Chapter 47: It All Ends Here

(A/N: credit goes to Diablo666 for the idea of the return of Zack's girlfriend and her son.)

A young, blonde haired woman was standing in front of the doorway. Beside her was a small, 2 year old child who resembled Zack and even had long hair like him except his hair was black. He also wore black clothing like a goth which consisted on a black skull shirt, black jeans, black boots and a trench coat.

"Wait, did you say girlfriend?" asked Lois.

"Did you say SON?!?!" asked Zack.

"Did somebody say, McDonald's?!?!" asked Peter as everybody in the room gave Peter a look, "What? It was totally set up for it."

"You had a son?" asked Meg, "You told me you were a virgin!"

"I was," said Zack, "Well, sorta."

"What the hell do you mean sorta?" asked Meg.

"He means he shoved his card into the ATM," said Chris, "But quickly chickened out before he could get the money out."

"CHRIS!!! Watch your language," said Lois.

"No, he's pretty much right," said Zack, "What are you doing here anyway, Nicole? I thought you didn't want to see me again."

"I don't," said Nicole, "This has to do with your son."

"Speaking of which, why the hell don't I know about him?" asked Zack, "I had a son 2 years ago and you never told me?!?!"

"Alright, I'll tell you now," said Nicole, "This is your son and his name is Cody. The only reason I found you was because I want child support."

"Wait a minute," said Chris, "You leave Zack because he loses his job at Burger King. And now you suddenly appear from out of the blue for Child Support?"

"That's right," she said, "He promised me things when he would become Assistant Manager. Shiny things! He made up some excuse that some fat kid cost him his job! If I find out it's true, I'll gut that kid up with a fork and spoon his eyes out!"

"It's all a lie. It was totally Zack's fault," said Chris as he then turned to Zack, "You really picked a winner here," he whispered.

"Umm... hey there Cody," said Zack as he spoke to the small child. Cody, slowly looks up at Zack.

"My heart and soul burn," said Cody in a deadpan manner, "They burn from loneliness and two years of a fatherless childhood."

"Is he... EMO?" asked Zack.

"Yes," said Nicole, "This is your fault, you know."

"How is it my fault?" asked Zack.

"You were never there for your own son," she said, "How is he supposed to know how to be happy if you're not there for him?"

"But from what I'm hearing YOU never told him about Cody's existence until now," said Chris, "If it's anybody's fault it's-"

"Say, you're a fat kid," said Nicole, "And your clothing match Zack's description of the kid."

"-Zack's fault," said Chris, "It's all on Zack."

"Well Zack won't be giving you a dime!" said Meg, "Isn't that right?"

"I... I don't know," said Zack.

"What do you mean you don't know?" asked Meg angrily.

"I want to support Cody," said Zack.

"You can't!" protested Meg.

"But, he's my son," said Zack.

"And you already have a child!" said Meg.

"But still... he's my son," said Zack.

"But Meg's right," said Peter, "You're already raising that one kid... Jeff."

"Don't steal my running gag!" said Adam West who popped his head in the window and left.

"Well, I want my money in about a week," said Nicole, "So you two better reach an agreement or I'm taking this family to court."

She then slams the door.

"Perky little bitch, ain't she?" asked Brian.

"What do we do?" asked Lois.

"We don't support her," said Meg.

"Meg, you heard what she said," said Zack, "She'll take us to court if we don't."

"Zack, you can't support her!" said Meg, "We'll try to fight it!"

"Meg, we'll lose if we go to court," said Zack, "They'll see that I bailed out on one kid and take Maddie away from us. I HAVE to do this!"

"I didn't think about that," said Meg, "I really don't want to lose Madeline."

"And that's why I'm gonna go look for a job, first thing tomorrow morning," said Zack.

"Yeah, it should be easy," said Peter, "Even easier than Yakko finding out Dot's secrets on Animaniacs."

