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My Hero's My Marines

Novel By: FutureMarinesGirl
Young adult

Ryan Banks life isn’t easy. It never was. Not from when she was born prematurely with her brother TJ, to every time her father leaves with the United States Marine Corps. Fallow Ryan as she suffers heart break, new love, old love, and pain. Mental and Physical.
***This is the sequel to We Make Them Go Ooh-Rah.***
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Submitted:Oct 26, 2010    Reads: 549    Comments: 9    Likes: 4   

It's been awhile since the twins were born. A while as in its May and they are 8 months old now. The days have flown away from us. It seems like yesterday we brought them home from the hospital, and now well they have grown. Wyatt is looking more and more like his father every day. He had the same brown hair, which I love to shape into a Mohawk, the same big brown eyes, and my favorite thing he got from his father, his smile. He loves to cuddle up to you with that little smile on his face making me stop and smile stroking his hair. He has his first tooth, which makes him so cute when he smiles. He loves to crawl around the apartment like a mad man making us have to watch him or I swear he will crawl away. He is standing up on the tables and couches and playing his toys but he hasn't really taking his first steps. Now my little Bailey is another story.

The pediatrician says that she with be slower at developing because she was smaller and younger than her brother so not to worry. But I think she is doing fine. She is growing up beautifully. I think she still looks like Tanner a little bit but everyone, even Tanner, is saying that she looks like me. She has dirty blonde hair that is growing in ringlets on her head. Her hair is longer than Wyatt's but that's okay she looks so cute with it. She has my dad's navy blue eyes that are the perfect shade, especially when she smiles. She has her little teeth in but she is still teething just like her brother. She is a little slower on the standing up on her two legs and walking, or trying like Wyatt, but when she crawls I feel like fire is going to start on the floor it's so fast. She is having trouble sleeping so what Mom suggested was that I lay her in Wyatt's crib to see if that calms her down, which it does. But I really think she just misses sleeping on her Daddy's chest all the time.
Tanner got deployed about 6 months ago on an emergency readiness orders which was horrible. I didn't know what I was going to do with two 2 month olds. It wasn't so bad since both of the twins were sleeping through the night but it still hurt. I have been taking online classes to become a teacher for little kids like Aunt Kirsty wanted to be before she took on the challenge of teenagers. It has been hard since I am a teenage mom, let alone a multiple mother too. I have been doing well though. A lot has changed since the babies were born. TJ and Logan both are now members of the best fighters in the military, boy and I bias, The United States Marine Corps and thankfully have been put together with each other. Sadly it was not in the same platoon as Tanner and Hunter are in. But life goes on.
Now on graduation day when TJ first got to meet his niece and nephew he had a little surprise for all of us, well mostly Audrey. Yup, he proposed to her. Turns out he asked for her hand in marriage from Uncle Ruben before he left and was waiting for the right chance and bam! Audrey will officially be part of the crazy Banks family. Now Hunter hated this deployment more than ever because it turned out the Emmy was pregnant. Yeah all there 'trying' has succeed. It was kind of funny how that happened, but hey it gave them something to look forward too when the Boys get home. So now we have a hormonal 7 month pregnant woman running around, well she more or less waddles like a penguin. Logan has been a kind of, sort of dumb ass. He wanted to celebrate graduating from boot camp and well got busy with a hooker as we call her. Her real name is Cadence but we have to call her 'Candy'. Well 'Candy' is really a girl he met at a club when he got drunk and well…slept with. He got her preggo and she was pissed. Well she still is since she is getting bigger and bigger. She is about 6 months pregnant and I swear if she wasn't pregnant I would slap her across her face she is so annoying…… Well where was I? Right! So she is really just having the baby, a little boy Logan told me when I last talked to TJ, and handing if off to him before she leaves to go back and work the corners or whatever she does for a living. Well it also turned out that Kelsey, Tanner's sister, has been dating Dr. Fisher since they met at a doctor nurse convention back before I had the twins. I learned a lot that day. 1. Dr. Fisher's first name was Rodger and 2. His son Andy is the cutest little 6 year old. And 3. Kelsey was a nurse. Well they have been going strong for over a year now and they look perfect together.
To get this deployment to go faster other than me juggling raising two 8 month olds by myself and school I have been planning Tanner and I's wedding. So far I have a lot down. We are getting married at this small old looking hotel that looked perfect for what we both wanted. I have all the maid of honors and I made Tanner pick off his honor guard, which was mostly my family and a couple of his platoon brothers, the flowers, the food, all I needed was brides maid dresses, my dress and the most important thing to a wedding, the date. I can't plan everything till I know the date of when Tanner and Hunter are going home. We are all hoping that it is soon because I wanted to marry the man I loved as well as my babies' father. So if anything happened they would always be okay. I looked at my watch as I heard a knock on the front door. I picked up a fast asleep Bailey and laid her back on the couch as I stepped over Wyatt to get to the door. Dad stood there, still in uniform, looking at me with a guilty look. "Forgot much?" I giggled at him as he blushed a dark red at me. He walked into the apartment and sat down on the arm chair.
"I'm sorry. I didn't remember till your mom called me yelling because you weren't at the dress shop yet so you better go before I have to stay with you if I want to keep my head." He shrugged smiling at me.
"Well Mr. I forgot, they both just fell asleep so when they wake up you can give them lunch. I should be back before dinner but if I'm not there is frozen food in the freezer." I nodded picking up my car keys.
"Have fun." He smiled picking Wyatt up to put him in his crib before he did Bailey.
"I will try." I sighed walking out to my car…………..


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