Chapter 20

After the amnio, they arrived back at Greenlee's loft and he got her settled on the couch. He had suggested the bed but she insisted she didn't want to be stuck in there. "Do you need anything else? Something to eat or drink?" He offered after covering her with a couple blankets.

"No I'm good David, thank you." She smiled.

"I'll just be right over here if you need me." He told her as he headed over to the chair.

"You're not staying here David. I'm fine. Go home and be with Anna." She insisted.

"I'm not leaving you alone. You aren't allowed to move from that spot until tomorrow."

"Nothing is going to happen. I promise I'll stay here like a good girl if you go." She said trying to hide her smile.

"You don't think I'm buying that do you? I know you Greenlee." He shook his head.

"David you know I wouldn't risk anything happening to our child. Besides I wasn't going to be alone." She admitted.

"You're going to invite Lavery over here as soon as I go aren't you?" He asked even though he knew the answer. He felt a little anger rise up. It wasn't because he was mad that that guy was Lavery, well he was, but he didn't like the fact that she no longer needed him. He'd been replaced.

"David its not that I don't appreciate everything you do for us, its just that I want to spend time with Ryan. I like being with him." She said honestly.

"Can I ask you something?" He asked as he took a seat next to her legs.

"Yes sure." She said, wondering what he was going to ask.

"Do you see yourself getting serious with Ryan?" He asked looking her straight in the face.

She wasn't sure how to answer the question. She hadn't thought about it much herself. "I don't know."

"I know you know Greenlee, whether you think you do or not. I just need to know where this stands, so I can work on accepting it." He said looking away, he could feel her answer.

He took the words she had planned to say right out of her mouth. This wasn't the David that had been jealous of Ryan earlier today. "Since when did you become Dr. Phil?"

"Can you just answer me honestly? I'm trying to be an adult here and I don't know how long it'll last."

"I do want to spend all my free time with Ryan yes. I love waking up with him and I love going to bed with him. It started out as friends with him and then lovers. I never thought I'd get over losing Leo, but I think I found someone who makes me almost as happy as he did. And yes I can see a future for he and I. Is that what you wanted to hear?" She asked him. There she had said it. Admitted her feelings to him, ones she hadn't yet even admitted to herself.

"Yes, because it was the truth. I may not like the guy, but I can't keep you from happiness because of it. I wish I could that for you. That we could raise our child together as a family, but we can't. If you think he's the guy and you trust him enough be there for you, then I can handle it. I just want you to promise me one thing." He said, trying to keep his composure.

"Sure David, anything." She said moving closer to him, taking his hand in hers.

"Please don't try to replicate what you and Leo had with Ryan. Make it something new, different." He said looking up at her again.

"David, I could never do that. No one could ever replace Leo. No one." She assured him.

"Okay." He smiled. "Why don't you give Ryan a call? I'm not leaving until he gets here." She smiled back at him and grabbed for her phone and dialed Ryan's number.

"He's on his way." She told David as she put the phone back down on the cradle.

"Good. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. Anna and I are getting married next weekend."

"Really, that's great." She thought about asking if she was invited, but she determined she probably wasn't due to the already difficult situation they were in. "What kind of ceremony is it?"

"We decided to go back to Elk Green. We both agreed that we started falling in love there and it's only right we get married there again."

"Look at you two being all sentimental."

"Well we're doing this right this time. Oh and I should be back before the results come in. We're only staying for a day or two."

"Are you nervous?" She asked.

"About what?" He asked, not sure what she was referring too.

"That this time next week we'll know if we're having a little girl or a little boy?" Greenlee asked.

"You know I don't care, as long as he or she is healthy." He said looking away.

"Don't you have the slightest preference or apprehension?" She asked, knowing he had to have an opinion.

He hesitated before he spoke. "I don't know how I'll handle a little girl." He said honestly.

"I think you'll be fine. Yes any child you see is going to remind you of her, but they'll also bring their own personality and it will separate themselves from her." Greenlee told him.

"What if I can't handle it? What if I start to make this child feel like a replacement?" He asked her, emotion starting to creep up on him.

"You won't." She told him, but before he could say something else there was a knock at the door. "Can you get that?" She joked. He got up and answered the door knowing who was on the other side. Ryan on the other hand was surprised to find David on the other side.

"Oh David, I didn't, I didn't know you were here." He stuttered. He didn't want to start anything.

"Come on in Ryan. We've been waiting for you." David said as he showed the man in with his arm.

He wasn't sure if he should be relieved or scared. "I can go if" He started.

"No you have to take care of Greenlee. I'll see you later Greenlee." David said as he kissed her on the cheek. As he moved towards Ryan, he stopped to say something, low enough she didn't hear. "You keep your hands to yourself for a few days and we'll be just fine. And make sure she stays put for the next 24 hours." He moved to the door and said aloud. "I have a wedding to get ready for. I'll catch you guys later."

"What is wrong with Hayward?" Ryan asked as soon as he shut the door.

"He's finally accepted you, don't screw it up." Greenlee told him and she reached for his hand.