She had been pacing back and forth when he finally knocked on her door. To preoccupied in thought, and already knowing who it was she answered without going through her normal security measures.
"I'm so sorry for calling so late, I just couldn't go any longer without being sure."
Gabriel Dean shut the door behind him and pulled her into his arms. "Don't apologize. How long have you suspected?"
"A few days. I've been getting sick, you know?"
"Do you have the test?" He asked, uneasiness slipping into his voice.
Jane nodded, "I was waiting for you. I should probably take it now."
He nodded and let her out of his grasp. Slowly she turned away, toward her bathroom.
"I'll be right here." He said.
"It won't take long." She offered a weak smile and shut the bathroom door.
Gabriel took a seat at the counter and rest his head in his hands. His thoughts flashed back to the night a little over two months ago, events that occurred in the very apartment he was in at that moment. A few minutes passed before the bathroom door reopened and a hand rested lightly on his shoulder. He looked up and placed his own hand on top of Jane's.
"We have a five minute wait. Do you want to talk? You look...kind of upset."
"No." He shook his head and stood up, taking both her hands in his. "This should be less of a shock, shouldn't it? It's just...it's life changing."
"Tell me about it, I don't know what to do if..." She was abruptly cut off.
"Let me finish. It's life changing, yes, but its more of a blessing than anything. I don't really have anyone, did you know that? I've been alone a very long time. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'd do anything for you, and if you are pregnant I'd do anything for our baby too." '
Jane looked to the floor, hiding her tears. "So you'd stay." She said, after steadying her voice.
Gabriel smiled and pulled her close. "Of course I would. There's no other place I'd rather be." He lightly kissed her forehead. "Has it been four minutes?"
She glanced at the clock and nodded. Together they went to the bathroom where Jane picked up the test stick. They both read the word 'Pregnant' clearly in the small screen. Jane placed the stick back down and braced the counter with both hands. Their fate was sealed.
He placed his arm around her shoulder and lead her to the couch. Neither spoke for a while as the situation solidified.
Finally Jane spoke, "You still gonna stay?" She asked softly.
"What are we gonna do?"
"Well, I was hoping we could start by seeing where we go first."
"Where we go? Are you saying you want to start dating now?" She laughed, a hoarse sound.
"I'm not joking." He tried his best to face her. "I've had you on my mind for over a year. Only you, I haven't wanted anyone else. I love you Jane."
She closed her eyes and smiled. When she finally looked up, the tears had returned to her eyes as she said "I think I might love you too."
They embraced, Jane finally excepting that Gabriel was the one she was meant to be with. All thoughts of Grant and Casey were pushed out of her mind and were replaced with visions of the future. Her career, her mother, her best friend and now Gabriel and their unborn child. She kissed him, laughing once more as she pulled away. "Oh God, I have to tell Maura, and it would probably be a good idea to let my mother know too."
Gabriel stood and held out his hand. "Then let's go."
"Really? This early?"
He shrugged. "I'll take you to breakfast first."
She smiled and took his hand. At five in the morning Jane Rizzoli was scared that the life she loved was about to end, an hour later she closed one chapter and began the next. One she knew she would not regret.