Title: Life is an Adventure
Disclaimer: I do not own CSI:NY, Anthony Zuiker and CBS do.
Author's Note: Request by dollydaydream89. Takes place a year after Invincible (which was set in 2012). Each chapter will be short as to have a longer story.
Genre: Romance/Adventure (and Family)
Rating: T (just to be safe)
Chapter 1: A New Life and a Surprise
It had been nearly a little over nine and half months since they made beautiful passionate love and have since bought a new house together where she, Mac, Ellie, and Tyler could have their own rooms but be together without being crowded. Shortly after the romantic night Jo and Mac found out they were expecting a bundle of joy.
However, there were a few problems, one after being pregnant for forty two weeks her water finally broke at noon while she was out at lunch with Tyler, second was she had now been at the hospital for four hours was only dilated at five centimeters; third Mac is nowhere to be seen (he was at a scene even though it was his day off). Right now it was Tyler had been with her when it happened and was keeping her company and trying to get a hold of Mac.
Another contraction came and went Jo couldn't help let out, "Come on Taylor where are you? This is your child too."
Tyler could only sit back and comfort his mother and hold her hand, give her ice chips, and use a slightly damp towel to wipe down the sweat. Another half an hour passed at 4:30 in the afternoon when the door opened suddenly opened and not only did Ellie appear but Mac did as well who seemed to be out of breath.
As Tyler stood up to let Mac take his place Jo said out loud, "It is about time Mac you got here do you have any idea how much this hurts?"
Mac really didn't have an excuse but sometimes traffic like crimes in NYC didn't care about personal situations.
Another seven hours labor and pushing for half an hour and some choice words Jo and Mac were proud new parents of a bouncing baby girl. Emiliene 'Emi' Maci-Lei Taylor came into the world after midnight weighing seven pounds even. Seven hours later, whilst Jo was asleep Mac was in the nursery visiting their little girl and had been in the nursery for twenty minutes rocking with a sleeping Emi in his arms still with a big smile on his face. She was absolutely picture perfect, she had his blue eyes and Jo's nose and lips. From the first moment Mac saw her he knew he was goner and would be wrapped around her little fingers. Mac leaned in and whispered to the sleeping infant, "Emi, my baby girl I love you much and I love your mama, sister Ellie and your brother Tyler all love you so much too. Why don't we go and see mama and see if she is awake?"
As if on cue baby Emi gurgled her answering agreeing with her daddy. Mac signaled the nurse in charge, Leah Mikna and once baby Emi was settled in her crib he pushed the crib made their way to Jo's room. When they got there Mac saw Jo was already awake and had her bed was raised up. Once she saw Mac and the wheeled crib she instantly held out her arms and said, "I want to hold our daughter."
Mac smiled and he picked Emi up walked over and gently placed their newborn daughter in Jo's waiting arms he sat down in the bed on Jo's left.
Jo held their daughter close and began to croon, "Emi, my little one you are the most loved little girl because you have me, your daddy, sister Ellie, brother Tyler, and Aunt Stella, Aunt Lindsay, Uncle Danny, Cousin Lucy, Uncles Don, Sheldon, Adam and Grandpa Sid, not to mention Grandmas Elizabeth and Millie."
Emi opened her eyes and a looked right at her mom and dad and gave another smile, melting Jo and Mac's heart. As Mac was stroking Emi's cheek he whispered to her, "We have a present for mommy, don't we Emi?"
It took Jo only a second for her to process what Mac said before asking, "Wait what present? We already have the best one right here."
Mac grinned and said, "Well this one is even more special and we will want Emi to be a part of it."
Mac took a deep breath and began, "Jo, there is something I have wanted to say to you for some time now but timing was never right. Ever since I saw you standing on the balcony announcing there was a DB of Sarah Nelson I have been having a strange feeling I couldn't explain and as time went on it grew bigger and bigger. When you revealed your feelings for me that night I was relieved to find out you loved me too."
Pausing briefly, Mac got off the bed and reached into his pant pocket and pulled a small ring box causing Jo to gasp. After opening the box, he took Jo's free hand and asked, "Josephine Charlotte Danville, you have made me the happiest man and will you do me the honors and marry me?"
Jo who had tears of joy misting in her eyes; she felt like the luckiest woman, she had everything she wanted, two living children, greatest friends at the crime lab, loving boyfriend, as well a beautiful new daughter but when she saw the ring a simple yet elegant emerald cut diamond ring in a yellow gold setting, she didn't know what to think anymore. Realizing that Mac needed an answer and soon, Jo smiled her biggest smile yet and gave her answer, "Mac you make my life complete, yes I will marry you."
Beaming broadly Mac took the ring out of the box, set the box aside and slid the ring on to her finger. Mac got up and gave Jo a kiss they almost lost themselves when they heard a whimper cry and they came apart.
Mac had Emi's diaper changed and Jo had her fed before their first visitors arrived for Emi's first visit.
A/N 2: Thanks for reading the first chapter of "Life is An Adventure". Reviews are appreciated.