A/N: Oh man, I feel like crying. I am really sad to see this story go, but I'm glad that you can all see how it turned out once and for all. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate all the love and support you have given me with this story. I hope you continue with my next one, The Road to Redemption, which I should have the first chapter up soon! Here is the conclusion of Daddy's Home. Enjoy!
Dedicated to my dear friend, Mina (BloodyLyra), she is so awesome! Read and review her new story, The Black Queen, which should be up soon!!
Chapters were Maria Mena songs (She's great)
Epilogue: Long Time Coming
Over the next three years, things went wonderfully for the Hyde family and the entire gang. Eric and Donna finished school and moved back to Point Place. Eric was teaching English at the junior high school, naturally being pushed around by the twelve year olds, much to Red's amusement. Donna was now the manager at WFPP. Kelso and Brooke finally got married after she gave birth to their second child, a boy named Lyric. Fez and Laurie ran the salon together, and were very happy. Red had finally warmed to having the foreign man as a son-in-law, well, as warm as Red Forman could get anyway.
Jackie had found enormous success as a children's book writer. With each new book, she would have the launching at Brooke's bookstore. Kids and parents alike, would flock to see her give readings and book signings. Hyde couldn't have been more proud of his wife. Then there was Will. He was turning out to be quite the little troublemaker. But what can you expect with Jackie Burkhart and Steven Hyde as his parents? It seemed that all Will wanted was to be just like his daddy. He even donned sunglasses and concert tees. Mrs. Forman and Jackie thought it was the cutest thing in the world. As Hyde stood in the hospital elevator, he looked down at the tiny hand that was laced with his own, and smiled. As the doors opened, he pulled the little boy aside and sat in the small waiting room.
"Daddy, I thought we were going to see mommy and sissa." Will spoke confusedly.
Hyde pulled Will to him tightly, removing both of their sunglasses, as he began to speak sincerely.
"We are buddy. I just wanted to talk to you first."
"What is it Daddy?" Will asked as Hyde seated him on his lap.
"You're excited to have a baby sister right?" Hyde asked
Will smiled widely "Yes!"
Hyde smiled as well "Good. I'm glad." He paused "I want you to know that no matter how many brothers or sisters come along, I will always love you. You are my son and the most important thing in the world to me. Nothing can change that. Do you understand?"
Will didn't fully comprehend his father's words, but he felt the love from this man that he had felt since he was born.
"Yes Daddy. You love me?"
"I love you so much, little man." Hyde replied sincerely.
Will beamed up at him "I love you too, daddy."
Hyde smiled and hugged his son tightly "So you ready to meet your sister?"
Will's response was to jump out of Hyde's lap and pull his father up. Hyde took his son's hand and led him to Jackie's hospital room. As they walked in, Jackie, holding a tiny bundle in her arms, looked up and smiled at her two favorite guys.
"Hey guys! Baby, are you ready to meet your sister?" She asked Will.
"Yeah Momma." He said excitedly as Hyde picked him up and placed him on the bed.
Here she is. Stella Katherine Hyde, I'd like you to meet William Red Hyde, your big brother. The little girl looked up at the curly haired boy with a wide-eyed fascination. Will looked down at his sister in awe. He touched his small hand to her cheek gently.
"Pretty…" He said, awestruck.
Jackie and Hyde smiled at each other, watching their children meet for the first time.
She reached out and ran her hand through her son's raven curls "You going to be a good big brother, baby?"
Will nodded "Best big brother! Keep boys away."
"Steven! What have you been saying to our son?" Jackie shouted to her husband through her laughter.
"What? I just explained to him what big brothers are for, to keep dirty punks away from my little girl." He replied innocently.
"Honestly Steven. Not all boys are bad." Jackie smiled and shook her head.
"Yes they are Jacks. Trust me."
"Well, if Stella gets half as lucky as I did in that department, we won't have to worry."
"Thanks baby." Hyde leaned down and kissed his wife passionately.
"Ew yucky!" Will shrieked.
Hyde and Jackie laughed as they pulled apart.
"Yucky hah? You just wait. One day you'll like kissing." Jackie told her son.
"No way!" Will spoke surely.
Just then, as if a sign from the fates above, Betsy Kelso ran in the room. She ran up and snatched Will's sunglasses.
"Haha. I got your shades!" She shouted with glee at the slightly younger Will.
"Give em back." Will ordered, jumping off the bed and facing the little girl.
"No way. Not gonna happen." She smiled viciously.
Will proceeded to pull at her long curly locks.
"Ow!" She shouted, smacking him on the arm.
"Okay, okay. That's enough. Both of you." Hyde pulled the two kids apart. He gave Will back his sunglasses, and stroked his goddaughter's hair gently.
"You two sit over there and play nice." He instructed.
"Fine." They muttered in unison, sitting together on the window seat of the hospital room.
Hyde walked over and sat next to Jackie and Stella and watched as Will and Betsy played patty cake.
"You know they are going to get married right?" Jackie asked her husband with a smile.
