Epilogue

The day following Kennedy's arrest passed in a blur, with detectives coming and going, and reporters calling to get information. Nancy got to the point where she refused to answer the phone. She just wanted to enjoy the peace and quiet of home. She and HM had a lot of catching up to do.

The next day, things finally seemed to be returning to some semblance of normalcy, and she was standing in the kitchen, gazing out the window over the sink. She was actually up before Murdock which was unusual, but not really surprising. He was still trying to catch up from time zone hopping for the last two months.

Murdock came down the stairs, whistling cheerfully. He came up behind her and put his arms around her waist, and was leaning to kiss her neck, when he stopped short.

He spun her around and lifted her shirt, "What's this?" he asked, indicating the pony tail elastic, holding her jeans closed.

Nancy looked down with a knowing little grin, "Looks like I'm retaining a little water."

Murdock unhooked the elastic and ran an exploratory hand along her stomach, feeling a definite swell.

"Feeling frisky, Captain?" she asked teasingly.

"Nancy, this is more than a little water retention," he said excitedly.

Nancy nodded, "Yes, it definitely is," she reached behind her, picking something up off the counter. She held out a plastic stick him.

He took it, "What's this . . .," he stopped looking closer at the pregnancy test, "Does this mean what I think it means?" Nancy nodded.

Murdock was practically bursting with excitement. He scooped her up and swung her around the kitchen, singing, "We're gonna have a baby, we're gonna have a baby!"

Nancy's smile was broad. This was definitely going to change their life. All for the better.