The yell in the distant tore me out of my much needed rest. I really just wanted to sleep...
I groaned and got off of the sofa. It took me a second to regain my posture, and make sure that I wasn't going to fall over from being woken up so rudely. My eyes went back to normal and I saw Nick at the door with Peyton in his arms. I walked over to see what he was freaking out over.
"Lilly" I couldn't believe that she was standing in front of us, the nerve she had to just come up to our door.
"I need your help" Lilly pleaded, and that's when I looked at her and I mean really looked at her. She looked like she'd been to hell and back. I went out and grabbed her arm helping into the house and to the sofa so she would sit down. I ran into the bathroom, grabbed Lilly my robe and a warm towel to wipe her face off with. I went back in and saw Lilly on the sofa crying, just crying. I've never seen her so weak before. I looked over at Nick as he held Peyton in his arms. I nodded for him to go in the back, so I could talk to Lilly or at least try to talk to her. Nick nodded and walked in the back of the house, and I heard the bedroom door shut.
I went over to the sofa and draped the robe over her and handed Lilly the towel. Lilly mumbled a quick 'thanks' before taking the towel and wiping her face off. Her crying slowed down and she closed her eyes trying to calm herself down. It was just so random to why she was hear and to why she looked the way she did.
"What happened?" I finally asked her
Lilly's eyes stayed closed as laughed forcefully, shaking her head.
"Did Oliver tell you what happened?" Lilly asked opening her eyes looking at me with red eyes.
"Yeah" I nodded "He came and saw me at the hospital when I had Peyton and he told us what was happening."
"I was venerable when I met Kellan. I had met him when I had Rachel, and I was so depressed. Rachel wanted nothing to do with me, she would go to Oliver and it was so depressing. I went out one night with some girls from work. It was supposed to be dinner and a movie. But when we went out it went differently, we all decided to go out to the bar. We got wasted and one thing led to another. You know...it was a one night thing, something that I didn't mean to happen. I regretted it and tried to put it in the back of my mind. But I was in work one day and Stacy come and got me saying I got a visitor. Thinking it was Oliver and Rachel, I went down but instead I saw Kellan standing there with roses in his hands. My heart dropped because instead of feeling panic I felt like I had to go talk to him. It all started there, we walked around the streets since I was on the lunch break." Taylor paused as tears went down her face.
"I felt like a new person, I didn't tell him about Oliver or Rachel. I just felt like I could be with him without the pressures of having to worry about Rachel not wanting me or Oliver thinking I'm a bad mother. The more time I spent with Kellan the deeper my second life came into play. He treated me like a queen, always taking me out to fancy restaurants and getting me anything I wanted. It was like he was the guy I wanted Oliver to be from the beginning. I think that's what made me resent Oliver even more, because he never became what my expectations were. It sounds crazy but it's the only explanation I can think of. Oliver found out and he left, just as I expected him to. Kellan found out that I had a husband and kid and left me too, afterwards. I was left alone, like I deserved to be. It was soon after that I found out that I was pregnant, and I knew that it was Kellan's. I knew it because Oliver and I hadn't been that way since I got pregnant with Rachel. I figured that the responsible thing to do was to tell Kellan. When he found out that I was pregnant he was surprisingly ecstatic. He told me that it didn't matter that I had another kid, that we could start over and make a family of our own. Oliver had left with Rachel, I had nothing left and I didn't want to go through another pregnant alone. So I moved in with Kellan. It was all going great, everything was perfect. It finally felt real, like I was starting a fresh family. But than this morning I was talking to Oliver on the phone because he was asking if I was allergic to anything so he could fill out a sheet for the doctor's for Rachel. I got off the phone and Kellan all of a sudden got mad at me. He scared me, he started throwing things and telling me that I can't talk to him because he left me. I told Kellan that he didn't leave me, I left him. And that I hurt him, and if it wasn't for me he wouldn't be hurting the way he is. Kellan didn't like it, and starting yelling at me. I've never seen him like that Miley. He scared me, and I than he hit me"
"Oh my gosh..." My heart sank as I processed everything she was saying.
