and a way- part 8
Matthew looked at his mother, more confused than ever, and he had
to force himself not to just break down. Nora could see the pain in her son's eyes and she wondered whether she had made a
mistake by approaching the topic. Still, she couldn't rob Bo of any more time with his son. They all needed to know the truth
so they could deal with it.
Matthew: What do you mean he's not my dad?
Nora(Taking a deep breath): Sit down
sweetie. I think it's time we told you the truth.
Bo joined Nora and Matthew as they sat on the bed together.
A long time ago, before you were born, I was married to this man sitting next to us here.
Matthew: Is that why you
were always crying when you were with dad?
Nora: What do you mean? How could you possibly know something like that.
You were practically a baby when we were involved.
Matthew: I know... but I've heard stories. A lot of them. is it
Nora: Well... yeah. But we'll get into that later. Right now Bo and I need to talk to you about something else.
Nora: For a long time we thought that Sam was your father... and I really did try to do the best
I could with that. I wanted you to have a good life Matthew. I thought I was chosing a good man to be your father... But I
was dead wrong.
Matthew: What do you mean?
Nora: I mean that Sam never could have been your father. He was
infertile... ( she turns to Bo) Maybe you could explain this part Bo.
Bo: Gee thanks... ( He turns to matthew) uh,
what that means Matt is that Sam was unable to have any more children.
Matthew: Why not? He had Will and Jen?
Yeah I know. But when you get older, sometimes you lose the ability to do things you could do when you were younger.
Like riding a bike?
Bo(Pausing): Yeah, that's a good example. When you reach a certain age, things like riding a bike
become impossible. That's what it was like for Sam. Is this making any sense?
Matthew: Yeah, I think so.
Good. You want to continue Nora?
Nora: Well your doing such a good job... (When he shoots her a glare she decides
to help him out a little) Ok, Ok. (Pause) Matthew, Sam lied to us for years. He made us think he was your father when in fact
he wasn't... Bo was.
Matthew(To Bo): You're my father?
Bo: Apparently. How do you feel about that?
about it): I think it's cool.
Bo: Well that's a releif.
Matthew: Does this mean we can be
a real family now?
Nora: What do you mean? We are a real family Matthew. There are all kinds of families.
But I want us to be together forever mom...
Bo(To Nora): Smart kid we have there Red...
Nora: Yeah... He's
just like his father.
Bo: Is that a bad thing?
Nora: No... I fell in love with YOU rememeber? I think it's
a good thing that he's just like his daddy.
Matthew: So can we?
Nora: We'll see Matthew. Right now I just want
to get you out of here. I don't want to live anywhere Sam lived.
Matthew: Where are we going?
You got any bright ideas?
Bo: Well since neither of us has a home right now, I suggest we start looking.
Point taken... but what about Now?
Bo: I think it's time I faced my family. I'm sure we could stay there for the night.
Bo: You got a better idea?
Nora: Not really.
Bo: Ok, so lets go?
Nora: Not yet. (
To Matthew) stay here Matthew, I need to talk to your father alone.
Nora led Bo by the hand and
into the closet.
Bo: Nora, what are we doing in here? I thought you wanted to talk?
Nora(Smiling at him): Did
you REALLY think I was going to tell our son that I wanted to make out with you?
Bo: Is that what we're doing?
him into her arms): Would you just shut up for a second?
They start to kiss passionately
Nora: I just want
you to know that I'm completely yours...
Bo: Do you have any idea how good you feel in my arms right now?
kissing him again): You feel like heaven to me Bo. I want to make love to you so bad I can taste it.
Bo: You do huh?
him closer as she kisses him): More than anything else in the world. (She kisses him again) I want you to know that we both
want the same thing here. I have no more doubts or reservations. I want to be with you tonight Bo. Is that still a possibility?
Bo( pulling her into an extremely passionate kiss): I would make love to you right here if I thought it was a possibility...
Nora: So? What about tonight?
Bo: How about we let Matthew spend the night at his grandparents... once we tell
Asa, I'm sure he'll be only too happy to oblige...
Nora: Yeah... especially when we tell him we're in love...
Oh Nora, you just made me the happiest man in the world right now.
Nora: I did?
Bo: Yeah, you just said you
loved me. I think that has got to be the sweetest sound I've ever heard. I love you so much Red. (They kiss)
I love you too Bo. It's time I stopped running away from what's real. This( kissing him again) This has got to be the truest
thing I've ever known. I'm so in love with you that I can't even see straight. There, I said it. And I'll scream it from the
top of my lungs if you want. I love you Bo Buchanan. And I want to be with you forever... Just as soon as my divorce goes
Bo: Until then... (He kisses her) I think I'll have to settle for moments like this. I am always the happiest
in your arms. But are you sure? The last time we talked, you said you wanted to wait until your divorce was final.
I know what I said... But since when have I ever been so dam logical. Right now, all I know is how I feel. And I can't wait
any longer to have your arms around me. I want to be with you Bo... tonight.
Bo: Then we'll find a way to make it
happen... ( He pulls her into his arms one more time where they enjoy a few stolen kisses)
Nora: I guess we better
get going before Matthew realizes were not here...
Bo: Yeah, I guess.
They kiss one more time before leaving.
After gathering up Matthew, they all leave hand in hand. This was definitly going to be a night to remember.