Double Take

Chapter 11

Chapter 11

He opened the door and walked into the lab. He didn't turn on the lights, he knew exactly where he was headed – the centrifuge. He was just about to stop the machine when the lights turned on.

"Tsk, tsk Danny boy – what do you think you are doing?" Jerry stood there, gun in hand, at the door. "I take it your attempt at seducing the good Dr. Scorpio did not go as planned?"

Daniel backed away from the machine. "I don't want to talk about it."

Jerry shook his head. "You just don't get it – little Robin is nothing if not loyal, especially to that dog Patrick Drake. Did you really think that a few weeks in the lab with her would change anything?"

"He doesn't deserve her." Daniel stared at the centrifuge, wanting so badly to push the button that would destroy Robin's work and keep her there with him.

Jerry knew exactly what Daniel was thinking. He had kept quiet these past few weeks while Daniel did little things to sabotage the experiment. Robin had, of course, repaired every effort but Jerry couldn't stand by and let Daniel do it anymore. The plan needed to move on to its next phase and Robin's protocol was necessary for that to happen. "No he doesn't, he never did."

Jerry walked slowly towards the man. "I have a proposition for you. Leave that alone and I guarantee you all the time in the world to win over the lovely Dr. Scorpio. As an added bonus, you will also get to make Patty boy suffer. Are you interested?"

Daniel thought about it for a moment and then smiled. "What do you have planned?"



Robin laid in bed, tossing and turning, trying to get some sleep but all she could do was think about what had happened after dinner.

Flashback

Robin pulled away from Daniel, breaking the kiss. "Daniel, I don't know what you are thinking but I, uh, I just don't feel that way about you."

"I don't understand Robin, haven't these past weeks meant anything to you?"

"Yes - that I am closer to freeing my husband and us going home to our daughter." Robin looked at him in disbelief.

Daniel slowly walked over to the table. Suddenly he wrapped his hands around the edge of the table and flipped it over. Robin backed up and headed towards the stairs but a guard stopped her. Daniel walked over and grabbed her by the arm, practically dragging her up the stairs. He opened the door to her room and threw her onto the bed. He stopped and stared at her for a moment before turning and walking out the door.

End Flashback

Robin was still lying there when the door opened and Jerry came through it. "Little Robin, I have a surprise for you – we are going to go see your husband."

Robin got out of bed and eyed Jerry suspiciously. "Seriously, I am taking you to your Patty boy, not Daniel. I promise and you know that I am a man of word."

Robin nodded and then followed Jerry out of the room into the hallway. He stopped her and produced a blindfold. "Sorry dear but you cannot see where we are going."

Robin sighed but turned around so Jerry could put the blindfold on her. He led her down the hall to an elevator. It felt like they went down several stories before she heard a ding and was led out of the elevator. After making several turns, Jerry stopped her and took off the blindfold.

He pointed to the door to her right. "There you are, please do not try anything stupid."

Robin didn't say anything, she just opened the door and walked in to the room.

Tears filled her eyes as she saw her husband for the first time in almost a year. "Patrick."

He was lying on a cot inside a barred cell. Patrick jumped up as Robin ran to the bars. The bars were just wide enough for him to put him arms through and wrap them around her. They were even able to kiss.

"It's you – it's really you." Robin's tears flowed freely down her face. "I am so sorry – this is all my fault."

"No, no." Patrick was gently stroking her face. "This is all the Cassadine's fault."

"But…"

Patrick interrupted her. "No buts. We both know that Victor was not going to take no for an answer. No matter what you said, he was going to take you away from me."

"But Gabriel…"

"Again, Victor's fault. You were doing everything he said and he still caused that accident just because he could." The tears he had been holding back finally spilled over his cheeks. "I love you, beyond reason and that has and will never change."

"And I love you, beyond reason."

"Aww, isn't this just a lovely reunion." Jerry stepped into the room. Robin turned around to face him as Patrick wrapped his arms back around her through the bars.

"You son of a bitch." Patrick didn't even bother to hide his anger.

"And that temper again." He pointed a gun at Robin. "Now watch what you say or we will replay our first meeting. Intern Emily isn't here to patch you up this time."

Robin grabbed Patrick's hands and held on tight.

"Now, will you behave?" Jerry waited for Patrick's nod and then lowered the gun. "Good, we have a few things to discuss. Mainly, what do we do with you and Jobbin' Robin now that her work here is done?"

Jerry smiled at the couple and then closed the door so they could talk in private.

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