Point Place, Wisconsin
August 24th, 1980
Location: Point Place Hospital
"What should we name her?" Eric asked. The doctors had left the room, leaving Eric and Donna alone with their brand new baby daughter.
It took Donna a moment, but she came up with an idea and whispered it into Eric's ear.
Looking into the small face of the baby in his arms, Eric smiled and said, "Hi, Charlotte Faith. I'm your daddy." After a brief pause he turned to Donna and said, "She has red hair just like you used to have."
"Maybe I'll dye my hair back." Donna answered.
Eric shook his head. "No, you're perfect, just the way you are."
Donna blushed and took Charlotte from his arms. "Quoting Billy Joel, aren't we? You should go tell everyone."
"I guess I have to." Eric got up and made his way to the door, managing to get another look at Charlotte before he left.
"Did Donna have the baby yet?" Kitty yelled, running up to Eric.
"No, Mom. I just decided to leave her while she's giving birth to my child." Eric said sarcastically which didn't hold up well with Kitty. "It's a girl!"
"Congrats, man." Hyde managed to break through to the front of the group to shake's Eric hand and pat him on the back.
Jackie made a run for it towards the door, but, before she could break it down, Eric hurried past her to Donna's side.
After the room was filled, and Jackie had been told three times to back away, Eric and Donna finally allowed Kitty to hold her first grandchild.
"Hi sweetie," she whispered softly. "I'm your grandma. When you get older I'm going to teach you how to cook and how-to knit and how to-"
"Whoa, Mom, we don't want her to end up like you." Eric cut in, taking Charlotte from Kitty.
"Mr. Forman you should hold her next," Donna suggested to Red.
"No, it's all right. Let everyone else have a chance." Red protested
"But Dad, she's your grandchild." Eric insisted.
"Eric, it's fine." Red said firmly.
Ignoring this, Eric placed Charlotte in his father's arms. Instantly, Red changed his attitude.
"Hi, sweetheart. This is your grandpa talking to you. You have really great parents, you know that? You have a very beautiful mother and someday you're going to grow up to be just as pretty as her."
"Aww, Red, that's the nicest thing you've ever said," Kitty cooed, kissing Red's cheek.
"Well, she's my granddaughter and she deserves to know the better side of me." Red said, handing Charlotte off to Jackie.
"Oh she's so cute! She really does look like you Donna." Jackie examined. When Donna didn't answer, Jackie looked toward her bed to realize Donna had fallen asleep.
"Let her sleep," Brooke said. "I know when I gave birth I felt like sleeping for days.
"I think I know another time when you could have slept for days," Kelso threw in, earning a slap in the arm from Brooke and a laugh from Betsy.
"Eric, what are you naming her? Might I suggest a name from my country?" Fez offered.
"Fezy, man, the names from your country-wherever the hell that is-are way too long," Hyde told him, trying to take the baby from Jackie who wouldn't give in.
"Anyway, we already named her,"
"What?" Everyone asked in unison.
"That's so sweet," Jackie said, finally handing Charlotte off to Hyde. "Now the only question is are we the godparents?"
"Well, Donna and I gave it a little thought, but I think we're definite."
"Who?" Everyone asked in unison again.
"Jackie and Hyde."
"Yes!" Jackie grabbed Charlotte from Hyde and swung her back and forth. "Did you hear that, Charlotte?" Steven and I are going to be your godparents along with Betsy! When you're old enough I'll bring you both shopping and to the beauty salon and to, well, every place that makes little girls beautiful!"
"And I'm going to teach you how to play sports since your daddy obviously can't," Hyde added.
Getting annoyed, Eric took Charlotte from Hyde saying, "I think that's enough excitement for one day."
"Michael and I have to leave anyway," Brooke said, leading Kelso out of the room.
"Red and I will go get things ready for you at home," Kitty told Eric as she and Red both left as well.
"What about you guys?" Eric asked Jackie and Hyde.
"We're going shopping for the baby," Jackie answered.
"No we're not," Hyde objected.
"Yes we are," Jackie grabbed the collar of Hyde's shirt and pulled him out of the room.
"Welcome to this crazy world, Charlotte." Taking note of the time-11:11-Eric closed his eyes and made a wish. Opening his eyes he placed Charlotte on Donna's arms too try and wake her up, took something out of his pocket, and held it behind his back.
"What did I miss?" Donna asked, finally waking up. Without an answer from Eric she asked, "What's behind your back?"
Eric stepped closer to Donna and took a deep breath. "Donna on my way to Africa, I thought I was doing the right thing, but I realized I wasn't. All I could think about was you and how I shouldn't have let you go. Then when I came back you got pregnant and it wasn't just about us." Eric paused to look at Donna who nodded for him to go on. "I've loved you since, well, forever. Before I went to Africa you asked me how you were going to survive now that I wasn't going to be twenty steps away from you, and you were right. That's why I'm here to ask you this." Eric got down on one knee took the ring box out from behind his back and asked, "On our fifth anniversary can I do the honor of becoming your husband?"
Author's Note: Well that's the end and it's been a long time coming. I hope you're satisfied with where this story went. Following this story will be a short one-shot about the first night home with Charlotte and another one you'll just have to wait to read…. Thanks to everyone who has read my story and for all the reviews.