Cutaway

In the Warner's water tower, Yakko walks up to Dot who is reading a book.

"I couldn't help but notice something," said Yakko.

"What?" asked Dot.

"I notice that you never wear a shirt," said Yakko.

"...Yeah..." said Dot.

"I also notice that you don't wear a bra or have breasts," said Yakko.

"..." Dot just stares at Yakko.

"Okay, let's just cut to the chase," said Yakko, "You're really a guy aren't you?"

(A/N: I apologize to Animaniac fans)

End Cutaway

The next day at James Woods High, Meg is looking through her locker as usual. Connie D'amico then walks up to her.

"What do you want?" asked Meg, "Are you gonna talk about my enormous ass, my condom hat, or that I'm a fat cow that got lucky with a guy?"

"Actually it's about Zack," said Connie, "I heard that his ex girlfriend came back."

"What about it?" asked Meg.

"Don't you find it strange that she came out from out of the blue?" asked Connie, "And that she somehow knew where he lived?"

"I guess..."

"And what about the fact that he slept with her and never told you?" asked Connie.

"Hey, you're right," said Meg, "I'm going to talk to him first thing when I get home."

"You should," said Connie, "Oh and by the way, you're now an enormous assed, condom hat wearing fat cow with a cheating husband."

"...ARRRGH!!!" shouted Meg angrily.

Meanwhile at the house, Zack comes home in a suit looking very tired.

"So did you find anything?" asked Lois.

"Nothing," said Zack, "I was turned down at every job interview."

Flashback

At Home Depot, Zack is in the manager's office getting interviewed.

"Well, you're resume seems to be in good order," said the Manager, "But I'm afraid you're over qualified for this particular job."

"Well, thank's anyway," said Zack as he left.

"Next applicant!" said the Manager as a man walked in and sat down, "According to your Resume, you're from Mexico, yes?"

"Que?" asked the man.

"And do you know ANY English?" he asked.

"Habla no ingles," he said.

"Welcome aboard Pedro," said the Manager, "You've got the Customer Service job."

End Flashback

"Hey, maybe I can get you a job at the Mini Mart," said Chris, "I could talk to Carl about it."

"Nah. I don't wanna go back to being a clerk," said Zack, "Being shot on a daily basis was NOT fun. Besides I don't really feel like talking about nude scenes in movies all day."

"Carl and I don't talk about movies all day," said Chris, "We engage in intellectual conversations that help stimulate the mind."

"And that's not all that it stimulates," said Zack.

Everybody else then enters the room.

"Any luck?" asked Peter.

"None whatsoever," said Zack.

"Well there's gotta be something you can do," said Lois.

"I know," said Peter, "I can get you a job selling butt scratchers."

"I don't think so," said Zack.

"It's easy. Butt scratcher?" asked Peter holding a butt scratcher.

"Peter, don't-"

"Butt scratcher?"

"No."

"Butt scratcher!"

"No."

"Butt scratcher?"

"NO!"

"Butt scratcher?"

"NOOOO!!"

"Butt scratch-"

"SHUT UP!"

"...Butt scratcher?"

"...Butt scratcher," said Zack as he took the butt scratcher from Peter.

"Ah, Butt scratcher," said Peter in pride.

Zack then suddenly proceeds to beat up Peter with the butt scratcher.

"BUTT SCRATCHER!!!" Zack Screams, "BUTT SCRATCHER, BUTT SCRATCHER, BUTT SCRATCHER, BUTT SCRATCHER!!!"

"Aha! Butt scratcher!" said Peter as he pulled out a butt scratcher and got into a butt scratcher sword fight.

"Butt scratcher!!!" they both shouted as they beat each other up.

"NO MORE BUTT SCRATCHER!!!" shouted Lois as they both stopped and she threw both the butt scratchers away.

"Awww, butt scratcher..." said Peter and Zack in unison.

Meg then walks into the house rather steamed and slams the door.

