A/N: Sorry for the long delay, but I don't have a lot of time to write anymore. I have not abandoned this story, so don't fear. I will finish. Thanks for all the support you give this story and my writing abilities!
Thanks, NurseKelly, for your brief beta.
Voices drifted into Abby's sleep and woke her abruptly. Fear gripped her heart and made her continue to feign sleep. Kyle and Lorenzo were speaking. When the conversation came into focus, it made her heart drop.
"Where has she been all this time and why didn't I hear about her illness?" Weaver demanded.
"She has an infection, which is common to many in the colony," Elisabeth said. "My family has been exposed and the infirmary was being reserved for the most critical of people. It seemed that keeping her at my house was…"
"I've been watching over her, Mister Weaver," a deep voice that she came to recognize as Raven cut Doctor Shannon off.
"You?" Weaver questioned. "Don't you work for Hooper? Shouldn't you have informed him about her presence?"
"Begging your pardon, but I don't work for anyone but you. You sign the checks, not Hooper."
"So you decided to hide my sister until it worked to your advantage to bring her to Weaver?" Kyle growled.
"Something like that," Raven responded.
Abby felt cold. What a greedy monster. Elisabeth went on to explain that Abby should recover in a few days, but she should remain in the infirmary. They moved away from her room after that and she felt sleep coming for her once again.
The young woman figured that she finally reached the point of total exhaustion or her mind was too numb for nightmares anymore. Instead she had dreams of Will storming the settlement. He killed her brother and Weaver with his bare hands and fought off the ominous man in black- as she had begun to think of Raven. The man also seemed to be spending all his time in the infirmary. Of course he is. You're his ticket home.
Abby knew something was wrong. Even though Elisabeth told her she wasn't extremely ill, Doctor Shannon and Kathy wouldn't let her leave the infirmary. While the children and others in the colony were hungry because of the Phoenix Forces' rationing, she was being forced to eat until she was full. It didn't seem right, but Elisabeth was adamant she needed to eat and stay in bed. Rest, eat and don't worry, her physician said. Don't worry? I'm locked in the medical center and going to be dragged back to the future to be tormented and raped. For a moment, she could almost imagine Will snarking those words. Tears fell and her hand found his tags, which were always around her neck.
"Good morning, Abby," Elisabeth said as she came in and stood next to the bed. Kathy entered behind her and closed the door. She'd been moved into an isolated area of the clinic because of her infection.
After a rough night of nausea, she started to feel as if she was truly sick. "Am I going to die?"
"No, sweetie," Elisabeth said, her hand reaching out to brush some of Abby's hair off her forehead.
"We've told you that you're not really sick," Kathy added, coming to sit next to Abby and taking her hand.
"But you're both acting as if I'm going to break," Abby said with anger coursing through her. "Just tell me!"
"Abigail," Elisabeth started, her eyes filling with tears.
"What?" Abby took a shaky breath and waited to hear her death sentence.
Silence filled the room. Kathy squeezed Abby's left hand. Her right hand immediately went to her slightly bigger stomach. Pregnant. Memories of the night with Will flooded her - only the memories of their physical joining, not the misunderstanding that crushed her.
"Abby?" Kathy whispered. "Are you okay?"
"Fine." Her voice was strong. Abby pulled her hand from Kathy's and settled both over her lower abdomen. Inside her was growing a piece of Will Carter. Equal parts Abigail Porter and equal parts Will Carter.
"Abby, look at me." Elisabeth moved so she could look into Abby's face. "It's okay to be afraid."
And I should be afraid. If Kyle or Weaver find out, they'll kill me. They'll kill our baby. "No!" she shouted, her eyes focused on Elisabeth and then Kathy. "I won't let them hurt my baby. Will and my baby."
The other women's eyes welled up with tears.
"I need to get out of here." Abby pushed the blanket down and swung her legs off on Elisabeth's side of the bed.
"No," Elisabeth said, her hand landing on Abby's shoulder.
"I can't stay here. If Kyle should see my files…" She pushed to her feet and shrugged off Lis's hand.
"You don't have any. I did an old fashioned test, which is why I can't tell you if it's a boy or girl."
"Carter," she said. "Baby Carter. Boy or girl, this baby will be named Carter."
"I've got to get supplies. Lieutenant Guzman should still be out there. No way the Phoenix idiots went off in search of him." Abby's mind raced. "If only we could steal a rover, that would be perfect. And some weapons."
"Abigail!" Kathy growled. She grabbed Abby by her upper arms and shook her.
"Don't you dare try to stop me! Nothing, and I mean nothing, is going to harm Will's baby. Jess, Jay and I will raise this baby and protect it. It's all we have left of him."
"Don't be ridiculous. You wouldn't survive a day out there in your condition," Kathy replied, exasperation in her voice. "Will you tell her, Doctor?"
Elisabeth surveyed Abby's posture and the set in her eyes. A smile spread over the older woman's face. "I think you don't know what you're talking about, Kathy. A mother will do anything for her family."
"You'll help us?" Abby replied with a smile.
"I do have a bit of experience breaking people out of maximum security prisons," Elisabeth added. "Terra Nova should be a piece of cake."
"Prison?" Kathy gasped. "Who are you and what did you do to Doctor Shannon?"
"Let's get you home." Elisabeth pulled Abby into her arms and the younger woman clung to her. To a stranger, it would seem like a mother and daughter sharing the joy of a first pregnancy.
To Kathy Hansen, it appeared Elisabeth was stricken with the same case of insanity that struck Abby. Shaking her head, she replied, "Count Auntie Kathy in too."
The three woman shared tears and laughter as they helped Abby pack up to leave the infirmary. The love of her friends could never replace her loss, but it just might help her to save baby Carter.
A/N: I'm sorry this is so short, but it is a pivotal moment for Abigail. I didn't want to leave you hanging for a long time with what her reaction would be. I hope you don't mind the change to her character.