|Melissa and Joey
Author: rosemusic20 PM
Don't be fooled by the first chapter. It is about Mel and Joe's relationship for the most part. Let me know what you think. There weren't enough Melissa and Joey fanfics so i decided to write one.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 25 - Words: 29,613 - Reviews: 199 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 10-28-12 - Published: 07-10-12 - id: 8306321
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Alright here it is! The LAST chapter! I want to thank so many people for being so supportive of me in my very first fanfiction. Everyone of your reviews made my day/night/whatever time it was. And shout out to Melissa and Joey the show for being my inspiration! And i honestly don't know why you are reading this when their is a final chapter right there that you could be reading instead! But thanks for laughing at my authors notes. YOU GUYS ARE TOTALLY AWESOME. With out your 21,837 views and 115 reviews this story would be a random document on my computer.
I am sorry it took me so long to get this one finished but it is 3860 words so that is definitely a record for length in this story. I really hope you like it!
I guess this is goodbye!
She was about half awake. The first thing she thought was Are they okay? Are my babies okay!? She attempted to open her eyes but they were so heavy it was as if they were glued shut. She could vaguely recognize the voices of Lenox, and Ryder. How did they get here? Are they missing school? But their words were difficult to decipher. Then she noticed that someone was holding her right hand. Oh my god is that Joe? And then she noticed someone else was holding her left hand. Who the hell is that?... Oh wait CHARLES! She tried again to open her eyes.
Joe was sitting on the right side of Mels bed. He was gently holding her hand and trying very hard to stay calm.
"Ryder, lets go get something to eat!" Lennox said. "We have been sitting here for like an hour. I need some blood flow." She and Ryder got up and left the room.
There were a few moments of silence. Charles let go of Mels hand for a second to wipe it on his pants
"So..." Joe started to say something but his voice trailed off.
"Hey Joe." Charles began.
"Yeah?" Joe was eager to find a conversation topic.
"Can i tell you something?"
"Um, I proposed to Mel."
WHAT? But i proposed to Mel. Shit this is gonna be really awkward. Who am i kidding? It is already really awkward.
"Thats awesome man!" Joe said over enthusiastically. He reached over the bed to pat Charles on the shoulder.
"But she didn't say yes,"
"Awe man!" YES!
"I mean, she didn't say no either but right after i asked her... her water broke and she didn't have time to answer."
Damn it. "Oh. Okay, well..."
Charles put his head in his hand. "I just really needed to get that off my chest."
Finally, Mel managed to get her eyes open. She looked around. Everyone was gone. Maybe she had been imagining all of those people. There was a glass of water on the table next to her.
She moved to grab the glass but winced and fell back "Ow."
She sat there for a few minutes and then muttered to herself "Ugh, now how am i supposed to figure out whether my babies are okay..."
"I can help you!" Said a voice that seemed to be coming from nowhere.
"Um, who's there?" Mel said raising her eyebrows.
"You can't see me. I am the other patient who shares this room with you."
Mel looked around and saw a curtain. "Oh, you're on the other side of this curtain?"
"Yes. And i must say. I have had nothing to do all day but listen to your family. And they are actually quite interesting."
Mel laughed nervously. But then after pausing to think "Tell me everything you know!"
"Well for starters, the two men are in the bathroom and the kids are getting food."
"They went to the bathroom together? That's weird." Mel adjused herself to be more comfortable. "Tell me more. Do you know anything about the status of the babies?"
"Well, i am not one to fully understand medical terms but i am quite certain both of them are fine based on what i heard."
Mel sighed. "Okay now that i know about that. Tell me about what the others were saying."
"Well, based on what i could here, there were two men and two girls."
"But wait... Ryder... I guess he could easily be mistaken for a girl." Mel shrugged "Go on."
"The two younger ones seemed bored."
"I don't blame them. I mean, i was bored and i was unconscious."
"And so they went to get something to eat."
"The other 2, whichever one is not your husband proposed to someone today."
