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26 February 2008 @ 05:52 pm
I'll Stand Right Beside You Chapter Three  
Title: I’ll Stand Right Beside You
Author: Star star55
Part: 3/?? (not sure yet)
Rating: NC-17 (overall)
Pairing: Danny/Dougie, Harry/Tom, Matt/James
Genre: AU, Romance, Drama
Summary: Life throws in the most unexpected situations, testing and challenging you. You can make it through knowing that someone will be right beside you…
A/N: This is The long awaited sequel to The Heart Never Lies. I have had a lot of fun writing this! I am glad it is done and I can start on the third part!!
This fic is entirely dedicated to Emma: orpheous87 because she beta-ed this book and the first one. Emma, you are brilliant *hugs tight*
Disclaimer: Not mine *sigh* this never happened…

You need to have read The Heart Never Lies for this story to make sense. Read it (and comment!) if you haven’t yet.

Prologue | One | Two

Chapter 3
Special Delivery

“No, Vicky, you’re not coming over while you’re like this!” Danny sighed, rubbing his eyes tiredly as he paced up and down the living room floor, his phone pressed against his ear.

“But Danny, I haven’t had the chance to see your new house and I want to before I give birth!” Vicky whined over the phone line.

“Vicky, you’re eight and a half months pregnant, you should be resting!”

“Daniel, do not argue with me, I am coming over and that is that!” Vicky snapped and hung up.

Danny flopped on the couch next to Dougie and let out a groan. “She is a stubborn cow, I tell you!”

Dougie giggled. “Ever heard the saying, ‘never get in the way of a pregnant woman’?”

Danny shook his head.

“Well, trust me, don’t,” he chuckled and kissed Danny’s cheek and stood. “I’m going to paint now, let you and Vic have some sibling bonding.”

Danny groaned again. “You’re going to leave me with a pregnant woman?” he asked his lover and tipped his head back to look at him upside down.

Dougie approached the back of the couch and placed his hands gently on Danny’s shoulders. “Yes,” he said simply with a grin.

“You are so mean,” the Bolton male said.

Dougie covered his mouth with his own effectively silencing whatever else Danny had to say. He brought and hand up to rest on Dougie’s neck, enjoying the feeling of kissing upside down.

“Mmm, I’d better go, don’t want you being all hot and bothered for when your sister gets here,” Dougie whispered upon breaking the kiss.

“You are so not getting any tonight,” Danny grumbled.

Dougie smiled. “That’s okay, I have my art to keep me occupied,” he winked at Danny and sauntered away, leaving Danny to groan again.

He wasn’t left alone for very long, Vicky knocked on the front door ten minutes later. Saying she was huge was an understatement, it looked like she would burst if you so much as looked at her the wrong way.

Danny hugged her awkwardly and they made their way to the kitchen. He made them both a cup of tea and sat down opposite her at the table, placing a couple of scones on a plate for them to share as well.

“How’s Mark?” Danny said, watching as his sister put three sugar cubes in her tea.

“He’s good. He’s going to take some time off work when the baby comes,” Vicky replied stirring her drink.

Danny loved his sister’s company, and he especially enjoyed her sense of humour. He told her about his new neighbours and how they seemed really nice. They chatted about everything, from Dougie’s paintings to Danny teaching music after school and on weekends to Vicky taking a break from work to have her baby.

They made their way into the lounge after the doorbell rang and James came in. He went upstairs to see Dougie and the two siblings stood in the centre of the living room.

“I love that painting,” Vicky said with a smile.

“Me too,” Danny agreed, eyes trained on the painting ‘Beginnings of Friendship.’

It was a piece that Danny would never get sick of looking at. Every time he looked at it he couldn’t help but feel a rush of love for the artist. Dougie captured everything so perfectly and it conveyed so much love.

“Oh,” Vicky groaned, placing a hand on her stomach.

“You alright?” Danny asked.

Vicky nodded. “Yeah, I’m fine, just been having funny pains all day,” she replied.

“Do you want to sit down?”

Vicky shook her head. “Actually, I need to go to the loo,” she responded. Danny showed her to the bathroom and stopped by Dougie’s art room as he waited for her.

“How are you handling Vicky’s demands?” Dougie said with a chuckle.

