A/N - I really liked the Hollywoodland episode – until the very end where the Hollywood screenwriters screwed it up big time. If I was writing the story, Jessica would not have come back. So this will be something new for me – a one shot story about how I think Wyatt should have handled receiving the text from Jessica.
Lucy and Wyatt faced each other after Lucy followed Wyatt down the long hallway of the bunker.
"We have each other…..don't we?" Lucy tentatively asked.
Wyatt smiled at Lucy and nodded. "Yes."
"The other night was…."
"Really? That's what I thought too."
"So what do we do now?"
"We already live together."
Wyatt here's his phone ding. "Hold that thought"
Wyatt looked at the screen. He looked again, not believing what he was seeing. How can this be? he thought. He slumped against the wall and slowly slid down it until he was seated on the floor.
Lucy looked alarmed and knelt down beside him. "What is it Wyatt?" Lucy asked with concern.
Wyatt looked up at her, unable to speak. He just showed Lucy the text message.
Lucy covered her mouth. "Jessica's alive?"
"It sure looks that way. But how? I tried to bring her back before and couldn't. Why now?" He covered his face with his hands.
Lucy didn't know what to say, or do. She loved Wyatt and thought he loved her - that he had moved on from Jessica. But now?
Lucy touched Wyatt's shoulder and tried to lift his face up so he would look at her. "It's okay Wyatt. This is what you've been hoping for. You're getting a second chance."
Wyatt just looked at Lucy with mixed emotions, unable to speak.
Lucy said "I'll go tell the others." She started to rise to her feet.
Wyatt finally came to his senses and grabbed her wrist. "Don't go. I have to tell you something."
Lucy kneeled back down.
"When I started this mission I had hoped that I would be able to bring Jessica back. I felt responsible for her death….still do I suppose. Looking back, I think that's what drove me….the guilt. I wasn't trying to get her back because I love her, but because I thought I killed her."
Lucy reached out and touched his hand which he took in hers. She waited for him to speak again.
"When I tried…and failed to bring her back, I decided to move on. You see there is this beautiful, smart, bossy, opinionated historian that I work with…..and fell for…What I'm trying to say Luce … is… is that I love you. The other night was special to me beyond belief and I want to be with you more than anything."
Lucy looked back at him, her heart alternatively soaring and crashing. She looked at him with moist eyes, unable to speak.
Wyatt looked back at Lucy, his eyes pleading for her to say something. After what felt like an eternity, Lucy finally spoke.
She reached out and took both of his hands in hers. Looking Wyatt in the eyes Lucy said "I don't know why this is so hard for me to say… Maybe because I'm a nerd, or I was engaged to someone I didn't know….All I do know is that I love you too, Wyatt. But now I don't know what to do. I can't be the other woman. I won't be the other woman. If we are going to be together, it has to be just us…..no Jessica."
Wyatt nodded at what she said. "I wouldn't….won't do that to you Lucy. I care about you too much. I love you too much. I want to be with you…only you."
Lucy looked at Wyatt for any hint of doubt or insincerity. She found none. She smiled finally at him, bringing a smile to his face. "So back to the question I asked you before the text….what do we do now?"
Wyatt gently pulled Lucy onto his lap and held her. The corners of his lips raised a little. "I'm not worried about any HR issues right now, are you?"
Lucy chuckled. "I guess not…we have more pressing matters to deal with, like wives coming back from the dead. Besides Rufus, and I assume Jiya already know about us."
Wyatt sat there deep in thought for a few moments.
Lucy asked "What's on your mind?"
"Why…..I mean why now did Jessica come back?'
Lucy thought for a few moments. "Rittenhouse?"
Wyatt nodded. "That's the only thing that makes sense. They're the only other people that can change history."
"But why?" Lucy asked.
"Simple….to cause problems within our team. Based on comments we've both heard from others, Rufus, Jiya, Bonnie and Clyde, Hedy Lamarr… we've been in love for quite a while, only we didn't know it…or admit it."
Lucy smiled. "I think it's more like we were scared to admit it."
Wyatt chuckled. "Yeah." Wyatt looked at Lucy's lips and she looked at his. They leaned in together until their lips met in a gentle but meaningful kiss.
"Okay, I think we have a few things resolved…..we're together" Wyatt nodded. "We're in love." Wyatt nodded emphatically, bringing a smile to Lucy's lips. "And we better announce it." Wyatt kissed her, bringing another smile to her lips.
Lucy and Wyatt got to their feet. Wyatt ran his fingers through Lucy's hair. "Thank you." He said to her.
"For what? She gave him a mischievous smile. "For being understanding? For saving your life? For being the brains of this outfit?"
Wyatt chuckled. "Yes…all of that. But I was really thanking you for loving me and for being you."
Lucy touched Wyatt's cheek before sliding her hand behind his neck and pulling him down to kiss her. "Thank you too for loving me and for being you."
Lucy and Wyatt walked hand in hand back down the corridor ready to face the music. When they reached Agent Christopher's office they knocked.
"Come in" they heard her say.
Wyatt opened the door and let Lucy enter first. They stood next to each other waiting for Agent Christopher to look up from her desk. When she did she asked "Can I help you?"
Lucy spoke up first. "We have some information we need to share."
"Does the entire team need to hear this?"
"Some of it." Wyatt answered.
"Okay, we'll call a meeting for that information. What else is there?"
Lucy looked at Wyatt and back to Agent Christopher. "It's an HR issue."
Agent Christopher raised an eyebrow. "What, you two finally got around to telling each other what the rest of us have known for months?"
Wyatt and Lucy looked at each other and back to their boss. They clasped hands and said in unison "Yes, we're together."
Agent Christopher smiled and said "Congratulations. It's about damn time. But don't let your romance interfere with the mission."
Lucy and Wyatt nodded.
"What is it that you want the team to know?"
Wyatt took out his phone and showed her the text. "Jessica's alive and we think Rittenhouse brought her back."