|posted on 31-May-2002 5:53:59 PM by sydniepaige|
|TITLE: The Next Chapter|
RATING: NC-17 overall
SUMMARY: Third installment of my Arrangement Series. The twins are 3-years-old and things are moving forward.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: If you haven't read The Arrangement or The Re-Arrangement yet, you'll be totally lost you can find them both at www.ishallbelieveinml.com/Authors/Fiction.html I'm under S.
The Next Chapter
"Mommy! Daddy!" The three year olds came running into their parent's bedroom and jumped up on the king-sized bed.
"Your turn." Liz told her husband.
Max looked at Liz with bleary eyes. "Girls, what's the rule when Mommy and Daddy are sleeping?"
Both of the little Liz clones bit their bottom lips.
Claudia put her finger up in the air when she remembered. "Neber waked you up less itsa mergency."
"Uh huh. So is this an emergency?" He asked.
They both nodded.
Max sat up. "What is it?"
Michayla put her hands on her hips. "The TB's broked."
Liz started laughing into her pillow.
Max goosed her. "What's so funny?"
She rolled over. "I guess our emergencies and those of a 3 year old are different."
Liz grabbed the remote from her nightstand. "Come lay down with Mommy and Daddy." She clicked the television on but all she got was snow. "The storm last night must have knocked it out. Let's watch a movie. What do you wanna watch?"
At the same time the twins replied. "The Lizard of Odds".
Max shook his head. "I don't care how many times they do that, it's just creepy." But he got up like the wonderful he was and went to the living room to retrieve the DVD.
Michael sat at his desk staring blankly at the page in front of him. It was the last semester of his senior year and he'd promised his father that he'd take at least one business course before he graduated. He hated it.
He decided to set aside the studying and work on his brother-in-law's birthday gift from his sister. He'd taken a picture of her and the girls and he was painting a portrait of it.
"Maria, I'm going out to the studio." He called out.
She came out of their bedroom. "Okay. Don't forget that I have a doctor's appointment at 1:30."
He got up from the desk and wrapped one arm around her shoulder and placed his hand on her flat stomach. "I wouldn't miss this for the world. When are we gonna tell everybody?"
"Soon." She leaned her head on his shoulder. "I just want to make really really for sure first. Home tests have been known to be inacurate every once in awhile."
He kissed the top of her head. "This is really happening. We might really be havin' a kid." Michael was smiling.
"You better believe it buddy."
He wrapped both of his arms around her and kissed her. "This is cool."
Max and Liz were laughing as the girls danced around the room.
"They are definitely your daughters." He said nudging her shoulder.
They were both lying on their stomachs at the foot of their bed watching the girls.
"Max, they've been raised in a dance studio. Their mom's a dancer and their dad's an athlete. They're coordinated. It's in their genes."
Michayla twirled over to the bed. "I hungy Momma."
Liz sat up. "You know what? I am too. What should we have?"
The little brunette with the big brown eyes looked up and put her tiny finger to the side of her mouth as she thought. Then she stuck her finger up in the air when an idea came to her. "Unky Mikey pancakes."
"He might not be up Kayla." Max told her.
Claudia ran over to the bed. "I go see."
"Me too." Michayla jumped up and down by her sister.
"Make sure you knock on their door. Don't just walk in. Okay." Liz said as they left the room.
"Otay." They answered together.
Maria was sitting on the couch writing a paper for her music class when she heard two tiny knocks coming from her front door. She smiled. "Who could be at my door?" She said loudly.
"It's us Ant Mawea!"
She got up and answered the door. "Hey Munchkins."
Michayla put her hands on her hips. "Where's Unky Mikey? I wan pancakes!"
Maria covered her mouth with her hand to stifle her laughter. "He's in his studio, baby."
The little girl pouted out her lip. Her sister thought of a remedy. She walked over to the cordless phone and handed it to her aunt. "Call him."
"Yes ma'am." Maria told her niece. She dialed the number.
"Um, there's someone here who wants to talk to you." She handed the phone to Michayla.
"I wan pancakes!"
Michael smiled. "Hey Mikey Marie."
"I hungy Unky Mikey!"
He laughed. "I'm on my way, rugrat."
"Good." She smiled.
Thirty minutes later, the six of them were sitting in the downstairs breakfast room eating pancakes.
Isabel stared at the the two caret marquis diamond on her left ring finger. She sighed as she remembered Alex's proposal the night before.
//They were sitting on the couch eating pizza and watching movies and he just blurted it out and handed her the ring.
Of course at the time, she had a mouth full of pizza and nearly choked, but once her mouth was empty, she told him yes.//
She was brought out of her memory as she felt her fiance stir beside her.
"Morning." He greeted with a yawn.
"Good morning. ... Alex, did I tell you that I'd marry you last night?"
He wrapped his arms around her. "Yes you did."
She snuggle into him. "Good."
He kissed her on top of her head. "When do you want to tell the folks?"
She smiled. "Later. Right now this is about the two of us and how much we love each other. As soon as we tell everyone, it will become about plans."
Alex looked at her. "Who are you?"
Isabel laughed. "What do you mean?"
"Well, the Isabel Evans I know and worship has a tendency to obsess over plans."
"Oh, believe me, I'll be VERY obsessed about EVERY detail of our wedding, but right now, I like the idea of the two of us being the only ones who know."
Okay, so here's the beginning of the 3rd installment. I would like to thank Nina for the title. It just grabbed me when I read it. Hope you liked the start of this one.
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|posted on 4-Jun-2002 7:14:44 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 2 |
Liz was turned in her seat watching the girls as they watched Willie Wonka on the DVD player in Max's new Trail Blazer. They looked so adorable with their headphones on their little heads.
"This is definitely the best invention ever made for automobiles." She told her husband.
Max grabbed her hand and kissed it. "It does make the trip to Roswell shorter. Did your father give you a reason for this spur of the moment family gathering?"
She shook her head. "Nope. He just said that we needed to get together. Watch Caitlyn be pregnant or some S-H-I-T like that."
"Liz, I thought you weren't going to act bitter anymore. Your dad and Caitlyn are married and your mother is dating Russell.
She sighed. "I know ... I know." A slight smile grew on her face. "My mother couldn't have found a nicer guy. He really cares about her. He told her that he thought it was really sexy that she was such a young, hot grandmother."
Max laughed and rolled his eyes. "You're giving me images that I don't want to be having."
Michayla and Claudia started laughing.
"What's so funny?" Max asked his daughters.
"Da loompa doompas awer funny, Daddy. I jus gotta laff." Claudia giggled and held her stomach as her little body bounced.
Liz shook her head at the sight of her daughter's over acting.
"I gotsta go pawdy!" Michayla announced grabbing herself and crossing her legs.
Liz looked at Max. "Better find a place to pull over Daddy. I don't know how long she's gonna be able to hold it."
Max sighed. "I swear, the next time we go anywhere that takes more than twenty minutes to get there, I'm renting an RV."
Liz laughed outloud.
Maria walked into the front door of Amy and Jim's house.
"Any one home?" Maria called out.
Her naked, 8 month old brother came crawling out of the hallway at a breakneck speed.
Michael picked him up. "Hey Jake!"
"JACOB DAVID VALENTI!"
Maria laughed. Uh oh. All three names. You're in big trouble buddy."
Amy came out of the hall. "Hi." She greeted.
Michael handed her his brother-in-law. "I caught your escapee."
"I put him down for a second to pick something up and he was off. He loves nothing better than being completely naked. Doncha little man?"
Michael smiled. "He gets that from his big sister." Maria elbowed him. "Ow."
"Funny Michael." She glared at him.
Amy led them through the house to her and Jim's bedroom. She lay Jake on her bed and began to clothe him.
"I can't believe it's only been a month since we were here. He's grown a mile."
"Babies tend to do that, Maria. You'll find that out when you two start a family."
Maria looked like the cat that swallowed the canary.
"What?" Amy asked.
Maria smiled. "I'm pregnant."
Amy stopped putting the diaper on Jake. "What?" A smile grew on her face.
"That's why we came on such short notice. Maria wanted you to be the first person she told and she wanted to do it in person." Michael explained.
Amy wrapped her arms around her daughter. "My baby. ... I'm gonna be a grandma."
Maria hugged her back as she watched her baby brother climb off the bed, discard his diaper and crawl out of the room.
"Naked Jake has left the building." Michael laughed.
Thanks for all of the feedback. I am planning to include Alex and Isabel more in this story. Hope you're enjoying this.
|posted on 10-Jun-2002 6:22:53 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 3 |
Isabel and Alex got out of the limosine in front of the Guerin mansion. They had also been summond to Roswell.
"You can take our luggage to my parent's house, please." She told the driver.
"Yes, Miss Evans." He nodded.
Alex rang the doorbell and the butler let them in and directed them to the lounge.
Isabel knelt down to hug the two little girls running at her. "There are my big girls." She kissed them. "I missed you guys."
Michayla put her hands on her hips. "Weres my pwesent?!" She pursed her lips.
All of the adults in the room held their laughter.
"Michayla Marie!" Liz's voice boomed.
The little girl looked back at her mother and smiled. "Sowee." She turned back to Isabel. "Weres awer pwesents, pweese?"
Liz shook her head. "She's spending WAY too much time with her uncle."
Lunch was served in the formal dining room. The long table sat all of the adults. About 10 feet away, sat the girls at their very own private table that their Grampy Jeff bought just for them.
Maria's voice broke through the noice of everyone's chatting and eating. "Can I ask a question? What's the motive behind this little gathering?"
Michael laughed. "At least we know where Mikey get her bluntness."
"Don't call my niece Mikey." Isabel scolded him.
"She's my niece too. I can call her whatever I want!"
"Scuse me!" Michayla interjected. "I's twyin to eats ober he'ur. SHH!"
Philip and Jeff stood.
"Thanks Michayla." Jeff told his granddaughter.
Liz looked at Max. "We're going to have to do something about that mouth of hers."
"Philip explained. "The reason we asked all of you here is, well, actually there are two reasons. The first is to see our delightful and beautiful granddaughters. The second is that the Parker-Evans Consolidation is now listed as the second most successful corporation in the country."
"WOW!" Was everyone's reaction.
"What's the first?" Alex questioned. "Just out of curiosity."
"Wal-Mart." Michael replied at which the entire group looked at him in amazement. "What? We're studying that shit in that damn business course I'm being forced to take."
"Ooh! Daddy, Unky Mikey said no-no wauds." This came from Claudia.
"Thank you babygirl." Max looked at Michael. "That's another twenty bucks."
Everyone looked puzzed.
"Cuss jar. Everytime one of us say a no-no word in front of the girls, we have to put five dollars per word in each of their piggy banks." Maria explained. "Oh yeah, I'm pregnant."
The room was completely full of 'Oh My Gods' and 'Congratulations'.
"I can't believe you didn't tell me." Liz told her best friend.
Maria just smiled. "I just found out and I had to tell my mother first."
Liz looked over at Caitlyn. Her face looked almost disappointed. Then she turned her attention back to Maria. "I am so happy for you." She hit Michael in the arm. "You too, big brother. Now you can teach your own kid bad habits and manners."
Michael kissed Liz on the cheek. "Sorry sis. That's your job. I have my hands full with your kids."