Hyde grimaced "No way."
Jackie giggled "Oh come on Steven, it's so obvious!"
Hyde smiled slightly. Will and Betsy did remind him a lot of Eric and Donna when they were kids.
"Well, at least she has her mother's brains." He conceded.
A few moments later, the rest of the gang and the Formans showed up. Kelso brought over baby Lyric to meet Stella.
"Hey buddy, this is Stella. Say Hi." Kelso placed his two year old son on the bed next to Jackie and the baby. Lyric's big brown eyes looked into Stella's mismatched ones in awe. He placed his tiny hand on her small, light brown, Charley Brown like curls.
"Wow." He spoke in wonderment.
Stella reached out her hand touched the face of the boy who's name she would one day share. Despite some minor complaining on Hyde's part, both of his children would marry into the Kelso family. Truth be told, it would actually make Hyde very happy.
"Oh will you just look at all my grandchildren!" Kitty cheered "I'm so freaking old!"
She began crying as Red wrapped his arms around her "There, there Kitty. Look at the bright side, at least Eric and Laurie don't have kids yet."
Donna shuffled her feet nervously "Well maybe now is a bad time to tell you…I'm pregnant."
"What?!" Eric shouted in shock.
"Eric, we're having a baby." She replied anxiously.
Eric seemed to ponder the information for a moment before responding "That's wonderful!"
He pulled Donna in for a passionate kiss as everyone cooed "Aww!"
Red grinned at Hyde "Want to bet that his kid pushes him around just like his students?" They both chuckled.
Laurie got a sad look on her face "Fezzy, I want one." She pouted.
"Oh my sex queen, I would love to have your children!" He shouted, causing everyone to give him an odd look.
"You mean you want her to have your children?" Jackie corrected.
"Yeah, I'm not hearing a difference…So Laurie let's go make a baby!" He cheered.
"Where should we go?" Laurie asked curiously.
Fez thought for a moment "Oh I saw a closet down the hall!"
"Okay!" The couple ran off as Red groaned loudly.
"Kitty, I can't have my grandchildren turn out all…foreign."
"Oh come on Red. We're just lucky that Laurie is settling down in the first place. You know she has been around the block a few times." Kitty replied.
"Yeah, Fez is the only guy who could satisfy her constant sexual demands. They're perfect for each other." Hyde assured.
Red groaned "Come on Kitty, let's go home before Bob shows up and cries."
A week later, Jackie was home from the hospital. She was cooking dinner in the kitchen. Will was helping her and Stella sat in her high chair, watching intently. They heard the front door open.
"Daddy's home!" Will shouted as he ran up and jumped into his father's arms.
"Hey buddy. Whatcha doin'?" Hyde asked, giving his son a kiss on the cheek.
"Cooking dinner." He replied, jumping down from Hyde's arms and dragging him to the kitchen.
"Cooking dinner hah? I can't wait to taste it." Hyde spoke sweetly as he entered the kitchen.
Jackie smiled up at her husband "Hey puddin' pop."
He smiled back "Hey doll." He kissed her lips tenderly as Will made a disgusted face.
After the family ate a peaceful dinner and spent some time together, Hyde and Jackie put the kids to bed. After Hyde got Stella to sleep, he walked into Will's room and kissed his sleeping son's head. He then put his arm around Jackie as they made their way down stairs.
"I saw that Stella had Will's Zeppelin blanket." Hyde observed, sitting his wife on his lap.
She smiled "I know. Will gave it to her. He said that, and I quote, 'You need to be warm, but you need to know good music too. Zeppelin rocks. Don't let mom make you listen to ABBA.'" She giggled "He is so your son."
"Yep. That's my boy." Hyde nodded proudly.
Jackie sighed and looked away "Steven…"
Hyde sensed her nervousness "Hey, what's wrong baby?" He asked concernedly, gently stroking her back.
"Nothing. Absolutely nothing." She paused momentarily, before looking deep into his crystal blue pools "I just want to thank you for…well everything."
He smiled "Jacks, I haven't done anything."
"What?! Yes you have! Steven, you have done everything for me. You were there for me when I had to deal with the repercussions of the attacks, you gave me a home and the family I always wanted, but most of all, I'm grateful for the way you are with Will." She kissed him hard on the lips.
"Jackie, it's you who have given me everything. I never thought I would have a real family. You guys are my world, and Will…he's my son. He and Stella are the greatest gifts you could have given me. So thank you Jackie. Thank you." He spoke with complete sweetness and sincerity.
"Oh Steven, I love you." Jackie spoke through her tears of joy.
"I love you too doll. Forever."
The couple made love all night, and for the rest of their lives. They had faced many ups and downs in their lives and in their relationship, but none of that mattered anymore. They were here, together. A real family, and they would be happy for the rest of their lives. Just the way it was meant to be.
Happily ever after!
A/N: Well, I hope you liked it! Please review! And don't forget, my new story The Road to Redemption, should be up soon. I really hope you continue to support me like you have. It means the world to me! I LOVE YOU ALL!!