Disclaimer: Don't own W&G sadly. Just this story.
The summer brought with it so sad and horrific memories that she could barely stand it. It was a little more than a year since she had been raped. And about one year since she had her abortion.
She still blamed herself and felt guilty for everything she had been through, but she had been doing intense therapy and she had had a huge support from her three best friends. She was now living a normal life in her huge mansion. She was sitting in her bed, wearing her silkpyjamas, her hair was not done, but rather in a primitive bun on her head, no make-up.
"Karebear" she heard a very familiar voice far away.
She walked out of her bedroom and down the hallway towards the voice and running steps. There he came towards her, her best friend and her poodle.
"Karebear, I'm so happy to see you" Jack said and jumped up and down when he was next to her.
"What's happened poodle?" she wondered.
"I got yet another offer for a musical on Broadway, isn't it fantastic?"
"That is great news poodle" she said and hugged him.
"I got a part in Les Miserables, imagine that" he was almost hysterical in his happiness and Karen just laughed at him.
"Calm down sweetie, it's great news, but please calm down. We don't want to wake Will up" she tried to calm him down.
"Oh, is chunky still sleeping?" Jack asked and pouted.
"Hey hey, that's my boyfriend you're talking about" she said and smacked his arm.
"Yeah, I know I know" he said and held up his hands.
"Yes, he's still sleeping" Karen answered him. "Which part are we talking about poodle?"
"You do realize that you have to kiss a woman then right?" she asked.
"Duh, yeah" he said and smiled, "that's OK though, I just picture someone else. Can I practice with you?" he winked at her.
"Hey you flirty, I'm with Will now, I can't just go around and kiss every guy I meet" she laughed at him.
"That never stopped you when you were married with Stan" he said and embraced her, trying to kiss her for fun.
"Hey hey hey, let go of me" she said and smiled.
"Not until I get a kiss" he said and held her.
She started to feel a little panic, but didn't want to show it.
"Jack, let go" she said and tried to get away from his arms.
"No" he said, not thinking about what memories this could bring back.
She started to panic now, desperately trying to get free.
"Please Jack, let go" she said with a hint of panic in her now shivering voice and tears threatened to spill over.
To late he realized his mistake and immediately let go and looked guilty.
"I'm sorry Karen" he said and looked sad.
She ran to her bedroom, crying now and threw herself on the bed. Will was still sleeping in it and he woke up when he felt her weight on top of him.
"Honey what's the matter?" he asked when he woke up and saw it was her.
"Nothing, I just got a little panic. Jack tried to kiss me, held me firmly and didn't let go" she said crying.
Will got up, put on a pair of sweatpants and a t-shirt before going out in the hallway where he met a sad Jack wandering back and forth.
"Jack, what the hell do you think you're doing? You can't just hold her and not let go when she asks. What are you thinking with? It can't be that lump in your head that you call a brain, can it? Don't you remember what she was exposed to a year ago?"
"Yes I do Will, and I'm sorry. I wasn't thinking. I was just so excited I got a part in Les Miz, and I was joking with Karen first."
Jack looked sincerely sad and unhappy. Will forgave him, which Karen already had while she was in bed.
"I'm sorry Will" Jack said.
"It's OK. I can't be mad at you for long" Will sighed, "besides in Les Miz, wow, that's not bad. Congrats."
"Thanks" Jack said and smiled.
The two men walked together to Karen's bedroom, entering. Karen was still on the bed, but had now calmed down and she had wiped her tears.
"I'm really sorry Kare" Jack said and sat down on a chair next to the bed. "I wasn't thinking."
"It's OK, poodle" she said and patted his cheek lightly.
A/N OK, so this is a sequel to Promise me.