|A Little Miracle
Author: Lily Hanson PM
At some point in everyone's life, their family starts to change. For Kaylee and Dustin, that could mean welcoming a child into their family.Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Drama - Dustin B. & Lily C. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 26,913 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11-26-10 - Published: 07-11-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5208255
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A very tired, and wiped out Kaylee, watched from the bedroom door as her newborn daughter slept soundly. She couldn't believe Hayden was finally here. After the events with Sammy and the miscarriage, Dustin becoming the host body for Dai Shi and all the challenges that came along with this pregnancy, Hayden was Kaylee's to keep.
The two day old baby started crying as she kicked her little legs. Kaylee laughed, walking over to the crib and picking up the baby. She was beautiful with her light blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. Her skin was still slightly red, but that made no difference to her beauty. As long as she was still alive Kaylee was going to let her know how much she loved her.
"You can't be hungry, Hayden," Kaylee cooed gently, holding her baby girl close to her heart, "I just fed you five minutes ago."
Hayden gurgled as she listened to her mother's heartbeat. Kaylee smiled; she knew that at the moment, Hayden just wanted to be close to her mother.
"Boo," Dustin whispered, coming up behind his wife and daughter. He looked down at Hayden with a smile, kissing her soft, fragile head gently.
"If you make her cry again, I swear to God..." Kaylee started, but Dustin pulling Hayden into his own arms cut her off, "my baby!"
"She's mine too, and she's too cute to resist," Dustin laughed, pulling Kaylee into a hug with his free arm, while her cradled Hayden with the other.
"I want to hold her!" Kaylee laughed, trying to take the baby. Dustin kissed Hayden's forehead and gave her back to her mother. Kaylee cradled the child in her arms, looking down at the sleeping miracle with a proud smile on her face.
Karly walked into the bedroom and jumped up on the rocking chair. She fluffed the cushion for a moment before nestling in. Dustin laughed, picking up the cat and holding her close to Hayden so the two could be introduced.
"Karly, meet your sister, Hayden," he said, making sure Karly didn't accidentally swipe at the baby. Karly tilted her head as she looked down at the child. She looked up at Kaylee and meowed.
Kaylee reached one hand out and pet her cat, "I still love you, Karls."
Content with the answer from her master, Karly jumped out of Dustin's arms and ran off.
The following morning, Kaylee was holding Hayden in her arms as she changed the channel on TV. She groaned and looked down at the sleeping child.
"You're so lucky you have other ways of entertaining yourself," she smiled.
There was a knock at the door and Dustin ran to answer it. He smiled when he saw Kira with the twins holding her hands.
"Are you sure you're up to taking care of them?" she asked.
"Yes," Dustin nodded, "Hayden's not a handful, yet, and Kaylee and I love these little brats."
"Okay," Kira smiled, letting go of the girl's hands. They ran into the living room and jumped on the couch beside their aunt to look down at the new "dolly". "I'll be back in a few hours."
Kaylee put Hayden in the carrier so the twins could get a better look at their baby cousin. Mike had been over the day before and had proven to be very gentle with the young child. He seemed pretty protective of her when Karly approached. It was pretty cute seeing the fourteen month old child tell the cat a firm "NO!".
"Be very careful, girls," Kaylee told them, putting a blanket over Hayden and pulling the two girls in her arms as they looked down.
"Baby!" Summer giggled, reached out to touch the baby, but Kaylee grabbed her hand and pulled her back.
"Yes, it's a baby, but you have to be very careful, okay," she told the girls, hugging them, "Be very careful, like you are with Kitty."
Summer reached out again, this time softly. She touched Hayden's cheek softly, then pulled away and giggled as she looked up at Kaylee.
"Baby," she smiled. Kaylee nodded, rubbing Hayden's cheek with her finger.
"Hayden," she nodded. "Baby Hayden."
Kaylee pulled her hands away from her face and giggled, tickling her almost one month old daughter in the stomach as she softly cried, "BOO!"
Hayden smiled a toothless grin as she looked up at her mother.
"BOO!" Kaylee cried again, tickling her daughter.
"Boo!" Dustin smiled, throwing his hands on Kaylee's shoulders, making her jump and Hayden smile. Kaylee looked up at him and rolled her eyes.
"You're supposed to play with her," she said.
"I know... but you were such an easy target, and she smiled!" Dustin grinned as he looked down at his daughter, then kissed her tiny tummy. Hayden smiled, grabbing his hair in her little fists and kicking her legs.
Kaylee laughed as Dustin tried to pull his hair out of Hayden's grip. She watched him struggle as the phone rang.
"Yellow," she giggled as Dustin freed himself and tickled Hayden.
Dustin heard Kaylee squeal in delight as she listened to the person on the other end. Suddenly the blonde hung up the phone and jumped over to Dustin.
"Lily had her baby!" she giggled, hugging Dustin and grabbing Hayden in her arms.
Dustin smiled, grabbing the car keys and running to the door.
"What are you waiting for?" he called to Kaylee.
