From the Past
Fan fiction and fond (mostly) memories
of soap days gone by
The Price of Love
(One month later)
"Okay," said Ivy’s obstetrician Dr. Suthers, "are you ready to see the little angel?"
"I can’t wait," replied Sam taking Ivy’s hand.
"Let’s get going then," she said preparing the instruments in front of her for Ivy’s ultrasound.
"Will we get to hear the baby’s heartbeat, too," Ivy asked with excitement.
"Of course, but I’ll warn you, the screen picture of the baby won’t be much. You’re only two months along,
so the little angel won’t look like a baby yet," Dr. Suthers answered as she finished rubbing a cool, clear
jelly on Ivy’s stomach. She began wiping off her hands and flipped a switch on the screen in front of them. "How
have you been feeling lately, Ivy? Any morning sickness?"
"Just a little."
"Just a little," Sam laughed. "I’ve been holding your hair back between seven and nine am everyday
Ivy feigned a pout, "And here I thought I was being so generous letting you stay in my room."
Sam laughed again, "I was just kidding, honey. I’ll hold your hair back anytime."
Dr. Suthers interrupted. "Okay, we’re ready to take some pictures."
Ivy was laughing and smiling happily until she looked at the screen. Something was not right. She knew that the
fetus shouldn’t look anything like a baby yet, but this wasn’t how she remembered her two-month ultrasound looking
with her last baby. She noticed Dr. Suthers staring strangely at the screen as well. "What’s wrong,"
Ivy looked to her for help.
"I wonder," Dr. Suthers ignored her question and began flipping some switches.
Sam looked at Ivy, "What do you mean ‘what’s wrong?’ It shouldn’t look like a baby yet."
"But Sam, something isn’t right. None of my other ultrasounds have ever looked like this."
"Let’s not get excited folks," Dr. Suthers interjected. "We don’t know anything yet. We’re ready
to listen to the heartbeat now," she said running the hand piece over Ivy’s belly.
They remained silent for a few moments and listened. Ivy became panicky, "I knew it. There’s something wrong.
Listen to that. I know that’s not normal. Please tell me what’s going on right now. I need to know the truth,"
"Actually, there’s absolutely nothing wrong. The heartbeat just confirmed that for me."
"Dr. Suthers, what are you talking about? That isn’t a normal heartbeat," Sam was also starting to look
Dr. Suthers began to explain, "That’s because it isn’t ONE heartbeat, it's TWO heartbeats. Congratulations
Ivy, you’re having twins."
"WHAT? Twins? Are you sure?"
"Positive, that’s why the picture looked so strange to you. There are two babies on the picture, not one."
"I wonder how I’ll be able to keep up with TWO babies."
"Hey, I for one am ecstatic. There will be more little people like you running around that we can raise together.
Besides, you’ll have plenty of help," Sam laughed as he kissed her cheek.
"I guess you’re right," Ivy smiled. "Well, we can tell everyone tonight at the Lobster Shack.
Won’t they be positively surprised?"
"To say the least," Sam declared.
(Later that evening)
Ivy looked around the table and was thankful for the happy family she had found. Her girls still wouldn’t talk
to her, so she had written them each a letter, telling them about her pregnancy and her Justice of the Peace marriage
to Sam in October. Everyone else that she loved though was there. Sam, Jessica, Ethan and Theresa, Kay and her
now boyfriend Miguel, Pilar, and the newly engaged Luis and Sheridan. Noah still refused to accept his new family,
but Sam said the girls were trying to change his mind.
Ivy nudged Sam, "I think it’s time for our announcement."
"I think maybe you’re right," Sam said standing up. "Since we have most of our family gathered
here, there’s something we’d like to tell you. Ivy, would you like to make the announcement?"
Ivy stood next to Sam, "I’d love nothing better. Sam and I found out today that this baby is going to be
twice as much work as we originally thought...because I’m having twins!"
The entire table exploded in excitement. "Are you serious," Kay squealed.
"I wouldn’t joke about having to go through labor twice in one day," Ivy replied half seriously and half
Everyone just laughed, but Ivy saw Ethan looking a little serious and putting his arm around Theresa who was smiling
but had a tear rolling down her cheek. "Ethan, Theresa," Ivy asked with concern, "what’s wrong?"
"Well," Ethan began looking at Theresa who gave him a solemn nod, "we have a couple announcements
of our own. First, Theresa and I found a house not to far from Luis and Sheridan and we plan to move in in a couple
"That’s great news," Sheridan exclaimed.
"I think so, too. But I will miss having you two around the house," Ivy smiled.
Theresa spoke this time, "That’s not all of if though. The reason we bought the house was because we want
to start a family of our own." Theresa’s tears started to flow heavily, "We’ve been trying to get a
start on that family for a month now, so I went to the doctor yesterday and...and...I can't have any children."
Theresa started sobbing heavily as Ethan held her tightly and Pilar went around the table to comfort her daughter.
Ivy’s heart nearly broke in two. Here she was, rejoicing and practically boasting about the fact that she had
so many grown children, four of which she gave birth to, and now she was on the verge of having two more. Poor
Theresa was devastated because she couldn’t even have one. "Theresa dear, I’m so sorry. Is there nothing
they can do to help you?"
"I’m afraid not," Ethan replied sadly, then he brightened and turned to his wife, "but we can always
adopt." Theresa tried to smile and nodded.
"Well, I’ve got something to take your mind off this for awhile," Ivy had a mischievous gleam in her
eyes. "Sam and I had a Justice of the Peace wedding, but I had always dreamed that our wedding would be so
much more. I was wondering Theresa, since I know you do such a wonderful job at it," Ivy laughed, "if
you would help me plan a wedding for Sam and I to renew our vows on our one year anniversary?"
"Hey, don’t I get a say in this," Sam pouted.
"Oh, be quiet and let us girls have some fun," Ivy lightly smacked his arm. "What do you say Dear,
can I count on your help?"
Theresa smiled at Ivy, "Of course you can, Mother."
"Good! And how about you girls," Ivy looked at Kay and Jessica.
"Yes," they cried in unison.
"Well," Sam laughed, "looks like I’m getting married again, whether I like it or not."