want him here today."
*Laura* "Because he can't be straight forward with me, I know I was in a fragile state
while pregnant with Phoenix but..."
*Dr Blanchett* "Luke, since telling Laura about your affair, do you believe you have been completely honest with her?"
*Luke* "Well, everything between us was good, it was great. We were happy, then we had that huge argument about the pre-nup she never told me about...."
*Dr. Blanchett clears her throat* "Language please..."
*Dr. Blanchett* "Okay Laura, how did you feel that day you argued about the pre-nup?"
*Laura* "After we fought and he left me home alone, I was scared. I thought that, that might be it. I'd never seen him that angry before."
Luke reaches out and touches her arm, he doesn't want her to put any blame on herself about that day.
*Dr Blanchett* "Laura the next step is to ask yourself is, if you can forgive Luke... Can you forgive him? Can you accept his actions and yours and what lead to his infidelity?"
Laura realizing that over the years they have been together, she has always hated conversations that revolved around him and Rufus. Plus other are always naturally curious when they find out Luke had dated her, which did make her jealous at times.
*Luke* "I didn't know that, you never told me you felt that way. But Babe, you know I don't want to go back to that life, I've told you that before. Yes, I did enjoy it for a time, but after awhile I got tired of it all. You know, I've told you."
*Luke sighs* "No, not once. I care about her as a person, but I'm not in love with her. I haven't been for a very long time. I thought her and the rock n roll lifestyle was what I wanted but with Rufus there was always way too much drama. That's why I left her after she miscarried, I realized I didn't want to spend the rest of my life with her."
*Luke* "And I screwed up big time that day we fought about the pre-nup. That night I left to check on Rufus at the hospital, I found out why she had tried to show up at Thanksgiving..."
Then Laura realizes what it was and she leans in her voice rising as does her temper.
Luke stops her from going on...
*Luke* "I'm sorry! I told you I screwed up but what else can I do! The damage has been done and we all gotta live with it, and I regret not ever telling you everything because maybe then we wouldn't be here trying to "work it out"....Margaret, Ruby, and Rufus are probably all back in LA by now. It's all over and I'm lucky as f*cking hell she didn't have my baby."
*Luke* "No that's everything..."
*Dr Blanchett* "Laura? Do have anything you want to say?"
Dr. Blanchett looks at the clock then sets down her notes.
*Laura* "Don't you need to get back to the shop?"
*Luke* "No, Willow is working there now..."
Laura turns around to face him.
*Laura* "Peter's girlfriend?..."
*Laura* "Is history doomed to repeat itself? You hire another one of Peter's girlfriends
she's not gonna spy on you for Rufus is she?"
*Luke* "C'mon, Babe that's not fair. Willow is a really nice girl, I think you would get along with her. So can I take you to lunch?"
Besides, I need to get going...I gotta pick up Phoenix at my Mom's."
Then she turns around and starts to walk away.
*Laura* "I'll call you..."
Then she walks away, digging around in her bag for her car keys, Luke is left standing there wondering if he's done more damage by telling her about Rufus' short lived pregnancy. But that's why they were here today isn't it? To tell each other the truth, to lay it all out and work out their feelings? Can they get back to being happy or is their marriage over?
To be continued...