"What? Both of them!?!" Magda exclaimed in surprised, she and CD were sitting in her mother's kitchen eating lunch; which wasn't uncommon for them. Since CD came to Magda when she found out she was pregnant they became really close friends. When CD came back to work after Brandon was born Magda even talked her mom into watching him until they got off.

"Yeah first Brain last night then my mom this morning."

"What are you going to do?"

"About who my mom or Brian?" CD asked playing with the straw in her drink.


"I'm going to get the best lawyer I can find, there's no way I'm going to let Brian take Brandon away from me.". She said detrimentally "And my mom well I don't have time for her crap right now."

"What did she do this time?" she asked concerned

"First of all she shows up out of nowhere, and then when I introduce her to Brandon she tells me that I could have picked a better race to have a child with." she explained her voice reeked of anger

"God that's horrible, she didn't say it in front of him did she?."

"No but she might as well, the look on her face said it all. She looked at him like he disgusted her or something. I never been that pissed at her before." From the look on CD's face Magda could tell that hurt the most.

"You have every right to be, she was practically insulting your son. I would have done the same thing if it was somebody talking about Ben."

"Yeah I know, but I wish I could have held my temper better. I had a screaming match between two people in the last twenty four hours booth times my son was in ear shoot."

"CD don't be so hard on yourself, you are trying to protect your son. And your doing a good job at it, so what if you lose your cool every once in awhile, as long not physical and not towards Brandon it's okay." She said trying to convince her, she knew CD second guessed every choice she made when it came raising Brandon but that was normal for a first time mothers. They sat in a comfortable for a few minutes until CD voice one of the thoughts that were racing through her head.

"You think I should try to explain this to him?"

"You mean talk to Brandon about Brain?" she questioned wanting to be sure what she was about to give advice on.

"Yeah, I have to be honest with myself I know I can't legally keep him away from Brandon." she sighed still letting her worried tone seep through.

"So, what are thinking about doing?"

"I don't know. What did you do when Gabe came back?" she asked curiously

"First supervised visits then I let Gabe take him out for a couple hours during the week. Then when Ben got used to him let him take him for the weekend."

"I don't think I could do that."

"Do what?"

"Let him go for the weekend, the only time he's away form me is when I have to work and that's to long."

"It'll be hard at first but you're doing it for him. Plus it'll be worth when he comes home and tell you how much he missed you, how much fun he had." she smiled trying to ease CD's fears

"Yeah your right."

"I know." an uncharacterized like smirk appeared on her face

"I just have to figure out how to tell Bran."

To be continued..