Danny grinned and rolled his eyes. “She’s not that bad actually,” he replied. “I love chatting with her, it’s great.”

Dougie smile at him and motioned for Danny to take a look at his painting which was drying and asked his opinion of it.

“It’s good,” Danny replied honestly. “Not your usual style, but it’s good.”

“Really?” Dougie asked biting his lip.

Danny nodded. “Yeah, I’d never lie to you, Dougs, the use of colour is really good,” he replied.

Dougie shot him a grin. “Thanks, I was really worried about this piece–”

“DANNY!” Vicky’s scream interrupted them.

Danny dashed out of the room and to the bathroom where his sister was leaning against the bath rail, legs spread apart.

“Vic, what’s wrong?”

“Danny,” she said in a panicked voice. “My water just broke.”

Danny looked at her wide eyed. “Are you sure?”

“Are you serious? Of course I’m sure!” she snapped, grabbing his shirt roughly.

“Danny, we need to get her to a hospital,” James said from behind him.

Danny nodded. “We’ll take my car,” he said and took Vicky’s hands in his to help her down the stairs.

They got half way when she doubled over in pain, letting out an agonising yell. She gripped tightly onto Danny’s hands so hard he thought they would break. She let go a little as the contraction subsided and they continued down the stairs.

Another three steps down, the same thing happened again and by the time they reached the bottom of the staircase, Danny’s hands were throbbing in pain and his sister was screaming in agony.

“Danny, I can’t do this,” she sobbed against his shoulder. “I can’t…”

“Yes, you can Vic, you can,” he said desperately. “Call an ambulance, we won’t make it in my car,” he directed to Dougie who nodded and dialled for an ambulance.

“It’s coming,” Dougie said as Vicky let out another yell.

“Dougs, can you ring my mum and tell her what’s going on? Tell her to meet us at the hospital,” Danny asked and his lover nodded. “James, help me with Vic, will you.”

“What do you want me to do?” James asked, panicked.

“I don’t know, you’re the one training to be a doctor! Help me out here!” Danny said desperately.

James’ eyes widened dramatically as Vicky latched onto him and squeezed his hand. Both males groaned out loud and they moved her to a kitchen chair that Dougie had pulled out for her to sit on.

“Danny!” Vicky whimpered.

“Yeah, Vic?” he asked, bending down to her level.

“Get Mark on the phone and tell him I am going to chop his balls off for doing this to me!” she growled.

Danny nodded dumbly and asked Dougie to call Mark as well. The blond hastily dialled the number as Danny tried to calm his sister down.

“Danny this fucking hurts!” Vicky yelled.

“I know, I know,” he said soothingly.

A short while later there was a knock at the front door and Vicky turned to Danny, panicked. “Don’t leave me,” she begged.

“It’s okay, I’m not going anywhere,” Danny said, stroking her hair off her sweaty forehead.

She whimpered and buried her head into Danny’s shoulder as Dougie went to answer the door.

Two ambulance officers entered the living room just as another painful contraction rocked Vicky’s body. She screamed in pain and the male ambulance officer asked what her name was.

“It’s Vicky,” Danny replied.

“Vicky, can you even your breathing for me?” Kate, the female ambulance said.

Vicky nodded and took shallow breaths, focusing her attention on the breathing pattern that Kate was showing her. It lasted all of two minutes before another contraction overcame her.

Kate turned to Danny. “How far apart are the contractions?”

“Two minutes, even less,” James answered.

“How long has she been like this?”

“About forty five minutes now,” James replied. “The contractions have been getting closer in time.”

Kate nodded and thanked him, and turned to her co-worker. “We’re going to have to get Vicky to the hospital now or we’ll end up delivering the baby here.”

“But you can’t!” James exclaimed. “It’s not a sterile environment! You can’t deliver a baby in someone’s living room!”

“We won’t have to if we get to the hospital now,” Ben said.

As Ben and Kate took a hold of Vicky on either side, she let out a massive scream and her whole body trembled. She cried and blindly reached out for Danny who clung onto her flailing hand tightly.

Ben and Kate lowered Vicky to the floor.

“Ben,” Kate said. Ben nodded at her in unspoken communication.

