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Flashback

“Morning.” Mia said turning towards Chris.

“Hey Mia.” He said he gave her a kiss.

“Mommy-daddy.” Ana said coming into their bedroom.

“Hey, come here.” Chris said. Ana came over to the bed, and gave him a hug.

“Did you sleep good?” Mia asked sitting up in bed Ana climbed up onto it.

“I’m going to get Andy up, I’ll be right back.” Mia said, she got out of bed, and left the room.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“MOMMY!” Andy yelled happily standing in his crib.

“Hi, how’s my baby?” She asked picking him up out of the crib.

“Goo….Da?” he asked.

“He’s in bed, you want to go say ‘hi’ to him?”

“Yea!” Andy said.

“Okay, go.” She out him down, and he ran out of the room. She followed shortly laughing to herself.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“Ana you need to get ready for school.” Mia said coming back into the room. Ana and Andy were jumping on the bed.

“Okay, mommy.” Ana said she got down off of the bed and headed for her room.

“Da.” Andy said.

“What?” Chris asked.

“I’m hunry.” Andy said.

“Well let’s get something to eat.” Chris got out of bed, and picked Andy up. He gave Mia a kiss on the lips, and headed for the kitchen.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“So you’re coming up to the high school for lunch today right?” Mia asked when her and Chris were in the bathroom getting dressed and stuff.

“Yeah.” He said, “I’m going to take Ana, and I’ll see you later.”

“Okay, umm…will you take Andy too? I’m running late already.” Mia said.

“Sure he gave her a short kiss, “Love you.”

“Love you too.” Mia said as Chris left.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

-Lunch-

“Hey.” Chris said coming into her classroom.

“Hi.” Mia gave him a hug, and he gave her a kiss on the cheek.

“How’s the wonderful world of teaching English I?” Chris asked.

“Same as usual.” Mia said.

“Excuse me, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, but umm…. I need to turn this in.” A girl said coming into the room.

“Oh yeah, Jordan, bring it here.” Mia said.

“Here you go.” She handed Mia some papers.

“Thanks,” Mia said. “Have a nice day.” She took the papers and stuffed them in a binder. Jordan left, “Shall we head down to the lounge now?”

“Sure. I got us Taco Bell.” Chris followed Mia out of the room, she laughed.

“So what’s up with you?” Mia asked, “Besides Taco Bell?” they entered the lounge and sat down across form each other.

“Nothing.” he said. Mia looked into his eyes, and thought back to when they first met.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

-1993-

“Oh God.” Mia e said, why now Ana?” she out her book down, and went to get Ana. “What’s the matter sweetie?” Ana just cried more. “Let’s go for a walk.” She picked Ana up and carried her out of the room.

Mia was walking through the park, pushing Ana in the stroller who had fallen back asleep. She stopped to watch a couple of guys play basketball. She sat down, and watched the one with slightly long brown hair. He turned and looked at her for a few seconds.

“Hey.” He said walking over to her.

“Hi.” She said back.

“I’m Chris, what’s your name?”

“Mia.” She said.

“That’s a pretty name,” he smiled a sweet smile at her, “Is she yours?” he asked pointing at Ana.

“Yeah, her names Ana.” Mia said.

“Can you wait a few minutes? I want to finish this game.” Chris asked.

“Sure.” she said. ‘He seems nice.’ She thought to herself. “What do you think Ana?” Ana had now woken’ up, and Mia picked her up, and held her in her lap.

-Minutes Later-

“Hello again.” Chris said, he sat down next to her, and took a sip of his water.

“Hi.”

“I don’t mean to pry or anything, but how old are you?” Chris asked.

“21, and don’t worry about prying.” Mia laughed to herself.

“So I can ask you this question?”

“And what would that be?”

“Are you married?” he asked Mia, she held up her left hand to reveal no ring, and shook her head ‘no’. “So would you go out on a date with me tonight?”

“Well, I don’t know…. I mean, I would but, I don’t have anyone to watch Ana.” She said pausing a few times.

“Oh.” He said sounding disappointed, “you can bring her if you want.”

“Well I don’t know…”

“Come on, it’ll be fun…” he persuaded her, “It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.”

“Okay,” she gave in, “I better be getting back to my place.” She put Ana back in the stroller, and stood up.

“I’ll walk you, so we can make plans.” He stood up with her.

“Thanks.” Mia said she started to push Ana back towards her place.

