AN: Just an idea...
Summary: What would've happened if Harvey showed up at the fountain at noon?
Disclaimer: I do not own Last Chance Harvey or it's characters.
Fountains at Noon
She sighed and smiled as she stood up and watched him approaching.
"I'm sorry." He apologized as he reached her, leaning in and kissing her cheek. "I'm so sorry, I'm late."
"It's alright." She replied, happy he actually showed.
"I was in the hospital."
"Dear Lord, why?"
He sighed, "My heart. But it's nothing important, I'm fine and I'm here...With you." He smiled.
She deeply blushed. "So, how are you?"
"I'm okay," He smiled, "Great now."
She blushed again, and sighed. "Shall we sit?"
He nodded, and they both sat. "You look lovely, by the way."
She blushed, but said nothing.
"I'm serious. You're beautiful."
She blushed for the fifth time in a few minutes, and just smiled. "Thank you."
"You're welcome." He replied, "And if you turn any redder I'm going to get concerned."
"If you stop flirting with me, Harvey, I wouldn't blush."
"Woah," He held his hands up in surrender. "Sor-ry! I forgot I was talking to Ms. Straight forward!"
She smiled largely, "Did you have anything specific planned?"
He shook his head guilty. "Not really...I just wanted to see you again."
"I'm sure you have better things to do than sit at fountains at noon with strange men." He told her, "I know this is ridiculous..."
She nodded, "It is. A little, anyway..." She turned to him, "Harvey... I'm from London, and you're from America. We met today-"
"-Yesterday." He interrupted.
She sighed, "Fine, yesterday... I just don't understand what you expect to come of this..."
"This?" He questioned, "What do you mean?"
"This." She stressed, moving her hand back and forth between them. "Us."
"Oh!" He realized, "Us... Well, I can tell you that you're beautiful...And that I..." He sighed, and turned to her, "I want to be with you."
She shook her head, "Harvey..."
"I know," He told her, "I know, Kate. You're cantankerous... I know." He paused, grabbing her hands, "But the funny thing is that I don't care! I'm not saying we'd be together forever! I'm just-"
"-Just shut up! Okay?" She paused, tears filling her eyes. "This is why I don't want this! Because there's no guarentee of forever! And some day there'll be it isn't working out, or I don't want you anymore, or there's...there's...someone else." She was becoming increasingly upset, and Harvey was concerned.
He searched her eyes in silence for a moment as she tried to compose herself. "There's something you're not telling me." He stated.
She nodded, "I can't confide everything in you...There's still a chance you'll disappear."
He smiled slightly, and shook his head, reaching across the table to hold her hand. "I'm not going anywhere...Kate? Look at me."
She slowly turned, and with bloodshot eyes looked at him.
"I promise," He began softly, "I'm not going to leave you...okay?I'm not. Now tell me your story."
She swallowed, took a deep breath, and looked out into the fountains. "The pregnancy? The one I told you about?" She paused, "Daniel was his name. We were together about a year before, and he was insistant on not having children."
"What about you?" He tenderly interrupted.
She smiled softly. "Me? I couldn't wait for a bundle of joy... But I was far too young, and as soon as I told him...He admitted to cheating on me. Using me for my 'parts' as you might put it."
Harvey gritted his teeth. How dare that man use Kate.
She sighed and continued, the tears reappearing. "...I just... He'd been with the other woman, Lisa, for ten out of the twelve months we'd been together. For ten months, Harvey the man I thought loved me was in another woman's bed."
He held steady to her hand, giving it an affectionate squeeze. "I told him about the baby, and right after he'd dumped the cheater story on me, he insisted I abort."
"Why?" Harvey once again asked her gently.
"He said," She paused, a bitter grin on her face, "He didn't want children with a woman he didn't love...And that they were a waste of time anyway."
"But you wanted children." He pointed out.
She nodded, "Yes. I did. But when someone degrades you like that, it degrades the child, too. And I didn't want my child growing up with that type of man for a father."
"But they'd have an excellent mother." He pointed out.
She smiled slightly, "Eventually, they'd ask about their father, and as he or she got older I'd have to tell the true story. I didn't want that... But the statistics? They're right. Abortion changes your life, and especially for the worse." She sighed, "I still regret it, you know. Not keeping him or her."
He nodded, "I can tell."
She sighed, standing up. "But in all honesty, I'd rather not discuss that any further. And seeing as how you don't have any plans for us... Would you like to take a walk?"
He nodded, standing up as well. "Sure, Kate Walker."
She smiled, grabbing his arm. "Wonderful, Harvey Shine."
As they walked, they chatted about various things...her life, his life, their families...
"I love my mother dearly, really, I do. But..." Kate sighed, "Just as I mentioned before, she calls my being single a situation. It isn't a situation, it's just my life."
Harvey smiled at her, "I can change that."
"Harvey..." She began warningly.
"Kate..." He mocked, "I'd like to meet your mother. Can I meet her?"
Kate smiled, "I suppose. If you really want to. Although, I would consider this carefu-" Kate sighed as her cell phone began to ring. "I'm sorry." She told him, before flipping it open and answering. "Hello, Mother... No, I'm out...Yes...Yes, the man from yesterday...Mother!...I understand you believe so, but that is not somethin you ask your daughter! ...No!...We're coming over...Yes, us... Yes, I know. I told him he was crazy...Alright, love you too...Bye."
Kate sighed putting away her phone. "C'mon, we're meeting my mother..." And she grabbed his arm, pulling him to her mother's.
"What'd she ask you?"
Kate blushed. "If we were sleeping together."
Harvey answered jokingly, "Not yet."
"Harvey Shine!" She slapped his arm, and they continued walking.