“We’re going to have to deliver here, Vicky’s crowning,” Ben said.

“Crowning?” Danny asked.

“It means we can see the baby’s head,” Kate replied. “Ben is going to have to get some more equipment from the ambulance; he’ll be back in a moment.”

Vicky just yelled in response. “Get this thing out of me now!” she growled, grip tightening on Danny’s hand even more.

Ben came back in and he and Kate set up a plastic sheet underneath Vicky’s body and they ushered Danny and James to sit up at her head and Dougie looked on with fear filled eyes.

Vicky let out another yell and gripped onto Danny’s hand even tighter. “I can’t do this, I can’t do this,” she muttered over and over again.

“Yes you can, Vicky, you just need to concentrate on your breathing,” Kate said looking up at her.

Tears started to pour from Vicky’s eyes. “I don’t want to do this anymore, Danny, make it go away,” she sobbed, burying her face in Danny’s shirt.

Danny stroked her hair and whispered soft words to her to calm her down. “It’ll be okay, Vic, it’s all going to be over soon,” he said.

“Vicky, I need you to push for me,” Kate said. “One big push, can you do that?”

Vicky nodded and her face scrunched up in pain and she pushed as hard as she could, gripping Danny and James’ hands tightly.

A baby’s cry filled the room shortly after and Vicky slumped against Danny’s chest.

“Did you want to cut the cord?” Ben asked Danny.

Danny looked on in awe and nodded. James and Dougie took Vicky in their arms as Danny cut the umbilical cord.

“Congratulations,” Kate said with a smile. “You have a beautiful baby girl.”

Vicky sobbed loudly and Danny kissed the top of his sister’s head. “You’re a mum,” he breathed. “Wow.”

Kate wrapped the baby in a blanket and handed her to Vicky, who held onto her gently. Danny smiled brightly as Vicky kissed the top of her daughter’s head.

After a few minutes, Ben said they had better get Vicky to the hospital. It took a fair amount of awkward struggling before they got Vicky on the stretcher and into the ambulance but they got there eventually. Danny rode with Vicky to the hospital and told James and Dougie to take his car and meet them there.

When they got to the hospital, they were greeted by a frantic Mrs Jones and a scared Mark. They both wanted to see Vicky straight away but were told by the doctor that they would have to wait.

Vicky was taken to the maternity ward to be cleaned up and have the baby’s measurements taken. Danny wanted to go with her, but was told he had to wait as well.

Kathy hugged Danny tightly and demanded to know every detail of what happened. As he was recounting the story, Dougie and James entered the waiting room and added their pieces to the tale.

“It was so gross,” Dougie said wrinkling his nose and Danny chuckled, putting an arm around him, pulling him close.

“Danny got to cut the umbilical cord,” James piped up.

Mark looked at Danny jealously and Kathy beamed at him.

“Oh that’s wonderful!” she gushed. “This is so great! I can’t believe that I’m a grandmother!”

They only had to wait another half an hour before they were allowed to see Vicky and Kathy couldn’t wait to see the newest edition to their family. As soon as they entered the room, Kathy hugged her daughter tightly.

Danny stood out of the way with James and Dougie. He had his arms around his lover’s waist, with Dougie leaning against him, a small smile on all of their faces.

“Have you got a name for her?” Dougie asked.

Vicky smiled and nodded. “Madeline Danny Jones,” she replied, looking directly at Danny.

Danny was shocked. “After me?” he gasped.

Vicky nodded. “You’re my brother and you were there to help deliver her,” she replied.

Danny let go of Dougie and made his way over to his sister’s side. He kissed the top of her head and hugged her as best as he could while she held onto his niece. “Thank you,” he whispered.

“I love you, Danny,” she whispered. “Thank you for everything today.”

Danny smiled, tears forming in his eyes. “I love you too,” he whispered back.

He glanced at the bundle in Vicky’s arms. He had never seen a baby so young before, he had seen Charlie when she was two weeks old, but this was different. This was love at first sight.

It was only when one of the nurses came and told them that it was too crowded in Vicky’s room that Danny thought about leaving. He said good bye to his sister and his new niece and left his mother and Mark there.

The moment that Danny pulled up the drive way, a very annoyed looking Matt was there, glaring at them with Harry and Tom trying to calm him down.

