A/N: I'm almost really, really mad at myself for posting this. Mainly because this is actually ... a chaptered fic.

-GASP- Yes, yes, I know. This is dangerous. And against my better judgment, I'm posting prior to writing further chapters. But eh. I felt the need to post because PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW I am a Jalex shipper. And this is just the first one done showing that. I have two one-shots also attesting to this fact in the foreground of my writing right now, they are in progress.

Notes: Future-fic alert! These two are grown-ups. The rest I think is self explanatory, and anyway, it's a prologue, just to set up the story.

Please enjoy!


"Justin, I'm pregnant."

"… You're sure?"

"Two months. I'm sure. I have a sonogram."

"… Damn it."

"Do you think Jeff'll believe it's his?"

"I don't know. But – you're going to have it?"

"I can't imagine – not." … "I hope he does."

"I love you."

"I love you too, Justin."


"Jeff proposed."

"You told him?"

She nods, "He's really excited. We would've eloped then and there if I let him."

"Oh."

"He wants you and Max to be groomsmen."

"Well how could I say no?"

"Tell me to not get married."

"Alex… I would if I could." He watched a tear roll slowly down her cheek, "You know I can't."

"I love you."

"I won't be able to live without you."

"Same."

"Love me one last time?"

Words were useless after that.


Alex got married, and three months after that she gave birth to a healthy, gorgeous baby boy. She couldn't stop crying as all her family surrounded her, and no one batted an eyelash when she told the entire room that she wanted him to have Justin's middle name. Every time she held tiny Joseph she would burst out in tears again, seeing each and every similarity to his father.

Jeff cooed and smiled every time he held his "son", and started talking to him about all the cool stuff they were going to get to do sooner or later, and how much he loved him.

Theresa and Jerry both cried the first time they saw and held their grandson. Theresa danced around the room singing, "I'm a grandma, I'm a grandma." Jerry simply cried, holding "Little Joey," as he called him, close.

Justin stood back while all of this was happening, and took his turn to hold Joe last. Tears were welling in his eyes even before Alex handed him to him, and his first tear dropped onto the tiny newborn's forehead. He rocked him ever so gently, whispering to him as he fell asleep, "Hi, I'm your Uncle Justin." Another tear rolled down his cheek as he whispered, "And I love you."

Everyone in the room was so entranced by this tender scene that no one looked to see Alex start to cry again, harder than ever.


A/N: Yeah... please review. XD I'll answer any questions you'd like, s'long as it won't ruin one of my cliff-hangers. XD PLEASE REVIEW. They make the world a brighter place. -dances- I really, really like Jalex. I'm really happy I'm posting this, actually. -is giddy-