Mother's DayEvery mother has her day; it's known as Mother's Day. But you have more days than that. They all started back in November of 1989. You were holding your newborn daughter in your arms for the first time. You most likely were looking into her eyes and thinking of what she could become.
You could envision her as a doctor, a teacher, even a veterinarian. A few days later you took her home and showered her in love and compassion. You showed her all the things the world could offer. You let her know that you would always be there to protect her and listen to her. You showed her how to smile.
As she grew you helped her learn to tie her shoes and dress herself. You fit the role of mom perfectly. You gave her the gift of caring. Her first day of kindergarten you watched her through the glass window in the wooden door cause you didn't wanna leave her.
As time passed she started elementary school and the time you spent apart got longer. Instead of not seeing her for 3 hours you didn't see her for
Dear God Bonus Chapter #2Johnny's Birth Scene:Dear God Bonus Chapter #23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I awoke that morning feeling Braxton Hicks contractions in my belly but decided to just shrug it off for now. I was sure they'd stop once I had some food. I climbed out of bed as Brian continued to snore softly beside me and waddled to the bathroom to relieve myself. I was just getting ready to sit down so I could go when I felt a pop and water rushed down my legs soaking the bath mat.
"Uuuuuggggghhhh... Brian?... BRIAN WAKE UP PLEASE!" I screamed in a panic.
"What's wrong Johnny?" Brian mumbled as he got up and came into the bathroom doorway.
"I don't know but I think I just went into labor!" I cried.
Brian's eyes went wide as he spotted the amniotic fluid on the floor "Have you been having contractions as well?" He asked still shocked.
"Yeah but I thought they were Braxton... I didn't think they were the real deal." I stammered close to tears. "Bri I'm not ready for this." I said feeling hot tears trickle down my cheeks.
"Shh calm down
Dear God 21Johnny's POV:Dear God 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The day started out well, Bri and I were watching Titanic in 3D when suddenly the power flickered "What was that?" I wondered curiously. I looked around us at the various things in the house.
"Maybe just the wind" Brian muttered half asleep. Suddenly there was a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder and the entire house went dark
"Shit!" I yelled over the wind. It was when the kitchen window shattered that I really began to worry. I looked out the window and saw the road was trashed and my car totaled. I had no way to get anywhere and I hoped and prayed that the guys were ok. My main worry was Brian, he was five days overdue and if labor were to start now I'd have no way to reach anyone. "Brian c'mon we have to get downstairs" I declared grabbing a few supplies needed for a home birth in case of the inevitable
"Johnny I'm scared" Brian stammered as the wind whistled outside. We had been sitting on the futon couch when I felt the cushion get wet
"Honey?" I asked looking
So Far Away 03So Far Away 035 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So today I reached the 4.5 month mark... Yippee. And of course I had to not fit into my pants anymore. Did the baby have a growth spurt overnight? I mean my pants fit yesterday. Now I sit on my closet floor crying. My phone buzzed and I grabbed it. "Hello?" I said all sniffles.
"Matt where are you? We're waiting at the stop sign and you haven't shown and school starts in 10 minutes." I sniffled again. "Hey what's wrong?"
"None of my pants fit!" I said as I cried again. "They fit yesterday and now I can't button any of them! The damn kid had a growth spurt overnight!" I heard Jimmy telling the guys to go ahead to school he'd see them later. "I'm fat Jimmy!" I said in a rush of tears.
"Mattie you're no fat at all. You're pregnant. That is normal. The baby is growing which we all know is a good thing. Just take a deep breath and relax. What size pants did u wear yesterday?"
"13." I said in a whimper.
"Ok. Not a problem. I am 2 pants sizes bigger than you." I heard a door open
Dear God 09Dear God 094 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well... I never told anyone how I met Eliza and now I have no one to tell. Mom and Dad are too busy and her parents... They blame me for her death... Many times I've told the baby before I go to sleep but it's not enough..."
I nodded. "Go on. I would like to know."
I was riding my bike to the library. I had to research for a project... She had just moved into town. I was riding past the bus stop and saw her sitting on a bench crying. I stopped and went to her. I leaned my bike on the bench and sat by her... She looked up at me. She had beautiful Emerald green eyes and platinum blond hair. Her hair reached down to her hips. She had high cheekbones and natural beauty. She had no make up on at all and was still drop dead gorgeous.
