Author: linalove PM
What happens when inspector Abberline decides to help a homeless young girl?Will he be able to love again?Fred/OC.Rating changed!Now COMPLETE!Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 58,534 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 02-27-09 - Published: 10-09-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4584962
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Hello! This is the last chapter of this story.I will miss this story!
I want to thank everyone who is reading this and I want to thank my anonymous reviewer, Anon for her/his constructive criticism: Thank you for taking the time to review the story and I'm sorry if my mistakes offended you as a reader. My intention was not to be historically accurate. I just wanted to write a story, a fanfiction not a history book. Obviously you didn't like it and that's okay. Everyone has his opinion. If Jasmine is a Mary Sue, I wanted her to be one. I have corrected the first chapter as much as I could. I'm sorry for my spelling mistakes but as you can see from my profile; my first language is not English. So, thank you for telling me your opinion. I appreciate honesty.
Now, on to the final chapter. :)
Fred was walking in the park with his little baby daughter in his arms. Jasmine had decided to stay at home and had convinced him to take Victoria for a walk to get some fresh air. He adjusted the baby in his embrace and pulled her small coat tighter around her tiny body as they walked.
"There. Nice and warm. Isn't it a beautiful day, sweetheart?" he said softly to his daughter with his soft, deep voice. Victoria looked up at him and giggled, taking hold of her father's tie as she snuggled closer to his warmth.
"I thought you'd like it." He said with a smirk as they passed a bench. Fred stopped and looked at it before walking back towards it.
"Let's sit for a while, hmm?" he said as he sat down and placed her to rest on his lap. He straightened her dress and wrapped an arm around her tiny waist as they sat there gazing at the people as they passed by them.
Fred looked down at his daughter and studied her carefully. She had grown up. She was almost five months old and looking exactly like her mother, except from her big brown eyes. He smiled and stroked her cheek while she was looking intently at a little boy who was playing with a puppy. Victoria giggled and pointed at the dog before clapping her small hands.
"What is it, love?" He asked her and followed her gaze. He chuckled and pulled her closer as he took her small hand and caressed her fingers.
"Puppy? You like the puppy?" he said to her and she giggle again, not removing her eyes from the dog that was now being petted by its owner.
"Well, tell you what. When you get older, I'll get you a puppy. All right?" he said to her, still holding her hand in his bigger one. Victoria removed her eyes from the pet and cocked her head to the side, looking at her father. He smiled and kissed her cheek before leaning back against the bench. He turned her around to face him and she reached out for him. He picked her up and hugged her to him, her small head on his chest, her hands resting against it. He wrapped his hand around her back and stroked her head with his other one.
"Isn't it nice out here? Just you and me?" he said and she giggled, placing her hand on his tie again and tugging gently.
"You have a thing for my tie, eh?" he asked her curiously and she tugged harder as a response.
"Minx…" he smirked, kissing her head. As they were sitting there for a while he heard a sound coming from Victoria and laughed when she realized it was her stomach.
"Hungry? Okay, let's go home." He said as he stood up from the bench and headed back to the house, attracting glances from the people as they walked. He looked around as he realized they were being stared at and narrowed his eyes.
"What's so interesting? I'm just holding my baby…" he muttered as he walked, tightening his arms around Victoria.
They arrived at the house and walked in, Fred shutting the door behind him.
"We're home!" he called as he took of the baby's coat. Jasmine appeared after a while and smiled at them.
"There you are! Nice walk, sweetheart?" she asked, reaching for Victoria who giggled as she saw her mother.
"She's hungry. I heard her stomach growling." Fred said with a chuckle as he took his coat if too.
"People were staring at me…why?" he asked confused as he followed Jasmine to the kitchen.
"Staring? Well it's not so usual for men to go with their children alone in the park." She said with a smile and he shrugged.
"Why not? I like it." He said as he took a sit.
"I don't know. It's woman's duty." She said as she fed the baby.
"Nonsense." He mumbled as he looked at them.
"Don't you have to go to work?" she asked after a while.
"Yes, in about an hour." he said, smiling at her.
"Oh, so you won't be here for dinner then?" she asked and he shook his head.
"I don't think so…but I promise to not be too late." He said and she nodded.
"Okay…" she whispered, stroking Victoria's cheek.
"She wants a puppy." He stated and Jasmine looked at him surprised.
"Who does?" she asked with a laugh.
"Our daughter." He said, a smile forming on his handsome face.
"And she told you that?" she asked him and he shook his head.
"No…she stared at a little boy who had a puppy." He said and she smiled.
"Are you sure she was staring at the puppy and not the little boy?" she asked and he looked at her.
"No, she was staring at the dog." He said and she laughed at his serious expression.