Kaylee sat on the bed, right beside Lily as she held little Heather in her arms, looking down at the small child Lily and Casey created.
"She's beautiful," Kaylee smiled to the new mother and father. Dustin was in the waiting room with Hayden and the rest of the Ranger family.
"I want her again," Lily pouted. Kaylee laughed, remembering she had done the same thing to Lily when Hayden was born. She gave the small infant back to her mother, then kissed the top of Lily's head.
"You're doomed," she smirked, "that kid will be keeping you awake 24/7. There will be no mercy from her until Ronny offers to babysit. Only then will you hear silence. But at the point, you'll realise you miss your baby and you'll start freaking out, wondering if she's sleeping right, if Ronny's feeding her and suddenly your vacation will turn into a mess because you're worried about this brat. When you do get her back you'll be happy for a day, then, she'll start crying and you'll wish you let Ronny care for her more."
"T-thank you..." Lily frowned, pushing Kaylee off the bed, "I think I want Dustin to come back in now."
"Okay, but can I take baby?" Kaylee asked, reaching over to steal Heather from Lily.
"No," Lily laughed, holding her daughter tight. "Go get your own."
"But mine smells like tuna!"
"She... tuna?" Casey asked.
"Dustin made a tuna sandwich and spilled it on Hayden," Kaylee pouted, "My baby smells funky!"
"All babies smell funky, Kayl," Casey laughed, "Cause they just pooped, will poop, spit up or sleeping... in poop."
"Yeah... well... I want this baby," Kaylee crossed her arms over her chest.
Heather started crying loudly and the calm in the room was broken. The nurse walked in at that moment to teach Lily how to feed little Heather. Because of that, Kaylee was kicked out of the room.
She walked back into the waiting room, and found Dustin and Hayden sitting together. She took Hayden from Dustin and sat down beside him.
"Isn't she cute?" Ronny giggled, before receiving five pillows in the face by her angry brothers. They had just spent the last nine months with the emotional little sister, and now there was a screaming baby in the picture.
"Adorable," Deryk growled.
While very pregnant, Lily and Kaylee thought it would be fun to team up on the boys. Blake barely made it out alive when Kaylee was at his house. The five Chilman brothers were doomed to months of catering to Lily's every needs once her stomach began to really show (thanks to her slim stature, it didn't take long).
Many pranks had been pulled by the two pregnant women during the months of pregnancy. Kaylee faked many of her cravings to watch her friends run to the corner store, try to locate the food she was craving, then bring it back (if they found it) and prepare it. Only then would Kaylee announce she no longer had the craving and didn't feel like eating. It wouldn't have been too bad of a prank, if Kaylee didn't force that person to eat what they had made for the simple reason that no food should ever go to waste.
With Lily, she quickly realised that going out was not going to be much of an option by the seventh month; she began whining to her brothers and Ronny. She told them she was going to miss out on a lot, and that recording it for her to watch at home wasn't the same. When asked what she wanted to watch live, she answered with dancing.
None of her six older siblings were very in to dancing. Jason was probably the exception. He was the brother who usually drove Lily to her dance classes and enjoyed watching.
Needless to say, to keep the hormonal, emotional, very pregnant cheetah happy, the five boys and Ronny had to dance. It was a funny sight and kept Lily entertained for hours.
"Amofer baby?" Mike asked, crawling onto Kaylee's lap so he could help her hold Hayden. It was something he loved to do, and Kaylee loved to see him bond with his only biological cousin. She placed Hayden on his little lap, helping him hold her up as Hayden looked up at her older cousin, poking his chin with her fingers.
"Yeah, Mikey," Kaylee nodded, "Aunt Lily had a baby. You're going to be a big cousin again."
"Baby boy?" Mike asked.
"Sorry squirt," Kaylee shook her head, kissing his cheek, "It's not a boy. It's a baby girl, like baby Hayden."
"No more boys?"
"Nope," Kaylee laughed, looking at the fathers of the group, "Blame your uncles, they're all broken."
"I need baby budder," Mike told his aunt, making Blake spit out his drink and Tori look away nervously.
"Hey squirt," Rose laughed, picking Mike up from Kaylee's lap and pulling him onto her own, "I think this little guy might be a boy."
"Aunt Toes making a baby?" Mike asked, excitedly, gently patting Rose's stomach.
"Yep, on November 1st," Rose smiled as the others gasped. "Ronny and I went in for tests yesterday."
"Wait... whoa, whoa..." Eric looked over to his sister, "You went for a test... does that mean..."
"Leanne!" Ronny and Rose both called as the doctor walked in, finishing her shift at the hospital after delivering Heater. So far, she had given birth to all the Ranger kids, and was hoping she could do the same for the rest to come.
Leanne knew what they wanted, just by the look on all the boys' faces. Turned back down the hall and returned moments later with two files.
"Rose and Ronny," she said, placing a pink and yellow file for the others to see. "Rose is now... a month or so pregnant, and we caught Ronny really early."
"Due in December," Ronny giggled.
All five of her brothers groaned loudly. They had just finished with Lily, now Ronny was pregnant.
