First of all, I would like to say I'm really really sorry for not updating sooner! School has been really crazy and luckily, it's the holidays now! Also, I've been caught up with my dancing so I hardly even had time to go online.

My sincerest apologies. I hope you guys like this chapter…

Chapter 10

Cristina heads to Melissa's room with Burke in tow. He knows she's extremely nervous about telling Mel. He grabs her hand and gives it a squeeze. Cristina turns to look back at him and he gives her a brave smile and a kiss on the forehead. Just as she is about to reach Mel's room,

Cristina- (softly) Burke, I don't think I can do this. I don't know what she's going to say.

Burke- (holds Cristina's shoulders) You don't have to worry a single bit. I'm here and Mel will understand. She's a smart girl and she won't hold it against you.

Cristina takes a deep breath and heads into Mel's room.

Mel- Hi mummy! (She throws her hands out as Cristina goes to give her a big hug)

Cristina- Hey sweetie.

Mel- Hi doctor Burke.

Burke gives Melissa a friendly smile.

Cristina- Mel, sweetie, I have something to tell you.

Mel- What is it, mum? You can tell me. I'm a big girl.

Cristina- (smiles sweetly at her daughter) Well, remember when I told you that your dad is on holiday?

Mel- Yeah. He isn't, is he, mum?

Cristina- (takes Mel's hand in hers) No, he's not on holiday. Mel, you know doctor Burke? (Mel nods her head.) I don't know how you'll feel about this, sweetie, but doctor Burke is your dad.

Cristina starts tearing as Melissa looks up at her, at Burke and then at Cristina again.

Mel- (squeezes Cristina's hand) Mummy, it's okay. You don't have to cry.

Cristina- You're okay with it?

Mel- Yeah. It's fine. I'm a big girl, mum. I'm just glad I know who my dad is.

She smiles at Cristina and Burke.

Mel- Doctor Burke.

Burke- Yeah?

He walks towards Mel and she gives him a big hug. He hugs her back, amazed at the heart of his little girl.

Mel- Hi dad. (Mel laughs at Burke)

Burke smiles back at her and gives her a kiss on the forehead.

Mel- So, I'm guessing that you two are dating?

Cristina- (laughs at her little girl) I guess you could say that.

Mel- So when can I get out? I hate lying in here.

Burke- You should be able to get out tomorrow. I told your mum already.

Mel- Yay!

Both Cristina & Burke receive a page at the same time.

Cristina- Sweetie, we gotta go check on our other patients. We'll be back later, okay?

Mel- (looks a little sad) Okay. (She hugs the both of them) I love you mum and dad.

Burke- We love you too.

Just before they leave, Cristina hands a mini Mars bar to Mel. Mel giggles as she tears open the wrapper.

After checking on their other patients, the 2 of them get a chance to talk.

Cristina- That wasn't so bad, surprisingly.

Burke- Yeah. She's a great girl. She really does look like you.

Cristina smiles as she sees Jen coming out of Mel's room.

Jen- Hey Cristina.

Cristina- Hey Jen.

Jen- I think the 3 of us really need to talk about Mel…

A/N: I hope you guys like it! I'm kinda running out of ideas so please do leave me some suggestions and reviews! Once again, my apologies for the late posting of this chapter.