“May I?” Chris asked referring to the stroller and pushing it. Mia just smiled and let him have at it.

-1994-

“Hey Mia.” Chris said coming into her apartment, which now housed him also.

“Hi.” She said coming out of the kitchen, looking like a mess.

“You look lovely darling.” Chris joked; he wiped a smudge off of her cheek and kissed her softly on the lips.

“Ana got a hold of me.” She said going back into the kitchen followed by Chris.

“Geez, Ana did you eat any?” He picked her up out of the highchair, and tickled her sides. Ana giggled.

“Let’s get you cleaned up sweetie.” Mia said taking Ana out of Chris’s arms. She sat down with a wet nap, and Ana in her lap, at the table.

“So what’d you do today?” Chris asked.

“Besides getting food all over me, I had a few classes at the college today.” She put Ana down on the floor to play with some toys.

“Fun, so are you ready for tonight?” Chris asked.

“What do you think?” Mia asked, she stood up and walked towards Chris.

“I think you should go just like that,” he said, smiling shyly at her.

“Nope, sorry, can you watch Ana, I’m going to change.” She said.

“Sure.” Chris said watching Mia leave. He picked Ana up, and walked towards Mia’s bedroom, he knocked on her door.

“Come in.” Chris heard although the door muffled Mia’s voice.

“Thanks.” he opened the door, “hey is Ana coming with us?”

“No we need to take her to my Mom’s house. K?” She asked.

“Yeah.”

“Mommy, mommy, mommy.” Ana chanted.

“Whatcha want sweetie?” she asked taking her from Chris’s arms.

“How long has she been saying that?” Chris asked.

“Since this morning.” Mia said, walking out of the room, followed by Chris.

“That’s so cool.” Chris said.

“Yeah, well are you ready?” Mia asked.

“Yep, want me to get her stuff?” Chris asked.

“Sure. Thanks.” Mia gave him a kiss on the cheek, and handing him Ana’s stuff.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“I love you so much.” Mia said. After they had finished their dinner, and were waiting for desert.

“I love you too, so I’ve got to a question for you.” Chris said giving her a kiss.

“What’s that?” she asked.

“I was wondering…. if I could adopt Ana?”

“You can’t unless we’re ma-“ she was cut off by Chris.

“That brings’ me to my next question.” He got down on his knee.

“Chris, dear, you look funny.” Mia laughed at him, but smiled.

“Will you marry me?” he asked, Mia threw her arms around his neck, and jumped on him, he fell over. “Yes.” she gave him a kiss, and got off of him.

“I never knew you could be so violent.” Chris said getting up, and sitting back in his chair. Mia laughed at his comment, and gave him another kiss.

-Spring 1995-

Chris stood by the father, as Mia walked down the isle. He smiled at her, and then looked down at Ana who stood at his feet. Mia approached him and he spoke. “You look lovely.” He said.

“Thanks.” she said back. The father started the ceremony, and finished quickly.

“You may now kiss the bride.” He said. Chris pulled Mia close to him, and gave her the sweetest kiss ever. Ana pulled on Mia’s dress, and she picked her up.

“How’s my girl?” Mia asked.

“Good.” Ana gibbered happily. Chris and Mia then proceeded down the isle, with Ana in Mia’s arms.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

Chris and Mia stood by the table with the cake on it, and cut it. Chris picked up a piece, and held it up to Mia’s mouth, she took a bite, and Chris stuffed it in her face.

“Hey.” She said. Chris gave her kisses to get the cake off of her face.

“That’s some good cake.” Chris joked.

“Oh…so you want some more?” she picked up a piece, and stuffed it in his face.

“Oh you’re so going to get it tonight.” Chris said after licking the cake off of his face.

“And it better be good too.” Mia said.

-Fall 1995-

“Mia, guess what?” Chris said coming into their house very happy.

“What?” she asked.

“The deal fell through, we got it babe.” Chris gave her a kiss.

“Oh, I’m so happy for you.” She said.

“Daddy.” Ana said coming into the living room.

“Hi sweetie.” He picked her up and gave her a kiss on the cheek, “So when’s dinner?”

“In a few minutes.”

“Mommy, color.” Ana said.

“How about after we eat okay?”

“Ok.” Ana said, Chris picked her up, and put her in her chair.

“Looks good.” Chris said, when Mia put the food on the table, and sat down. She gave Ana a little bit of it. “So what’s going to happen?” Mia asked.

