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*And Now.. let's do this... The final chapter of Where Did the Love Go? Enjoy. = )
Two months later Dave was woken up by his wife suddenly getting out of bed to use the bathroom. Alex rushed her way into the bathroom and shut the door behind her. She rushed over to her new best friend that she made in the last week or so the toilet. She held her hair back as she threw up in the toilet. When she finished she flushed the toilet and rinsed her mouth out with water and sat back down next to the toilet in case she wasn't done. She sat holding her head in her hands with her elbows resting on her bended knees. Dave finally got out of bed and walked over to the bathroom door. He knocked on it and then heard her say, "Come in."
Dave opened the door slowly and said, "Are you all right?"
"Yes," said Alex. "I'm still sick."
"Still?" asked Dave. "You've been sick for the last week. How long before you go to the doctor's?"
"I don't know," said Alex, "just let it run its course I guess."
"Are you going to be all right to take Chelsea school shopping today?" he asked as he walked in and sat down next to her.
"I just have to get her some uniform tops, skirts, shoes and the book bag and her lunch box. I should be fine. I don't expect it to be a long trip."
"All right," said Dave as he put his arm behind her back and gently ran his hand up and down her back. "And I'll just keep Ben and Kaylee with me."
"That's probably a good…." she said before she got up and started throwing up in the toilet again. Dave got up and walked over to hold her hair back for her and rubbed her back as she vomited.
A couple minutes later Dave looked up and saw Chelsea standing in the doorway of the bathroom. "What's wrong with Mama?" she asked.
"She's not feeling well, Princess," said Dave.
"Oh. Is she still taking me school shopping today?"
"I don't know," said Dave. "It's up to her and how she feels."
"But I need to get my uniforms and my school stuff! She was supposed to take me last week but she got sick. I start school next week. She has to take me," said Chelsea in a whiney voice and in an all about me attitude.
"Chelsea, if your mom can't take you I will," said Dave. "She's not feeling well. If she needs to rest then that's what she's going to do."
"I don't want you to take me. I want Mama to take me," said Chelsea. "She knows what I need."
"So do I," said Dave as Alex got up to wash her face and rinse out her mouth.
"What?" asked Chelsea with a little bit of an attitude.
"A light blue polo and white polos, khaki skirt, white or navy blue knee socks and black dress shoes. I know what you need so you need to lose your attitude go back to your room and then wait to find out what's going on," said Dave.
"Wrong!," said Chelsea, "we need hunter green polos and khaki skirts. Or a white polo and khaki skirts. Our dress code changed. So you don't know," she said storming back to her room.
"If she doesn't lose that attitude," said Dave.
"I know," said Alex as she held her stomach.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah. Just a little nauseous," she said. "I'll be fine," she said as they walked into the bedroom. "I'll take her shopping."
"Are you sure? Because I can do it if you're not feeling any better," he said as they got into the bed.
"I'm sure," said Alex. "She wants me to take her so I'll take her. I just need to rest for a little bit first."
"Okay. You rest and I will take care of everything for you."
"Thanks," said Alex as she laid back down and closed her eyes slowly drifting off to sleep. Dave knew he still had some time before Ben and Kaylee woke up so he went back to sleep with her.
Just as Dave closed his eyes he heard "DAAAAAAAAAADDY!"
Dave let out a groan and said to himself, "she's 6. She's only 6," before he got up and headed over to her room. "Yes, Princess," he said as he looked around the messy room.
"Is she taking me or not?" asked Chelsea as she sat petting Snoopy on the bed.
"She's resting right now. Chill out," said Dave. "And you know what you can do while she's sleeping?"
"What?" asked Chelsea.
"Clean up this room," said Dave.
"I don't want to," said Chelsea.
"It doesn't matter if you don't want to," said Dave. "If it's not cleaned by the time your mom is ready to go then you don't go."
"But Daddy!" she protested.
