As promised, there is a tiny bit of sMut at the end of the chapter and it's very obvious when it's about to occur—not too raunchy, but those of you who are squeamish have been warned.

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Hope you enjoy the epilogue. Not sure yet about doing a fic with the kids, only because a compelling storyline hasn't come to me yet. I know many of you have asked for it, so I will keep my mind open and see what happens. The epilogue was slow going for me. It's always so hard to do these future one-shots. Too much exposition to squeeze gracefully into a chapter. Hope it reads okay.

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Just so you know, the name Nadia means 'hope' in Russian. A nod to Ms, Mila :)

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EPILOGUE

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A seven year old girl with the face of an angel and the hair of Medusa runs at top speed toward her redheaded playmate, before leaping high up into the air and tackling him to the ground with a thud.

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"Ow! I'm not even holding the stupid ball still, Nadia!" he whines as he pushes her off of him into the dirt, making her white dress filthy.

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"You never have the ball, Kirk. I was doing you a favor by including you in the game!" she sniffs as she brushes the remaining earth off of her skirt.

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She offers him a grimy hand which he ignores, choosing instead to stand up on his own while brushing himself off. "Oh sorry, I didn't realize I should be thanking you for dislocating my shoulder" he twitches as he dramatically goes through the fake process of putting it back in place.

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Nadia purses her lips and makes a face. "Ew" she says simply and walks away.

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Kitty approaches the little girl and gives her an admonishing look. "Nadia Katherine Hyde, you know very well you did that on purpose!" she frowns.

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The little imp twists one dark curl around her index finger absentmindedly and looks into the distance. "I can't help it if he's clumsy and can't hang on to a ball" she explains innocently.

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Two large hands rest on her shoulders protectively. "Give the girl a break, Kitty. She's the only one of our grandchildren with any true athletic ability."

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The matriarch folds her arms and gives her husband a blank stare. "Now you know that's not true, Red. Reggie can pitch a ball very well and Luke can...well, he's very good at chess. Anyway, it doesn't matter. She shouldn't be roughhousing with Kirk." she says flatly and then bends over to appeal to her granddaughter directly. "Honey, it's not nice to tackle kids when you know they're the sort who prefer indoor activities...you never see your daddy tackling your Uncle Eric when they play football, do you?"

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"No, but that's just because Aunt Donna is like a goalkeeper always stands in front of him like he's the endzone. Maybe she should be Kirk's goalkeeper when we play?" she suggests helpfully with wide eyes, as if she's just solved world hunger.

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Red laughs hysterically until he is cut off swiftly by his wife. "Red Forman" she hisses. "That's...an interesting suggestion Nadia, but I think maybe we should go with the original idea of just not tackling him." She looks to Red for some help.

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He relents with a sigh. "Kitten, your grandma is right. Should we go over and apologize to Kirk for pushing him?"

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She tucks her curl behind her ear and starts playing with another. "Whatever" she shrugs and follows Red over to where all of the boys are playing.

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Donna and Eric are sprawled out on a blanket with Kirk as well as their nine year old son, Luke - - who is awkwardly trying to make conversation with the beautiful, auburn-tressed Jessica Kelso while she attempts to suck down a cherry popcicle in three minutes even.

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"You're telling me you never saw Terminator 2?" he asks in disbelief.

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"Is that, like a movie about bugs or something?" she wonders as she absentmindedly sucks away at her treat.

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"No. You're thinking of an exterminator. The Terminator is a cyborg from the future that kills people and can change into anything he touches" he explains excitedly. "It's totally rad!"

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She shrugs, half confused/half unimpressed. "Okay, but have you seen Dumb and Dumber"?"

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Luke sighs.

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Donna gives her husband the side-eye. "How would a kid his age get to see The Terminator, Eric?"

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Eric freezes and tries to think fast. "Funny story" he fakes laughs. "We actually rented 'Beauty and the Beast' and it seems as though" he coughs trying to buy time, "that the last person who rented it accidentally switched the tapes in the boxes and we got theirs." he explains, fairly happy with what he's cooked up. "Honest mistake."

