A/N: Hello Hart Fans. Hope you enjoy this installment. Please check out my new story in misc movies "Secrets and Lies" based on the miniseries/book Deceptions
Jennifer's tired eyes were forced open by the morning light and she found the other side of the bed empty. She had barely slept for worry of Jonathan. She got out of bed, put on her robe and splashed her face with water. Taking stock of her appearance, the dark circles seemed to take her eyes hostage and the faint lines around her eyes seemed exaggerated. Making her way downstairs she found him staring out the window.
She started to go to him but stopped herself at the sofa, "Good Morning." She said hesitantly
He turned away from the window and two sets of uncertain eyes met, "Good Morning." He replied back, his eyes shifting to the floor
"Did you sleep?" She asked still unsure of whether to approach him
He brought his eyes back to meet hers, "No, not really."
She finally gave in and crossed the room, "Jonathan, I…" She began
He shook his head, "No, I owe you an apology. I never should have said those things."
"I shouldn't have been looking at those photos and it wasn't what you thought." She said, "I just…Jonathan there is something we need to discuss."
"What is it?"
"Well, when I said yesterday that I was running some errands, I really went to meet with Jack Fulton and the Hart Industries Board."
"You lied to me?" He asked, "Why?"
She sighed heavily, "Because they wanted to meet with just me." She paused looking into his eyes, "Jonathan, they want to put someone else in charge."
His expression said he thought this might be coming, "Well, I'm not exactly capable of making decisions. I don't have clue what is going on there."
"But Jonathan, you built that company and they want to take it away from you." She said, "I won't let them do that."
He placed his hands on her shoulders, "They are just thinking about what's good for everyone."
She shook her head, "That's what they said." She told him, "You're something, you know that."
"Look, all those people who work there need to have some certainty." He said
"What if you get your memory back?" She asked
"Well, then I'll go back to work." He informed her smiling, "I'm sure what they are doing is just temporary."
"I suppose you're right." She replied, "I just don't want you to lose everything you worked so hard for."
"I know." He said, "But I…we need to face the possibility I may not be able to run the business again."
She nodded sadly admitting he was right, "Well, we need to get everything in writing that for now this is only temporary. I'll contact Jack to set up a meeting."
"Alright, but we can talk more about it later." He replied, "What I want now more than anything is sleep."
She smiled slightly and nodded, "Me too."
He took her hand, "Then why don't we skip breakfast and go upstairs?"
He started to walk away but she pulled him back, "Hey." She said softly, "I really do love you."
He pulled her in his arms, "And I really do love you."
They fell asleep, arms around each other, Jennifer resting her head on his chest. The only sound in the darkness was their breathing, rhythmic, peaceful. But then Jonathan started to stir in his sleep.
"No." He called out waking Jennifer
"Darling?" She raised up and looked at him
"No!" He called out again
"Jonathan." She shook him to try and snap him out of it
"Don't leave!" He shouted out
"Jonathan." She said again, "Wake up, Darling." She shook him harder
He finally stopped and opened his eyes, his breathing was rapid and shallow and he looked at her with confusion, "What happened?"
She caressed his cheek, "It sounded like you were having a nightmare."
"I…I was in some strange place, I was a kid." He said, "And someone left me on the steps of this building and I started crying and begging them not to leave."
"Darling, it was just a dream." She assured him, "I'm right here. I'm not going anywhere."
"I want to see that building." He said
"Jonathan, it was a dream. You don't even know if it was real." She told him
"I feel like I've seen it before." He said, "Somewhere."
"You think you remember something?" She asked trying to contain the hope in her voice
"I don't know." He said, "I just feel like I've seen that place before. Could we drive down to my office?"
"Now?" She asked
"Yes, let's get dressed and go." He said
"Darling, I don't think…you've had a long night without sleep and maybe it has something to do with our conversation earlier about the company. You should rest."
"Damn it." He snapped at her, "Don't patronize me. Don't you want me to remember?"
She pulled away from him, it was still jarring to hear him use that tone with her, "Of course, I'm sorry."
He sighed and took her hand, "No, I'm sorry. I don't want to take my frustration out on you. Maybe you're right."
She squeezed his hand, "No, if you think you remember something we should go."
He smiled and got up and went into the bathroom and Jennifer went to get dressed and then joined him in front of the vanity.
"Darling, I just thought of something." She said brushing out her auburn hair
"What's that?" Jonathan asked spitting toothpaste into the sink
"You said you were a child in the dream." She reminded him, "So why would the building be your office."
He thought for a moment, she did have a point, "Well, like you said it could have something to do with the conversation we had about the company and I feel like a child not knowing anything and that's how it manifested."
She looked at him curiously, "That's quite an analysis."
"Well, it does make sense." He said, "Besides, I was watching some stupid talk show the other day and they were discussing the meaning of dreams and mine sounded like one they talked about."
She moved behind him and wrapped her arms around his waist and rested her head on his back, "Well, at least you're being productive." She quipped
"Yeah?" He asked smiling, "Well, today there's a segment with a psychic. Maybe I can learn how to predict the future."
The irony of his statement was not lost on her, "Hey." She said softly and he turned around to face her, "Your future is with me."
"I know." He said and kissed her, "Are you ready?"
She smiled and nodded, "Yeah."
They drove up outside Hart Industries and got out. Jonathan looked around and at the tall building which housed the company he started fifteen years earlier with just an idea for transistors.
"Darling?" She asked
"This isn't it." He said, "The building was stone I think. I really just saw the steps."
"Do you think the dream was about you as a child at the orphanage?" She asked, "That building is stone."
"Anything is possible." He replied
"Then we'll go see it." She said
"But you said it's in San Francisco."
She smiled, "It's not that long of a drive."
TBC…The Harts take a road trip