Healing Wounds:

AN: This Drabble series is based off the ABC Soap Opera One Life to Live. I do not own the characters and this fiction is written as a means of entertainment only.

A: Apology

Natalie opened her door to find Marty standing on her doorstep. "What do you want? I'm on my way out and I really don't want to get into another argument with you."

"I don't want to argue either. I came here to apologize to you and I need to tell you what I did. I altered your paternity test and made it look like Brody was the father. He's not the father Natalie, John is. There's no excuse for what I did and I'm really sorry that I hurt you."

"Wow, I never expected an apology from you but Marty I already knew that you altered Liam's paternity."

"How did you find out?"

"I listened to your therapy session with Doctor Buhari." Natalie said as she handed a small tape to Marty.

"How did you get this?"

"It's a long story. I was actually on my way to see John to tell him that he's Liam's father, but before I go there's something that I need to tell you. I'm sorry too."

"What?"

"I listened to the tape. We both know that you blame me for the part I played in your child's death. You changed Liam's paternity as a way to get back at me. You snapped after you lost your little girl and I can't blame you. I'm a mother too and I finally understand the pain that I helped cause. I'm not going to press charges, hell, I'm not even going to tell John that you switched the test. I'll tell him that I ran another paternity test, but I have to tell John that he's Liam's father. If you want to tell him the part that you played in the paternity mix up that's up to you."

"Thanks for being so understanding but I have to face the consequences of my actions. I'm going to tell Brody and John the truth, they deserve that much from me," Marty said as she walked out of Llanfair.