*-These characters are not mine. The writers have yet to give Dr. Whale a first name, so for this story, I name him Tom.

 The Right Decision

 The decision was haunting him for days. David told himself that it was the right thing to do, to stay with Kathryn and work out whatever problems they had before the accident.

 But there was something about Mary Margaret that he couldn’t ignore. He didn’t know what it was, but it was as if they had known each other.

 The least he could do was apologize to her. She deserved that much.

 David found Mary Margaret in the coffee shop grading papers.

 “Can I join you?” he asked.

 The cup next to her was nearly empty as Ruby came over with the coffee pot in her hand.

 “No more coffee, thank you, Ruby”.

 Before David could get a response, Dr. Whale came up beside Mary Margaret.

 “Are you ready?”.

 “I am now” Gathering the papers in front of her, they were placed in her bag.

 “Here you go” Ruby placed the bill in front of them.

 “I got it” Dr. Whale reached for his wallet.

 “Thank you, Tom”.

 “Mary Margaret?” David started to ask.

 “You made your decision, David and I have made mine”.

 They walked out with Dr. Whale’s arm slung around her shoulder and David had the feeling that the right decision was not made after all.


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