Chapter 1: Emily's Birthday
The sun rose through their bedroom window the next morning. Mikey woke up to get ready for the usual morning run. Before leaving the room kissed his daughter. Soon after that she woke up realizing that he wasn’t there and panicked. Emily walked down the hall to the next room which was Paige’s.
She climbed into her bed and started cuddling. Paige felt her body against her own under the covers. Before Emily fell asleep again “Where’s my daddy?” she asked Paige. “He went for his morning run and should be back soon, Paige replied to the five year old next to her. They fell back asleep with her in Paige’s arms.
Mikey finally makes his way back to the house for a shower. On the journey back into the kitchen stopped by Paige’s room to check on his daughter that morning.
Everyone else was already up moving around. Later on they woke up to make the bed together. Paige went over to Mike’s room to find some clothes for her to wear. She took a shower. Paige helped her get dress then took her own bath.
Later on they walked into the kitchen. He is not to long behind them. “Good Morning Princess and Emily, Both of them greeted her in unison. The coffee is brewing on the counter. Emily gets something to drink from the fridge. Happy Birthday to you my Princess.
Aww!!! She looked so cute sleeping with you this morning. “How do you know that Mike?” she asked him. Before I came down here I had to make sure she was okay. They made breakfast to eat very quickly that morning. All of them ate together like a family.
The team leaves for both school and work that morning. Aunty Paige will pick you up from school today. I have paperwork to do at the office but we celebrate when you get home today. Okay daddy I like her a lot is she going to be my mom, she asked. Paige, she isn’t even really my girlfriend yet but we are working on that, he replied to her.
Daddy are you forgetting to do something right now. I need my kiss before you leave. Moments after dropping her off at school went to a mission. He was really busy working. Emily on the other hand walked into her kindergarten class.
Lunch time rolls around at 12:00 pm. everyone on the team and Emily sat down together. They eat lunch just not with each other like they did at home. Emily sat in the café with her class. Soon lunch time is over so the classes threw away their trays.
Their teacher came to pick them up take them back to the classroom. Once in their classroom they started doing school work again. Just three more lessons to go: Math, Social Studies, and Science. The end of their school day came soon.
Dismissal time starts that afternoon. All of friends’ parents picked them up from school. Emily wonders where her Aunty is and panics. Her teacher asked her who is supposed to pick her up. My Aunty is Daddy told me this morning.
Paige is now on the way to pick up Emily from school that afternoon. There’s a very bad accident on the 405 so traffic is backed up. Meanwhile she is having a full blown panic attack. Her teacher is trying to get her to calm down but nothing is working. Let’s go to the office and call your dad.
They walked into the office asked the secretary for his number. Her teacher dialed it on the office phone.
Teacher: Hello Mr. Warren
Mike: Hi Ms. Lopez
Teacher: good and you
Mike: same here. Is something wrong with Emily?
Teacher: yes..... She’s having a panic attack with me
Teacher: all of her friends went home already she is the only one left
Mike: Thanks for letting me know.... Can I talk to her?
Teacher: of course.... [Hands the phone to Emily]
Mike: Princess listen to me
Emily: shakes her head
Emily: shakes her head again
Mike: I love you Princess
End of call
A few seconds after they both hung up the phone in the office that evening. Paige finally arrives to pick up her niece. She runs up to Paige for a hug. I am sorry that I am a little late.
Both of them walked out to her car. Emily sat in the back seat. “How was your day kiddo?” she asked. It went good until a few minutes ago I had a little panic attack, Emily replied. My teacher called daddy on the phone.
Paige pulled up into the driveway that afternoon. They entered the house together. Uncle Briggs, Aunty Charlie, and Uncle Jakes will help you on your homework and give you a snack. She went to change. Minutes after that Mike walked through the door greeting everyone.
As for Paige is already sitting on their bed waiting for him. Each of them greeted each other. We have to get Emily changed for those panic attacks she having. Today alone she had two. I know the school called me. Emily has been having a hard time adjusting to not having her mom around.
Earlier today she asked me if you’re going to be her mom. Really Mike stops lying now, she mentioned. “Will you make my Princess happy and be my girlfriend?″ he stated. Yes, I will be honored, Paige replied to him. Both of them leaned in for a kiss.
Emily is finally finished with she thanked them for their help. Your welcome Warren JR, all three for them replied to her. They changed rooms all expect for Briggs and Jakes. Let’s go downstairs and set up for dinner and the party.
I will get the stuff out of the car. You can bring in the cake. They came into the house with everyone. Mike leans down and kisses Paige for a long time. “When did you guys make it so official?″ they asked. During Emily doing her homework with you, Mike and Paige replied with another kiss.
Soon after that Johnny walked in and joined the fun. Charlie and Emily followed him. She starts cooking dinner. Emily sets the table and picks up on the fact that her dad and Paige are standing much closer than all the other times she’s seen them together. Daddy!!! She exclaimed running up to him for a hug.
Remember what you asked me this morning Princess. He brought up that conversation again. Yes, I did daddy. Paige cuts into tell her the good news. I am his girlfriend now.
Dinner is served promptly at 6:00 pm. everyone sat around the table dishing out their food. She sits in between her and Paige. Graceland ate like one big happy family. After eating they put all the dirty dishes in the sink.
Moments after that Emily’s birthday party starts. Everyone sings happy birthday to Emily. Her cake is in seven pieces just like her dad’s in the earlier chapter. The house plays a few games. Party is now almost over. Emily has school in the morning.
Before leaving to go outside with the remaining team member exchanged their goodnights to each other. Mike and Paige stayed inside to tuck Emily in. They were in his room together. As for the team they are already on the beach sitting around the bonfire drinking and telling stories.
Mike and Paige took turns changing so there would be someone to watch Emily. The four of them are really enjoying themselves. Paige is about to leave his room. You look quite comfortable right here, he mentioned pulling her back into bed with them.
The team came inside put their beer bottles in the sink. Minutes after that they took their baths to get ready for bed that night. All of them checked on Emily. They went into their bedroom to work a case or two. Charlie is the first of them to fall asleep.