Chapter 8

"Jay, man, what are you doing out here?" Spinner asked as he walked over to where Jay was sitting on a bench outside of the hospital.

"I just needed some air. Jenna's with Em right now," Jay answered not even looking up.

"Well, I heard about Emma... It's great that she'll be okay," Spinner added as he sat down next to Jay.

"Yeah, it's really great..."

"You don't sound so convinced..." Spinner replied with a questioning look.

"You know they're removing her breast..."

"I heard... Is that what this is about?" Spinner asked.

"I told Emma that her boobs don't matter to me... I lied. I love her boobs just the way they are but at the same time I need Emma here with me and if that means they have to take away her breasts... well, then I guess thats what we have to do."

"Jay... She can have implants or something afterwards..." Spinner added with a smile at how honest his friend was being.

"Yeah, but I don't know if Emma will be into that..." Jay shook his head.

"You two are married now. Try talking to her. Isn't that what married couples are supposed to do?" Spinner laughed.

"Yeah, but I don't want her to think that I'm trying to pressure her... Maybe Manny can talk to her..." Jay thought out loud.

"I'm sure she would," Spinner smiled at his friend. Even though Jay had changed for the most part, he was still the same horny guy he used to be.

Meanwhile, Manny and Jenna were sitting in Emma's hospital room while Emma slept.

"Do you think that mom will get a boob job?" Jenna asked.

"I don't know. If she does, it'll be more for your dad than anything," Manny smiled as she talked to Jenna.

"She said dad doesn't care about that..." Jenna started.

"Whatever, your dad has always been a total ladies man, he needs boobs," Manny laughed.

"Not if they'll kill my mom," Jenna replied.

"You're right, I don't know. Jay has changed a lot since we were in high school," Manny smiled as she rubbed Jenna on the back. Just at that moment, Jay walked in with Sean.

"Hey guys, how's my wife doing?" Jay asked bringing a smile to everyones face.

"Wow, that has a really nice ring to it," Manny grinned.

"It does, doesn't it?" Jay smiled back.

"Hey dad, mom's going to be okay, right?" Jenna asked.

"Yeah, I'm pretty positive she will be," Jay hugged his daughter.

"Hey everyone," Emma whispered groggily.

"Hey pretty girl, how was your nap?" Jay asked as he sat down on the bed next to Emma.

"It would have been so much better if we had been at home," Emma tried to smile.

"The doctor says tomorrows the big day," Sean added.

"Yeah, I'm pretty nervous," Emma sighed.

"Why?" Jenna asked.

"I told Dr. Haney that I would go ahead and take the implants once the cancer is removed. He said it was a good decision... You're not mad, are you, Jay?" Emma asked.

"No, baby, why would I be?" Jay asked.

"I made the decision without you..." Emma responded.

"Emma, it wasn't my decision to make. I told you that as long as I have you here with me, it doesn't matter," Jay kissed his wife softly on the lips.

"Well, I think I should be going home," Sean interrupted.

"Yeah, do you mind giving me a ride?" Manny asked.

"Yeah, come on," Sean smiled, "Jay, you want us to drop Jenna off with the Simpsons?"

"No!" Jenna cried.

"Honey, please just go for now. Your mom will be okay. I'm gonna stay with her... I'll come by and get you tomorrow morning before the surgery, okay?" Jay told her. Jenna only nodded and Sean put his arm around her as they left.

"We're finally all alone..." Emma smiled shyly.

"So, we are..." Jay smiled back.

"You know I love you, right?" Emma asked.

"I do, and I love you. We're going to have a really great life together..." Jay grinned.

"What about your club?" Em asked.

"What about it?" Jay asked.

"You shouldn't have to sell it to pay for my surgery... It's not fair," Emma started crying.

"It's okay sweetie. The only thing that matters to me is you and our girls. That's all. You don't worry about the rest, I'll take care of everthing," He kissed the top of her head and she fell asleep in his arms.

The day of the surgery, Emma was really scared so Jay promised to stay with her. He called Sean to see if he could pick up Jenna but he was working on a car and it would be a couple hours so Jay called Spinner. When Spinner got to the Simpson house, he saw Jenna standing outside smoking. He honked the horn.

"Hey, I thought you were giving up all your bad habits?" Spinner joked as Jenna climbed into the car.

"I'm just really nervous for mom today, that's all," Jenna answered.

"She'll be fine... You know what you should be thinking about though? A party for when she comes home," Spinner smiled.

"Mom doesn't really like parties," Jenna replied as she started smoking again.

"Hey, not in my car, okay?" Spinner told her. She flicked it out the window.

"You should loosen up some," Jenna grinned as she unbuckled her seatbelt and reached over to massage Spinner's shoulders.

"What are you doing?" He demanded.

"Don't you want me?" Jenna asked.

"You're just a kid... my friends kid!" Spinner yelled.

"Big deal, they'll never find out...You're really cute when you're angry..." Jenna grinned.

"This isn't happening," Spinner shook his head as he pulled into the hospital parking lot. Jenna winked at him as she got out of the car. She ran inside to find Manny, Craig, Ellie, JT, Liberty, and Alex sitting in the waiting room.

"Where's my dad?" Jenna asked.

"He's on the phone," Alex answered as Jenna ran off to search for her dad. Spinner walked into the waiting room.

"What's up with you?" Craig asked, noticing a strange look on Spinner's face.

"Their daughter is psycho!" Spinner laughed.

"What happened?" Manny laughed.

"She wanted me to pull off the road so she could have her way with me..." Spinner answered laughing at how crazy that sounded.

"And your sure it wasn't the other way around?" Alex asked.

"Positive, it took everything in me to resist..." Spinner shook his head.

"Remind me not to let you around our kids," Craig joked.

"Seriously, though. Something is not right with her. She's smoking again..." Spinner added.

"She's probably just tense about her family," JT added.

"All I know is Jay is going to have his hands full with her..." Spinner laughed.

"Mr. Hogart?" Dr. Haney appeared in the waiting room.

"He's outside making phone calls," Manny answered.

"I'll go see if I can find him..." The dr. replied.

"Wait! Can you tell us if Emma is okay?" Alex asked.

The doctor only smiled as he nodded. Everyone started cheering.

"Mr. Hogart?" Dr. Haney asked as he tapped Jay on the shoulder. Jay turned around.

"How is she?" He asked hanging up his phone.

"We removed hey lymph nodes and the tumor... She seems to be doing very well at the moment... We'll need to check her again in a few weeks..." The Dr. grinned.

"When can she go home?" Jay asked.

"In a couple days. But when she does, she'll be very weak. Somebody will need to be with her at all times," The Dr. responded.

"We can handle that," Jenna spoke up from beside Jay.

"Can we see her?" Jay asked.

"Just you for now," Dr. Haney motioned for Jay to follow him.

"Jenna, go sit with Manny and Alex," Jay called over his shoulder. Jenna just glared at her dad and then turned and stormed off.