DISCLAIMER: I don't own anything from Once Upon A Time In Mexico, if I did I would have a lot more money! This is all from my own head and my imagination, if it resembles any real life incidents it was totally by accident. Any original characters are of my own creation as well…please respect that, thanks!
"Did you hear me?" Megan demanded to know. "I could be an orphan!" She said harshly. "Don't you care about me even a little?" She asked more quietly.
Sands sighed, but didn't say a word.
Megan shook her head. "I should have known. I've had the answer all along, haven't I? You left Mom when you found out she was pregnant with me and never wanted anything to do with me." She said and turned to go back in her room, blinking back the tears. She wasn't going to let him hear her crying-she only cried alone.
"Megan…wait.." Sands sighed, but she had already gone into her room and shut the door rather loudly.
Sands leaned back against the bed and slipped his sunglasses back on before running his hands through his hair. "Shit. I don't need this right now.." He muttered, slamming his fist down on the floor…wincing at the sharp pain that cursed through his hand. He started to stand shakily, leaning against the wall when he had finally stood up. He stood there for the longest time…just remembering...
Sands quietly slipped through the back door, it was late and Kate was probably already asleep. He poured himself a shot of Tequila and knocked it back as he looked out the window towards the darkened street. Nobody had followed him here…no one knew he was here. He glanced over at the travel bag by the door. It held the essentials, just enough to get him through. He put the bottle away and walked down the hall towards the bedroom, he looked in at the woman on the bed. He thought she was sleeping, until he saw her brush her hand over her face and heard her sobbing softly.
"Kate? What's the matter?" He asked, going into the room and sitting down on the bed, looking at her with concern.
She jumped slightly as he spoke, then wiped her eyes hastily. "Where were you?" She asked.
"I was out, Kate…out with some friends." He said, surprised by her question.
"Don't lie to me…not before you leave." She replied.
"I'm not lying Kate." He said defensively. "I was out with friends." He repeated.
"No. You were out with A friend. Just one. And she happens to be the same woman you're juggling your time with. If you're not with me, you're with her. I thought you said those days were over." She said, hurt shining in her eyes.
"Just because I don't spend all of my time with you doesn't mean I'm cheating on you." He said, a bit of an edge to his voice.
"It's obvious you've been with her." She pointed out.
"What in the hell is that supposed to me?" He asked harshly.
"There…that's how I know. You're always so harsh after you've been with her. You're not usually like this Sands. Not with me." She said, searching his eyes. "Please. Stop lying. I saw you two together…going into your apartment." She said, looking down at the floor.
"So now you're stalking me because you don't trust me? That's just great. Should I start following you around too?" He asked coldly.
"We were supposed to have dinner tonight. Before you left. You promised me it would be special and I had something I wanted to tell you. But when you didn't show up, I went to your apartment looking for you. I thought maybe you were running late and there you were…with her. You know who I'm talking about. Long legs, tan, slender…black hair." She sighed and swallowed hard.
Sands bit his lip and didn't say a word…confirming Kate's suspicions with his silence. "Kate, I'm sorry. I broke it off. I swear…if you would have hung around, you would have saw her storm out." He said softly.
"You swore it wouldn't happen again last time. And the time before that." She said softly. "What am I doing wrong? You were the one that wanted a committed relationship and you're the one that seems to be having the most trouble with it."
"It's not you, I promise you. It's me." He said softly.
"When do you leave?" She asked quietly
"Four hours." He replied and bit his lip. "Are you okay?" He asked.
"How long are you going to be gone?" She asked, ignoring his question.
"Kate…" He paused. "You know the way this works. I honestly don't know. I hope it's over in a few weeks." He said, he meant it. "What was it that you wanted to tell me?" He asked, remembering she had said she had something important to tell him at dinner.
Kate looked at him, her eyes were red and glassed over from crying…she sniffled softly and looked down at her hands. "Sands…I'm…well…I'm pregnant." She said softly.
Sands looked at her with disbelief. "Well that's certainly unexpected.." He said, biting his lip slightly…obviously in shock.
"That's all you have to say?" Kate asked. "It's unexpected?" She asked with disbelief.
"What do you want me to say Kate? I didn't expect that…so yes..it is unexpected." He shot back.
Kate sighed, clearly upset. "If you're going to keep acting like this…if this is as good as it's going to get…just..don't…" She trailed off..fighting off tears.
"What Kate?" Sands asked impatiently.
"If this is how it's going to be…don't bother coming back." She said, meeting his eyes.