Season 6 – Episode 13 – I still haven't found what I'm looking for
About: Brothers & Sisters (general)
Rate: Can’t go higher than PG-13, as this is American Television, but I may add a few ‘deleted scenes’ here and there. ;)
Disclaimer: Just escaping from reality here, not created for financial gain
Summary: It is my very own season 6, you guys! Go with it! ;) Don’t complain! If YOU can do better, post your own story! (I dare you!)
***** Part 1/4 *****
When Luc enters the bedroom, he’s surprised to see Sarah packing her suit-case.
“Where are you going?” He asks.
“Because that is where all of Brody’s children live. And I want to meet my half-brothers and half-sisters.”
“I thought Brody told you not to go there.”
“Yes, he did.”
“So, why are you going anyway?”
“I have to. It’s driving me crazy to not know them.”
“Sarah, with everything that is going on in this family… Don’t you think you’re needed here?”
“No. I’m sure that Kevin will come around. He always does.” Sarah answers.
“I’m not sure he’ll agree with you on this. I understand from Scotty, that Kevin is determined to move on.”
“I know my brother better than you do.” Sarah replies. Luc sighs.
“That may be so, but I spoke to his husband and he….”
“Listen, Scotty doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Sure, Kevin says he’ll push through with this ludicrous idea of his, but he won’t. He won’t go up against mom. Trust me. Kevin will back down.”
“Not according to Scotty.”
“Scotty is only fooling himself. if he truly believes that Kevin will pursue this.” Sarah brushes past her husband to get into the bathroom and Luc rolls his eyes.
“And of course, you know better.” He mumbles, irritated with Sarah's dismissal.
When Sarah comes back from the bedroom, she turns to Luc once more.
“Look, this is how it works. Kevin loves mom, mom knows how to get to Kevin, she’ll lay a guilt-trip on him and Kevin will be hurt, but he’ll do the responsible thing in the end and hand over Elizabeth. Mark my words...”
“And that is alright with you? Kevin should just give away Elizabeth?”
“Luc, we’ve been through this.” Sarah sighs.
“Fine.” Luc says, though his entire attitude shows that it’s not ‘fine’. He turns around, but at the door he turns back to Sarah.
“Oh, Sarah, just one more question. When did you plan to tell me that you were going to Sacramento? Or was I supposed to find out when I discover that supper isn’t ready and then find a note on the table?”
“Luc, I told you that I planned to do this.”
“Yes, but not the how, where and when. Shouldn’t I go with you?”
“You weren’t interested in going with me.”
“Not that day perhaps, but I didn’t say that I would never be interested in going… And what about Paige, Cooper and Gabe?”
“You’re looking after them.” Sarah states. “They’ll be fine.”
“But you don’t check with me if it is convenient?”
“I checked your calendar, there’s nothing on it.”
“That doesn’t mean that you can fill it without consulting me.”
“Luc, I’m really not in the mood for this. This is scary enough to do, on my own, without you raising a fuss over nothing at all.”
“Nothing at all? I’m suddenly supposed to look after your kids and the son that your ex-husband had with his now dead wife and you call that nothing at all?”
“Do the kids even know that you’re leaving?”
“And you can’t see the problem?”
“No.” Sarah answers annoyed. “Listen, you said you had ‘inspiration’, whatever the hell that means, and that you couldn’t come with me. You agreed that I could go alone. And now that I’m going… alone… as we discussed, I should suddenly have discussed it with everybody.”
“Non! Not everybody. But with me. And with your children.”
“To what end?”
“Maybe the kids prefer to stay with someone else. Nora, Kitty, Justin…”
“Let them, if that’s what they want.”
Sarah doesn’t want to fight with Luc and tries again, a bit softer this time.
“Luc, I know that I’m dropping a lot on your shoulders. I’m sorry. I’ve dreading this for months. Ever since I found out that William is not my father, I feel like a part of me is misplaced. That I’m not complete.
I’ve felt excluded and confused over who I am, what I want, if I wanted to know my half-siblings or not… If Scotty is right, which I still doubt, then mom will need me so much and I can’t be with her while my mind is in Sacramento. If I meet Brody’s children, then perhaps I can finally be a whole person again. And I can be there for everyone else again.”
“I see.” Luc answers, but he’s not very convincing.
“I love you.” She says, but it lacks passion.
“I’ll see what I can do about the children.”
“Thank you, darling.” Sarah caresses his face.