Liz stuck his tongue out at him.
"Momma, that's a no-no." That came from both girls.
"I'm sorry." She laughed.
Alex looked at Isabel. "I guess it's our turn." He turned to Philip and Diane. "I asked your daughter to marry me and by some miracle she said yes."
Diane squealed. "Oh sweetheart, congratulations."
Philip shook Alex's hand. "You better take care of my little girl."
Alex smiled. "I always do."
"I looks like there's good news all around. Russell and I are engaged also." Nancy announced.
Liz looked at her father right after that announcement. He almost looked ... upset. She looked back to her mom with tears in her eyes. "I'm happy for you Mommy." She moved to Nancy and hugged her. "Hey girls, come give Nana a hug. She's gonna get married."
"I's not finisted."
Liz looked at Nancy and smiled. "Is 3-years-old too early for charm school?"
Max and Liz tucked the girls into bed and went to Liz's old room.
"It seems that everyone had good news but us." She said as she started changing her clothes.
Max wrapped his arms around her from the back. "I wouldn't say that. You've worked your ass off and you're graduating on time. I'd say that's pretty great news."
"I guess. ... Did you see the look on my dad's face when my mom said that she was engaged?"
"Elizabeth Evans, stop it."
She turned in his arms to look at him. "I know, I know." She sighed. "You know, other than Michayla being a little ... bratty, our life is pretty perfect, huh?"
"Yes, our life is perfect." He kissed her. As the kiss started to become heated and clothes were beginning to disappear, two little brunettes entered the room.
Max and Liz looked to their daughters.
"What's up?" Max asked them.
"Can we sweep wif yous?" Claudia said sweetly.
"What's wrong with your room." Their mother asked.
"Nuffin." Michayla answered. "You gotsa big nuf bed. Pweese!" She pouted out her lip.
Max growled and looked at Liz in frustration. "Yep, our life is perfect."
Liz smiled. "Climb up in the bed and let Daddy and I put on our pajamas."
"Otay!" Claudia took off for the bed.
Michayla started shaking her finger at her parents. "No mo kissin! It nigh-nigh time!" She walked over to the bed and climbed in.
Max and Liz were trying to control their laughter.
"Her little personality trait must come from your dad's side of the family." He kissed her again.
"Scuse me! Wha I telled you?!"
Maria was curled up next to Michael on the love seat in the family room of the Guerin mansion.
Caitlyn and Jeff entered the room carrying popcorn and drinks.
She handed Michael their bowl. "Here you go sweetie."
"So what movie did you decide to watch?" Jeff asked as he and Caitlyn settle down on the couch.
Michael hit the play button on the DVD player. "Rush Hour."
"Oh, I love that movie!" Caitlyn moved closer to Jeff.
"It's one of my favorites too." Maria smiled. "Chris Tucker is so hilarious and I adore Jackie Chan."
As they watched the movie, Caitlyn noticed the way Michael's hand rested protectively across Maria's flat stomach. It made tears come to her eyes. The little boy that she had lost so long ago had come back to her just a few years before and was now having a baby of his own.
"You okay?" Jeff asked her as he kissed her forehead.
She nodded and leaned on him even more. "I'm fine." But in her heart, she yearned to have another baby. One that she could raise from birth.
Thanks for all the great feedback!
|posted on 14-Jun-2002 10:13:50 PM by sydniepaige|
The next part will be up tomorrow. I think you will be pleased.
|posted on 14-Jun-2002 10:15:56 PM by sydniepaige|
|Sorry, double post.|
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|posted on 15-Jun-2002 6:35:57 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 4 |
"Harder Max!" Liz was on her elbows and knees as Max pounded into her.
It seemed like forever since they'd had any alone time, but since it was his birthday weekend, Jeff and Caitlyn had picked up the girls. Max and Liz would drive to Roswell in a couple of days for a family party and pick them up.
But now... "Oh YES MAX YES!!!"
Even as her orgasm hit, he continued moving in and out of her. "Oh shit! Aw Fuck!" He couldn't believe that after almost four years of marriage and two babies how tight she still was.
Liz's legs were shaking. She was beginning to cum again right as his seed shot deep inside her causing her to collapse bringing him down on top of her. His weight was heavy, but not uncomfortable.
"The girls should go visit their grandparents more often." She giggled.
Max glanced at the clock. "I can't remember the last time we've been able to go for three hours."
She whimpered when he pulled out of her and rolled to her side. His hand began to run over her naked form, making her moan.
"I wish we had more times like this." She turned to face him. "Michayla and Claudia are my reason for living and I have no regrets about anything we've done, but sometimes I just want to be twenty-one."
"I know. But our girls have it a hell of a lot better than we did growing up. Patrice is the only person who's every babysat them who wasn't a family member. You were raised by nannies and even though my mom was there, she was always busy doing something. We're raising our children."
Liz sighed. "Now. What happens when you start working at Parker-Evans and I have all of those fucking social obligations?"
He pushed her hair away from her face. "That's not who we are Liz. There will be times that we will have to fulfill social obligations, but that won't become our life."
He smiled. "I promise." He moved in to kiss her.
When he did, she wrapped her arms around him and pulled him on top of hers. Her legs encircled his waist and the kiss became more passionate.
"You're insatiable." He told her.
"Nope. Just a woman who has two days to fuck her husband as much as possible without the interruption of two very curious 3-year-olds."
Max started laughing.
"Not the reaction I was going for."
"I'm sorry." He apologized. "I was just remembering the night the girls heard noised coming from our bedroom."
Liz giggled. "They thought there was a bear in here."
He gave her a sexy half smile. "What can I say? Their mother brings out the animal in me."
Jeff and Caitlyn were abruptly awankened by the banging coming from their bedroom door.
Jeff got out of bed and opened the door. He looked down to see a very pissed off three year old. "May I help you, Michayla?"
She put her hands on her hips. "I wan my mommy!" She stormed pass him.
"Sweetie, Mommy's at home. You're staying here for a couple of days, remember?"
Her little lip pouted out. "I wan Mommy."
"Mikey..." Caitlyn started.
Fire shot into the little girl's eyes. "Ju nah called me Mikey! My name Mukaywa!" She was seething. She turned back to Jeff. "Ju call Nana. Hers comed gets me!"
"Michayla, Nana's asleep at her house." Jeff told her.
"I's goda Nana howse! I gets Cwaudie an we goda Nana NOW!" Her little face was puckered.
"Why don't you come sleep with Grampy and me?" Caitlyn told her in a sweet voice.
Michayla's hair swung as she shook her head. Her bottom lip was quivering. "I goda Mimi an Gandad?"
Jeff picked the little girl up. "You don't like it here with Grampy and Caitlyn?"
Huge tears were forming in her eyes. "I wan my mommy!" The tears fell as she started to cry ... loudly.
"What do we do?" Jeff looked at Caitlyn.
She picked up the phone. "I'll call Nancy."
Fifteen minutes after they hung up, Nancy was at the Guerin mansion. She was holding Michayla, rocking the sniffling little girl.
"What's wrong my baby?"
Michayla cuddled into her. "I go'd home Nana."
"Aw, sweetheart, Mommy and Daddy will be here before you know it. Don't you like it here?"
She looked up into Nancy's eyes. "Wif you. Me an Cwaudie stays wif you?"
"No baby. Not this time. This trip you're staying with Grampy and Caitlyn."
She shook her head. "Wif you. Pweese." She pouted.
"How about Nana stays here. Would you like that, Mike ... Michayla?"
"Caitie, I'm not so sure..."
"Nonsense Nancy. Your granddaughter wants you here and for the sake of all our peace, I think you should stay."
"Fine, I'll stay."
"I'm really sorry, Dad." Liz said into the phone. "Well, this is the first time they've ever stay with the two of you. ... Okay, we'll see you tomorrow. ... I love you too. ... Bye."
Liz hung up the phone and sighed.
"What happened?" Max asked when he came out of the bathroom in a towel.
"It appears that Michayla woke in the middle of the night wanting me. When Dad told her that I was here, she wanted my mother, then your parents."
"What'd your dad do?"
She shook head. "Nothing. Caitlyn ended up calling my mother and she spent the night with the girls there. ... Oh and according to Dad, Caitlyn called Miss Thing Mikey and Michayla went off on her."
Max laughed. "She's picking up the hostility from you."
Liz stuck her tongue out at her husband and ripped the towel from his waist. "Get dressed. I'm hungry and I want greasy breakfast foods."
"And afterwards we can come home and work it off." He wiggled his eyebrows at her.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah. Get dressed. I want food."
He shook his head. "I know where Kayla gets the attitude too."
Liz popped him on the butt with the towel.
|posted on 21-Jun-2002 3:22:51 PM by sydniepaige|
|Just a little note to let you know that this part is coming slowly, but it is coming. Like an idiot, I've started rewriting the entire Roswell series my way. I think it's because I'm just a big dork. Anyway, you won't be getting that one for quite a while because I want to try to write the whole thing before I start posting it. Hopefully I'll get the next part of this one posted by Sunday.|
Thanks for all the tremendous feedback!
|posted on 26-Jun-2002 4:03:17 PM by sydniepaige|
|Sorry this has taken so long to get out. It sucks when life gets in the way. Oh and Nina, if I knew where to get a three-hour Max believe me, I'd have one myself.|
Now on with...
Maria smiled when she felt the little flutters in her tummy. Liz told her what to look out for and she wasn't disappointed. It felt amazing.
Michael put his hand on top of hers. "What's got you grinnin' like a cat that swallowed the canary?"
She looked into his eyes. "I can feel the baby."
"What?! Where?!" He moved his hand over her still flat stomach.
She shook her head. "Not actual movement. Not yet. It's on the inside. It's exactly like Liz said it would be. Little flutters." Tears filled her eyes. "This is real, Michael. Our baby's inside of me."
He kissed her. "Yes it is." He covered her abdomen with his large hand. "This is my family." He smiled. "I promise you, Maria. I will be the best husband and father you've ever seen. I'll even be better than Max if that's possible. This kid's gonna grow up with everything I didn't. Starting with a mom and a dad who will love and take care of him and never let the bad stuff happen."
Maria smiled. "Him?"
He smiled. "Out of everything I just said you pick out one pronoun." He shook his head in disbelief.
"Admit it. You want a boy. You want a little Michael running around driving me crazy."
He nodded. "You bet. Max and I've been outnumbered for far too long."
Nancy had some business to take care of with Trina so she took the twins with her.
"My heavens, these two are looking more and more like their mother."
"Looks and talent, yes. Personality is something completely different." Nancy laughed.
Claudia patted her nana's leg.
"What is it Claudia?"
The little girl pushed her hair behind her ear and pointed towards one of the studios. "Nana, Kaywa wen in dair."
They went in to the room to find the funniest thing they'd ever seen.
"Nuh uh! Dats not wite! My mommy's duh bestest dansur in duh whole wold an hers duhn't doodit wike dat!"
"Trina, would you get this brat out of here!"
Claudia stepped out form behind Nancy. "Hers nodda bwat! Hers my sisser!"
"Oh God, there's two of them." Marnie scoffed.
