My Hero's My Marines

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
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: July 29, 2010

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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I Am Your Boyfriend

Submitted: July 30, 2010

The day was uneventful from then on. I sat on the hood of TJ’s truck when I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. I pulled it from my h... Read Chapter

I Don't Know What To Do

Submitted: July 31, 2010

TJ pulled the truck in the driveway and looked at me. “Why won’t you tell me what’s wrong?” He asked. I looked over at him. ... Read Chapter

Never Say Sorry For Crying Over Something You Love

Submitted: August 01, 2010

Audrey stroked my hair as I cried. “It’s okay Ry, Shh, it’s okay.” I nodded. Felix jumped on my bed purring rubbing his head on m... Read Chapter

I'm Done

Submitted: August 02, 2010

I was sitting in the house with Audrey when Mom came into the kitchen. She smiled at me. “Did you sleep well Sweetheart?” She asked. ... Read Chapter

She's Gone

Submitted: August 03, 2010

TJ walked through the front door holding a pizza for dinner. “Hey Dad.” He said setting the pizza down on the table. “Where is Mom?... Read Chapter

Food Is Not Going To Run Away From You

Submitted: August 03, 2010

I woke to a gentle knock on the door. I got up and dragged my feet over to the door opening it. TJ stood there holding his backpack. “I... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 06, 2010

After breakfast I went back out to the frosty air. I pulled my cell phone out and dialed home. Dad*Hello? Me* Hey Dad Dad* Hey Ba... Read Chapter

Old pictures, old days

Submitted: August 09, 2010

I sat in my room looking around at all the boxes that mom helped me with me. Dad wants us to leave as soon as possible so we all have tim... Read Chapter

Ha Ha Take That You Smug Bastard

Submitted: August 10, 2010

I looked up at Owen’s stone cold eyes. My breathing hitched as his fist came down again and again on my poor young body; his fist smash... Read Chapter

We Have Each Other Now

Submitted: August 11, 2010

“Hey you made it.” I smiled at her. She sat down. “I’m sorry it took so long. I had to pick him up from day care because they... Read Chapter

Give Him His Toy Back

Submitted: August 12, 2010

I drove into the drive way at home a while later as the storm picked up. I quickly got out and pulled Asher out protecting him from the f... Read Chapter

A Christmas Surprise

Submitted: August 13, 2010

Hunter wrapped his arms around me and spun us around. “I missed you so much!” I cried into his uniform. “I missed you too.” H... Read Chapter

Mister Suckle Monster

Submitted: August 23, 2010

Asher lay with his head on Hunter’s thigh as his body lay on the couch. I sat doing my homework as Hunter flipped through the channel... Read Chapter

Someone Has A Crush

Submitted: August 24, 2010

I woke up to Asher crying in the cry at about 7.00. I took him into the kitchen and got his bottle ready as I put toast in the toaster. H... Read Chapter

Don’t Worry

Submitted: August 25, 2010

“Okay, how do I look?” Hunter asked walking into my room. “Nervous?” I asked, smiling at him. He rubbed the back of his head ... Read Chapter

A Little Bit Of Comfort

Submitted: August 26, 2010

I could feel my heart kick up as I felt Tanner’s warm breath on my cold face. I swallowed as I looked up at him. His lips were only inc... Read Chapter

I Am Not Soft

Submitted: August 27, 2010

I snuggled farther into Tanner’s shoulder as the feeling of being safe took over. Tanner still had his chin on top of my head as I st... Read Chapter

Because You're You

Submitted: August 28, 2010

Tanner pulled back to look at me. I closed my eyes as the urge to cry came over me again. Tanner held my face in his hands as my tears st... Read Chapter

How Could You?

Submitted: August 29, 2010

My head lay on Tanner’s sweaty shoulder as I tried to get my breath back. “Wow.” Was he said as I listened to his heart rate slow d... Read Chapter

Morphine Kisses

Submitted: August 30, 2010

I felt the tears roll down my face as I watched Emmy drag Hunter outside. I looked at Asher as I tried not to break down in front of him.... Read Chapter

Hunter Is All Loved Up

Submitted: August 31, 2010

I picked up my phone as it rang. Me* Hello? Dad* Hey Baby Doll Me* Hey Daddy! How are you? Dad* As good as I always am. H... Read Chapter

I Love You Ryan

Submitted: September 01, 2010

I woke with the feeling of being moved on a warm chest. I opened one eye as Tanner started to stroke my face. “Hey.” I smiled at him.... Read Chapter

A Rapist At Camp Lejeune

Submitted: September 02, 2010

“Ryan you need to talk about this.” She said throwing her the news paper on the table in front of me. “I don’t want to talk a... Read Chapter

Best For All My Kids

Submitted: September 04, 2010

I jump onto the counter next to Logan as he sat talking to Mom. Uncle Ruben looked at all of us as all of the family. Well most of it was... Read Chapter

