Fan Fiction: General Hospital

Our Little Secret

Robin Scorpio had tried to sound normal on the phone when she had called Jason and asked if he was available to talk. He had been instantly alert to the tone of her voice and what, her breathing maybe, she wondered. She wasn't sure what tipped Jason off to the seriousness of her problem. Perhaps he just sensed it from her. He was still so good at reading her.

Her thoughts were interrupted as the elevator stopped and Robin realized she was on the top floor of his apartment building. Knocking on the door to Penthouse 4, she found it hard to believe that they had broken up 7 years ago and had remained good friends.

"You sounded worried when you called," Jason told Robin as he opened the door and ushered her in.

"Sorry. I didn't mean to worry you." Robin turned back toward the door. As she grabbed the door nob she announced firmly, "I am fine. It isn't that big a deal and I can take care of it on my own. Sorry to bother you."

Lightly grabbing her arm to stop her exit, Jason whispers softly, "You still don't have to lie to me."

Hearing the tenderness and caring in his voice, it was easy to forget who Jason Morgan had really become since they split up. Most people who heard his name were frightened and they had good reason to be. He was the deadliest mob enforcer on the whole east coast. Robin knew the violence in his life, but she would never see him as the ruthless killer that everyone said he was. To her he was a dear friend, an ex-lover, and someone she could always talk to without being judged.

"I know." Robin answered as she met his concerned gaze. "I am not trying to lie to you, not that I ever could. I am trying to convince myself that everything is okay."

"Fair enough. I will make us some coffee and you make yourself at home." Truth be told, Jason was glad to have a task to attend to right now. He knew something serious was going on with Robin and he was worried about her.

He wanted to gather her in his arms and assure her that everything was going to be okay and that he would take care of any problem she was having. Something held him back and he wasn't quite sure what it was. He knew him giving her a hug would not bother her and really didn't care if it bothered her husband or not. He never thought Dr. Patrick Drake ever treated her right. "She is a brilliant doctor and a wonderful person. One of the strongest people I know" he said to himself as he measured out the coffee. Then it struck him, that was it! She was a strong and reasonable person and insisted on being treated that way. She may want his support and maybe even his help to solve this problem, but did not need or want him to rush in and take care of her.

"Forget how to make coffee?" Robin asked from the kitchen doorway.

"No, just gathering my thoughts." Jason replied with a smile before turning on the coffee pot. That done he walked over to Robin and pulled her in for a hug. "I don't know what is wrong, but I want you to know that I am here for you."

Robin felt herself melt into Jason's arms. She always felt comfortable there. Even now, when she was sure something bad for headed straight for the both of them, Robin knew she had the best ally ever on her side. That gave her comfort as she searched for the words to tell him what was going on.