DISCLAIMER: I do not own any part of Passions or any of the characters below. If I did, Jessica would leave Spike already and take her baby with her. The nerve of him wanting to sell it! Hmmph!
I am just a major fan. Nothing more, nothing less.
(My apologies if the last chapter wasn't titled after all; I tried to have it be…maybe this chapter can explain the previous a little?)
"If anybody has any reason why Jared Carlton Casey should not join in marriage with Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald Crane, speak now or forever hold your peace."
What? Ethan thought, drifting away from thoughts of being married to Theresa and having a daughter named Callie who was marrying Chad and Whitney's son. He was thrown back into reality and went into the church.
"She can't marry him! She should marry me!" he shouted.
"Not this again," Jared groaned.
"Don't worry, sweetheart. I'll take care of it," Theresa assured him.
"Leave me alone, Ethan," Theresa said. "I'm going to marry Jared and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it."
"But why, Theresa?"
"I'm sick and tired of playing games, Ethan! I chased after you for so many years and lost myself in the process. Sure, you claim to love me now, but what happens when Gwen returns? Are you going to go back to her? I can't take this anymore. I'm ending these games once and for all."
"Besides," Jared cut into the conversation, "it's not just our lives we have to consider," he said while glaring at Ethan. "We have to think of this little one here, too," he placed his hand on Theresa's abdomen.
"You mean, you're pregnant?" Ethan asked Theresa. She nodded. "Well, that's great!"
"Huh?" a stunned Jared inquired.
"Theresa and I are going to have another baby!" Ethan exclaimed. "We made love while you were in the hospital, and now there's something good coming from it!"
"Ethan, this isn't your baby. It's Jared's," Theresa said.
"But our wild night of passionate love two months ago--" Ethan protested.
"I told Jared about it as soon as we found out I was pregnant, so we went and had an amnio performed. It confirmed that Jared, NOT you, is the father."
"But--" Ethan started.
"What she said is true, Ethan," Jared interrupted. "So, I'm sorry…wait…NOT!"
"You can continue, Father Lonigan," Theresa said, turning back to the old priest. "Just ignore Ethan."
"And he is so obviously going to keep protesting," Jared added, "so just skip to the 'I now pronounce you' part."
"I now pronounce you husband and wife," Father Lonigan said. "You may kiss the bride."
Jared scooped Theresa up and kissed her passionately. "I love you Tess," he whispered.
"I love you too Jared," she whispered back.
"I can't wait for this little one," he said.
Jared kissed her again.
Theresa, how could you do this? How could you marry scum like Jared Casey? Ethan thought. That should be my baby, not his. I should be up there.
"Oh, and before I forget," Theresa said to her guests as they went around the church to congratulate the newlyweds on their marriage and impending arrival.
Ethan perked up in case she changed her mind already or he was just dreaming and would wake up to find her in his warm embrace.
"We're having twins!"
Having heard the words very clearly, Ethan gasped and fainted.
Okay, now I'm done. Completely done, not just done with the chapter. I hope you enjoyed it…but now I think I might have to do a Therethan fic…I can't decide between Therethan or Jaresa….
Thank you to all the loyal reviewers, especially Cat ()! Your reviews encouraged me to write more.
Muchas gracias and I hope you were not disappointed.