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A/N: You guys have been too awesome, and sorry it has taken me so long to get this story continued. The other story I am working on has kind of taken over a little bit.

You Can Still Be Free Chapter 5

Baby I've been drifting away
Dreaming all day
Of holding you
Touching you
The only thing I want to do
Is be with you
As close to you
As I can be

Catherine set the table for Gil's breakfast. He had been working the night shift last night, doing some more overtime.  She smiled at the thought of being able to tell him her good news. He was going to be a father. She could picture the child in her mind, and they were perfect. Absolutely perfect.

"Catherine? What smells so good?" Gil said, walking in the front door.

"Oh Gil! I made you breakfast." Catherine turned around and smiled, snapping out of her reverie.

Gil smiled and looked at her strangely. "You don't usually do that."

Catherine could barely keep her smile off her face, let alone her information in. "I just wanted to do something nice. Besides, I have something I need to discuss with you." She tried to use her most serious tone, but it faltered a little bit.

Gil looked at her strangely for a moment, before deciding to accept and move on. "So what did you make?"

"Bacon, eggs, hash browns…" She pulled on his hand and escorted him to the table. "Just need to do the eggs. It won't be a few minutes."

Gil smiled and stood up again. "I'll just go wash my hands."

Catherine stared at him. "No! You can't do that."

He looked at her strangely. "What do you mean I can't do that?"

She smiled at him through gritted teeth. "You can't use the washroom. It's… occupied."

Gil looked at her, his hands on his hips. "What is going on Catherine? There is no one else here. There is only you and me here. There is no way the bathroom can be occupied."

Catherine sighed and picked up the spatula. "Have a seat and I'll tell you what's going on."

Gil sat down, waiting anxiously for her answer. I hope it's nothing bad. She's not having an affair, so I don't know what it could be. I mean, why can't I use the bathroom. Suddenly the light inside his head clicked on. Oh dear God… I have a feeling I think I know what she is about to say to me.

"Gil… We're going to be parents."

Gil was unaware he had been holding his breath until he let it all out. "Me? A father?" He began, his feelings a mixture of joy and surprise.

"Yes…" Catherine hedged.

Gil jumped up and pulled her into his arms. He held her tightly for a moment. "I'm going to be a father?"

Catherine laughed a little and pulled out of his embrace just enough to look at his face. "Yes."

Gil spun her around in his arms. "That is the most wonderful news I have heard in a long time!" He set her down long enough to pick her up. "Breakfast can wait." He carried her off to the bedroom, eager to hold the woman he loves.

Let's make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Let's make love
Oh, baby

~~Nick's House~~

Nick and Sara walked in after work, tired as usual. It had been a grueling day at work. He pulled her to him and hugged her, simply enjoying the fact that he could hold her. "So, Miss Sara Sidle, you have two choices as to what you want to do next."

She smiled and looked up at him. "And what would they be?"

"We can either eat breakfast." His stomach grumbled as he finished the sentence. "Or, we can head off to the bedroom where I will proceed to make wild and passionate love to you." His stomach grumbled again.

"As much as I like the sound of the wild and passionate love making, I think your stomach has other ideas." Sara smiled a little and then laughed as his stomach let out a growl.

Do you know what you do to me
Everything inside of me
Is wanting you
And needing you
I'm so in love with you
Look in my eyes
Let's get lost tonight
In each other

Nick laughed with her. "I think you're right." They walked arm in arm to the kitchen.

Grabbing an apple, Sara pulled away from him and sat down at the table. "So do you think that there will be any interesting cases tonight?"

"Sara, could we forget about work for just one moment?" Nick said, looking at her seriously.

Shrugging her shoulders, she took another bite into her apple. "Sure."

Nick winced at the tone of voice she used. "That didn't come out like it sounded."

"I know Nick. What did you want to talk about?"

Nick grinned. Ask her. Come on… Ask her. His brain repeated over and over again. He got down on one knee in front of her, and pulled a ring out of his back pocket. "Sara Sidle, I love you with all of my heart. Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"

Sara stared at him and then stared at the diamond, glittering from the sun that filtered in through the window. "I…" She was speechless for the first time in her life.

"Why, Sara Sidle, are you speechless?" Nick grinned.

Before she could bring herself to answer, she flung herself into his arms. "Of course!" She could feel him wrap his arms around her and he held her tighter than he ever had before.

Let's make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Let's make love

Nick pulled away and reached for her hand, and slipped the ring on her finger. He could see the tears starting to trickle down her face and he wiped them away with his thumb. "No need to cry honey."

"These are happy tears." Sara said, and smiled.

Nick swung her up into his arms and began walking to the bedroom. "I think my stomach will forgive me just this once if I don't feed it."

Sara smiled and began trailing kissed down his neck as he carried her to his room.

Nick lay her down gently on the bed and was beside her in seconds. Nick pulled away from her slightly. "I love you so much Sara…" His voice hitched slightly.

Sara looked into his eyes. "I love you too Nick… I am so happy that I finally found someone like you. I can't wait for the time when I'll be Mrs. Nick Stokes."

Nick smiled. "You do realize that we are going to have to call my family."

Sara grinned and pulled him toward her. "Later. We have some unfinished business." She silence whatever his next comment was going to be with a kiss.

Let's make love
All night long
Until all our strength is gone
Hold on tight
Just let go
I want to feel you in my soul
Until the sun comes up
Oh, until the sun comes up
Let's make love

Oh baby, let's make love
All night long
All night long
Let's make love

A/N: Sorry that it took so long!!! There aren't too many chapters left to do. Hope you liked it! J

Song: Let's Make Love by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw; Album: Breathe.