|Labor of Love
Author: LoveInLlanview PM
Daniel escapes from prison and puts Nora, Matthew and Destiny's lives in grave danger. Bo races against the clock to find his wife and son before it's too late. Slightly AURated: Fiction M - English - Drama/Romance - Bo B. & Nora C. - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,162 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12-31-12 - Published: 12-31-11 - id: 7696428
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Daniel had taken Matthew to an abandoned warehouse and shoved him into a chair. He had tried not to show his fear when he tied him to it. The man was so sadistic that he didn't even know what to expect. He had buried his mother alive and god only knew what he planned on doing with him. He just had to stay strong long enough for his father to get him out of here. Blinking back tears, he looked at Daniel as he began to pace back and forth. He was talking to someone on the phone but he couldn't hear who.
"Melanie, why the hell aren't you answering the phone? I never signed up to babysit Nora's brat so you better get your butt over here soon…you're the one who wants to play house… "
He hung up the phone and stared at the syringe in his hand. It would be so much easier if he could just give this to Matthew himself. Then he could forget all about his mother and he could get the hell out of town before anyone knew he was involved. But no…no Melanie had to do it herself. She was the doctor. He had no clue how much to give him.
If Nora had just behaved herself then this wouldn't be happening, he thought in disgust. He couldn't let her get away with leaving him. If he couldn't have her then by God nobody else would.
Jen's spirit had stood by Nora's side as Melanie began to slice into her but before she could lift her scalpel, the spirit had inhabited Nora's body. Jen had been brought down to earth for a reason and she had to do her job. She had to keep her safe.
Nora's body had risen from the ground and looked up at Melanie.
"What the hell are you doing?"
Melanie had just laughed at her…that wicked evil laugh.
"Where's Matthew…what have you done to my son?"
"I haven't done anything to your son…but Bo…that's another story…"
She had noticed the limp body of her husband and as she became hysterical, she reached into his pocket while Melanie was distracted and took out his gun...knowing she had no choice but to protect herself and her unborn child.
"Bo…Bo, wake up?"
She had shaken him briefly and then pointed the gun at Melanie…
"I'll be back for Bo…and if ANY harm has come to him then I will kill you….until then, you are going to take me to my son."
"What makes you think I know anything about your son?"
"Because you are crazy enough to think you could take over my life. What was the plan Melanie? You were going to kill me and then play mommy to my kids? Sorry to disappoint you but that will happen when hell freezes over… Now move it…"
"And what happens if I don't?"
"Oh trust me, Melanie…you do NOT want to stand between a mother and her children. You won't like the results."
Nora aimed the gun at Melanie and forced her into the car. "You're going to take me to the location where Daniel took Matthew!" Nora commanded.
Melanie just laughed hysterically as she stepped behind the wheel. Nora barely had time to get into the passenger seat before Melanie started the engine. Melanie seemed pleased with the change of plans, but her strange behavior freaked Nora out even more. What kind of evil was Melanie up to next? Was she still planning to take her baby from her?
About fifteen minutes later, Melanie had pulled up at the abandoned warehouse. "They are in there," she told Nora. She looked over at Nora and gave her a chilling, evil smile.
Bo groaned with pain as he awakened in the cemetary. There was no sign of Nora or Melanie. He stared down at the empty grave, wondering if Melanie had hurt Nora or their unborn child. He had to get up and save them... and Matthew.
"Bo, I am here... and I am going to help you," Jen said as her ghostly presense appeared at his side.
She lent him her heavenly strength so he could make it over to his vehicle. His head hurt tremendously, but he had to save his family. He wouldn't let Daniel or Melanie tear his family apart. He would fight and save the woman he loved and both his children. He just didn't know where to look.
"Jen, you have to help me," Bo pleaded.
In the warehouse, Daniel was pacing. Where was Melanie... and why wasn't she taking his calls? His anger grew as he was tired of listening to Nora's brat run his annoying mouth. "Shut the fuck up!" Daniel growled. "Don't say another word... or you'll be sorry!"
"My dad is going to find you... and you're the one who is going to be sorry after what you did to my mom!" Matthew cried out.
Daniel aimed the gun at Matthew and was about to pull the trigger when Nora and Melanie burst in, Nora tackling Daniel, and knocking it out of his hands. He pinned her on the ground and pointed the gun to her temple.
"That was a really big mistake…and it's one I could easily correct," he sneered.
"Go ahead and try…but if you EVER come near my son again, I will rip out your insides and strangle you with them."
She felt his grip get tighter as he caressed her cheek and she tried to jerk away from him. She would not cry. She told herself, she wouldn't let him see how scared she was. She needed to protect her children. That was all that mattered. Her children's life depended on her ability to stay grounded.
She spit in his face when he came closer. She might have been very pregnant but she was not a shrinking violet. His hand came around and smacked her… and she just lay there motionless as he got up and stood next to Melanie, who had her hand over Matthew's mouth so he couldn't speak.
"Thank you so much Daniel…thank you for reminding me who you really are…Now it will be burned in my mind forever."
"You might want to control that temper of yours…It's really not in your best interest…"
She sat up from the floor and lifted herself off the ground as she looked at Daniel with no emotion.
"I don't give a damn what's in my best interest…you are not going to keep me scared…I won't let you win."
"Who says, I haven't already?"
Matthew bit Melanie's hand and she screamed. "You little shit," she said. That's my boy, Nora thought. Never let them hurt you without putting up a damn good fight. Melanie had gotten so angry her hand had nearly connected with Matthew's cheek in the same way Daniel's had connected with hers…except Nora had grabbed her hand and stared her down.