"Mom, what's wrong?" asked Maddie.

"Zack, I don't want you to give that woman a damn cent!" said Meg angrily.

"But Meg, the court-" said Zack before he was interrupted.

"I don't care!" said Meg, "I don't want you to have anything to do with her!"

"To do with what?" Maddie asked.

"Maddie, go to your room," said Meg.

"But mom-" said Maddie.

"I think you better do what she says," said Lois, "This is between your mother and father."

Maddie then reluctantly goes upstairs. Stewie then takes a seat on the couch along with Tilly and C.J.

"Ooh, gossip," said Stewie, "And it involves a lady friend of Zack's."

"You too, Stewie," said Lois.

"Oh, very well," said Stewie as he walked upstairs, "But if there's screaming, hitting, and blood involved... I shall kill you!"

"Meg, I'm going to give her the money," said Zack.

Why? Do you still have feelings for her?" she asked.

"No way!" said Zack, "I love you and only. You know that."

"If that's true then why did you lie to me about being a virgin?" she asked.

"Listen, I didn't think that it would count."

"And here's another thing that's been bugging me," said Meg, "How in the hell did she know where you lived?"

"I don't know!" said Zack, "I never gave her the address! I swear!"

"Just like how you lied to me before?" she asked angrily.

"Meg, you're acting crazy!" said Zack, "Why are you getting so bent out of shape?"

"Meg, stop-" said Lois before being interrupted.

"Shh! Lois, I wanna see where this is going," said Peter.

"I'll bet you plan on cheating on me!" she said, "You still have feelings for her!"

"I do not!" said Zack.

"Then why are you agreeing on paying her child support?" she asked.

"You... you wouldn't understand," said Zack.

"There is something going on between you two," said Meg.

"...Meg, I-"

"NO!!!" screamed Meg, "GET OUT!!! I DON'T EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!!"

"Meg, you don't understand," pleaded Zack.

"I SAID GET OUT!" she shouted once more.

"You know what? Fine," said Zack, "You wanna act like a bitch? Go ahead!"

Zack then walks out the door and slams it shut.

"Oh my god..." said Lois.

"Wow!" said Peter, "Just... wow! That was so freaking awesome! The way you screamed at him and how it got all tense... Just awesome. Okay, you can come back in Zack."

"Peter, what are you talking about?" asked Lois.

"It's just an act, right?" asked Peter, "Meg and Zack never argue like that."

"No dad," said Meg, "That wasn't an act. He really left."

"My god! He's really gone?" asked Peter.

"No Peter," said Brian, "This is all a cleverly acted farce for your entertainment and enjoyment."

"Oh what a relief," said Peter.

"NO!!!" shouted Brian, "HE'S GONE!!! HE'S F(bleep)ING GONE!!! THIS IS REAL!!!"

"Meg you can't do this," said Lois, "This is a huge mistake! I mean he loved you! He loved YOU! How many guys have actually done that without being disappointed that you weren't really a guy and that they were actually gay?"

"I don't care, anymore," said Meg.

"What's going on, here?" asked Maddie as she came from downstairs, "W-where's dad?"

"He's gone," said Meg.

"He is coming back... right?" asked Maddie.

"No, Maddie," said Meg, "I don't want him to some back."

"No... daddy..." cried Maddie as she began to cry.

"This is the worst thing to happen to this family," said Peter, "This is even worse than clown porn!"

Flashback

I'm not even going to touch this subject. C'mon! It's clown porn! Freaking CLOWN PORN! It's just... No! Ugh!

End Flashback.

A few days later, Meg is stuffing all of Zack's stuff in a box. She's pissed, sad, and confused all at once.

"Meg, this is crazy," said Lois.

"Mom, I don't care," said Meg, "I don't want to see him again."

"Mom, you can't do this!" said Maddie, "You and dad have to get back together!"

"We're not getting back together," said Meg, "This is real life, not a fairytale!"

