Hey, I hope you don't mind me starting a new story but this idea would not leave me alone. I hope you enjoy it. Please review and let me know what you think!


To The End of the Earth

New Start, Old Faces

Mary grabbed the bottle of milk out of the fridge but then had to grip onto the counter when she was overcome with dizziness. She wasn't concerned, she knew it was because she was tired and stood up too quickly but her hand strayed to her pregnant stomach, rubbing it in hope her unborn child would settle down.

She turned and reached across the counter for the Winnie the Pooh Sippy cup, wincing when she received a hard kick in the ribs and her hand went back to her stomach. She tried to think back to three years when she was pregnant with her daughter to remember if she was ever this restless. She wasn't due for another nine weeks but this kid seemed to want to break free already.

She glanced at the kitchen clock and saw it was almost 6:40pm; relieved that her husband was due home any minute now; he had promised to take care of her and supply her with takeout food.

She grabbed her daughter's Sippy cup and had reached the bottom of the stairs when the doorbell rang. She groaned and turned back around.

"Seriously, you've forgot your key again…" She was saying as she opened the door but stopped midsentence when she saw it wasn't her husband.

"Mary!" Brandi launched at her, wrapping her arms around her neck tightly. "Oh my god!"

"Brandi?" Mary whispered, her eyes widening a little when her sister was pulled away and Jinx took her turn to hug her.

"Oh, Mary! We were so worried!" Jinx cried. "We thought you were dead."

"I uh…I mean…" She stuttered, looking past them both to see Raphael and Peter along with an older couple she had never met before but they looked eerily familiar.

"Where have you been?!" Brandi demanded, pushing her way into her house. "For four years, we've been looking for you."

"It's complicated…" Mary rubbed her forehead and then realized that the doorstep wasn't the best place to have this conversation. "Look, why don't you all come in."

"We were worried sick!" Jinx claimed as her daughter led them into the living room. "I can't believe you would just abandon us like that…"

"No one knew where you went…We asked your friends at work but they said you quit your job." Raph spoke for the first time but his eyes were on her baby bump.

"Yeah…" She was all she said, wanting nothing more to run from the room and hide. "I'm sorry I didn't leave a note…"

"Leave a note?!" He exclaimed. "Mary, we were engaged…We had finally set a date and three days later you disappear."

"Raph…" She started but found she didn't know what to say. "I'm sorry."

"Tell us why…" Brandi said tearfully. "Tell us what we did."

"It wasn't you…I just…I needed a change…A new start." She placed the cup of milk on the coffee table and her cell phone caught her eye. She grabbed it, wanting to text her husband to tell him not to come home yet…She didn't want everyone still there when he arrived but before she even began typing the message, she heard the sound of a key in the front door.

"So, you just cut us out of your life?" Jinx questioned. "Just like that?"


They all turned at the sound of the voice and Mary moved forward, so she would be between them and her husband.

"I got dinner and I even picked you up some ice cream, cookie dough, rocky road and mint choc chip to feed whatever you're craving tonight…"

He stopped dead in his tracks when he saw the crowd of people in his living room.

"They just turned up…" Mary explained, stepping closer to him. "I was about to send you a message."

"Marshall?" The older woman whispered, her own tears now appearing. "Oh, my baby."

It took him a couple of seconds to get over the shock and to hug her back. "Hi, Mom…"

"I thought I would never see you again." She pulled back slightly to look at him.

Marshall turned to Mary and saw she was just as shocked as him. He knew he had to be the one to say something but he didn't know what. He didn't know how to explain to their families why they had ran away.

He stepped away from his mother and moved back to Mary's side. One hand covered their unborn child and the other to cup her cheek. "You okay?"

She nodded and bit her lip in an attempt to keep control of her emotions. She hated how damn hormonal she got when she was pregnant. He leaned forwards and pressed a soft kiss to her forehead.

"Oh my god…" Brandi whispered and when Marshall looked at her, he saw she was looking past them and towards the door. When he turned in that direction he saw his three year old daughter, stood shyly in the doorway.

"Daddy!" She ran to him when he looked at her.

"Hey, angel." He swung her up into his arms. "You should be in bed."

"I was waiting for mommy to bring me my milk and read me a story…" She buried her face in his neck when she realized everyone to staring at her. "I got thirsty."

"Marshall…" Seth said, gaining his attention. "I think you better start explaining what is going on here."

Marshall looked from him to his wife and then his daughter in his arms. It was a long story and one, he wasn't willing to share with them but he knew he had to tell them something.

"Okay…" He nodded. "Why don't you all take a seat?"


What are Mary and Marshall up to? Please review and let me know what you think!