Saturday, 11 May 2013

Just Give Me a Reason: New Beginnings Chapter 4

(My amazing editor took her finals! Thank llamas that's over!)


Becks P.O.V

"I'm pregnant."
I was shocked, to say the least. I knew they did some stuff to me while I was in that spaceship, but the thought of green people prodding at my uterus really scared me.
Chloe's jaw almost hit the ground, and she stared at me for quite a while before turning to look at Logan with a cheeky grin on her face. Logan, whose eyes looked like they were about to pop out, saw Chloe's expression and blushed beet red.

"IT WASN'T ME THIS TIME I SWEAR!" He exclaimed, throwing his arms in the air, causing Chloe to go into a fit of hysterical giggling.

"Sure..." she managed to get out between the giggles.
Despite Chloe's contagious laughter, I started to cry.

Logan immediately wrapped his arm around my shoulders, and my body was racked with sobs.

"What am I supposed to do? I don't know what to do with an alien baby! It isn't a normal pregnancy and it hurts so much." I held my face in my hands while Logan rocked me gently back and forth on the floor.

"That's why I'm here," Logan, Chloe and I looked up to see Neil looking down at us wearing his suit.
"Well, well, well, who is this big purple ball of sexy you have been hiding from us Becks?"
Chloe asked while sizing up Neil. Both our faces turned bright red and Logan scowled.

"Uh, my name is Neil, and I'm here to help Becks with her special pregnancy."

"So your like a midwife?" Logan observed.

"I guess so, yeah."

"Wait," I interrupted. "Neil, that's why you are here? You knew I was pregnant all along?"
The tears that were running down my face were no longer fueled by confusion and fear, but by building rage.

"Well, we weren't sure until this morning, but we had our suspicions-"

"Why didn't you say anything?! You could have told me!"

"Becks, we had to be 100% positive before we disclosed any information."

"I THOUGHT I COULD TRUST YOU!" I sobbed and turned away from Neil, burying my face in Chloe's shoulder. She gently patted my back.

"C'mon Becks, lets go upstairs," Chloe turned me around and steered me toward the staircase.

"Becks wait!" Neil reached out to touch my shoulder, but was blocked by Logan.

"Don't you go near her," Logan snarled, his werewolf fangs sliding out of his gums.
Neil's eyes widened and he stepped away from Logan.

"Well, my phone number is on your bedside table, call me if you need help!"

Logan growled again. "She doesn't need your help. Leave."
Neil left, closing the door gently behind him.


"No Chloe I'm sure I'm fine."

"Becks, that's the 3rd time you fainted today. I'm calling Neil."
Chloe went to grab his number off my nightstand, but I snatched it first.

"NO! I don't need his help. I'm fine."

If that wasn't a lie, nothing was. The past couple of days had been hell.
The first official day of my pregnancy wasn't too bad, the pain was horrible, but I could deal with that.
Then today, the blackouts started.
It was only by chance that Chloe found me passed out on the living room floor when she came in through the window to steal my cereal.
Since then I had passed out twice, and Chloe was freaking out.


"Don't make me hit you Chloe. I don't need him."

Chloe rolled her eyes.
"You are one stubborn woman Becks," she sighed and scratched her head.
"Think about the baby Becks! What if something happens to the baby and it's your fault because you wouldn't let Neil help you through the pregnancy?"

I cringed.
"That was a really low blow."

"But it's true!" Chloe exclaimed.
"You need to call him. You can't risk your baby's life over a stupid fight!"

I sighed, Chloe was right. If something happened to the baby because of my ignorance, I would never forgive myself.

"You can call him..." I mumbled and reluctantly handed Chloe the piece of paper with his number on it.

"Yes!" Chloe exclaimed and quickly dialed the number into her cell.

"Hey sexy."

I punched Chloe in the leg.

"Um... Is that you Becks?"
"No it's Chloe, the adorable blue haired BFF."

Neil took a long pause.
"Ok then... Are you calling for Becks? Is she okay?"
"Yeah, she keeps blacking out. I found her on the floor this morning, and since then it has happened two more times."

"Oh my God... You should have called me sooner!" Neil exclaimed, a worried tone to his voice.
I scoffed.

"She didn't want me to call you sooner!" Chloe explained, and Neil sighed sadly in the background.
"Well... I will be there soon. Bye."

Hearing the sadness in his usually strong and comforting voice almost broke my heart.

Chloe must have noticed, because she put her hand on my shoulder.
"Maybe you should give him a chance Becks. He doesn't seem like a bad person... and he is sexy to boot!"

I shoved her hand off of me.

"No. He can help me with the pregnancy, but after the baby is born, I never want to see him again."

Chloe frowned.
"Ok... Well he will be here soon, so put some pants on or something."

