|posted on 20-Jul-2002 3:31:33 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|Title: A New Life ***Sequel to “Old Mistakes & New Beginnings”*** Read it here viewthread?page=1&forum=dreamer-fanfiction&id=184705|
Category: CC plus New Couples
Disclaimer: The usual
Summary: Life on Antar.
Michael wakes up to the sound of his crying daughter.
“I’m coming sweetie.”
He gets up, still half asleep, and walks over to Lily’s crib. He picks he up and tries to calm her. Maria wakes up also. When she sits up she sees Michael holding Lily. In that moment she falls in love with him all over again. He is such a good father. He turns around and sees that Maria is awake. He looks at Lily.
“Now ya woke mommy up.”
Maria just laughs at him. He brings Lily to Maria.
“I think she’s hungry.”
“I think you’re right.”
Michael walks over to the window while Maria nurses Lily. When he looks outside he frowns, and Maria knows why.
“Is she out there again?”
She knows the answer, but she still had to ask the question.
“Yeah. 3 nights in a row.”
Ever since Larek’s funeral Telore would go outside and sleep next to his grave, underneath their tree. She is still having trouble letting go of him, but she is doing better than before.
“I hate seeing her like this.”
“I’m sure she’ll be okay. She just needs time to let go.”
“I’m not sure she ever will.”
“She will. Don’t worry. She has all of us to help her. She’ll get through this.”
“Maybe you’re right. I know I’m being way too overprotective. It’s just that I didn’t even know about her until 7 months ago. I had always wanted a sister. I just don’t want to lose her.”
“You won’t. I promise.”
He turns back around and sits on the bed beside Maria and Lily.
“What would I do without you?”
“Let’s hope you never have to find out.”
She leans in and kisses him.
Isabel is in her bathroom throwing up. She was afraid of this. ‘This can’t be happening! Why did I sleep with him?! Why didn’t I just kill him?!’ She thinks to herself. She lifts up her shirt to see a glowing handprint on her abdomen.
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|posted on 20-Jul-2002 7:57:16 PM by Sweetie Pie|
Kyle walks outside to wake Telore for breakfast.
“Hey, breakfast is ready.”
He sits down next to her as she wakes up.
“Does it help?”
“Sleeping out here. Does it help?”
“Yes. It’s hard being alone at night. When I’m here under this tree, next to his grave I feel close to him.”
“I don’t want to sound mean or disrespectful, but you have to let go of him sometime.”
He gets up and goes inside. Lor knows he’s right. She needs to move on, but how can she? He was her world life, her whole world. How can she live without him? She gets up and goes inside as well. Everyone is now in the dining room eating breakfast and chatting with others around the table. Max notices that Isabel is barely touching her food.
“Are you okay Iz?”
She stands up to get everyone’s attention.
“Guys I have an announcement to make.”
The room is silent. They can tell that something is bothering Isabel. They have noticed it more and more over the past few days.
Everyone is shocked. None of them expected that. They didn’t even know she was seeing someone.
“Who’s the father?”
Telore almost faints at hearing his name. She feels like crying and screaming at the same time. She grabs hold of Michael’s hand and squeezes it tightly. Max’s look of shock has now turned into anger.
“When I went to his camp to kill him, before I did it we… I couldn’t stop myself. It was Vilondra. She wanted him, and I couldn’t control her. I’m sorry.”
She runs out of the room to her bedroom. Everyone is silent. What is there to say? Max gets up and walks to Isabel’s room. She is sitting on the bed crying, with her back to the door. He feels bad for getting angry with her. This wasn’t her fault. She didn’t mean for this to happen. She beating herself up enough, the last thing she needs right now is him on her case as well. He sits down next to her and pulls her into a tight protective hug.
“It’s okay. It’s gonna be okay. I promise.”
“What am I gonna do?”
He lets go of her just enough to look into her eyes, but keep her close.
“This baby isn’t just his. It’s also yours. And it hasn’t done anything wrong. It is not Kivar.”
“It’s twins. A boy and a girl. I connected with them this morning.”
Max puts his hand in front of her abdomen.
“Can I try?”
He puts his hand on her abdomen and connects with the twins.
“They’re gonna look just like you.”
They both laugh and hug.
“Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you. We all will.”
They turn to see Michael, Maria, Lor, Liz, and Kyle standing in the doorway.