Merry Christmas

Submitted: September 05, 2010

The warm air hit me sending chills down my spine. I pulled Tanner’s coat closer to me as I walked into the living room where everyone w... Read Chapter

You’re An Evil, Evil Woman

Submitted: September 07, 2010

The Boys were running around with the Nerf guns shooting at everyone in the TV room. The grownups were in the living room drinking as we ... Read Chapter

Just a Big Sweetheart

Submitted: September 08, 2010

It’s been a couple of weeks since Christmas. It’s always my favorite time of the year when I get to see all my Uncles, Aunts, cousins... Read Chapter

Get Your Mind Out Of The Bedroom

Submitted: September 09, 2010

Emmy looked at me her jaw dropped. “Pregnant? As in a baby?” She stammered. “No, as in a puppy. Yes as a baby!” I almost yell... Read Chapter

Living, Breathing, Pooping Life Form

Submitted: September 11, 2010

I walked to the door taking out the key he gave me walking into the slightly heated front room. I put the bag on the couch and sat down t... Read Chapter

Because I Love You

Submitted: September 12, 2010

My heart was in my throat as I looked at the bright blue plus sign that was staring me in the face. I felt my eyes close as Tanner took t... Read Chapter

You Eat like Your Brother

Submitted: September 13, 2010

I hoped into Emmy’s car as she pulled up in front of me. She smiled at me. “How are you feeling?” She asked as I sat down next to h... Read Chapter

Looks Like A Tadpole

Submitted: September 14, 2010

I looked at the screen in shock. I swear my heart stopped. “You see that? That’s your baby. There is its head.” She moved the mouse... Read Chapter

9 weeks

Submitted: September 16, 2010

I curled up on my bed hugging my pillow tightly to my chest. I felt horrible.  My stomach hurt and I was on fire. I got suddenly rea... Read Chapter

Brothers From Another Mother

Submitted: September 17, 2010

It’s been a weeks since the day I said yes to move in with Tanner. We moved in a couple of days after that. Hunter and Emmy moved int... Read Chapter

It Was An Accident

Submitted: September 20, 2010

I took a deep breath waiting for his response. Me*Dad…….. Dad* Your WHAT!?!?!?! His scream made me jump sending the phone f... Read Chapter

Be Safe Marine

Submitted: September 21, 2010

I stared at the crowded parade grounds in horror. I hated this moment more than anything. The feeling of when your almost mended heart is... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 22, 2010

I walked into the empty apartment like I have for the last week. It never really had life since Tanner left for deployment. I sighed and ... Read Chapter

My Baby, My Little Girl

Submitted: September 24, 2010

The drive to the parade ground felt like it hours instead of minutes. I took a deep breath looking at all the happy families awaiting the... Read Chapter

Bring Those Men Home

Submitted: September 25, 2010

I swear my heart stopped. No. No. No. They cannot be here. No. No. No. “Hello…” I said in an uncertain tone trying to keep myself f... Read Chapter

You’re Up

Submitted: September 26, 2010

I opened my eyes gently, looking around the room. My eyes fell on my Dad who was fast asleep on the couch next to my bed. Since when did ... Read Chapter

Think Of The Baby

Submitted: September 27, 2010

“D-d-d-d-dead?” I whimpered at Dad. He nodded his head sadly at me. I couldn’t breathe. My heart couldn’t pump. It was broken. It... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 27, 2010

Acar pulled up to the house and into the drive way. I looked around the small house not knowing anything. I was so confused. My arms ha... Read Chapter

Get The Doctor

Submitted: September 28, 2010

TJ walked into the hospital room looking like he hasn’t slept in so long. He closed his eyes fighting the tears as he saw me lying life... Read Chapter

What Is Wrong With My Baby?

Submitted: September 29, 2010

The beeping was killing me. It was so annoying worse than my alarm clock. But the sound of another beeping was drowning out the other. Li... Read Chapter


Submitted: September 29, 2010

TJ grabbed my hand and squeezed as tears started to roll down my cheeks. “TJ.” My voice broke into a sob. I felt a little pinch on my... Read Chapter

I Could Never

Submitted: September 30, 2010

“What kind of news Dad?” I asked him sitting up. He took a deep breath as Asher started to cry loudly. “TJ, why don’t you tak... Read Chapter

Mental And Physical

Submitted: October 01, 2010

I took a deep breath as I sat up in the hospital bed. I was nervous. Nervous didn’t even cut it; I was almost shitting bricks, as Noah ... Read Chapter

Daddy’s Home

Submitted: October 03, 2010

I took a deep breath as I looked at the crowd parade ground from the inside of the car. This is crazy. I am so nerves to pick up my boyfr... Read Chapter

No Son Of Mine

Submitted: October 04, 2010

Tanner leaned in to kiss me again. “Best of both worlds.” He whispered into my lips. I nodded my head laying it gently on Tanner’s ... Read Chapter

No More Crap

Submitted: October 06, 2010

The force made me stumble back. I’m sure if Tanner hadn’t had his arm around me I would have fell to the ground. “Do not fucking ta... Read Chapter