“Where have you been?” Matt asked, sounding every part of a worried wife.

“We were at the hospital,” James replied.

“Are you okay?” Tom asked, worried eyes scanning the three of them.

“Yeah, we’re all fine. Vicky had her baby,” James replied, stepping closer to Matt and putting his arms around the dark haired male.

“Oh wow, that’s so great!” Tom said with a smile. “What did she have?”

“A girl,” Danny replied. “She called her Madeline.”

Tom hugged Danny and congratulated him on being an uncle. Danny still couldn’t comprehend everything that had happened in the last few hours. It seemed so surreal that his sister gave birth in his living room.

His attention was brought to Matt and James who had gone out over to the far side of the garden. James was glaring at Matt who had his hands on his hips. Matt said something and James grabbed him and kissed him hotly.

“They have a very dysfunctional relationship,” Danny muttered. “Arguing one second and snogging each other’s faces off the next.”

Dougie snorted. “Matt was probably worried,” he said.

“He was more than worried, he was frantic,” Harry said. “He was literally going out of mind thinking of all the things that could have happened.”

Matt and James broke apart and James said something they couldn’t hear before kissing Matt softly. The darker haired male buried his face in the crook of James’ neck and James just clung on tighter to his boyfriend.

The couple broke apart again and said they were going to go home, so they trekked off across the road to their house and Danny made his way inside the house with Dougie, Tom and Harry right behind him. He was surprised that it wasn’t messy inside the house after what had happened. But he knew that he would never be able to look at the living room floor the same ever again.

Tom and Harry didn’t stay long and soon, Danny was curled up on the couch with Dougie in his arms.

“You were amazing today,” Dougie whispered, eyes locking with Danny’s.

The Bolton male flushed. “Thank you,” he kissed the tip of Dougie’s nose. “It was the weirdest yet coolest experience I have ever had.”

“I can’t believe Vicky is a mum,” Dougie said after a few moments silence. “That is just so wow.”

Danny chuckled. “I know, especially seeing as how she hated kids when she was a teen.”

“Do you want kids?” Dougie blurted out.

Danny blinked, taken aback by the question. “I don’t know, I’ve never really thought about it before,” he replied honestly. “It’s not like either of us can conceive.”

Dougie made a noise of agreement.

“Do you want kids?”

Dougie flushed a little. “A part of me wants to, but I don’t know,” he sighed. “Like you said, neither of us can conceive.”

Danny felt a pang in his chest at the sad tone of Dougie’s voice. “We could always adopt,” he said quietly.

“Yeah, I know,” Dougie whispered back.

“Dougs?” Danny prompted.

“I guess I always wanted at least one, maybe two,” Dougie replied.

“Dougie, we can have a family,” Danny breathed.

Dougie looked up, confused. “How?”

“Artificial insemination, that way, we can have a baby that is truly ours,” he replied with a smile.

“You’d do that for me?” Dougie asked eyes wide.

Danny nodded. “I would give you the world if I could,” he replied truthfully.

“Thank you,” the blond whispered and kissed Danny softly on the lips.


Comments are ♥
Current Location: PoynterJones Paradise
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Meet You There - Busted
a_glance_behinda_glance_behind on February 26th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
“I would give you the world if I could,” ... THAT WAS SOOOO SWEET. Naaaaw. Those two really are a great couple!

And wow... there house has had their first birth!! Not something you see everyday. :P

I loved it. =D
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie OTPstar55 on February 26th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
Aww thanks honey *hugs*
They are the most perfect couple ever ;-)

Lol that's true! I wanted something that would imprint on them forever =)

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ElieBelsoolmates on February 26th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
the end of this chapter is way too cute
aw to little poynter/jones running everywhere in the house
vicky giving birth into their living room was kinda hilarious, even if it wasn't suppose to. They sure will never look at their living room the same way, ever again :)
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie This Is Lovestar55 on February 26th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
Aww thanks *hugs*
Yeah, that is something I would want too =D
Lol it wasn't supposed to be, but thanks =P
You're right - they won't look at it the same way again for sure!!

blackeyedwicca on February 26th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
Sooo sweet and the birth in the living room? *gigglesnort*

I loved it ^^
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie OTPstar55 on February 26th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah well *coughs* it fit. Plus my sister gives birth in her living room....