Isabel was so afraid to tell them, but now she knows everything will be alright. She is so glad they understand. She gets up and walks over to Telore.
“Are you okay with this?”
“Yeah. It’s like Max said, they didn’t do anything wrong. We can’t punish them for Kivar’s mistakes.”
Isabel gives her a giant hug.
That night Kristen got up as usual to go outside and sleep by Larek’s grave, but as she was walking down the hall she remembered what Kyle said to her that morning.
‘You have to let go of him sometime.’
Then she remembered what Larek said when he died.
‘My love. I did it for you. I fought and will now die for you, so that you may live. Promise me you will live on after I am gone. Promise me you will never give up on life.’
She promised him she would go on. She has to keep her promise. He would have. She walks down the hall to Kyle’s room. As she opens the door he wakes up and looks towards the doorway to see who’s there.
“Lor, what’s up?”
“I don’t want to be alone.”
He lifts the covers so she can climb in the bed with him. She gets in and cuddles up against him. He holds her tight as she starts to cry. He hates to see her so sad, but he is glad that she came to him. She is finally starting to move on.
|posted on 20-Jul-2002 9:57:13 PM by Sweetie Pie|
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|posted on 20-Jul-2002 11:18:57 PM by Sweetie Pie|
The next morning Michael looks out the window, but Lor isn’t beside Larek’s grave. He smiles and runs to her room, but she’s not there either. He starts walking back to his room, but as he walks past Kyle’s room he notices that someone is with him. He gets closer to the door and realizes that it’s Lor. Under normal circumstances he would storm in there dragging her out telling Kyle to stay the hell away from his sister. Being her older brother that was his job, and his right, but he was glad that she was with him because if she is with him instead of being outside by Larek’s grave than she is starting to move on. And if she has to be with someone he is glad that it is a good guy like Kyle Valenti. They may not get along all the time, but he knows Kyle, and he knows that Kyle will never hurt her.
When Max wakes up he reaches over to Liz, but she is not beside him. He sits up and sees her coming back from the bathroom.
“Are you okay?”
“Spill. What’s up?”
“How do you feel about having children?”
“Well I think it would be great.”
“I mean now.”
“You mean… you’re pregnant.”
She smiles and nods.
Max is so excited.
“This is amazing!”
“I was hoping you’d be happy.”
“You thought I wouldn’t be?”
“Well a lot’s going on with the new government, and Isabel being pregnant, and Lor still upset about Larek’s death, I wasn’t sure how you’d react.”
“Liz I am ecstatic.”
“Good, cause so am I.”
She gives him a soft kiss on the lips. He kisses her forehead, and then hugs her tightly.
“I love you!”
“I love you too!”
Max takes Liz’s hand in his and puts them both on her abdomen to connect with the baby.
“It’s a girl!”
They both start crying.
At breakfast everyone can tell there is something Max and Liz want to say, but they are trying to find the right time. Michael can’t stand to wait any longer.
“What it is?”
“What do you mean?”
“You two have wanted to say something all morning. I can tell. You keep giving each other the ‘should we tell them now?’ look. So spill it.”
“We’re having a baby.”
Maria gets up and walks over to Liz.
“That’s great! Congratulations!”
After Lor congratulates them she sneaks out of the room without anyone noticing, or so she thinks. Kyle sees her leave out of the corner of his eye and follows her. She walks to Larek’s grave and breaks down. Kyle rushes to her side and takes her in his arms. She welcomes his comforting embrace.
“How long have you known?”
“Since the night he died, just before you woke up and found me beside the window.”
“You’ve known for this long? Why didn’t you say anything?”
“I didn’t know what to do. I’m scared!”
“It’s okay. It’s gonna be okay.”
“How is it gonna be okay? Larek is dead! I’m gonna have to take care of twins all alone!”
“You are not alone! I’ll help you. I’ll take care of you. And so will the others. We’re all here for you. I know it’s not as good as having Larek, but you still have us. You will always have us. Always!”
He pulls her closer to him and then carries her inside. As he is walking to her room the others come out of the dining room. Their smiles quickly fade when they see how upset Lor is. Michael rushes to her side.
He doesn’t say anything; he just keeps on walking to her room. He lays her down on her bed. She is crying less now.