"Hey what is wrong? Is it something I can help with?" I asked her as I got lost in her eyes. My heart was beating erratically like it was gonna explode from my chest any second. I smiled at her and handed her a tissue from the little case in my p
Dear god 19Chapter 19:Dear god 194 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The day of me and Johnny's wedding started off with a beautiful sunrise which Johnny and I watched from our bedroom window. Johnny then turned me to face him and placed both his hands on my bulging belly "Brian I want you to know beforehand that this is the second most greatest day of my life. The first was when you told me I was gonna be a Father and the only thing that will top that is the moment when our child comes into this world, do you understand me?" He asked as I sighed happily.
"Yes Johnny I understand" I assured him as I leaned in to kiss him.
"I gotta go now and meet Jimmy, Zack, Monty, Riley, Dr. Fletcher and my Dad to get my tuxedo but look for me at the wedding I'll be the handsome devil in navy blue I picked that color specifically since everyone else will be wearing black." He smiled and then kissed me and the baby one last time before leaving. I turned to watch him get in his car and drive off down the road
"Morning sweetie!" said Mrs Sanders
Dear God 13I gasped as the gun pointed at me. My hands went to my belly in a protective manner. No one was gonna hurt my baby. I looked at her in horror. "Patricia... Why are you doing this? Why to me?"Dear God 134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Patricia smirked. "It was always you Brian. You had to befriend that... that boy." I was confused. "Why did you have to befriend that murderer?!? He killed Elizabeth! He killed my niece!"
I was shocked. "Monty? All this because I befriended Monty? Are you insane? You say he murdered Eliza, but do you know what exactly happened Patricia? Has anyone told you?"
"She was going to see him! If he hadn't been dating her and carrying her child she would have had no reason to go out that night! If not for that... that heathen my Eliza would still live! But he had to make her love him. He had to miraculously get pregnant with her child! He killed her!"
I sighed. "Listen, he didn't make her do anything she didn't want to do. Yes, her death is tragic, but do you want to go to jail for killing a pregnant perso
Dear God 18Brian's POV:Dear God 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I haven't heard from Johnny in three weeks now and I'm kind of worried I have called Matt, Jimmy, Ryan and Zack and they haven't heard from him either. Terra said she had seen him at the ice cream parlor but she was forbidden to tell me where he was staying. I felt like a Grade A Jackass for hurting him the way I did. And it turned out that he did try to text me saying he couldn't make it, but there had been service issues and I never received it. Now I felt even worse, but a part of me was still mad at him I don't know why though but I guess it's because if I had done it to him he'd have acted the same way. So in a way I wasn't that unhappy about it. I booted up my laptop and gasped when I saw Zack on.
SynGates: Hey Zack what's up?
Vengeance: Not much Bri what can I do for you? Other then telling you where Johnny is cause I still don't know.
SynGates: He still hasn't called any of you?
Vengeance: No... what the hell did you do to him to piss him off like you did?
Dear God 00Dear God 004 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been a few years since Ryan and Zack had Riley and Hope. Ever since their friends had babies Brian and Johnny decided to try for a baby of their own. They both agreed to start trying. That meant throwing out their drawer of condoms and both were happy.
The day of the condom removal was one neither would ever forget. Johnny held out the bag and Brian threw them away. But then a new idea came. Why throw them away? They used them to make floating lights in the pool and things of that nature. They even have helium filled condoms with a light inside.
Brian sighed as he sat with Johnny after another round of sex. Brian prayed that they get a baby soon. They are so prepared and are happy as can be. He just needs to have the chance to be pregnant. But each time they try there is a barrier. Something that prevents it. They have gotten many tests done and both of them are sexually healthy. Neither have any visible problems so it bothers them that they have no baby.
Dear God 20Brian's POVDear God 204 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was shocked when someone knocked on the door to my classroom. Usually no one bothers me during my lunch break. I stood setting my Hoagie on my desk by my Pepsi. I opened the door and was shocked to see a cop. "Hello Officer. What can I do for you today?" I was 8 months pregnant. Monty's daughter Tawny is now 3 months old and the apple of her mother's eye.
"Mr. Haner we need to talk to you." I nodded and let them into the classroom and locked the door.
"What about officer?" I sat at my desk again.
"William Geraldson. The hospital informed us that when Monty Sawyer had his baby 3 months ago there was talk of labor caused by abuse." I nodded. "They said you brought him in. Can you tell me what happened?"
