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second chances

second chances

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Published by: doolgirl on Mar 15, 2009
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Second Chances

Megan looked around Kelly's. It was lunchtime; her nanny had been bringing her to Kelly's every day for the last week. The man who worked here reminded her of her Grandpapa. Each day Megan watched the pretty lady with her daughter. They ate lunch here each day, too. Megan's heart ached with longing, watching the mother and daughter. She missed her mom so much.

Megan Lansing squeezed her eyes as tightly closed as she could; she squeezed them until her whole face hurt,
and she thought she might squish her eyeballs. She clenched her teeth, raised her shoulders and held her breath
until the burning went away. Then she relaxed.

Okay, better. She wasn't going to cry. Not here. She wasn't sure why she thought she shouldn't give in to tears. It
wasn't as if someone had told her not to cry. The message came from inside her: that scary dark place that got
bigger when she thought about all the changes in her young life. Her dad had moved her to a new town. She
missed her mom more than ever. Nothing had been right for a long, long time.

Megan picked at her French fries and fruit, stealing another look at the woman as she talked and played with her daughter. She knew that her daddy didn't like the woman. She was kicking his butt in court. She was a defense attorney, and her name was Alexis Davis-Jacks. Megan had read about her in the paper. She was the best lawyer

in town. And she needed the best.
"Are you finished with lunch Megan?" asked her nanny.
"Yes, Abby. Can we go to the park now?" Megan asked, as Mrs. Jacks and her daughter left Kelly's.
"I thought you wanted to go shopping for school clothes," Abby said, surprised by the sudden change.
"We can do that tomorrow. It's really pretty outside. I want to go the park and play\u2026 please!" Megan whined,

knowing that she probably would not get another chance to speak to Mrs. Jacks.
"Your father is expecting us to be shopping for school clothes. Not spending the day in the park," Abby explained,

knowing how her boss liked to keep things on a schedule.
"I don't know," Abby tried.
"Please!" Megan begged, tears forming in her eyes. It was so important that she speak to lady lawyer today.
"Ok... just for a little while. Let me go pay the bill and we will be ready," Abby said.
"Thank you!" Megan cried, smiling.

Ric Lansing returned to his office after a long day of court to find a stack of papers on his desk. He was the new
DA of Port Charles. He had know idea when he took this job that the DA's office was in such a mess. It would
take months for him to put this office into order.

He had taken this job so that he would have more time with Megan, but it wasn't working out that way. He had
been spending even less time with her since he took this job.

He knew that Megan missed her mom and wasn't happy about moving away from her grandparents and friends. He had promised her that everything would be all right. He ran his hand through his dark hair as he reached for the first file that was stacked high on his desk.

He knew that he would be working late again. He wouldn't be home for dinner or to tuck Megan in again. He
looked at his daughter's picture that sat on the corner of his desk. Megan looked so much liked her mother that it

hurt to be reminded of the love he had lost.
Ric reached for the phone and dialed.
"Hello, Mr. Lansing,"
"Hello, Abby. How is my angel?" Ric asked.
"She's great," Abby said, her eyes were locked on Megan as she played on the swings.
"That's great. Are you having any luck with school shopping?"
"Well... Megan wanted to come to the park first," Abby said nervously.
"I see," Ric paused. "Abby, you know that I really would appreciate if you keep her on a schedule."

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