A/N: I know I have written several Switched at Birth stories lately, but I do plan to finish all of them. =) BTW, if anybody knows the name of the Kennish's lawyer and could tell me , it would be MUCH appreciated.
Kathryn and John were sitting in the living room with their lawyer,
"Have you come up with any way that we can get the hospital in our law suit yet?" John asked. The lawyer started to look uncomfortable. He loosened his tie and coughed.
"I have been trying to find something John, but it looks like we can't do it unless we talk to Angelo about his source at the hospital." John stood up.
"I already told you, Angelo won't tell us his source! We can't go this route." He exclaimed. John turned around and looked between Kathryn and their lawyer. "What else can you do?" The lawyer sighed.
"I don't know. We will just have to keep searching until we find something." Kathryn looked up at John.
"That sounds like the best opportunity so far." She replied. John sighed. "We don't have any other options John." He walked out of the room angrily. Kathryn looked at the lawyer.
"I am so sorry. He shouldn't have blown up at you like that. We both know that you are trying to help us greatly and that we can't do anything without taking it one step at a time." He nodded.
"It's alright Kathryn." He stood up. "I should be going. I have to meet with another client over dinner. You call me if you need anything." Kathryn shook her head. He covered Kathryn's hands with his and then looked into her eyes. "Anything, you hear?" He walked away from her. Kathryn sat there for a minute before standing up and going into the kitchen. John was standing at the counter with a beer.
"What the heck was that?" Kathryn asked. John looked at her.
"I was just trying to make my point clear." John replied and then took a drink off the bottle. Kathryn sighed. It was easy to see her patience was wearing thin.
"Look, I know things have been stressful since Angelo moved in and everything, but-" Kathryn started.
"You're darn right things have been stressful! The biological father of my daughter moves in and now all our lives are upside down! He doesn't even do anything to help fix the situation. Actually, he lied for Bay so that makes it worse!" John exclaimed. Then, Angelo walked into the kitchen. Kathryn looked at him.
"Angelo." She said softly.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to interrupt. I was just going to go out and get some air." Angelo responded. Kathryn nodded. Then he looked right at John. "I didn't realize that my being here was such a problem for you. I may be Bay's father, but you raised her. You have that advantage I would say. I will be out by next week."
"Angelo, you don't have to do that." Kathryn stated. Angelo walked out. John slammed down the beer.
"This is what I am talking about Kathryn!" John walked out of the room.
"John." Kathryn said quietly, but didn't follow him out.
Upstairs, Bay and Daphne were talking.
"So are you going to talk to your mom about Jeff?" Bay asked. Daphne laughed.
"Are you kidding? She would flip out." Daphne replied. Bay nodded.
"I understand that. My mom is the same way. I remember when she found out I was dating Emmett. He's not older than me, but she still wasn't too excited about it. And then, don't forget Alex." Daphne shrugged.
"Well, you have to think about that Bay. You were in a serious relationship with Emmett for a while, and then you are on a trip for school and came home and you had been seeing Alex?" Daphne asked. Bay shrugged.
"I guess you're right. But, I just couldn't date Emmett; not after what he told me."
"Bay, he's REALLY sorry about what he did." Daphne replied. Bay looked at her with tears in the corners of her eyes.
"I know that! But he's the one who slept with Simone. I'm sorry, but he can't just sleep with Toby's girlfriend and think that things are okay! I have a serious problem with that." Bay exclaimed.
"You should just talk to him, Bay. I'm not saying you have to date him. Just talk to him." Bay turned away from Daphne. Daphne grabbed a hold of Bay's arm. "Would you listen to me?"
"I know what you are saying. You are Emmett's best friend. Of course you are going to be on his side." Bay stated. Daphne rolled her eyes and sighed. Then she glanced over in the mirror and smiled again. She came up to see Bay to get an outfit to go to work in.
"What do you think of this shirt?" Daphne asked with a smile. That made Bay smile.
"I think it looks awesome on you." Bay signed.
"Thanks." Daphne responded. "I am hoping he asks me to stay late night."
"Oh?" Bay's eyes lit up.
"Not like that Bay. I like spending time with Chef. He doesn't treat me like I'm different then. I get to actually cook instead of wash dishes." Daphne responded.
"Well, you should get going. Not that I'm pushing you out of here."
"Bye Bay, I'm sorry you're grounded." Daphne stated. Bay brushed her off.
"Don't worry about that. I have spent a lot of my life grounded." Bay replied. Daphne shrugged and walked out of the room.
Regina was at Melody and Emmett's place one evening. Melody was getting ready for a date.
"Oh, you look gorgeous." Regina signed. Melody's smile was a mile long.
"You think so?"
"Oh I know so." Regina replied. "You are going to make this guy's night."
"I hope so." Melody signed. "I haven't dated in a while. I have almost completely given up on it." Regina nodded.
