Getting past the pain- Part 7
Nora looked at Bo, obviously shocked by his revealation, and he knew he was going
to have to find a way to make this ok for her. Right now, she was still too traumatized to deal with how he felt. They would
get to that later; right now all that mattered were HER feelings.
Nora: Bo, I... Uh...
Bo: It's ok Red... I
Nora: You were?
Bo: Well, sort of. But we'll get to that later ok? Right now I just want you to
know that you can count on me. I'm always going to be there for you.
Nora: I know you will... That's why I love you
This time it was Bo's turn to look at her in shock. She turned away from him, obviously embarassed by what
she just said.
Nora: I can't believe I just said that. I have no idea where that came from.
Bo: Did you mean
Nora: I... I don't really know. I can't deal with that right now ok? the last thing I need is to get involved in
another relationship right now. You know I will always love you... whether I'm still IN LOVE with you is a question I've been
asking myself for years and never really came up with an answer. It will have to wait a little longer though because what
I really need right now is a friend.
Bo: Then you've got one... For life ok?
Nora: Thanks Bo...
into his arms and he just held her for a while. He could see the tears in her eyes and it broke his heart. Somehow he was
going to find a way to heal her.
Nora: So how are we going to make this thing look real?
Bo: I think you should
move in with me? I mean REALLY move in with me?
Nora started pacing the floors and he could tell she was mulling it
over because she was nervous. He hated the fact that she had to feel that way around him but he understood why. She wasn't
ready for anything serious.
Bo: Come on Red... is it really such a foreign concept to you? we're already living together.
At least I could keep you safe while we planned our strategy. And in order to do that, I think we should at least LOOK like
were in love. That means we should start sharing a bedroom. Is that really such a bad thing?
Nora: It's not that it
would be bad... In fact it would probably be pretty nice. But that's what I'm afraid of Bo. I can't make any promises.
Did I ask you to?
Nora: Well, No...
Bo: Ok, so what are you so nervous about?
Nora: I'm not sure Bo.
I know you would never hurt me. It's one of the few things I am certain about these days... But I don't want you to feel burdened
by my problems.
Bo: Is that what you think? You think I feel burdened?
Nora: I wouldn't blame you. I mean, really
Bo, how many times have I shown up at your door?
Bo: sweetheart, that's what friends are for. Do you really think I
would turn you away when you needed me?
Nora: No. I know you wouldn't. That's not who you are.
Bo: Ok... so
let me assure you right now. I don't feel burdened by your problems. In fact, I feel honored that you would trust me enough
to share them with me. (Pause) Nora, we have to do something here ok? Gabrielle told the cops she saw you enter Daniels room
before he was killed. I need to know you didn't. then we can deal with it.
Nora(Pausing): Bo, I can't tell you what
you want to hear.
Bo: What is that supposed to mean? You didn't kill him did you?
Nora: No. No I didn't... But
I did go to see him.
Bo: WHAT? I don't understand. I thought you were sleeping the whole time.
Nora: YOU were...
I made sure of it.
Bo: I don't think I want to know this do I?
Nora: I'm sorry Bo. I had to make sure you didn't
follow me. I wanted to have a little chat with my rapist. I had to.
Bo: Ok. you mind telling me why?
I thought that if I confronted him about what he did I would finally be able to move on.
I was wrong. Confronting him only made me more afraid. I got angry Bo. I stabbed him with a letter opener... But I swear to
you... he was alive when I left him.
Bo: Ok... I believe you. Did anyone else see you?
Nora: I don't think so...
Bo: Because we have to get rid of the evidence... and we have to get rid of it now.
Nora: Bo, we can't
do that. You know what can happen if we mess with an investigation. You're the comishioner of police. You could lose your
job for this.
Bo: I don't care about my job. All I care about is keeping you safe. If we don't get rid of the evidence...
well we can't guarentee that they won't hang you for this. Are you forgetting the fact that you have a record?
Bo: Yes, Collin. Nora, that might have been in self- defense. And you might have been released. But do you
think the prosecution has forgotten about that? They won't hesitate about bringing that little detail up. And this time you
might not be so lucky.