"C'mon, Meg! You've gotta forgive him!" said Peter.

"Yeah, so he made the mistake of having a kid with another woman," said Chris, "So he sorta lied about being a virgin just to make you feel special. So he wants to actually pay his ex girlfriend for child support... Man he was boned from the start."

Jillian enters the house holding Tilly and C.J.

"Hi everybody," said Jillian.

"How come Zack isn't with you?" asked Peter, "I thought he was staying with you guys."

"He didn't want to come," said Jillian, "All he ever does is lie on the couch, drink beer, and cry. He's just like dad, except for the crying part. When I told him that, THEN he was like dad."

"What did he do?" asked Brian.

"Swore to the top of his lungs and called the nearest female, being me, a bitch," said Jillian.

"Zack's crying?" asked Meg.

"Why do you care?" asked Peter, "You hate him, remember?"

"I do," said Meg quickly, "It's just... Zack is crying?"

"Yep," said Tilly, "He cries even more than C.J. did when we saw Bambi."

"It wasn't crying!" whined C.J. as his eyes begun to water, "I was removing the girliness from within!"

"You hear what I said about C.J. Maddie?" asked Tilly.

"Shut up," sulked Maddie.

"What's up with her?" asked Tilly.

"She's been like this since her father left," said Stewie, "She's even more on edge than Jason Voorhees when he witnesses teens having sexual relations."

Cutaway.

You know those scenes in those Jason movies? The ones where he always witness two people having sex in some abandoned place? Well, it's happening right now. This time it's in an abandoned warehouse. Jason watches as two lovers are making love. He takes his chainsaw and leaps out from his hiding place. Both teenagers scream in a blood curdling scream.

"AAAAAAAHH!!!" screamed out Jason, "Oh my god! You're both naked! Oh I am SO sorry!"

"Oh my god!" screamed the teenage girl, "Who the hell are you?!?!"

"I swear, I didn't know!" said Jason covering his eyes, "I'm just... I'm so sorry!"

"What the hell's up with the chainsaw?" asked the teenage boy, "Where you... where you gonna kill us while we where having sex?"

"Wait, you guys were having sex?" asked Jason, "That's what I've been doing all these years?!?! Killing people while they make love?!?! God, I'm terrible!"

"Dude... You're a mass murderer?" asked the boy.

"I only took the job because these bastard camp counselors let me drown when I was a kid," said Jason as he sat down, "Then some bitch killed my mom, the only person who loved me! God I miss her so much..."

"There, there," said the girl as she pat his back, "Just let it all out."

End Cutaway

"Meg, it's obvious Maddie misses her dad," said Brian, "So why won't you let him see her?"

"Why?" asked Meg, "He'd probably care more for Cody. After all, he's his son."

"But didn't he tell you that it didn't matter if Maddie was a girl?" asked Brian, "Didn't he say he would still love her the same?"

"He did," said Meg.

"So why would it be any different, now?" asked Brian.

"It's just that... He seemed so eager to try to support Cody and his mother," said Meg, "Maybe I just thought... I thought he was probably tired of me."

"You threw him out because you felt threatened by Nicole?" asked Lois.

"Well, he did tell her where he was," said Meg.

"Really?" asked Brian, "Did he tell you that?"

"No... But Connie did!" said Meg.

"Connie told you?!?!" asked Lois.

"Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!" said Peter, "...Lois, do you think I'd look better in new glasses frames?"

"Peter, aren't you listening?" asked Lois, "She believed something Connie D'amico told her! Meg do you really want to be of the popular crowd that bad that you'd rather listen to a stuck up bimbo than your own husband?"

"Lois, this is Meg," said Peter, "She'd do anything to be part of the popular crowd, because, well let's face facts: Nobody really likes her."

"...Except Zack," said Meg sadly, "And I threw him out..."

"See? This is what happens when you listen to liars," said Lois.

