Disclaimer: I don't own AMC (Although I would love to write for them) or any of the characters except for Darian Ramirez.

AN: Okay this is my first AMC fanfic, dreamt it so had to write it. Oh and technically the ages of almost all the younger characters are off..Bianca was born in 1988 which would make her 16 going on 17, not in college. Jamie is also a little bit older than he should be..I think he's supposed to be actually younger than Bianca, but not sure on that one. I'm keeping the ages that AMC has for the characters, but it sort of clashes with my story so bare with me.


Tad was sitting downstairs on the couch in his house. He was waiting for Jamie to finish getting ready so they could go out. After Thanksgiving things had gotten a little tense and Tad wanted to get his kids mind off of everything, especially a little blonde slut named Babe.

He would never tell J.R. and he wouldn't confront Babe right now with her being pregnant, but his true feelings was that Babe was nothing more than a money grubbing, two timing little hussy who would do whatever she could to get her so called Dynasty. With Adam already hassling J.R., Tad knew that if he voiced his opinion it would only make things worse.

Thunder crashed loudly and the dim house flashed from the lightning outside. It had been raining for a good twenty minutes and it seemed to be getting worse.

"Jamie come on!" Tad called up the stairs. "If we don't leave soon we're going to be caught up in a monsoon!"

"I'm coming, I'm coming!" Jamie called back.

"Yeah that means another at least another ten minutes," Tad said to himself.

A knock rapped loudly on the door.

"You know you're worse than a woman Jamie!" He yelled as he walked over to the front door.

He opened the door to reveal a pale young woman with black hair and blue eyes standing there. Her black jacket and jeans were soaked from the rain.

"Can I help you he asked?"

"I'm looking for Tad Martin," She said through chattering teeth.

"That would be me. Why don't you come in out of the rain." He told her opening the door.

She walked past him inside.

"Hold on a second and I'll get you a towel." Tad closed the door and walked into the kitchen.

The girl searched the room with her blue eyes. This guy was rich. It made her hate him all the more. All though she truly couldn't blame him, Tad didn't know after all. He'd find out soon enough and then she'd see what kind of a man he really was.

"Who are you?"

She whirled around and saw a tall man, eighteen or nineteen at best, dressed in jeans, a blue shirt, and jacket staring at her.

"I was just about to ask the same question James," Tad said coming back with a towel and handing it to the girl.

Wrapping it around her shoulders she stared up at Tad. Suddenly she was getting cold feet. She didn't know why she was here. She turned to leave, when she suddenly got very dizzy. The room was spinning so fast and she suddenly lost her bearing. She felt arms wrap around her as she fell.

"Hey take it easy," Tad said guiding her over to the couch.

"I'm fine. It's just been a long trip."

"Jamie go get a glass of water will ya?"

"Sure," He replied walking into the kitchen.

Tad brushed the hair out of her face and that's when he saw the dried blood on her forehead.

"You're hurt."

"I'm fine," She insisted pushing his hand away. "I told you it was a long trip."

Jamie came back in the room and handed her the water.

"Well maybe you should tell me who you are and what exactly you're doing here," Tad said crossing his arms over his chest.

She sipped the water and put it down on the table. "My name is Darian." She looked directly into Tad's eyes. "Darian Ramirez."

Tad's face remained unchanged. "Why is it you wanted to see me?"

Darian's heart fell. She was sure he would have remembered her mother, but apparently he didn't. It was more than likely just a one night stand that he blew off the next morning.

"Darian, you all right?"

"It was stupid of me to come here," She told him standing up.

"Well wait a minute what's all this about?" Tad asked following her lead.

"Nothing you would remember."

Tad reached out and took her arm. Darian quickly pulled away from him.

"Don't do that."

"Okay kid listen up, one it's pouring rain outside and I'm willing to bet you have no where to go. Two, you've obviously come a long way to see me, so you might as well tell me why."

The room was spinning again and Darian put a hand to her head.

"Are you all right?" Jamie asked.

"Look this was one big mistake."

"I don't even know what this is about!" Tad exclaimed. "Maybe if you clued me in I could help."

"You could have helped twenty years ago by sticking around!"

Tad was beyond perplexed. "Come again."

"Ramirez, as in Rose Ramirez. Does that ring any bells at all?"

"Dad what is she talking about?"

"Rose Ramirez?" Tad walked over and sat down on the couch.

"So you do remember her?"

"Of course I remember her," Tad said almost sadly. "She was the one who convinced me to come back home."

"Come back home?" Jamie asked.

"I did something stupid when I was a kid and I ran away for year or so. I ran into Rose when I was in Florida." He ran a hand through his brown curls. "She was beautiful."

"You talk like you loved her," Darian fumed.

"I did, more than anyone I had ever loved at the time."

Darian took a step towards him. "Somehow I don't believe you."

"Believe what ever you want kid," Tad said angrily. "Rose Ramirez was something special."

"Yeah, if you loved her so much then why'd you leave her while she was pregnant with your child?"


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