"He hit me and than shoved me into the kitchen counter, grabbed my throat and told me that I was a whore. Telling me that I don't deserve anyone because I don't know what I want"
"Lilly you need to press charges" I said going to get up to grab my keys but Lilly pushed my legs back down onto the couch making me sit again.
"I deserved it"
"Nobody deserves to get beat Lilly" I yelled getting up again "We are going down to the police station right now and we are filing a report on that asshole. You might have down some wrong Lilly but him hitting you is out of line."
Lilly's hand reached out and I helped her stand up, and she immediately clutched her stomach.
"What's wrong?" I panicked as Lilly's face scrunched up
"Something's wrong with my baby" She panted as pain struck across her face.
"Nick!" I yelled for my husband and running into the kitchen to grab the car keys. I went in there and Nick had a now sleeping Peyton on his shoulder and a fear stricken face "I have to take Lilly to the hospital, something's wrong with her baby"
"Do you want me to drive you guys?"
"No, stay here with Peyton. She has milk and all that stuff in the freezer she's going to need to be fed once she wakes up. I don't know how long I'll be but I will be back as soon as I can because I'm going to need to pump. But I will call you when I get there." I said going up to him and kissing his lips gently and than kissing our daughter's forehead.
"I love you, be careful"
"I love you too" I smiled gently before kissing him once again and helping Lilly out to the car.
I drove to the hospital in full worry that Lilly was going to loose the baby.
"Do you want me to call anybody?" I asked as we got closer to the hospital, but Lilly nodded her head.
"Maybe Taylor..." Lilly said looking at me "Do you think she'd come or does she hate me too"
"She doesn't hate you" I said shaking my head
"I want her to come" She said closing her eyes and laying her head back on the car seat.
I didn't bother mentioning Oliver because I didn't want her to become more stressed or to become angry with me when I did. The hospital came into view and I pulled up front so I could get her out quicker.
"Lilly were here" I said trying to get her attention but she didn't open her eyes or respond to me. I rushed over to the passenger side of the car and shook Lilly, trying to get her to wake up. But when she didn't wake up I ran into the hospital desperately trying to find someone who can help me. I saw a nurse with coming out of the back and ran up to her "I need you to help me, my very pregnant friend got in a fight with her boyfriend who hit her and I think there's something wrong with her. She won't wake up"
The nurse ran up to the nurses station and I saw her talking to another nurse who grabbed the intercom, I wasn't paying attention to what she was saying as the nurse I was talking to earlier, came up to me with a wheelchair.I led her to my car and Lilly was still passed out. The nurse helped me get her into the wheel chair and I told her I was going to park the car and come back in. I ran back in the hospital and saw as they took Lilly around the corner. I ran to catch up to them but a nurse but a hand on my stomach.
"I'm sorry miss you can't go any father" She informed me
There was no sense of fighting it "Can you inform me if anything happens"
"Yes, but for now you can sit in the waiting room" She pointed to the room right at the end of the hallway, I nodded and took one last look at Lilly's unconscious body before going to the waiting room. I grabbed my cell phone and dialed Taylor's number first, knowing I would be on the phone with Nick longer.
"Hello?" Taylor answered
"Hey..." I said sitting down in the chair "Lilly came by today, she was a mess. Her boyfriend hit her and she was a wreck. She started having pains, I took her to the hospital and on the way here she passed out. I figured she could use some support when she woke up"
"I'll be there in a few minutes" Taylor said
"Okay, be careful" I said hanging up, knowing that I would just tell her the rest of the story when she got here. I hung up and than flipped through my speed dials, dialing our home phone. After a few rings later I heard Nick's 'hello' rings my ear.
"Hey" I replied making myself comfortable "What are you doing?"
"Feeding our daughter" He said "She woke up as soon as you left. She cried for a few minutes, she didn't want to take the bottle but she's eating now"
"Awe" My heart skipped knowing that she wanted her mommy.
"So what's wrong with Lilly?"
