Title:Moving On
Author: Jaxson K.
Pairing: Don, past Don/Adam
Disclaimer: "I own nothing, just visiting friends..."
Summary: After the events of "And Baby Would Have Made Three", Don finds the strength to move on.

Don had to admit that he was nervous. He didn' t want to be, but he was. He had spoken to his counselor about this, and knew it was the only way thathe was ever going to get closure and move on.

Once he decided to come and confront Adam, the Devil himself couldn't have kept him away. He decided not to tell Adam he was coming, and asked Adam's doctor not te tell him either. Don figured that if he caught Adam off-guard, he might get some straight answers from him.

One fall afternoon, Don made his way from the city toward Oakcliff which was the facility where Adam was. When he arrived, he went inside to find Dr. Atwood, Adam's counselor. Once he located the counselor, they set out to find Adam.

Adam saw them first and ran up excitedly.

"Don! I can't believe you finally came!"

"Hello, Adam."

"Dr. Atwood, isn't he everything I said and more???"

"Yes, he is. Adam, Don has come here today because he needs to speak with you. Do you think you can be cooperative with him?"

"Yes ma'am."

Dr. Atwood made her way back toward the main building leaving Don and Adam in the awkward silence.

"So, Adam, you been doin' okay?"

"I've been pretty good. I have my good days, and bad days. You know how it goes."

"Adam, I want you to know that I'm glad you are making progress and are trying to get better."

"Thank you Don. That means a lot to me."

"Adam, I think you know why I finally came to see you, don't you?"

"I think so..."

"I've been seeing a doctor like Dr. Atwood for about 8 months now. His name is Dr. Wells, and he has done me a lot of good."

"Do you take medicine like I do?"

"Yes, I take it to make me sleep. We also talk about things like you and Dr. Atwood do, and that is part of why I'm here today."

"So you didn't come just to see me, Don?"

"Adam, you have the answers to some questions that I need answered so I can try to get on with life."

"Okay, Don. I'll try to be as honest as I can."

"Adam, remember when you were pregnant, and you killed the baby?"


"Adam, I need to know the truth. Why did you kill our baby?"

"Don, I could tell you a thousand lies, but the truth is I was jealous, and I started feeling that the baby meant more to you than I did. I know it's awful, and pathetic, but there it is. I figured that I at least owed you the truth."

"I wish I had known how you were feeling..."

"It's over now, and nothing can be gained from re-visiting old hurts. I know you still hate me, and I honestly can't say that I blame you. What I did was unforgivable."

Don watched as Adam turned and walked away. He made his way up the path and was met by Dr. Atwood.

"How did things go?"

"Better than I expected. I got the answer I came for. I've had his things shipped up here, and I know that I won't be back."

"Well, Don, you did the right thing whether you know it or not."

"I hope you're right, Doc. I know I've still got some work to do, but today was a huge step in the right direction."

Dr. Atwood walked Don to the front door and bid him good day. As he made his way to the car, the wind picked up, and as he was driving down the drive, it began to rain. Don thought this was rather fitting. as the wind and rain were literal symbols of cleansing and refreshing in his sould. Even though he wouldn't forget, he knew now that he could try to move forward and try to live again.


The End