Oh my god now i remember. Charles proposed to me. He gave me this really gorgeous ring and i was looking at it right before i passed out. I need to find that ring!
Mel looked around. Her eyes fell on the small velvet box on the same table as the glass of water. She reached to grab it but cringed and cursed "Damn C-section. I can barely move."
She then noticed a button next to her bed. It said for assistance on it. She pressed it. A few seconds later she pressed it again. Then she pressed it like 10 times.
A middle aged woman in scrubs walked through the door. "Is everything okay?" She droned.
"Actually no, two questions. 1: Are my babies okay?"
"Mam, i don't really know that stuff. I am just the woman who is on call in case someone needs water."
"Okay fine, then will you just hand me that box over there."
The nurse walked over to the table and picked up the box. "Is that an engagement ring?"
"I think so," Mel said taking the velvety box. She opened it slowly. Inside was the shiny gold banded ring with a huge diamond in the center.
"Now thats a rock." The nurse muttered. "You picked an awesome baby daddy."
Mel laughed "He isn't the dad." The nurses eyebrows rose "I didn't cheat on him or anything. I mean it is sort of a long story."
"Well, i clearly have time." The nurse said sarcastically.
"Okay, i guess i can tell you." Mel said, not picking up the sarcasm. And she told the whole story. How she had a drunken one night stand with her nanny. How when she found out she was pregnant she lied and said it was some other random guys. How she finally told Joe and he surprisingly wanted to be involved with the baby. How after getting in a fight with Joe she met Charles and they went on a bunch of dates and he was really nice. How she hadn't been completely honest with Charles about the fact that her nanny was also the father of her twins. And then how just in the last 24 hours, she had almost had sex with Joe and then Charles proposed to her. I feel like i am forgetting something.
There was a moment of silence when Mel was done.
"Aw sweetie." Sniffled the woman on the other side of the curtain.
The nurse however remained expressionless as she muttered "Wow, how fascinating."
"And now i don't really know what to do..." Mel thought for a minute. "The thing is-"
Charles walked into the room. He smiled lightly at her. "I had a feeling you would be awake." He kissed her forehead.
"Are the twins okay?" Mel asked, shoving the ring in her hand behind under the sheet.
"Yeah, they're fine. According to Joe, who was told by the doctor, the C-section went smoother than expected and everyone is fine." Charles took her hand.
"Where did Joe go?"
"I'm not sure... Last i saw him, he was talking to this random girl in the lobby. Ha, more like flirting. They seemed to be really hitting it off."
Okay... So he has clearly moved on since our 15 second makeout session. "Oh." Mel looked down.
"Listen, Mel-" His phone rang. He checked "Listen i have to take this. It is the baby sitter. It might be about Emma." He left the room.
The nurse was still standing very discretely in the corner. "Is that the guy who gave you the ring?"
"Is the daddy the one who was flirting with a random girl?"
"Have you made up your mind?"
Mel paused and then nodded slowly. The nurse walked out. She pulled out the ring and slowly put it on her finger. She sighed.
Joe walked in.
Mel didn't have to look up. She could tell by the sound of his feet that it was him. "Longo." She didn't bother hiding the ring from him. She trusted him.
"Burke." Joe was relatively unobservant and didn't notice the ring.
"Guess what?" She smiled a little. "I did it!"
"Did what?" Joe joked. They both chuckled. "I just talked to the nurse we can bring the twins in here in a few minutes."
"Oh! I was so caught up in making sure they were okay i forgot to ask! Boys or Girls."
Joe smiled "Hmmmm, i think i am going to make you suffer and not tell you."
"No, don't do that to me!" Mel pleaded. She grabbed his shirt and pulled. "Was i right about having a girl?"
His balance faltered and he ended up almost falling on top of her. But he caught himself and stepped away, laughing. Okay, did she open the box with the ring in it? Does she remember the kiss? "You will have to wait and see."
They sat laughing and for a few minutes.