"She passed out on the way to the hospital; they took her back to the emergency room. I called Taylor; she's coming down so I'm waiting for her to come and for the doctors to give me an update"
"Oh man" Nick mumbled "So what did she say happened to her"
"Her boyfriend hit her and pushed her around because Oliver called her about her allergies due to Rachel being at the doctors."
"The guy hit her!" Nick yelled surprised
"Yeah I have half the nerve to go down there and hit him and see how he likes it" I growled
"Miley, please don't do anything stupid" Nick pleaded
"Oh I'm not going to be put in jail; I'm going to make sure Lilly gets his sorry butt in jail for a long time"
"Good" Nick said "So how are you feeling?"
With everything that was going on, I forgot how crappy I had been feeling before I went to sleep. But I think that the sleep worked "I feel much better, I think I just needed to sleep. My head still hurts a little but my throat feels better"
"That's good" Nick yawned
"You don't need to stay up for me tonight, when Peyton goes down you can sleep"
"Nah, I'll just wait for you to come home."
"Do you think I should call Oliver?"
"I don't know, I mean it's not his baby"
"Yeah but I mean they've been together for years and years. He's going to want to know she's hurting"
"Yeah because of her boyfriend abusing her"
"Nick I don't know what to do..." I whined
"When Taylor gets there discuss it with her. You know this situation better than I do" Nick said and I heard Peyton's little cries in the background
"What's the matter with her?"
"I took the bottle away so I could burp her"
"Poor baby girl" I smiled getting a mental picture of my baby girl crying, which made me miss her. I really just wished that this all wouldn't have happened. That life could be perfect, it sure would be easier.
"Alright well let me get off of here so I can burp her" Nick sighed
"I'll see you when I get home later"
"I love you be careful" Nick said
"Love you, bye" I smiled at my sweet husband and shut my phone. I looked up when I heard the door click and saw Taylor come in, I stood up to greet her but as I got up my vision was clouded with Oliver.
"I called him on my way in. I figured he'd want to know what was happening"
I nodded and saw as Oliver looked at me for answers, along with Taylor.
"He hit her" Was all I could say, there wasn't anything else I could say. "I honestly think she's having a miscarriage. Either that or she's having the baby earlier. But he pushed her around; I didn't think she was that bad when she got to my house. She just looked like she had been crying a lot."
"I'm going to kill him" Oliver growled
"Oliver let's not do anything that will jeopardize your future" Taylor said resting a hand on his shoulder. I can't believe he came, I honestly didn't even think he would.
"Kellan got upset when she was talking to you, and she stood up to him. He hit her and she came to my house a mess. She talked to me about it and on the way to the hospital to get her pains checked out, she passed out"
"Oh my gosh" Taylor gasped
"I know, and it's only two days before Christmas" I shook my head and sat back down on the chairs trying to calm down. But as soon as I sat down, a doctor came in and smiled slightly at us before looking down at his chart.
"Are you here for a Mrs. Lilly Oken" The doctor said referring to Lilly in Oliver's name, was a little weird but it didn't matter
"Yes" Taylor replied as I stood up and walked over to my friends, I stood next to Oliver, placing a hand on my back. The doctor looked at Oliver and nodded at him
"You're the baby's father I presume"
I tapped Oliver's back making him say 'yes' so we can find out more on Lilly. Oliver got my drift, nodded his head and cleared his throat "Yeah..."
"Well I'm sorry to inform you that Lilly had a miscarriage. It was the only choice, she was bleeding too badly. We had to save the mother. Mrs. Oken is now awake, but I should warn you that she is not in the best stage right now. She's very upset, and it's going to take her a while to heal both mentally and physically. We just are worried about her bleeding. She's been slipping in and out of consciousness"
"Is she going to be okay?" I asked taking some deep breathes, and I literally felt Oliver shaking from fear under my touch
"She's lost a lot of blood" The doctor said, which didn't really mean a lot to us at the moment. I just wanted to know if she was going to make it.
