"I told Jackie we would go on vacation." I sighed, leaning into Ashton's chest. "Really? All of us?" He asked. "No... She said she misses it when it was just us. So, I told her we would leave Nic and Bry home, and we would go somewhere." I replied. "As much as I love the idea... Your sister isn't one hundred percent." He replied. "When did this turn into her?" I asked. "Babe." He sighed. "Ashton, I just want to make Jackie happy. And she... she isn't happy, Ashton." I sighed. He sighed. "Fine." I smiled, and kissed him.
"Hey ladybug." I smiled, walking into Jackie's room. "You haven't called me that in forever." She smiled. "I know. But... mum talked me about how you want to go on vacation?" I asked. She nodded. "Well... we can g-" "Thanks dad! That's great! I can't wait!" She yelled, hugging me. "Get packing." I smiled. She nodded.
"Well?" Ashley asked. "Start packing." I sighed. "I'll chip in too. We can go somewhere close. Like Hollywood." She suggest. "No, you don't pay. And we can go to the Villa. Or we can... go to Hollywood. Stay in a house for a few days." I smiled. She nodded. "I love you." She gushed. I rolled my eyes, and kissed her.
"Daddy." Nicole said, walking up to me. I picked her up, and smiled. "No. Daddy. Down. I want down." She groaned, trying to get out of my grasp. "Haha! Never!" I laughed, hugging her tightly. "Daddy! Ow!" She groaned. I kissed her head, and put her down. I closed my eyes in pain, and I bent down.
"Ashton? Are you okay?" Ashley asked. I nodded, and sighed. "Yeah. Fine." I smiled, getting up. "Daddy." Nicole huffed. I looked down at her. She huffed, and walked away. "Wha? What just happened?" I asked. Ashley shrugged, and sighed. "She's your kid." She said. "Hey. She's yours too." I pouted.
I groaned, as I saw paparazzi outside the store. "Jack, come on." I sighed, holding my hand out. She took my hand in hers, and held onto Nicole's hand. I held put their hoods up, and covered Bryant's head with a hat. "Hold tightly baby." I said. Jackie nodded, and took a deep breath.
"Ashley over here!"
"Ashley! Is it true you cheated!"
"Is Nicole Calum's baby!"
"Did Kyla have a miscarriage!"
"You got her?" I looked back at Jackie. She nodded, and kept walking.
"Ashley! Is it true Jackie's father is back in jail for child abuse!"
"Calum!" I yelled, banging on his door. He opened up, with little baby Ashley in his arms. "Did Jackie get abused at Tyler's?" I asked. "Uh, not that I know of." He replied. "Are you lying?" I asked. He shook his head. "Did Nicole ever go over there?" I asked. "No. She never did, why?" He replied. "Tyler got arrested for child abuse." I answered. He looked away. "Calum, if there is something you're not telling me... I need to know." I sighed.
"Hey, honey, can I talk to you?" I asked Jackie. She nodded, and put her doll down. "So, remember when you went to see your... dad?" I asked. She nodded. "Did he ever... touch you?" I asked. She nodded. "Can you show me on the doll, where your dad touched you?" I asked. She nodded, and showed me.
I took a deep breath, and sat on the couch. "Hey? You okay?" Ashton asked. I shook my head. "Why? What's wrong? Oh god, are you pregnant? If you are, I-" "I'm not pregnant." I sighed. "Oh, thank god." He laughed. "So, what's really wrong?" He asked, sitting next to me.
"Hey Jack, come here." I said, once Jackie walked into the living room. "Tell dad what you told me. And show him." I said. She nodded, and walked over to us. "When I went to stay with my dad, he touched me." She said. Ashton looked at me. I took a deep breath. "Show him baby." I said. She nodded, and pointed to the doll's chest, and lower areas.
Ashton stayed quiet, as did I. "I'll kill him." He said. "He's in jail." I replied. "I'll press charges." He said. "Already did." I replied. "I'll... I'll do something." He said. I sighed. "He's in jail. I pressed charges. He'll be in jail for the rest of his life." I replied. He nodded.
"Mom, are we still going on vacation?" Jackie asked. I nodded. "Of course." I replied. She nodded. "Good. Lauren helped me pack." She smiled. "Good. We will try and leave tomorrow." I replied. She nodded, and walked up the stairs. "Wait, ladybug." Ashton stopped. "Yeah dad?" She asked. "Did your... d... da... you know, ever make you uncomfortable?" He asked. "Yeah. I found him in my room one morning. He said he was watching me sleep." She replied.
"Ashley, I'm glad you called. He's waiting for you. We have him in a room." Detective Jones said. I smiled, and nodded. We walked down the hall, to an enclosed room. "If you need anything, we will be right behind this door." He said, as we neared the room. I nodded, and walked to the next door.
"I told you I would chop your balls off." I said, as I entered the questioning room. "Well, I didn't think you would find out." Tyler replied. "What do you want TJ." I sighed. "You haven't called me that in years." He smirked. "Don't get cocky. You assaulted my daughter. You watched her sleep." I replied. "She's mine too." He said. "No, she isn't." I replied.
"Why'd you do it?" I asked. "She reminds me of you. She's beautiful." He replied. "She's eight!" I yelled. He shrugged. "You're sick." I spat. "Really?" He asked. "I can't even look at you." I said, getting up. "Before you go... your friend... Anne... no, not Anne... Nicole? Yes, Nicole, she is pretty, right?" He asked.
"You went to see him!" Ashton yelled. "What did you want me to do!?" I yelled. "Leave him alone! Let him rot in prison!" He yelled. "He touched my child! I can't just let that go!" I yelled. "And you think I can!? I've been her father since she was three!" He yelled. "Yes! So, why would you be so damn calm!" "Don't. Don't blame it on me!" He yelled. "I wasn't going to!" I yelled. "You literally said I don't care!" He yelled. "I did not! I said why can you be calm! Stop putting words in my mouth!" I yelled. He shook his head, and walked to the door. "Where are you going?" I sighed. "To Calum's." He replied. "Fine. Go. But just remember... You have a daughter and a son. And Jackie. They look up to you." I replied, before he left.