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"Then why didn't you turn it off when Arnold Schwarzenegger started shooting people?" she challenges.

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He looks at her intently for a moment and then smiles. "Have I mentioned yet today how beautiful you look?"

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She rolls her eyes at him then leans back, using him as a lounge chair. "I'll let you make it up to me tonight by cooking dinner."

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Candace, a tan little girl with sausage curls and big brown eyes sits on a picnic blanket eating Skittles next to Reggie, a sandy-haired four year old with an afro who is rolling around hyperactively while laughing.

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Jackie, carrying her toddler clone Edie on her hip, walks over to the blanket and looks down with chagrin.

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"Reggie's been like this for the last 30 minutes" Edna frowns as she arranges a sleeping Leo's hat on top of his face to prevent him from getting a sunburn. "I tried to get him to eat an apple, but I couldn't make him stay still long enough to get it in him" she scrunches her face apologetically. "How's my little princess doing?" she makes funny expressions at her granddaughter and then squeezes her tiny foot.

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"She okay. Your son dressed her in non-matching socks this morning though, which understandably put her in a real foul mood. She was tantruming nonstop until Steven changed them for her" she laughs. "Sometimes I think she's the only one in this family besides me who knows how to dress" Jackie discloses as she straightens out her daughter's headband.

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Reggie starts doing somersaults across the grass. "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" he shouts out with each roll as his baby sister laughs at his acrobatics.

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"Candy gave him candy" Fez shakes his head as he approaches them and gives the little girl a look that warns her to put the Skittles away. "I thought we found it all before we came, but she must have hidden some where we couldn't find it" he surveys the scene before glancing at Jackie apologetically. "Judging by the pitch of his laugh, my guess it you're in for another hour of this."

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She places her hand on his forearm and smiles. "No Fez, you're in for another hour of this. I'm going to have a mimosa." she hands little Edie to her friend then squeezes his arm lightly and walks off toward the drinks table, leaving him dumbstruck.

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Fez carries Edie to a nearby playpen and deposits her next to his son, Phil, who is around the same age. He then leans over and kisses Angie, who is sitting on a lawn chair next to the cot reading a book.

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Two strong arms wrap themselves around Jackie's waist as she pours herself a glass of champagne and orange juice. She leans back into her husband's chest and reaches up to pull him down for a kiss.

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"How did you know I wasn't Kelso?" Hyde asks, as he buries his mouth behind her ear to nuzzle.

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"I've logged a lot of hours being groped in the dark by you. I think I know your touch by now, Puddin' Pop" she smiles, too distracted by his little kisses to sip her drink.

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"Wanna log a few more?" he offers in a gruff voice.

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"It's Nadia's birthday. We should probably try to think about her for a little bit today" she scolds him.

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"I am thinking about her. I'm trying to recreate the moment that we conceived her" he jokes.

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Jackie turns around then slides her arms around her husband's torso and pulls him close. "Don't tempt me" she warns him, eyes flashing dangerously.

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"Well, you just admitted it's working, so now I'll never stop" he smirks as he lowers his hands to rest just above her buttocks.

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"I can't believe our baby is already seven, Steven. It feels like just yesterday that we were sitting together in the hospital, not knowing if she'd be okay." she says, brow furrowing as she remembers a darker time.

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"But if you remember, I told you not to worry about it and I was right. The hole fixed itself." he gloats.

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"What about the hole in your heart, you Grinch?" she tickles him.

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"Don't start what you can't finish, Jackie" he reminds her jokingly and she drops her fingers begrudgingly with a pout.

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Nadia grabs Kirk's small cupcake and shoves the entire thing in her mouth while she runs past her parents, followed closely by an irate Kirk. Hyde laughs and eggs her on with two thumbs up.

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"She's growing up too fast." Jackie complains with a frown.

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"We all are baby" he cups her face with both hands and kisses her.

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She tips her head from side to side. "Not...all of us" she grins as she watches Kelso wrestle with all four of his girls on the floor at the same time, a heavily pregnant Brooke looking on in amusement.

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Without warning, Hyde lifts his wife up and throws her over his shoulder as he walks purposefully through the backyard toward the exterior basement stairs of the Formans' house.

