Caroline stared down at the white stick in her hands, the result sending chills down her spine. 4 weeks. 4 whole weeks. She hadn't even noticed, what with so much going on at the hospital and her complicated relationship with Mac. It couldn't be his. It just couldn't, but deep down she knew it was. She was pregnant with Guy's child.
Caroline jumped at the roar of Macs motorbike, shaking slightly. She heard the knock on her door. She couldn't tell him. Not until she was certain it was Guys. Slowly walking down the stairs, she pulled open the door to reveal her loving boyfriend.
"Hello Caroline. You alright? You look stressed." Mac asked, frowning in concern.
"Yeah I'm fine. Just a little tired that's all." Caroline lied.
"We don't have to go out. I can easily cancel and we can stay here."
"Are you sure you don't mind?"
"Caroline its fine. Come on, let me in." Mac smiled, stepping into the hall. Caroline, sick with thought, closed the door behind him. Should she tell him? He deserves to know. Doesn't he? But what if it is Guys? It would ruin them. Again.
"Caroline? Do you plan on standing by the door all night?" Mac called from the kitchen, taking out a bottle of wine and two glasses. Caroline shook her head, this would have to wait. She wanted to enjoy tonight. Mac had booked the time off for them to be alone together for once, without Guy to interrupt them.
"No, just coming." She responded, walking slowly into the living room where Mac stood, two glasses of wine in hand. He smiled, nodding to the sofa.
"Shall we?" He asked, holding out her glass. She nodded back, taking the glass, sipping the soothing liquid. Mac sat down on the sofa, switching the TV on as he went. He placed his glass on the side table, holding out one arm, gesturing for her to sit with him. She obeyed, placing her glass next to his, curling up against his side. She shivered as his hand gently ran along her waist, pulling her tighter to him.
"Caroline?" Mac whispered into her ear, his breath tickling her skin.
"I love you."
"I love you too." She tilted her head to face him, planting a kiss along his jaw line. Mac smiled, hugging her closer. They sat like that for a while. Just enjoying being in each others arms. But both their hearts hammered nervously inside their chests, both for very different reasons.
"Mac?" "Caroline?" They both asked, breaking the silence at the same time.
"You first." Caroline commanded. Mac swallowed nervously.
"Okay. Caroline. I love you. I really, really do. After all the shit we've been through, I want to do this while things are going right. It's been on my mind for a while now, and I know in my heart there's never really going to be the perfect moment but I don't care. No matter what happens, I'll always be here for you.
Will you marry me?"