Surprise :) I had one last chapter to close well ;) enjoy!
Thanks to Lynette for the BETA :)
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"Uncle Tony!" The brown haired boy yelled as he ran across the hall and into Vartann's open arms.
"Hey there slugger." He smiled as he threw the five year old in the air before catching him again. Tony looked up and saw Calleigh walking towards him with the boy's twin sister in her arms.
"Auntie Catherine!" The little blonde girl shrieked when the redhead walked into the office. Calleigh put her down and watched as she ran into Catherine's arms.
"Hi beautiful! How are you?" the redhead said as she hugged the girl tight and gave her a kiss.
"Good," Cate replied playing with Catherine's scorpion necklace.
"Guys, want to go get some chocolate?" Vartann asked.
"Yeah!" The two gasped as they took his hands, walking across the hallway to the vending machines.
"How are you?" Catherine smiled as she hugged Calleigh. The blonde had been in Louisiana and Texas for the past month visiting old friends and family.
"I'm good; going to visit family was a great idea. Nick's parents were so happy to see the kids." Calleigh smiled as she walked with Catherine to her office.
"That's nice! I'm sure Nicky and Cate liked their time with their grandparents." The redhead said.
"Tell me about it."
"Mooommy." The little girl cried as she ran into the room and into Calleigh's arms.
"What's wrong princess?" Calleigh asked holding the girl close, trying to calm her.
"Nicky took my chocolate." The girl sobbed. Calleigh looked at Catherine with a raised eyebrow.
"Tony doesn't discipline." The redhead laughed. The two looked down the hall at Vartann and Nicky who were looking at them. Vartann shrugged and pointed to the boy.
"Hey!" Nicky replied when he noticed his uncle was pointing to him. "Tattle tale."
Cate moved to sit on her aunt's lap as Calleigh went to meet with Nicky. The boy's eyes were fixed on the floor.
"Nicky Parker Stokes, did you take your sister's chocolate?" He asked.
"Nicky!" Calleigh exclaimed. She picked up the little boy in her arms. "Are you lying to me?" Nicky looked at his mother with a wide grin. "Don't do it again little guy." The blonde said as she dug a finger in his stomach, making him squirm. The blonde put him down and watched as he ran into Vartann's office to join Catherine and his sister.
"I hate to bring this up, but does he ever look like his father." Tony smiled as they watched Catherine play with the two kids.
"He does, he's my mini Nick." Calleigh sighed.
"Uncle Tony, come here." Cate called after him.
"I'll be right back." He laughed as he ran to his office to join the children. Calleigh watched as Catherine took out her Blackberry to take pictures. The kids were settled on their aunt and uncle's lap, laughing as the redhead tried to get the perfect shot of them. Calleigh's eyes filled with tears as Nick crossed her mind. How she wished he was around to see his children, to run around with them and to tuck them in at night. He would have been the perfect father.
"Mommy!" A little voice called out to her, snapping her out of her thoughts and bringing her back to the present. "Come take a picture." Calleigh smiled as she walked to Vartann's office. She knew that Nick was always with them and that he would keep them safe no matter what.
THE END :)
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~ Kate xoxo