Chapter Thirteen

Danny groaned as he stepped out of the shower and heard knocking at his door. Quickly drying off, he then wrapped a towel around his waist and padded his way to the door, not looking through the pep hole to see who it was. Danny's jaw dropped, his eyes widened, and his heart sped up at the sight on the other side of the door.

"Hey Danny." Lindsay said softly as she held a sleeping Gabriel in her arm, while she balanced herself on her good ankle and a crutch.

"Montana?" Danny gasped as he took the suitcase from beside her on the floor and let her in the apartment.

"Yeah Danny." She laughed as she laid Gabriel down on the couch before turning back to him.

"Hi." Danny said as he moved his eyes from Gabriel, who had Guppy tight in his arms, to her and stepped closer to her, wrapping his arms around her waist. "How'd you get your suitcase up here?"

"Some nice guy on the floor above you helped me." She said as she pulled back from him. "I like the get-up."

"Thank you." Danny said as he tightened the towel around his waist so it wouldn't fall. "What are you doing here?"

"We decided to visit." Lindsay said as she crutched her was over to the stools at the breakfast bar and sat down, while Danny stood in between her legs.

"I got that." Danny laughed.

"We're visiting to decided if New York is right for us." Lindsay said as she took his hand in hers and gently stroked his knuckles.

"Is that right?" Danny asked with a smirk.

"Gabriel had a bad day." Lindsay said softly as she moved her eyes to her sleeping son.

"What happened?" Danny asked, placing a strand of hair behind her ear with his free hand.

"Bullies ripped Guppy up, called him a baby or something." Lindsay said as she smiled up at him. "He misses you too."

"I miss him." Danny said and dropped a kiss to her forehead. "I miss you too." He said as she yawned. "Lets get you both to bed."

"No, I'm fine." Lindsay said waving her hand in protest.

"We have plenty of time Linds." Danny laughed and scooped her up into his arms and brought her into his bedroom. "Go to sleep." He said as he laid her down and kissed her cheek.

"Only if you kiss me properly." Lindsay said with a sly smile as she pulled his mouth back down to hers by his dog tags. Their tongues automatically dueled for dominance as their hands roamed each others body. Lindsay's dipping dangerously close to Danny's towel.

"Not tonight." Danny said as he broke the kiss and rested his forehead against hers.

"Why?" Lindsay asked out of breath.

"Because I'm going to bring Gabriel in here, so he doesn't roll off the couch and hurt himself." Danny said as he stood up.

"You're a good dad, Danny Messer." Lindsay said as she ran her hand through his hair.

"Thank you. You're a good mom, Lindsay Monroe." Danny smirked and placed a soft kiss to her lips before he changed and head out towards the couch to retrieve his son. Danny smiled and sat on the coffee table and watched Gabriel sleep. Danny smiled and stroked his son's hair, before lifting him into his arms with ease.

"Daddy?" he questioned sleepily.

"Yeah buddy?" Danny asked, kissing the boys cheek.

"I like New York." He mumbled.

"The only thing you've seen is the back of your eye lids." Danny laughed.

"Daddy?" he questioned again as Danny placed him next to his mother, in the center of the bed, before climbing in.

"Yeah?" Danny said as he rolled on his side to watch his son.

"I love you." He mumbled before he fell back asleep, causing both Danny and Lindsay to laugh.

"I love you too." Danny said and kissed his nose before leaning over and kissing Lindsay's nose. "I love you."

"I know." She said with a smile. "I love you too."

"So you'll stay in New York?"

"I'll stay with you."