Okay, and here it is. The Epilogue. Enjoy as you take the last look into the lives of Randy, Annie, Rose, and Rene.
September 15, 2004 St. Francis Hospital in St. Louis.
"Come on Annie, just one more push. That's it, one big puuuuuuusssshhh!!" the nurse coached Annie as she gave the final push that brought she and Randy's babies into the world.
Annie began to weep as she heard cries escape from the mouths of her newborn twins. "Looks like we've got one girl and one boy. Dad, would like to do the honors?"
Randy couldn't keep the tears from his eyes as he walked over and cut the babies free from their umbilical cords. When the babies were finally cleaned and wrapped in soft blankets, a very tired, but happy Annie was handed her babies. Randy let her hold them both for a fraction of a second before giving her the puppy dog eyes and taking his son into his arms.
"I'm glad we thought of names for both of them," Annie smiled, tears in her eyes.
"Me too," Randy swallowed the lump in his throat as he looked down into the faces of their children.
"Oh God, Randy. Look at what we've created. They're perfect," she began to cry.
"Thank you, Annie. Thank you for all of this," Randy bent down and kissed her forehead, "Are you feeling okay? Are you in any pain, baby?"
"No. How can I feel anything other than happiness right now?" she smiled up at him.
"It was nice of Vince to give us a few months together with them before we have to get back to work, huh? You'll get to work from home, and I'll fly home every Monday night."
"Yah," Annie paused and looked up at him, "Randy?"
"What is it, honey?"
"It's strange, but…I love them so much, and I've just met them."
"I know, sweetie. Me too."
Rene and Rose burst through the hospital doors and ran toward Annie's father, "Tim! Did we make it in time?" Rene called from the entrance.
Tim smiled at the young couple, "Well, she just delivered. They're in there right now."
Rose ran up to him, "Was it a boy or a girl?"
"Both," he cracked a happy smile, "They had twins."
"I knew they were hiding something!" Rose exclaimed. She had noticed how large Annie had gotten during the last four months of her pregnancy, but for some reason the thought of them having twins had never crossed her mind. She had been too busy teasing Annie when she finally broke down and bought maternity clothes.
Rene smiled down at his girlfriend and took her hand in his, raising it to his mouth, he brushed a kiss over the promise ring that graced her left ring finger, "Calm down, sweetie. They probably just wanted to surprise everyone."
"I know, but I wish I had known so I could have bought both boy and girl baby clothes for her baby shower. I thought it was odd that she didn't care what type of clothes we bought. She knew it wouldn't matter."
"Yup. That's my girl. Always clever!" Tim laughed.
Bob and Elaine Orton smiled at Tim and opened their mouths to say something, but then saw the doctor coming and instead turned all of their attention to him. "Well, can we go see them or not?" Bob asked.
"Yes, but only two at a time."
Tim gestured toward the Orton's to go ahead and go first. When they emerged with happy grins on their faces, Rene and Rose forced Tim to go in next. Finally, when it was their turn, Rose wrapped her arms around Rene's waist and together they walked to see the two miracles that had been brought into this world by two of the best people they knew.
Upon entering the room, Rose's jaw dropped and she let out an "Aaaaaawwww. Oh my gosh, you two. They're beautiful!"
They both made it over to where the twins were being held by mommy and daddy. "What did you name them?" Rene was the first to ask.
Annie smiled down at the little boy cradled in her arms, "This is Dominic Nathaniel Orton," she said as she held him up toward Rose, "You want to hold him?"
"Yes! Most definitely!" Rose said as she eagerly, yet gently took the baby into her arms and cradled him to her. "Hi there, little Dominic. I'm Rose, you're aunt."
Randy and Annie exchanged pleased glances at Rose's claim of aunt-hood to the infant, Dominic. Rose looked up at them, "What did you name my niece?" she gestured to the bundle that Randy held in his arms.
Randy smiled a proud, fatherly smile, "This is Elizabeth Nicole Davis. She's named after Annie's mother," Randy informed.
Rene smiled approvingly, then a bit nervously, "Can I, you know, hold her?"
Randy grinned, "Sure." Randy handed the baby over to the younger man, "Careful, now," he said as he placed the baby in Rene's arms.
