Mac sighed and thought amazed and a tad embarrassed I can not believe I just did that!
He didn't realize that he would be able to tell Stella all of what happened to him in just one sitting.
Slightly dazed Mac took two deep breaths.
He put his hands back on the table and made no move to pull away when Stella once again grabbed his right hand and held it in her own.
Once he was able to gather his composure
Mac squeezed Stella's hand back and said appreciatively "Stell I can not tell you how grateful I am for your support in this thank you so much for listening now that I've told you I think I can finally start moving forward in my life."
Stella smiled and replied light heartily "Well Mac Taylor I'm glad your happy and your welcome through I must admit that this is by far the most deep emotional conversation over coffee I have ever had!"
Mac laughed and it felt extremely good.
He sighed and said wryly "Well your welcome."
Stella checked her watch and replied astounded "God it's nearly eight you sure know how to tell a story how about I buy you dinner?"
Mac smiled and said warmly "Sounds great, thanks Stell for everything."
Stella got up form her seat went over to Mac and planted a kiss on his cheek.
She smiled and replied compassionately "Your welcome, boss don't worry I'll help you tell the others when your ready if you want me too."
Mac smiled and said assuredly "I'll let you know."
Stella gave him a warm smile and the two paid for their beverages and food.
As Mac walked out of the Starbucks he knew what he said to Stella was true.
Now that he had told her he could and would move forward in his life.
With Stella's help he would tell the rest of the team.
Through now Mac was just concentrating on having a stress free dinner with his closet friend.