Gee and Frank discover why the man in Gerard's mind wants death for all.
“Wake up Gerard.” Frank tenderly nudged him away from his slumber.
“I made breakfast, and we need to talk, you never told me what happened after you left your house.” Frank said while getting up from his bed and retreating to the kitchen.
A few minutes later Gerard appeared fully clothed and wide awake.
“Frank, she’s pregnant.”
Frank who was standing and drinking his coffee proceeded to do a spit take right in Gerard’s face. If the situation hadn’t called for seriousness he just might have burst out laughing.
‘What?” he exclaimed outraged
“She told me yesterday. That’s why I was so upset.” Gerard recalled while cleaning his face with a nearby towel and frowning
Upset was an understatement.
Gerard continued running, not paying attention neither to the cars speeding close by, nor to his screaming wife beckoning him to come back home. He was numb. He felt embarrassed, betrayed, he hadn’t taken his meds and he was agitated.
He arrived at Frank’s at record speed. He was desperate to let off steam and began to frantically knock on the door.
“Gee, what’s wrong? Why are you here?”
Gerard barged in to the house tackling Frank while crying.
“S-she did it on p-purpose, I k-know it F-Frankie.” He spoke through chocked sobs.
Frank began to rock him back and forth while trying to comfort him.
“What do you mean?”
“She betrayed me. I-I fucking told y-you!” he raised his voice
“Gerard what did she do?” Frank was getting scared.
“S-SHUT THE FUCK UP! I TOLD YOU! I FUCKING TOLD YOU WHAT WE HAD TO DO!” Gerard screamed at the top of his lungs while pushing him away.
“What are you talking about?” Frank said while struggling to get up from the floor.
“NO! SHUT UP ALL OF YOU!” Gerard yelled while pulling his hair and crying
“Gee I-uff” he was cut off by Gerard swiftly punching him in the stomach.
“I NEEDED YOU TO HELP ME! YOU DIDN’T HELP ME. THE MAN DOESN’T LIKE HER BUT HE’S NOT PLEASED WITH YOU EITHER!” Gerard exclaimed while he continued to punch and kick Frank until he was up against a wall crying and helplessly flailing around,
“Gerard, look at me. LOOK AT ME” he said while taking his face in his hands
“I love you. Whatever this is about, we will get through this. I need you to calm down.”
“I DON’T WANNA FUCKING CALM DOWN! LET ME GO!” he said while trying to free himself from Frank’s grasp.
End of flashback
After that they went to Frank’s room and Gerard cried until he fell asleep. For Frankie, however the task wasn’t an easy one. He just kept wondering what that woman had done to make Gerard cry like that.
“Did you take your pills Gee?”
“That’s why that happened yesterday” he said while getting up and rummaging around the drawers until he found Gerard’s meds.
“Take them.” He said while handing them to his partner.
After Gerard took his pills he explained the events to Frank
“I just walked in Frankie, I asked her what she wanted and she just told me.”
“I just Gee, I don’t understand. How?”
I knew what Frank wanted to know. When had the baby been conceived?
“About a month ago, we hadn’t touched in months. I was drunk on champagne from Alicia’s birthday party. She must’ve gotten lucky…”
“Frank…I- I’m sorry, I never meant for this to happen. You know I love you. I don’t know what to do.”
“What did the man tell you Gee?” Frank asked worriedly
“How do you-“
“You mentioned it yesterday while you were beating the living shit outta me.”
“I’m sorry. He’s not pleased Frank. We have an agreement.”
“If I kill her, and the baby, or something happens to her, he will leave me alone.”
I know this isn’t going to end well. I’m sure that even if Gee does something to Lindz and that baby, that man is still gonna haunt him. I mean he’s in his head for fuck’s sake. He’s not going to leave just like that.
I pondered in thought for what seemed to be an hour, but actually was only ten minutes. Gerard’s stare locking into mine, almost as if begging my soul to speak telepathically to his. He had always been curious to find out what goes on inside my mind.
“Gee, we need to take you to the psychiatrist.”
The ride there was silent and painful to endure. I knew Gerard didn’t like going there. I had explained the very dangerous situation to the doctor over the phone and he advised me to take him to his house. It was the doctor’s day off, if he was gonna see us today, I doubt anything good will come from it.
After sitting down in the living room Gerard proceeded to talk and explain everything to the doctor, who seemed concerned, then something happened that made me freeze.
“Gerard, I understand the man told you to kill your wife and baby. What’s his purpose? Why should they die?”
Gerard pondered over his thoughts for a moment.
“So me and Frankie can be together with no one standing in our way”
The doctor looked at me and assured me doctor patient confidentiality. No one was going to know about us. However he was deeply concerned because it seemed the man in Gerard’s head was ready to make Gerard do just about everything with one reason, and one reason only.
So I and he could be together…