Nora: But... But I didn't do it.
Bo: I know baby... and I'll take care of it ok? I want
you to get back in bed.
Nora: You actually expect me to sit here while you risk your life for me? I don't think so.
I'm not giving you a choice here Red. Now SIT DOWN.
(After he helps her back in the bed, she gives him one of those
Nora: If your not back in an hour, I'm sending out a search party.
Bo: alright. but you still haven't
answered my question. Will you move in to our bedroom Red?
Nora(Pausing): I guess it can't hurt.
Bo: Is that
Bo: Good. We'll talk about what we're going to do next when we get home.
good... and you BETTER come home Bo Buchanan. I've lost too much already.
Bo: If you give me another one of those smiles
I'll certainly be home. (Pause) there it is... You've been crying for too long Red. You deserve to smile. Promise me you'll
save one of those just for me when I get back?
Nora: You want to see me smile?
Bo: That's all I want for you
Red. I want you to be happy. If you can't be happy, then I want to at least see that smile once a week. Do you think you could
do that for me?
Nora: I can try...
Bo: That's good enough for me. I'll see you soon.
Nora: I'll see
Bo managed to sneak into the crime scene without much trouble at all. It was locating the missing object that
proved to be a little more difficult. He did, however, find one of Nora' earing's on the floor. He picked it up and pocketed
it. It was then that he came face to face with Gabrielle.
Gabrielle: returning to the scene of the crime? Must be so
hard to accept that your lover is a murderer.
Bo: Gabrielle... SHUT UP.
Gabrielle: You looking for this?
was holding the letter opener that Bo was looking for. He paused momentarily.
Bo: Where the hell did you get that?
Come on Bo, it's not that hard to figure out. Nora probably dropped it right before she murdered Daniel.
Bo: Well you
better hand it over right now.
Gabrielle: I don't think so. I'm not letting Nora off the hook that easy. You shouldn't
Bo: Gabrielle, what do you want? Just cut to the chase so we can get this over with.
mean so you can get back to Nora's bed right? I don't think I want to be so generous.
Bo: Do you REALLY want to mess
with me Gabby? I don't think you do. I mean you DO know what happens when you do don't you?
Gabrielle: What are you
going to do? Kill me?
Bo: GIVE ME THE DAM LETTER OPENER OR YOU'LL FIND OUT...
Gabrielle and Bo got into a heated
fight as he pushed her against the wall and proceeded to wrap his hands around her neck.
Bo: I think you know I'm not
going to kill you. But if you EVER mess with Nora again, your going to wish I had. Now GIVE ME THE LETTER OPENER...
she had handed him the goods, he looked her straight in the eyes.
Bo: Oh and by the way... if you tell anyone about
this... I'll make sure you wind up in jail for a very long time.
Gabrielle: But I didn't do anything...
You and I both know that dosn't mean anything in the courts... it will be my word against yours... Do you really want to take
Gabrielle: Fine. I won't say anything. Are you happy now?
He let her fall to the floor.
Almost... Now get the hell out of my face.
After she ran off, Bo was shocked to see Nora come out from the shadows.
Bo: What are you DOING here? I thought I told you to stay put?
Nora: Since when have I EVER listened to anyone?
(Pause) I can't believe you just did that to her. Bo, you could have killed her. What has gotten into you? I have never seen
you so angry.
Bo: Nora, I'm not a killer. I think you know me better than that.
Nora: I do. I know you wouldn't
have gone through with it. But still... Why didn't you just leave it alone?
Bo: I told you why. And I could have let
her think she had won but I thought this was cleaner. I know what she would have asked for.
And after she turned you in I no longer have an interest in her. She completely sold me out.
Nora: I guess it's a good
thing you're through then isn't it?
Bo: a very good thing. Come on, I'll take you back to the hospital.
Actually, that would be home. I signed myself out.
Bo: Is that a good idea?
Nora: I told the doctors I was going
home with my fiance...
Nora: welcome to the next stage of our plan... looks like we're getting married?