Title: He'd Still Love Me
Author: Jaxson K.
Rating: PG (language)
Disclaimer: I own nothing!
Summary: Don deals with someone trying to come between he and Mac...
Mac headed to his apartment after he left the lab. He knew he was going to have to deal with Don and the aftermath of what had (or hadn't) happened with Rose, and it wasn't something he looked forward to. What he'd said to Rose was true. He'd only gone to lunch and dinner as a friend, and he knew he should have told Don the truth about all of it. Mac knew that Don would have been jealous, but he had no reason to be. Maybe that was the problem...Don was unsure of Mac and their relationship.
Mac arrived at Don's place in record time hoping that his dark-haired detective was home. Mac knocked on the door and waited. He knocked again and when he didn't get an answer, he used his key and went in. He called out to Don, but got no answer. He heard a noise coming from the kitchen and headed in that direction. He found Don sitting on the fire escape drinking a beer. He walked toward Don when the detective spoke.....
“What the hell are you doing here?”
“I came to see you, Don...”
“Why? So you could raise hell at me for what happened today?”
“No, Don, I think I understand why today happened...”
“I seriously doubt that!”
“Don, please come inside so we can talk about this...”
Don didn't say anything but came inside anyway. He walked past Mac into the living room and sat down heavily on the couch.....
“So talk, Mac...”
“Don, I want you to know that nothing happened between Rose and me, and I'm so sorry if I made you think something did.....”
“The thought did cross my mind, Mac.”
“I can see that between my lying to you and her actions that you would think that...”
“So what you're saying is that I really had nothing to worry about?”
“Not a thing! I know that I don't always say it, and that I don't always show it, but there will NEVER be anybody else for me except you. You have done more for me in the time we've been together, and you've cared for me when I thought nobody did at all, and I'll always remember that. Don, you showed me what it was like to feel again, and that's something that I'll always treasure. I knew you would be jealous of Rose, and I know I should have handled things better. I can't undo that, but I know that I won't let it happen again.....”
Don looked up at Mac, and Mac saw the tears in his eyes. He sat down next to Don and put his arm around the detective.....
“Baby, I'm so sorry. I know I'm an idiot. I want you to know that I'm going to do my level best so that you don't regret giving me another chance...”
“Mac, I just want us to be happy. I get jealous and insecure because I love you so damn much, and I don't want to lose you. You are my world, and I couldn't stand it if you weren't here.....”
“Well, I guess it's a good thing I'm not going anywhere, huh?”
“Yeah, I guess it is...”