Thursday, February 17, 2011


Jamie hesitated, realizing that all his years on the other side of the healing aisle hadn't prepared him for the question he was about to ask. "Allie? How did Gregory... how did he know that it was time to let go?"

She didn't seem surprised by his query. Then again, her entire demeanor suggested Allie never intended to be surprised by anything ever again. "Are you thinking about that?"

Jamie took a long, deep breath, then exhaled it slowly. "I'm going to have to, sooner or later. If Lorna doesn't show any signs of improvement... We can't just keep her alive by artificial means indefinitely. I mean, we could in theory, but that would be..."

"Cruel," Allie supplied for him.

"Cruel," Jamie agreed. "The question is: When? How long? To what end? There's the baby, of course. But, Lorna isn't just a human incubator. Once the baby is born... When is it time to give up hope?"

"She'll let you know," Allie said confidently.

"What do you mean?" Jamie shook his head, as if he'd misheard.

"When Lorna doesn't want to fight anymore. You'll know. Because you love her." In response to the skeptical look on Jamie's face, Allie insisted, "I knew. With Gregory. I could feel it. Do you feel like she's ready to give up yet?"


Jamie wonders if it's time to give up the fight, Grant pleads his case to Lila and Kirkland, Morgan asks Frankie and Lila asks Cass for a favor - and to keep a secret, while Matt gets an offer you have the power to make him refuse!

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