“Do you want to tell them or should I?”
He kisses her forehead and walks into the hall where the others are waiting for an explanation.
“What the hell is going on?”
Michael has gone passed worried and straight to pissed off.
“She’s known since the night he died. Before you guys came back.”
“I can’t believe she didn’t say anything.”
“I think she was kind of in denial. She’s scared.”
Michael walks into Lor’s room and sits down on the side of the bed next to her. She turns over to face him. He pushes a stray piece of hair out of her face and smiles at her.
“I’m here. And I’m not going anywhere. Ever.”
“You better not!”
She sits up and hugs him tightly.
“I love you.”
“I love you.”
“Why don’t you try to get rest?”
“Okay. Will you stay here with me, just until I fall asleep?”
She lies down and closes her eyes. He starts smoothing out her hair, and then touches her cheek. God he loves having a sister.
After Lor is asleep he quietly goes back into the hall with the others.
“Good. She needs it.”
“Kyle did she tell you if she knows if it’s a boy or a girl?”
“Yeah, it’s both.”
Michael looks shocked.
“Are you telling me that in three weeks we will have two sets of twins running around here?”
Now Liz is confused.
“What do you mean three weeks?”
“Alien pregnancies only take a month remember?”
“Oh right, I guess I forgot.”
They hear Lily start to cry from across the hall. Maria smiles.
“Speaking of children.”
She goes into her room and brings Lily into the hall.
“Did you hear that sweetie? In three weeks you’re gonna have four new cousins.”
Liz walks over to her.
“Yeah, and in 6 months you’ll have a fifth.”
Max smiles and wraps his arms around Liz from behind.
“This is definitely gonna be a full house!”
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|posted on 22-Jul-2002 1:34:08 AM by Sweetie Pie|
(3 weeks later)
They are all at the beach. Max, Michael, and Kyle are playing football; Liz is trying to get a tan, Maria is holding Lily and watching the guys tackle each other, and Lor and Isabel are just lying down and chatting about the fact that any day now they will each have a set of twins to take care of. The day after everyone found out that Lor was pregnant she and Isabel had a long talk. They both felt pretty much the same at that point. They were both pregnant with twins, alien twins at that, and didn’t have the fathers to help them. They made a promise to help each other whenever needed. They have gotten very close over the past few weeks, but they aren’t the only ones. Kyle and Lor officially became a couple a week ago. It was hard for Lor at first. She felt like she was somehow betraying Larek, but she soon realized that she was only doing what he wanted her to, she was moving on, and not giving up.
Lor looks over to make sure the guys haven’t killed each other yet and see Max and Kyle throw Michael into the ocean. She just laughs, knowing that Michael will get his revenge and it won’t be pretty. She thanks god everyday for him. She never could’ve gotten through all this without him. She loves having a big brother, even when he gets overprotective, she knows he’s only looking out for her, and she is glad that he does. The guys are now done trying to kill each other. Max and Michael go back to their wives, and Kyle sits down next to Lor and Isabel.
“Ladies, how’s it going?”
“And how are you doing after that lovely football game?”
Both of them laugh under their breaths.
“Yeah, laugh it up!”
Suddenly neither of them are smiling.
“Are you guys okay?”
“Oh, we’re fine. We’re just in labor!”
“Oh god! Guys get over here!”
He yells for the others and they quickly come. Michael to Lor, and Max to Isabel.
“We better get them inside!”
They help the girls inside and quickly get the doctors. Max stays with Isabel, and Michael and Kyle stay with Lor while they have their babies, leaving Liz, Maria, and Lily in the hall.
“Isn’t this exciting Lily? You’re about to have four new cousins!”
Isabel and Lor are in the same room, with their beds right next to each other. Max is sitting next to Isabel, and Michael and Kyle are on either side of Lor. When the contractions start to get worse Isabel and Lor reach their hands out to each other. They clutch each other tightly for support. Having Max, Michael, and Kyle there definitely helps, but they need each other for support as well.
Hours later the babies are finally here. Liz, Maria and Lily come in to see them.
“Have you decided on names yet?”
Isabel goes first.
“Alexander Gabriel Evans and Samantha Marie Evans.”
Maria was almost in tears.
“You named him after Alex?”
“I promised him that if I ever had a son I would name him Alex.”
Michael looks confused.
