*Be Careful What you Wish for*
Sam regained consciousness later than night. When she came to, she looked around the room she was in and turned to Nadine who was holding Danny.
“Nadine, what happened? Why am I here and why do you have Danny?”
Nadine walked over to Sam and carefully handed Danny to her, before taking a seat on the edge of the bed and pushing a piece of blonde hair out of her face.
“Sam, I went over to check on you and Danny this afternoon but when I got there, you never answered the door. So I used the lock-picking skills you taught me and I broke in and called Lucky in case Logan had been around.”
Nadine sighed and wiped her eyes that had started to tear up again. “When Lucky got there, I had just walked into the kitchen and found you unconscious on the floor. Logan and Danny were nowhere to be found so I assumed Logan had gone back to work after he beat you up and Danny was at daycare.”
Sam held onto her son, cradling him to her chest as she listened to everything Nadine was saying.
Right as Sam was about to speak there was a commotion in the hallway and Emily, Jason, Nikolas and Maxie busted into the room.
Emily took her place and went to stand next to Lucky as Nikolas walked up behind Nadine and rested his hands gently on her shoulders.
Jason silently followed Maxie, keeping an eye on her and also making sure she didn’t upset Sam as they entered the room.
“Sam, are you okay? What the hell happened?” Maxie demanded as she made her way over to her best friend, where she gently hugged Sam and Danny.
Instead of answering, Sam looked over Maxie’s shoulder and met Jason’s eyes which were blazing with anger and hatred.
Sam forced her attention back to Maxie and said, “Maxie, you guys, can I have a minute to talk to Jason alone?”
When everyone gave her a confused look Sam said softly, “Please? Jason and I need to discuss something, a disagreement we had.”
Sharing confused looks, everyone but Jason left the room. As Nadine walked out, Sam said, “Nadine can you watch Danny again for a few minutes? I don’t want him to see me upset if I should happen to get that way.”
Nadine nodded and took Danny back into her arms, before exiting the room and closing the door behind her.
“I know you’re pissed and you have every right to be since I lied to you to your face the last time we spoke. But I’m not going to divorce Logan. I love him and he’s Danny’s father, so I want to try and make things work.”
Jason took a few breaths to calm down and then he started speaking. “Sam, I understand that you still love Logan. But you can’t stay with him when he’s a danger to you and Danny and possibly even to himself.”
Sam folded her arms across her chest and then said, “Well, what the hell do you expect me to do? I could rent a hotel room and stay there but that would eat up all my savings in a week.”
Right as Jason opened his mouth to invite Sam and Danny to stay with him and Maxie, Sam automatically cut him off.
“No. No way are Danny and I gonna stay with you and Maxie. You two just got back from your vacation and Danny and I are not going to spoil you two being alone at your home.”
As the last word left Sam’s lips, the door to the room flew open and banged against the wall as Nadine breezed back into the room with Maxie on her heels and everyone else following behind them.
“Damn right, you’re not staying with them. Every couple but especially newlyweds need a lot of time alone after they first get married. That’s why Emily and I talked it over and-"
Lucky cut Nadine off and said, “We’d like you and Danny to stay with us, Sam. We don’t want to pressure you, but we have more room in our house and Emily or I will always be around throughout the day if you need something.”
Sam thought about what was being said for a moment and then she turned to Jason and said, “They're right. I think that for right now, it might be best if Danny and I stay with Lucky and Emily. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the offer, but it might be safer if Danny and I stay with them.”
Jason simply nodded, staying silent as he accepted Sam’s decision with good grace, knowing that even though Sam and Danny would be safe with Lucky and Emily, he would still worry about them.
When it became apparent to the nurses of Mercy that none of Sam’s guests were going to be leaving any time soon, they brought in six chairs, one for each of them.
As the six of them took a seat on the chairs around Sam’s bed, Nadine handed Danny back to his mother.
Before anyone could say anything else, Nikolas spoke up. He was worried about his cousin and wanted to know what her plans were going to be.
“What are you planning to do about Logan, Sam? You can’t stay married to someone who hurts you the way he does.”
Sam looked at her cousin and met his eyes dead-on before doing the same to everyone else in the room, and then she spoke.
“I’m going to call Logan tonight and let him know Danny and I are okay. I’m also going to talk to him about a separation and I’ll try to see if he will start seeing a psychiatrist with me four times a week.”
She was surprised when no one said anything for several moments and then finally Emily spoke up. “Do you think that Logan will agree to go to therapy with you?”
Before Sam could reply, Maxie cut in and said, “He better
fucking - oops - freaking agree to go to therapy with Sam or I’ll cut his…”
Suddenly Maxie was cut off when Jason quickly put his hand over her mouth to keep her from finishing what she had been about to say.
“Not in front of Danny,” Jason said quickly and Maxie immediately looked at Danny who was looking at her curiously, before turning back to Sam.
“Sorry,” Maxie said softly and Sam nodded that she understood and wasn’t upset.
The seven of them spent another hour talking before everyone had to go home for the night. Sam would be released the next morning and Lucky and Emily were going to pick her up.
Danny was going to spend the night with Nikolas and Nadine and Sam was glad that her cousin and her son would get to know each other.
Right as Sam fluffed her pillow and was getting ready to go to sleep, the phone on her bedside table rang.
Wondering if someone had forgotten something, Sam picked up the phone and being careful of her bruises said, “Hello?”
Logan sighed on his end of the line. “We need to talk, Sam. Now before you ask how I know where you are, let me just say that I have a friend following that hitman you know and I was able to sweet talk a nurse into giving me the number to your room extension.”
Sam swallowed, trying to remain calm as she listened to what her husband was saying.
“What do you want, Logan? I don’t want to see you right now. You hurt me! You could have hurt or scared Danny if he had been there. I don’t want to be anywhere near you.”
Logan was silent for a moment and then he said, “I’m sorry, Sam. I didn’t mean to hurt and scare you. I miss you. When are you coming home?”
Sam sighed and then said, “I’m not coming home any time soon. As a matter of fact, I think we should take a break for a while, separate and decide what we want.”
Logan quickly replied, “I know what I want. I want you and Danny back here with me where you both belong.”
Sam worked on staying calm and then she said, “How badly do you want me and Danny back with you? Is it enough that you would be willing to go to therapy to deal with this?”
Logan was quiet for a moment and then he said, “I’ll think about it and call you later,” before hanging up.
Sam shook her head sadly and put the phone back on the hook. She laid down in the bed and got comfortable again before falling into an uneasy sleep.