Rose looked over at Rene. He looked almost comical holding the baby at first, then he relaxed into it almost immediately. He smiled down at the little girl and touched her chubby, red cheek. Little Elizabeth smiled at him then, and Rene felt his heart melt. 'I want one…' he whined inside his head to himself.
Rose saw that look on his face and laughed softly, "You look a little boy in a pet store," she teased. Annie and Randy laughed and Rene felt embarrassed and blushed slightly, but stopped when Rose winked at him, letting him know she was only joking.
Eventually Rose and Rene placed the babies back into the arms of their parents. "We'd better get going. You guys could probably use some quiet time. When do you get to leave?"
Annie took a deep contented breath, "We're not sure yet. Probably in a few days."
"Well let us know, okay? You guys still haven't had a house warming party yet," Rose smiled.
Randy looked up from his son's sleeping face, "It just got finished a week ago," he shrugged. "We wanted to wait until the babies got home-"
His words were cut short and Rene and Rose's departure was halted when four more people entered the room, "So, where are those future WWE superstars?"
"Paul, Stephanie, Ric, Dave…I'm glad you guys made it!" Randy beamed.
"We jumped on a plane together as soon as we heard you went into labor, Annie," Stephanie explained. "I knew you were getting big, but none of us even considered you could be pregnant with twins!"
"I know. I wanted to surprise everyone. What can I say? It was my pregnancy hormones that made me lie, honest."
What used to be Evolution laughed quietly at Annie's little jest, then crowded around to see the twins. All of the friends lingered there until they had all wished the new parents and their children well. Stephanie and Paul announced that there was a little Levesque on the way, while Dave informed them that he and his wife Angie were going to have to try and "Make some of these."
Ric claimed that he had raised enough children and that since they hadn't produced any grandchildren, he was claiming the twins as surrogate grandbabies. Randy and Annie laughed, and announced that Paul and Stephanie were the Godparents of their children.
Rose and Rene were the last to leave. Rose gave Annie a gentle, but firm hug, "Take care and get some rest, okay?"
"Don't worry, I plan on sleeping very well tonight," Annie confirmed.
Rene and Randy exchanged handshakes and a slight (but manly, lol.) hug.
Later that night, everyone slept peacefully. The twins, Dominic and Elizabeth slept quietly in the nursery at St. Francis while their parents slept snuggly in the twin sized hospital bed in the room across the hall. The two young parents were determined to pass their love on to their children just as they did to one another.
In a nearby hotel, Rose and Rene lay in each other's arms facing inward toward each other. Their love had prospered so far throughout the months. Sure, they fought but it was rarely, and they always reconciled immediately afterwards. Rene had promised himself to her, and the symbol of his promise, that Rose wore around her finger, gleamed slightly in the dim lights that came in through the window.
While the world would change over the course of many years, and the future lay unknown, a few things were destined never to change. The friendships that had been formed remained strong and firmly rooted and the love that was found was never lost.
Hey, not much of an epilogue, but at least you got some of your questions answered. Wow, I can't believe how quick I wrote this, lmao. Well, it looks like I still haven't figured out what I'm going to write next. When I figure it out, I'll post it on my website or you can just wait for my new story, lol. (go to the website…)
Anyway, there it is. You know, this is a good way to pass the time between Seven and eight. I hate the anticipation that's growing because of this damn draft thing…arg!! I can't take the pressure!!!
I BETTER GET REVIEWS FOR THIS AND THE LAST CHAPTER!! DON'T BE A SLACKER!! REVIEW THEM BOTH!!
P.S. Peace out, ya'll. Until my next fiction! (you probably won't have to wait long, lol, or you could just visit my website, lmao. I'll probably have more time to update that now. Well, until I start my next story anyway. Well, that's all.
DISCLAIMER: (I don't think it has to be anywhere specific, but here it is): I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING WWE, AEROSMITH, THE ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL, DISTURBED, OR ANY OTHER BAND, CORPORATION, ETC. I ONLY OWN THE CHARACTERS I CREATED: ANNIE, ROSE, TIM, ELIABETH (Annie's mom), DOMINIC, AND ELIZABETH NICOLE. ALSO, ANYTHING ELSE THAT DOESN'T BELONG TO ME, I DON'T OWN THAT EITHER, OS THERE. NOW, HAVE A NICE DAY!