Ok so here's a spin off of what I think should have happened in "Whatever the Case May Be" after Kate gets the little airplane.

Jack was getting impatient, why does she insist on being so secretive? "Stop lying to me!"

Kate knew he deserved to know the truth, but it hurt too much to say it. "I'm not!"

"Tell me the truth!"

"It belonged to the man I killed!" Kate tried to hold back the tears, she tried to be strong, but she just couldn't control it. She collapsed to the ground, sobbing. It hurt so much. It hurt to talk, it hurt to breathe. All she wanted to do was curl up in a dark hole and die. She felt so alone; things couldn't get much worse.

Jack watched her as she crumbled to the ground as if she had no strength left. He hadn't meant to break her, he just wanted the truth. She was mumbling something; he couldn't make out what she was saying between the sobs and desperate gasps for air that were escaping her mouth. He hesitantly, kneeled down next to her, to hear what she was saying.

"I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to. It was an accident. I'm sorry." Maybe is she said it enough times it would be like it never happened. "Oh God, I'm so sorry." Out of the corner of her eye, she could see Jack kneel by her.

It was becoming harder to breathe. She was beginning to hyperventilate. Jack knew that if he didn't calm her down, she could pass out. He gently placed his hand on her back and whispered, "Sssshhhh, ssshh. It's okay. It's okay." Rubbing small circles on her back, her breathing subsided.

"It's not okay. It's not. I didn't mean to. I told him to get out of the car, but he wouldn't. I had to leave, I had to run, the police were there, and I knew if I didn't run, they'd arrest me. Why didn't he get out of the car? Why? I'm sorry. I'm sorry, Tom. I'm sorry."

It broke Jack's heart to see her like this. He tenderly put his other arm around Kate and slowly pulled her towards him. She buried her head in his shoulder, grabbing onto his shirt, her knuckles turning white. "Sshhh. Kate, ssshhh. It's okay." Jack moved one hand to softly cradle the back of her head.

Kate's crying had settled down and she was beginning to breathe normally again. It felt so good being in the comfort of Jack's arms; she never wanted to leave his warm embrace. Slowly she pulled away, sniffling and wiping the tears from her eyes. She knew there were more tears to come, but she could tell that Jack was trying to tell her something.

Jack caressed her cheek with one hand and rubbed her shoulder with the other. "It's not your fault, Kate. It's not. Tom chose to get in that car. He chose to get in and he chose to stay because he loved you. It's not your fault. And you know what? I wouldn't have gotten out either."

Jack's words were so comforting and reassuring, they were exactly what she needed to hear. She hung her head and looked away, trying to hide her tears, but her quivering shoulders made that impossible. "Jack…" She didn't know what to say. She was so grateful for him, and she wanted to tell him how she felt, but at the same time she knew that if she let him in, in the end, he would only end up getting hurt.

"No, no don't… don't say anything. Just… come here." Jack didn't know what she was going to say, but he knew that what she needed right now was comfort and he was going to give her that. He pulled her back towards him, this time almost pulling her into his lap. She rested her head on his shoulder and he placed a soft kiss on her forehead.

Neither one of them knew what would happen next, what would happen between them, but right now it didn't they didn't care. All that mattered was that he was holding her, and she felt safe. This is how it was supposed to be.