A/N: This is only like my second fic, so yeah. Its what they go through after the finale. For those of you who have read my other fic, I'm trying to update it. I've actualy already written many, many more chapters, just there is a glitch and I cant add more chapters for some reason. So I'm trying to get help, but no one can seem to help me much to fix it. So yeahs... Enjoy.
The helicopter ride was rough. Jordan, Woody and Garret in one helicopter, Nigel, Bug and Kate in the other. Jordan wouldn't let go of Garret until the nurse got Woody to take her to her seat. Woody carefully restrained Jordan and set her on his lap. He placed his warm hands on her cheeks and erased the tears with his thumbs. Jordan watched as Garret was pulled out of the helicopter and rushed into the hospital. Woody got out and gave Jordan his hand. As she stepped out, she became overwhelmed and practically fell over, but woody quickly caught her.
"Let me carry you." He offered. She became very fragile after her surgery, but after the last few days on the mountain, she became even more breakable. As he picked up her legs, she wrapped her arms around his neck and buried her face in his shoulder letting her warm tears stain his jacket. They entered the hospital and Bug, Kate and Nigel soon followed. A nurse came out and took them 1 by 1 to be checked out. Everyone was fine with the exception of Nigel's broken arm. They all needed food and water, as well as a trip or two to Stiles. Once they were all re-united, minus Garret, they begun talking about breaks and leaves. Who's staying and who's going.
"I'll stay at the morgue and keep it under control." Kate offered.
"I'll help you as much as I can, love." Nigel replied.
"I'm going to take a few days off. When I'm back, you can take off Nige." Bug calmly stated. Everyone from the morgue ht responded but Jordan.
"What about you Jo?" Woody asked, rubbing small circles into her back.
"I wanna go on that safari. Start over new." She whispered, loud enough for Kate to hear.
"2 ½ weeks. I don't want to see you before then. Starting tomorrow." Kate demanded.
"Are you the party for Dr. Macy?"
"Yes. How is he?" Jordan responded, trying to keep strong.
"He's going into surgery to stop the bleeding. We should know more once we've started. Are one of you Dr. Cavanaugh?" The doctor asked.
"He's awake and asking for you."
"Jenkins. Sorry." Jordan slowly detangled her body from Woody's and followed Dr. Jenkins to Garret's room. As Jordan's eyes adjusted to the dim lighting, she saw Garret's pale, almost life-less body attached to many tubes and wires.
"I'll give you two a few minutes, but then we really should be going." Dr. Jenkins silently exited the room, leaving Jordan and Garret alone.
"Oh Garret." She slowly sat on the short stool next to his bed and grabbed his hand. "We've been through so much. Fight."
"Jordan? Don't leave. Please." Garret pled as he slowly realized who was there.
"I'm staying. So are you, got it?"
"Dr. Cavanaugh. I'm sorry, but its time for him to go." Dr. Jenkins re-entered the room with a few nurses close behind. Jordan silently stood, letting go of Garret's hand and watched as they pulled him out into the hallway towards the operation room doors. Jordan silently followed him out of the room.
"See you soon!" She hollered through the hall. As she walked back into the waiting room, Kate had left, Lily had arrived with Maddie in tow, and Woody was lying down on the couch.
"Jordan! How is he?" Lily rushed over and wrapped Jordan up in a huge hug.
"He's in surgery now." She replied. Lily walked back over to Bug and Maddie, who was drifting off into sleep. Jordan studied the 3 of them and noted how their tear stained faces were smiling at each other. How well Maddie responded to Bug. How much Jordan suddenly had a longing for something like that; something like they had. Slowly, she sat on the edge of the couch near Woody's chest and combed his hair with her fingers.
"What is it Jo?" Woody asked and quickly opened his eyes to look at her face.
"Hold me. Please?" She requested. Woody sat up a little, resting his back on the arm rest and grabbed Jordan. She rested her head on his chest, rolled up into a ball and wrapped her arms around his body. As she sat there, having her back rubbed and being securely held onto, she fell asleep. Nigel stared at the two of them in disbelief.
"How long have - did they - when….?" Nigel stuttered.
"No idea." Lily whispered back, making sure Woody couldn't hear.
"Who knows? They've been dancing around eat other for over 5 years." Bug quietly stated. Woody closed his eyes and smiled. He heard what they said, even though they were trying to be hush-hush.
A few hours later, Woody was awakened by Maddie starting to fuss. Bug grabbed a bottle and rushed outside, trying not to disturb anyone. Woody saw Nigel talking on the phone, Lily asleep in the wretched emergency room chairs and Jordan, still in a ball, still in his arms and still asleep.
