Authors Note: Alright guys here it is. The final chapter of giving life. It's not at all what i expected when i started writing it at all. It became something a little more. Also gave everyone a chance to see where i would go if i were to write a sequel. Ne ways so here is a little thing i promised ashley i would do. If you guys could please sign this petition for a 70's show movie with a jackie/hyde reunion? Here's the link /petitions/70sShowmovie check it out. If the link doesnt come up like it's supposed to then p.m me and i'll get it to you. Alright no songs in this one. Sorry i'm saving all my best stuff for my other story. I'm really proud of this story because I took it a place i didnt think i could go to. I'll tell you more about that after you read. Have fun!
Chapter Fifteen: The Future you didn't expect
9 Years Later:
Jackie smiled as she put the baby in the crib before she leaned down to kiss the child's forehead. "Sleep tight sweet baby." She whispered before she walked over to the other small bed and kissed the little girl on her forehead. "Good night Katy." Jackie said before she left the room.
"Mom I could have done that." Tiffany said as she walked up behind her mother.
"Oh it's fine sweetie. I didn't mind." Jackie said as she walked into the living room and sat on the couch.
"Mom I really appreciate everything you've been doing for me."
"Sweetie you're my daughter. I'd do anything for you."
"Yeah I know," Tiffany, said as she sat down next to her mother.
"How are you holding up today?" Jackie asked as she wiped a tear off Tiffany's cheek.
Tiffany quickly wiped her eyes before turning back to her mother. "I'm okay…it's hard sometimes, but seeing him just makes things easier."
"They'll find him sweetheart." Jackie said as she took her daughter's hand into hers.
"What if they don't mom?" Tiffany asked as tears came to her eyes and Jackie felt her heart break a little.
"Oh baby," Jackie said as she pulled Tiffany into her arms.
"Is she alright?" Someone said behind Tiffany.
Jackie looked up and smiled at her son. "She's alright Jagger." Jackie said as Jagger nodded then walked out of the room.
"Mom, what am I going to do?" Tiffany said as she pulled away from Jackie.
"You're going to be strong for your children and you're going to pray for your husband's safe return." Jackie said as Tiffany broke down in sobs once more.
"I don't think I can go on without him." Tiffany cried as Hyde walked into the room. Jackie motioned for him to take her place as he nodded. He walked over and gently pulled Tiffany up.
"Come here kiddo." He said as Tiffany wrapped her arms around her father and let her grief consume her once more.
Jackie slipped out of the room and walked up the stairs. "Jagger?" She called as her son appeared in the hallway with his twin sister beside him.
"Yeah mom?" He asked.
"Tiffany is going to be okay. Don't worry about her, she's tough like your father." Jackie said as Melody walked over to Jackie.
"Mommy, what happened to Tommy?" She asked as Jackie knelt down beside her daughter.
"Something very bad happened to Tommy."
"What happened exactly?" Melody asked as Jackie groaned.
"Baby I don't want to tell you what happened."
"Mommy, I'm 9 years old I think I can handle it." Melody said as she smiled at her mother.
"Fine," Jackie said as she got up and walked into her daughter's room.
Melody and Jagger followed their mother silently as Jackie sat down at Melody's desk and the twins sat on the bed.
"'I guess to really get to the point I should start at the beginning," Jackie said before she started in on her story, "When you sister turned 18 she gave birth to Katy. As both of you know your father made Tommy wait till they graduated to get married. After which Tommy started going to college while your sister worked at that record store down the road and took care of Katy. You two were too young to remember the fight that occurred between them that caused your sister to move back in." Jackie said as Jagger nodded.
"Tiffany moved back in with us?"
"Yeah when you two were four. You guys just thought it was neat that your sister was always around." Jackie said with a smile as Melody laughed.
"It's nice having her around now." Melody said quietly as Jackie nodded.
"Anyways, your sister refused to tell us what had happened between them and refused to speak with him. It wasn't until things were finally good between them again that we learned the truth. Tommy and Tiffany worked things out and your sister moved with him to New York."
"Isn't that where they've been living?" Jagger asked as Jackie nodded.
"Tommy is a computer genius. He's been practically living in computers since he graduated. It was computers that got him into trouble in the first place. He was working on some huge project for the company he worked for when something went wrong."
"What happened Mom?" Jagger asked.
"Tiffany never found out. Tommy called from work and said that he had to go to a huge meeting. When she asked him what was going on he said that something had gone horribly wrong with the project and that things were happening that were out of his control." Jackie said as tears came to her eyes.
"Mom," Melody said as Jackie nodded.
"Tiffany called me two days later in tears. By the time I got there she was already so broken. The police said that there was nothing they could do except put together a search party and pray. I stayed with your sister for a month then we came back." Jackie said as Melody nodded and Jagger shook his head.
"But what happened to Tommy mom?" He asked as he got up off the bed.
"He was kidnapped Jagger." Jackie whispered as Jagger sat back down.
"I can't do this without him Dad." Tiffany said as she clung to her father for dear life.