"Well I was in here with Monty. I was grading papers and he was working on his science project. When he finished at 4:00pm he went out to his locker to prepare to walk home. He lives a few blocks away, he likes to walk home. Says it's good for calming his baby down. I starte
Dear God 16~Monty POV~Dear God 164 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was 2:45. The school was pretty empty. I had stayed after to work on a project and since Brian was still there we kept each other company. He graded papers and I worked on my history project on his computer. He had started bringing in his own personal laptop. He said the computer the school provided was a slow piece of crap. We sat on opposite sides of his desk talking as we worked on our various things. We talked about our babies and how our pregnancies were going. He's 5 months along now, I'm eight. Take a guess who will give birth first. I still have a month to go and it sucks!
I shifted in my seat for the millionth time. My hips have widened some during the pregnancy and now they are sore from the weight of the baby. I can only stay comfortable for so long. Brian smiled at me. Finally at 4:00 PM I handed him his laptop back. "Well I am gonna go to the bathroom, go to my locker, and head home." I stood and stretched. I let out a sigh as my back cracked in quite a few
Dear God 22Brian's POV:Dear God 223 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Well thankfully the doctors got to me when they did and after a blood transfusion from Johnny we sat on my bed holding our newborn boys. Their hospital bassinets had little tags bearing these words.
Child's name: Cade Jae Haner
Date Of Birth: May 14
Hour of Birth: 2:30 AM
Height: 20 Inches Long
Weight: 7lbs 5 Oz
City, Town or Location of Birth: Huntington Beach
State of Birth: California
County of Birth: United States
Father's Name: Johnny Haner
Mother's Name: Brian Haner
Child's name: Calix Tarot Haner
Date Of Birth: May 14
Hour of Birth: 2:45 AM
Height: 20 Inches Long
Weight: 7Lbs 5 Oz
City, Town or Location of Birth: Huntington Beach
State of Birth: California
County of Birth: United States
Father's Name: Johnny Haner
Mother's Name: Brian Haner
Our precious baby boys born in one of the year's worst hurricanes so far. According to Johnny and Roy, when I was being loaded into the ambulance Johnny discovered that both our cars were totaled and a
Dear God Bonus Chapter #1Jimmy's Birth Scene:Dear God Bonus Chapter #13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Keep breathing honey... We're almost there just breathe." I said as I drove us to Huntington General. Jimmy's contractions had started at 7am this morning and his water had yet to break.
"You said that fifteen minutes ago Mattie and we're still not there!" Jimmy snapped breathing hard.
"Well now we are almost there so keep breathing. Are you feeling the urge to push yet?" I asked as I spotted the hospital sign.
"I don't know... what does it feel like?" He asked as he continued to breathe.
"It's a large amount of pressure in your pelvic area cause the baby is pushing against it trying to get out. Are you feeling an urge like that?" I asked as I turned into the hospital parking lot and began to look for a parking space.
"No I'm not feeling that yet." He answered breathing through another one.
"Ok." I said finally finding a spot. I parked the van, grabbed Jimmy's bag, and then got out and went over to help him. "Can you walk or do you want a w
Dear God 15Chapter 15:Dear God 154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I groaned as I woke. My head was pounding and my chest hurt like no tomorrow. I was shocked at who I saw camping out in Johnny's chair. It was Monty. Johnny must have told him I was here. I patted his shoulder. He jumped but then looked at me. "Brian! You're ok!" He stood and hugged me gently.
I hugged him back and smiled. "Hey Monty. You doing ok?" He nodded and sat on the edge of my bed.
"Johnny told me you were shot." I nodded. "By Pat no less. I am really sorry Brian. She... she's a bitch on wheels. Her and the rest of Eliza's family, well all except Eliza, are total assholes. I am sorry Brian." I nodded and hugged him gently.
"It's ok kid, I'll live. No worries." I smiled at him. "How are you and the baby doing?" I smiled as he rubbed his belly.
"We're good. When I saw the doctor last we were given a clean bill of health. Right now the baby is sleeping. And the way it's Laying is kinda uncomfortable." I looked at him in wonder. "The head is here on my left
Dear God 14I sat in the hospital room watching my angel. He laid in the sterile bed, the white sheets showing how pale he really was. He had lost a lot of blood. The bullet had lodged in his ribs right over his heart. It just missed by a few inches. We got lucky.Dear God 144 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The doctor says our baby is doing ok. When Brian first arrived there was shock to his body and it tried to force the baby out but the doctors fixed everything. Now my two angels lay on crisp white sheets. Monitors beep continuously giving off both their heart beats. Our baby's heart is faster. While Brian's is more laid back in comparison. I just hope that Brian will wake soon and let me know that he is ok.
