AN:… No, I didn't die…I've just been super busy. There's one more chapter to this story… granted… I don't know when I'll post it, hopefully next week, along with a chapter to EGWC. Though I want to get out a short story, Christmas fic. Nevertheless, I did remember L2LY and I updated a chapter. That earns me SOME kind of credit. In addition, some of the facts in this story are mixed up a.k.a Holly's age, is because I mixed this story up with… oh, Smile I love you. It's very easy to do that! But I think if we all smile and nod… we'll all be happy. But I did begin writing the last chapter. I'll try, really really hard to get out the last chapter and a chapter to EGWC. Ok? Please don't hate me :(. But I really have been super busy, life is such a drag. Stupid job and college crap… As a senior in HS I should really be livin-it-up grr. But anyway… I hope you like the second to last chapter :) And I'm sorry :(. R&R Enjoy.
Eric ran around the house, jumping over chairs, climbing over tables, looking for things to throw in a suitcase for Donna.
"Eric… I have the suitcase." Donna said, holding a brown suitcase.
"Don't worry Donna! I'm ready! I've got everything under control!" Eric said running into the kitchen.
The front door opened, revealing a very sleepy Jackie.
"Morning." Jackie yawned.
"Take me to the hospital." Donna said walking past Jackie.
"What about Eric?" Jackie asked a bit more alert.
"Oh… he'll figure it out eventually." Donna said, half way out the door.
Eric ran past Jackie and into the bedroom, holding a bunch of can goods. Jackie shook her head and followed Donna.
"Well… you did freak out…" Hyde said as he and Eric sat in the waiting room.
"So she had to leave me?" Eric asked, with a pout.
"Dude, when I got there your pants were on backwards and you were holding a can of peaches looking for Donna… hell, be happy I didn't leave you."
"Oh… shut up!" Eric said, folding his arms and slouching in his seat.
Jackie walked into the waiting room yawning. She sat next to Hyde and placed her head on his shoulder.
"She's fine… went with the drugs… she's… half delirious… I left as she went into a rant about how pretty the rainbows were."
"Is that normal?" Eric asked suddenly worried.
"… No…" Jackie said after a few seconds of thought.
"Oh… god." Eric said getting up.
Donna was reading a magazine when Eric stormed in.
"Stay away from the rainbows!" He shouted. Donna looked at him as if he had gone mad.
"What rainbows?" Donna asked. Eric looked at her and then around the room.
"Never mind. How are you doing?" he asked, pulling a chair up to her bed.
"Pretty good, the pain is limited. You know, with the drugs and stuff." Donna nodded.
"Ah, good, good. So…"
"Yeah, I'm not sorry I left you." Donna said, and then began reading her magazine again.
"What? You were a mess… you're wearing my shirt!" Donna said. Eric looked down.
"How is this your shirt?"
"Take it off and look at the back." Eric unbuttoned the shirt and turned it over. It had the name Donna written in cursive on back.
"Hmm… no wonder why it was so big." Eric said, mainly to himself.
Donna slightly growled at him.
"I can't believe they kicked me out of the delivery room!"
"Erica, calm your ass! That's what you get for threatening a nurse."
"She started it!" Eric said in his own defense. Hyde looked at him, with a look of doubt.
Jackie walked out in her scrubs and looked at Eric annoyed.
"Congrats. You have a gorgeous, healthy, boy and girl." Jackie's look of annoyance, turned into a bright smile as Eric tightly hugged her.
Donna sat holding a bundle of blue blankets, as Eric sat on the edge of the bed with Pink blankets.
"They are so gorgeous." Eric said looking at the tiny faces of his two children.
"I know." Donna smiled.
"Luke and Desiray Foreman." The nurse repeated to the couple.
"Yep." Eric nodded. Donna smiled and then lightly kissed Eric's shoulder.
Eric smiled and bent his head capturing Donna into a passionate kiss. The nurse smiled and left the new family alone.
Eric thought about crying himself as his daughter sobbed in his arms. Donna had gotten Luke back to sleep and was now in her own dream world. Eric had tried everything, but nothing soothed the two week old baby.
"Desi… baby… sweetie…" Eric mumbled rocking his tiny daughter. And for a second, a minor second there was silence. Eric took in a breath. But then, the shrill cries erupted again. "Desi… baby… sweetie…" Eric began chanting again.
"Eric?" He turned to see a groggy Donna in her robe. "Why is she crying like that?"
"I don't know!" Eric began sobbing himself. Donna looked at him, confused and then took the baby out of his hands.
"Good god man, pull yourself together!" Donna said and then began rubbing Desiray's back. "Desi likes her back rubbed, Luke likes the rocking. Jesus Eric, calm down."