"No, he hasn't come out of surgery yet." Nigel talked into the phone. "Yes, I'm fine. Lily's asleep, Bug's outside with Maddie, Jordan's asleep on Woody who, why hello Woodrow, just seemed to have woken up." after a pause he continued, "Yes Kate, isn't it wonderful!" another pause then, "Ok. Love you too, bye." Nigel closed his cell phone and turned to Woody. Right as he was about to speak, the doctor returned.
"Let me wake her." Woody placed a kiss on the top of her head and whispered in her ear. "Jo. Jordan, wake up baby." As she woke up, she realized where she was. She looked at the doctor for answers.
"He's sable and doing fine. We stopped all the internal bleeding and you will be able to see him soon." Dr. Jenkins assured.
For the next 2 weeks, Garret was rarely alone. Everyone was visiting. Jordan would be there the most, usually accompanied by Woody. One day, when Woody wasn't with her, Garret was curious.
"Where's Woody today?"
"He's at work. Closing up the case for good." She replied.
"You two seemed pretty close lately." Garret accused.
"Yeah, I guess you could say that." Ever since they got back, they were always together. Either Jordan was at Woody's, or vice versa, but they never had an official date. They had both taken 2 ½ weeks off, and sadly enough, there was only ½ a week left.
"Do you love him Jordan?" When Jordan heard his question she raised her eyebrows in disbelief.
"Do you love Woody?"
"Yes. Yes I do."
"Have you told him?"
"On the mountain. Right before the helicopters came." Garret tried to hide a smile, but let a small one out.
"Yes!" He chanted under his breath.
"No. Something. So Garret, how much money did you win?" Jordan asked, as if she was asking him what type of pizza he wanted her to order.
"What money?" He lied.
"The office pool. The one about when I'd tell Woody I loved him. How much did ya win?" Garret looked at her in shock. "Yes Garret. That one."
"How did you know?" He asked, curiosity playing in his voice.
"Woody was walking by the break room one day. He had a file he wanted to go over on a case we were working on. Bug, Lily, Nigel, Seely, You and even Kate were all there. He found out that you guys, plus almost everyone else we know, were placing bets in the pot for when I'd confess my love for Woody. As well as others such as when we'd get married, which seemed to have a small pot, when we'd kiss, when we'd be a couple and one for when Jordan or Woody would find out about the pools. By the way, the last one, stupid idea."
"For the confession one, I won $1720. Did you guys kiss?"
"Um….Yes." She wasn't the Kiss and Tell type of a person, so it made her blush.
"Then I won a whopping 2600 for that. A grand total of $4320."
"Great. So who's the pot holder? I want to collect my and Woody's earnings."
"But we found out. So we're getting all the money. Maybe we'll go to dinner. Or I can go on this safari."
"Nigel. When exactly did you find out?"
"3 months ago. Funniest thing when he told me."
"Nigel won that one."
"Bye Gar." Jordan walked out and phoned Woody. She explained about her visit with Garret, how she was about to go collect their earnings, and what she wanted to do with them. He then invited himself over to Jordan's apartment for dinner and a celebration. She agreed and hung up. As she stepped out of the elevator and headed towards Nigel's desk, she saw Kate in Garret's office; a sight she wasn't particularly fond of.
"Hello love. What brings you here?"
"I'm here to collect Garret's, or should I say my and Woody's earnings from the office pools. Oh, and yours too!"
"Woody and I found out months ago. Now if I'm not mistaken, its $4320 plus what you earned." Nigel went in his desk drawer and handed her the whole sack of money.
"$12,050's in there. Have it all. Seriously."
"Thanks Nige." She headed home with the money and waited for Woody to come over. He arrived with a rose, Chinese food and a big Woody smile, showing dimples and all. As they talked over dinner about a lot of different things, she showed him the money and he was surprised. After dinner, Jordan cracked open a bottle of wine and they snuggled close on the couch.
"I love you Jordan."
"I love you too Woody." Jordan put her glass down and flipped over to her stomach. Her lips swiftly pursued his. Their kiss was filled with hunger and want. As it progressed, Woody released his glass and his hands moved on to another task of taking her shirt off. Her hands followed suit. Their lips barley parted from each others.
"Are you sure you're ready for this Jordan?" Woody whispered to her mouth, so she could feel his breath on her lips
"Yes." was all she could say. He picked her up and carried her into the bedroom.
A/N: Yeah, so like review. Please?
And I'll try to update as soon as I can.
Maybe even today!