She walked out of the room, leaving me alone on my bed.


Neil arrived in 5 minutes.

"Becks? Hello?"

I painfully walked out to the foyer.

"Hello Neil." I greeted, my voice full of venom.

Neil furrowed his brow.
"Becks.... I'm sorry, ok? I wasn't allowed to tell you anything! I could have gotten reassigned or fired, and I wanted to stay here. For the baby... and for you..."
He trailed off, his cheeks blushing pink, and looked down at his shoes.

I smiled a bit, seeing the big tough secret agent blush like a school girl, but quickly changed it back to a stern grimace.

"Ok, I forgive you, but from now on I don't want any information about myself being with-held from me."
Neil's face instantly lit up and he quickly nodded his head.

"Ok, If I know anything, I will tell you, I promise!"

Chloe clapped her hands. "Ok, now that we are back on speaking terms, how do we deal with this passing out thing?"

"Ok first, Chloe, go get the wheel chair, she shouldn't be walking this far into the pregnancy."

Chloe ran to get the wheel chair from the living room.

I sat in the chair and Neil nodded.

"Good, now, alien pregnancies last longer than normal human pregnancies because the baby grows much larger and needs more time in the womb."

I rubbed my already huge belly, wondering how it could get bigger.

"So? What does that mean for me?" I questioned.

"Well," Neil replied, "You need to eat alot more than you normally would during a pregnancy."

On queue, my stomach growled.
"Chloe! Go get me some food!"

"Yes sir!"
Chloe ran out to get me some greasy calorie filled food.


Chloe reluctantly left me with Neil after delivering my food. She brought back enough burgers to feed an army, a slice of cheesecake, and a chocolate bar for dessert.
Any other time, the smell of greasy cheese would have made me sick, but with this baby in my belly, it smelled like heaven.

I was digging in to one of the juicy burgers when Neil came over and sat on the couch next to me.

"How's the food?" He asked, trying not to show his disgust at the mayo oozing out of the corners of my mouth.

"Amazing!" I mumbled, my mouth full of burger. Neil laughed.

"So, Neil," I started after swallowing the last of my burger. "How do you know so much about alien pregnancy anyways? Is it something they teach you about in the training for the secret service, or is it a personal interest?"

Neil blushed. "Well, I guess you could say it's a personal interest..." He responded awkwardly.

"What?" I gave him a strange look. Why was he so uncomfortable all of a sudden?

"Well... you don't just send in a job application to the secret service. If you see or know too much, they have 3 options. Silence you, kill you, or in my case, recruit you."

Neil shifted uncomfortably.

"What did you see?" I asked gently.

"Well.... I was abducted by aliens.... And, I got pregnant."

"WHAT?!?" My eyes nearly popped out of my head. "How is that even possible?"

Neil sighed. 
"It's very possible. Thats just how aliens reproduce. They implant their unborn zygotes into human males who act as a surrogate. That is why your pregnancy is so high risk. This is the first time the aliens have gotten a woman pregnant, and we don't know what will happen."

"Oh Neil... I'm so sorry, what happened to the baby?"

Neil frowned.

"I was still captive when the baby came, and the aliens took him away from me. After I was rescued, I asked if I could help fight the aliens because maybe if I stayed around, I would see my son again."

Neil's story put me in tears, and I put my hand on my belly.
"They wont take my baby, will they?" I fretted.

Neil placed his hand on my belly too.
"They might try," He looked me in the eyes.

"But I won't let anything happen to you."


Aaaand another chapter!


Thank you all SOOOO much for reading, your support makes me happy ^_^

Have a super-duper awesome weekend :D


~Edited with love by Logan Fey~

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

A Rude Awakening: New Beginnings Chapter 3

Becks P.O.V

"Shhh! She's waking up! Becks, can you hear me?"
A voice I didn't recognize came from the space above my head.

"Mom... Mom are you ok? Its me, Dai. Can you hear me?"
I opened my eyes, and saw Dai and and a man with mauve hair standing over me.

"Dai..." I tried to ask him what was going on, but my mouth was dry and my voice was non-existent.

Mom!" Dai hugged me. "I'm so happy you're ok!"
The mauve haired man put his hand on Dai's shoulder. He opened his mouth to say something but two squeals interrupted him.

"MOMMY!" Tom's scream penetrated the room and him and Mason jumped on top of me, causing pain to shoot through my upper body. I cringed and Dai and the mauve haired man pulled them off of me in a panic.
"NO, NO DON'T JUMP!" Dai yelled with one giggling toddler under each arm. Mason twisted in Dai's arms and fell toward the floor.
 I quickly tried to sit up in terror but I could barely get my head off of the pillow. Dai reached out his arm in a flash and grabbed Mason by the leg, his little head just inches from the floor. Dai got Mason into his arms again and I breathed a sigh or relief.