"Marnie, these are Elizabeth Parker's daughters." Trina told the annoyed dancer.
"Figures." The girl huffed.
Michayla put her hands on her hips. "We doodit bedder too! C'mere Cwaudie." They went to the center of the floor. "Moosic!"
One of the other dancers looked at Marnie and smiled as she started the music.
The entire room watched in awe as the little girls did the difficult combinations ... three year old style.
When they finished, Michayla looked at Marnie and put her hands back on her hips. "See!"
Everyone began to clap and laugh. Since Liz had left the studio, Marnie Stevenson had been trying to replace her as the top dancer. Liz's children had just knocked her down a few pegs.
"They truly are Elizabeth's. Who is their teacher?" Trina asked.
Nancy shook her head. "They're not in classes. Elizabeth works with them in her studio."
Trina smiled. "Do you think that Elizabeth might consider letting me feature them in the benefit this year?"
Nancy laughed. "I really don't think she'd agree to that. You know how she is. She doesn't want to force anything on the girls." She bowed her head. "Not like I did with her."
Trina nodded. "I believe I will still approach her with the subject."
Marnie stood across the room, seething at the conversation she was listening to.
Max lay on their bed enjoying the feel of his wife massaging his back.
Liz smiled. "You like that?"
"Oh God yes! This feels wonderful." He was in heaven. "I should have a birthday everyday."
She laughed. "I don't think the girls would allow the attention to be off of them for so long."
He sighed. "I hate to admit it, but as much as I'm enjoying this 'just us' time, I miss them."
"Me too ... but they're safe and sound with lots of people who love them. ... Besides, who knows when we'll have a chance to run around this big ole house again completely naked."
She slapped him on the ass. "Over."
He smiled back at her. "Whatever happened to the shy, nervous Elizabeth Parker back in high school?"
"She's Liz Evans now and horny so turn over."
He chuckled as he rolled over.
Liz immediately straddled her husband. "God you're gorgeous." She ran her hands over his muscular chest. She raised to her knees and hovered over his erection, her honey dripping on him.
Max grabbed her hips and impaled her on his throbbing cock.
"Oh GOD!" She didn't move. She just sat atop of him and relished in having him buried deep inside her.
He rubbed her thighs. "What say we try for a boy."
He pinched her clit causing her to buck forward. "We could practice for awhile ... dear God woman move faster!"
Liz continued riding him.
Max shook his head. "This ain't gettin' it." He pulled her flat against him and rolled them over. Her legs moved up his body and he pounded into her.
It wasn't long before they both came and he collapsed on top of her. His head resting between her breasts.
She was brushing his bangs from his sweaty forehead. "Were you serious about another baby?"
He rolled to her side. "Yeah. I mean, whenever you're ready."
She turned to face him. "There's no way to guarantee it would be a boy."
Max pushed her hair behind her ear. "Then we keep trying. We always talked about having a big family. You still want a big family, don't you?"
"You know I do." She kissed him. "Let's make a baby ... or at least have fun trying."
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|posted on 26-Jun-2002 4:54:52 PM by sydniepaige|
|Just sadly having to bump myself to the first page because I was pushed off it seconds after I posted it.|
|posted on 9-Jul-2002 9:57:00 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 6 |
Max and Liz walked into his parent's home.
"Anybody home?" Max yelled out.
Two very wet little girls dressed in matching bikinis came running towards them screaming with Philip chasing behind them with towels.
"Mommy! Daddy!" The wet children hugged their mother.
"Mommy missed her babies so much. Are you having fun?"
"Uh huh!" They answered together.
Max cleared his throat. "What about me? Where are my hugs?"
The twins threw their little bodies at their daddy.
"Sorry about the wetness. They kind of got away from me." Philip smiled.
"Gandad maded us a pool on duh inside." Michayla pointed at her grandfather.
"How'd he do that, sweetie?" Liz asked.
The child shrugged.
Philip chuckled. "We're replacing the jacuzzi tub in the master bath. The old tub was in the sun room and the girls wanted to play in it. The plumbers rigged a drain for it and now we have an indoor kiddie pool."
Liz looked at Max. "And we get to take these perfectly spoiled rotten three year olds home. Oh boy."
//Happy birthday dear Max. Happy birthday to you.//
Everyone in the room clapped as Max blew out the twenty-two candles on his birthday cake.
"I wan cake!" Michayla announced ... loudly.
"Just a minute, young lady." Liz admonished.
The little girl sighed defeatedly. "I sawee, Mommy. I jus weely need dat cake bed." Her big brown eyes looked up making her look so innocent.
"That's the look! That's the look you give me every time you want something."
Liz kissed her husband and smiled. "Yes, but it doesn't work on me." She turned to both of her daughters giving them a stern look. "You two go sit down and Mommy will give you cake in a few minutes."
Claudia pushed her sister. "I tolded you it nah wook!"
Max put his arms around his wife. "Isn't she the most incredible mother!"
"Yeah, yeah, yeah. Cut the cake. I'm pregnant and I want it now." Maria stomped her foot and pouted out her lip.
Michayla sat with her chin on her fists. "Dat nah wook Ant Mawea. I twide." Her bottom lip pouted out.
"No one look directly at the lip." Michael warned.
"Aw! Someone give them cake." Isabel begged.
Michael shook his head. "Too late."
Later, everyone had adjourned to the family room so Max could open his gifts.
Michayla and Claudia sat on either side of their daddy so they could help him.
"Hmm..." Max rubbed his hands together. "Where to start?"
"Stort wif duh wittle wuns furst." Michayla suggested.
Claudia nodded in agreement. "Cuz you get um odda duh way an den duh biggur wun aur duh bestest."
Jeff and Nancy looked at each other and started laughing.
"Care to share?" Liz asked.
"You used to say the same thing." Nancy told her daughter.
A grin grew on her face. "Well, when you're little it's true."
Max laughed. "Okay, so which one?"
Michayla and Claudia became very pensive. Then at the same time, they pointed to one. "Dat un!" They said in unison.
Max shivered. "That's still creepy."
When he was finished opening all of his gifts, he thanked everyone.
"Where's your gift, Liz?" Caitlyn asked.
Before she could say anything, Max piped up. "Oh, believe me. She's given me PLENTY."
Liz popped him on the back of the head (a little thing she picked up from her brother's wife). "Actually, Caitlyn, I didn't want to take the chance of the gift being ruined by bringing it all the way here and then taking it back. He's going to open it tonight when we get home."
"Mommy nah eben telled Cwaudie an me wuh hers get im cuz us ud teld."
Claudia nodded. "Hers don tink me an my sisser keeped secwets too good bu I's nah eben telded her bout wuh Tweena teld Nana."
Liz turned to her mother. "What did Trina tell you?"
"Oops!" Claudia's hand flew to her mouth. "Sawee Nana."
"It's okay, angel." She looked at Liz. "Yesterday I took them with me to see Trina. Your daughters decided to show up Marnie and now Trina wants to put them in the benefit performance."
"And what did you tell her?"
"I told her that I didn't think you would allow them to do it, but she said that she's going to ask you anyway."
Liz looked at Max and he shrugged. She bit her lip. "It's up to them. Which I can pretty much guarantee is a yes. They'd LOVE to perform in front of an audience." She sighed. "I was always petrified."
"Oh but you're such a wonderful dancer." Diane told her daughter-in-love.
"Thank you, but I'd much rather create than perform. It's why I love my job."
During the drive home, the girls fell asleep. Max glanced over to Liz. She was very quiet and staring out the window into the night sky.
"What's got you so quiet over there?" He grabbed her hand and kissed it.
She shrugged. "Just thinking."
"Next year. I mean, I know we're supposed to move back to Roswell and take our places in society, but..." Her voice was shaky. "I love my job and our home ... the girls have their little friends ... I'm not ready to leave all that."
He kissed her hand again. "Then maybe we should do what we want and not what everybody else expects of us."
"You mean it?" Liz smiling from ear to ear.
Max pulled into their driveway. "Baby, it's our life. We're making a life for OUR family and we should do what we want." He stopped the SUV.
She leaned forward and kissed him. "How did I get so lucky?"
"I ask myself the same question every day about you." He looked into the backseat. "Let's get those two inside."
Max and Liz put the girls in their pajamas and put them to bed.
When they got into their bedroom, he wrapped his arms around her. "So, where's my present?"
"Oh!" She went to their bed and pulled out a large, flat package. She leaned it up against the bed with the arrows that Michael had drawn on it pointing up. "I hope you like it."
Max began to slowly unwrap it. "Oh my God." He whispered when he saw the portrait of his three girls. "It's breathtaking."
Liz put her arms around his waist. "You really like it?"
"How could I not." He kissed her gently. "Is this what Michael's been working on?"
He kissed her again. "Thank you."
She smiled. "You're very welcome." She yawned.
"Tired?" He pushed her hair behind her ears.
"A little. You know, for an old guy, you wore me out."
He pulled her flush up against him. "Old huh?" He looked at her wickedly. "I'll show you who's old."
Liz wiggled her eyebrows at him. "That's what I was counting on."
Thanks for all the great feed back!
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|posted on 25-Jul-2002 8:45:24 PM by sydniepaige|
|Bump!!! Cuz I'm back.|
|posted on 27-Jul-2002 10:20:22 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 7 |
Max entered the house carrying a dozen white roses. Liz had been working so hard with school and teaching and the girls, that he wanted to remind her how much she means to him. Not that he hadn't already proven it to her when they had awakened that morning, but he loved to see the way her face lit up when he gave her flowers.
Max looked toward the door to the studio to see Claudia running to him. She looked adorable. She was wearing a black long sleeved leotard with pink tights and shoes and her hair pulled up in a bun. "Hey babygirl!" He picked her up with his free arm and gave her a kiss.
"Awer dem fer Mommy? Cuz dey're pwetty."
He smiled. "Yes, they're for your mommy. Is she in the studio?"
She nodded. "Uh huh. Kaywa's gittin in twouble cuz hers gotsa pig's head."
Max laughed. "You mean she's being pig headed?"
"Dats whu I sayed."
He put the child down. "Let's go see."
When they got down to the studio, Liz was dancing and Michayla was sitting facing the wall, mumbling to herself and rocking.
"Mommy, look wha Daddy bwoht you!"
Liz turned to see the love of her life and the roses. "You always know what I need."
They met in the middle of the studio and greeted with a kiss.
"What did Michayla do this time?"
She sighed. "Her mouth. We were rehearsing and Claudia misstepped and bumped her and she suddenly channeled my brother."
"So, until she can be a little lady and not a potty mouth she's going to sit there while her sister and I dance."
"I awweddy toad you I sawee!" Michayla spouted off.
Liz covered her mouth and tried not to laugh. "Young lady!"
"Sawee, Mommy." She began to sob. "I jus wan you to lub me."
Claudia walked over to her sister and rubbed her back. "Mommy lubs you Kaywa."
"Nuh uh. Hers don't neeber."
Liz shook her head and went to sit next to her little girls. She picked Michayla up and sat her in her lap. "Sweetie, Mommy always loves you. No matter what. But when you talk like you did, it hurts my heart. Those aren't words that a little girls should ever say."
She sighed. "I wuz bad."
"No baby. You weren't bad. You just said something you shouldn't have."
