"Arrgh. Jenna. While I'm beyond flattered you pried yourself away from the mirror long enough to see me, right now I gotta get some sleep or my insults are actually gonna register with you."
"For the record they have."
"And for the record I don't care. Because I know you well enough to know hospitals make you way less clever, way more vulnerable and more angry badgery then normal."
She said as Liz attempted descrunching her face, and wrapped the blanket around her tighter.
"Especially when you don't have a clever, calm someone to call you out on your angry badger-ness."
"Geez, love how I can't get away from Donaghy when he's not even here!"
"Well from where I'm sitting, it, doesn't look like you really wanna get away."
But just sighed in surrender before glancing up, dark eyes shining every emotion in the book as she shook her head.
"And you won't have to."
"Jenna what are you-"
"Liz, Jack was here!"
"Jack was here Liz, in this hospital, this room. When you were out, the whole time, he sat right in this chair I'm in and held your hand."
"No, Jenna no. I..you must be mistaken or..God, are you..are you making this up!"
"I can't believe you asked me that! Here I am, trying to get through to you and stop you from feeling miserable, and this is the thanks I get!"
"Look, I talked to Jack myself. He was scared to come in and see you 'cause he felt responsible for your accident. But he came, and sat with you, and held your hand refusing to move til he was forced to. If you don't believe me, why don't ya call up that assistant of his, Jonathan. He knows every move he makes and apparently, you'll trust him more then your best friend."
"Jenna, please. I'm sorry, p..please don't go."
"I wouldn't lie to you about this Liz. I can't believe you, even thought I would."
"I...I know you wouldn't. I just..the truth you're trying to tell me just, sounds too bizarre to be real! Jenna I know Jack. He..he's not a hand holder or a, sensitive soul kinda guy! And I never expected or wanted him to be that!"
"Well what were you expecting?"
"That if he showed he'd be, typical Jack! Slick tongued sly of wit, backhanded complimenter Jack. And, the most emotion I'd get would be he was, glad to see me and then he'd tell me to go easy on the hospital food."
"And, that'd be all I'd need to, feel good about everything. To know things were back to normal."
"But now, you..you're telling me he, went and, held my hand, didn't leave my side. I..I don't know, what to make of that."
"Look, Jack and I..it..it's not like that, with us."
"You... you really think he's willing to have things change. You're sure that's really where his head was at?"
"More then when we chucked food at you after your insults to everyone on TGS were broadcasted?"
"Completely. I..It's Jack."
"And it's right! You, him together, it's right!"
"R..Right." Liz echoed as a smile fought it's way back onto her face.
"Yes, To YOU. And you ALONE. Jenna I swear, you let any of this conversation leave this room.."
"And I'll get a chin. I know! In the meantime can't we just enjoy the moment, this perfect long awaited moment when you finally broke and admitted what everyone in 30 Rock's known since Day One?"
"I..I, can't believe I just-"
"Oh and what's that I'm afraid."
"Oh c'mon Jenna do we have to decide that right-"
Jenna squealed, rummaging through the bag before pulling out countless clingy tops, short skirts, something resembling a fur poncho.
While Liz reached for a pillow to cover her rolling eyes, muffle her inevitable groan, but also hide her grin that was rivaling a kid's on Christmas morning.
On the brisk walk back to his car, his eyes stormy, all Jack wanted was to retreat to the comforting solitude of his loft, put on some Michael Buble and drown his sorrows in some scotch.
Unfortunately there was a crimp in his plans when not a second after he went to put the car in drive, he was thrown by a buzzing from his coat pocket.
"Jack Donaghy speaking."
"I don't need to listen to this right now."
"I don't want anything from you Jack, just to assist you."
"For the record it was NOT a brawl. And, how did you even hear about-"
"I've gotten far more influential since we last spoke Jack. I can make this ugliness disappear in the blink of an eye. Today will just be a distant memory."
"And, how would you go about-"
"Are you in or not?"
The voice tempted catching Jack's ear, and the familiar, breathy yet seductive purr on the other line, made his knees weak before he managed a response.