A/N: I love that you guys are so invested in this story. It's like reading the reviews of a soap opera. Lol. I didn't respond to a couple of you because I'd already had this part written and two of you guessed the ending, so I didn't want to give it away. Enjoy the final part of 'If Your Girl Only Knew'.
Oh, and 150 points to Gryffindor and a one-shot of your choice to the person who guesses who said the "diagram" line. (don't be a guest, cause I'll PM you if you've won.)
"I thought I was pregnant." Letty blurted out.
Forks stopped clanking against plates. Mia inhaled deeply through her nose. People stopped chewing. Brian nearly choked on his beer.
And Elena put her fork and knife down, swallowing the chicken alfredo in her mouth. She leaned back in her seat and rubbed her swollen belly absently.
"What?" Brian started. "How?"
Mia used the back of her hand to smack his chest. Upon glancing over in her direction, Brian noticed 'the look' that she was giving him. He, too, sat back in his seat and pressed his lips together.
"I'm sorry. I don't know why I said that," admitted Letty.
"Is it the truth?" Elena wondered loud.
Letty looked around the table at her small family. All of their eyes were on her. And it seemed like her heart just kept speeding up.
"Uh..." Letty cleared her throat, "yeah. It is."
"How?" Brian repeated, quieter, and more to himself this time. And again, Mia smacked his chest. He rubbed it, absently saying, "Ow."
"By who? I wasn't aware that you were even seeing anyone." Elena confessed.
Dom, who had remained silent, rubbed his bald head, nervously. The gesture was missed by everyone except Mia. She quickly put two and two together and slowly began to stand up.
"Oh, you idiot!" Mia threw her cloth napkin beside her plate, clearly outraged. "You couldn't just use a condom?"
"Mi, I-." Dom started.
"Wait. What the hell am I missing?" Brian asked.
"Shut up, Brian!" Mia, Dom and Letty commanded at the same time.
Brian finally got it.
"Hey, I'm not the one cheating around here!" He defended himself.
"Oh, yeah, you better not be." Mia told him, matter-of-factly.
"Cheating? So, it was you." Elena said, looking at Dom.
"Elena." Letty began.
"Letty." Elena spat out.
"Dom?" Mia looked expectantly at her brother for answers, obviously still angry.
"Mia." He replied, trying to calm her down.
"Brian." Brian said, proudly, grinning from ear to ear. He just found this too entertaining.
"Shut up, Brian!" The entire table yelled this time. The blonde cop put his hands up in surrender.
Oh, this is too good, Brian thought to himself, still grinning stupidly.
"I think this is something that we should talk about in private." Dom told Elena.
Elena looked at Dom as if he had two heads. "Oh no, your little girlfriend already started the conversation in front of everybody. Why don't we get it all out in the open then?"
Mia hesitantly sat back down in her chair. This was not going to go well. Whatever was about to happen. Whatever was about to be said was surely going to ruin some relationships.
Letty drained the rest of her beer, praying for a least the slight tingle of being tipsy.
"Fine. Yes, Letty and I have been having... an affair."
Letty rested her elbows on the table and put squeezed her temples. Brian looked from Dom to Elena, awaiting the Brazilian's reaction.
"Is that why you just up and disappeared like a thief in the night?" Elena questioned Letty. The brunette nodded reluctantly. The entire table was silent for a few moments before Elena spoke up again.
"You know what, Letty? I wish you would have been pregnant. I wish you would have had his child. At least then he could truly be called a father."
Letty lifted her head up completely, her face a mask of confusion. It was Mia who voiced Letty's nonverbal question.
"Wait, what do you mean by that?"
"This," Elena replied, rubbing her stomach, "is not your kid."
A collective gasp from Mia and Brian.
"What the hell are you talking about?" Dom demanded, his hand clenching into a fist on the arm of his chair.
"You remember Luke, right?"
"Hobbs?!" Everyone else responded. Mia sounded disgusted. Brian was shocked. Dom was furious. And Letty... well, Letty actually seemed a bit amused.
Elena nodded. "He'd talked to my boss about getting me reinstated. And I was... extremely grateful. And so, I-."
"Stop! I was shown a diagram once. I know how it works." Mia commented. She felt as if her dinner was about to come back up.
"Wait. What the hell is going on here?"
"Pretty sure it's called 'karma'." Letty muttered under her breath.
"Way to be supportive of your man, Letty." Elena shot at her, condescendingly.
Letty stood up, abruptly, her chair sliding back a few inches. "Okay, you know what? I kinda wish I would have been pregnant, too. Then my kid would've kicked your kid's ass on the playground daily!"
At that comment, the table went silent. Until Mia burst out laughing at the ludicrousness of the entire situation.
"Okay. Okay." She started, always the mediator in a situation. "Let's just all take a step back and sip of alcohol."
Nobody moved a muscle.
"This is ridiculous. Apparently, we're in dire need of a family meeting." She sighed.
"I think we're way past that now." Elena huffed.
