|Coping (A Psych Story)
Author: Eclair Designs PM
2 years ago my daughter was murdered. I was denied to work on her case. I couldn't take it anymore. I left. Now I work at the SBPD, and come across a familiar face. A Face I thought I would never see again. Shawn?Rated: Fiction M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Mystery - Chapters: 24 - Words: 64,645 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 10-07-12 - Published: 06-23-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3035196
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3 months later:
They say time heals all wounds. In a way they're right. It heals them but it doesn't make them go away. The scars will fade in time, but will remain permanent on my body. Constantly reminding me of the torment he caused me, leaving an imprint of his evil motivations and selfishness.
A week after the incident we received a call from Trevor on the hair follicle we obtained from Erik, it was a negative match. We later ran it through using a strand of Charlie's DNA and it came back to a positive match.
McNab healed very well and returned back on the force with positive attitude. The day he woke up from the hospital he received some terrific news from his wife. They were expecting their first child.
As for me I'm still attending my physical therapy sessions as well as standard therapy sessions with Shawn's mother if I want to be cleared to return to duty. After the near death experience with Charlie, Shawn asked me to move in with him. I didn't decline. I couldn't walk into that house after everything that happened and decided to put it on the market. Everyone was nice enough to pitch in and help Shawn pack my belongings and put them in storage until we wanted something more spacious.
"It's been a month since I last saw you, how are you coping with everything that's happened?" Dr. Madeleine Spencer asked.
"It's getting better with time. Shawn has been a major help through all of this. I still wake up with night terrors. In my dreams I can feel the pain he subjects me to and the feel of his breath on my neck. They don't come as often as they used to, but every time I have one I feel like the nightmares get progressively worse." I quivered.
"Are you still taking the medication I prescribed you?" She questioned.
I shook my head. "I started to hallucinate when I was on them. I didn't like the way it made me feel. If I returned to duty, I wouldn't be focused." I replied.
She smiled. "We can try a different medication with a lower dose if you would like?" She suggested.
I shook my head once again. "No thanks Mrs. Spencer, I just want to deal with this on my own, no medication."
"How are things between you and your parents?"
I smiled. "Surprisingly well, my mom calls me every other day checking up on Shawn and I. We plan on seeing them for a couple days after I heal up a little more, and to visit Hailey."
The day Henry found out about Hailey he immediately called Mrs. Spencer and informed her they once had a granddaughter. From what I was told she was upset that I didn't inform Shawn that I was pregnant. Shawn and I sat down with her when she came down for my first therapy session and explained the whole ordeal. She cried when we showed her the pictures of Hailey and boasted how much she looked like Shawn. After that night we all became closer, I was part of the family as the daughter they never had.
"How are things between you and Shawn?"
I let out a small chuckle and smiled. "Great. Actually I'm waiting for Shawn and Henry to arrive. We have some news for you both."
She arched an eyebrow. "Oh? Do you now."
The door to the room flew open and Shawn barged with a huge grin dragging a helpless Henry behind him. Mrs. Spencer stood up gave Shawn a gentle kiss on the cheek and embraced him in a loving hug.
"Goose, I wasn't expecting to see you till later this evening." She said surprised.
"Alright Shawn, I'm here. What is so important you have to drag me all the way down here?" Henry said as he crossed his arms over his chest.
"Well I kind of wanted to wait and tell you all the news over Giuseppe's Pizza, but Cass insisted we do it now." He said and pushed his parents towards the couch and took a seat beside me.
"So what's the news?" Mr. & Mrs. Spencer said in unison.
Shawn flashed me his award winning smile and grabbed my hand, giving it a gently squeeze, and nodded his head. I had to admit, I was nervous. Not for me, but for us. This would change our lives forever and for the better. I just hoped we were ready to take this step, together.
"We're pregnant." We said.
Thank you all for sticking with me till the end! I love you all. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, for my first story, I think I did a pretty damn good job. ^^
So Cass is pregnant once again, as well as Buzz and his wife. Kyaa! So I'm now debating if I should make a sequel to Coping. I have no idea what the plot will withhold. If you would like to see a sequel or have any one-shot ideas for Shawn and Cassidy, please feel free to drop a review or leave me a message.
If I get enough requests for a sequel I'll go with it, except I think I might make it a little different with lots and lots of cases like in the show. If anyone would like to pitch any ideas on some cases or give me some hilarious nicknames Shawn will call Cass when she's pregnant, drop me a message. The chapter(s) will be dedicated to you and you will be given credit for the nicknames.
I will be attending Pharmacy Tech classes next week for three months, so I will write on my free time in between. So I will have the pilot written if I get a lot of requests for a sequel. I'm going writing ahead so it might take longer to release them, since I'm going to be taking my sweet time writing the chapter making sure their perfect before submission.
Once again, I love you all. Thanks so much!