A/N: Hopefully this is still a good idea...writing the end of this chapter was a little hard in light of last week's episode and just to warn you Alicia and Will wise I'll be ignoring cannon to some degree...consider it what I wish happened instead of what actually did ;)
Previously: Alicia looked at Naomi and once again the resemblance of her to Will struck Alicia. "Hi I'm Alicia Florrick" she said introducing herself. "Nice to meet you Mrs. Florrick" Naomi said. "Please call me Alicia" she said. "Ok by the way I'm Naomi Cohen…" she looked at Will and he nodded signaling it was ok for her to tell Alicia. "I'm Will's daughter." Alicia looked shocked and didn't know what to say.
Florrick" Naomi said. "Please call me Alicia" she said. "Ok by the way I'm Naomi Cohen…" she looked at Will and he nodded signaling it was ok for her to tell Alicia. "I'm
Will's daughter." Alicia looked shocked and didn't know what to say.
Alicia looked from Naomi to Will. When she sufficiently recovered herself she turned to Will for an explanation and he told her Naomi's story. "That's horrible…if there's anything you need me for don't hesitate to ask" she said. "Thanks Alicia, how's your case going?" "Fine as long as I remember to say in my opinion a lot" she laughed a little. "Oh that judge" Will said rolling his eyes. "Umm isn't it obvious that when you speak it's your opinion and when the other lawyer speaks it's their opinion" Naomi observed causing Alicia and Will to laugh. "What's so funny?: "Will said the same thing the first time too" Alicia said. "To the judge or behind his back?" Naomi asked. "Said it right to her face and then she was like it's equally obvious I'm a judge yet you continually call me your honor and I ask that you do the same with your opinion" he said the last part with a hint of mocking in his voice. "Oh please that's not even the same thing" she said rolling her eyes. "Anyway we seem to have the jury on our side" Alicia said. "Good" Will answered. "I'll talk to you later" Alicia said and left. "Later" Will said closing the door behind her. He went back over to his desk and begun working again. Naomi took out her iPod and put it in her ears. A while later Will said "I'll be right back there's someone I need to talk to." Naomi nodded.
He walked down the hall to Diane's office. He stood in the doorway while she finished her phone conversation. As she hung up the phone Will stepped into her office. "Hey Will" she said. "Hey Diane, you got a minute" he asked. Diane nodded "what's up?" "I need your help" he said. "I'm listening." "It's a long story but the short version is I have a daughter I never knew about until now…she was the result of a fling I had in law school..." "Are you sure she's telling the truth? I mean she could be wrong" Diane pointed out. "No I have a feeling she's right—I mean she's too much like me for this to be coincidence" he said. "You seem pretty sure" she said "so what's your plan?" He told Diane Naomi's story and what he had told her they were going to do. "Oh my goodness that's horrible I can see why you want custody of her" she said. "One more thing I want you to be my lawyer" he said. "Ok I'll do it" she said. "Thanks, Diane" he said. "No problem, Will" she said as he left. Oh boy…this is going to be interesting…Will as a father I never thought I'd live to see it…he was always too much of a commitment-phobe…well he still kind of is…I mean his relationship with that woman at the Bar Association dinner is hardly what you'd call commitment …more of a fling…at least she's over 25…that's a start I suppose…but I have a feeling she's going to run the other direction once she finds out…women like that always do…what if he had chosen Alicia in Georgetown…NO NO STOP don't go there Diane she mentally kicked herself. With that she decided it was time to get back to work and stop speculating on her partner's life.
Will went back to his office and continued his work. Alicia had joined him once again and they were discussing her further trial strategy but the conversation quickly moved on from that. "Is everything alright, Will, I mean a lot's happened to you today?" Alicia asked. "Yeah I'm fine" he answered. Alicia eyed him skeptically. "What if I screw up I mean she's already had a pretty bad time what if I make it worse not better? I don't know if I'm cut out to be a dad…I mean I've always wanted to but I never imagined it like this…" he said "sorry I'm rambling aren't I?" "No you're not and trust me Will you'll be a great father…it's normal to doubt yourself at first believe me" she said, "I know I did." "Yeah well you're a great mom even if you don't see it" he said. Alicia blushed a little but then said "and you will be too…it just takes time." Will smiled a little and Alicia hugged him and without thinking he pulled her closer and she didn't resist. "Thanks Alicia." "Anytime Will" she said and slipped out of his arms as much as she hated to. "Not here…" He looked at her for a moment and understood what she meant.