"I be good Mommy. I pwomise."
Max joined them on the floor, placed the flowers on the floor and sat Claudia in his lap. "How about tonight, we go out for pizza? Just me and my girls."
"Pepurwoni?" Claudia smiled.
"Any kind you want."
Michayla nodded. "I wike pepurwoni."
Liz chuckled. "Sounds like we're having pepperoni."
Maria lay on the couch stroking the large bulge that was now her abdomen. Her book was propped against it as she read her assignment. Every once in a while, the book would move.
"Hey, stop that. I keep losing my place." She sighed. "Maybe I need a break. Are you hungry?" The baby moved again. "I'll take that as a yes."
She closed her book and sat it on their coffee table. "Now comes the hard part." She blew out a deep breath. A six and a half months pregnant, she was already having trouble getting around.
Maria sat up and then pushed herself off the couch. She padded her way into the kitchen.
"I thought you were studying?" Michael asked. He was sitting at the table working on his Art History thesis.
She put her hands on her hips. "Yes, we. I asked the baby if it was hungry and it moved. So WE'RE hungry."
He put his hands up in surrender.
Maria opened the refrigerator and began to rummage through it. "There isn't shit in this thing."
"I'd hope not." He teased.
She glared at her husband.
"Kidding, Maria. If you can't find what you want, we can go out for dinner."
She perked up. "Mmm. You know what I could really go for?"
"I'm almost afraid to ask. What?"
"A burger from the Crashdown."
"Maria, that's two hours away."
She looked at him like he was nuts. "Then we'd better get going if we want to get there before they close."
Max and Liz put the girls to bed and went into their bedroom.
"God, I thought they'd never go to sleep." Max wrapped his arms around his wife.
Their lips crushed together.
"I don't think I thanked you properly for the flowers." Her hands were roaming his upper body.
"Me either. How do you suggest we rectify that?"
She began unbuttoning his shirt. "Well, first of all, we get rid of the clothes. They're just in the way." She removed the shirt and then unbuckled his belt. "I love these pants, but they'd look better off of you." She unbuttoned and unzipped them and then slid them and his boxers down. She licked her lips. "Mmm, dessert."
Max moved back to the bed and sat down. Liz knelt before him and quickly engulfed his manhood. His eyes rolled back as his beautiful wife sucked him with her sexy mouth. She knew exactly what and when to do what she needed to do to bring him to the brink, but not make him cum just yet.
"Oh Liz. ... Oh baby ... uh..."
That was her cue to stop. She stood and removed her clothes. She straddled her husband and impaled herself on his rock hard cock.
"UH!" They both groaned.
Max leaned back on his hands and watched Liz ride him with precision. Their bodies were grinding together, moving as one. Hitting all the right spots.
He knew he wasn't going to last much longer so he grabbed her clit and pinched it hard.
"Oh FUCK!" She squealed. "Max!"
Just as she was spiraling out of control, Max spewed his seed deep inside her.
Okay, I know this part completely sucks and makes no sense, but it's transitional. At least that's how I'm explaining this crap. The next part will be better, I promise.
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|posted on 3-Aug-2002 9:02:02 PM by sydniepaige|
|Just bumping until I can think of something to write.|
|posted on 16-Aug-2002 3:04:52 PM by sydniepaige|
|posted on 16-Aug-2002 9:48:24 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 8 |
Michayla sat in Nancy's lap. "Nana, how comed my daddy's gotsta weard a dress?"
Nancy couldn't help but laugh. "He's not wearing a dress, sweetheart. He's wearing a graduation gown." She pointed to the graduates. "See, look, there's Mommy, Aunt Maria, even your Uncle Michael. They're all wearing caps and gowns because they're graduating from college."
"I tink Ant Mawea lookses liked a boo bearwee." Claudia said from her seat in Diane's lap.
"Dats cuz of duh baby, Cwaudie."
Claudia turned to Diane. "How diduh baby git in hur tummy?"
"Um, well..." The ceremony began. "It's time to be quiet now. Ask your daddy later."
Claudia sighed and looked at her sister. "Hers dunt knowd eeder."
After graduation, everyone was gathered at the house to celebrate.
Isabel and Alex had graduated a few days before and were back in New Mexico to finalize their wedding plans.
"Jenna said that the girls dresses should be finished sometime next week." Isabel told her sister-in-law.
"Okay." Liz nodded. "We're headed to Roswell tomorrow to begin group rehearsals for the benefit. Jenna's doing Michayla and Claudia's costumes so we'll just try their dresses on then."
"I still can't believe that they postponed the benefit just so you and the girls can perform."
"Trina insisted. Besides, it will keep them busy. Between rehearsals, the benefit and then your wedding the week after that, they won't have time to play twenty questions about Michael and Maria's baby."
"They're inquisitive that's for sure. So, what's next for your little family?"
Liz smiled. "I'm going to continue to teach, the girls have been excepted in the new Pre-Kindergarten program on campus and Max hasn't decided yet. What about you and Alex? What are the two of you planning ... after the honeymoon?"
"Grad school for me and Alex is going to teach computer science at the high school here in town."
"That's so cool."
Max wrapped his arms around her waist. "What's so cool?" He kissed her neck.
She turned in his arms and placed her arms around his neck. "Now Max, you know better than to ask about what we're talking about, but if you insist, Isabel was just informing me about the incredible orgasm she..."
Max put his hands up in defeat. "Enough! I can't listen to shit like that."
The young women were laughing. "Max, we we're talking about our future plans. You know, grad school and beyond."
Max glared at his wife playfully. "You're evil."
Liz pulled him back up against her. "And you love me."
"Yes I do." He kissed her.
Maria sat on the couch watching Michael interact with the twins.
"He's really great with them, isn't he?" Caitlyn said as she sat next to her daughter-in-law.
Maria ran her hand over her belly. "He's gonna be a great daddy." She looked at Caitlyn. "Are you looking forward to being a grandmother?"
Caitlyn nodded. "I can't wait to hold my baby's baby. It's something that I never got to do with Michael." She sighed as she watched her son. "You're right. He is going to be a wonderful father."
Claudia squealed as her uncle picked her up and held her over his head.
That night, Max found Liz sitting on the floor in the middle of her studio. "Here you are. I called down here a few minutes ago. Didn't you hear the phone?"
He sat beside her. "What's wrong?"
She wiped the tears that were trailing down her cheeks. "I got my period."
Max nodded. "You usually do this time of the month." Thinking that her tears were just hormonal.
"Max..." Liz sighed. "I was late. ... Only a few days, but still, I thought that maybe..."
"You thought you could be pregnant?"
"It'll happen when it happens, Liz." He kissed the top of her head. "Until it does, we'll just keep on trying."
She laughed as she wiped away more tears.
"We're not in any hurry, baby. We're only 22. We've got plenty of time." He shook his head. "It's a damn shame you've got your period though." He began acting very ... manly and rubbed his denim covered dick. "I feel a boy stirring around in there."
She punched him in the arm.
"You're so weird."
"Yeah, but you're stuck with me."
She crawled into his lap and wrapped her arms around his neck. "Forever."
His lips came crashing down on hers.
Michael was staying with the twins while Max and Liz were downstairs. Quietly, he opened their bedroom door to find Claudia sound asleep and Michayla lying on the floor coloring.
"Hey Pud. Aren't you supposed to be asleep?"
She nodded but didn't look up . "Uh huh."
He chuckled silently. "So why aren't cha?"
"I'm tinkin too much."
She sat up. "How duh baby gotted in Ant Mawea's tummy."
"Well, I put it there." He said thinking that would appease her.
The little girl smiled. "How?"
Michael took a deep breath. "Uh..."
The next morning, Michayla woke up early. She finally knew how the baby got into her aunt's tummy and she couldn't wait too tell her sister. Unfortunately, Claudia had already gotten up and had gone downstairs to the house's main dining room.
She jumped up out of bed and ran out of her room to find her daddy sitting in their apartment's living room.
"Hi Daddy!" She ran over and ran over to him and jumped into his lap.
"Hey baby. You're in a good mood."
"Uh huh. I knowd how Ant Mawea got duh baby in her tummy." She was smiling from ear to ear.
Max breathed loudly through his nose. "Yeah, Uncle Michael told me about your little talk last night. ... Anything you wanna ask me?"
"Nuh uh. He tolded me all bout how duh goats eats duh scrambled eggs."
He held back his laughter. Michael had given the three year old the reproduction lecture that they'd received in the fifth grade knowing that she wouldn't get it. Max could understand how she confused zygotes with goats, but scrambled eggs? "That's just great sweetheart. Why don't you go down and eat breakfast. Daddy's gonna shower and get ready to go to Roswell."
"Kay Daddy!" She kissed him and left the apartment.
When the door closed, Max fell over in a fit of laughter.
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|posted on 21-Aug-2002 4:31:42 PM by sydniepaige|
|Due to a death in my family, the next part has been delayed.|
|posted on 27-Aug-2002 8:30:09 PM by sydniepaige|
|posted on 13-Sep-2002 5:42:03 PM by sydniepaige|
|This part is coming very slowly. Hopefully I'll have something next week.|
|posted on 19-Sep-2002 10:10:38 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 9 |
Liz and the twins finished rehearsing their number. Trina had convinced Liz to make it a mother/daughter act which had completely pissed off Marnie Stevenson.
"That was fantastic!" Trina praised the trio.
"Tankou." The twins answered in unison.
"Do you think that I will possibly get a chance to rehearse sometime today?!" Marnie bellowed.
Trina rolled her eyes. "I am becoming quite tired of the primadonna attitude, Marnie. Keep it up and I WILL replace you." She turned to Liz. "You might want to start learning her routines as well." She looked at Marnie. "In case."
Liz tried not to laugh. Deep down, she loved the fact that her daughters were showing up that stuck up little bitch. "Not a problem."
Marnie bit her tongue and took her place.
"I'd better get the girls back to my mother's house. They'll probably be sound asleep by the time we get there."
"Of course." Trina hugged Liz. "Thank you again, Elizabeth. With you and your daughters' performance, the fundraiser will surely be a success."
Liz glared at Marnie. "It's my pleasure."
Max straddled his wife's legs as her massaged her back. "You're really tight baby. What's with all the tension?"
"Just nervous. The girls have never performed before. I remember how terrified I was at 3 1/2 in front of all of those people."
He leaned down and kissed the back of her neck. "Are you forgetting of whom you talking about? Kayla and Claudia are pretty much fearless. They thrive on bein the center of attention."
Liz laughed silently. "I know you're right but I just don't ever want them to look back on this with regret. I resented my mother for so long..."
Max sat back up on his knees and turned her over. He stared down into her brown eyes. "Baby, if they didn't want to do this, they wouldn't. They have your talent and the natural ability to show off. They'll be fine." His hands moved to her breasts and he began to massage them.
"Mmm ... you're pretty talented too, Mr. Evans."
He gave her a crooked smile and replaced his right hand with his mouth.
Her body arched up.
His hand moved down to her dampening heat and his fingers began to tease her.
"Oh Max!" She breathed.
His now fully erect penis thobbed at her words. Nothing hardened him quicker than than the way she said his name when she was aroused. He knelt back up. Still straddling her, he grasped his cock in his hand and stroked it. "Look at what you do to me, Liz. Only you can do this to me." He pumped it again.