"Can we go see her now?" Oliver finally said
"Yes but only one visitor at a time" The doctor nodded
"I want to see her first" Oliver said going out of the room and following the doctor down the hall to her room. I turned towards Taylor and wiped my teary eyes
"Wow, I can't imagine miscarrying one of my children" I said walking around the waiting room.
"I know especially after carrying the baby around for six almost seven months" Taylor said sitting down on one of the chairs. It was too much to handle just knowing that one of our best friends lost their babies. They never said growing up was supposed to be this hard. We were just supposed to grow up, have a husband or wife, have babies, raise those babies, and grow old with your soul mate. Your weren't supposed to be abused, get divorced, find your true soul mate and find out that your real soul mate was a cover, you weren't supposed watch your childhood friends get through this. This isn't what growing up was about.
We all were supposed to have a Prince Charming, one that would be there on his white stallion waiting to rescue you when something bad came your way. I watched as Oliver went out of Lilly's room crying, my heart scrunching as I heard him scream out before yelling.
"You always forgive, but you never forget and now she's gone!" I heard him cry, and I clutched my shirt that was on top of my skin that protected my heart that was breaking for Oliver and Lilly. Life wasn't about getting your heart broken. Taylor came up behind me and watched the scene as Oliver was being picked up from the floor and taken out of the hospital by security. The doctor came out of the room, placing his wrist in front of him and writing something done on his clipboard. He looked down at us, smiling a little sympathy smile guessing me knew what had happened.
"She's gone" Taylor chocked out as I felt her trembling behind me.
"No" I shook my head and ran out of the hospital, and down to my car. I knew I shouldn't be driving but I had to get home.
I started my car and hauled my way home. When I finally reached the house, I barely got out of the car safely because my eyes were so clouded. I let out a sob before running for the house.
"Nick!" I screamed my voice horse from crying "Nick!"
I opened the front door and I heard Nick running to the front door. When I saw him, I threw myself at him. His arms caught me as I cried into his chest.
"Baby what's wrong?" Nick said running his hand down my back, trying to soothe me.
"It wasn't supposed to be like this" I yelled through my tears. Nick picked up and bridal style and carrying me. I felt him put me on our bed and I pulled him down next to me with his shirt. I laid on him, just crying for everything that's happened.
"Miley you're scaring me" Nick said
"She's gone" I couldn't even talk I just kept crying "This isn't the way life is supposed to be. We are supposed to grow out with our healthy children and soul mates. Nick we aren't supposed to see murders abused best friends. Babies dying, divorces, it's not supposed to happen"
"Shh..." Nick said running a hand through my hair, bringing me closer to him. I felt as he kissed my forehead and I started to calm down. My breathing was calming down and my tears getting cold on my face. But it wasn't so cold when Nick wiped them away.
"Why does this happen?" I whispered, my voice still horse from crying
"Life isn't supposed to be perfect" Nick whispered kissing my cheek, and rubbing my cheek with his thumb.
I snuggled myself into his chest.
"Being younger and in school made things far much less difficult. I love being married and having to take care of Peyton. But things now are way too difficult and confusing. I don't like being grown up"
"It would be much better is it was a Peter Pan kind of world" Nick laughed softly twirling a piece of hair in his hands.
"You should have seen Oliver" I moved my head to look at Nick "He was devastated, it was too painful to watch. They took him out of the hospital with security on both arms of his"
"It's amazing at how much time changes and things change"
"You'll never cheat on me right?" I asked him and his head made a sharp turn to look me in the eyes
"I wouldn't even think about it"
"Me either, I love you too much. I wouldn't want you to go away" I leaned up and gently kissed him. Nick cupped my cheek and used his other arm that was on my back and brought me closer to him. In the mix of things, Nick shirt was soon gone along with mine. My leg hitched on top of Nick's hip as his lips attacked my neck and my fingers made their way to his pants button. But I soon realized that he was already in his pajamas which just consisted of his boxers. My hands rested on the top of his boxers, waiting. My feet meet with the blankets and cuddled underneath.