"I agree, but you have to just jump back in Melody. Dating isn't the kind of pool you climb into easily." Regina said and Melody laughed. Then the doorbell rang; only the lights flashed instead of the bell ringing due to the fact that Melody and Emmett are both deaf. Melody walked over to the door and opened it. There at her front door stood her date- Jeff. Melody looked at Regina. Regina, then, started getting an awkward feeling.
"Yeah, I should be going. Where's Emmett?"
"He's with his dad this weekend." Melody replied. Regina nodded and walked towards the door.
"Excuse me." Regina said walking past Jeff. She turned around. "He's CUTE." Regina signed where only Melody could see. Melody brushed her off and invited Jeff in.
John was looking over some paperwork in their bedroom when the door opened. He looked up and saw Kathryn standing there. She was wearing a short, low cut, see through nightgown.
"KATHRYN?" John asked. He took off his glasses.
"It's me." She got on the bed next to him. "I'm sorry about what happened earlier. I should have taken your side on this. We have talked to Angelo and he has told us that he can't help us when it comes to his hospital source." John looked at her.
"You know, you're right Kathryn. You should have. But, we can't change that now." John got up and walked towards the door.
"John!" Kathryn exclaimed standing up. But he was out of the room before she could get out another word. She sat back down on the bed. What was going on? Bay and Toby were getting bigger and wouldn't need her as much, Daphne was almost an adult, plus she had Regina so she didn't need Kathryn for a lot. Now, not even her husband wanted much to do with her. Finally, the big break that she thought she was going to have was her book. She thought that she could stand out being Kathryn Kennish instead of Mrs. John Kennish but come to found out; even the people for the book found Regina's side of the story more interesting. Kathryn felt like she didn't have anybody else in the world to turn to or to talk to. Except... Kathryn thought back to her conversation with the lawyer.
"He said for me to call if I needed anything." Kathryn thought to herself. "I don't need him for legal matters, but I wonder if we could just talk. What time is it?"
Kathryn rolled over and looked at the alarm clock on John's side of the bed. It read eight thirty. She picked up the phone.
"Hi, I'm sorry to call so late. I hope I didn't interrupt anything important." He laughed.
"Oh no, you're fine Kathryn. What's going on?"
"Well, you just said for me to call any time I needed something and I was looking for a friend to talk to." Kathryn responded.
"Sure, I can talk." Kathryn could tell he was smiling on the other end of the phone.
Regina was in her bedroom getting ready for her date with Patrick. She was wearing a slinky, off the shoulders, form fitting dress. Instead of putting her hair up, Regina decided to wear it down over her shoulders. Her hair touched her shoulder and gave it a cool feeling. She applied some red lipsticks and then walked into Daphne's bedroom. Daphne was standing there by the closet door. Regina walked over and wrapped her arm around Daphne's shoulders. Daphne turned away.
"Hey mom! You look absolutely gorgeous." Daphne exclaimed.
"Thank you Daphne. I'm going out with Patrick." Regina signed. Daphne gave her a weird look.
"Patrick?" Regina nodded.
"Yeah, you remember him. He owns the art gallery in town." The doorbell rang. "That's him. Bye." Regina kissed Daphne's cheek and then walked out of the room.
"Bye mom." Daphne replied quietly. Regina opened the door and Patrick stood there with a bouquet of roses.
"Oh Patrick, you didn't have to do that." She stated. He smiled and handed them to her.
"I know I didn't. But I chose to." He replied. Daphne walked into the living room. He smiled at her. "Hey Daphne." She waved.
"I've got something for you too." He handed her one single stemmed rose. "I thought you might like it." Daphne took it from him.
"Thank you. I do. It's beautiful." He nodded.
"You're welcome." She walked over to her mom.
"Can I talk to you before you go?" Daphne asked quietly. She had a hold of her mom's arm.
"What's wrong Daphne?" Regina asked. She looked over at Patrick and then back at Daphne.
"What about Angelo?" Daphne questioned. Regina stared at her daughter.
"What about Angelo?"
"Have you told Patrick that you married Angelo? And completely flipped our lives around again?" Daphne looked at her mom.
"Daphne, that marriage is purely so he doesn't get deported. We didn't want to be married. It's not like we are going to be married in any way except on paper." Regina said.
"Mom! You have to tell him!" Daphne exclaimed. Regina glared at her.
"Daphne Vasquez! I don't like your attitude." She crossed her arms. "I will tell Patrick when I think it's necessary, or if it even it becomes necessary."
"You just tell me not to keep secrets mom. I know it's something Patrick will have to find out sooner or later." Daphne replied and walked out of the room. Patrick looked at her.
"What was that about?" Patrick asked motioning towards Daphne. Regina laughed.
"Oh, it was nothing. Just some mother daughter stuff." Regina slipped her arm through Patrick's and they walked out the front door, down the steps and to his car.
"You look beautiful Regina." He said when he opened her car door. She sat down on the seat.
"Well thank you. You look handsome." He closed the door and walked around the car. Regina buried the idea of Angelo deep into her mind and tried not to think about it as she and Patrick drove through town going for a late dinner, a night of dancing and who knew what else.