Disclaimer: For the last time, I own no rights to the characters of Will&Grace, just the storyplot.
Out in the hallway, Grace was rushing by the library and down the stairs to leave. She was prevented to leave though, Jack stood in front of the door making the exit impossible.
"Jack, move. I want to go home" Grace said.
"No, Grace you listen to me" Jack said in a harsh tone.
She looked at him with surprise in her eyes, it wasn't like him to talk in that tone.
"Grace, Will is happy. Can't you see that? He's happy for the first time in his life. I for one does not want to screw that up. I walked in on them kissing last night, and I got angry too, but they are truly happy together. And if you let yourself see it, they are adorable together, they fit together. They are meant to be together. If Will was to change for a woman, it wouldn't be you Grace, it would, should and has been Karen. Grace, for Will you are friendship-material, not love-material. There is another guy for you out there, you just have to find him" Jack was finishing his speech.
Grace dropped her bag and covered her face with her hands, crying.
Jack stepped up to her and took her in his arms. That was another thing he never did. He sighed and tightened his grip around Grace. She wrapped her arms around him and cried into his chest.
"Gracie, why don't you let him be happy? It's his turn you know. You were happy with Leo, now let him have his turn" Jack said softly into her hair.
Grace cried and tried to refuse to accept that Jack was right, but finally she accepted it. Jack was right. It was Will's turn. She should be happy for him.
She let go of Jack and pulled back a little. Jack looked her in the eyes, and she was struck by just how blue his eyes were. He took her hand and led her back upstairs and to the bedroom that had been hers.
Will and Karen was still sitting on the bed, Karen crying into Will's chest. Will held her tightly, but it showed that he was close to tears too.
Jack and Grace entered the room hand in hand.
"Grace has something she wants to say" Jack said and pushed her forward.
She looked at him first but then she looked at the couple on the bed.
"I'm sorry for what I said Will" she said looking down the floor. "I want you to be happy. It's your turn. I had my happiness with Leo, and now it's your turn."
Will and Karen were looking at her. Will got up and walked up to Grace and took her in his arms, hugging her tightly. She wrapped her arms around him, burying her face into his chest, trying not to cry.
Will let go after a minute or so and looked her in the eyes.
"Thank you Grace, I do love you, you know."
"I know" she said with a barely audible shiver in her voice which told Jack that she was close to crying again.
Karen walked up to her next and hugged her.
"Gracie, you don't know what this means to me, to us" she said when they had let go of each other.
"I probably don't" Grace smiled towards Karen who smiled back happily.
"Will you stay?" Will asked.
"I'll get your bag" Jack said and ran downstairs to get it.
In the evening they ate a great dinner and they got so satisfied that they almost threw up. After dinner, they settled in the cinemaroom, watching the big screen. It was "A Christmas Carol". When it was over, Karen had fallen asleep on Will's shoulder and Grace on Jack's shoulder.
"What do you say we turn in for the night?" Will asked Jack.
"Yeah, good idea. What do we do with the ladies?" Jack asked.
"Well, I'll carry Karen to her bedroom. Can you carry Grace? Or wake her up if you want. She can fall asleep like that" Will said and snapped his fingers quietly.
Will gently sat Karen up so he could get up and slide his arms around her small, petite body. He carried her with ease to her bedroom, taking of her shoes, laying her in bed and pulling up the covers to her chin. He kissed her forehead before leaving the room quietly.
He got out just in time to see Jack carry Grace to her bedroom. Now that was a sight he thought he'd never see. Jack carry a woman, and Grace of all women.
Jack saw him and mouthed:
'She wouldn't wake up. I just couldn't leave her there.'
It seemed like Jack had become a better, bighearted man out of all this too, Will thought and went to turn in.
Middle of the night
Sometime during the night Karen woke up and discovered that she was in bed.
'Will must have carried me here' she thought and smiled at the thought of her boyfriend.
Who knew that Wilma Truman would be her boyfriend, she hadn't that's for sure.
She got out of her bed and changed into a t-shirt and boxers, that actually belonged to Will. She had really changed, and it wasn't that bad with cotton and this common clothing she thought.
When she finished changing she snuck down the hall to Will's bedroom, opening the door gently and got in. She shut the door silently and snuck up to the bed.
Will was sleeping peacefully. His features were barely visible in the very dim light that came from a nearby lamppost outside. She gently traced his jawline with her fingertips. He opened his eyes and saw her standing there.
"Karen, what's wrong? Another nightmare?" he looked concerned.
"No honey, no nightmare."
"What is it then?"
"Nothing, can I sleep in your bed? Just because" she said and smiled softly.
He didn't say anything but scooted over to the other side of the bed, lifting up the covers for her and she climbed in. Will pulled the covers over her. Before laying down, he looked her into the eyes and slowly leaned down to kiss her. First lightly and then deeper, he let his fingers run through her silky hair which he loved. They parted for air and he laid down. She cuddled up to him as close as she could while he wrapped his arms around her tightly. Together they lay there, enjoying each other, relaxing and trying to go to sleep again.
Just before they dozed off Karen said:
"Will, promise never to leave me."
"I promise Karen Walker, with all my heart. I promise."
They drifted off to dreamland, happily knowing that he would keep his promise.
A/N Well people, that was the last chapter. I hope you like it. Thank you so much to all that have followed this story from the beginning and a special thanks goes to Pamena, beccacat and mullallyhayesfan for reading and reviewing every chapter. It is highly appreciated.
I hope next story won't let you down, I have started it already and it will be about our four friends, but set in another time, a past time.
Again, thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, reviewing and liking this story.