Thanks hon!!
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ponnisponnis on February 26th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
*crunches Danny*
He's like way too cute for his own good.

And Vicky giving birth! In their living room.

I don't know what to say, really.
This is great. Simply amazing.
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie 22 Stepsstar55 on February 26th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
He is *nods* I love him forever =)

Aww thank you, I am glad you liked!!
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mcflysstargirl on February 26th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
No words.

Oh, here's one: Eeeeeeeeeeee!
~*Star*~: Danny Licking Dougie's Earstar55 on February 26th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon, it was a good word to use!
12bear_hugs on February 26th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
yay for Danny saving the day! owww I imagine it would be so painful to give birth without an epidural!

Pones ♥
~*Star*~star55 on February 27th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Yeah I think it would have been painful as well!!

yes! Pones is ♥

you clicked your heels and wished for mephrida_91 on February 26th, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ooh. I just love this story more and more every day. : D

And argh. I was in school, helping my mate out with one of the computers, when her phone rung and she got distracted. So I randomly logged on to LJ and saw that this had updated - this made me let out a very embarrassing "YAY!" in the middle of the silent school library. Whoops. : D And then I started reading, and I laughed like hell when I realized Vicky was about to have her baby, and then - THE BELL RANG! And our teacher shut down the computer and ignored my beggings! And I had to wait sodding 6 hours until I could read the rest of this! :P

But it was brilliant. As always. ; D I love Danny and Doug to pieces! *smushes* They really are too cute, them two. And Matt and James! Aww! : D And the whole Vicky giving birth-thing was just YAY! \o/

Cannot wait for the next chappie! Amazing! <3
~*Star*~star55 on February 27th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Aww you "yay"ed for me? *blushes*
Oh I hate when that happens!! It makes me glad I don't go to school anymore =)

Thank you =)

I love them too, they're brilliant.
oh yes, i love Matt and James as well =D

Thanks hon, the next one won't be up until I get back from Sydney next week, so just a little wait =/

lost_in_the_zoolost_in_the_zoo on February 27th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Love this story.

I just love Dougie and Danny slash fics just in general.

Legit, one of the best slashes i've read

~*Star*~star55 on February 27th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Re: Love
Thank you!!

I do too, they are the best couple (to me) ever!!

Aww thanks, I am glad you like!!
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~*Star*~star55 on February 28th, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
*clams you down*

glad you liked hon!
x_lu_galleta_xx_lu_galleta_x on February 28th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Danny nodded. “I would give you the world if I could,” he replied truthfully.

This was so sweet!!! *___________*

PONES Family! ♥

Can't wait 'til the next chapter!

Amazing work, as always

~*Star*~: Danny Dougie Lovestar55 on March 2nd, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Aww thanks!!
I'd love for there to be a real life Pones family =D

oh_livia1 on February 28th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
I love the name Madeline.
Danny is quite the hero :)
Ermmm...Danny + Dougie = Cutest babies ever?
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie OTPstar55 on March 2nd, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
Me too, it really went well with this I think =)
Danny is brilliant ♥
Oh yes, they would be so cute it would almost be illegal!!
Thanks hon
live like you’re in a movie: Pones lovecoloured_dream on March 15th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)

I’m so far behind, I’m so sorry. I’m going to catch up this weekend, I promise.

Awww Vicki had her baby. So cute and I really love the name Madeline.

“I would give you the world if I could,” Favourite line. I want a Danny!

Lovely as always, Star <3
~*Star*~: Danny Dougie My Lovestar55 on March 15th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
*cuddles* No you're not
I'm far behind =/

I love the name Madeline =D

I want Danny too. Lucky Dougie =)

Thanks hon!!
l e x c e e b e e 。lostseouls on April 19th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
“I don’t know, you’re the one training to be a doctor! Help me out here!” Danny said desperately. "
made me giggle (:

“I would give you the world if I could,”

extremily loud awing on my part (:

lalala , amazing amazing amazing (:
~*Star*~: DanDoug Guilty Pleasurestar55 on April 20th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Lol, it was a bit different, wasn't it?

Aww, I'm glad I make you aww =)