Disclaimer: I do not own Bones nor will I ever.
This is the sequel to Sweet Disposition, a story I had written over eight months ago, which involved the accidental teenage pregnancy between the crotch dumplings (children) of B&B and Hodgela. There is a three month gap between the last chapter and this, but you could read this without reading the other one though if you need the background then go ahead. This one is focused on the difficult side of being a teenage family because I kind of sugar coated it a little in Sweet Disposition, hence the title Somebody That I Used to Know. This story may have three to five chapters, I haven't decided the length yet.
But you didn't have to cut me off,
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing,
And I don't even need your love,
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough.
No you didn't have to stoop so low.
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number,
I guess that I don't need that though.
Now you're just somebody that I used to know.
Leah Cecelia Hodgins-Booth was the product of a one night stand between Michael Staccto Vincent Hodgins and Kaitlyn Sarah Addison Booth. Both were sixteen when they conceived Leah even though they did attempt to prevent it. Deciding it would be better to face the consequences rather than opt for the easy way out. However Katy developed eclampsia during her pregnancy and had crashed the car by accident causing Leah to be born at thirty five weeks in gestation. Both recovered though and were back home safe and sound.
Now three months later, Katy was ready to go back to school and it was her seventieth birthday. She had been catching up at home as well as looking after Leah, who really just slept and was rather easy for a baby (aside from at night where she'll scream the apartment down).
"Kate, are you really sure you are ready to go back?" Michael asked pulling on his blazer.
"I have to go back at some point." answered Katy. "I don't want to be held back a year and therefore unable to supply for Leah. I shouldn't be leaving it up to you."
"That is a good point, but do you feel well enough?"
"Yeah. Of course I do."
"Ok, so should we get going?"
"Yeah, let me just grab the car seat and put Leah in." she said walking over to the car seat and fastened Leah in securely. Since the car accident, Katy had been a little worried about Leah's safety, which Michael was very understanding of.
"Ready?" Michael asked.
"Yes." said Katy picking up the car seat. They began to walk out of the apartment before Michael stopped her a moment. "What are you doing?"
"I forgot to say, happy birthday." said Michael giving her a kiss on her lips, which she returned with a smile on her face.
They had placed Leah in the school crèche so they could focus on their studies but still get to see Leah around break periods.
However during her English class, Katy had started missing her baby. In the three months since Leah's birth she had grown attached to Leah. Brennan had told her this was normal since Brennan had grown attached to Katy when she was born.
"Miss Booth, are you paying attention?" asked Mr Schmidt, her teacher.
"Yes sir." answered Katy.
"Then can you repeat the last four lines?"
"When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun." answered Katy.
"Well, thank you but can you at least look as though you are paying attention?"
Katy paid attention for the rest of the lesson but she had to decide what to do about her diving. She had been diving for years but with Leah being the most important thing in her life and not wanting to miss out on her formative years. Diving was always something she was interested in but she never really wanted to pursue it as a career. However her instructor had entered her into a contest for the USA Olympic Diving team. She got a place but Leah came along. Now she was going to have to break the news that she couldn't come back to diving.
"Katy are you sure this is something you want to do?" asked her sister, Isabel, over lunch.
"If I am on the Olympic team then that would mean hours upon hours of training as well as going away for over two weeks. I don't want to miss out on the important parts of Leah's life. Diving was something for me to do, like Harry and his crazy invention designs."
"The thing is Harry wants to become an inventor when he is older. What are you going to do?"
"I don't know, I'll have to think about it. No one really knows what they want to do when they are seventeen."
"Speaking of which," Izzie said rummaging in her bag to reveal a pile of pink, white, yellow and silver envelopes. "Happy birthday. This is from the family and friends."
"I thought they were all seeing me tonight." said Katy taking the pile. She opened one of them- a yellow one- and revealed a card with a bear on the front holding a present.
"They are but everyone has been hounding me with these. Besides, it isn't like you are going to hang them up at our place are you?"
"Do you miss living with us?"
"Yeah, I miss Mom and Dad bickering, I miss those conversations at midnight with you and I miss Harry being Harry."
"I had to do this. I cannot rely on them to take care of my baby when I had to face up to the consequences of my actions."
"Fair enough. Anyway can I see Leah in a minute."
"You saw her yesterday and you are going to see her tonight."
"Oh come on, she is my niece. I am basically her parent if you and Michael die."
"We haven't even decided who gets her if we die, but you are not number one."
"I'm your sister."
"Yes but Leah has four grandparents."
Later that day, Michael and Katy had arrived at the Booth residence. She had been given birthday greetings from everyone she knew, and they talked to her, asked her how she was doing. Leah got fussed over as well but that was just natural. The kids stayed in their little group including Harry, though Harry wasn't a baby person so that was to be expected.
"So how are you feeling?" Brennan asked her daughter when they managed to get some time alone.
"A little tired but I am glad I'm back to my routine. However, I think I am going to have to give up the diving. I cannot fit everything in one day. Leah and school are more important than something I won't be perusing as a career." explained Katy.
"I thought you were interested in that."
"I was but I cannot be away from Leah for five minutes, let alone two weeks."
"I felt the same after you were born. I used to go on many digs before I fell pregnant, but when I went back to work I couldn't spend five minutes away from you so I had to keep rejecting offers just so I wouldn't have to be away from you."
"So I held you back?"
"Of course not. I wouldn't have changed you for the world. You have to make sacrifices for your children. So what do you want to do then as a career?"
"I don't know. I really have to think about it though. It needs to be something I really want to do."
"Well, I'll be happy for you whatever it is. Just as long as it isn't an escort."
"No way in hell am I doing that."