"Yes you can Tiffany," Hyde said as he pulled away from Tiffany and stared at her, "You can do this. I know you can."
"How Dad? How can I do this?" She cried as she looked down.
"Tiffany you're stronger than you've ever given yourself credit for. You CAN do this. You WILL do this." He said as she hiccupped.
"Dad, what if he doesn't come back?"
"He'll be back."
"What if he doesn't?"
"Then you'll stay strong for your children."
"God Thomas is only 3 months old. He's never seen his father." She cried again as Hyde cringed.
"That's how I know he'll be back. Do you remember how excited he was when you two found you were having a boy?" Hyde asked as Tiffany nodded.
"He called everyone we knew just to tell them. I'd never seen him so happy before in my life." Tiffany said as a smile came to her face.
"He'll be back."
"Okay," Tiffany said as she wiped her tears away, "He'll be back."
"You'll be okay kiddo." Hyde said as he leaned forward and kissed his daughter's forehead.
"Where'd mom go?" She asked as she looked around.
"I think she went upstairs. Your brother and sister were asking about Tommy earlier."
"Do you think she told them?" Tiffany asked as Hyde nodded.
"If Melody asked then most likely." Hyde said as Tiffany nodded.
"They love Tommy, they deserve to know."
"This is not the life I wanted for you." Hyde whispered as Tiffany took his hand.
"I know dad. But it was the hand I was dealt." She said as she gave her father a small smile.
"I'm going to go find your mother." Hyde said as he stood up.
"I'm going to go check on Thomas and Katy." Tiffany said before she left the room quickly.
Hyde walked up the stairs and smiled as he saw Jackie close Melody's door. "Hey baby," He said as Jackie ran into his arms and he felt her tears against his chest. "Hey what's wrong?" He asked as Jackie looked up into his eyes.
"I told them what happened to Tommy." She said as she pulled Hyde into their bedroom.
"Melody asked you didn't she?" He asked Jackie turned to look at him.
"How did you-"
"You always tell her the truth when she asks." Hyde said as he sat down on their bed and pulled her to him.
"Do you think he's alright?"
"Yes," Hyde said as he looked at Jackie.
"How do you know?" Jackie asked, her voice full of worry for her son in law.
"I think if he wasn't that Tiffany would know it."
"I know that if something were to happen to you that I'd know it. I would feel it right here." He said as he took her hand and put it over his heart. "You would feel it too." Hyde said as he laid his hand over her heart.
"He has to be alright."
"He'll be fine Jackie." Hyde said as she put her head on his shoulder.
"We'll take care of Tiffany until he returns."
"We'll help her as much as we can but at some point she has to start doing this on her own." Hyde said as Jackie nodded.
"I know…I just…Steven I hate seeing her in pain."
"I do too. But she needs to stay strong for the kids."
"I know that." Jackie said as she looked up at Hyde.
"She'll get through this." Hyde said as he stared down at his wife.
"She's strong like you. Of course she will." Jackie said as she leaned up and pressed her lips against her husbands.
Hyde pulled Jackie closer to him as he deepened their kiss.
"Steven," Jackie moaned as Hyde laid back and pulled Jackie on top of him.
"What baby?" He asked as he smiled at her.
"I love you." She said as Hyde cupped her cheek in his hand.
"I love you too doll." He said as he leaned forward and kissed her again.
"Your dad will come back." Tiffany said as she smiled down at her son who was finally sleeping all night. She felt tears come to her eyes but she quickly wiped them away. Her parents were right. She had to be strong for her family…for her kids and for herself. "He'll come back." She said before she turned around and left the room.
Tiffany pulled her phone out of her pocket. There was no number on the front only the word unavailable. She took in a deep breath then hit the send button
"Hello?" She said as she leaned against the wall.
The only she heard on the other end was someone breathing…heavily.
"Hello?" She said again as she tried to get the other person to talk.
Once more she was only greeted with the person breathing.
"Fine if you're not going to talk then I'm going to hang up."
"Tiffany," The other person said as all the color drained from Tiffany's face.
A/N: Okay guys what did you think? Cuz that's it. That's the story. Okay originally i wasnt going to get them back together. They werent even going to be getting along actually. I was going to have them try but it wouldnt work out or something. It just wasnt going to end on a happy note. It couldnt in my mind end on happy note. I never saw happiness here. Then things just took a different turn and i started wanting them together. I really do want to write a story where they dont end up together just to appease my fasination with it. So that might happen so. But for now i felt that the only real way to end this was to end it on a good note. Well for the most part. Yes Tommy was kidnapped and yes that was him at the end. Yeah i could write a sequel that talks about those 9 years. But i'm going to have to really want to do it and i'm going to have to have a lot of people backing me up on it. So we'll see what happens. Who knows someone might start a petition for me to do a sequel like they did for me to start writing Jumping again. Thanks to those of you who have been with me from the beginning. You're all amazing and i have loved talking to each of you. Check out my other stories and once again thank you! -Allie