Liz licked her lips and let out a groan.
"You want it? You want it buried so deep inside you that it gives you pain and pleasure?"
"Now, Max! Ram it in me. Don't be gentle. Just fuck me."
He repositioned them, bent her knees and spread her thighs. He then rubbed the head of his manhood over her pussy. Her body jerked in response trying to push him inside.
He slipped the tip inside her.
Liz gritted her teeth. "DON'T TEASE ME!"
He slammed into her.
"OH GOD YES!" She immediately writhed beneath him in orgasmic pleasure.
Max started a quick steady pace. Shoving himself into her unrelentingly. The muscles in his body were flexing and glistening with sweat. Sweat caused by the intense heat of the young lovers.
Her legs moved up his body. "Ooh ...unh..."
This caused him to move even faster.
Her head was spinning. He was so deep inside of her that every nerve in her body felt like it was on fire.
Moments later they came, hard.
Max collapsed on top of her.
"Wow." Liz ran her hand through his sweat drenched hair.
Max lay on her chest sound asleep.
Maria rested her hands atop her rounded belly. "He actually fell asleep?"
"My God girl, what did you do to him?"
"Maria, we've been married for four years and it has never been that intense. I felt things I've never felt before."
Maria sighed. "I miss wild, unabashed sex. Ever since this little one made itself know, he barely touches me."
"Aw. My big brother's gonna be such a great dad."
"That's the general concensus."
"You're still not gonna find out the sex?"
"Nope. Michael wants a boy so badly that I'm afraid that if it's a girl ... I just don't want him to be disappointed."
Liz put her hand on her best friend's belly. "Sweetie, boy or girl, Michael is going to adore this child because it's part of you."
Liz sighed. "Look, after we found out I was pregnant ... and the amnesia went away, Max referred to my belly as he. But when he found out it was twins and girls ... The look of his face was one of pure love and happiness."
"I can only hope Michael will have the same reaction."
"Man, don't tell me shit like that!" Michael shot the ball through the hoop. "I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm happy you had an incredible sexual experience, but she's my sister."
Max laughed and took his shot. "I realize that, but you're my best friend. We've always talked about shit like this."
Michael nodded in agreement. "True, but it was usually about me and Maria or you and the vacuum, I mean Tess." He shot.
"I beg to differ. When we were kids and I was secretly lusting after her, we used to talk about her all the time."
Michael growled. "But that was before I found out ... or before anybody knew that I knew." He shot again and missed. "Fuck."
Max ran over to the bench to grab his water bottle. "How's Maria doin'? Sex drive outta whack yet?"
"I, uh, we're not really... I don't want to hurt the kid, you know?"
"I can relate. When Liz was pregnant, I was terrified. Of course she taught me a lesson that I will NEVER forget."
Michael shook his head. "I can't believe I'm asking this. What happened?"
Max grinned. "She tied me to the bed when I was asleep and fucked me everyway til Sunday. ... She was farther along than Maria is now."
"I just don't want anything to go wrong. This kid and Maria are the most important things in my life. If anything happened..."
Max patted his best friend's back. "I know how nerve wracking this is. More than anything, Maria just needs to know that you just find her sexy."
"If anything, she's sexier."
"Then tell her. Better yet, show her."
Thanks for hanging in there with me and for all of the incredible feedback. You guys are still the best!
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|posted on 12-Oct-2002 10:56:08 PM by sydniepaige|
|Look for a new part in a couple of days if not sooner.. Thanks for your patience.|
|posted on 14-Oct-2002 3:36:29 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 10 |
Liz was nervous. She hadn't actually performed in front of an audience in four years. But her nervousness wasn't just for her, it was also for her girls as well.
"Five minutes, Elizabeth." Trina told her.
She took a deep breath and looked down at her daughters. "Are you two ready?"
"We git t' dance now!" Michayla and Claudia jumped up and down.
This made Liz smile. They looked adorable dressed in their black and red costumes. "In a few more minutes."
Claudia grabbed her hand. "It be otay, Mommy. You do good. Us'll be wif you."
"Thank you, sweetie."
"Places." Trina called.
Liz took a deep breath and let it out. "Okay girls, this is it."
Max sat nervously tapping his finger on the arm rest.
"Dude." Michael elbowed him. "Quit with the tapping already."
Maria swatted her husband. "Leave him alone honey."
Trina walked on stage. "It is with great honor that I introduce out next performers. Please welcome the best dancer that I've had the pleasure of having in my school, Elizabeth Parker Evans and her wonderfully talented daughters, Michayla and Claudia."
The music started pounding as the curtain opened.
Max stared up at his three beautiful girls as they began moving on the stage. He was in awe.
He wasn't the only one. The entire audience was mesmerized.
Liz had never been so relaxed on stage when she performed. She'd also never danced better. The fact that for once all of the attention wasn't on her helped.
The smile on her face as she moved with her daughter had never shown brighter. By the time the music ended, she was glowing.
The audience erupted with thunderous applause. As they took their bows, flowers began landing on the stage. This was the second best moment Liz had ever had on stage. The first being when Max proposed to her four years earlier.
Max walked up on stage with thress bundles of roses., two red and one white. Michayla and Claudia were jumping with excitement. Their daddy was giving them flowers like he always gave their mommy.
Backstage, Marnie was pissed. This was to be her night to shine not the perfect Elizabeth Parker and her two little brats. The icing on the cake was when the agent her father had invited to see her, stopped Liz and offered to represent the three of them and not her.
She walked over to them with purpose. "Excuse me!" She ripped the card that he was handing Liz out of his hand. "Mr. Davidson, I believe you were invited here to see me not her and her spawn."
Parker Davidson looked at the girl. "That maybe true but you don't have what it takes." He pointed to the twins. "These two little girls and their mother do. Now if you'll excuse us..."
"We'll see about this." She ran to her dressing room and grabbed her phone.
Once Liz and the girls changed, they headed into the banquet room.
"Daddy!" Claudia ran to her father. "Us wuh good! Huh?"
He picked her up. "You were amazing."
"I wanna dance foreber." Michayla twirled around.
Jeff scooped up his granddaughter. "You do, do ya?"
The little girl giggled. "Uh huh. Dat man sayed dat us'ed be faymus."
Max put Claudia down and looked to Liz. "What's she talking about?"
"The agent that Mr. Stevenson invited to check out Marnie offered to represent us. I don't think Marnie was too pleased."
"What did you tell him?"
Liz placed her hand on her husband's cheek. "Thank you, but no thank you. I want my three year olds to grow up somewhat normal. I don't want them to be seen as a way to make money."
Michalya pouted. "Me wanna be faymus."
By this time, the entire family had surrounded them. "Maybe when your older, Mikey." Michael took her from his father and tickled her.
Across the room, an argument was erupting.
"She's got talent! She just doesn't have what it takes to make it!"
"But THEY do?" Rubin Stevenson pointed to Liz and the girls.
"Yes, they do. Unfortunately, they do not wish to have representation at this time."
Trina interrupted them. "Mr. Stevenson, you are causing a scene. If you don't stop this immediately, I'll have to ask you to leave."
"Don't bother yourself, I'm leaving. ... Oh and I'm taking my donation with me!" He collected his wife and daughter and left.
"Perfect, just perfect."
Liz put her arm around Trina's waist. "Don't worry about it. Max and I will cover whatever funds were lost."
"I appreciate that." She shook her head. It's only ten grand."
Liz shrugged. "Tell you what, I'll double it. I feel really responsible for what happened."
"You shouldn't. I've been battling the entire Stevenson family this year. I only amde Marnie the principal dancer this year to get them off my back."
"Hey, who am I to argue about your motive. Max and my parents asked us to start dating to get them off their corporations back. Of course no one knew that we had already started dating."
Trina smiled at her favorite student. "But look what you got out of it, a husband who adores you and those two wonderful little girls."
Liz hugged herself. "I'm the luckiest woman in the world."
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|posted on 14-Oct-2002 11:03:28 PM by sydniepaige|
|Just bumping to the first page. Happy reading.|
|posted on 21-Oct-2002 10:53:05 PM by sydniepaige|
|New part tomorrow.|
|posted on 22-Oct-2002 10:54:57 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 11 |
"Oh come on! This is your last night of freedom! There has to be a stripper!" The very pregnant Maria DeLuca Guerin stated.
Isabel shook her head. "For the last time, no! Alex and I agreed."
Maria bit her bottom lip. "It's kinda too late."
The doorbell rang.
Isabel glared at Maria. "You didn't"
"Well..." The bell rang again.
Liz was laughing. "Don''t worry about it. I'll handle everything."
After a couple of minutes, Liz returned to the room. "All taken care of."
"Thank you." Isabel sighed in relief.
Loud music began to pulse throughout Evans mansion.
Isabel's eyes became huge with confusion as she looked at her sister-in-law. "I thought you said you took care of it?"
Liz smiled. "I did. I told them where the stereo was."
"Them? As in more than one? Alex is gonna kill me."
Three men dressed like police officers backed into the room. As they turned around, Isabel covered her eyes and lowered her head.
Liz and Maria were completely enjoying the show. Isabel shook her head when she heard the whoopin' and hollerin'.
Suddenly, she felt a presence in front of her. "Would you please go away."
Slowly, she lifted her head from her hands. Standing before her, dressed like a cop, was Alex. She smiled. "I thought we agreed no strippers."
He moved to the music and began taking off his shirt. "But we didn't say anything about stripping for each other. Now, did we?"
Isabel looked over to Maria and Liz. Their husbands seemed to really be getting into their little shows.
"Wanna lap dance?"
She smiled us at her fiance. "Only if we take it into my bedroom. There are still certain aspects of my life that I don't want to share with my brother ... even if I am getting married tomorrow to the most incredible man in the world."
"Okay, but I must warn you. If you're gonna want sex, it'll cost extra. A guys gotta make a livin'."
Isabel's face became completely seductive. "Tell you what. If you're as good as you look, I'll be you sex slave for the next 50 or 60 years."
Alex pulled her out of the chair she was sitting and wrapped his arms around her. "How can I refuse an offer like that."
The next morning, Liz and the girls were in the Parker's salon and Patty was curling Claudia's hair.
"I heard that a couple of gorgeous, brunette three year olds out danced a certain spoiled 18-year-old brat."
Liz laughed as she nodded. "They were incredible."
"Yes, well, you didn't hear this from me, but a certain RBS CEO/President has bought his daughter's way into NYDA."
Liz shook her head. "She'll be eaten alive."
Michayla started shaking her head.
Liz stopped her. "Baby, don't do that. You'll mess your hair up and Aunt Isabel won't be happy."
"Doe wan hers to fweek ow ... adin." Claudia told her sister.
"I take it your sister-in-law's nervous?"
"Nope. Just a control freak. Everything has to be perfect."
"Can we do dis now! I wanna pway." Michayla was sntsy.
"Sweetie, the wedding's not for a few more hours."
The little girl scowled.
Max entered the room. He didn't look happy.
"What's wrong?" Liz asked.
"I need a haircut." He growled.
Liz shook her head. "You just got your hair cut this morning."
