Alica was getting the kids ready for the day when her cell rang.

"Hi, dad," she said happily.

"Hey, I have to tell you something. Last night SWAT surprised your mother and me."

"What?! Why?"

"She had been working with this political group and decided to stop. I guess they wanted to scare her or something. The girls didn't see anything fortunately and I'm fine."


"She has a concussion and hurt her back."

"Do you need anything?"

"Thanks but we should be alright. We're home now and the girls are helping your mother a lot."

"I'll stop by after dropping the kids off at daycare."

Alicia walked into her childhood home and was greeted enthusiastically by her baby sisters. They told her that their mother was in the living room. Alicia walked in and found her mother in her recliner with her walker next to her. She walked around to face her mother so she didn't strain herself turning around.

Diane's face lit up, "hi, sweet girl. What are you doing here?"

Alicia bent to hug her mother gently, "I heard you had an awful night and wanted to check on you."

"That's sweet, but I'm fine. My body just needs some time."

"Mom, you're forgetting that I know you."

Diane's face dropped, "I'm so stupid," she said quietly, "I could have gotten my husband and daughters killed."

"Mom, did you call SWAT?"

"No, of course not."

"Did you ask for SWAT to be called?"


"Did you know they were going to show up?"


"Then it's not your fault."

"It's easy to say that but it's hard for me to not blame myself."

"I can understand that. I'd probably feel the same if it had happened to me."

Will walked in, "you just can't stay out of trouble Lockhart," he said jokingly as he bent to hug Diane.

"It's never dull around here. That's for sure," Diane responded.

"Stop blaming yourself," Will demanded.

"I didn't say that I blame myself."

"You forget that I know you," Alicia chuckled and Diane rolled her eyes making herself dizzy.

"I shouldn't have done that," she said as she placed a hand on her head and closed her eyes.

"You alright?" Alicia asked.

"Yeah," Diane put her hand down and opened her eyes once the dizziness cleared. "Where are my grandchildren?"

"Daycare, I took them after dad called. I know you want to see them, but I figured with your concussion it wouldn't be wise to have three loud toddlers running around."

"True, but it doesn't make me any happier," Diane pouted.

"We'll bring them by in a couple of days," Alicia smiled.

"Annie and Peter invited us to stay with them for a couple of weeks."

"That's good," Alicia said, "she's talking to you again?"

"No, Peter called your father. He said she was okay with it though."

"I'm sure you will both be able to work things out."

"Yeah, look at you and Alicia. Look at you and Owen, or you and Carey, or..." Will was cut off.

"Will, shut up!" Diane said making Alicia and Will laugh. Yes, Diane was going to be alright.