Disclaimer: I don't own THE ODD COUPLE

Gloria sat in the courthouse. Tears streamed from her eyes. Her life was falling apart. First her marriage fell apart and then Felix got custody of the kids. What else could go wrong? Sometimes she felt like killing herself when things were this rough. Without warning she felt a hand on her back and she looked up startled.

She found herself looking into those kind loving eyes that she fell in love with.

"Gloria," he began, "You know I still love you."

"I know," she said, "I still love you too but we had far too many problems. I wish that we could have worked things out."

"So do I," Felix said, "I'm sorry we couldn't."

"Right now," she said drying her eyes, "I feel like my life is falling completely apart. Losing you was bad enough but losing the kids-"

"You're not going to lose them," he told her sitting down next to her and staring into her eyes.

"Felix you were there. The judge gave you custody."

"Yes," Felix said, "and I'm giving it back to you. Gloria that judge didn't know what he was talking about when he said I would be the better parent. He wouldn't know a good parent if he fell over one"

She looked at him with tears in her eyes.

"And let me tell you something else," he said, "You haven't lost me either. Look we have problems. I don't deny that we have problems. But I will never stop fighting for us. You and the kids mean way too much to me for me to ever give up on us. If we need to go for more therapy we will. No matter what we have to do we are going to work things out somehow."

"But we have so many differences between us," Gloria said, "You don't get mad ever. I do sometimes. You are extremely neat. I'm not. You worry a lot. I worry less. How are we going to work out those differences."

"Well first of all any time you get mad it's at me... never at the kids," Felix said, "I can live with that."

"You can?"

"Yes I can. Honey I want us to try again."

She paused.

"I'm willing to try," she said, "On one condition. Never stop being you"