I Want Out

Submitted: October 07, 2010

“What’s up Kelsey?” Tanner asked looking at his sister. I ate another one of my French fries before I looked at her. “Do you ... Read Chapter

Shut Up I'm Sleeping

Submitted: October 10, 2010

I woke up to the sound of knocking on the front door. I heard Tanner groan pulling his pillow over his head. “Go away.” He yelled. I ... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 11, 2010

“So what are you going to name them?” Audrey asked almost jumping up and down like a three year old.I bit my lip looking at them. ... Read Chapter

Mrs. Ryan Patricia Williams

Submitted: October 12, 2010

I felt myself yawn as I sat on the couch across from Audrey as Asher lay fast asleep on my bump as if it was a pillow. Emmy was flippin... Read Chapter

Oh Crap

Submitted: October 14, 2010

I was lying on my side with my eyes closed trying to fall asleep, well trying and failing. I pulled the blankets closer to me. It’s bee... Read Chapter

Almost Here

Submitted: October 17, 2010

My body shook as another contraction rocked my body making me cry out in agony. I wrapped my arms tightly around my big belly and held on... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 18, 2010

I had an oxygen mask over my nose and mouth as I took deep breaths. Tanner sat at my side in a wife beater and his uniform pants holding ... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 19, 2010

“Ryan,” Tanner looked at me in horror as my blood pressure started to drop. Dr. Fisher looked at him. “I’m sorry Tanner.” H... Read Chapter

Thank You

Submitted: October 20, 2010

Dr. Fisher walked up to Tanner and looked at him. “How-how are they?” He whispered looking down at a still sleeping Wyatt. “Y... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 21, 2010

I opened my eyes slowly as they were still heavy with sleep. I reached up to try to rub the urge to sleep away from my eyes but I felt a ... Read Chapter

Hi Beautiful

Submitted: October 24, 2010

Doctor Fisher laid the little pink blanket in my arms. Tanner sat on the edge of my bed and looked at Bailey. “Wow.” He whispered g... Read Chapter

Ready To Go Home

Submitted: October 25, 2010

I took a deep breath as I stood there staring at myself in the mirror of the bathroom. Tanner had handed me my sweatpants and one of hi... Read Chapter

A Lot Has Happened

Submitted: October 26, 2010

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 s... Read Chapter

This Is It

Submitted: October 27, 2010

I took a deep breath as I looked at the small dress store in front of me. Oh how I didn’t want to be here looking for dresses. But Mo... Read Chapter

His Son By Heart

Submitted: October 28, 2010

 I slipped back into my jeans and shirt walking out with the dress gently folded on my arm. Mom smiled taking the dress from me. “... Read Chapter


Submitted: October 30, 2010

I picked up the phone sifting Bailey on my hip. Me* Hello? Tanner*Hey Baby I closed my eyes taking a deep breath, trying not to... Read Chapter

What Do I Do?

Submitted: November 01, 2010

I walked into the cool nursery to see Wyatt fast asleep on his stomach. He had his devil dog under his arm making me smile. He had his bo... Read Chapter

The Best Of The Best

Submitted: November 02, 2010

I pulled up into a spot at the hospital and quickly got out. Bailey clung onto me as I wrapped her in her blanket. I grabbed the diaper b... Read Chapter

He's a Marine

Submitted: November 03, 2010

I sat in the rocking chair holding Bailey to my chest. Her room was small. It had a crib with bars made of medal. It had a rocking chair ... Read Chapter

Why Her?

Submitted: November 04, 2010

“Why don’t we go back to Bailey’s room to talk?” He said in a quiet voice. He was scaring me. All I could do was nod. The nurse h... Read Chapter

Her Dada

Submitted: November 05, 2010

I bounced Bailey gently as I tried to calm her down. It’s been about 10 days since we found out about Bailey’s Hepatoblastoma. They h... Read Chapter

Daddy's Here

Submitted: November 07, 2010

Tanner held Bailey like his life depended on it. He needed to see she was in his arms, safe from everything around her. He moved his head... Read Chapter

Semi-Warm Water

Submitted: November 08, 2010

“What about us Ryan?” He asked letting his hand slid out of mine. I looked right into his eyes. Oh….he thinks. Oh that! I leaned up... Read Chapter

Wicked Witch Of The East

Submitted: November 09, 2010

It’s been a week since Tanner got home. He had talked to his C.O. about what I said. He said that he had to talk to the Base Commande... Read Chapter

Something Borrowed, Something New, and Something Blue

Submitted: November 10, 2010

I looked at myself in the mirror. “Ryan you look Beautiful.” Grammy whispered. Grammy was my Mom’s Grandma but was like a mom to ... Read Chapter

I Loved Her First

Submitted: November 11, 2010

I laid my head on Tanner’s shoulder as we drove to the reception hall off base. Tanner kissed my head gently smiling. “I’m so hap... Read Chapter