Title: Emily

Author: tvrox (and now helping out…Mousey!)

Summary: Jesse and Becky want to have another baby…

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A/N: Hi! It's me Mousey. You all probably don't know who the heck I am, unless of course, you have for some strange reason read my only fic, but ah well. Anyway, sorry we haven't updated in a while. You see, I was supposed to write this chap, but I never got around to it. (tvrox is real mad at me for it ^.^;;) Enjoy! Oh, and if you see the name Lei, we mean Jiang.

Chapter 4: The Good Mistake

Becky and Jesse Katsopolis waited patiently in the office of the Beijing Orphaned Children Center. Well, at least Becky was patient.

"Why are they taking so long? Is there something wrong?" Jesse cried. "Oh no, they ran out of kids, didn't they? We were just too late! And now we'll have to go to another Orphan Center and go through the same thing and then- "

"Jess, would you just calm down and sit?" Becky said with a smile. "This isn't a life threatening thing."

"You're right. I just have to calm down. Yes, I'm breathing in," Jesse said as he sat down. "And now I'm breathing out. Ah, I am at peace." Suddenly the door opened and a young lady with a clipboard in her hand stepped inside the office.

"Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Katsopolis. I am Shen Jianning, head of this Children's Center. Please call me Jiang. You may meet the children now."

"Let's go, let's go, let's go, and let's go!" Jesse shouted as he pulled Becky up from her chair and ran out the door with her.

"Jess! Do you know where we're supposed to go?" Becky cried.

"Of course I know where we're-" Jesse stopped as he turned the corner and saw how many doors there were down the hallway. He turned around walking back to Jiang. "So, where are we going?"

"Excuse my husband. He's a little nervous," said Becky apologetically.

"That's all right. Many people get very excited or nervous when they're about to adopt a child." Jiang smiled. "Follow me."



"Here we are," Jiang said as she opened the door. Becky and Jesse stepped into the room, expecting to see 2 or 3 year-old kids, but they saw something a little different.

"Um, Jiang, exactly how old are these kids?" asked Jesse.

"7 and 8. Isn't that what you asked for?"

"Well, we were kind of hoping to adopt a child a little younger." Becky said.

"Really? Hmm, I'm sorry. I'll go check your request sheet. Why don't you sit down and observe the kids for a while? I'm very sorry for this mistake." Jiang left the room.

Becky and Jesse, a little overwhelmed, sat down on the couch next to a young girl reading a book.

"Great. More waiting," Jesse said

"You want younger kids so you can spend a little time with them before you have to deal with explaining to them why they were left at the adoption center, why you adopted them, and how come all kids aren't adopted. Then you end up having to answer where babies come from and you feel as if the child you adopted is no longer a kid, which is the real reason you adopted him or her: to have fun with another kid."

"Yes, but it's not like we don't want any of these kids-wait a minute!" Becky stopped mid-sentence when she realized the previous speaker had in fact been the little girl sitting next to her. The child looked up at both of them.

"Of course you don't want any of these kids! You're not gonna love them as much as you're actual kids and then they'll feel so inferior that they will turn into one of those rebel kids and you will find yourself wishing you never adopted the poor kid-" the girl took a big breath for she was running out of it. "And you'll be so depressed!" Becky and Jesse looked blankly at her, then looked at each other.

"Well, you see…" Jesse started.

"Don't worry. When you find the right kid, you'll feel it right here," she said, patting Jesse's heart. She picked up her book and started reading. Becky glanced at the book she was reading and her heart fluttered.

"Great Expectations?! I love that book! But how could you-how old-where did you-"

"I'm a fast learner. I learned English on my own after I had mastered Chinese. Of course, that was when I was 4. I asked my teacher if she had any good English books, and she gave me this one." Becky was astounded. Suddenly, the young girl started humming "Hound Dog". Jesse's heart fluttered.

"What are you humming?"

"'Hound Dog', you know, by Elvis? He's my favorite singer!" Jesse looked at Becky. Becky looked at Jesse. They smiled. Jiang came back into the room.

"I'm dreadfully sorry. I read the numbers wrong. Now, I'll lead you to the 2 and 3 year-old room."

"Oh that won't be necessary. We're going to adopt her," Jesse said indicating the girl.

"Me?!"

"Well, I suppose…" Jiang said. "All right Kong Emei. Do you approve of these folks?"

"Yeah, they'll suit me just fine."

"Well, Emei, your new American name is Emily Katsopolis," said Becky.

"Cool."

"Now just sign these papers…now you Emily…good…congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Katsopolis, you have just added a new member to your family!"



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