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As he shuts the door behind him, he flips the lock and deposits Jackie on top of the deep freeze.

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She watches him run up the other set of stairs to lock that door and then strut down the stairs slowly, overly satisfied with his ability to get his way.

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She rolls her eyes at him and crosses her legs in protest.

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"Oh no you don't" he skips over the remaining stairs, uncrossed her legs and lets his weight settle between them. She smiles alluringly at him and he pulls her into a passionate embrace and kisses her deeply. "Hold that thought." he tells her as he suddenly pulls away, leaving her breathless and dizzy.

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Hyde looks quickly through his old records and nods when he finds what he's looking for. He turns on the record player and drops the needle on 'Follow You, Follow Me' by Genesis.

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Stay with me,
My love I hope you'll always be
Right here by my side if ever I needed you
Oh my love

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"Do you remember dancing to this at the Phil Collins concert?" he asks as he pulls her down off of the deep freeze and holds her in his arms.

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"Of course I do" she blushes, amazed at his ability to get her pulse racing after so long together. "I also remember hearing it in the Camino with you in the 70's, it was released just after we started dating and you and I would always fight over the radio nob. You really hated this."

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In your arms,
I feel so safe and so secure
Everyday is such a perfect day to spend
Alone with you

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He moves her back and forth while pressing himself into her. "I did, but - - hey do you remember those really hot days we had that Summer in the basement, when there was nobody around but you and me. And the heat was so unbearable that we just spent the whole day in our underwear."

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She feels him grin into her neck.

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"I liked those hot days. You were so cute without your shirt on" she purrs, biting her lip as she recalls how quickly they would always shed that last layer, like it was nothing but a pretense. She sighs at the memory as her fingers wind their way through Hyde's curls.

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"And this song came on the radio about five times that day" he laughs. "By the fifth time, it was really starting to fucking drive me batty, but then something happened to change my opinion." he dips her slightly.

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I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year

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"What happened?" she asks, wondering how he's never told her this story before.

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"Well, I really started listening to the words, and then you looked up at me at just the right moment, and I realized that he was singing about us" he admits as he kisses her forehead. "And that's when I knew that I was a goner." he confesses.

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Her iris's dance. "Oh. You mean, that when you knew you looooov- - -"

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He places his hand across her mouth to keep her quiet and let's out an exasperated tut before replacing his palm with his lips.

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A familiar tingling works it's way up and down Jackie's body, spreading into her limbs and concentrating in one specific area down below. "You're being uncharacteristically romantic" she coos. "And no, I'm not complaining, I'm just noticing, okay?"

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With the dark,
I see so very clearly now
All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now
Fading away

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"Shut up, Jackie. I happen to be the most romantic guy here today" he informs her cheekily, "because you know when I do something for you, I'm not just doing it because the government tells me to" he reminds her. "I'm doing it because I want to."

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She nods, agreeing with him. "That's true. But tell me, since you hate Valentine's day and anniversaries and New Year's, holidays that most normal people really love, which things make you want to be romantic?"

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He grins. "Maybe I'm only romantic when I wanna get laid" he teases.

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I can say
The night is long but you are there
Close at hand I'm better for the smile you give
And while I live

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"Nah-uh" she shakes her head. "You don't have to romance me to get me in bed" she slides one hand down the back of his jeans. "You just have to get naked. In fact, it's getting pretty hot in this basement. Maybe we should strip down to our underwear?"

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Hyde raises an eyebrow in appreciation and takes his shirt off as Jackie unzips her skirt, letting it fall to the floor. She then removes her blouse, leaving on just her lacy nude bra and underwear.

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Hyde kicks off his jeans and runs his hands down her body as he checks her out. It's been around 17 years since the first time he saw her naked and it never gets old for him. "You look almost the same" he marvels as he runs his thumbs over her nipples. "Better even" he says referring to her larger breasts from nursing the baby.

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She leaps up and wraps her legs around his waist as he carries her to the deep freeze.

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I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year there will be

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"You were saying something about what makes you feel like doing something romantic" she prompts as he slides her underwear slowly to her ankles.

