Authors Note: I said i wouldn't do this i know. But I'm suffering the worst case of writers block and this is the only thing that's coming out of it. Maybe writing this will help me with my other two stories. But who knows. Ne ways this is idea #2. Yeah it's the one about Hyde and Jackie's kid Tiffany. Ne ways so this first chapter is sort of a rehashing of what's happened up to this point. We'll be getting to the point shortly. I'm in the process of doing chapter two and it's giving me some inspiration for We're Twins?! I'm stuck on that one because of little Steve. I have no idea how to throw him into Hyde's life without making it seem stupid. So we'll see. Ne ways thanks so much for everyone's continued support. Let me know what you think of this.

Disclaimer: I own nothing...well okay i own Mrs. Murphy and Tommy. That's it for now.

Giving Life:

Chapter One: The Code

"Mom," Tiffany yelled as she walked into her house. She looked around for any sign of her mother and only found her purse on the table beside the stairs. "Okay look mom I know you're here and I know you're not alone I saw the other car. Look I just need to know if you want me to go or if you want me to stay." She yelled as she waited for an answer. After a few seconds she heard a distinct stomp of someone's foot and took it as her answer to leave. "Thanks mom," She said under her breath as she quickly turned around and left the house. She looked across the street at her best friend's house and smiled when she saw him pulling his bike into the driveway. She quickly took off across the street and quickly caught up to him. "Tommy hey what goes on?" She said as he turned around and smiled at her.

"Hey, oh nothing what are you doing here?"

Tiffany pointed to her driveway, "Mom's got someone over so I took off. I figured she might like the privacy or whatever."

"Yeah, that's cool. Is it a guy?"

"I don't know. Mom hasn't dated anyone since my father so I highly doubt it," she said as they put the bike in the garage and walked over to the landing to take off their shoes, "but stranger things have happened."

"Yeah they sure have. So what's this I hear about you kissing Nick?"
Tiffany blushed as she looked down, "Nothing it just happened."

"What just happened?" Tommy said as they walked inside.

"I'll tell you all about it later." Tiffany said as Tommy's mom, Nicole walked over to them.

"Hey kids; how was school?" She asked as she smiled at them and quickly gave Tommy a hug.

"Oh you know the usual." Tommy said as Tiffany nodded.

"Mrs. Murphy is it alright if I hang out here? My mom has a friend over."

"Really? Is it a guy? Because I've been saying to your mother for years that she needs to get out there and date. She's too pretty to be alone for the rest of her life."

"I don't know. You'll have to call and ask her later or something."

"Yeah I think I will. No honey it's alright you two just go upstairs. I'll call you when dinner's done or if your mother calls." She said before the kids headed upstairs.

They walked down the hall to Tommy's room and he quickly pushed her inside before shutting the door.

"What the hell?" She said as she looked at her best friend who quickly tossed his bag to the floor.

"Look I really want to know what happened."

"God, jealous much." Tiffany said as her inside did flips. It wasn't a secret that she liked Tommy. Hell everyone knew about it…well everyone except him. Apparently it was taking her best friend longer to catch on than anyone else.

"No I just," Tommy said as he sat down on the bed and Tiffany sat next to him, "I don't like him and I don't want him to hurt you."

"Look it's nothing alright. We were talking in art class and he leaned over and kissed me. That's all. Afterwards I told him that I didn't like him like that and he said it was cool."

"That's all that happened? Because Missy made it seem like…"

"Oh Missy exaggerates everything. You know that. Come on you know me better than that Tommy."

"I know."

"So are we alright?"

"Yeah we're fine. So who do you think is over there?" He said as he looked out his window and across the street.

Tiffany followed his gaze as she answered him, "I don't know but when I got home mom didn't even answer me. The only reason I knew to leave was she gave me the signature go away code."

"One stomp or two stomps?" Tommy said as he looked at her.

"One…but she might have been tied up or something."

"Nope not you're mom. She would have given you two if it was something like what we were thinking."

"I can't believe you remember the code."

"Of course I do. Your mom told it to you when you were seven; one stomp for serious conversation and two stomps for something more. It's not rocket science."

"I know but I kind of forgot it."

"Well she hasn't used it since you were little so I can see how that could happen." Tommy said as he smiled at Tiffany.

"So what else happened today?" Tiffany asked as Tommy started telling her about his day.

Jackie Burkhart pulled into her driveway and turned the ignition off. She knew she needed to get out of the car and walk inside but she couldn't make herself do it. She didn't want to face what she was about to face. She wasn't ready. 16 years later and she still wasn't ready. 'I cant do this,' she thought to herself as she started the car again and turned around so she could back out but before she could do anything another car pulled in behind hers. She turned back around and stared at her house as she heard the other person get out of their car and walk towards hers. She sighed when she heard the taping on her window and quickly rolled down the window.

"Leaving?" The person asked as Jackie shrugged her shoulders.

"I don't think I can do this." She said as she stared forward.

"Well you won't know till you try. Come on." Jackie nodded at the person before she rolled up her window and turned off the car again. She quickly got out and together they walked into the house.