I heard beeping sounds. One really fast the other a constant beep. I opened my eyes and saw a pale blue ceiling tile. I felt pain in the left side of my chest. I groaned and my right hand went to the ache. I heard a noise to my right and looked over. I saw Johnny. He looked terrified. "Johnny? What? Where am I? Is the baby
Dear God 11Dear God 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sat across the couch lying comfortable as Johnny mowed the lawn. I had a hand draped over my belly and the other held the smoothies Johnny makes me. They are always made fresh each morning just for me and our baby. He is so loving and caring of the baby and me. If not for him I may have gone nuts already. Today is the beginning of month four of my pregnancy.
Johnny says I have a tiny bump but I swear I can't see it. I have looked at myself in the mirror from every angle conceivable to man but I see nothing. I sighed as an old movie came on the TV. It was Disney's Aladdin. I snuggled into my little spot and watched it as memories flooded my brain. But then my mind flooded back as Johnny ran over a rock with the lawnmower...
I sighed and looked out the window. After running over the rock the mower had stalled. He unplugged the spark plug and flipped it over to look at the blades. I watched as he sighed. The cap that was on his head met the ground. I am guessing he is mad. I
Dear God 05Dear God 054 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I awoke the next morning to find Johnny's side of the bed empty and sat up confused until my hand brushed across a piece of paper and I picked it up to read, it said.
I went to work but I promise I will be home as soon as my shift ends, text me, and let me know what you want for dinner and I'll bring it home with me.
"Ok I will" I spoke aloud getting out of bed and grabbing my cell phone off the charger dock I pressed his number and entered in a text that read Grab me some chicken soup with crackers. Then pressed send before running to the bathroom to vomit again. This morning sickness was the pits and I wished like hell that it would go away soon. Though I was thrilled to be giving Johnny the child we'd always dreamed of I was sick of being pregnant already. Not only did the morning sickness suck but I was also getting sick of the hormones.
Like for instance last week Johnny and I had had dinner with
Dear God 06Dear God 064 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I pulled into the driveway and noticed the Bentley parked behind Brian's truck "Hmm who's car is that?" I wandered as I shut the door to my SUV, shut the garage, and headed into the house where I found Brian sleeping on the couch while his hands rested on his flat belly while the TV blared on about a documentary on babies. I shut the TV off and walked over to him caressing his cheek making him open his eyes slowly.
"Hey" he whispered as I kissed his temple
"Hey sleeping beauty... how's our little one?" I asked as he slowly sat up so that I could sit next to him.
"Doing good" he answered placing his arm over my shoulder
"What were you watching?" I asked as he reached for his smoothie, which was now watered down
"I was watching 'I'm Pregnant and...' it was about this nudist who got pregnant and watched her body go all fun house mirror and I started thinking is that how my body gonna go? Cause Johnny, I don't wanna be fat!" he sobbed as tears formed in his eyes
Dear God 12Dear God 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Brian and I were in the pool together. He was on a floating aligator and I just swam around. His belly now is starting to show. He now has a tiny bump coming off his abdomen. He's now in his second trimester, aka month 4.
I looked up as his shadow went over me. I slowly swam up. I got excited as I got closer. I grabbed part of the alligator and pushed up tipping it over and Brian into the pool. I went topside as he came up. He glared at me and I just laughed.
Brian grabbed the alligator and whacked me in the head with it. I laughed and went under the water. I grabbed his legs and pulled him under. I put my mouth to his and kissed him passionately. After a few seconds I let him go and he went to the surface for air again.
I followed him up and smiled. He splashed water at me with a kinda growl. I smiled and kissed him pinning his hands to his sides. "I love you Brian. You know that. And it was just a harmless prank."
"How is that a harmless prank? What if I got water into m
So Far Away 12So Far Away 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One day I was home in the kitchen after venturing from my room. I stood there in a pair of pajama bottoms with skulls and crossbones all over them and nothing else but the bandages on my stomach. I had just put something in the microwave when the doorbell rang. As I waddled to the door I wondered who it could be.
I opened the door to find Johnny standing there. "What a lovely sight to see. The door is opened by a half-naked preggo." I growled at him. "Can I come in?" I moved aside and he walked into the house. Once I closed the door he sighed. "Alright first I retract what I said at the door, I have a rep to keep intact. Second, I came here to tell you about Jimmy. Ever since you broke up he's been.... isolated. He hasn't talked to any of us. He has declared the band broken up. He even went as far to say that if we had any problems with it to come bitch at you.
