Title: Little boy black and blue

Disclaimer: Don't own them......

Notes: Well, I always wanted to do this story. It's on Face's childhood, and how he meet the guys. I don't really remember all the facts on Face's life, so I kinda made it up. Oh, and I don't know the ages, so they are round about in their mid thirties, early forties. My story, my ages! ;)

This happens when Face gets shot in Without Reservations.

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Face just couldn't believe his luck. Straight after a mission where he nearly died, goes out for supper and gets shot! He would have laughed if it didn't hurt so much. The pain was excruciating, and breathing was making it worse.

He opened his eyes to see the ceiling. He looked around to see that he was still in the kitchen, but this time. He was alone.

His eyes snapped shut as pain ripped through his body, but this was a different kind of pain. This one, was worse...

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Twenty five years earlier....

A sad five year old looked around his home. It wasn't anything really fancy, the walls were old and had holes in them, the wall paper was half falling off. The furniture was old and falling to pieces. It was a small apartment, only one bed room, with one kitchen, one bathroom and a lounge.

He didn't really mind not having the money, as long as he had his momma. He looked around the lounge, there wasn't much in there, just two old chairs, and a small old oak table.

He frowned and went into the kitchen.

The kitchen was small, only have a tiny old stove in the corner, and a basin which had some dirty dishes.

He walked to the one cupboard and opened it, revealing it's emptiness. There was nothing. Not even a crump or a cookie. Nothing.

With a heavy sign, he made his way to the only bedroom.

Inside there was a single bed which had some blankets over it. The only thing that had sentimental value was his old teddy bear.

It was a chocolate brown teddy, and had an blue scarf around it's neck, it's fur was soft and silky.

The little boy climbed on the bed, and hugged his teddy.

"I wish momma was here," the little boy said sadly.

After a few minutes the child fell into a deep sleep.

A woman came out of the shadows once she saw that the boy was a sleep. She looked at how cute he was, with his tiny brown pants, and his old blue top. She knelt down at the side of the bed, and stroked his blond hair. She looked at his cute cuddly face which was squished against the teddy's head.

She wished she could take him with her. But she knew she couldn't.

"Goodbye, sweet angel," She whispered.

She silently stood up, and gave her son a gentle kiss on the forehead, before disappearing.

The little boy's eyes fluttered open, he looked around to see that the door was slightly moving.

"Mommy?" the boy asked.

Receiving nothing but silence, he got up quickly from the bed, and run to the door.

He looked around the lounge just in time to see the door slam shut.

"MOMMY!" the little boy yelled as he ran to the door.

He had to stand on his tip of his toes to reach the door knob. He bit his lower lip as he struggled to open the door.

"MOM!" he shouted through the door.

What seemed like a life time, the boy managed to open the door.

Just as he opened the door, he heard the car starting. He looked to see a woman in her late twenties, with long blond hair, and sad blue eyes, in the car.

"MOMMY!" the boy called excitedly.

The little boy smiled as when he saw his mom looking back at him. However the smile disappeared from his little face when he saw his mom start to drive out the drive way.

"Mom?" the little boy asked as he began to run to the car.

The little boy ran after the car as it drove out the drive-way and onto the streets.

"MOMMY!" the boy yelled.

He saw her looking at him as he ran to her, but then she turned, and started to drive away.

"NO MOMMY!" he screamed.

The little boy ran as fast as his little legs could carry him. He didn't even pay attention to the pain in his feet as the road tore at them, causing them to bleed. All he cared about was his mom, who was driving away, without him.

"MOM!" he cried out as he fell to his knees.

Tears run down his checks as he watched the car carrying on driving down the street. He tried to get up again, but this only caused him to fall back down.

"Mommy, please don't leave me here. I'll be good, I promise," the boy pleaded.

Through tear-filled eyes, he watched his mother's car disappear from site, leaving him alone.

"mom...." he said barely above a whisper.

He couldn't move, all he could do was stare at the horizon, wishing that his mother would return. But she never did.

He didn't know how long he sat there, all he knew was that his little heart was breaking, and that he was alone.

He looked at the sky, and noticed that it was night time. He had been there the whole day. With no one living in the area for him to go to, he slowly got up.

He looked one final time at the horizon, but saw nothing. With a heavy heart, he turned around and headed home. Tears still ran down his face as he entered his home.

He didn't look around, he didn't even close the door. He just walked slowly into the room, where he slowly climbed onto the bed.

He picked up his teddy bear, giving it a tight hugged. Hoping that it would take the pain away.

"What did I do wrong?" he asked his teddy.

He buried his head in the pillow as cried himself to sleep.

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Back at the restaurant....

Face felt the tears threaten to fall as the old pain came back, making it so overwhelming it made it hard to breathe.

"Anyone, please, I don't want to be alone," Face pleaded.

Silence was his only answer.

He bit his lip, trying to contain the cry that was so desperately wanted to escape.

"please..." Face said barely above a whisper as he fell back into his memories....

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Hopefully, the next chapter should be ready next week.