|The Battle For Jake
Author: JasonMorganfan87 PM
Takes Place during Elizabeth's affair with Nikolas. Elzabeth gets reckless with Jake, forcing Jason to take actionRated: Fiction K+ - English - Drama/Family - Jason M. & Sam M. - Chapters: 11 - Words: 8,596 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 06-09-10 - Published: 05-18-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5980085
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An hour or so later, Jason and Sam anxiously waited in the courthouse for Cameron and Jake to be handed over to them. A social worker was supposed to be coming with them to turn them over to Jason's custody.
"Jason!" Cameron squealing form behind them before running over to him.
"Hey buddy, " Jason said. He gentle hugged the boy before taking Jake from the social worker. He held Jake close for a minute before handing him to Sam, so that he could talk to Cam. "Come here, buddy," he said as he led Cameron over to one of the benches outside the courtroom.
"Where's Mommy?" asked Cam.
Jason sighed. He had no idea what to say. He knew that this was going to hurt Cameron. The boy loved his mother very much. It wasn't fair that he wouldn't be able to see her. "Cameron, you know how your mom put Jake into the car without his seat?"
"Well, she wasn't supposed to do that," Jason told him.
"I know. I told her that," he said.
"Do you know what a judge is Cam?" asked Jason.
Cam shook his head.
"It's a person who makes decisions that other people can't make on their own. You see, a judge decided that it would be better for you and your brother if you lived with me instead of your mom," he explained.
"Why?" asked Cam.
"Because your mom made some bad choices and the judge thought it would be better if you guys were with someone who won't make those same mistakes," Jason answered.
"Do we still get to see, Mommy?" he asked.
"Yeah, your mom is going to get to come see you," said Jason.
"Okay," said Cam.
"Alright, let's go home," said Jason.
Three months Later
Three months later, Jason and Sam were back in court. The judge was going to determine if Jason should keep custody of Cameron. A lot had changed in the last three months. It had taken awhile, but Cam and Jake were adjusting well. Jake was finally able to tell that Jason was his father. Cam had recently started calling him daddy at well. It helped that neither boy had had any contact with Lucky in the last few months and had very little contact with Elizabeth. It had hurt Cam a lot to not be able to see his mother at first, but in time, he'd adjusted.
Jason and Sam had also gotten much closer. They were now engaged with a plan to marry in a couple of months and they had just found out that they were expecting a baby. There lives were good. They just prayed they'd be able to keep Cameron, who they had come to consider their son
Jason was pulled from his thoughts by the sound of the judge's voice. "We are here to determine permanent custody of Cameron Webber. Mr. Morgan, please rise."
Jason quickly stood up.
"Mr. Morgan, you have had custody of Cameron for three months. Tell me, how has it been?" asked the judge.
'Well, it hasn't been easy, but he's doing well. He's in school, he has a regular routine, and he's apart of a real family. He still misses his mother, but he's adjusting," Jason explained.
"And how much time does Ms. Webber spend with her children?" he asked.
Jason sighed. "They don't really see her at all anymore. She doesn't come by on her scheduled visits," he said. It was true. The boys were lucky if they saw her once a month. This didn't really upset Jake as much as it did Cam. Cam was older than Jake. He remembered his mother more. Jake was younger and was starting to see Sam as his mother. It was hard for Cam though. He got upset every time she missed a visit. Jason was at the point that he wished that Elizabeth would just stop coming altogether. It would hurt Cam less.
"Is that your choice or hers?" asked the judge.
"Hers, Your Honor," said Jason.
"Do you wish to keep custody of Cameron?" he asked.
"Your Honor, I love Cameron. I love him just as much as I love Jake. As far as I'm concerned, he's my son. He even calls me daddy. He sees me as his father, so yes, I do want permanent custody of Cameron," Jason explained.
"I've seen the report by the social worker. She seems to think that Cameron is doing well with you, so I'm going to grant you permanent custody. Now, the social worker has also made a recommendation as Ms. Webber's visitation. She noted that Ms. Webber misses most of her visitation days and that when she does it upsets young Cameron," said the judge.
"It does, Your Honor," he said. He hoped for Cam's sake that this judge was going to make sure that Elizabeth couldn't do this to him anymore.
"Well, under the circumstances, I feel that it would be in the childrens' best intersts to terminate the parent-child relationship, so I am terminating Ms. Webber's parental rights. Court is adjourned.
"Well, it's over, she can't hurt them anymore," Sam assured Jason.
Jason nodded and walked out of the courtroom with Sam.
Nine Months Later
"One more push, Sam," Dr. Lee said. Sam was in the delivery room giving birth to child. Jason was standing next to her holding her hand.
Sam screamed as she pushed one last time and delivered her baby.
"It's a girl," Dr. Lee said holding up the baby.
"She's beautiful," said Sam.
"Yeah, she is," Jason agreed.
Soon the baby was cleaned off and handed to Sam. "Hello, Emily Sophia Morgan," said Sam.
"She looks just like you," commented Jason.
"You think?" she asked.
Soon there was a knock at the door. "Come in," said Sam.
The door opened and Carly walked in with Cameron and Jake. "This guy wanted to see Mommy and Daddy and their new baby sister."
"Come here, guys," said Jason.
Cam and Jake rushed over to there father, who lifted Jake on to the bed and pulled Cam into his lap.
"This is your sister, Emily," Sam told them.
"She's little," said Jake.
"Well, you were little when you were a baby too," said Jason.
"When is she coming home, Daddy?" asked Cam.
"In a couple of days," he answered.
"I can't wait," said Cam.
"Me too," Jake chimed in.
Jason smiled at his family. They had a far from perfect life, but they were together and they were a family. That was all that mattered. For the first time in Jason's life, he felt complete. Nothing could take the joy he was now feeling away. He and Sam and two sons and the daughter they'd always wanted. Nothing was better than this. They'd finally found their happy ending.