"Not with my child Bitch…"
"He won't be your child for long…neither will that little bastard inside you…"
"Now Melanie, there's no need for name calling…I mean just because you couldn't get Bo to give you a child…and that's what this is really about isn't it? You're just plain jealous…you're jealous that it was me who gave him everything he wanted…..It bothers you doesn't it? thinking of us in bed and knowing that he was never a sex starved animal with you...Deal with it Melanie...he just wasn't that into you...and with me...he could never get enough...He never wants to stop making love to me...did you know that he...well, I won't tell you since my child is in this room but trust me, he was never that man with you...
"That can be easily rectified…you don't deserve to be married to him…and you won't be…before long you will be nothing but a distant memory…"
"Are you sure about that? Are you? Because you're banking an awful lot on the assumption that Bo will just fall into your arms…why would he Melanie? He's not going to thank you for getting rid of me…and if you think that he will then you don't know him at all…because what he WILL do is put you in prison…and that is if you are lucky and catch him on a GOOD day…"
"He won't if he doesn't remember you…"
"And that's your little plan…you're going to give my family a drug so they forget me? What if it doesn't work Melanie? Or what if years down the line, they remember what you did to me…We both know that this plan is stupid…It's not going to work…"
"We'll see now won't we? But in the meantime, you and I have some unfinished business to take care of…"
"No…No get away from me you crazy bitch…"
She tried to run away from her as she came at her with a scalpel but Daniel held her back. Nora was crying as Matthew screamed for her.
"Don't…don't take my baby…please God…don't take my baby…"
"Don't worry Nora, it will be over before you know it…before long you won't even remember being pregnant…"
"No…No please don't do this…don't hurt my baby…"
"It would have been better for you if you had just let me do this when you were asleep…it wouldn't have hurt you…Now I'm afraid, this will hurt like hell…"
"Mom," Matthew cried as Melanie lifted the scalpel and Nora tried to shift away from her.
Bo pulled up next to the warehouse. Jen's spirit placed a gentle hand upon his shoulder. "Nora and Matthew are in there... and they need you," she told him. "You have to hurry. They both are in great danger."
Despite his bleeding scalp, Bo forced himself out of the vehicle. He had to get to his family. He had to save all of them.
Bo had no idea what he would see as he entered the warehouse. What he encountered was a scene of utter chaos. Melanie had a scalpel in her grip, and she was about to slice into Nora's protruding stomach. Screaming Nora's name, Bo attempted to run to her side to help her. Daniel grabbed Bo just as Matthew escaped the chair where he had been tied.
"I can't let you do that," Daniel said as he glared into Bo's face.
"Let me go! You and that BITCH are not going to hurt the woman I love!" growled Bo.
The scalpel started to slice into Nora's skin just as Matthew grabbed it. Matthew gripped the scalpel and slashed Melanie across the face with it. "You're gonna pay for that!" Melanie yelled as blood oozed from her cheek.
Nora's knees buckled out from underneath her as a river of blood soaked her shirt. "Ohhh my God!" Bo cried out as Nora lay there bleeding. "Daniel, you gotta help Nora! She's gonna bleed to death! Call 911!"
Bo rushed to Nora's side as the blood continued to seep from her body. He took off his jacket and applied pressure, knowing that he had to stop as much of the blood as he possibly could. Her head was resting in his lap as he turned to Daniel and Melanie.
"I don't give a damn what you do to me…but you can't let her die…Please Daniel, if you ever cared about her at all, you won't do this to her…"
"Why should I help that bitch when she's having YOUR baby?"
"This isn't about your stupid jealousy Daniel…it's about a woman's life…a woman and child…Don't you care at all that you'll be hurting innocent people here…people like Matthew and Rachel and everyone who ever loved her…I know you don't care about me…but think of Nora…think of the people who love her…"
Bo could tell that Daniel was thinking about it when he pulled out the phone and stared at the numbers…but then suddenly Melanie appeared in front of him and knocked the phone out of his hand.
"You're not calling anyone…If anyone is going to help that bitch, it's me."
"You're the one who did this to her," Bo screamed at her.
"I didn't do anything to her…if she had just let me take what was mine then she wouldn't have been hurt."
"For God's sake Melanie, this is OUR child…you tried to cut an innocent child out of her mother's womb…what kind of sense does that make? You are certifiably insane…"
"Now Bo…You shouldn't talk to your future wife like that…"
"Wife…you are crazy if you think I will ever marry you…Have you forgotten that I'm already married…"
"If you don't stop talking then she won't be alive long enough to BE your wife…"
"Don't you dare touch her…I will sue you for malpractice if you lay one finger on her…I would rather take my chances myself then let the world's worst doctor stitch her up…"
"Hey…That's not very nice Bo…You're going to have to pay for that…"
"Fine…so I'll pay…right now I'm going to help my wife…
Melanie held the gun at Bo's temple and pulled back the trigger…
"No Bo…You're not."
Matthew had slipped out the back window in the middle of the fighting. He was terrified he would be caught but he had to get his mother some help. He couldn't lose her now…not when they had come so close to having everything they worked so hard for. He loved her so much. He wouldn't let these psychopath's take her from him and his dad. He ran until he couldn't tell what he was running from anymore. When he reached a payphone, he dialed 911.
"You need to send an ambulance right away…my mom…she's bleeding…you got to hurry, she's pregnant…some psychopath just tried to cut her baby out of her womb…she has a gun…they both do…please hurry...my mom is going to bleed to death and they're going to kill my dad..."
He quickly gave the address and hung up the phone. He leaned against the frame of the phone and tried to catch his breath. He pulled out the lucky penny that his mom gave him and rubbed it in his palm. "You should have kept this mom. You needed it a lot more then me. Please be safe. Please don't let them hurt you."
He stepped out from the phone booth when he heard sirens and that was when he saw the face of someone unexpected. "What are you doing here," He asked in surprise?