Author: Thephoenix1996 PM
A series of one-shots documenting events in the lives of the Reagan siblings. chapter 5 'Loss': Five of his friends were with him when it happened, and only three came out alive.Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Drama - Danny R. & Jamie R. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,699 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 03-13-13 - Published: 07-27-12 - id: 8363709
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"Welcome to the family!"
Ten year old Danny was playing a video game with his five year old brother Joe when he heard his mother calling him.
"Daniel!" called Mary frantically, trying to get her eldest son's attention; her water had broke minutes ago and she wasn't able to get to the phone.
"Ma! You okay?" said Danny hastily.
"Yeah honey," she said through gritted teeth. "Call your father and tell him to get here now, Dan hurry up!"
Danny raced to the phone and dialed his father's number who answered on the second ring "Dad," said Danny with relief.
"Dad you need to get here, I think the baby's coming," said Danny in panic.
Frank could tell his eldest son was freaking out so he tried to soothe him, "Danny it's going to be okay, tell your mother I'm gonna be there in a minute, alright?"
"Okay dad," sighed Danny. "Just please hurry up."
"I'll be right there," he assured his son, then hung up the phone.
By the time Danny finished his call, his brother and sister were already in the room sitting on either side of their mother.
"Dad's gonna be here any minute," he informed his mother who smiled through the pain; she knew Danny was scared but was trying to stay calm for his siblings.
True to his words a few seconds later Frank came rushing to the room. "Is it time?" he asked wanting to be sure.
Mary nodded with a smile, "it's time," she said softly.
"Do you have everything ready?"
"Yeah," she eased herself out of bed with her husband's help. "Let's go have our baby!"
Henry was sat in the living room with three anxious and worried yet excited kids, waiting for news on his grandson and daughter in law.
After two long hours the phone rang and the three kids ran to answer it, Joe elbowed Danny out of the way and picked up the phone to answer but his sister took it from his hand and gave it to her grandfather who answered the phone.
Danny whacked Joe on the back of the head and glared at him. "That's for elbowing me."
Joe glared at his big brother then turned the glare on his sister. "Why did you take the phone?" he whined.
"Because we're kids and grandpa is the adult," explained Erin, which caused both brothers to roll their eyes.
"Kids!" Henry said loudly, and when he was sure he had their attention he said: "you wanna see your baby brother?" he asked.
"Yeah," the three said in union.
As soon as they entered the room the kids hugged their parents then started interrogating them.
"Where is it?" asked Joe in haste.
"Is it a boy?" asked Danny hopefully
"Is it a girl? Please tell me it's girl," pleaded Erin.
Frank laughed, "the doctor is checking him, and it's a boy"
"What's his name?" asked Erin curiously.
"Jameson Matthew Reagan," replied Mary tiredly.
"Cool name." said Danny.
"When do we get to see him?" asked Joe.
"Right now," said the doctor with a smile.
"Amy!" said Mary with a smile; Amy was one of her dearest friends and she was surprised that she was the one to bring the child not a nurse.
"Hey Mary," Greeted the doctor as she came closer to Mary and gave her the small child.
"Is everything okay with him?" asked Mary worriedly.
"He's a perfectly healthy little boy and a handsome one at that," she said with a laugh.
"He's gonna be a handful," said Henry for the first time.
"Oh yeah," the doctor agreed with a chuckle, and at Mary's sigh she continued, "he's very quiet and friendly, but he is curious so you're gonna need to watch him carefully especially around small objects," she finished with a smile. "Congratulations!"
"Thank you," said Frank with a smile.
The doctor nodded and left.
"Do you guys wanna hold him?" asked Mary with a smile, and all the kids nodded eagerly, except Joe who ran out of the room before anyone can say anything.
"We'll go after him," said Danny dragging his sister with him, when he saw his father about to go after Joe.
Erin and Danny found Joe sitting on a chair in the waiting room looking like he was about to cry.
"Hey Joe," said Erin as she sat on the chair next to him.
"Why did you leave like that?" asked Danny sitting down.
Joe shrugged and sniffled but said nothing, Danny and Erin exchanged looks then turned back to their brother, "is this because of Jamie?" Erin asked quietly.
Joe lowered his gaze to the floor, "yes."
"You have nothing to worry about little brother," Danny assured his little brother.
"Will you guys still love me?" Joe asked worriedly.
Erin gaped at him while Danny looked shocked. "Of course we will, buddy!"
"I still loved Erin after you were born," said Danny.
"You won't love him more than you love me?" Joe asked quietly.
"You don't have to worry about that Joe, we will all love you no matter what," said Erin with a smile.
"Let's go say hi to our little brother."
"There you are!" exclaimed Mary. "I was so worried about you," she sat up in bed. "Come here joseph."
Joe climbed the bed and sat next to his mother who pulled him in a gentle hug. "I love you, you know that right?" he nodded against her chest. "And just because Jameson is here doesn't mean we'll love you any less," she continued.
"Your mother is right, Joe" said frank with a fond smile.
"Alright," said Frank who was holding little Jamie, "Joseph, say hi to your little brother," he commanded softly as he carefully put the child in Joe's arms.
"Hi," said Joe softly, and right then Jamie opened his eyes and smiled a little. "You and I are gonna be more than just brothers; we're gonna be best friends," Joe said with determination.
Next was Erin, "Hi Jamie, I'm your big sister Erin," she rocked him a bit. "I promise I'll be the best sister ever," she kissed his little forehead.
When Danny held him Jamie immediately smiled a big smile and extended his hand to his brother, Danny smiled and put his finger in his little brother's tiny hand. "I'll always protect you and be there for you no matter what. Always, kid."
Frank sat next to Mary on the bed and she leaned her head on his shoulder. They sat there watching their kids with smiles on their faces. They knew they'd be okay.
"Welcome to the family Jamie," he said softly.
I hope you like it I know this chapter is a bit boring but I needed something to start the series with
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