(Meanwhile at John & Evangeline's house)
Evangeline is sitting at the kitchen table and staring at the breakfast
that John made her, when she hears the doorbell ring. She makes her way
into the living room where she greets Nora at the door.
"Hey, how are you feeling?"
"I'm fine, really."
"Are you sure? You know I was down at the station and a couple of guys
were talking about responding to a call here."
Evangeline let out a heavy sigh, "Yeah that was Tris. He was just a
little worried so he called John. Well, you John. He's so
overprotective that he had a unit dispatched like it was a big deal."
"And it wasn't? No big deal right," Nora asked. "I'm sure there's more
to it than that."
Evangeline said nothing. She turned away silently form Nora avoiding
eye contact. "No, that's about it."
"Sure," Nora said as the two made their way to the kitchen. "Is this
your breakfast? Since when have you started eating healthy?"
"Oh yeah, John made it for me before he took Tris to school."
"Okay," Nora said grabbing Evangeline by the hand and leading her to the
kitchen table. "Something is definitely wrong if John is making you
breakfast and taking Tris to school. Are you sick?"
"John and I are in a relationship. He does things like this sometimes."
Evangeline was saying as Nora cut her off.
"Oh please. John's idea of breakfast is a hot cup of coffee, not
Evangeline had to laugh, because she knew there was some truth behind
that. "So, why are you here so early?"
"No, no. Don't try to change the subject. Tell me, what's going on?"
Evangeline smiled. She knew there was no avoiding the topic. Nora was
just as stubborn and determined as she was. "Okay, okay. When Tris
called John, I was crying over Kelly's case. Tris was just scared he
didn't know what to do. John just thought it might be best that I work
from home today and I agreed."
"Wow you guys are starting to act like a marred couple." Nora often
brought this up to tease Evangeline. It had been more than seven years
now and she was still afraid of marriage.
"Don't you start too." Evangeline rolled her eyes.
"John's been talking about marriage?"
"No, Tris. He just wanted to know why John and I aren't married even
though we live together."
"It's natural for a child to question a thing like that. What did you
"Nothing. Michael came over at the perfect time," Evangeline said with
"Are you saying that you're still opposed to it?"
"I really don't know anymore. The past seen years with John have been
great. We have a wonderful son together and I really don't understand
how a piece of paper could improve our relationship."
"It's not the paper you know. It's what it symbolizes."
"And I get all that undying love and commitment, but John already knows
I love him and that I will always will."
"Does he? I mean I'm sure there's some part of him that wants to know
why you think that you two will not make it."
"I didn't say that. John and I can make it through anything."
"So what's holding you back?"
This was one of the few times in her life that Evangeline Williamson was
speechless. She was sure that she and John could make it through
anything. Ever since John stopped Natalie from coming in between them
they hadn't had any real significant problems that threatened to break
them up. Although Tristen was an unexpected surprise, they both agreed
that they wanted a child and everything that entailed. If they made it
this far what was she afraid of? She wasn't quite sure, but she knew
with another child on the way that she may have to confront her fears.
"So, Tristen is playing tee ball this year?" Nora knew she had stumped
Evangeline, but she knew it was something she should be thinking about.
"Yeah, how did you know?"
"Matthew told me that he and Bo saw Tris and John at the sporting goods
"I'm assuming that you talked John out of peewee football."
Nora laughed she remembered Evangeline telling her how she and John had
argued for days over him playing such a dangerous sport.
(Somewhere in Angel's Square)
"Hey, John. How's it going?"
"It's going pretty good. How about you? Is everything between you and
"Yes, why would you even ask something like that?" Ever since John
stopped being Natalie's savior, she felt as though he had no right to
inquire about her personal life.
"I was just asking. I know he's been back for sometime now, and he
still hasn't remembered what happened to him on that ship. Don't you
think that's a little unusual?"
"NO!" Natalie's own voice shocked her. She had to be careful answering
John's questions. The truth was that Cristian had remembered what
happened on the ship, and who ordered him to be there. It was none
other than his cousin Tico. As John and Natalie were speaking, at the
diner Cristian and Antonio were trying to figure out why Tico hadn't
tried to have Cris killed since he'd come back to Llanview. They were
also planning something, something that she was afraid to ask him. Cris
had come back a changed man since his time away. She knew that he had
been put through hell so there was no chance of her selling out her
husband now. "Just leave us alone, John. Do you think you're the only
one that deserves to be happy?"
"What are you talking about? I want you to be happy. I want things to
work out between you and Cris."
"Sure, you're practically married now with a kid and here I am getting
reacquainted with my husband after seven years. It's all your fault
John. You're the one who let us down. It's your fault that Cris and I
haven't been together. I want you to think about that every night when
you go home to your family. Stop trying to ruin our lives. Just leave
me and Cristian alone." Natalie stormed off. She didn't want to give
John a chance to question her about Cristian any further.
John was shocked and a little hurt. Since the day he got back, Cristian
made it no secret that he hated John. He blamed him and he made him
aware of it every opportunity that he had, but through all that he had
never heard Natalie say it to him. John tried to clear his mind. He
didn't want to bring that kind of negativity home with him.