“Was that before or after he died?”
“After. Don’t ask.”
“Lor have you picked out names?”
“Mara and Larek.”
Now everyone was about to cry.
“I think it’s only right to name his son after him.”
“I think he’d like that.”
|posted on 22-Jul-2002 10:42:50 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|I just want to say thanks for all the replies! I love hearing what my readers think! Thank you for reading my stories!|
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|posted on 29-Aug-2002 2:55:17 AM by Sweetie Pie|
A few days later Lor is sitting in front of Larek’s grave.
“They are so beautiful Larek. Your son looks just like you. I know he’s gonna grow up to be just like you. I wouldn’t mind that at all. They have your eyes. I named them Mara and Larek. I thought your son should be named after you. I wish you could be here with us, but I know that will never happen. You’d be real proud of me. I’m doing well. Kyle and I are together now. He’s so wonderful. He’s not you, but I do love him. He’ll be a great father for them. Well, I just wanted you to know about them. That they’re healthy and happy, and so am I. I miss you, but I’m happy again. Goodbye Larek.”
She places a red rose on his grave and goes back into the palace. When she gets to her room she sees Kyle trying to calm Mara before she wakes Larek. She just laughs at his frustration.
“How bout instead of laughing at me you try to help me?”
“Give her to me.”
She takes Mara and leaves the room. Kyle follows her. As she walks down the hall she is humming to try to get Mara to sleep. It appears to be working. They go over to Isabel’s room. Max is helping Isabel bath Alex and Sam.
“So how’s life with twins treating you?”
“Not bad, how bout you?”
“I’m doing pretty well.”
They all hear a blast coming from the kitchen. Max and Isabel grab Alex and same and run to the kitchen with Lor and Kyle right behind them. When they get there Michael and Maria walk out of the kitchen laughing.
“We kinda blew up the kitchen.”
“We were trying to make lunch, but it didn’t work.”
They both bust out laughing again.
“You know you guys are crazy right?”
“Okay, just checking.”
Max and Isabel just shake their heads and go back to Isabel’s room to dry off Alex and Sam.
Mara has finally fallen asleep so Lor takes her back to her room and puts her down. She just stands there watching her precious babies. Kyle comes in and wraps his arms around her from behind. She thanks god for him. He is so wonderful to her and her children.
“What’re you thinking about?”
“How beautiful they are.”
“Well, they do have you as a mother.”
“You know we’re all really proud of you. In your last life you gave up when things got bad, but this time you didn’t.”
“This time I have all of you. I miss Larek. I won’t deny that. But I have no intention of giving up and leaving my entire family behind.”
Max and Isabel put Alex and Sam down for a nap.
“Max, if I had told you a year ago that we’d end up like this would have believed me?”
“Yeah. I’ve learned that in our lives anything is possible.”
“I wouldn’t have. Had you told me that I was gonna be a single parent to alien twins whose father I killed because he was our arch nemesis I would have smacked you.”
“I guess you just never know what’s gonna happen. You never know how life’s gonna turn out. Are you happy with they way things are?”
“Yes I am. I have two beautiful children, and an amazing family. I couldn’t be happier.”
He gives her a big, brotherly hug.
“Thanks Max, for helping me so much. You’ve been so great through all this.”
“What’re brothers for? I have to go check on Liz. I’ll see ya later.”
Max goes to his room to find Liz, who is now 4 months pregnant, fast asleep. He sits down on the edge of the bed next to her.
“Hi. I didn’t wake you did I?”
“No, I was awake.”
“Good. You hungry?”
“That’s good because Michael and Maria blew up the kitchen.”
“You’re kidding me.”
“Can’t say I’m surprised.”
Michael hears Lily crying and picks her up.
“What’s wrong princess? Daddy’s here.”
Maria loves watching him hold Lily. He looks so cute with her. He is such a good father.
“What’s the matter sweetie? Did you miss daddy?”
“I don’t think that’s it.”
They both start to smell Lily’s diaper. Maria looks at Michael.
“It’s your turn.”
“I did it last time. Your turn.”
She turns to Lily.
“Your daddy is a chicken.”
“Don’t believe a word she says Lily. She lies.”
“I hate you.”
“No you don’t.”
She leans in gives him a soft kiss.
“Alright princess, let’s get this over with.”