A Life Worth Contemplating
By Heidi H
Disclaimers- These are not my characters and I am
making no money off of them.
Ratings-Sam/Donna, a life can take so many
unimaginable twists and turns
Sequel To A Life Worth Needing
Donna walked into her apartment and cried. Her
baby was growing up so fast and she wasn’t there
to witness any of it. She wished that things
could have been different, but she knew that she
needed to move on with her life and forget about the
past. That was easier said than done.
Sam picked up the phone and dialed Josh’s
personal phone. He needed to talk to someone about what
Laurie had done. Sam also needed to find out if
Donna could take legal action to get her child
back. He wanted her to play a role in Bradley’s
life, but didn’t want that role to come at the
expense of his.
Josh couldn’t believe the things Sam was telling
him about Laurie. He knew that her call girl
past would someday come back to haunt Sam and
Bradley and now it was actually happening. Josh told
his best friend to keep things under wraps and to
not talk to Donna until he could check things
out. Josh hoped that he could work out a solution
that gave Sam his rights and restored Donna’s.
Josh quietly gathered Toby and CJ and filled them
in on the details. They couldn’t believe that
Laurie had destroyed Donna because she was jealous
and taken a child away from the most deserving
parent they could ever hope for. CJ thought back
to how hateful she had been to Donna during all
those months. She felt immensely guilty. Toby had
tried to stay out of the whole mess, but he to
felt guilty because he had testified against her.
They also found out the harassment of phone calls
and vandalism wasn’t Donna, but had been Laurie
trying to get them on her side. They all knew
that they had a lot of actions to atone for inside
Sam couldn’t believe that Josh wanted him to tell
Donna the truth. Josh thought that they would
have a better chance to work out an agreement if
they approached her out of court. Sam knew that
the courts could overrule the original decision
because of misconduct on behalf of the original
judge. Sam called Donna and set up a lunch meeting,
but didn’t tell her that Josh was going to be
there to “supervise” things. He hoped that they
could reach a custody agreement over an hour lunch
with no problems.
Donna arrived at the restaurant with mixed
feelings. She didn’t quite know what to expect and was
a little apprehensive about meeting her ex
husband for lunch. She approached the table and saw
that Josh was there too. Donna wasn’t too happy to
see him, considering what he had told her in the
They wasted no time getting down to business.
They wanted to make a custody deal because, as Josh
put it, Bradley needed a mother figure in his
life and she was it. Sam said that he wanted her to
get to know Bradley and that it was something
they both needed. Josh and Sam were trying to bully
her into signing a custody agreement and she knew
it. Josh was twitching and Sam was smiling too
much for a man who had just lost his wife.
Working with these people for over three years had
taught her alot and she was smart enough to realize
that something more was going on.
Donna told them that she wasn’t sure if she was
ready to step back into Bradley’s life and take on
a role that she had never got to play. She
looked directly at them both and said she needed to
take to a lawyer to explore new possibilities in
the custody placement of her child. Working in
daycare and dealing with the state agencies had also
taught her how to use the right words to put the
fear of God into people.
She smiled and walked
out of the restaurant and went back to work.
Sam and Josh looked at each other with worried
expressions gracing their faces. Donna wasn’t
about to be played for a fool now. They could only
hope that she didn’t take it to court.