"But Chelsea," he mocked. "Clean," he said as he walked back to the bedroom.
"Ugh!" said Chelsea as she got up and slammed her door shut. She had developed quite the attitude in the last couple months and Dave and Alex had already grown tired of it.
Later that day after Alex was feeling better she got herself ready and took Chelsea out to do school shopping. While she had her out shopping Dave was at home taking care of Ben and Kaylee. He was watching Yo Gabba Gabba with them and singing along with them as they danced. "Let's get the sillies out. Going to get the sillies out. We've got to jump, shake shimmy them out. We've got to jump, shake shimmy them out," he sang as they danced. Ben and Kaylee were having such a good time dancing with their dad when the phone rang. "Daddy will be right back," he said as he went to get the phone. Dave picked up the phone and said, "Hello?"
"Dave, it's me Frank," said the guy on the other end.
"Hey, Frank! What's up?"
"Nothing. What's up with you?"
"Just hanging with my kids. So what are you calling for?"
"About that part in the movie you auditioned for a few weeks back," he said.
"Okay," said Dave as he walked back into the living room to see Ben and Kaylee sitting down watching TV.
"I'm calling to let you know that you got the part!"
"I got the part!"
"Yes, the director LOVED you. They said you were perfect for it. Filming starts next month and you'll be gone at least 6 months."
"6 months?" asked Dave as he looked at his kids. "That's a long time to be away from my kids."
"I know but you got the part."
"Cool," said Dave. "Where are we filming it?"
"Arizona," answered Frank.
"Cool," said Dave. "I am so excited. Thank-you."
"No problem, Man. You're back in the game."
"I am back in the game," said Dave with a smile before he realized that being back in the game meant less time with family. He knew Alex was willing to support him but he wasn't sure if he could support himself.
"Well, I just wanted to call you to let you know. I will see you next month."
"See you next month," said Dave before he hung up the phone. When he put the phone down he went over to the kids and said, "Daddy got the part!" He picked Ben up and said, "Ben, Daddy got the part!" Ben smiled at his dad as Kaylee clapped for him. "But I'm going to be gone 6 months. That's 6 months of your lives I'm going to miss. Should I do it?"
"Yesh, Daddy," said Kaylee. "You do it."
"Thanks, Bug," said Dave. "I can't wait to tell Mommy. She is going to be so happy for me. So who wants to color?"
"Me color," said Kaylee as she walked over to hers and Ben's little table. Ben followed her over and Dave gave them each a piece of paper and a couple crayons. Ben and Kaylee scribbled on the paper while Dave took his time and drew a picture of Ben and Kaylee together. "Pitty picture. Daddy," said Kaylee as she looked at his picture.
"Thank-you. This is you and this is Ben. What did you draw?" he asked looking at her scribbles. "Ah. That's very pretty!"
"Tank you," she said as she continued to scribble more.
Meanwhile Alex and Chelsea had gotten all her uniform stuff and they had gotten her book bag and other school supplies. They were going to get the black shoes that she needed. They were walking through the mall when Alex felt another stream of nausea come over her. "Chels, we need to sit down."
"Why?" asked Chelsea.
"Because I don't feel well again," said Alex as she found a bench to sit on.
Chelsea sat down next to her and said, "are you going to be okay, Mama?"
"I think," said Alex. "I just got really sick all of a sudden."
"Oh," she said. "Well, we can go home after we get my shoes."
"Okay," said Alex as she got up. "Let's get your shoes and head home but I think I need to stop at the drugstore before we go home."
"Why?" asked Chelsea.