"Yeah," said Peter, "Just imagine if people believed that one lie about how Captain Britain's superpowers work only in Britain."

Cutaway

Captain Britain is sitting at home when he suddenly gets a phone call.

"Hello?" he asked.

"Help us!" said a man on the phone, "There's a Volcano erupting in Canada!"

"Which part?" asked Captain Britain.

"Quebec!"

"Sorry, can't help you," he said as he hangs the phone.

End Cutaway.

"Mom, what have I done?" asked Meg as she began to cry, "I made a horrible mistake!"

"Don't worry," said Peter, "We can find him."

At that moment the doorbell rang. Meg answers and there stood Connie D'amico, the one who caused all of this to happen. Strangely, Connie had a very worried look on her face

"What the hell do you want?" asked Meg, "Haven't you ruined my life enough?"

"Meg, listen," said Connie, "I'm sorry I put those thoughts into your head. My cousin, Nicole, promised me money if I did it."

"Why the hell are you telling her this?" asked Lois, "Because it can't be from the bottom of your heart."

"It's Zack!" said Connie, "He's on top of some apartment building! He's going to jump and kill himself!"

"OH MY GOD!" said Meg.

"Zack can't kill himself by jumping," said Jillian, "He can only jump maybe 4 feet from the ground."

"No, he's going to jump OFF the building!" said Lois.

"Oh," said Jillian, "Well, that would hurt much more."

Meanwhile that night at Jillian's apartment complex, the place is surrounded by the police and many spectators looked on, as a clearly depressed and mentally unstable Zack stood atop of the roof.

"Just get down!" said Joe from a megaphone, "This is not the answer! You have so much to live for!"

"I don't care!" shouted Zack, "I lost the girl I loved and my daughter all because of a stupid mistake I made 2 years ago! My life means nothing now! I JUST DON'T CARE ANYMORE!!!"

The group arrives to the scene and look in horror as they see Zack standing on the building.

"Oh my god! Connie was right!" said Lois in horror.

"Let's make a bet," said Stewie, "10 dollars says he becomes a human pizza. Anyone?... Hmm? No takers?"

Peter rushes to the apartment door but is stopped by Joe.

"Whoa! Where do you think you're going?" asked Joe.

"I've gotta save my son in law!" said Peter, "You've gotta let me through!"

"Sorry, Peter," said Joe, "I'm not allowed to let anybody in... Unless, of course, I was given a little something, hint hint."

"I dunno..." said Peter, "You are a nice looking guy, but won't Bonnie get mad? And I didn't even bring mouthwash for after we're done."

"No Peter!" said Joe, "You're supposed to bribe me!"

"Oh, well thank god!" said Peter in relief as he handed him the money and ran inside.

"Let's just hope that your father can save him," said Lois.

"Jillian, I got a question," said Chris, "Would you do something this crazy if I was cheating on you?"

"Yes, Chris," said Jillian, "I would."

Cutaway.

Jillian walks into the Griffin house to see Chris, but he's making out with Connie.

"Chris! How could you?" said Jillian in shock. She goes into her purse and pulls out a gun.

"Oh my god!" said Connie.

Jillian then put the gun to her head.

"Jillian! Don't do it!" shouted Chris.

"SHUT UP! YOU'RE NEXT!" shouted Jillian.

End Cutaway

Back on the rooftop, Zack looks down below at all the people. He was ready to take the big plunge towards the concrete below and put an end to it all. He closed his eyes and moved forward a little.

"I wouldn't do that if I were you," said a familiar voice from behind him.

Startled, Zack quickly regains his balance and turns around. There stands the black robed Death holding his scythe and staring back at him.

"What the hell?" asked Zack, "Where the hell did you come from?!?!"

"Where the hell did I come from he asks. I'm DEATH!" said Death, "And look at what you're about to do. Yeah, we got ourselves a real rocket scientist over here. For somebody who calls Peter stupid, you can't seem to put a simple math equation together."