"Uh Dai, why don't you take them to their room?" The mauve haired man scratched his head and Dai nodded and went upstairs with the toddlers.
I turned my head to look at the man again. I took in his features, his broad shoulders, muscular arms and charming smile.
"Do I know you?" I managed to croak and he laughed, producing a melodious sound.
"You don't remember me?" He tilted his head. Even in a questioning tone his voice sounded familiar and calming. I looked at his face again and I recognized him as the man from the night before, from the alien ship.
"N? What are you doing here! What happened!" My voice was still dry and cracked but the words were recognizable.

"You blacked out when we jumped out of the ship. I brought you straight home, but the medical team will be here tomorrow to assess your condition."
I blinked, "My condition? What are you talking about?"
N scratched his spiky hair.
"Well we uh, think the aliens did something to you when they abducted you. The medical team will elaborate when they get here, but until they do, you're on bed rest."
Did something to me? I reached into my memory trying to remember what they did to me in that sterile room but everything came back blank.

N must have noticed the confusion on my face because he crouched down by the couch and pulled the blanket over my shoulders.
"Don't worry about it now, Just get some rest. Your kids are all taken care of."
I closed my eyes.
"Thank you N." I sighed.
He laughed.
"You can call me Neil."

The next morning when I woke up, the sun was just rising over the hills. The birds were singing and the chickens clucking... wait. I didn't have chickens. I made a mental note to check that out later and managed to sit up and painfully stretch my arms.

 N- I mean Neil, was sleeping on the couch to my right. He must have noticed I had woken up, because he started to get up. When he pushed the blanket off himself, I realized he wasn't wearing a shirt, and I got a glimpse of his muscular chest before I quickly looked away.

"You can look, I have a shirt on now," Neil chuckled at me. I blushed and slowly turned around again.
He quickly looked at his watch. "Shit! The medical team will be here any minute, and i'm not even dressed," Neil exclaimed, mostly to himself and ran off to the bathroom to get ready, cursing under his breath.

The medical team arrived just as Neil came running down the stairs in a suit and tie. They rolled in a hospital bed, which they lifted me on to, and a barrage of monitors and machines. My living room quickly became a makeshift medical clinic. The medical team worked quickly, performing many tests including one I recognized; and ultrasound. When they got what they needed they started packing up.

"Ms. Best, we will have the results for you tomorrow. I would highly recommend staying off your feet until then. We left a wheelchair in the foyer for your personal use. Have a good day."
The doctor was quick and 'to the point' with me. It wasn't long before the last of the stuff was going out through the door, when Logan burst into the house.

"What's with the doctors? Did Mia attack someone? Do they have internal injuries? HAVE THEY TALKED ABOUT SEEKING A LAWYER?!" His blonde hair was messy and he was wearing overalls and gardening gloves.
"Hey Logan, the doctors were just here to check up on me."
Logan's eyes widened.
"What happened?!? Are you hurt?"
"Didn't Adele tell you?"
I sighed.
"Come here and sit down, I will tell you."
Logan slowly walked over and sat on the couch next to me.

"So... What's up?"
I put my hands on my lap and looked at the floor.
"I was uh.... Abducted by aliens..." I quickly trailed off and Logan stared at me like I was insane.
"So... Mia wasn't here?"
Logan sat there while I told him the story of my abduction, and my rescue by Neil.
"Neil? That's a stupid name." Logan scoffed.

"How lame, jumping out of a spaceship."
Commented Logan when I was finished and I raised an eyebrow at him.
"And you can do better?" I teased.
Logan smirked,
"Actually, I already did."

Logan helped me off the couch into the wheelchair, and wheeled me out into the back yard.
"Well, here it is! I built it myself! Do you like it?"
Standing in my yard was a brand new chicken coop, complete with chickens and everything!

"Logan! This is awesome! Thank you sooo much! I would hug you if I could get out of this stupid chair."
I thought for a moment.
"Here, bend over for a sec."
Logan bent over and I took his head in my hand and kissed him on the cheek.
"There, tha'ts better." I smiled and I thought I saw Logan blush.

"So, are you going to name them?" Logan asked.

"Logan, what do you even name chickens?" I giggled and he went over and picked one up.

"Well, this one has feathers, so lets name him Feathers!" The chicken squawked un-happily and hopped out of Logan's arms.

"I think the chicken would agree with me when I say that 'Feathers' is a stupid name." Logan faked a frown at my response.

"Well you should have named him first. It's too late to change it now, you'll confuse the poor thing."
I wheeled myself over to the chicken coop and picked up another chicken.

"Lets name this one Fred." I suggested, stroking its silky feathers.