"Well, apparently it's not short enough. Queen Isabel had declared it needs to be a quarter of an inch shorter or everything will be ruined."
Claudia shook her little curled head and sighed. "See, hers fweekin' ow aweddy."
"Sweetheart, if you don't get a grip, your dad's going to throw you down the aisle just to get away from you." Diane told her daughter.
"That's not funny, Mom. It's too much that my schedule go exactly as planned. I spacifically told Max how to have his hair cut. I didn't think I'd have to stand over him and hold his hand."
"Isabel, it's hair. ... Honey, what happened to that spontaneous girl who drove 16 hours to reclaim the man she loves?"
Isabel sighed. "I just want my wedding day to be perfect."
Diane hugged her daughter. "It will be. You just need to relax and enjoy your day."
Liz and the girls walked into the bride's room at the church.
Isabel smiled. "The two of you look like angels." They were dressed in identical white dresses with white tights and shoes and their long brown hair was in curls, piled up on top of their heads.
"Tank'ou." They replied together.
"Is dis ting awmust ober wif? Dees tites is itchy."
This made Isabel smile. "Not to much longer, baby. We're going to take a few pictures, Alex and I will get married, then some more pictures and then we'll go to the reception."
"Wha's a ception?" Claudia asked.
"It's a big party."
"D'air gunna be cake d'air?" Michalya questioned.
"There's going to be a big white cake and a smaller chocolate cake."
"Les git dis show on da woad."
Maria waddled in. "I'm with her."
"Ant Mawea, you wook wike a stwabury." Michayla laughed.
Maria and Liz were dressed in red. The dresses were identical except for the extra material in front of Maria's to allow for the growing baby.
"Yes, but in a few months, I'll look almost normal again." She rubbed her hands over he belly.
A knock came from the door. "Come in."
Max and Phillip entered.
"Daddy!" The twins ran to Max.
"You are so beautiful as your mommy."
"We know." They stated.
The room filled with laughter at their vanity.
"Philip walked over to his daughter. "The photographer's ready for us."
Michayla jumped up and down. "It's gittin' cwoser to cake time."
The ceremony itself was perfect. Alex and Isabel stood before their family, friends and business associates (so much for a small wedding) and pledged themselves to each other for life.
When Alex lifted Isabel's vail and kissed her for the first time as his wife, the precious little flower girls responded with a resonating "EW".
The reception was held at the country club.
As Alex and Isabel enter the grand ballroom, they were met with applause and well wishes.
They shared their first dance as husband and wife and when they were done, they noticed the two little girls sitting at a table, looking rather angry.
"Hey! What's wrong with my two favorite nieces?"
"Mommy an Daddy wone let ud habe cake."
Isabel looked at Alex's watch. "It'll only be thirty more minutes and then you can have all the cake that your parents will let you have. Okay?"
"I NOT happy!" Michayla announced.
"Young lady!" Max's voice was strong.
"I wan CAKE!"
"Michayla Marie Parker-Evans!" This came form Liz.
Michayla looked down. "Sawee." She pouted.
Once the bride and groom cut the cake and fed it to each otherm the three year olds were served first.
The rest of the reception went off without a hitch until after the bride and groom left. That's when the uninvited guest showed up.
"Momma, who dat?" Claudia asked.
"Max!" Liz's heart was pounding.
"Shit." Max exclaimed. "Tess."
|posted on 29-Oct-2002 9:25:50 PM by sydniepaige|
|A/N: Okay, I've written this part a couple of times and it's still coming out scattered. It's a little disturbing and freaked me out a little (and I wrote it). Please, please, please let me know what you think.|
"Max, what is she doing here?" Liz held on to her babies as tight as she could without hurting them.
Max shook his head. "I don't know, baby, but I sure as hell am gonna find out."
He got up and slowly walked towards Tess. He was soon joined by Kyle.
"Don't worry, Max. I won't let her mess with your family."
"Thanks Kyle. I appreciate that, but Tess doesn't scare me."
They stopped in front of the blond woman.
"Well, well, well. If it isn't the two sexiest me in Roswell." Tess stuck her breasts out farther and placed her hands on her hips. "D'ya miss me?"
"What do you want, Tess?" Max's voice was stern.
She sighed and rolled her eyes. "Honestly Max, I just stopped by to wish Isabel my congratulations. Afterall, she and I WERE best friends in high school."
"You just missed them. I think that it'd be best if you leave." Kyle told her.
She siddled up to Max and put her arms around his neck. "Not yet. I need to dance with the brother of the bride."
Before anyone could react or respond, Michayla jumped off her momma's lap and ran over to her daddy. She pushed the yucky lady away from him.
"Git away from MY daddy!" She yelled at her.
Tess laughed. "Oh my God, you can't be serious."
Michayla put her hands on her hips. "Onwy MY mommy hugs MY daddy!"
"Oh yes, Elizabeth." Tess looked at Max. "Where is the bitch?"
Michayla knew that that was not a nice word and this mean lady called HER mommy not a nice word so she did what any little three year old with white dress shoes would do. She kicked Tess Harding as hard as she could.
Max picked up his daughter.
"Why you little BRAT!"
Claudia was over in a shot. "Hers naw a bwat, you awer! You bwat!"
Tess was seething.
A very calm, well composed Liz Evans approached. "Tess, I think you need to leave, now. You were not invited and you are most certainly not welcomed. ... And if you EVER come anywhere near my children, my husband or my friends, I will make sure you spend the rest of your life in a hospital."
"Is that supposed to be a threat?"
Liz stepped closer to the shorter woman. "Take it anyway you want to, but believe me, you will regret it."
"Not as much as you will. Enjoy the funeral, Elizabeth." Tess stepped away from Liz, pulled a gun from her bra and pointed it at Max and Michayla.
Max fell to the floor with his daughter as Liz jumped in front of the gun as it fired.
"NO!" Max crawled to Liz. She was bleeding from her left side and unconcious.
Another shot rang out. The lifeless body of Tess Harding dropped to the floor with a thud.
Things were crazy. Caitlyn and Maria took the girls to Nancy's because that's where they were most at ease. Michael, the Parkers and the Evans' were in the ER waiting room and Max was outside smoking a cigarette.
His other half was lying in the emergency room fighting for her life and there was nothing he could do.
Philip came outside to find him. "Son, they're about to take her into surgery. The doctor wants to speak to you."
Max took one final drag off the cigarette and followed his dad.
"I didn't know you smoked."
Max shrugged. "Neither did I."
Nancy observed Max as he spoke with the doctor. She wrapped her arms around herself.
Jeff put his arm around her.
"Why is this happening to our little girl, Jeff?"
He kissed the top of her head. "I wish I knew, Nance. I wish I knew. We just have to be positive."
"I hope that bitch burns in Hell." This came from Michael. "Why was she even out of the fucking hospital?"
Max came into the waiting room. "They're taking her into the OR. The bullet is lodged between two of her lower ribs. They won't know the extent of the injury until they operate."
"What aren't you telling us, Maxwell?" Michael could always read his best friend.
Max wiped his hand over his mouth and tears filled his eyes. "Liz is pregnant. They don't kn...know if they'll be able t...to save th...the baby." He broke down.
Diane embraced her son and let him cry.
|posted on 31-Oct-2002 6:26:17 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 13 |
After 4 agonizing hours, the doctor finally entered the waiting room.
Max looked up from where he was sitting.
"Your wife came through surgery without complications. She's a very lucky young woman. There was no major damage done. Shedoes, however, have two broken ribs."
Max wiped his face with his hand. "And the baby?"
The doctor smiled. "Unharmed. As I said before, she was lucky."
"May I see here? I promise I won't disturb her, I just need to be with her." He sounded like a little boy.
"I'll take you myself."
The girls sat at their table, coloring.
"Ant Mawea, how comed Unca Jin and Ant Amy pickeded us up an makeded us leabed duh pawty?" Claudia asked.
Michayla threw her crayon down. "How comed Daddy falleded on tawpa me? I bet it cuz uh dat ucky wady. She sayed not nice tings about Mommy."
"Why comed Mommy and Daddy nah here?"
"Can we hab ice keem?"
Maria shook her head and smiled. These two adorable girls were thankfully clueless as to what occurred. Thank God!
"Ant Mawea, duh ice keem? Can we hab it aur nah?"
"Sure sweetie. Just don't tell anyone I let you have it this late."
Max stood at the door of the recovery room and looked at his beloved wife. She was connected to monitors, IVs, tubes ... His heart lurched.
The doctor placed his hand on his shoulder. "She looks a lot worse than she is. We'll remove the tubes in a couple of hours."
Max nodded. He grabbed a chair and sat next to her.
"I'll leave you two alone."
"Thank you doctor." Max took a deep breath and let it out slowly."
Hours later, the tubes were gone and Liz was in ICU.
"Max?" The voice was faint.
"I'm here, baby." He got up from where he was sitting and stood beside her.
"Is Michayla okay?"
Max brushed her cheek with the back of his hand. "She's fine. She and Claudia are at your mom's with Maria and they are not aware of anything that happened. ... Except Kayla's pissed at me for falling on her."
"Is..." Her voice was strained.
"Honey, don't talk. Rest your voice."
She shook her head. "Is Tess in jail?"
Max scratched the back of his head. "Not exactly. ... She killed herself right after you were shot."
"Why Max? Why was she pointing a gun at our baby?"
"I wish I knew. Dad's got some of his best people working on this."
A nurse walked in. "You're awake! You would not believe the number of reporters trying to get in here. So how ya feelin'?"
"Like I got kicked by one of my mother's Quarter horses."
The nurse laughed. "That's understandable. Your respiratory therapist should be by in about 30 minutes. Gotta keep ya breathin'. You'll move into a regular room, well, not actually a regular room, it's one of our suites, tomorrow. I'm Serena. I work up there too so you're pretty much stuck with me until you're released." She took a breath. "Now, I need you to cough."
Liz shook her head. She thought Maria was the only one who could make her dizzy with words. "Huh?"
"Cough. You need to clear your lungs. I'm not gonna lie to you, this is gonna hurt like hell. So, what we're gonna do is sit you up a little better, then you're gonna hold this pillow and cough. It'll help eleviate a little of the pain."
Max and Serena helped Liz into a more upright position.
"I know it hurts, hun, but we gotta get ya movin'." SHe handed Liz a pillow. "Okay, now I know you can't get a real deep cough goin' so wht I want you to do is cough like this." She gave a few light coughs.
Liz coughed ... once. "Ow." It was more of a whimper. She looked at Max. "That's the last time I take a bullet for you."
Serena laughed. "Flirt on your own time. You need to cough a couple more times."
Liz did as she was told.
"Good girl!" Serena praised. "Okay, I got actual sick people to tend to. See ya later."
"Thank you." Max finally got a chance to speak as the nurse left. "Do you think she's related to Maria?"
Liz laughed, than winced.
"Liz, there's something I need to tell you."
"Before you went into surgery, the doctor told me that you're pregnant."
Her face was emotionless. "I kinda thought I was. I wasn't gonna say anything until I went to the doctor. We'll just try again, okay?"
Max stroked her face. "Liz, you didn't lose the baby. By some miracle, it survived."