Now I am not here to bitch. I am here in the hopes that you can fix Jimmy. I know about what happened so I can understand both
Dear God 17~Brian POV~Dear God 174 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One day after Monty gave birth I went into school early to talk to the principal about what happened. I walked into Principal Addam's office. "Dean, I want William Geraldson expelled."
"Well Brian, please do come in. What can I get you?" Dean asked steepling his fingers. "Have a seat."
I sat down. "I want William Geraldson expelled. As you probably heard Monty Sawyer gave birth yesterday. The day before he was in my classroom with me from last bell til 4 PM. He was going to his locker to put his things away. I was putting my things together to take home. I heard a scream. I got out to the hall and found Monty sitting against the lockers in a puddle of amniotic fluid and Mr. Geraldson running off. I rushed Monty to the hospital and stayed with him and his parents while he labored and had his baby. He told me what happened. He told me what Mr. Geraldson did to him. Mr. Geraldson gave Monty a note. I have said note in my car. Monty punched him knocking out a tooth. Mr. Geralds
Dear God 01Dear God 014 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been 3 years since Ryan and Zach Baker had their children, Riley and Hope. And 9 years
since Matt and Jimmy Sullivan welcomed their twin daughters Terra and Tanya into the world. And during that time Johnny prayed that someday we would be blessed with a child of our own. We secretly dated for so long. No one found out til Matt was pregnant with his twins. That day was the day the band almost broke apart.
After many failed attempts to get me pregnant we had thrown in the towel and decided to consider surrogacy. At the moment we sit at the coffee table in the living room looking through people's files for a possible surrogate. "What about this guy? He's twenty three, has no criminal records, and is very heartwarming towards children." Johnny asked me holding up a photo of a young blond with blue eyes
"He looks too heartwarming, what if he gets too attached and wants keep our baby, then we'd have a custody battle on our hands" I pointed out frowning as I felt a weird fe
Dear God 03Dear God 034 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next morning I woke up early and headed downstairs to fix an orange juice smoothie for Brian. I hummed to myself as I put the ingredients in the blender. Brian was due downstairs any moment and I wanted to make him something I know he will be able to eat and keep down. For my poor love that was smoothies. So each meal was accompanied with a smoothie that was full of nutrients and vitamins for him and the baby.
At that moment I heard a door slam and Brian's groaning as he threw up. I felt a tear burn in my eyes as I wished I could do more to ease Brian's distress. But sadly I can't. "God damn it I hate this fucking nausea!" Brian swore as he walked down the stairs and into the kitchen.
"I wish there was something I could do for you" I said sympathetically
"Unless you can find a cure to morning sickness without harming the baby you really can't do a damn thing Johnny." He pointed out then noticed the smoothie "What's this?" He asked me.
"It's an ora
So Far Away 18So Far Away 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I heard the chain on the door rattling again. He was coming back for me... I whimpered when moving sent a shock wave of pain through my arm. I stood leaning against the post. The chains fell off the door. The door opened and sunlight flooding the room blinding me. All I saw was a silhouette of my attacker. This was my last chance. I grabbed the pen from my back pocket and charged.
The person put their arms around me making my charge useless. I struggled. "Let me go so I can kill you!"
"Easy Mattie bear, no hurting your future husband." my eyes focused and I saw Jimmy. I gasped and backed away from him thinking he kidnapped me. "I know what you're thinking and I didn't do it. Why would I kidnap the man I love and plan on marrying? I am not that dumb." I looked at his neck for the wound I gave my attacker. I noticed no gash on his neck. He looked me over. "Oh god, what happened to your arm?" he started looking my arm over.
"Whoever put me here broke it. Last night... at
Welcome Home SoldierWelcome Home SoldierWelcome Home Soldier3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I still remember the day Matt went off to be a soldier. It's been a year since I saw my Mattie bear. In the past year, so much has happened... And it affects Matt so much... But I don't think he's talking to me anymore. I have written a million letters and he never replies... I wonder if he hates me. I don't know if anyone will ever see this or if I will see my Mattie bear again... But I have to tell someone and this is the only way to.
Matt left for duty on October 27, 2011. It broke my heart when he left. We kissed each other one last time and he walked off. My heart broke as I watched him. Once I no longer saw him, I went home. I lay on our bed clutching his pillow to my chest. I felt tears coming and I let them flow. I felt like there was no reason to do anything without my Mattie. In my heart, I had no reason to eat or drink or do anything but lay in bed.
I did that for 2 weeks. Then one day I ran to puke. I had no idea what made me sick. I haven't eaten in a