Mac paced around the room nervously, awaiting Caroline's phone call.
"You really need to relax mate" Boyce suggested.
"I will, once she's rung me"
"Listen, what ever it is that's worrying you, I'm sure it will be fine."
"Do you know where Guy is?"
"I haven't seen him this morning; I don't think he's in today"
"You've been really stressed out recently. What's up?" Boyce asked in concern.
Mac sighed, "Swear you won't repeat this to anyone."
"Caroline's pregnant with Guy's child." Mac whispered to Boyce, pain seeping into his words.
"Shit." He paused, "How? If you don't mind me asking"
"Remember when Holly came? When she tricked me into thinking I had a son. That night, Caroline went with him then. I don't blame her or anything but it hurt. It really hurt."
"I'm so sorry Mac. How did Guy take it?"
"I handled it all really badly. Caroline told me, I left her when she needed me, got drunk and got in a fight with Guy."
"Oh, so that's how you got your black eye."
"Yeah and how Guy broke his nose."
"So where's Caroline?"
"Boyce, I'd really rather not talk about this anymore."
"Alright mate, I understand. On a brighter note, I hear you're now engaged to Caroline."
"Yeah, Yeah I am." Mac smiled happily.
Boyce winked, grinning. "Congrats mate."
Macs phone buzzed to life, The Kinks barely singing a word before it was at Macs ear.
Caroline walked slowly into the hospital, a small smile on her face. She made her way through the corridors and up to where she knew Mac would be waiting. As soon as she stepped foot into the doctors mess Mac jumped up, crossing the room to pull her into a tight hug, grinning from ear to ear.
"Hello to you too!" Caroline mumbled into his shirt.
"What was that? Hello Beautiful? Thank you very much but I have to disagree. With you in the room you can hardly describe me as beautiful."
Caroline laughed, pulling away from Mac.
"It all went okay then? No problems."
"Everything was fine. No problems."
Mac grinned, "That's good."
"See you two later. Congrats on the engagement by the way Caroline."
"Thanks Boyce, See you later." Boyce strode off towards Radiology to terrorise Alan in another pretty pointless lesson.
"Did you tell Boyce?" Caroline asked Mac, frowning slightly.
"Yeah but don't worry, he's been sworn to secrecy."
"Good. Where's Guy? Have you spoken to him?"
"No, Boyce said he wasn't in. I think I'll go over there tonight when my shift finishes."
"Okay, try not to punch him this time."
"I promise I won't punch him."
"Good. Now let's go cut people up."
What?" Guy spat at his best friend who was standing in his doorway.
"Guy, we need to talk, just for a bit, yeah? Then I'll go."
"What is there to talk about? My opinion doesn't bloody matter and you'll probably punch me again!"
"I won't, I'm sorry Guy. Just let me in?" Mac pleaded, stepping forward to enter the house. Guy grumbled eventually letting him in. He wanted to talk to Mac anyway, might as well do it in the warm. Mac closed the door behind him, walking towards the kitchen. Guy followed reluctantly; this was going to be awkward.
"Why didn't you come in today?" Mac started, sitting on the edge of the counter. Guy sighed, plonking himself down in a chair.
"I just didn't want to okay? I didn't fancy facing a thousand questions and I didn't want to be around for the celebratory hugs between you and Caroline."
"Do you really think we'd do that if you had been there? Do you really think I'd want to put you through that kind of pain?"
"Wouldn't put it past you." Guy growled.
"Don't be bloody ridiculous."
"Tell me then; have you got rid of it? Did it all go okay?" He asked sarcastically.
"Guy, you're making this harder than it needs to be. I'm sorry, what more do you want me to say? It wasn't right, you know you didn't really care about it; it would have been my child more than yours if we had kept it. What would be the point in that? It would have been weird and wrong Guy and you can see that, I know you can."
"J..Just go." Guy muttered, knowing Mac was right, he just didn't want to admit it.
"Fine. But you know I'm right"