"Math equation?" asked Zack.

"Yeah, you plus concrete times gravity equals me!" said Death, "You see what I did there?"

"You're probably here for my soul," said Zack, "I shouldn't keep you waiting."

"Normally I'm not allowed stop people from dying," said Death, "But, WHAT THE FLYING F(bleep) DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!?!"

"What do you think?" asked Zack, "It's not like anyone would care if I died anyway!"

"No? Well I want you to take a look down there," said Death pointing to the Griffins.

Now back down at the streets, a car pulls up near the crowd. Out of the car steps Zack's ex-girlfriend and her son Cody.

"What's going on over here?" she asked.

"Zack went crazy and is gonna jump," said Chris.

"Well, he was a douche anyway," said Cody uncaring.

"What did you just say?" asked Maddie angrily, "That's our dad!"

"So? I can always just get a new one," said Cody.

"His life insurance should cover the payments quite nicely," said Nicole.

"Life insurance?!?!" asked Meg, "Don't you even care that he's gonna kill himself."

"He was such a loser, anyway," she said, "I mean, what kind of idiot cried over losing his job at Burger King?"

"He was crying because that job was his way of taking care of YOU!" said Meg angrily, "You didn't deserve him and you don't deserve getting money for a kid that doesn't even care about his own father!"

"Yeah!" said Maddie, "He's MY dad! Not yours so get lost!"

"Whatever," said Cody, "My mom's got, like, 10 guys waiting in line for her. One of 'em's bound to be my new dad."

"Joe, let me see the megaphone," said Meg as Joe handed it to her, "Zack, can you hear me? I'm sorry! I didn't mean to yell at you and throw you out! Zack, I still love you!"

Back on the rooftops...

"She still loves me?" asked Zack, "Even with the ex coming back?"

"Apparently she does," said Death, "So why don't you just drop the whole suicide crap?"

"You're right," said Zack, "I'm gonna go down there and not worry my family anymore."

As Zack was about to step off the ledge, Peter bursts through.

"ZACK!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON'T JUMP!!!" shouted Peter through a megaphone.

Startled, Zack jumps backwards... off the roof and falls smackdab onto the pavement below.

"I said DON'T jump!" said Peter, "People just don't seem to listen these days..."

Back on the streets, everybody looks on in shock as Zack's body lies there. Meg runs up to him and lifts his limp body.

"Zack? Zack, wake up!" cried Meg, "Zack, please wake up!"

Everybody looks on in silence. Lois then walks up to Meg and puts a hand on her shoulder.

"...He's dead you know," said Stewie.

Maddie and Meg then begin to cry on Zack.

"Not helping!" said Tilly.

Meanwhile, Zack suddenly finds himself in a white abyss. The last thing he remembered was hitting the pavement before getting there. Suddenly, Death appears in front of him.

"Where am I?" asked Zack.

"This? You're in limbo," said Death.

"Limbo?" asked Zack, "Am I...?"

"Oh no," said Death, "Everybody survives a 10 story drop from a building. You know, I hate to say I told you so, but-"

"Death, you have to bring me back!" said Zack, "I made a HUGE mistake!"

"Okay, okay," said Death, "I'll talk to one of my bosses and see if he'll let you go back to being alive. It's not gonna be easy to convince Satan, though."

"SATAN?!?! I was destined for HELL?!?!" panicked Zack.

"HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh man! I can't believe you fell for that!" laughed Death, "No, no, I'm gonna talk to God. Stay right there."

Death disappears for a moment leaving Zack alone. He then quickly reappears.

"Well?" asked Zack, "What did he say?"

"He says he can't send you back," said Death.

"I can't go back?!?!" asked Zack in horror, "But what about my family? I'll never see Meg, Maddie, Chris, Lois, Stewie, or even Peter again! Why won't he send me back?"

"Because the paramedics are doing their job," said Death.