Letty pointed, lazily, at Elena. "Agreed."
"Look, we're all guilty of keeping secrets from everyone else. And that's not what family does. But, now that everything's out in the open, I think the only question is 'where do we go from here?'."
Pure, unadulterated silence followed. Heads turned to look at each other while one waited for another to talk first.
"Fine, Elena do you want to be with Dom?"
"No, I just didn't want Letty to have him."
"Dom, how do you feel about that?"
"Hurt. But also annoyed because I know I don't have the right to be hurt by that."
"Typical," snorted Dom.
Letty rolled her eyes. "Well, I'm not exactly broken up about it."
"Ding ding ding. Back to your corners." Mia supplied. She pushed her hair back and sighed. "Elena, will you continue living with us until you find your own place?"
"Luke and I have a place."
"What?!" The table erupted in unison.
"Oh please. You guys didn't really believe that I had overnight shifts at the precinct, did you? I push paperwork all day for crying out loud."
In that moment, Dom realized just how naive he'd been when it came to Elena. Clearly, he'd underestimated her ability to lie. And overestimated her innocence. Still, Dom had no real right to the frustration he was feeling at the moment.
While her features appeared indifferent, neutral, Letty felt anything but inside. Her heart was pounding and her head felt light. Dare she even think it... could it be... joy she was feeling? Elation, perhaps, that Dominic would finally be hers again. All hers. And it was what she wanted for so long... but at what cost? His heart half broken because of Elena's actions.
Not to worry. She'd take care of that.
"Well," Letty said, standing up, "let's not keep Hobbs waiting. Let's get Elena packed."
"Letty!" Brian and Mia scolded.
"What? She obviously had other plans. Other lovers. Other places to be."
"Is this really happening?" Mia asked herself. Her slight tension headache was slowly turning into a full-fledged migraine. Where had this family gone wrong?
"I'm just saying." The Latina said, her hands up in mock surrender.
"God, Letty, just shut up." Elena sassed. "You've got Dom. Do you have to have the last word, too?"
"I wish I could. Unfortunately, there's no excuse for you."
"You are so lucky you're pregnant. Otherwise I'd lunge over this motherfu-."
"Alright! There will be no leaping, lunging, or diving over this perfectly good dinner that my wife worked so hard on."
"Thank you, honey." Mia replied. "Letty, please stop threatening law enforcement."
"The bitch is off duty." Letty scoffed.
Elena pulled an annoyed face. "The bitch is sitting right here."
"Yeah, and I'm still trying to figure out why." Letty shot back.
"Enough!" Dom's baritone voice seemed to echo in the small dining room. His fist pounded the table. "Elena, we are in no way kicking you out of the house. We would never do that to a pregnant woman. But know that if you are staying here until you get in touch with Hobbs, you will not come near me. I am far from perfect but I am disgusted that you would try to pass off a child that you're having with another man as mine.
"This dinner is far from over." With that, Dom stood from his chair and made his way out of the dining room and up the stairs to his bedroom.
"Dom is a lot kinder than I am." Letty told Elena. "I would have kicked you out on your pregnant ass in the blink of an eye."
"Letty." Mia sighed.
"I'm done. I said what I had to say."
And with that, Letty was gone as well.
Elena cleared her throat. "Mia, thanks for dinner. I should go pack."
When they were alone in the dining room, Brian and Mia sat in total silence. Brian inhaled and exhaled.
"It was a lovely di-."
"Don't." Mia silenced him. She crossed her arms on the table in front of her and laid her head there.
"What can I do?" Brian asked, rubbing her back.
"Get me something stronger than wine."
He chuckled. "You know why you can't."
Mia sighed dramatically. "Yeah, yeah. I'm pregnant. Blah blah blah."
Letty didn't find Dom in his room. She assumed he knew that Elena would be making her way in there to pack up her things. So, she found him in Jesse's old room. Most of his things were still intact; posters, stereo, CD collection and furniture.
Dom had sat on the foot of the bed, his feet still on the floor and his upper body lying down. He was staring at the ceiling when Letty entered the room and glanced at the doorway briefly.
"You didn't have to talk to her that way, Let."
"I did. Everyone else kept sugarcoating shit because she's pregnant. She's a cop for godsake. She's not fragile." Letty said, straddling his hips. The brunette lay her upper body against his and wrapped his arms around her petite waist.
"I'm sorry that I blurted that out."
"And I'm sorry that Hobbs knocked Elena up."
"That, I'm not ready to talk about yet." Dom admitted. He'd begun rubbing his hands up and down Letty's back.
A thoughtful quiet fell over them as they both reflected on the disastrous dinner.
"What can I do?" Letty asked.
One large hand cupped and squeezed as much of Letty's ass as it could while the other tangled itself in Letty's dark hair.
"Take off your clothes."
Letty laughed and kissed Dom's ear. "This is the last time."
"Oh, for god's sake, Letty, shut up." Dom chuckled as she pulled her shirt up and over her head.