Thanks to for the great review.

So sorry about the super late update, but school started again and I'm super busy. Anyway, the beginning is the same as in the series, but don't worry it has a different outcome.

I don't own anything.


"Michelle, Bill will call if he needs us." Tony said watching as his wife angrily punched the call end button and began to redial.

"No, he won't." She said with a laugh. When they had left CTU a year and a half ago, they had made it clear that they were never going to look back.

"Mommy, how comes that man's picture is on the TV?" Their two year old, almost three year old, as she liked to point out despite the fact that she wasn't even two and a half yet, asked looking up from her coloring book.

"Well, sweetie." Michelle said thinking of a way to explain David Palmer's assassination to Maddie. "He used to be the president, you know who that is, and he went on a long trip and he's never going to come back."

"Like Uncle Jack?" Maddie asked.

"Just like Uncle Jack." Michelle said. Maddie had surprisingly remembered Jack, so they had to pretend he really died.

"Okay." She said happily before returning to coloring.

Tony watched as she pressed the crayon against the paper, a look of determination spread across her small face. The same look of determination that was now turning his knees to jelly.

"Michelle, CTU has plenty of agents. They can handle it."

"No one who has the experience that we do. You were at CTU during all of the attempts on his life; I was there for most of them. Jack's gone. There's no one else." She said.

"Michelle, that isn't our life anymore." He said glancing down at her swollen stomach.

"Tony, it was our life for twelve years. We can never just leave it all behind. We owe this to David Palmer. He got you out of jail. If it hadn't been for him, you'd still be there. I'd still wake up every morning alone, wishing more than anything that you were right beside me. You might be able to walk away, but I can't." She said before walking over and kissing their daughter good bye.

"Michelle, please don't do this." He said following her. He grabbed her arm as she grabbed her jacket from beside the door.

"I'll call you when I get to CTU." She said softly before lightly kissing him and walking out the door.

He watched the door close behind her before dialing the phone.

"Hey. It's Tony. Michelle won't be able to make it to the meeting." He said before pausing to think. "Actually I'm going with her." He said as he walked to the front door.

He was about to open the door when an explosion knocked him to the ground.

"Daddy!" Maddie yelled running in from the kitchen.

He quickly got up and began to head outside to find Michelle.

Maddie followed him.

"Maddie! Stay in the house!" He yelled turning around.

She refused to move.

"Madison Ella Almeida! Go back to the kitchen right now!" He yelled before sprinting off towards the car, which was now in flames.

A piece of falling debris hit him in the head. It hurt like hell, but he didn't care. He had to find his wife.

"Michelle!" He yelled as he ran over to her limp form.

"Sweetheart, you're going to be okay." He said scooping her up and running towards the house. Just as he made it back into the kitchen the gas tank exploded.

He quickly shoved everything off of the kitchen table and gently laid Michelle down. He found a faint pulse.

"Maddie, bring the phone!" He said as he began CPR, desperately trying to bring Michelle back to consciousness.

His daughter handed it to him with a shaking hand and he dialed a number that over the past year and a half had become as familiar to him as his own address. He needed help fast, faster than a 911 dispatcher could get him.

"CTU, O'Brian." Chloe answered.

"Chloe, I need help." He said beginning to feel dizzy.

"What happened?" She asked worriedly.

"Michelle's car. Blew up. Unconscious." He said. His thoughts were running through his head in fragments. In that moment he would have given anything to be on that table.

"Help is on the way. ETA five minutes." Chloe said after he heard her yell something. Her words swam around in his head and he could barely hear them.

He looked at Michelle's limp body and wondered what had happened between the day when CTU blew up and they first kissed and now, in more danger than they had ever been at CTU.

He could feel himself falling, falling and then everything went black.


"Shit." Tony muttered as his as he begun to get up.

He then realized that Maddie was curled up asleep on his chest and laid back down.

He frantically looked around for Michelle and didn't see her. He then gently picked Maddie up, got up, and then laid her back down on the bed by herself before he walked off towards the CTU Medical OR.

He looked through the window and what he saw broke his heart more than it already was.

Michelle, his Michelle, was hooked up to countless machines and doctors were currently cutting into every part of her body.

He felt himself go weak at the knees as he pressed his hand against the glass.

"Michelle." He whispered as he felt tears rush to his eyes.

"Tony." Bill said stepping behind him. "You really should lie down. You suffered a pretty bad concussion." He said placing a hand on Tony's arm.

"I'm fine." He said pulling away.

"Tony…" Bill said.

"She could die on me." Tony said staring into the OR. "And the last thing we ever did was argue. And I just want to take it all back, to turn back time. We left CTU, we got away, we were happy. What happened?" He said sitting down on a chair in the hallway.

"Tony." Bill said sitting next to him. "I know this might be difficult to hear, but you deserve to know. We think that Jack's behind this. We know that you, Michelle, Chloe, and David Palmer helped fake his death."

"What? That's ridiculous! We saved his life! He'd never do something like that!" He said standing up.

"I know, but until a few hours ago, you, Michelle, President Palmer, and Chloe were the only people who knew that Jack was still alive and Palmer was killed and you and Michelle and Chloe were targeted. Jack was seen at Palmer's assassination. I know you don't want to believe it, but all evidence points to Jack."

"No, Jack wouldn't do that." Tony insisted. Before Bill could reply the doctor came towards them.

"How is she?" Tony asked anxiously.

"She had some pretty major internal bleeding, as well as several broken ribs, a broken collarbone, and a broken arm. We were able to stop the bleeding, but we weren't able to save the pregnancy. I'm sorry."