"No! Desi likes the rocking, Luke likes the back rub." Donna motioned to the half-asleep child in her arms. "Or maybe Desi likes her back rubbed."
Donna's face softened a bit. "Look, Eric, you'll get it. It's been a hectic two weeks… you'll be a professional in the next few weeks to come."
"Yeah I know." Eric shrugged and then got up. "I'm gonna go to sleep. Hyde and they are coming over. I want to look at least like hell instead of dead."
"Ok." Donna said quietly. Eric kissed her forehead and then walked to their bedroom. Donna shook her head and walked to the nursery.
"Steven was exactly like that. You remember. Jordan wouldn't go near Steven." Jackie said, sipping her tea.
"I know, but Jackie… he cried." Donna said resting her head on the table. Jackie nodded and sipped her tea.
"He's stressed out Donna… I don't know how many times Steven broke down into tears."
"Are you serious?" Donna asked, not even amused, more like scared.
"Oh god yes." Jackie said, as if it was perfectly normal.
"Wow… I think I have new… lack of respect for Hyde." Donna said, mainly to herself. Jackie shrugged.
"Yeah… Steven's one of a kind that way." Jackie said,
Eric walked in, yawning. "Getting some soda for me and Hyde." He stated going towards the fridge. Jackie smiled and nodded, and Donna looked at him.
"How are the twins?"
"Good… good, sleeping." Eric mumbled a bit and then walked out of the kitchen.
"He's sooo… I don't know… unconfident?"
"Hmm… I like lanky better." Jackie said, looking towards the living room. Donna shook her head.
Desiray stared at her father. She was being unusually quiet, and it slightly irked Eric. Out of the two Desiray was the loudest and most consistent with the noise. She was like Jackie, except… you know… cute. Luke was the quieter one, he liked his space and his parents, sometimes, maybe even Desiray, other then that he was a "Hyde" type child.
It amused Eric that his children were already picking up their god-parents personalities, and it had only been one visit.
"Desi, what's wrong?" She still didn't say anything. Eric rocked her a bit, and she began fussing. After his heart began pumping, again he smiled and stopped the rocking and brought her over his shoulder, gently rubbing her back. "That's my girl."
"Eric, put the child in her crib, it's already ten." Donna said walking out of the hall.
"Ok, ok, god!" Eric said and then walked to the nursery. He checked the baby monitor and Luke who was dead to the world in dream land. He gently laid the tiny girl in her crib and he smiled. "You know what guys? I'm the luckiest dad in the world."
He shut the lights off and went to his bedroom.
Donna smiled and straightened her green blouse. Jackie and Hyde were sitting on the Pews. Holly was walking around looking for things to play with. Jordan, now one, was clinging on to his mother.
Eric was holding Luke, as Desiray slept peacefully in the bassinet. Donna smiled and was more then excited about the christening. Kitty and Red were next to the Hyde family. And Bob and Joanne were on the opposite pews. Bud was behind Red and Kitty, and Midge was two pews behind Bob. Kelso and Danielle were next to Bud. And finally Fez and Jesse were behind Bob and Joanne
"Mr. and Mrs. Foreman?" The priest asked.
"Go on." Donna smiled.
"Will the God-Parents of Luke Gregory Foreman, please step up." Jackie and Hyde stood up and walked to the "bird bath" as Red was now referring it too.
The priest began the second christening ceremony with Jackie and Hyde, for Luke. Red was dozing off here and there. Kitty was still bubbling. Kelso was reading a "How to make a commitment for Dummies" book, as Danielle, smiled and watched the christening. Bob sat proud, for his grandchildren, as Midge looked bored. Jesse was whispering about names she wanted for her kids to Fez, who simply glared at her.
Eric and Donna were smiling proudly as Jackie held Luke, with Hyde right behind her, arm around her shoulder. Eric placed his hand around Donna's waist and kissed her cheek softly.
"We're the luckiest people in the world." He whispered to her. Donna just nodded as thin lines of tears ran from her eyes down her face.
Donna crawled into bed and snuggled up close to Eric.
"How can a baby have a false alarm?" Eric asked, wrapping his arm around her waist.
"Very, very simple, he was making noises in his sleep." Donna smiled.
"Ah." Eric smiled. "Well, this parenting stuff isn't such a big deal." Eric stated
"I'm happy for you." Donna laughed a bit.
"I wonder what it's going to be like in ten years from now." Eric asked to the room.
"I don't know." Donna said, sleep evident in her voice. "We're just gonna have to wait and see."
Eric was about to reply when he heard the soft breathing pattern of his wife sleeping.
"Well," He stated softly to the room. "I wish I didn't have to wait. I wish I could just know." Soon sleep caught up with him. The Foreman household laid silent.