Not your son
Where Daniel lies, Melanie cries and Maggie tries out her math skills. My attempt to fix the 'Daniel is Maggie's son' storyline. I don't own Days.
He's not your son. The thought crossed Maggie's mind as she startled awake. She blinked at the clock. 3:23 A.M. She sighed and snuggled closer to Victor.
"Honey?" Victor mumbled.
"It's nothing," Maggie sighed as Victor kissed her forehead.
"Yeah. Go back to sleep, babe." Maggie kissed Victor sleepily.
"O.k." Victor slung his arm over Maggie's hips.
Maggie closed her eyes again. He's not your son.
"It's insane, Julie. The D.N.A. test proved he's my son and the letters from Alice and my connection to Melanie…..it makes sense," Maggie said.
"But…" Julie prompted.
"I cringed inside every time Melanie calls me Grandma and when I look at Daniel, I feel nothing like when I look at my girls," Maggie said.
"Maggie, could it be just the fact you didn't raise him?"
"You didn't totally raise Hope and you know she's yours. It depends on the day whether she's your daughter or sister. But you know she's yours. And you just knew Chelsea was your granddaughter even if she's not biologically related. You and Doug still knew that you love her as one. I just don't feel that way about Daniel. And the thought of Melanie being my granddaughter…" Maggie shook her head.
"I thought you wanted to be related to Melanie," Julie said.
"I love her but Julie, she's not my granddaughter. I would know."
"Well, not to point out the obvious but the ten years age difference between Daniel and Sarah is glaring," Julie said.
"Well, Daniel's over forty and Sarah's thirty-two, right? And you only harvested eggs once, so either Daniel's prematurely aging or Sarah's not yours. Logically…"Julie said.
"Daniel's not my son since we know Sarah's my mini-me. And Sarah was born within two years after I harvested eggs. What am I going do?" Maggie asked.
"Why would he lie to you? It doesn't make sense," Julie said.
"I don't know," Maggie said miserably.
"Why would he put Melanie through that?"
"I don't know. But I need answers," Maggie said.
"Well, why don't we go though the paperwork again?" Julie asked.
"Yeah. It just doesn't make sense," Maggie said as she sorted through the paperwork.
"Maggie, what are these codes?" Julie pointed to three four digit numbers on the top of the DNA results.
"I don't know. I assume some medical code."
"It's apart from the others. Why don't we ask Lexie?" Julie asked.
"Good idea," Maggie said.
Lexie looked at the top code and frowned.
"Lexie, I don't like the expression on your face," Julie said.
"It's odd. First, this number's a manual override. Each doctor has one in case lab results are misentered. The code belongs to…" Lexie grabbed a book and looked up the number, " Daniel Jonas."
"Are you saying Daniel overrode the results?" Julie asked.
"Yeah. So I think I'll invalid the results. Maggie, I'm sorry but I have no answers for you," Lexie said.
"We need to redo the results," Maggie said numbly.
"Oh, God," Julie sighed.
"How do we do this without Daniel?" Julie asked.
Lexie looked thoughtfully. "If we had Melanie's DNA, we could run it."
"I have the toothbrush she left at my house," Maggie pulled out a toothbrush.
"Wow, you're prepared. O.k. I'll personally run it. Maggie, we'll figure this out," Lexie promised.
"Thanks," Maggie said.
"What are you two up to?" Victor looked at Maggie and Julie who were sitting on couch.
"Nothing!" Maggie said.
"You're talking quietly. Either I did something really right or really wrong," Victor said.
"Oh, you think my life revolves around only you?" Maggie asked. Victor smirked.
"Well, occasionally. Occasionally your life revolves around me and you seem very happy about that," Victor said, gently kissing Maggie.
"I really don't want to watch you two making out," Julie said.
"Sorry," Maggie looked sheepish.
"What's going on?" Victor asked.
"What if I told you….it's going to sounds silly…" Maggie hesitated.
"Do you want me to explain to Victor?" Julie asked.
"I don't think I know everything about Daniel's conception," Maggie said.
"You found out I stole your eggs?" Victor asked.
"No...Wait, what?" Maggie said.
"I'm sorry but when Lillian and Joseph were desperate and I would do anything. So I stole eggs that were going to be destroyed anyway. I didn't know they were yours," Victor said.
Julie chuckled. "Oh, what wicked webs we weaved when we practice to deceive."
"Honey, thank you for being so honest. But I don't think Daniel's my son," Maggie said.
"So I didn't steal your eggs," Victor said.
"I doubt it. But I had Lexie run the DNA test and we're waiting," Maggie said.
"Waiting….can be hard. Do you need a distraction?" Victor started to kiss Maggie's neck.
"Hey! I'm still in the room!" Julie pointed out.
"Yeah, Julie, you can leave anytime," Victor teased.
"Hey! Maggie, do you want me to leave?" Julie asked.
"I think I want to be alone with my husband," Maggie said.
"Should I leave, too, because if your husband catches us together…" Victor said, smirking.
"He's impossible. Why you married him, I have no idea. You'll call me?" Julie said.
"Thank you. I'll call." Maggie hugged Julie.
"Bye. Victor," Julie nodded.
"Are you o.k., sweetheart?" Victor asked as Maggie crawled into his lap.
"Just hold me for a second."
"I'm so sorry, "Victor whispered.
"I just don't understand why Daniel would do this."
"We'll figure it out. But first we need to deal with us. Are you mad at me?" Victor asked.
Maggie sighed. "I'm so confused and hurt. But honey, you were just trying to help your friends. I can't blame you for good intentions. "
"We'll figure this out," Victor started to rub Maggie's back.
"Mmmm…that feels good," Maggie groaned.
"Do you want to go upstairs and oh, I don't know…."Victor traced Maggie's neck with his lips.
"Right now, I just need you to hold me," Maggie said.
"O.k. We'll just be here," Victor said.