Urs smiled as he saw Martha's name flash up on his mobile screen as it started ringing and answered it with "Hey babe, how are you?" "I'm okay thanks, missing you though, when will i see you again?" He smiled and said "We've got some more promotion to do here then we head overseas for a couple of weeks then we have a week off before we head into rehearsals for the tour." She sighed and said "Thats way too long." she paused then said "I have another reason for phoning you, JJ just texted me wondering if i knew where Claudia was, apparantly she's not been able to get hold of her for days. I told her to phone Carlos and ask if David has heard from her lately and i'm asking you if you know." Urs went quiet for a minute then said "Yeah, i know, she's been here with David for the last few days, she came to check on him when he was sick and has just stuck around.
She took a pile of time off work or at least took her work with her. I'm not sure. Maybe she did it without thinking you girls would worry." Martha sighed and said "I told JJ she would probably be with David but she got me worried there. It is strange though that she hasn't been asnwering her phone, she usually does." Urs paused then said "I think she actually broke it or something in it isn't working, i don't know exactly, but i'll get her to phone you and explain it herself." Martha laughed and said "Don't worry, as long as i know she's ok she doesn't need to phone me." They spent another while talking to each other before hanging up. Martha quickly phoned JJ to tell her what Urs had said.
David and Claudia were sitting in a quiet bar waiting nervously for Kiara to arrive. Everytime the door opened he would look up to see if it was her. Claudia put a hand on his and said "She'll be here, she's just late." he nodded then looked up again at the door and froze. Claudia saw this and looked towards the door, she saw a small, thin woman standing there looking about the place. She turned to David and said "Is that her?" he nodded slowly then stood up as Kiara spotted him and walked towards him. She reached the table and saying hello to him she sat down as did David. He took a breath then said "This is Claudia, my girlfriend." Claudia gave a small smile and said hello then David said "So, i'm here, what did you want to see me for?" Kiara looked at him and said "Can i not even order a drink first?" David stopped himself from snapping at her and said "Look, i am very busy, i don't have time to be sitting here waiting for you to tell me what you want. You've been hounding me for weeks to talk to me so talk" Claudia put a hand on his leg under the table and he relaxed a bit and said "I'm sorry."
She nodded and said "No, i'm sorry, David, for everything i did to you back when we were together. It was something i never forgave myself for doing because i hurt the two people i loved the most, you and our daughter." He shook his head and said "You mean, your daughter and you think you just hurt me? you did more than that, you destroyed me, you took four years of my life away from me and the only good thing in three of those years was this little girl who loved me so much. Then she got taken away from me too, do you know how heartbreaking it was for me to drive away that day knowing i would never see her again. It took me over a year to even start getting myself over you and start living life again."
Kiara picked up the glass of water she'd ordered and tok a sip, the shake in her hand obvious to see. "Yes, i lied to you, i didn't want to lose you, you were the only person i ever loved and i still do." She looked at Claudia who had moved slightly when she'd said that and said "Don't worry, i'm not here to take him away from you. I'm here to try and make peace with him." "What makes you think he will believe you after everything you've already done?" said Claudia. "I know that i'm asking for a lot, but there is something i have to tell you and i'm hoping it will make you realise that life is too short to hold bad feelings." David looked down and said "I know what you're going to say, we know you're sick and as much as i do still hate you, nobody deserves to die this young and leave a young family alone." Kiara looked shocked and said "How did you know?"
David just looked at her and said "After all these years you didn't expect me not to check up on you before i agreed to meeting you did you? I had our manager check you out to see if he could find anything out." he paused then said "You never told Kaitlyn i wasn't her dad? Why do that to her, she has a dad out there somewhere, does he even know he has a daughter?" "Kaitlyn changed when you left, she wouldn't talk to me, just kept asking for you. I felt she was just waiting for you to come back so i just let her think that. I was going to tell her when she got older, when she would understand more. Now i don't have that option and i can't do it now, she's going to lose her mum, i can't tell her that the only man she knows as her dad isn't her dad."
David sighed and said "You can't keep letting her think that though. I'm not saying i want her to get hurt, but she needs to know and the sooner the does the quicker she can start to understand it." He glanced at Claudia then said "What have you got in place for her when you're gone." She looked sad then she said "One of Kaitlyn's best friends mum is my friend and her and her husband talked it over and they've agreed to take her in as part of their family. I'm really grateful to them as i don't have any other family left to have her." She saw the look that passed between David and Claudia and said "I know what you do David, i've been following your career since you started in Opera and i know that you have no time for anything other than your work. I would never have asked you to take her, it would never have worked out. I think you know that as well as i do."
David nodded slowly and said "Yes, does this friend know the truth about me?" Kiara shook her head head and said "Nobody knows but us." "And the rest of my group and my manager." he looked at the surprise on her face and said "I told them all everything, after you phoned Simon he asked who you were and i told him, then i told Claudia then i told the other guys." David leaned back in his seat and said "So, you've been after me for weeks now just so you can tell me you're sorry for what you did? I don't believe it, sorry Kiara, i know you too well." He stood up suddenly and said to Claudia "I've heard enough, we're leaving." She stood up slowly and looking at Kiara said "I am really sorry you're sick, but you've told David what you wanted, go home and make the most of your time left with Kaitlyn." She took hold of David's hand and they walked off together and out of the bar.