She sat there on the couch, unsure what to think. Should she be taking this as good or bad news? She didn't feel as relived as she thought she would, knowing the route of her future. She felt so many emotions rush through her at one time she didn't know what she should be feeling.
She was waiting for Brock to come home. He was running a little late and Jack was supposed to be here any minute. She didn't want to have to deal with Jack again on her own. As she lay there on the couch, she quietly started to cry to herself about the way things were turning out. Don't take it the wrong way. It's not that she was unhappy about her life. She was happy where she was right now. She was here with Brock—a place she worked hard to get to, and a place she would never again leave. She loved him, and he made want to wake up in the morning. But Jack was tearing her apart. It was true that at one point she did love him, but never as much as she had loved Brock. Brock was her soul mate, nothing could change that. But Jack thought he and Reba were meant for one another, which just wasn't true.
Little did Reba know that Jack had arrived a little early, and he saw her lying on the couch crying. He hated to see her in so much pain. He had only see her so torn up once before, and that was when she had a little break down over Brock. He didn't want that to happen to her, which was one of the reasons he was trying so hard to get her back, but he also loved her like no one he had ever loved before. He turned away and decided to come back a little later, giving Reba a chance to calm down.
20 minutes later Brock came home to find Reba asleep on the couch. He walked over and sat down right beside her. He set right beside her then started to rub her shoulder and say, "Reba…Hey honey…you got to get up, Jack is going to be here any minute."
Reba's eyes slowly fluttered awake. She hadn't even noticed she had fallen asleep. "What time is it?" she groggily asked.
Reba sat up and ran her fingers though her hair. "Wow, I've been asleep for about an hour."
"Where are the kids?"
"They are all out for the night. Kyra is spendin' over at her friend's house, and Cheyenne and Van won't be back with Elisabeth until later tonight because they are visiting some old friends."
"Well that worked out just perfectly didn't it?" Brock laughed a little.
"Hey, there is something I've got to tell you," Brock gave her his full attention, "I took that t-," she started before she was cut off by the doorbell.
"That must be Jack," Brock looked at her with pain in his eyes. He didn't like having to put Reba though seeing him again, but they had to work it out one way or another.
Brock got up to answer the door and Reba followed close behind. Brocks opened the door, and when they saw Jack Reba could almost see Brock standing up straighter in defense of her. She knew that he would be working hard all night keeping the meeting to 'just talking' like Reba had made him promise her yesterday.
Before Reba or Brock could say anything Jack spoke up, "I won't be here long. I've come to say that she is yours Brock. I'm done. Fighting isn't going to help anything. We're just hurting each other. This is silly and childish. So here are the papers," he handed them to Reba, who took them and opened just to check to see if he was kidding. She couldn't imagine it would go over this easily. But to her surprise when she unfolded the sheet of paper, it was signed and dated. He wasn't joking. He was really giving up. "Just tell me one thing…," he started, "Are you pregnant, Reba?"
Reba felt her heart move to her through and her stomach shift. She knew how hard it was for him just to get those words out of him mouth, let alone wait for an answer.
Reba looked up at Brock with a pained look in her eyes. Brock knew what she was going to say, and he gave her a little smile that also passed as a sympathetic gesture.
She let out a slow, shaky breathe before she said, "yes."
Jack leaned forward and gave her a little hug, and he whispered in her ear, "Congratulations Reba." Reba tightly closed her eyes and hugged him back.
Then, Jack left, leaving Reba and Brock on their own to happily spend the rest of their lives together, forever.