"Nice place. You've done well for yourself." The person said as Jackie let them in then closed the door behind them.

"Thank you. We can go talk upstairs and talk in my office. I don't think Tiffany will be home for a while but we kind of have this secret code so she should be a problem." Jackie said as she began walking upstairs.

"Alright," the person said as they followed her.

Once they were in the office Jackie shut the door and pointed towards the couch. The person sat down as Jackie quickly sat down in her office chair and turned to face them.

"Can I ask you something?" Jackie asked as the person nodded.

"Of course you can," they said as Jackie played with her hands.

"How did you find me?"

"It wasn't very hard. You kept in touch with my dumbass son so all I had to do was ask."

"Mr. Forman, why are you here?" Jackie asked as Red looked down.

"I'm here because I wanted to make sure that you are alright."

"I'm fine. I have the best life here. I have a job working at a local boutique, and Tiffany is an honor roll student at the local high school. She has her license and she's never been convicted or even been near a jail, except that one time. But the point is we have a great life here. We're doing fine."

"Alright I believe you. But what I want to know is why you left?"

"You really don't know?"

"Oh I know, but what I don't know is why?"


"Why didn't you fight? Why did you just give up and leave?"

"Because he-"

"Mom," Tiffany yelled from downstairs as Jackie looked at Red.

"She's home from school," Jackie said as she heard Tiffany being to talk again.

"Okay look Mom I know you're here and I know you're not alone I saw the other car. Look I just need to know if you want me to go or if you want me to stay."

Jackie looked at Red and realized that she wasn't done talking to Red so she gave her daughter the code and smiled when she heard the front door close. She stood up and made her way to the window, as a smile appeared in her face as Tiffany caught up with Tommy.

"She looks like you." Red said as Jackie turned to him.

"She has Steven's eyes." Jackie said as she sat back down.

"He misses you."

"I doubt it." Jackie said as she glared at Red.

"He does. He doesn't say it but I know. He hasn't been the same since you left."

"He's the reason I left."

"No he isn't."

"Yes he is. Him and Her….them…they're the reason I left my home town and everyone I ever knew."


"And they're probably still together too. Laughing about how they managed to ruin Jackie Burkhart's life. Well I got knew for them. They didn't ruin my life. In fact they made it even better."

"Jackie, Samantha is gone." Red said as he stopped her mid-rant.

"What?" Jackie said as she stared at Red.

"She was having an affair and got pregnant. Steven thought it was his so he stayed with her only to find out that it wasn't. She's been gone for 15 years."

"But Eric never said anything about that."

"That's because they don't talk anymore."

"They don't?"

"There are a lot of things that happened after you left that you don't know about."

"Like what?"

"Jackie, when you left your group…they fell apart. Turns out the girl that wasn't needed before was what was holding them all together…well you and my son to be exact. But when he came back there was still something always missing. It didn't take a genius to figure out that it was you. And eventually I got my wish. All of them left the basement for good."

"They left?" Jackie said as a look of shock appeared on her face.

"Yep and you know what? I kind of miss the noise."

Jackie laughed as Red smiled at her. "So what happened?"

"Well it starts with the day after you left…"

Point Place- 1979

"Alright dumbass we need to have a talk." Red said as he walked downstairs to find Hyde sitting on the couch with a beer in his hand.

"What's up?" Hyde asked as Red sat down next to him.

"I need to ask you something and I know it's going to piss you off and I frankly I could care less."

"Alright," Hyde asked already not liking where this was going.

"Why are staying with Samantha? I thought you wanted the loud one."

Hyde instantly saw red at the mention of Jackie and felt his jaw tightening up, "Look Jackie is the one that ruined this when she slept with Kelso."

"Well did you ever think that maybe that happened because you couldn't give her an honest answer? Instead you went off with your little friends and got drunk."

"I was going to answer her. I was waiting until it was time."

"No Steven if you were really going to answer her, you would have done it right away instead of saying I don't know."

"How do you know all of this?" Hyde asked as he stared at Red.

"The loud one and I had a talk before she left."

"Well I'll have to talk to her later about keeping things that are between us to herself."

"You wont get the chance." Red said as he stood up.

"What do you mean?" Hyde asked as he stood up.

"She's gone. She left to pursue her dreams and if you ask me it's a darn shame because if anyone could help you out of this mess that you've created for yourself it would have been her." Red said as he walked up the stairs.

"You said that to him?" Jackie asked as she moved over to the couch to sit beside Red.

"Oh don't go getting all mushy about it. I was trying to get a stripper out of my house. There's nothing worse than your son marrying a stripper."

"How about the love of your life marrying one?" Jackie asked as a tear slipped down her cheek.

"Yeah…" Red said as he looked down.

"So what happened after that?"

"Well Donna was next on my list. It was easier to get her to listen considering after you left she realized how alone she actually was."

A/N: So we're thinking what here? Hmm? Should i scrap it or keep going? Let me know. The roswell story is going good by the way. I'm gonna finish it before i post it. Let me know whatcha think of this. Thanks guys!