"I don't like these girls," Matthew whispered to the twins, Eric and Jordan.
Tori leaned over to Rose and frowned, "You know, Mike is going to expect this baby to be a boy now."
"I know," Rose laughed, "I'm hoping for a boy too."
Sam and Summer were growing impatient. They had been sitting on their father's lap for the past hour and were getting restless. Conner finally lost his grip on them and they both fell to the ground before jumping up and running around the room looking for entertainment.
The twins managed to get inside one of Kaylee's bags for Hayden and pulled out a bottle. Kaylee saw this and knew what was coming. When Kaylee was bored, while pregnant, and the twins were over, she allowed them to bottle feed Karly. The kitten loved it, and both girls thought it was fun to play dolly with a fluffy cat. Ever since, whenever the girls found a bottle, that was the first thing on their mind.
"Kitty!" Summer smiled, running to her aunt and slamming the bottle on Kaylee's lap.
"No... no," Kaylee shook her head, taking the bottle and hiding it. "Kitty's not here, Summer-Bear, she's at... OH shi... shiny mushrooms!" Kaylee turned to Dustin with wide eyes.
"Dustin... we left Karly at home," she told him. Dustin looked over at her and shrugged.
"So? She's been home alone before," he said.
"No... no... I know... but she's always been home alone after we put big, blue Bear away..."
"Shiny mushrooms!" Dustin "cursed", grabbing the bags as Kaylee put Hayden in her carrier.
As Dustin carried the bags to the car, Kaylee turned to her Ranger family and waved.
"Tell Lily I still claim her baby, she'll know what I mean," she smiled to the others, "Oh, and Kira, sorry for making Summer cry again!"
Kaylee had to rip the bottle out of Summer's hands when the child wouldn't let go. The blonde singer ran out of the hospital with Hayden and the bottle, while Summer started screaming. Everyone held their ears as Kira picked up the youngest twin and tried to sooth her.
After rescuing Insecto from Karly and putting Hayden in the playpen for quiet time, Kaylee and Dusitn collapsed on the couch.
Karly, still meowing from being ripped away from the giant teddy bear, jumped up and curled onto Kaylee's lap.
"What's new Pussycat?" Kaylee asked, stroking Karly's back as she yawned. When the tuxedo cat was comfortable, she rested and looked down at Hayden.
Hayden looked to the side, sucking her toes and turning to her parents and the cat.
Karly suddenly jumped up, pushing off Kaylee's leg and leaping into the playpen to sleep beside Hayden. Soon, both the cat and the child were asleep.
"I think they'll like each other," Dustin whispered to Kaylee, holding her in his arms.
"I hope so," Kaylee breathed, "if not... Karly's going to try eating Hayden. I spent nine long months making that kid."
"The warranty even said, 'if assembled correctly, product should last at least 18 years before it runs off'," Kaylee smirked.
"I see," Dustin nodded, "where is this warranty?"
"On the instructions," Kaylee reached over, grabbing the parenting book she got from Tori. Dustin snatched it from her.
"What does it say about dating?" he asked, flipping through the pages, "I think she should be at least forty before she starts with those filthy snakes."
"Sixteen!" Kaylee tried to bargain."
"Never! She will be mine!" Dustin shook his head.
"No..." Kaylee argued, "Sixteen, and she'll marry a Scottish man."
"Why Scottish?" Dustin asked.
"They talk pretty?" Kaylee smirked.
"Oh, Kayl," Dustin rolled his eyes and squeezed his wife, "have I told you I love you?"
"Not once in my entire life!" Kaylee joked.
"I love you... and Hayden."
"So do I," Kaylee smirked, "Hayden and I are so cute!"
"Oh, and Karly," Kaylee added.
"That's it!" Dustin laughed, tickling Kaylee's sides, causing her to squeal happily. Dustin grabbed onto her, continuing to tickle her as Kaylee struggled to free herself from his grip. She giggled happily as Dustin tried to get her to say the three words her wanted to hear.
"I love you," Kaylee laughed, tossing around in Dustin's arms, "I love you the most!"
"Glad to know," Dustin smiled, giving her a small break and hugging her close. Kaylee started to hiccup as she tried to stop her giggling.
But now that it had begun, it would stop.
Author's Note: Well we've reached the end. Both the Rhodes and the Brooks are happy with their baby girls. As for Rose and Ronny, they have a boy and a girl respectively. Gregory Hartford is born November 1 of the same year and Daniela "Dani" Marks is born December 14th.
Two years later, Kelly and RJ are going to have a baby girl: Hannah James.
In 2015 Tori and Blake are going to have their second child: Jason Bradley.
In the same year Cam and Leanne are going to have their first child: Madeline Watanabe.
Finally, in 2018 Tori and Blake are going to finish the baby process (for the seven sisters and Rose) with their first daughter: Elena Bradley.
Now, we're not moving to RPM just yet. There are a load of oneshots that have been waiting to be posted. They will go chronologically up until the end of the world and move deeper into the selection of the Yellow, Pink and Dark-Green Rangers.
Hope you all enjoy.