I just wanted to feel better. I wanted to feel better; I wanted the world to go away. Nick was the only one who could do it. The only one who could make me feel like life's worth it. Like there's a point to live.
I wrapped my legs around his waist bringing his hips closer to his. Nick flipped us over so he was on top and I soon realized that we were both naked.
"Make it go away Nick" I whispered in his ear, kissing the way down his neck. Pleasure filled me as my arms found their way to his bare back. My fingernails digging into his skin. I heard a hiss come from his mouth as he went faster. I hadn't even realized we went that far. His hot breathe made it to my face, I leaned in kissing him forcefully. His arms made their way under me, pulling me closer to him.
"Nick" I moaned, loving the new feeling. His hands felt like magic against my skin, I arched my back missing the feeling I had felt.
"Miley" Nick breathed out moving his head to look at me "I'm not...going to last long"
"Not yet" I moaned closing my eyes. I directed my hands slowly down his sweating body, and to his hips. Nick's head dropped to my shoulder. I guided his hips with mine, setting the pace faster. He was trembling under my grasp.
"Almost...there" He moaned kissing the inside of my neck.
I lifted myself off the bed, thrusting myself as hard as I could. I tried to keep my breathing in track but I couldn't.
"I'm getting so close" I breathed, with one last thrust Nick grabbed my right shoulder, calling out my name. He pushed through me once more and that's all it took before I was calling his into the night. I gripped his hips, keeping him there as the blood rushed through my head again, so I could see straight or even think.
"Oh my god" I gasped out, kissing Nick's shoulder blade. Nick made no move, just lying there catching his breath. But he moved his head to looks at me. I kissed him softly, bringing my fingers to hair, tangling them in his damp hair. "I love you, you know that right?"
Nick nodded taking another deep breath "I love you too"
He rolled over, wrapping his arms around my waist pulling me to him. I grabbed the blanket, draping it around us, snuggling myself to him. I felt him as he kissed the top of my head, and how he was running circles around my waist.
I sat there for the longest time just watching as his eyes closed slowly, and then when his breathing slowed, letting me know he was asleep. I couldn't go to sleep, my mind was free to roam, to finally think and that wasn't good. Once I knew Nick was in a deep sleep, I slowly got out of his embrace and went over to grab one of Nick's tee's. I threw one on and made my way into the room across the hall where my baby was. I made my way over to her crib and my heart melted when I saw how peaceful she looked. She was sleeping soundly, her little chest rising and falling. I wouldn't know what to do if I had lost her, or if I were to die any minute. I'd miss her so much and my heart would be torn.
I placed a hand on her cheek, and leaned down to kiss her forehead.
"Is she okay?" I heard a whisper come from behind me. I looked over my shoulder and saw Nick leaning at the door with just his boxers on. I nodded and looked at my baby again. I gave her another kiss before taking a step back admiring her from a far. I went over to Nick putting my arms around his waist resting my head on his chest but I was looking up at him. "I thought you were asleep so I came in to check on her"
"Nah, I was half asleep" Nick said rubbing circles on my back "Now let's go back to bed so you can get some rest before she wakes you up later on"
I nodded, following him back onto the bed were I resumed my position which was snuggled into his chest.
This is how it's supposed to be. You're supposed to have your Prince Charming, holding your hand through the thick and thins of life with you. To have a princess or princes of your own with him. I'm glad I have him with me, because without him I wouldn't have made it this far.
"Thank you for being there for me" My voice muffled into his chest. But I made an attempt to look at him.
His face was confused until it turned sincere.
"I wouldn't miss growing old with you for the world"
46 chapters, 167,485 words later, voted Best Romance in the Summer NJK awards, Best Crossover in the Winter NJK Awards, 2nd place in the NJK awards for W.I.P in the summer, and 2nd in Best Overall Scene in the last awards. So far 834 reviews and counting.
This is the last chapter. I feel as though I left it at a good point where I don't think and epilogue is needed, unless a lot of you want one. But I'm probably not going to do one. This is my second story I have completed, but this is the first one where I've loved this story from the beginning.
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