"Mama, just needs to go pick something up. I'm feeling a little better. Let's get your shoes," she said directing her to the shoe store. Getting Chelsea school shoes was a very complicated process for Alex. Chelsea complained about everything she could. If she didn't like them because they were too plain it was because they were too small. If it wasn't because they were too small it was because they weren't pretty enough. Alex wasn't feeling well, she was growing tired of Chelsea's complaining and all she wanted to do was go home. She was relieved when her and Chelsea finally agreed on black buckled shoes with a flower design on them. Chelsea liked them, they were school appropriate and Alex thought they were pretty so they had finally finished after an hour of trying to find the right shoes. Alex was not looking forward to Chelsea being a teenager. She knew that they were going to clash and have many fights. That's pretty much how the whole day went for them. Chelsea disagreed with anything and everything. She didn't want to wear a uniform and she didn't want a character book bag. She had to get a book bag from Justice with a C on it with a matching lunch box. Alex was starting to see that Chelsea was very high maintenance and she was going to stop it before it got out of hand.
When they were finished at the mall they headed to the drugstore on the way home. Chelsea skipped into the door with her mom as they walked through the store. "What do you need, Mama?" she asked.
"I just need to get something," she said as she walked down the feminine aisle.
"Do you need tampons?" she asked.
"No," said Alex as she walked over to the pregnancy tests.
"Preg-nan-cy. Pregnancy tests," said Chelsea. "Are you pregnant, Mama?"
"I don't know, Chels. Maybe. I don't know yet."
"Oh," said Chelsea. "I hope you are."
"Well, we'll know at the end of the night," said Alex as she grabbed an EPT pregnancy test off the shelf. They walked over to the register and paid for it and headed home.
When they got in the door Alex laid Chelsea's stuff down and started for the bathroom. "No hey, Baby?" asked Dave.
"Hey, Baby," said Alex. "I was just going to the bathroom."
"Oh," said Dave. "I have to tell you something."
"Oh. Well, can it wait? Because I REALLY have to go to the bathroom."
"All right," said Dave as he looked at his wife with a strange look.
"Be right back," said Alex as she went to the bathroom with the pregnancy test.
"Is your mom okay?" asked Dave.
"I guess," said Chelsea as she started taking her bags upstairs. "She got sick at the mall."
"Again?" asked Dave.
"Yeah but she's better now," said Chelsea half way up the stairs. "I'll be right back."
"Okay," said Dave.
Meanwhile Alex was in the bathroom. She took the test out of the box and followed the procedure. She was a natural at taking home pregnancy tests. She sat it down on the back of the toilet and sat down on the side of the tub to wait for two minutes. Dave came and knocked on the door. "Yeah?" she asked.
"Are you okay in there?" asked Dave.
"Yeah. I'm fine. I'll be out in a couple minutes," she said as she bounced her legs. She was nervous about the results of the test. She told Dave that if it happened it happened but the truth was she wanted it to happen. She knew she would be disappointed if it came back negative but they could always try again.
"Okay," he said as he walked away.
When the two minutes were up Alex grabbed the test and looked at the results. She tucked the test away in her back pocket of her jean skirt she was wearing and covered it with the black tank top she had on. She walked out to the living room where Dave was sitting watching ESPN while the kids were taking a nap. "Hey, Baby," she said with a smile as she walked over to the couch to sit down next to him.
"And that was the hey baby I was waiting for," he said with a smile before he kissed her lips softly.
"I have something to tell you," she said.
"And I have something to tell you," he said flipping off the TV.
"You go first," said Alex.
"No. You go first," said Dave.
"No. I insist. You go first," said Alex.
"Okay," said Dave, "you know that movie part I auditioned for?"
"Yeah," said Alex.
"Frank called today. I got the part!"
"That's great," said Alex with a smile.
"We start filming next month in Arizona. I will be gone for 6 months but I will call everyday."
"Oh." said Alex sounding a little disappointed.
"What's wrong? I thought you wanted me to get the part?"
"I do but…" she started to say. "You know what. I'm happy for you," she said.
"Thanks," he said, "so what did you need to tell me?"
"Well," said Alex. "I'm pregnant, Dave."
"What?" he asked.
"I'm pregnant," she repeated as she stood up and took the test out of her pocket. "See? Pregnant." She handed him the test.