"Joe." Mel said, suddenly becoming serious. "I have to tell you something."
Joe looked at her. Maybe she did look at the ring.
Wow, that was assertive. And a sort of weird way to say it. But wait oh my god she said yes! Joe smiled "Really?"
"Yeah. Charles asked me right before i went into labour." Why is he smiling? I guess he really did hit it off with that nurse.
Joe's face fell. "What?"
"And i am going to say yes."
"See this is the ring." Mel held up her hand.
Joe's eyes widened when he say the familiar band. "Um, Mel..."
"And listen Joe, about that weird almost having sex thing" Mel began. "I think it is better if we just keep that between you and me."
Oh shit, she doesn't remember that we kissed. She doesn't know that that ring is from me. "Um, Mel..."
"Now where are the nurses? I want to meet my girls... or boys... i honestly don't care i will love them to death no matter what." huh weird, that wasn't a lie.
"I'll go check." Joe started to walk out the door but stopped "Hey Mel?"
"Yeah?" Mel was distracted by the ring on her finger but looked up at the sound of his voice.
"I have to tell you something." Mels mouth fell open a little bit. "I um... got offered a job..."
"Yeah. Apparently i am not completely blacklisted as the guy who was the cause of a financial scandal. Anyway, this job... the pay is really good and it is really high up in the business world and it is... in California."
Mel was expressionless for about a second before her face lit up with a forced smile "You should call them and tell them that you will take it!
"Okay..." She is awfully enthusiastic
"Like RIGHT NOW!" what am i saying? "This is a great opportunity for you!"
"Your right." Joe smiled faintly "I will go do that."
A doctor came in.
"What are the genders of my babies?" Mel asked immediately.
"Um, sorry your fiance already told me not to." The doctor chuckled.
Mel frowned "He's not my fiance."
"Oh, sorry i just assumed when i saw him hand you the box earlier today that he had just proposed."
Joe walked outside hall. Then he slowly made his way into that hall with the window where you can look in at the babies.
He looked in the window. There were a lot of babies in there. He could barely tell which ones were his except for that their cribs had "Burke" written on them. He pulled out his cell phone and started to dial.
"I don't think they would want to grow up without their father."
Joe turned around. "Charles?"
Charles stood with his hands in his pockets.
Joe paused then smiled brightly "Charles! Mel told me that you proposed!"
"Yeah." Charles laughed. "I don't think she is going to say yes though."
"I don't know man. I think she will!"
"Nope, i am pretty sure she won't."
"What makes you think that?"
"She's in love with you."
"What makes you think that?"
"I saw you guys kissing. I was coming back from parking the car and..." his voice faded out.
Joe barely blinked although inside he was probably screaming "I doesn't matter. She doesn't remember that kiss. And if she did it wouldn't matter. She wants to be with you. She told me."
It's coming back to me. We kissed. He gave me that box. I opened it and then i went unconscious. He proposed. The ring i am wearing... It's from him!
Mel stood up. She winced in pain.
"Woah there!" The doctor said "You are still on bed rest."
"She is in love with you." Joe said firmly
"If she is she hasn't told me yet." Charles looked at the floor.
Joes eyebrows went up "Wait really?"
"But i have to go talk to him!"
"I have to go talk to her!"
"You aren't going anywhere! You are on bed rest!" The doctor said firmly.
Joe ran over to the elevator. He pressed the button. "C'mon..." He waited. "Damn it hurry up." After a minute more he ran over to the stair well.
Just to put this into perspective, Mels room was on the surgery recovery room on the 7th floor. The actual delivery room was on the 2nd floor(that is where joe was). That is 5 flights of stairs.
"Sorry doctor, but i need to talk to Longo." Mel asserted. She regained her balance and started walking out of the room.
The doctor stepped in front of her. "I am sorry but i can't let you do that."
"I'm sorry." Mel smiled "I just really need you to MOVE!"
Joe ran up 3 flights of stairs when he ran into the janitor.