“Well we still have a lot to do, but they’re thinking we might have to go to Europe for a year or so.” Chris said.

“Oh.” Mia said a little disappointed.

“Don’t worry though, we’ll work something out.” Chris said.

-1996-

“Bye sweetheart.” Chris said to Ana.

“Bye Daddy.” He gave her a hug.

“I’m going to miss you so much.” Mia said as she gave Chris a hug.

“I’m going to miss you too, but you’re going to come visit me right?” he asked.

“Of course, I am. Call everyday, and all that stuff okay?”

“I will and that’s a promise.” He touched her nose.

“Let’s go Chris.” Justin said heading down the terminal.

“I’ll be right there.” He said.

“I love you so much.” Mia said getting tears in her eyes.

“I love you too.” He said, he gave her another kiss, and wiped the tear that had fallen, and turned to leave. “Bye.” he waved back at them.

“Bye, Daddy.” Ana said waving at him, Mia picked her up, and cried some more.

-Summer 1996-

“Hi Chris.” Mia said walking up to him at an airport in Europe.

“Daddy.” Ana yelled running up to him. He picked her up.

“Hi.” He said, he wrapped his free arm around Mia and gave her a kiss on the cheek.

“Where are the guys?” Maddie asked as her and Chris headed to get the luggage, with Ana walking between them.

“Out, doing God knows what.” Chris said.

“So how’s it going with the tour and all?” she asked as he grabbed hers and Ana’s bags.

“Really good, you’ll see when we get to the hotel.” Chris said. He led Mia and Ana out of the airport.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“Is she asleep?” Chris asked when Mia came out of Ana’s room.

“Yeah.” Mia said. She sat down on the couch next to Chris. He wrapped his arms around her waist, and pulled her onto his lap. He started kissing her neck, and she turned around wrapped her arms around his neck

“Hold on.” He turned out the light, and then lay down on the couch. Mia crawled on top of him.

-Winter 1997-

“Look at you.” Chris said. Him and the guys had gotten back from their tour.

“Hi.” Mia said she gave him a hug.

“Where’s Ana?” Chris asked, not letting go of her, and giving her a kiss.

“At moms. Let’s get your stuff.” Mia said. Chris and her walked through the airport, with their hands in each other’s.

“I missed you so much.” Mia said.

“I missed you too.” Chris said, he leaned over and gave her a kiss, “So how much longer until the baby comes?”

“A little under a month.” Mia smiled happily at him.

“Wow, the nine month’s sure did go fast.” Chris said after he got his luggage off of the carousel.

“For you it did, but not for me.” Mia joked. Chris said ‘bye’ to the guys, and then he and Maddie left.

+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +

“What are we going to name him?” Mia asked, looking at hers and Chris’s newborn son.

“What do you think?” Chris asked, he sat down on the edge of the bed, and looked at Mia who was holding the baby.

“How about Andrew…” Mia smiled, “You think of a middle name.”

“How about Christopher?” Chris asked.

Mia laughed, “I think being Mr. Big Pop Star has gone to your head.” Chris pouted. She leaned over and gave him a soft kiss on the lips. “I like it…Andrew Christopher Kirkpatrick.”

-Spring 1998-

“Guess what?” Chris asked Mia when he walked in the door, and she got off of the phone.

“What’s that? I’ve got some good news too.” Mia said she sat down next to him on the couch. Andy tried to climb up on her lap, but she picked him up.

“You know the song ‘I Want You Back?” Chris asked.

“Of course I do, what about it?” She asked taking Andy’s hands from her hair.

“Its number 1.” He said grinning.

“Oh congratulations.” She gave him a kiss.

“So what’s your good news?” Chris asked.

“I got the job teaching English 1 at the high school.” She said.

“Congratulation’s to you too,” he gave her a kiss, “Mia.”

-1999-

“Mia, hey Mia.” Chris said waving his hand in front of her face.

“Huh? Oh sorry, I zoned there for a minute.” She said.

“A minute, dear it was more like five.” Chris smiled, “Whatcha thinking about?”

“Everything.” Mia said.

“Oh.” Chris said he finished up his food, and threw the trash away.

“Forgive, me?” She asked.

“Only if you give me a kiss.” He said. Mia got up out of her chair, and sat down in his lap. She turned to face him, and put her arms around his neck. She gave him one of the best kisses he’s ever had, and thought to herself ‘I’m going to be with him forever.’

THE END.