"And what are you going to do about it?" Jasmine asked as she wiped Victoria's mouth after he finished with her milk.
"For the moment nothing. But I'll get her one when she's older." He said and Jasmine's smile widened.
"Really? All right. But you'll be responsible for taking care of the dog." She said and he chuckled.
"Yes, master." He said teasingly as he stood up from the chair and kissed her softly on the lips. She smiled and responded immediately, placing a hand on his cheek. He pulled back and traced her bottom lip with his finger before kissing Victoria's forehead.
"I'm going to change. I have to go." He said and she nodded, watching him walking out of the kitchen.
Later that evening, Jasmine was sitting in the bedroom, on a chair near the window, reading a book. She looked out of the window and smiled. She couldn't be happier. She had everything she needed. She returned to her book and continued reading while sipping a cup of tea. It was getting dark out and she knew that Fred wouldn't be back soon. As she was finishing the third chapter of her book, Victoria's crying reached her ears. She looked up and stood up quickly from her chair. She exited the room and walked to her daughter's room. She leaned over the crib and picked up the crying child.
"Shh…mommy's here…what is it?" she asked in a soothing voice to the baby, whose cries ceased the moment she felt her mother's touch.
"That's right…no need to cry…" she whispered and kissed the baby's head, rocking her in her arms. After a while the baby had fallen asleep again and Jasmine placed her back in her crib. She stayed there for a while, just watching over her before carefully walking out of the room.
She changed into her night clothes and locked the door before going to bed. She slid under the covers and picked up her book again, continuing her reading. She was almost finishing the last chapter when she felt her eyelids getting heavy. She fell asleep with the book in her hands.
It was a few hours later that Fred returned to the house. He opened the door as quietly as he could and locked it again. He looked around the dark house and realized that Jasmine was probably asleep. He walked to the baby's room and entered. He checked the baby's blankets and kissed her cheek, making sure she was all right. He exited the room and took of his coat and then his vest as he walked to his bedroom. He stopped when he found Jasmine asleep under the covers with a book on her chest. He smiled and placed his clothes on a chair. He approached the bed and took the book from her, placing it on the nightstand. He stroked her cheek and smirked when she nuzzled into his hand. He took of his shirt and then joined her under the covers. He snuggled close to her warm body and sighed.
"Fred?" she asked sleepily and he smiled.
"In the flesh, love." He whispered, kissing her shoulder.
"What time is it?" she asked, trying to move but he stopped her.
"Late. Sleep." he said and she nodded.
"Victoria…" she started but he caught her of.
"She's sleeping. I just checked." He said in her ear before kissing it.
"Good…How was work?" she asked, snuggling further into his arms.
"Hideous. A lot of paperwork." He said with a sigh, his hand moving in circles on her stomach.
"Hmm…you must be exhausted." She mumbled and he chuckled.
"Not more exhausted than you, my love." He said, kissing her neck a couple of times.
She smiled and closed her eyes, enjoying being in his arms.
As she was dozing of again, Victoria woke up. Jasmine shot up in the bed, ready to go to her, only to be stopped by Fed's strong hand.
"I'll go." He said, since he was still wide awake.
"She's been crying a lot today…Bring her here." She said to him and he nodded, walking out if the room.
He returned a few minutes later with the whimpering baby.
"She's not stopping." He said with confusion as he sat on the bed and handed her the baby.
"Shh…come on now…shh…are you hungry? No…?" she said but the baby hiccupped a few times, staring up at her.
"Maybe she's teething…" he said, looking at the baby.
"You're right…she might be…" she said, rocking Victoria back and forth.
She leaned back on the bed with the baby and he spoke again.
"Why don't you put her in the middle of the bed for tonight? I'm awake…and I probably will stay awake…" he said and Jasmine nodded. She placed the baby girl between her and Fred, wrapping the blanket around her snuggly. She lied down and he lied down too. The baby wiggled a bit in the covers but eventually her eyes slowly flattered closed. Fred smirked and looked at Jasmine but she was already asleep with her hand next to the baby's body. He reached and took her hand, holding it between his own as he watched both of them sleeping.
He smiled and stroked her hand as he looked at her.
"And they say that angels don't exist…" he whispered, shaking his head as he looked at his daughter and then his wife.
"You two are the living proof that they do." He whispered as he closed his eyes. He slowly drifted to sleep; to a calm, untroubled sleep. He would never say it out loud but he hadn't slept calmly until he met her; until she was in his arms. Before her he had given up hope for everything but she changed it all. She had given him happiness, love and a reason to live, and for that he would forever be grateful to her. She might have thought that he was the one that helped her, that saved her but it was her that saved him. It was her that mended his broken heart.
Author's note: Thank you for reading! I'm sorry for the fluffiness but I like it.
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