"And you thought Feathers was a stupid name..." Logan mumbled.

"Oh shut up."
Fred hopped back into the coop and joined the the last unnamed chicken at the feeder.
Logan filled the feeder and the chickens chowed on ... well, what ever chickens eat.

"Woah! Look at this little guy go, he almost eats as much as me!"
I laughed at Logan admiring the chicken's appetite.

"Well, we should name it Guts then."

"I was thinking Lil' Logan..." Logan gave me a puppy dog face, widening his dark green eyes.

"Ok, Lil' Logan it is." I gave in and Logan smiled.

Mia's screech could be heard half way across Sunlit Tides. Logan sighed.

"I guess I have to go now, good luck! I will be over tomorrow to check on you."

"Ok see you then!"
Logan ran off in the direction of Mia and Willard's wails.


"So, who was that guy that was over here earlier?"
Neil plopped down on the couch next to me.
"Oh, that was Logan."
Neil raised an eyebrow
"So, is he a boyfriend?"
I almost spit my coffee out on my lap.
"WHAT!? Where would you get that idea?!"

"He has been here all day, and your children look an awful lot like him."
I laid down my coffee.
"No, Logan and I are just friends."
"So what about the kids? Are they his?" Neil asked.

"Yeah, I'm doing this thing called a 100 baby challenge. I was doing it with my husband but..." I broke off and touched my wedding ring, which I still wore, with my other hand. Tears welled up in my eyes as I thought about Jed.
I felt a warm hand on my back, and turned to look into Neil's reassuring lilac eyes.
"Are you ok?"
I shook my head, tears rolling down my cheeks. I wasn't Ok, I would never be ok again.

"What happened to him? You can tell me."
I looked into his eyes again, and for the second time since Jed died, I felt like I could trust someone.
"He died... In a fire."
Neil's face instantly filled with sympathy.
 "I'm so sorry..." he sighed. "And the twins? Was he their-"
"Their father," I finished for him.

Neil's eyes drifted towards them playing in the corner.
He turned to look at me again and wiped away my tears with his thumb.
"It'll get better. I promise," He reassured me.
I sniffled, smiled slightly, and tried to gather myself.

"So, how about you? Do you have a girlfriend back wherever you're from? Or a boyfriend I don't judge," I asked, changing the topic from Jed's death.

Neil chuckled to himself. "I'm 100% straight, but no, I don't have a girlfriend, which doesn't exactly back me up on that statement."

We both laughed.

"Momma!" Mason came up to me and crawled into my lap.
"What sweetie?" I cooed as I stroked his silky purple hair.
"I'm sweepy," he yawned.

I passed him to Neil "Here, Neil will bring you to bed."
Neil went to bring Mason upstairs, but before he left the room, I called out to him.
"Thank you."


The sound of crumpling plastic and slamming cupboard doors woke me up from my slumber on the couch.
The sound of Chloe's voice shocked me out of my grogginess.
I remembered the pain in my stomach before I could sit up too quickly, and slowly eased myself up into a sitting position.

"Chloe? Whats wrong?"
Chloe stormed into the living room.

She immediately started to try and fix my lopsided curly hair.

"Um, I don't remember when I last brushed my hair, I can't go upstairs to my bedroom, and I really don't remember when marshmallows became a nutrition staple."
Chloe looked at me like my head was screwed on backwards.
She paused her rant and gave me another weird look.
"Why can't you go upstairs?"

I sighed "Because I was abducted by aliens and now I'm on bed rest."

"Oh, and I guess the aliens ate all of your marshmallows too," Chloe rolled her eyes.

"I'm serious!"

"You're insane!"

"Whats going on?
Logan entered the room still, for some reason, wearing the same overalls outfit as he was yesterday.
"Becks is saying she was abducted by marshmallow stealing aliens!"

Logan scratched his head.
"Well, she is telling the truth about the abduction part, but I'm not so sure about the marshmallows."

Chloe's eye began to twitch, a sure sign she was disturbed by what Logan had just said.

"Explain" She put her hand on her hip and looked at Logan and I.

I opened my mouth to start explaining, but before I could get a word out, my phone went off.

"Is that the Adventure Time theme song?"

"Shut up Chloe I'm trying to listen to the message."

The message ended, and an expression of shock washed over my face. The phone dropped out of my hand and crashed onto the floor. I tried to speak but nothing happened.
"Becks! Whats wrong?" Logan asked frantically.
I looked at the worried faces of my best friends.

"I'm pregnant."



THANK YOU to Chloe and Logan. Without them this post would have never been possible 

I hope you enjoyed it! PLEASE don't be afraid to comment, I love to see what you think!

A big thanks to Logan for gifting me the chicken coop! CHICKENS


~Edited with love by Logan Fey~