In Truths That She Learned

A sequel to Hey Mister, She's My Sister

Chapter 1:

Taylor Davis-Cohen was sitting on the couch waiting for her husband Mark to finish getting dressed. The couple had been dating for about a year when they got married, and that was about five and a half months ago.

"Mark, come on!" Taylor called as she pulled her dirty blonde hair out of a ponytail, causing it to cascade past her shoulders in delicate waves.

"Alright, alright geez," Mark replied. He was going downtown to have another meeting with Alexi Darling. Mark came out of the bedroom wearing the slacks and dress shirt al the Bohemians had chipped in and bought him for his birthday. Taylor slipped her fingers through the belt loops on Mark's pants, and pulled him down on top of her.

"Don't you look sexy?" she purred in his ear before kissing him passionately on the lips. Mark deepened the kiss. He slid his hand under her t-shirt, and halfway up her flat stomach. The couple was so wrapped up in each other, that they didn't hear the loft door slide open.

"Oh! Jesus Christ!" Joanne exclaimed. In a flash, Mark and Taylor broke apart. Mark climbed off the couch, and began to compose himself.

"Hey Jo," Taylor said. Her face was bright red partially from making out with Mark, and partially from being caught in the act. Mark gave Taylor a kiss on the cheek.

"We'll finish later," he whispered in her ear so Joanne couldn't hear. Mark grabbed his jacket and scarf, and said louder, "I'll be back around 9:30. After the meeting there's Life Support at 3:00, and I want to get some filming done before I fix the sound equipment at the performance spaceā€¦again." Taylor was resting her head on her arm which was draped across the arm of the couch with her eyes closed. She kept her eyes closed, and nodded.

"You feeling alright, Tay?" Joanne asked.

"I didn't sleep well last night, that's all," replied Taylor.

"Get some rest then," Mark said sternly. "I'll see you tonight. Love you."

"Love you too."

Taylor felt flu-like all day. She had to keep Collins, Angle, Roger, and Mimi away so they wouldn't get sick, so she was pretty lonely. Taylor curled up in bed around nine, and was asleep almost instantly. Mark came home half an hour later and quietly got changed when he saw his wife asleep. He crawled into bed next to her, and rested his head on her chest. Taylor wrapped her arms around Mark, and they both fell asleep.

A sudden jolt awoke Mark the next morning. He pulled on his glasses in time to see Taylor running out of the bedroom. The sound of her throwing up in the bathroom followed a few seconds later. Mark rushed to her side, and pulled her hair out of her face. When Taylor stopped vomiting, she leaned against Mark's chest. Mark gently stroked her hair.

"I'm going to stay home with you today," he said firmly. Taylor shook her head.

"No way, we need the money. It's just a bug I caught from a girl at work. I'll be fine, go get ready for work." Mark was reluctant to listen to Taylor. "Go!" He got up, and quickly got dressed to the sound of Taylor being sick. Mark returned a few minutes later with the cordless phone in hand.

"Tay, here's the phone call either me or Joanne if you need anything. Don't let anyone but me, Jo, and Maureen over, we don't need to get anyone else sick." Mark placed the phone on the counter by the sink. "Are you sure you want me to go?"
"Yes I'm sure. We need the money." Mark kissed the top of Taylor's head.

"I'll be back ASAP. I love you."

"I love you too."

As soon as Taylor was sure Mark was gone and wouldn't be coming back for anything, she picked up the phone, and began to dial.

"Joanne Jefferson, Attorney at Law," Joanne said at the other end of the phone.

"Jo, it's Taylor," Taylor said in a weak voice. She leaned against the bathtub, and ran her fingers through her hair.

"You sound horrible, Taylor."
"I feel like shit. Listen, I need you to bring me something when you're on your lunch break."

"I can actually take me work home with me today, so I can stay with you if you want. What do you need?"

"I need-"

A/N: HA! You'll have to wait to find out what Taylor needs. Listen, I need to know something for Off-Set. If anyone knows the official relationship between Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer, it would be greatly appreciated if you told me! I have someone looking in on it (she has connections which totally sucks!), but I'd like to know ASAP! Thanks, much love!