He looked at it and grew a smile on his face. "We're having a baby!" he said before he remembered the movie part. "I can't do a movie while you're pregnant."
"Go ahead," said Alex. "You can do the movie."
"No," said Dave. "I want to be with you during your pregnancy," he said. "I am so excited! I can't believe this!"
"Me either," said Alex. "All that husband and wife quality time in Hawaii."
"Oh yeah. That's right," said Dave. "Hawaii. Hey. I have to make a phone call I will be right back."
"Okay," said Alex as she watched Dave leave the room.
Dave went into the kitchen and pulled out his cell phone. He dialed a number and waited for the person to answer.
"Hello?" answered the guy on the other end.
"Frank, it's me, Dave," he said.
"Hey, Dave. What can I do for you?"
"Well, I can't do this movie part. I think you should give it to someone else."
"You can't do the part? I thought you wanted it more than anything?" asked Frank a little confused.
"I do," he said, "but my wife just told me she's pregnant. I can't do a movie while she's pregnant. I hope that one day down the road I will get another opportunity to do a movie but I have to be with my wife at this time and be there for her during the pregnancy. Thank-you though," he said.
"No problem, Man. Do what you need to do."
"Thanks," said Dave, "in about 9 months or so if a new movie comes along hit me up."
"I will," said Frank. "Congratulations."
"Thanks," said Dave with a smile. "Well, I'll talk to you later. Bye."
"Talk to you later. Bye," said Frank as he hung up the phone.
*7 months later on March 17th*
"Come on, Alex, you're almost there," said Dr. Kennedy. "Just give me one more push!"
"I AM TRYING!" Alex yelled from pain.
"It's all right, Alex," said Dave as he held her hand. "You're almost there. You can do it." He was doing his best to encourage his wife after her being in labor for 12 ½ hours.
Alex let out one more big push and Dr. Kennedy said, "He's here. Your boy is here." The baby's cries filled the air once his nose was suctioned out. "Look at all that black hair he has. He's a cutie," she said as she handed him to the nurse. "All right, Alex, I see the other baby. If you give me big pushes like the last time you'll be done."
"I can't," said Alex crying. "I'm too tired."
"Alex, I know it's been a long day and I know you're feeling uncomfortable but that baby is ready to come out. You can do this and then you can get as much rest as you need," said Dr. Kennedy.
"Okay," said Alex as she began to push. As she pushed she squeezed Dave's hand. Dave kept encouraging her to push and telling her she was doing good. It helped Alex out a lot. She enjoyed him being by her side helping her through this.
Alex continued to push as the doctor told her to push and the doctor said, "All right, Alex, the baby is right there. I just need one big push. Come on," said Dr. Kennedy. Alex gave the biggest push she could and 5 ½ minutes after the first baby the second arrived into the world. Alex let out a breath of relief knowing she was done. "It's a girl!" said Dr. Kennedy, "and she has a head full of black hair also." She suctioned out the baby's mouth and nose and the screams filled the air. "And a good set of lungs," she said handed the baby to the nurse. "Good job, Alex. You did really good. And tomorrow they're going to tie your tubes so you don't have anymore babies."
"Thank God," said Alex. "Thank God." She smiled as she saw the nurse working with the twins. The nurse brought the babies over and handed one to Dave and one to Alex. Dave had the boy and Alex had the girl.
"The boy is 5 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long. The girl is 4lbs 10 oz and 19 ½ inches long," said the nurse with a smile. "Congratulations."
"Thank-you," said Alex with a smile as she looked at her baby. "They're so cute," she said.
"And they don't look anything alike," said Dave. "I think he looks like me and that she looks like you. She has your nose."
"I agree," said Alex with a smile. "The Rossi family nose and I think he has your mouth and your nose."
"He does," said Dave. "Hey, there little guy. Welcome to the world." Dave leaned down and kissed his new son. "Your big brother is going to love you."