"What parame-" askwd Zack before he felt a quick electrical surge in his chest. He then finds himself in an ambulance. He looks up to see Michael holding shock pads.

"Everybody, his heart's starting to beat again!" said Michael.

"Zack! Oh thank god!" cried Meg as she hugged him.

"Meg! Oh, I'm sorry for scaring you like that," said Zack.

"But why did you jump?" asked Lois, "Didn't you hear Meg apologize?"

"Actually it was because of-" said Zack as he turned to Peter for a moment who has a scared look on his face, "I was in a hurry to get down?"

Peter then sighs in relief. Zack knew that Peter didn't mean to scare him off and he decided that he should cut him some slack... well for now anyway.

"Daddy, please don't ever do that again," said Maddie as she also hugged her father.

A few days later back at the Griffin home, Zack was out of the hospital and back on his feet. While it may seem that all was fine and dandy, there was one problem that still remained...

"It's a miracle that you're still alive," said Lois.

"Yeah, but we still got a problem," said Zack, "We need to pay off Nicole."

"Zack, I got great news!" said Meg as she ran into the room, "Do you remember when your workplace burned down."

"How can I forget?" asked Zack.

"Well, it turned out that the building was still insured," said Meg, "I found this insurance claim in the mail!"

"No flipping way!" said Zack in amazement.

Suddenly, there's a knock on the door. Peter goes to answer and there stands Nicole and Cody.

"Well well," said Peter, "If it isn't the bitch. Or should I say, the BITCH!"

"Peter, you're supposed to say her name first and then call her a bitch," said Brian.

"Well, here's my insurance check," said Zack, "This should cover the money you want."

"Zack, I saw you on the roof last night," said Nicole, "That was pretty romantic how you wanted to kill yourself over this kid," she said as he pointed to Meg.

"So?" asked Zack.

"Zack, I want you to come back to me," she said.

"Just take the check and get out," said Zack.

"Were you even listening?" she asked, "I want you back."

"And I said no," said Zack.

"Fine," said Nicole, "But you'll never see Cody again!"

With that, Nicole and Cody take the check leave the house and out of Zack's life, possibly forever.

"Meg, I'm sorry this all had to happen," said Zack.

"Zack, there's one thing I want to know," said Meg, "When I asked why you wanted to support her, you said that I wouldn't understand. What did you mean by that?"

"It had more to do with Cody than her," said Zack, "Believe it or not, I was also kind of happy to know that I had another kid. Too bad he hates me."

"But I love you, dad," said Maddie, "You still have me."

"Thanks, Maddie," said Zack, "But I was hoping that you would have a brother to play with."

"So you weren't supporting her because you still had feelings for her?" said Meg, "You just wanted another kid?"

"Pretty much," said Zack.

"He WANTS another kid?" asked Lois.

"It's official," said Peter, "He must be from Mars."

"Well, you did want us though, right?" asked Chris.

"Yes, didn't you?" asked Stewie.

"Umm... Oh, look!" said Lois, "I need to make dinner!"

Lois then rushes to the kitchen.

"Dinner at 9 in the morning? Alright!" said Chris.

"No, she's avoiding the que- oh never mind," said Brian.

"Well, I guess there's nothing left to do except watch TV," said Peter, "Just like the family we are."

"Yeah, I guess," said Zack.

Peter turns on the TV and everybody sits on the couch. Zack puts one arm around Meg's shoulder.

"Zack... would you really want another baby?" asked Meg.

"I would, actually," said Zack, "Why did you ask?"

"No reason," said Meg. She figured that she could tell him later. It would make his day...

The End.

Author's Commentary: Yes, this is indeed the end of the story... for now. I plan on writing a sequel of sorts in the future, but for now I'm just going to kick back and take a little break from writing fanfiction. Before I go, I'd like to thank all those who supported this story and those who even threw in some ideas here and there. So I bid you all goodbye, for now.