"What's so funny?"
"I was in this smae hospital when I found out I was pregnant with the girls."
Max kissed his beautiful wife.
The people that Philip Evans had at his disposal were remarkable. It had only bee a matter of a few hours and they had already obtained documents from the psychiatric hospital that Tess had been. Apparently, she had been released into the custody of a very wealthy, young woman. A young woman with red hair.
Redemption? Happy Halloween!
|posted on 31-Oct-2002 7:52:50 PM by sydniepaige|
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|posted on 11-Dec-2002 3:31:49 PM by sydniepaige|
|I know that it's been forever since I updated, but I will have an update for you tomorrow. Between giving finals and doing last minute things for my wedding (December 21st can't get here soon enough) I've been laxed on my writing. Thanks for being so patient.|
|posted on 12-Dec-2002 10:38:38 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 14 |
"Try to be careful girls. Mommy's real sore." Max told his daughters. It had been a little over a week since Liz had been shot.
"Otay Daddy." Claudia answered.
"Momma, why comed you in duh hotbiddle?" Michayla asked.
Liz smiled at her beautiful babies. "Mommy got hurt sweetie. But I'm gonna get better real soon. Now, Daddy and I have something really exciting to tell you."
"What?" They said together.
Max grasped his wife's hand. "Well, Mommy is going to have a baby."
"You been eatin' goats an eggs?" Michayla cocked her head sidways.
Liz started to laugh, but then clutched a pillow to her stomach to releave some of the pain. "Ouch."
"You okay?" Max's face was full of worry.
She nodded. "Can you ask the nurse when I can get something for pain?" He started to grab her call button, but she stopped him. "What?"
"I don't think that thing works. Either that or they're ignoring me. You'd think that considering this room is set up like a five star hotel room they'd at least answer a page. Could you just go to the nurse's station?"
"Okay." He kissed her forehead. "Come on girls."
They sat on the bed with their mother and didn't move a muscle.
"Don' wanna. I wanna be wif Momma." Claudia gripped the sheet.
"I's nah leebin' my momma!" Michayla huffed.
Liz bit her bottom lip so she wouldn't laugh. "It's okay, Max. Let the girls stay with me."
"I don't know Honey. I don't think that's such a good idea."
"Max, I haven't seen my babies in a week. We'll be fine."
"Alright." He kissed the top of Liz's head. "You two behave."
"I awways have." Michayla stated.
"Nuh uh." Claudia corrected. "Member dat time..."
Max laughed as he left the room.
"Momma's missed you so much."
Michayla snuggled up to her mother as much as she could. "Daddy cwied Momma. He telled gwammy dat if somfin happin to you he nah wanna lib."
Tears sprang to Liz's eyes.
"Aur you gonna cwy too Mommy?" Claudia asked.
"I might. You know, it's okay to cry sometimes."
"But nah when we's bein' bwats."
"You are never brats. You are my amazing little girls."
Max entered the room with his parents, Liz's parents, Caitlyn and Nancy's fiance, Russell.
"Wow. Ask for morphine, get a family. Cool." Liz joked.
Nancy and Diane each took one of the girls.
"How about you girls go down to the cafeteria with Grammy, Nana, Caitlyn and Russell for some ice cream." Max told his daughters.
"Wif spwinkles?" Michayla asked.
"Anything you want." Diane told her.
"YEA!" The girls squealed.
They left the room.
Liz looked at the seriousness of the faces of her husband, father and father-in-law. "You guys are scarin' me. What's goin' on? Is Maria okay?"
Max carefully sat next to her and took her hand. "Maria's fine, sweetheart. ... There's been an arrest in your shooting."
A look of confusion covered her face. "I wasn't aware that dead people could be arrested, but okay."
"Baby girl, Tess Harding may have pulled the trigger, but she wasn't behind this. You and Max weren't even the targets. It was the girls."
Tears pooled in her eye's. "Why? Who would hate my babies enough to want to kill ... Marnie Stevenson. It's her isn't it."
Max nodded. "Yeah, baby. It's her."
"They've arrested her?"
Philip looked at his daughter-in-law. She looked so frail. "This morning. She confessed to the whole thing. She thought that Ruben would be able to bail her out. Unfortunately for her, Daddy's money can't help this time."
"Please tell me that this did NOT all happen because
Kayla and Claudia danced in the benefit."
Max sighed. "I'm afraid so. She said that she checked Tess out of the hospital the night after and brainwashed her. Marnie convinced her that she needed to kill the girls as some sort of revenge for me not taking her back."
"So, what happens now?"
"She's being held without bond due to the seriousness of the crime." Her father told her.
Liz nodded. "Has anyone talked with Mr. Harding?" She said changing the subject. "Tess was all her had. He must be beside himself."
Max rest his head against hers. "I tried. He died three months ago in a car accident."
Liz shook her head. "My God, this is all so tabloid isn't it. I knew I shouldn't have let the girls dance in that fucking benefit. What if I hadn't moved quick enough, Max? My baby..." She broke down.
Max held her as she cried. Right then, he silently vowed that Marnie Stevenson would get what was coming to her. He would personally make sure that even if by some miracle she got off, her life was over. He just had to make one phone call.
I'm not sure if I'll get to post again before my wedding, but I'll try to at least get something down on paper so you won't have to wait as long as you did this time.
Thanks for your patients.
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|posted on 14-Dec-2002 11:26:22 AM by sydniepaige|
|Thanks for catching my mistype, Jess. Max and Liz are indeed having a baby, not a bed. I guess that's what I get when talking about my honeymoon with my sister while typing. Oops.|
|posted on 20-Dec-2002 5:19:17 PM by sydniepaige|
|Twas the night before my wedding...|
I'll post more after I get back from my honeymoon in about a week in a half. Thanks for all the well wishes.
|posted on 9-Jan-2003 10:17:01 PM by sydniepaige|
|I should have a new part out this weekend.|
|posted on 12-Jan-2003 8:46:03 PM by sydniepaige|
|Okay, I was going to have the next part up today, but unfortunately, it's not finished yet. I'll try to get it up soon. Thanks for your patience.|
|posted on 14-Jan-2003 10:08:04 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 15 |
Two weeks after the arrest of Marnie Stevenson, every newspaper, magazine, television news and talk show and tabloid was reporting the story. Max gave an initial interview to a friend of Nancy's and then agreed to be interviewed by every form of media as long as they agreed to keep it truthful.
One of the TV tabloid shows tried to make Marnie look like a victim of her father's, but she put the nail in her own coffin when she said,"Those little brats deserve to die. I mean, how dare they take my spotlight." Needless to say, they changed the theme of that segmant.
After that, Marnie copped a plea.
During the sentencing, Liz was allowed to give a victim's impact statement and address Marnie. It had only been two months since the shooting and she was still in pain, but she refused to show it, She slowly walked up to the podium and looked directly at Marnie.
"I've known you since you were three years old. The same age as my daughters. In the fifteen years that we've known each other, I never would have thought that you were capible of such hatred. Especially hatred that was focused on two precious, innocent lives. Because of your ... jealousy ... of two toddlers, Claudia and Michayla were almost left without their mommy. Because of your jealousy, Max was almost left without his wife. Because of your jealousy, my parents were almost left without a daughter and my brother, Michael without a sister. Because of your pathetic jealousy, I could have lost my unborn child.
"Yes, Tess Harding pulled the trigger, but you loaded the weapon. You took an already mentally unstable woman, who just learned of her father's death, and convinced her that my babies were the reason for all of her problems and that they needed to die.
"I've asked myself a million times if I could go back and had the chance to not let the girls dance that night, would I. But the answer's always the same. No. The smiles on their beautiful faces as they moved across the stage that night is something that I'll hold in my heart forever. How dare you try to rip apart my family because of something so frivilous.
"After I was shot, Michayla overheard her daddy crying. He was crying because of what you set into motion. You made my husband feel helpless. No child should have to see their parent like that."
Liz took a deep painful breath.
"Normally, I'm a forgiving person. Everyone deserves a second chance." She shook her head. "I just can't seem to give you one. Money can't buy your way out of this one, Marnie. I hope that you get everything that deserve. I want you to know that every day you're in prison, the family that you tried to destroy is happy and healthy and growing." She placed her hand on the slight swell of her stomach for dramatic effect.
She turned away from the podium and sat next to her husband.
After a few more people spoke, the judge was ready to hand down the sentence ... well, sentences.
"Miss Stevenson, you have been brought before this court charged with crimes that are utterly reprehensible. For fifteen years I've been on this bench and I can in all honesty say that no one has disgusted me more. Please rise and face this court."
Marnie stood with her lawyers and faced the judge.
"Marnie Eloise Stevenson, you have plead guilty to the crimes of attempted Manslaughter, two counts of Child Endangerment and one count of Conspiracy. On the Manslaughter charge I sentence you to five to fifteen years. For two counts of Child Endangerment, I sentence you to five to fifteen years. For the final count of Conspiracy, I sentence you to serve ten to twenty-five years. These sentences are to be served consecutively. Miss Stevenson, this means that you will be serving not less than twenty years in the New Mexico State Correctional Institution for Women." He motioned to the deputies. "Take her into custody. The matter before this court is closed." He banged his gavel.
As Liz was sitting on the bed, Max was massaging her back. "I'm really proud of you, baby."
"Thanks." She sighed. "I know she got what she deserved, but I feel responsible. None of this would have..."
"Stop right there! She did this! She's responsible!"
Liz slowly turned to face him. "Did you see the look on her face? She didn't even care, Max."
"I don't want you thinking about this anymore. Why don't we , oh I don't know, take the girls to Disneyworld?"
"Max, I'm not up to going to Disneyworld."
"You don't have to actually go to the parks. We can take Michael and Maria and you and she can go to the spa while your brother and I take the girls to the parks."
Liz shook her head. "She's eight and a half months pregnant."
"Oh yeah. Well, we can take the girls to the lake house before we have to go home. Come on. Let's just get away from everything. Please?"
She smiled at the puppy dog face he was making. "Fine. We'll go to the lake. We haven't been there since last summer anyway."
"Don't sound so excited."
She shrugged. "I am. It's just ... have you seen how awful my stomach looks?"
"Wait a minute. Since when do you care about how you look?"
Tears stung her eyes. "Max, look at this!" She lifted her shirt. Her stitches were long since gone, but an ugly reminder was left. Her beautiful skin was terribly marred.
Max gently ran his fingers around the scar. "Liz, if this bothers you after the baby's born, you can go to the best plastic surgeon money can buy." He cupped her face. "You're my wife. You have been for four years. You've given me two beautiful daughters and in five months we'll have our new son or daughter who won't care that Mommy has a scar on her tummy. We all love you. That will never change." He kissed her sweetly. "Elizabeth Parker Evans, you are the reason for my every breath."
Liz sighed. "Okay. Now I feel pathetic."
He brushed her hair from her face. "Don't. You've been through so much in the last few months. Just know that no matter what, I'm always here."
She smiled. "I love you." She yawned.
Max picked her up and carried her to the bed. "Get some sleep, my angel. I'll call your dad and see if the girls can stay over there tonight."
Liz smiled and closed her eyes.
The next evening.
Claudia laughed as she pressed her face to Maria's large belly. "My cuzin's kickin' me."
