Okay. This was such an idea I had while going home by bus. I needed to write it down. And then I thought you all may like it. Please don't judge me for grammar or spelling mistakes. I'm Austrian. Hope you like it.
Disclaimer: I don't own private practice. It belongs to Shonda Rhimes.
Imagine: After Erica showed up with Mason, Cooper felt in love with her again. Or is he just in love with Mason?
Charlotte was sitting on the couch in the living room. She had tears in her eyes.
"It's okay to cry Charlotte" Cooper said softly.
"Shut up! Shut the fuck up. Or I will manage that you never say a word again no matter what" She said angrily.
"Stop yelling at me" Cooper said quite.
Charlotte looked at him confused. "You tell me not to be yelling at you? After what you told me right away?"
Cooper looked at her. "I understand that you're angry. But we are grown-ups. So please talk to. But stop yelling"
Charlotte looked at him. "Why Cooper? I just want to know why? Am I that bad?" She asked. In her voice you could her that she was hurt.
"Charlotte, it…it has nothing to do with you. You are a beautiful woman. And you are nice and I love you. But there will always be Erica in my life" He said.
A tear rolled down her cheek. "Why Cooper?" she asked again.
"You want to know the real reason?" Cooper asked a little angry.
Charlotte looked at him and nodded.
"Because she gave me what you don't want to give me" he said.
Charlotte stood up. "Oh really Cooper? Just because 8 years ago she gave birth to a boy? You didn't know that you had a son till last week. And now you're telling me you love Erica just because she gave you a son?"
Cooper looked at his wife. "Yes Charlotte. Mason is my son. And Erica gave birth to him. I loved her when she got pregnant but I didn't even know that she was pregnant. We split up. I'm sorry that it hurts you. But she has a son. My son. And I need to have a family." He said.
Charlotte started crying right now. She didn't want to cry but it hurts so much. The guy she loved is in love with another woman. Perfect.
"You leave me for getting a family?" she asked.
"You were strictly against children. All the time." He answered.
"So what?" she asked.
"And I always wanted children. When I married you I thought I could live without children. But since I met Mason everything changed" he said.
"And you are leaving me just because you love Mason? We could be a family. He could come here whenever he likes to" she said.
"But this isn't a real family" he said.
Charlotte looked at him. She was pretty sure he only thought he is in love with Erica because he loves Mason. Now was the right time to tell it. She needed to do it now. It wasn't like she imagined in her dreams. But when she is not doing it now, he will be away. Charlotte sighed. Cooper was still looking at her. He didn't say a word. After about one minute without anyone saying a word Cooper broke the silence.
"I need you to say something" Cooper said.
Charlotte sighed again. "I'm pregnant Coop"