"Hey, Pretty girl," said Alex, "welcome to the world. You're going to love it here. Your older sisters are going to love you… I think they need names," said Alex.
"I think they do too," said Dave. "So are we going with the J names or the M names?"
"Well," said Alex. "She doesn't look like a Malaya to me and I don't think he looks like a Malachi."
"I agree," said Dave. "So She's Jordyn and he's Josiah?"
"Yes," said Alex. "She's Jordyn and he's Josiah. Jordyn Nevaeh and Josiah David."
"Jordyn Nevaeh?" asked Dave.
"Yeah. In honor of Nevaeh," she said.
"Okay," said Dave. "Jordyn Nevaeh Bautista and Josiah David Bautista. I like it."
"Me too," she said with a smile. "Twins though.. Are we ready for this?"
"I think we are," said Dave, "Remember. We can get through anything together. And there will be no more."
"Oh.. No more," she said with a smile. "I love you."
"I love you too," he said as he kissed her lips.
Preview of Unbroken Love
* About 4 years later*
"Mama," said Chelsea who was a couple months away from being 11 and almost done with the 6th grade, "when is Dad coming home from California?"
"He'll be home this afternoon because Athena and Lexie are coming over because Athena has some big announcement for us," said Alex as she poured some cereal for Josiah and Jordyn. "Come on, Chels, eat, stop texting on your phone."
"Mama, I'm in the middle of a conversation. I'm ready for school. Don't forget I have my hip hop class today after school at the studio."
"Chelsea, I know!" she said as Josiah came into the kitchen. "Hey, Josiah, where's Jordyn?"
"She in the bathroom," he said. "Mommy, I can't find my shoe!"
"I'll find it. Let me get her out of the bathroom. Just sit down to eat. We have to leave soon because I have to go to work and you have to go to Grandma Brooks' house." They had moved to New York about two years ago so that Dave could run his business and so that Alex could be closer to her mother. It was two years ago that Tony told them that his father had finally gotten caught. It was Tony that turned him in. Tony told the police everything he knew about his dad so that he could get out of jail on good behavior. Tony had cleaned himself up a lot and he was a completely different person. He was NOTHING like his father. He had turned himself around completely and was a great dad to Lexie. Dave hadn't gotten too friendly with him but he tolerated him for Athena's sake. Alex and Tony had become really good friends. Tony even helped Alex with her domestic violence center and out of the kindness of his heart Dave gave Tony a job at his barber shop that he opened up where Ron's pizza shop used to be.
Alex made her way upstairs to the bathroom to get Jordyn out because she knew she would sit on the toilet forever and Alex didn't have time that morning for her to be on the toilet forever. "Get out, Ben!" said Kaylee. "This is my room. GET OUT."
"NO," said Ben.
"MOMMY!" yelled a 6 year old Kaylee. "BEN WON'T GET OUT OF MY ROOM!"
Alex let out a sigh it was a lot easier when Dave was home because the morning went quicker and Ben actually followed the rules. As Alex was walking into Kaylee's bedroom she heard, "MAMA! JOSIAH SPILLED HIS MILK!"
Alex let out another sigh and said, "This is going to be a LONG day."
*A/N: And there you have it the final chapter of Where Did The Love Go? Chelsea was full of attitude, Alex was pregnant, Dave got a part in the movie but as soon as he found out Alex was pregnant he gave it up.. Way to Go, Dave. Alex was pregnant with twins.. Josiah David and Jordyn Nevaeh. So what did you think? Please Review and thank-you so much for taking the time to read the story.
*Unbroken Love: It's 4 years later and the kids are grown up. I gave you guys just a little preview of the first chapter.. Athena is coming over to give an announcement, they live in NYC now, Chelsea is going into middle school soon, Ben seems like he's bad and Dave is away in California. So many changes but as the story progresses you'll understand it more. So what did you think of the preview so far? And I promise to have the full first chapter posted on Friday afternoon or early evening. I hope you guys like it.