"Sorry bud." The Janitor said kindly. "But i just mopped those stairs. I wouldn't go up those if i were you. They are slippery." And he kept walking down the stairs.
Once he was gone Joes eyes narrowed "Slippery my ass." And he started to walk up the stairs.
They were really slippery stairs. He lost his balance and fell on his butt. He sighed. "Yeah i think i am gonna take the elevator."
He walked out of the stairwell and over to the elevator. He pushed the up button and waited.
Joe turned around and saw a kid with about 50 piercings.
"I was just wondering why you're standing in front of the elevator that is out of order."
"Please please please please please!" Mel begged the doctor. "I just have to talk to him for like 5 seconds and maybe like a kiss or something that is ALL!"
The doctor opened her mouth to protest but sighed and said "You have 5 minutes."
Mel bolted for the door.
"NO RUNNING!" Shouted the doctor.
Mel got into the hall and looked around "Joe?"
Nothing. A nurse brushed by her.
She walked down the hall to the waiting room and peered through the doorway. "Joe?"
"Ugh! He must have gone outside to get better reception on his phone!" Mel walked over to the elevator.
"Um, mam" said a woman behind the nurses desk. "That elevator is out of order. Plus, patients aren't aloud to leave their floors without paperwork."
"But-" Mel had no energy to argue anymore. She sighed and started walking down the hall back to her room.
She turned around.
And there he was. He was a little worse for the ware from trying to climb those slippery stairs but it was still him.
She walked towards him. "Yes." She laid her hands on his chest.
Joe cocked his head to one side.
"Yes, of course i'll marry you!"
Joe's mouth fell open.
Mel looked taken aback. "That is... if you will still have me..." She suddenly became very aware of what she was doing.
Joe's mouth closed.
"Joe?" Mel started to panick. "Joe! Say something! I am sorry that i didn't tell you sooner but i-"
And then he kissed her. If all of the other kisses they had shared had been amazing this one was more amazing. Because it was real. And mutual. And intentional. And both of them knew that when it was over, they wouldn't walk their separate ways and pretend it hadn't happened.
They broke apart.
"Alright Longo, this is it." Mel beamed "You and me. Try not to ruin it."
Joe scratched his chin. "I don't know Mel... I think we should take it slow."
There were several seconds in which Mel looked at him and then down at her stomach with an expression of sincere confusion.
"I was kidding." Joe laughed. "It was a joke."
Mel shook her head. But she was smiling. "You."
"Just you... God you make me so irritated sometimes." She was still smiling.
"But you love me anyway." Joe said wrapping his arm around her waist.
"Yeah, i do." Mel smiled. Then she spoke slowly, savoring the words. "I love you Joe Longo." She put her hand over her mouth "Wow, i never thought i would ever say that."
Joe smirked and pulled her closer. "Yeah you did."
"Okay fine, maybe it crossed my mind once or twice." She kissed him lightly.
"I love you too Mel... Longo?"
"Oh no way! I am keeping my last name."
"Okay then." Joe couldn't stop smiling. "I love you too Mel Burke." He kissed her again.
"Get a room!" It was Lennox. "Enough with the PDA."
"What the hell is PDA?" Joe asked, turning around.
"It's public display of affection. Duh Joe!" Mel said, clearly quite pleased with herself for keeping up with the latest abbreviations.
"But seriously guys." Ryder said with a mouth full of something orange "I think i may be scarred for life."
"Yeah, it's okay if you guys are together but, no kissing in front of us... It's gross." Lennox added, with a smile curling onto her lips.
The doctor came down the hall "Alright Mel, your five minutes is up. Please don't make me drag you back to your room."
"No need doctor, i found what i was looking for." Mel glanced at Joe. Their hands met and they linked pinkies.
"Finally." The doctor said.
Joe and Mel looked at her, confused. Then they looked back at each other and all the confusion was gone.
Everyone went back the room. Mel laid down in the bed.
