Pete and Spencer bond.
Is Everybody Going Crazy?
Kadence woke up the next morning to Spencer shaking her.
"Mom, I'm about to urinate in my pants! Where's the bathroom?!?" Spencer asked jumping up and down. Kadence just laughed at him and pointed towards the bathroom. She got up and went downstairs to see if anyone else was up. She found Patrick in the kitchen making pancakes.
"Mmm pancakes, my favorite." Kadence said taking a seat at table.
"So how is Missy? Did she get hurt?" Patrick asked flipping pancakes.
"She broke her right wrist but other than that she's fine. The guy driving is in jail for driving drunk. I'll have to go later to press charges because he could have seriously hurt Spencer." Kadence said and Patrick nodded his head. Spencer came walking in to the kitchen and took a seat on Kadence's lap.
"Hey buddy do you like pancakes?" Patrick asked Spencer.
"Hec yes I do! They're pretty much the most amazing breakfast food ever!" Spencer said getting excited.
"You sure did raise him right Kadence. He's the spitting image of you." Patrick said smiling at Kade.
"Thank you Patrick, you don't know how much that means to me. Oh and before I forget, here's another song that would be really good for the record. Pete wrote it last night at the hospital." Kadence said handing Patrick the piece of paper. Patrick read over and looked up at Kade.
"I think he's trying to tell you something Kade."
"I know Trick, but I don't know if I want to believe it. He's had six years to make up for what he did to me. And he never did before, why now? It makes me wonder, is he just doing this because we have a son together."
"Kadence he wrote you the other song before he even knew about Spencer. He apologized to you before he knew about Spencer. He took so long because he's stubborn. You know Pete, Kadence. He sets his clocks early because he knows he's always late. I think you need to talk to him and find out what's going to happen between you two." Patrick said setting pancakes in front of her and Spencer. He too sat down with some pancakes and they all ate in silence. After about 5 minutes of silence, Pete walked into the room in boxers and a t-shirt looking like he didn't get any sleep last night.
"Pancakes on the counter," Patrick said pointing in their direction. Pete mumbled a thanks and grabbed a plate and got some pancakes. He too sat down at the table, across from Kadence. She didn't even bother to acknowledge his presence; she just kept eating, as did Spencer.
"So Spencer, your six?" Pete asked trying to take an interest in his son's life.
"Yes, I turn 7 in 1 month and 2 days, June 5." He said getting excited.
"Hey that's my birthday too!" Pete said. "Weird...so do you think you could give me a chance? Or are you going to hate me your entire life?"
"Hate is a strong word. I dislike you for what you did to my mommy. Do you even know how bad you hurt her? For a while, she cried anytime she saw you on TV."
"That's enough Spencer." Kadence said cutting him off. She grabbed her plate and put it in the sink and walked out of the room.
"So, would it be okay if I took you shopping today so we could bond." Pete asked Spencer.
"Sure, but you'll have to ask mom. I don't know when I'm going back to Missy's. Mom says I can't stay because she has to work."
"Alright, I'll go talk to her now." Pete said and took his plate to the sink, then went to find Kadence. He walked upstairs and knocked on her door.
"Hey Kade, it's Pete can I come in?" There was some shuffling and then Kadence appeared at the door. She opened it wider for him to come in.
"Yeah, what did you need?" She asked sitting on her bed. He took a seat next to her.
"I was wondering if I could take Spencer shopping with me today. You know, so I can get to know my son."
"Pete, I don't know. I don't really want him in the public's eye. If people see him with you, they'll start thinking stuff." Kadence said.
"Come on Kade please. You can come with us so they don't think anything. And if anyone asks, he's your son and your just on an interview and had to take him with you. Just bring some of your interviewing junk with you. Come on, it'll be fun. I promise." Pete said looking hopeful.
"I don't like promises Pete. But I guess I can't really say no to you, you are his father." Kadence said.
"Thanks Kade. How long do you need to get ready?" Pete asked standing up and heading for the door.
"Um, just let me get a shower real fast." Pete nodded his head and left the room to get Spencer ready. Kadence was done 30 minutes later and then they headed to Kade's apartment so they could stop and get Spencer some clean clothes. After that they headed to the mall.
They spent hours just shopping. Pete bought Spencer anything he wanted, much to Kadence's protests.
"I just want to make up for everything that I missed." Pete would say and Kadence would feel instantly guilty.
Once they were finished, Spencer had 5 new outfits complete with shoes and hat, and any a whole butt load of new toys. And Kadence got a new shirt and shoes that Pete insisted he buy her because they would look amazing on her. This making Kadence blush like crazy and give Pete time to grab them and pay for them.
Kadence couldn't help but have fun that day. She wanted to be mad at Pete for the night before but it wasn't possible. This is what she had been longing for, for her family to be complete. For Spencer to finally have a father. But Kadence couldn't help but think about the future. Sure Pete kept on saying that he still loved Kadence, but what would happen when they went on tour again? Would Pete forget about her like he did last time? Or would it be different.
It was 9 o'clock before they got home that night. Pete carried Spencer up to Kade's room because he had passed out on the way home from getting something to eat. Kade walked into the living room and found Patrick the only one in there.
"Hey, how did shopping go today?" He asked noticing her standing there.
"Pete is so good to Spencer. But Trick, I'm so scared. What's going to happen when you guys leave to go on tour again? Spencer's already getting attached, I can tell. He'll be crushed if Pete leaves him like he left me. I don't know if he would be able to ever forgive him." Kadence said, her eyes welling up with tears.
"I wont leave you again. I made a stupid mistake last time and it's never going to happen again. I promise Kade. I'm going to be there for my son. And I'd do anything for you to just forgive me Kadence. I hate the fact that I hurt you so much and that you regret ever giving me a chance. I screwed up big time and no matter what I do, I can't seem to fix it. I'm sorry Kade, please just forgive me. I love you! And I always will." Pete said starting to cry himself.
"I'm trying Pete. I really am. And today proved to me that I made a huge mistake six years ago. When I made the decision not to tell you about Spencer. I should have because you're an amazing father Pete. You treat Spencer so good and he's getting attached to you. Just please don't break his heart like you broke mine. He wouldn't be able to handle it."
"Does this mean you forgive me Kade?" Pete asked hopeful.
"...Yes Pete, I forgive you. But that doesn't mean we're back together." Kadence said walking up to her room.
"At least you're back in her life." Patrick said also leaving the living room.
"Yeah, but I don't want to be in her life, I want to BE her life. Because she's mine..." Pete said walking up to his room for a long night of no sleep...
Sorry it took so long to update! this weeks been hectic. i got a snow day today so i figured i would write some. but i need some reviews please!! i promise next chapter will be a lot better but im kind of stuck! and i wont be able to update this weekend cuz i'll be gone so i'm going to try and get another update in either today or tomorrow. chapter title from Simple Plan's song Crazy. i was bored of my cds in my cd player so i went searching for some old ones and came across them. i used to be obsessed with them! who woulda thunk it. ahaha. review please!