Ten Years Later
"Mom, do we have to go? I don't want to meet the president!"
Josephine and Patrick's ten year old son, Maxwell, said.
Josephine laughed and rubbed his blonde hair and sighed.
"Yes baby, it's been ten years since the Romanian ambush. The
president wants us to be here for the memorial service,"
Josephine said and Patrick kissed her forehead and he is holding
their four year old daughter, Leigh. Josephine found out she was
pregnant two months after the Romanians retreated. Patrick and
Josephine got married a month before Maxwell was born. James was
not thrilled about his fifteen year old daughter being pregnant,
but he knew Patrick loved her, so no fights we're needed! I
looked up at Jase, my husband of nine years, and he is smiling.
He looks good to be thirty-six years old. My nine year old
daughter, Bethany, pulled against my skirt and her brunette hair
is in cute pig tails and she is smiling.
"I cannot wait to meet the President!" Bethany said and her
little three year old brother, Cameron, smiled. I heard the
familiar crazy laugh and I turned
"I want to be president!" Sam said and we all turned around and
Vanessa is holding her two year old daughter, Regina, and Sam is
carrying their five month old daughter, Bernice, in the carrier.
That surprised everybody when Sam proposed to Vanessa five years
ago. Vanessa was only twenty-one years old and Sam was
thirty-five. They got married a few months later, a few days
before Vanessa's grandmother finally passed away, happy.
"Please, if you are president, Sam, then we all shit out of
luck!" Ethan said and he wrapped his arm around his wife, her
name is Hilary. She was one of the people in the camp ten years
ago and Ethan and Hilary immediately connected, got married seven
years ago. They have one son, Jacob, he is five years old.
"Hey, if I was president, then no body would be able to come in!"
Sam said and Vanessa laughed.
"Come on guys, we better get inside," Jase said and we all walked
inside the White House with smiles on our faces.
We we're here before, ten years ago. We all got medals of honor
for our courageous acts against the Romanian army and Koreskova.
Sam got a job for the FBI in Los Angeles, and of course, Vanessa
moved in with him. Josie, myself and Patrick went back to school
and finished high school. I am Jase's paralegal for his law firm
and Jase is the best defense attorney in Cheyenne. Ethan and
Hilary lives on the ranch, keeping it up and the Peyton ranch is
known for the best beef in the Western United States. Josephine
is a mother and wife to her family and Patrick and Vanessa has
their own shooting ranch. Vanessa teaches the people of Casper
how to sword fight, figures!
We all sat down in the front row, Bethany is sitting in my lap
and Cameron is being impatient in Jase's lap. Vanessa's daughter
Bernice is asleep and content as Regina is complaining about
sitting in Sam's lap. "Your lap is too hard, daddy!" Regina said
and Sam rolled his eyes and began to tickle her, to make her
laugh. Maxwell and Leigh are being highly respectful and they are
sitting quietly beside their parents. The room got dark and a
blonde woman came in with a smile. "I would love to announce the
arrival of the president of the United States," She said and a
dark haired man came out and he smiled at us then his expression
"Ten years ago, Wyoming, Utah, Montana and Colorado was ambushed
by the Romanian army, lead by Anya Koreskova. It took us all by
storm, shocked us. Nine small town residents, five of them high
school students, took a stand and killed thirty-one soliders in
two weeks. They lost two of their own, Regina Robinson and
Maxwell Causby. Along with the two deaths, the death toll reached
two thousand and fifty-six innocent Americans. Those seven that
survived, one girl, she was seventeen years old, killed Koreskova
to save her friends, family and her love.
"If it wasn't for her, Laura Michaels, Americas future would
probably have been grim. Thank you Laura and the six that saved
America," The president said and the audience clapped their hands
and then they all stood up. The audience woke Bernice up and she
began to cry. Vanessa got her out of her carrier and held her
against her chest to calm her down. Cameron, my son, joined the
fun and clapped along with them. The seven of us looked at each
other and smiled. We are American heroes, God Bless America!