Robin took a deep breath and reminded herself that the gossip about her and Patrick would have to die down eventually. Soon, he would be found banging another nurse in another part of the hospital. Everyone would talk about it, and probably send her pity stares, but soon they would all forget that she and Patrick were ever connected.
Strangely, she wasn't saddened at the prospect. She was still hurt over the end of her relationship with Patrick, but after a few days of crying, and chocolate, she realized that it was better this way. He had told her the truth—he could not commit—and that's what she wanted, a loving committed relationship. Now she just needed the right man.
Just then she felt a tap on her shoulder and when she turned she found herself staring into the giddy eyes of one Nikolas Cassadine and his gorgeous baby boy.
"Hey," she said, "You're back."
"Yes, I got back in with John this morning. I wanted to come over and thank you for taking care of everything for John."
Robin sighed dramatically, "It really wasn't that big of a deal. You know I'd do anything for my favorite little guy here." She made a face at John who giggled in return, causing her to laugh in return.
When she looked up from John, she found Nikolas staring at her intently. Quickly he broke eye contact and gestured behind him to the nearby waiting area, "Actually, I wanted to speak to you about that. Do you have a minute?"
"Of course," she said as they went and sat down. As she did she noticed that Nikolas' grimaced a little.
"What's wrong? Are you in pain?"
"No, it's just my arm. We walked over from the docks and I'm still not used to holding it in this position for so long."
"That's because you're not supposed to. You should bring her carriage next time, or at least his car seat to hold him in. You don't have to hold him every second."
"I know, it's just," he trailed off and looked into her eyes again, "I don't want to miss a second. I've missed so much already."
"I know," she stopped for a moment, "Listen, I can't imagine how you must feel, losing all those months with your son."
His voice became bitter as he replied, "Because of Jax and Carly…"
"And I know your angry," Robin interrupted before he could rant, "And I do not blame you for feeling that way, but if I could give you a little advice?"
"Of course," Nikolas nodded.
"Recently, I've been hurt by someone in my life and it's made me come face to face with some things I've been hiding from for a long time. One of those things is that I've been handing on to the past. Past loves, past anger, past disappointments, and I am missing out on the present and eventually the future. Don't do that with John. Concentrate on the now."
Nikolas looked at her thoughtfully, "I take it things aren't going well with you and Dr. McDreamy."
Robin's eyebrow arched, "You watch Grey's Anatomy?"
Nikolas blushed slightly, "John wakes up at all hours to be fed. I can't read and feed him, so I watch a little television. No big deal."
Robin's look said she did not buy a word he said, but he quickly rushed on, "All jokes aside Robin, are you okay? You can talk to me anytime, you know that. Especially at 3 in the morning, John and I are always up then."
Robin smiled slightly, "Thanks, but I really don't want to talk about it anymore. What I want is for you to hand over that gorgeous baby boy and tell me what you wanted to talk to me about."
"Right," Nik said and gently handed the baby over the Robin, who smiled down at him, "You're a natural."
"Thank you, so what did you need to talk to me about."
"John actually. I'm planning to christen him in my church and I was wondering if you would be his godmother."
Robin's eyes lit up in joy, "Oh Nikolas, of course I will. I am so honored that you would as me."
"Robin, you are the reason I have John, but more than that you are a wonderful friend and a wonderful person. I want that kind of influence in his life."
Robin smiled again, and leaned over to hug Nikolas, while carefully cradling John between them.
"This is a little obvious, don't you think Robin?" came the sarcastic voice from behind her. Turning around she saw Patrick glaring down at her and said, "Excuse me."
"I just think it's a little pathetic. You couldn't even pick a place like MetroCourt to try and make me jealous. You had to do it right in the hospital, where everyone would see. It's kind of sad."
Robin felt her rage building inside of her, but she was still aware of John in her arms. She stood up and moved to give him back to Nikolas, but before she could he was standing as well.
"You have some nerve," Nikolas began, "talking to Robin that way."
"Oh, the defensive lover. How perfectly you played this one Robin."
"Oh, would you shut up already. No one's making anyone jealous."
"That's right, "Patrick said, venom in his voice, "Because I don't care what you do or who you do it with. In fact I wouldn't care if you two were having sex on the lobby floor. I just think it's pathetic that you'd try anything to get me back in your bed."
Once again Nikolas spoke for her, "So you're not jealous of Robin and me."
"Nikolas," Robin began, trying to get him to stop before this escalate into a full blown fight, after all they'd come to blows before.
"There is no you and Robin. She's just using you. And no, I'm not jealous. Robin's just one of many."
Nikolas smiled, it was dark and very Cassadine, "Well, it's a good thing that you have many, because Robin's no longer available. And it's a good thing you're not jealous, or you'd really hate this." Before she could react Nikolas turned and pressed his lips against hers, kissing her for all she was worth.