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Title: Too Bad
Epilogue: Not Too Bad
Brooke Scott looked out the picture window of her newly purchased home and out into the backyard. Logan, her oldest, was swinging on the rope swing Lucas had just finished installing. Brennan was running around chasing his twin brothers and her youngest son, Levi Ethan.
Six years ago, during the worst time of her life, when she was with Julian she never would've imagined that one day she would be here. Now Brooke was one half of a power couple, she with a fabulous fashion line, and Luke a famous novelist. They had five kids, four boys and one girl, and while Luke didn't coach their little league team, he did coach their youth basketball teams, Brooke bought the snacks.
The Scott family spends each summer in their beach house, and they always manage to make it to the South of France for part of the winter vacation.
While she wouldn't have been able to see this as her future when she was with Julian, since high school she had hoped this would one day be her life. Brooke was happy, her children were happy, and her husband was happy. As wonderful as their life was, Brooke knew that deep down, it didn't matter where they spent their summers or where they went for Christmas, as long as they were together they would have all they needed.
With that thought Brooke Scott went outside to be with her family. As she opened the French doors that led to the backyard, their squeak announced her presence. Every head turned to her, and every face shown with happiness.
"Mama!" Brennan shouted as he raced to her. The seven year old was tall for his age and he got to her in no time. Six year olds, Liam and Bryce reached her just after Brennan, and little Levi came next. He was the youngest of the kids at only four years old. All of her boys wrapped their arms around her in bear hugs. Logan and Luke got to her last. Eight year old Logan pushed her way through her brothers to get a hug too, while Lucas was satisfied with kissing her above their heads. Brooke had been gone on a business trip to New York for nearly a week. It was the longest she had been away from the kids in their lives.
"Hey guys, I missed you!" Brooke said to her children.
"What? You didn't miss me too?" Luke joked, with a over exaggerated frown on his face.
"Oh, poor baby, come 'ere" Brooke said, matching his joking tone. She put a hand on the side of his face and pulled him down to her, giving him as passionate a kiss she could in front of their children.
"Ah, yuck! Can't you guys get a room or something?" Logan complained, good-naturedly.
Brooke and Lucas cut their kiss short for the sake of their children and parted. Luke reached down and picked Logan up and started pressing kisses to her forehead and cheeks.
"What. You. Don't. Like. Kisses?" Luke asked in between pecks.
"Daddy! St-op!" Logan shrieked through her laughter. With a sigh and a shake of his head Luke set her back down on feet. Logan dropped to the floor in a dramatic manner, splaying her small body across the grass, and letting her hand drape across her forehead. Luke looked at his daughter and laughed.
"Me too, Daddy, me too!" Levi said, jumping up and down in front of his father.
"Alright, alright, you too" Luke said as he picked up his youngest son. He gave Levi the same treatment Logan had received. Levi's hysterical laughter filled the backyard after the first kiss.
Brooke loved watching Lucas with the children. He was so good with them, and at moments like this, it showed clearly.
Brennan, Liam, and Bryce were satisfied leaning up against their mother, reveling in her presence after being apart for even such a short time.
After a few more pecks, Luke set Levi down. Levi gave Brooke another hug and then raced back to the rope swing, taking his turn while his siblings were otherwise occupied. Seeing their little brother having fun, it wasn't long before the rest of the kids joined him. Logan letting her brothers each have a turn on the swing while she pushed.
"I missed you, Pretty Girl" Luke murmured, before kissing her again.
"I missed you too, Broody" Brooke said as they parted. She laid her head on his chest and pulled him tighter to her, as if he would disappear if she let go. His arms wrapped around her and he held her close to him.
"I found something out while I was in New York, Lucas" Brooke said as she raised her head off his chest to look him in the eye.
"What?" Lucas asked.
"It's a girl" Brooke said with a proud smile.
With an ecstatic shout of joy, Luke lifted his pregnant wife into his arms and together they swung around in a small circle. When he sat her back down he pressed a happy kiss to her lips.
"I can't wait. We'll have four boys and two girls. We've got double what we imagined that day and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world" Luke told her.
She knew it was true, and she felt the same way. All in all, Brooke Scott's life wasn't Too Bad.
AN: The story's over for now. I might do a sequel after I finish some of the other stories I have up, but for now this is it. I want to thank everyone who reviewed, beautynthebreakdown, brucasforever1418, dianehermans, EmmettsNewGirl, HermioneandMarcus, ilovecujo1993, itsallgleektome, ItsWhatIWrite, juicetroop82, LeeSee-C, liverpoolss, and pizzia girl. You guys make my day when you leave your imput. I also want to thank everyone who put this story on their alert list, ariellangy, ashdashtray, BabyBlueBeauty, beautynthebreakdown, brucasforever1418, courtneylovejason, dee1treehill10, EmmettsNewGirl, harroc83, HermioneandMarcus, ilovecujo1993, iluvmedou, ILYBrucas, itsallgleektome, ItsWhatIWrite, .freak, juicetroop82, LeeSee-C, liverpoolss, MusicRocks, purelyblank, sbcmmbjgjlhb5, summerreader13, Unsound, wiltinglily, and zara2a. And last but not least, I want to thank LeeSee-C. It's really because of her that I finished this story as fast as I did. She was so willing to help that I wanted to get it all done before she changed her mind. For those of you who haven't been paying attention, LeeSee-C is the one who wrote the love scenes. I'm terrible at that stuff and she's not only good at writing it, she was willing to help a total stranger out when I asked. So long story short, she's a great writer and a good person. I recommend that you all immediately go to her profile and read all her stuff, and don't forget to review. On that note, thanks for reading and I'd love to hear from you one last time, so click the little box and let me know what's on your mind.