"Is this the Burke room?"
"Burke and Longo yes." Mel beamed.
"Well, i would like to introduce you to your-"
"WAIT, let me guess!" Mel said excitedly. "Their boys aren't they. Or are they girls? Or one boy one girl? Oh gosh i don't know just tell me. DON'T tell me i want to guess. No just tell me. Why are you making me guess!? I-" That is when the nurse set both of the babies into her arms.
"You were right Mel." Joe said rubbing her shoulder. "For once"
Mel glared at him. Then she looked back at the two little bundles in her arms and her face immediately softened. "Hi girls. My name is Mel- I mean mommy- i mean cool mom- i mean..." She faded out when a tiny little hand reached out of the blanket and let out a sigh. "I mean... you can call me whatever you want" She paused for a second "Well not whatever you want. Like you can't call me mother fu-" She shut her mouth. "Looks like i am going to have to watch my mouth."
"Do you want to name them?" Joe asked quietly.
"What do you mean do i want to name them? Of course i want to name them! Who else would name them? You? I mean you would probably name them something dumb like Locust or Sandy! So yes i do want to name them." Mel said quickly.
Joe mimed shoving a dagger through his heart.
"Sorry sweaty." Mel softened. "I guess you can help." They kissed.
"Guys since Lennox is in the bathroom i am going to impersonate what she would say in this situation." Ryder but in. "Guys," He said in a girly voice "Remember our deal! No PDA in front of me and Ryder."
Mel and Joe laughed and then turned back to the babies.
"Okay, how bout this." Joe said pragmatically "We each get to name one of them.
"Not fair." Mel asserted "What if we disagree then we will have that argument about names for the rest of our lives and we will have a deep seated grudge towards each other and our marriage will be a failure and-"
"Wow, you are mighty energetic." Joe tried not to laugh because Mel looked genuinely concerned. "We can decide on both names together."
"Her first." Mel said pointing at the baby in her left arm. They both stared for a second. Then Mel quietly said "Allison."
at the same time as Joe said "Lucy."
Mel turned to him "Lucy?"
Joe looked at her with a similarly disgusted expression "Allison?"
They both turned back to the baby.
"Come on Joe i already vetoed that one."
"No. You vetoed Sandy. Sandrine is a very different kind of name."
"I am not naming my daughter after a type of fish."
"Mel, that's Sardine."
"Fine. Let's try this again."
"Wait what about Sabrina? I really like that name."
"Okay i get it." Mel huffed. "How about Abby?"
Joe didn't looked completely appalled "I actually like that one." He smiled "Hi Abby."
"Alright, since i picked the first name you can pick the middle name."
"What? Ewe! Why? that's my mothers name."
"I know. I think it is a good idea to... honor her."
"Have you met my mother?"
Joe laughed "You said i could pick the middle name."
"Fine." Mel said reluctantly. "Now you." She gestured to the baby in her right arm.
A similar process when down before the finally agreed on Kayla Elizabeth.
Mel thought for a second "I suppose they can have your last name. Being as i chose their first names."
"Okay!" The nurse said. She had been standing there for about an hour, waiting for something that should have taken 5 to 10 minutes. "I should take these two back to their beds. They are probably more tired than i am."
"Wait, what about Lexi?" Mel asked.
"NO!" Everyone in the room shouted.
"Yeah, you're right. I like Abby and Kayla."
The nurse came over and took the babies. "We will be back in a half hour for nursing."
Mel suddenly looked terrified "But i don't know how to..."
"Don't worry i will help you." And the nurse left.
"Bye Kayla, bye Abby!" Mel shouted.
That left Joe, Mel, Lennox, and Ryder alone in the hospital bedroom(and that random lady on the other side of the curtain but she was asleep)
"Ryder, come with me." Lennox stood up.
And they left.
Mel and Joe looked at each other.
Joe leaned in and kissed her gently. "You did it!" He whispered.
Mel stared adoringly into his eyes and corrected him "We did it."