"Amanda, don't put that in your mouth!" Jude yelled at her daughter. She was sitting on the playground bench watching her children frolic around with the other children. Her four year old daughter Amanda was attempting to eat a bug. Her two year old, Kayla, was sitting at her mother's feet playing with a Barbie doll. And last but not least her eleven month old, Bryant, was in his car seat sleeping.
"Amanda Everleigh Harrison, don't you dare eat that bug!" She yelled again. She heard a small chuckle from behind her and turned around. When she saw him, she squealed. It was him! She jumped up and ran to him.
"Tommy," She stepped back and looked at him, blushing. "Tommy Quincy as I live and breathe. Is it true?" She said. She was so happy to see Tommy.
"Yeah, it's true. I'm standing here in all my ex-boybander glory." He told her.
"And what brings you to a child's playground?" She asked. He wouldn't normally show up at a children's gathering.
"I could ask you the same thing." He replied.
"I'm here with my kids." She said. His head shot up.
"So you got married?" He asked.
"No. We both decided we wanted to be together, but not married. Two weeks after that, I found out that we were having our third." She said.
"Oh wow, well I'm here with my girlfriend of three years. And our daughter." He said. Jude looked around.
"Where is this mystery daughter then?" She asked him.
"Over there with her mom. She's on the swing by that girl trying to eat a bug." He said. Jude's smile flickered.
"Ah. That would be my daughter, trying to eat the bug." Jude said. Tommy smiled.
"Your kid would eat a bug, wouldn't she. What's her name?" He asked.
"Amanda." Tommy smiled.
"You said 'kids' as in multiple. Where's the rest of your clan?" He asked.
"Bryant is in his car seat sleeping and Kayla is playing with a Barbie doll down at my feet." She looked down and smiled at her kids.
"Amanda, I told you not to eat that bug! Get over here." Jude yelled. Amanda looked up and came running to her mother.
"But, I'm hungry." She muttered.
"Then we'll stop at MacDonalds. It isn't like you didn't just eat three hot dogs an hour ago." She said.
"So she has your stomach?" Tommy mocked. Jude slapped him.
"Hey! You're the one that ate six hot fudge sundaes in ten minutes." She said remembering her epic nineteenth birthday. Tommy and Speid had a contest to see how many hot fudge sundaes could eaten by one person in ten minutes. Speid downed four, Tommy downed six.
"Don't remind me. Hold on, Nicola's waving to me. Nic, come over here!" He yelled. He watched her get up and pick up their three year old.
"What do you need?" She asked.
"This is my friend, Jude. Jude, this is my girlfriend Nicola." He introduced two of his favorite people to each other.
"Hello, Jude. It's so great to finally meet you. Tommy has told me so much about you and I love your music." She said.
"Well thank you. What's you little girls name?" Jude asked.
"Nic, don't." Tommy said. He looked a little nervous.
"Oh shut up, Tommy. Her name is Claire." Nic said.
"Oh Tommy, what's wrong with that name? It's adorable," She said. " God, I don't think I've seen you since that night at Sadie and Kwest's wedding." Jude said, remembering that night. It was the night that Jude still thought may have been the conception of Amanda. She didn't have the guts to tell Tommy though.
"You know, I think you're right." He agreed. Amanda tugged on Tommy's pant leg.
"Mommy likes you. That's why she's smiling." She said very matter of factly.
"Well, I'm glad your mommy likes me because I like you mommy very much." Tommy told his friends daughter.
"Are you going to be my new daddy?" She asked. Jude tried to surpress a laugh.
"No, I don't think so." Tommy said. It pained him to say that. Jude knelt down and picked up her two year old daughter who was leaning against her leg, trying not to fall asleep.
"You sleepy, Kayla?" She asked the little girl. Kayla shook her little head and smiled at her mom.
"Are you living in Toronto again?" She asked.
"Yeah. Did you stay at your dad's house after the accident?" He asked.
"Yeah. I'm actually going back to G Major. Personal invitation from King D." He said. Darius never asked anyone to work there.
"Wow, well do I get my amazing producer back?" She asked. She hoped to god he would say yes.
"That's why Darius wants me back. Kwest is taking a leave or whatever. I just heard that Sadie is having a baby within the next month. I'll have to tell her congratulations the next time you see her." Nicola's head snapped up.
"I don't feel comfortable with you talking to your ex-girlfriend." She confessed.
"You're fine with me talking to Jude." Tommy said.
"You and Jude dated?" She asked.
"Yes we did. Is that a problem?" He asked.
"Well, ex-girlfriends are exes for a reason." She said. Tommy raised an eyebrow.
"Nicola, don't be like this. You've been acting like a jealous freak for weeks. What's your problem?" He asked.
"I don't have a problem, you do. Have fun taking care of Claire. We're over!" She yelled. Tommy just rolled his eyes. He picked up Claire and watched Nicola walk away.
"Well, that's Nicola." He muttered. He was actually sort of relieved that she was gone.
"So, you wanna raise our kids together?" Tommy asked.
"Excuse me?" Jude asked.
"I'm kidding. Didn't you promise Amanda some MacDonalds?" He asked.
"Yeah. You wanna go too?" Jude asked.
"Sure. Claire would like that." He said.
"Well, I hope you will too."
Authors Note: New story that just popped into my head. As if I'm not writing enough already. I hope you like :)