“Not gonna lie to her. Not gonna lie about this. I’ve lost you twice and I’m not going to lose you a third time because I can’t be honest about my feelings.”
“Oh my god. Are we talking about our feelings?” Danny presses one hand against his chest and fans himself with the other. “I suddenly feel faint.”
“Asshole,” Luke says fondly. “She wants to meet you.”
“Oh God that is such a bad idea.”
“She’s gonna be the mother of my kid, Danny. She’s gonna be in my life for a long time whether things work out between us or not. I want her to know you.”
He wanted them to like each other, which okay. Danny could do that. She seemed to make Luke happy which was going to be more than enough, really.
And Luke was going to have a kid with her. A kid.
“So am I going to be an uncle?”
A family. Luke was going to have a family, but maybe Danny could be a part of it. “You know, I’ve always thought Daniel Cage was a very respectable name.”
Luke heaves a deep breath and grins at him, like something heavy’s been lifted off his shoulders. “It could be a girl, you know.”
“I’ve got one word for you, my friend. Danielle.”
“Yeah, you keep dreaming.”