A/N: Yay new missing scene! This one was a pain to get out because the first iteration of it was garbage. Much happier now so here it is. Set after Daniel finds out that Tyler is his brother *gasp* Also, this series is strictly showcasing the fun bantery friendship between Daniel and Betty. There won't be a lot of fluff but I will venture towards that sometime in the future, I hope. For now, enjoy!
Sidenote: I highly recommend checking out the adorable America Ferrera in 'Christine'. It's a short mini-series on Youtube.
Timeline: 4x15 Fire and Nice
Disclaimer: I'm not Silvio. Enough said.
Family Is Family
Betty was surprised to see Daniel standing in her apartment doorway.
"Look, I'm sorry to be dropping by…"
"Daniel! Hi!" Hilda interrupted, wrapping an arm around Betty's shoulders. "I'm engaged!"
"Thank you! Why don't you come in? Have some champagne!"
"You know what, I-I really can't…"
"Oh c'mon, just one drink…" she whined.
"Hilda, I'm going to talk with Daniel outside. I think you've had enough champagne for all of us."
"And who made you the fun police?"
Rolling her eyes, Betty watched as Hilda flounced back inside and planted a kiss on Justin's forehead. Betty smiled before turning towards Daniel.
"Sorry about that," she said, closing the door behind her. "Hilda's just really happy."
"No, don't be… You should be celebrating with your family, I'm gonna go."
"Daniel, wait. What's wrong?"
"Nothing. Nothing's wrong."
"Daniel, you're shaking."
He glanced down at his hands, shocked to find them trembling. He roughly shoved them into his pockets. Concern knitted Betty brow as she carefully reached out to touch his arm.
"I really don't want to talk about it," he murmured despondently.
"Then we won't talk about it."
They stood in the small hallway silently. The only sound was the muted chatter coming from within Betty's apartment.
"My mom cheated on my dad," Daniel admitted.
It took Betty all of her strength to not say anything.
She gnawed at her bottom lip.
"And they procreated the spawn of Satan."
"Daniel!" she chided.
"Sorry, you were just being so quiet."
"I was letting you vent. So… who is he or she?"
"The new test model."
"Oh… Oh, wow."
"Not you too," he groaned.
"C'mon Daniel, don't you think you're being a little harsh?"
"He is your brother."
"Don't call him that," he snapped before immediately apologizing. "I'm sorry. I'm not mad at you."
"Then who are you mad at?"
"My mom, Cal, Tyler, the universe..." he paused, closing his eyes. "I guess I'm mad at myself mostly."
"Daniel, if there's anything I learned tonight is that everyone makes mistakes. At the end of the day, family is family. They'll love you and you'll love them, no matter what happens."
"I don't exactly have your family, Betty."
"Maybe not, but you have to know your mother loves you and that's not going to change because of Tyler or anyone. Don't you think he deserves to have that kind of love too?"
"No," Daniel muttered petulantly.
She simply gave him a stern look.
"Look, I know you're right…"
"You just need time."
"Can you please get out of my head?"
Smirking, she gave him a small nudge.
"Are you sure you don't want to come inside? Save me from crazy happy drunk sister."
He hadn't planned on staying. But Betty's offer was infinitely better than the alternative, which was going home to an empty apartment.
"One knight in shining armour, at your service."
The smile on Betty's face alone was enough to brighten his evening.
Fin for now, Detty forever