"Oh God…" Tony said sitting down. He hadn't even thought of his son since before Michelle left that morning and this knocked the wind out of him. "But she'll be okay, right?" Tony asked slowly.

"It depends on the next 24 hours, but so far I'd say that the prognosis looks good." He said. "You should be able to see her in about half an hour." The doctor said smiling at him.

Tony sighed and leaned back. They had lost their son. But Michelle was okay and he was ecstatic about that. They could make another baby, but he couldn't make another Michelle. She was his beautiful perfect angel, perfectly sculpted to be his forever.

"Michelle." Tony said sitting beside his wife. She still hadn't woken up. The doctor said it could take a while. "I love you so much. Do remember when CTU got bombed so long ago? That day that George Mason died and we kissed and really started this? I never told you this, but right after CTU got bombed I thought you were dead. When the bomb went off I was running towards you desperately wanting to shield you with my body, but instead I watched you squat with your tiny hands covering your beautiful head. When I got up from the rubble the first thing I did was look for you, but I couldn't find you. It wasn't until you told me later that you had been looking for me, that I realized that thinking I lost you before even getting a chance to love you was the worst thing that had ever happened to me. And this, this is bad, but we'll survive this." He said gently kissing her pale face. He then gently ran his fingers over her cast, her collarbone, her ribs, and finally her stomach. He felt his hand rest against her flat stomach instead of the swell he had been used to.

He had been watching the rise and fall of his sleeping daughter's chest on the bed beside Michelle's when he heard Michelle soft voice say, "I lost the baby."

He turned around. "Sweetheart, you're awake." He said in disbelief as he quickly took his hand off of her stomach.

She slowly moved her own hand and placed it on her stomach. "It's weird." She said softly trying to giggle. "This morning I was pregnant and now I'm not. Now I'm not." She said beginning to sob.

"Hey. It's okay." Tony said standing up. He gently climbed into bed beside her and wrapped his arms around her carefully avoiding her wounds.

"I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry." She continued to sob.

"You have nothing to be sorry for." He said cupping her face in her hands. "It happened. It was out of our control. They'll catch the son of a bitch that did this." He said, not wanting to mention that everyone at CTU thought that Jack was that son of a bitch.

"Okay." She said looking at him. "Where's Maddie?" She asked anxiously. "She wasn't hurt was she?"

'She's right here." Tony said getting up and gently shaking Maddie awake.

"Hi Daddy!" Maddie said cheerfully.

Tony picked her up and put her on the bed beside Michelle.

"Mommy gots a boo boo?" Maddie asked with wide eyes.

"Mommy gots a boo boo." Michelle answered discreetly wiping her tears away.

"I kiss it better." Maddie said kissing Michelle's cast, her collarbones, her ribs, her stomach and lastly her cheek.

"All better?" Maddie asked smiling up at Michelle.

"All better." Michelle said smiling at her daughter and pulling her close.

Tony watched Michelle. She was trying to put on a brave front for their daughter, but he knew her better than that. He knew that inside she was breaking into a million pieces.

He sat back down, pulled Michelle close, and began to stroke her hair and whisper in her ear. For now it was all he could do to comfort her.


Throughout the day, they stayed in CTU Medical holding each other close and watching as the day's events unfolded around them.

Now it was over 24 hours since that car bomb had gone off.

Tony hadn't been able to sleep. He had lay with Michelle in his arms, watching Maddie sleep on the bed beside them since midnight.

Michelle sleepily woke up, the sedative the doctor had given her to make her sleep had finally worn off.

"Hey." She said softly.

"Hi." He said smiling at her.

"What are we going to do about Maddie? She was so excited about being a big sister." Michelle said looking over at Maddie.

"We'll get a dog. She won't know the difference." Tony said laughing.

"You're awful!" She said laughing, but soon her laughter turned to tears. "It's just not fair." She said.

"I know. But things will be okay." He said kissing the top of her head.

"How can you say that? Our baby is dead! And why? Because we saved Jack's life? Because we did the right thing?"

"I know. But we've been through bad things before and as impossible as it seems right now, we can get through this and we'll be able to have more kids and not feel heartbreak about the son we never got to know."

"I know we will." She said kissing him on the lips for the first time since that morning.

They were interrupted by the sound of Bill clearing his throat.

"How are you doing?" He asked as he sat down on the edge of Michelle's bed.

"Better. It's just so much to take in." Michelle said.

"I know." Bill said. "We found out who was behind everything. The nerve gas, Palmer's assassination, the attempt on your life, everything."

"Who?" Tony asked.

"Charles Logan." Bill said slowly.

"The President?" Tony asked.

"Well, not anymore, but yes, the President." He said. "There is another thing."

"What?' Michelle asked.

"The Chinese kidnapped Jack."

"What?" They both said.

"Someone said he had to get a phone call from Kim. He went to get it and never came back. We're trying everything, but Audrey said he was gone half an hour before she went to find him."

"Oh God." Michelle said. "You have to get him back."

"We'll try everything we can." Bill said before leaving.

"We'll be okay." Michelle said softly. "I mean, we lost the baby, but we have each other and we have Maddie. And we can have more kids. But Jack has no one. He did the right thing and now he's going to be tortured and probably never see his daughter again. We'll be okay." She repeated.

"Wanna go find something to eat?" Tony asked her.

"That'd be good." She said smiling.

"And sweetheart?" he said before getting up. "I will love you every second of every day until the end of time." The minute he started to say it, she started to say it with him.