“If you came here to make me change my mind than I suggest that give it up, because I’m not going to.” Saul cringes at Nora’s words. He did come here with the idea to make her stop.
“Nora, we should talk about this.”
“I’m sorry, Saul, but no.”
“Alright. I won’t discuss who’s right or wrong, but can you at least answer one question that is on my mind?” Saul asks it sweetly, but Nora just feels that there has to be a catch.
“Alright then.” She reluctantly gives in.
“Why? I don’t understand why you’re not backing Kevin on this. You’ve always been supportive of Kevin. Why is it so important to you to be on Tommy’s side this time?”
“Because I want Tommy to be able to return to his family.”
“There’s a good chance that Tommy will never come back.”
“Don’t be ridiculous. Of course he will be back…” Nora would pay a good price if only her voice would sound as strong as her words. Saul’s look is cynical, but to his credit, he remains respectful of her feelings.
“I hope he will.” He says instead and Nora knows that he means it. “But, in the meantime, you’re turning your back on Kevin, and I’m not sure it’s a smart move to chase another son away. A son who loves you, who is protective of his family and is right here, within reach.
And all that for the possibility that another son might be coming back. Perhaps. In the future. At some time that is convenient to him. You’re throwing away one son who’s been there for you all along, over a son who’s done nothing but hurt you, leave you, disappoint you and make you worry... I don’t understand.” Saul explains.
Nora wipes the table clean, but doesn’t answer straightaway and when she does, she does it with a tired sigh.
“I already explained it. I’m trying to be there for Tommy. I want him to come home.”
“And lose Kevin in the process?”
“I’m never going to lose Kevin.” Nora answers annoyed. “You’re right. Kevin loves me.”
“And that is what you’re banking on? That, in his love for you, he’ll give up Elizabeth and you can get Tommy back?”
“You make it sound so awful.” Nora remarks.
“It is awful, you’re making Kevin chose between his mother and his … niece.”
“His daughter. She’s his daughter.”
“She’s his niece. You yourself pointed out that Tommy is Elizabeth’s father.” Saul corrects calmly. Nora stops cleaning to look at Saul.
“We both know he isn’t, please, don’t play this game with me. The only reason Kevin is doing this, is because he wants that little girl.”
“But Elizabeth is at Kevin’s place and she’s safe there. Why put her entire life upside down again? Why fight Kevin?”
“If I don’t….” Nora’s eyes fill with tears. “If I don’t stand up for Tommy, he’s going to lose his daughter…. And then, he won’t have a reason anymore to come home. I have to get Elizabeth. She’s the only one, who could bring Tommy to come back home. Without her… He’ll be gone forever.”
Saul wonders if that would be such a bad thing, but he wisely holds his tongue. Nora sobs.
“I know what you’re thinking, but we’ve been here before. Tommy has left us several times before and each time it takes him longer to return… I know that Tommy made some bad decisions, stupid choices and that he spoke out of line, but… He’s my son.”
“And what about Kevin?” Saul interjects.
“Kevin… Kevin isn’t going anywhere. He was right. He’s will not run, because he has Scotty and their kids. He has obligations and Kevin will his take responsibility. And he will be here. Right here, in Pasadena.
Unlike Tommy. Tommy is the one that needs to come home, who needs to know that he’s still wanted, that he’s still part of this family… That he has a family to come home to…”
“Nora, I get it. I really do. But I still think you’re making a mistake.”
“I’m not. Trust me.”
“Kevin will come around to seeing this my way. I’m sure of that. He’ll do what is right for the family… He always does.”
“.. But this is Elizabeth… The child that is biologically his. Tommy promised Kevin that he’d be a good father, but he wasn’t. He left his wife and kid, who nearly lost everything. Elizabeth got uprooted when she had to go to Seattle. Tommy lied to Kevin about being in touch with her again, while he was in Mexico.
Tommy has disappointed Kevin time and time again and Kevin has had it! He’s not going to back away. He’s not going to give you Elizabeth and I’m afraid… I’m afraid that if you really push him, he will fight this out with you in court and it will damage your relationship to him ... naybe even forever.”
“Saul, I appreciate your concern, but you’ll see..” Saul cuts Nora off though.
“Nora, seriously, ask yourself this question…. Which family will Kevin most likely fight the hardest for. Your family? Or his own?” Nora doesn’t answer, instead she starts scrubbing the already clean kitchen-sink again. Saul throws his hands in the air and leaves.
End of part 1/4
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