A/N: In a game of 'I Never' Kate admitted to having been married once, but it didn't last very long. Jack and Kate seem a bit too close for strangers, and there's some blatant chemistry there. I'm just putting two and two together.
Disclaimer: I wish…Nope, I don't own Lost. I only characters not in the TV series. But if JJ so decides to give me, or hire me to work on, Lost, I'd be thrilled!
"I'm sorry I kissed you." Kate said as if it didn't really matter.
"I'm not." Jack told her.
Kate looked at him strangely. "You're not?" She asked with an eyebrow raised.
"Nope." Jack shook his head, and sighed heavily. "When are we going to talk about this, Kate?"
"I thought we were." She said confused.
"Not about the kiss." He said looking her in the eyes.
"Then, about what?" She asked, with her elbows resting on her knees.
"Us? What about us?" Kate asked him.
"When, are we going to talk about us, being married?" He said slowly watching her reaction. First a look of shock, then of recognition, and finally a more tender look. "When are we going to talk about the six weeks that we were married?"
"You…you…remember? You remember me?" She asked him, as tears clouded her vision.
"Of course I remember you, Katie." He said, smiling softly at her.
"I thought you'd forgotten." She said, biting her lip nervously.
"I don't think I could, if I wanted to." He told her.
"Don't say that Jack." She swallowed. "You can't say that, you left."
"I know." He sighed, dejected.
"So, why did you ask my name?" She asked him, curiously.
"Because…I didn't know if you remembered." He admitted.
"Jack, being married is not something you forget." She sighed. "I remembered, that's why I was so nervous the first day, I was so shocked to see you again."
"I was surprised too, Katie."
"Why are you calling me that?" She asked him.
"What, Katie?" She nodded. "I've always called you Katie."
"Not recently. Jack, we've been on the island, longer than we were married." She frowned. "That's not normal." She smirked.
"We were never normal." She squinted at him, and he laughed. "Don't you remember how we began?"
"I guess you're right. Things were so different then." She smiled.
"It was good while it lasted."
"It was." She sighed.
- 6 years ago –
"Hey." The waitress greeted one of the frequent customers to the bar. "What can I get for you?"
"A new life." He murmured looking down at the bar. The bartender laughed, and the customer looked up to see a beautiful spark in her eyes as she made the sound. "No seriously." He sighed. "A new life would be great. A new house, a new job, new parents, a new girlfriend…" He smiled at her, he liked her, she seemed nice, friendly. "You got one of those on tap?"
"What, new life, or girl? Because, you know, my last customer just finished up the new life stock." She smirked at him.
"Heh. Right now? Either of those would do."
"That bad eh?"
"Yes…" He sighed, and read her name badge. "Yes, Katie, it is that bad."
"Aww, I'm sorry…so…what can I get you…"
"Your name, or your drink?"
"Both." He smiled, as she flashed a quick grin and turned to get his drink.
"Jack, Jack." She said placing the drink in front of him.
"You're an angel in disguise." He said taking a sip of his drink.
"Just missing my wings." She said softly, leaning against the bar. "I love the quiet nights." She smiled.
"So, what time do you get off?" Jack asked her.
"Excuse me?" She stood up straight.
"Was that you asking me out?" She smirked.
"Do you want me to?" He answered with a question.
"Depends on whether that's what you were asking…wouldn't want to seem too keen now, would I, Jack?" She flirted.
"Am I being stupid?" Jack paused. "I'm sorry, you must think I'm really lousy. Guys must come on to you all the time…"
"Is that a compliment?" Kate smiled.
"Eh, maybe." He shrugged.
"It does happen. But you, you're different. You don't seem like the other guys."
"I am? I don't?"
"Nope." Her eyes glinted dangerously as she topped up his drink. "See, I might actually consider it, if you asked me."
"See, now it just seems like you're trying to get me to ask you out, and think it's my idea, when it's yours."
"I'm tricky." She laughed. "I get off at 11, tonight."
"Well then, Katie…I'd love another hour and a half worth of Jack Daniels." He winked at her.
"Sure…" She smiled. "Try not to get too drunk, or all we're doing is, me driving you home…if you're sober enough to tell me."
"Cute, Katie, real cute." He shook his head.
"And you know it." She said, leaning closer to him, he thought she was going to kiss him, and she would have done, and the door not opened at exactly that moment.
"Sorry, customer." She said as she pulled back and moved further up the bar.
"So Jack…another Jack?" Kate asked him at 10 to 11. She leant closer, "Or…do you want to help me sneak out early?" She smiled at him, and batted her eyelashes.
"What've I gotta do?" He sighed.
"What haven't you got to do?" Kate smirked leaning her head against her hand.
"Katie…" Jack sighed.
"You want to spend time with me, or not?" She asked him, and he nodded. "Good, just act a bit drunk. I'm going to tell the boss out back that I've got to take a drunken friend home." She smiled, and tossed her hair as she turned. Needless to say, Jack watched her saunter away, shaking his head. What was he getting himself into? She seemed fun though, right? So maybe it was worth it.