Maria ran her fingers through the little girls dark hair. "The baby's having fun playing with you, huh?"
"Uh huh." She looked up at her aunt. "Id it a boy baby or a gurl baby?"
"We don't know yet sweetie. We'll just have to wait and see when the baby's born."
"A couple of weeks. ... Maybe less."
The little girl's eyes grew wide. "Wow! Dat's a wong time."
Maria laughed. "It'll be here before you know, pumpkin."
Michayla barged into the room carrying her little suitcase.
"Where ya goin' cutie?" Maria asked her.
She scrunched up her little face. "T' Nana's!"
Michael walked in the room behind her.
Michayla pointed at her uncle. "Him's a poopie head!"
Maria bit her lip in order not to laugh. "Why's that?"
"Him nah gib me ice keem!" Michayla's lip pouted out.
"I told you three times that we're going to your grandparent's house for dinner and then after you eat, you can have all the fu ... freakin' ice cream you want." He explained to his namesake ... again.
The fireball put her hands on her hips. "You mean, Unky Mikey! I nah like you no more!"
"Well, right now, I don't like you too much either."
Michayla screamed at the top of her lungs in anger.
"That's it. I'm calling your parents. I'm not putting up with this sh ... stuff anymore!"
Michael pulled out his cell and dialed Max as Michayla threw herself onto the floor and proceeded to throw a fit.
Liz pulled on a pair of black slacks and looked at herself in the mirror. She smiled at the snugness and her hands went to the slight protrusion of her tummy.
Max's phone began to ring.
Liz picked it up, looked at the caller ID and answered. "He's in the shower. Whacha need?" ... She heard her daughter in the background. "Is that Kayla?"
"Yep. She's pissed at me because I won't let her have ice cream before we go to dinner."
She blew out a deep breath. "Let me talk to Claudie."
"Claud, your mom wants to talk to you."
"Hi baby. What's wrong with your sister?"
"Her wan'ed ice keem an Unky Mikey sayed no an hur's on duh fwoor habin' uh fit."
"Thank you sweetie. Let me talk to your uncle please."
"Yes Momma. I wub you."
"I love you too angel."
"What do I do?"
"Ignore her. She's doing this for attention."
"Okay, but she's messin' up her clothes."
"Then she'll be messy at Diane and Philip's."
"You're the mom."
Liz disconnected Max's phone and threw it on the bed just as Max exited the bathroom.
"Who was that?" He asked.
"My brother. It appears that your daughter is throwing a fit because she's not getting her way."
"Did you tell him to ignore her?"
She smiled. "Sure did. ... Michayla can be so head strong. I swear, she acts more like Isabel than Isabel."
Max laughed. "I'll have a little daddy/daughter talk with her. If that doesn't work, I'll swat her little butt."
Liz chuckled. "Max, you've never laid a hand on either of those girls."
"I know, but it made me sound authoritative, right?"
They both laughed.
"Seriously Max, we have got to do something about Michayla's little attitude. She's getting a bit out of control. Don't you agree?"
Max wrapped his arms around her. "Yes, I do. I was thinking about grounding her ... sort of. I mean, I know she's only three, but we could take something away from her every time she acts like that."
"Like no ice cream tonight."
He scratched his head. "The grandparents will give in."
Liz rolled her eyes. "True. Well, we can make her sit in her bed with no TV for ten or fifteen minutes."
"That's a bit extreme, Liz. She's three."
She sighed. "Fine. We'll get a little time out chair and every time she does this, we'll sit her there for three minutes."
Max nodded. "That'll work." He leaned down and kissed her, deeply.
"You need to get dressed."
He shook his head and grinned. "Let's be late."
"Max, we're leaving for the lake tomorrow. This is the last family dinner we'll have before we go home."
He gave her a little boy disappointed face.
"Max Evans, if you throw a fit, I'll turn you over my knee."
He grinned. "Promise?" He wiggled his eyebrows.
She pulled the towel from his waist and popped him on the butt. "Get dressed."
Thank you all for the feedback, well wishes and bumps. I had a perfect wedding and an even more perfect honeymoon. Hope you enjoyed this part.
|posted on 30-Jan-2003 2:42:02 PM by sydniepaige|
|Happy Birthday to Me!!! |
|posted on 15-Feb-2003 7:37:12 PM by sydniepaige|
|Part 16 |
The storm was raging.
Michael shot up in bed with a tremendous pain in his left leg. "Holy shit!" That's when he realized what the source of the pain was. Maria's hand. He focused on her face. She looked to be in agony. "Maria, what the hell?"
"I think I'm in labor." Her eyes were wide and scared.
His first instinct was to panic but when he saw how frightened she was, he took a deep breath and grabbed her hand from his thigh. "It's gonna be okay."
Maria nodded. The pain wracked her body again. "OW!"
"How far apart are they?"
"Ten minutes, I guess."
A large crash came from outside.
"What the fuck was that?" She asked.
Michael shrugged. "I'll go see. You get ready." He kissed her. "I'll be right back."
Michael met Max at the top of the stairs.
"You heard it too?" Max asked.
They raced doen the staircase and onto the front porch. The weather was furious. A massive oak tree had toppled to the ground ... blocking all of the garage doors.
"Fuck!" Michael slammed his hand down on the railing.
Max pulled him back inside. "It's no big deal. We'll call someone about it tomorrow."
Michael shook his head. "That's not it. Maria's in labor and all of our fucking cars are in the fucking garage."
"I'll call a cab." Max put his hand on his best friend's shoulder.
"Thanks man." Michael ran back up the stairs and to his apartment. He found his sister in his bedroom helping his wife.
"What was the noise?" Liz asked.
"The oak tree next to the garage fell over. It's blocking the doors and none of us can get our cars out." He saw the panic in Maria's face. "It's gonna be okay. Max is calling a cab."
Maria nodded. "Okay." She sucked in a deep breath. "Here we go again." She grabbed her lower belly. "Shit this hurts."
Liz smiled. "I know sweetie. But trust me, in the end, it's all worth it." She patted her own distended belly.
Max came into the room. "Okay, I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that all of the roads are washed out and no vehicles can get here. The good news is that I called Dr. Brennen, next door, and he'll be over in five minutes."
"So I'm having the baby here?" Maria's voice was shaky and faint.
Michael knelt in front of her. "Look at me, Maria." He put his hands on her face. "Everything is gonna be fine."
She calmed and leaned her head to rest her forehead against his. "I love you, Michael." Another contraction hit. "But I'm cutting your dick off!"
"Whatever you want, baby."
Max sat in his daughters' bedroom, watching them sleep.
Dr. Brennen had arrived an hour earlier and informed them that it would be any time. Micahel was by his wife's side and Liz was assisting the doctor.
Claudia turned over.
Max sat in the rocking chair in the corner and stared at her. She looked so much like Liz. Both girls did. He smiled. As much as he wanted a son, he'd be just as happy with a house full of miniture Lizs.
Claudia's eyes opened sleepily. "Hi Daddy."
She scooted off of her bed, drowsily walked to her father and climbed into his lap. "I lub you, Daddy."
He moved her hair from her face. "I love you too, sweetie." He kissed the top of her head and began rocking her.
Claudia's big brown eyes closed and she fell back to sleep.
He continued to rock her.
The doctor checked Maria.
"Alright. We're ready to have a baby." He told everyone.
Maria winced in pain. "Speak for yourself."
Dr. Brennen laughed. "You can do this. Now on the next contraction, I want you to push."
Michael sat beside her holding her hand. When the pain hit, Maria started pushing and he counted to ten.
"That's great, Maria. Are you ready to push again?" The doctor asked.
She nodded and seconds later, she was pushing.
Liz handed the doctor whatever he asked for but for the most part, she was watching her niece or nephew being born.
"One more push and the head should be out."
Five minutes later, Dr. Brennen placed a newborn baby on Maria's chest.
Handing a pair of silver scissors to Michael, the doctor smiled. "Wanna cut the chord, Dad?"
Michael carefully cut exactly where he was told to and severed his child from the placinta.
Liz stood to the side and watched the family before her. "I'm gonna go tell Max."
She found him in the girls' room. He was still rocking Claudia.
"Hey." She greeted softly.
Liz smiled. "It's a little boy."
Max nodded. "I bet Michael's on cloud nine. How's Maria?"
"Tired. The doctor's gonna stay here for a while just to make sure everything's okay until the ambulance can get here." She rubbed her bulge. "Do Mommy a favor and don't come during bad weather."
Max laughed softly.
She wrinkled her nose at him. "Put your daughter in her bed and go see your nephew."
He carefully got up and carried Claudia to her bed. Her bottom lip pouted. He glanced back his wife. "More like you everyday."
"Go see the baby." Liz put her hands on her hips as Max walked past her. "I'll take care of you later."
He kissed her cheek. "Promise?"
The next day, Maria was going nuts in the hospital. "We're both fine! Why can't we just go home?"
Amy, who was sitting in a rocking chair, holding her grandson, rolled her eyes. "Maria, stop complaining and just enjoy the fact that you're being pampered. The next eighteen years are going to be a rollercoaster."
Maria sighed defeatedly. "Fine. But do you think there's a possibility that I'll ever get to hold my son before his first birthday?"
Her mother laughed as she stood and carried the baby to his mommy.
Maria's face visibly softened. "There's my beautiful baby boy." She marveled in him. "Isn't he perfect, Momma?
Amy was beaming. "Yeah, baby, he is."
Michael entered the room. "You guys totally missed it. The twins wanted to come see you but that nurse that looks like Hulk Hogan is on duty. When I left, Mikey Maria was giving her a piece of her mind."
"Oh no." Maria laughed.
The door opened again and in walked Max and Liz ... with the twins.
"Winner and still champion." Maria smiled.
"Kiddo, when you grow up, you're gonna be a lawyer." Michael picked his namesake up. "So, whadda ya think of your cousin?"
Maria unwrapped the baby so the girls could get a better look at him.
Michayla tapped her cheek with her index finger. "Wha can he do?"
"This is pretty much it, sweetie." Maria told her. "He's brand new. He's gonna need someone to teach him how to do everything."
Michayla and Claudia looked at each other excitedly and proceeded to tell everyone what they were going to teach him.
When they were done, Claudia looked at her uncle. "Wha's hims name?"
Maria and Michael looked at each other.
"You know what, pud? When your grandad and Caitlyn get here, we'll tell everyone. Okay?"
Claudia nodded. "I jus call him baby for now."
Fifteen minutes later, Caitlyn and Jeff showed up.
"I am so sorry for not being here sooner. The judge wouldn't grant me a continuance." She looked at the baby. "He's so beautiful. May I hold him?"
Michael nervously handed his son to his mom.
Caitlyn had tears in her eyes. This was someting she'd never experienced with her own son. "Hey sweet boy. What's your name?"
Maria nodded to Michael. "Maria and I have been fighting..."
"Discussing!" She corrected.
"Okay, discussing this name thing very loudly for months. Last night, she was feeding him and I crawled into bed with her and we just stared at him for hours. Then it came to us." He took the baby back from Caitlyn. "Everyone, we'd like to introduce you to our son, Evan Bryan Parker-Guerin."