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"You're really cute when you're happy" he says as he gently pulls back her curtain of hair and starts to kiss and suck the tender parts of her neck. "And I like it when you're cute" he mumbles as he slides his fingers into her core, massaging the area around it with his thumb. "So I really like to make you happy". He peppers the hollow of her neck with kisses and she feels goosebumps erupting all over body.

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Jackie's breathing heats up rapidly as she strokes him awake with her hand.

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"Am I making you happy now?" he asks as he tweaks her nipples his his free hand.

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"God yes" she gasps as he increases the speed of his fingers.

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After getting her close, he removes his hand, but before she has a moment to protest, he quickly slips inside of her.

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They both moan as they pull each other close.

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Jackie looks at her husband with her jewel-toned eyes, now clouded over by lust and kisses him tenderly as he thrusts in and out of her. She slides her fingers down his wet back, feeling his muscles as they flex with each movement.

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"What would have happened to us if we didn't find each other" she whispers in his ear as she bites down on the edge of his lobe and gently holds it in her mouth.

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"That would never have happened, doll" he assures her as his breathing becomes more ragged. "We're the only two people who can stand each other, so we would have eventually found our way together" he rationalizes, grabbing her hips tightly to pick up the pace.

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"I love you Steven" she breathes into his ear as she grabs his ass to pull him in deeper. "You're the only one" she pants. "It's so silly how we wasted so much time apart."

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"It wasn't silly, it was stupid, and mostly my fault." he says through hot breath as he feels himself getting closer. "being with you is never boring, babe, I'll give you that."

"I'm so happy you're not a dumbass anymore" she breathes as she tightens the grip her legs have around his waist.

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"I'd like to say I'm happy you're not a bitch anymore, but I'd be lying on both counts- so I think I'll just leave it at 'I'm happy'. Hyde grabs Jackie's perfect face with both hands and looks into her eyes as he thrust into her harder and harder. He stares rapt as her features crumple up in ecstasy and she calls out his name, taking him immediately over the edge with her as he empties himself into her with a groan.

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Both out of breath, they say nothing as their heart rates return to normal.

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"Wanna hear somethig really romantic? I'm pretty positive I'd be pumping gas or in jail or even dead if I never met you." he smiles crookedly at her.

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"Are you telling me I saved your life? Am I your hero, Steven?" she asks, half-seriously.

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He brushes a curls out of her face and tucks it behind her ear. "You're a regular Foxxy Brown, baby" he laughs. "I have the three best kids anyone could have and a job I love, and none of it would have happened without you there, nagging the shit out of me to do the right thing and live up to my 'potential'" he air quotes with bemusement. "Take from that what you will."

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She rests her head on his chest and enjoys the skin-to-skin contact. "Potential doesn't need air quotes, you dip - that's only if you're using the word ironically. You actually do have tons of potential." she insists ardently.

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"Maybe I can try to live up to some of that potential later on when we get home" he smirks as she kisses his chest. "But first...we should probably help our little girl blow out those birthday candles.

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"What do you think she'll wish for?" Jackie wonders a sly smile spreading across her face.

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Hyde shrugs. "That wish is just gravy. She has everything she wants and needs already."

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His wife runs her fingers down the sides of his face and looks at him pensively. "She does, doesn't she?"

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I will follow you, I will follow you

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THE END!

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A/N – I can't believe it's finally over! Hope you liked meeting the little Hyde/Jackie hybrid. Most fics seem to make the kid take after one or the other, but I thought a prissy/pouty badass would be pretty funny to see. I also thought it might be cute to turn Kirk and Nadia into a mini D/E. Thank you all so much for reading this fic. I really means a lot to me that so many of you enjoyed it. Please let me know what you thought :)

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Not sure what's next, but I'm leaning towards an AU multi-chapter song-fic that takes place when Sam rides into town. It won't be the usual take on the storyline, so if it works, it will be very unique but if it doesn't, it will be a hot mess! I'll give you a little hint on the song/chapter titles—the main title of the fic is going to be "Stop Making Sense". Those of you over 35 should get this!