A/N Soon this fic will end. Epilogue is coming up soon. Don't worry, though, there will be a sequel.
Thanks to Adina-Anne, Lamia Astaroth, MattKensethFan, fieryflame, Karens Chanel Sling Backs, and Walnutwhip for all of the lovely reviews. I don't have time for responses, but I thank you so much for the lovely reviews, I know I took a long time to update and I'm sorry it's so short!
are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know
I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
Grace knocked on the door to Rob and Ellen's house and frowned when she didn't hear people coming to answer. She waited for a few minutes and then noticed a note on the door. Reading over it quickly she cursed, they had left for the hospital because Rob's mother was sick.
She reached into her pocket and pulled out her cell phone to call Will to see if he would come pick her up. She knew that he would have to drive a long way but she didn't think she could stand another minute on public transport. It was also getting late; if she was to leave she had to leave soon. She didn't feel safe being out in New Jersey late at night.
Dean had been nice, she thought, listening to the phone ring. "Damn it, Will, answer the phone!" she snapped as the answering machine came on. She waited for the machine to finish its song before she said, "Will, I just wanted to tell you that Rob's mother is in the hospital and I am standing outside their door."
She hung up her cell and decided it might be better to call Jack since Will must be over there. She would have phoned Dean but he hadn't given her his phone number. He had managed to get hers and had told her he would call her when he got back to the city. She sighed, wishing she could have asked for his.
"It wouldn't do me any good," she muttered to herself. "He wouldn't be there; he would be at his sister's house." Grumbling angrily, she punched Jack's number in and listened to it ring.
"Phone," Jack mumbled sleepily as his phone rang. "Would you get it, Will?"
Will nodded and reached over to pick the phone up. "Hello?" he asked sleepily. As soon as he heard Grace's frightened voice on the other end he sobered. "What is it, Gracie?"
Jack opened an eye and looked at him.
"Yeah, well, alright, I guess I can. I'll have to rent a car but I'll do it. If you want, you could just call a taxi," he suggested.
"No!" Grace whined on the other end. "It is getting dark over here and I don't want to get in a cab!"
Will sighed. "Well, alright, I'll come. It'll take a little while, though. Traffic will be awful at this time of night. Can you get into their back yard or something? It isn't safe to stand out in the road."
"Oh, of course," Grace said dryly. "I'll just hop the fence."
Will snickered but started to cough a little. He held up a hand when Jack made to move towards him. When he had himself under control he said, "I'll be there as soon as I can. Try to get into their back yard or even to get the garage open or something."
"Alright, I'll see you soon. Call me when you're close. Maybe one of their neighbors will let me in," Grace replied. She knew he was trying to keep her safe. "I'll see you. Bye."
"See you soon. Bye, Grace," Will said and hung up the phone.
"What happened?" Jack asked, looking at Will intently. "Something wrong with Grace?"
Will nodded and got up from the couch and went towards the bedroom. "I have to go pick her up from Rob and Ellen's house. Rob's mother is in the hospital and Grace is locked out."
"You can't go, you're still sick," Jack pointed out. "Let's call Karen; she might get Driver to go get her. Or even lend you one of her cars."
Will thought for a moment. It was possible that Karen might lend them a car. It would certainly save him money on a rental. "Alright, go ask Karen if she'll let me borrow one of her cars. I don't feel safe having Karen's driver pick Grace up. She might forget."
Jack nodded. "Alright, I'll call her." He walked out of the bedroom as Will started to change into jeans and a shirt. "I'm going with you!" he called, picking the phone up.
Grace paced outside of Rob and Ellen's house. She had asked one of the neighbors if they had a spare key but they had slammed the door in her face, saying that they didn't like Rob and Ellen. When she had tried another neighbor, their son had answered and told her that they didn't have a key but that she was welcome to come in and wait for her friend to pick her up. Grace had thanked him for the offer and told him she would rather wait outside incase her friend came and couldn't find her.
She watched cars pass her and she decided that she ought to do as Will had said and try to get into their back yard. Walking with her bags in tow, she went towards the gate that led to Rob and Ellen's back yard. She pushed on it and sighed in relief when it opened.
"Karen said she'd let you borrow a car," Jack said to Will. "But she has some very strict rules about driving."
Will rolled his eyes. "Like what? No less than six bottles of alcohol in the car at a time?"
Jack made a face at him. "No, I think it's no less than eight."
Will snorted. "Come on; let's go over to Karen's." He opened the door and he and Jack walked towards the elevator.
When they got to the street, Will hailed a cab and gave the driver the address to Karen's. It wasn't too far, but Will didn't want to stress Grace out anymore than she had to be by making her wait even longer.
"Where's Grace at?" Jack asked. He hadn't really been paying much attention to where she had gotten off to.
Will gave him a look of annoyance before saying, "New Jersey to visit Rob and Ellen."
"Touchy!" Jack cried, hearing the irritation in Will's voice.
Will gave him a lopsided grin. "Sorry, I'm just a little worried about her." He looked out the window. "Oh, look, we're here."
Jack grinned back at Will and got out of the taxi as Will paid the driver. "Come on, Will! If we make Karen wait too long she won't want to come with us."
"Wonderful," Will muttered, walking into Karen's. He looked at Jack and noticed how happy he was. Will sighed, if Jack was happy he wouldn't make a sarcastic comment like he normally would have.
As they walked to Karen's door, Will started to cough. He held up a hand to Jack when Jack walked towards him. "I'll be fine, let's just go up and see Karen."
Jack nodded but the worry didn't leave his face.