Post by André DiMera on Apr 8, 2016 7:34:38 GMT -5
ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL Before long, all of Bo's family stood in his hospital room. Hope, Shawn-D, Belle, Claire, Chelsea, Max and Ciara, Victor and Caroline, Kayla and Steve, Roman, Kimberly and Shane, and Frankie. Tommy, Scotty and Addie had stepped out for a few minutes to give everyone some time. Bo was no longer short of breath, as he was laying down, and hooked up to tubes. BO: So...what's this? A party? STEVE: Something like that, yeah. BO: Well, I gotta say...it's good to see all of you guys. My whole family...together at one time. You bring enough chowder for all of us, Ma? Caroline smiled weakly. CAROLINE: Not this time, Bo. Not this time. Shane was the first to walk up to Bo's bedside. He took Bo's hand in his. SHANE: You were a brilliant partner. A brilliant man. A brilliant friend. BO: Same to you, Shane. Shane quietly left. Next up was Steve. He gave Bo a hug. STEVE: You were the best friend a guy could ask for. BO: You too, man. You too. Steve and Bo held hands for a moment, then Steve left. Belle came up next, she gave Bo a hug. BELLE: Thank you for everything over the years. You've been like a second father to me. BO: And you've always been like a daughter to me. Belle left. Claire came up and gave Bo a hug. CLAIRE: I love you, grandpa. BO: I love you too, Claire Bear. Claire went to join her mom outside. It goes without saying that everyone left in the room had tears in their eyes. All of Bo's brothers and sisters walked up next. BO: Well. KIMBERLY: Well. KAYLA: Well. ROMAN: Yeah. BO: You guys...you guys are the best family anybody could wish for. I feel so blest to have spent my life with you guys. FRANKIE: We feel the same way, man. All of the brothers and sisters got into a big group hug. KAYLA: Give pop a hug from us. BO: I will. Bo and Max hugged. Then, Bo and Frankie. Then, Bo and Kayla. KAYLA: I love you, little brother. BO: I love you too, sis. Kimberly and Bo hugged next. KIMBERLY: I love you. BO: I love you, too. Take care, Kimber. Finally, Roman and Bo hugged. BO: Keep an eye on things for me, Ro. ROMAN: I will. I love you, Bo. BO: I love you too, Roman. Then, Kimberly, Roman, Kayla, Frankie, and Max walked out. Victor walked up next. VICTOR: I know things haven't been easy. In fact, more often than not, we were mortal enemies. But, I have always... BO: I know, Victor. VICTOR: Let me finish. No matter what has happened over the years...you are my son. And I love you. BO: I love you too...dad. Victor and Bo hugged. Caroline was next to walk up. CAROLINE: That alone is enough to bring tears to a mother's eyes. BO: Ma. Bo and Caroline hugged. He kissed her on the cheek. BO: Take care of 'em, Ma. CAROLINE: I will. You know I will. BO: Oh, I know. CAROLINE: I love, Bo. Always. BO: I love you too, Ma. Caroline and Victor left the room. Ciara walked up, and threw her arms around Bo. CIARA: I love you, dad. BO: I love you too, little one. Bo kissed Ciara's forehead. He looked up at his other children. BO: Come here. Come here. Shawn-D and Chelsea joined Bo and Ciara in a group hug. BO: Ciara, Chelsea, Shawn-Douglas...you guys are the best kids a dad could ever ask for. CHELSEA: And you're the best father anyone could ask for. BO: I love you. All of you. SHAWN-D: We love you, too. CHELSEA: And no matter what happens, we'll always remember you. CIARA: And everything you taught us. Always. Bo kissed all three of his children, and gave them each one last hug. SHAWN-D: Come on, guys. Let's give them some privacy. Chelsea and Ciara nodded, and the three left the room. Hope walked over to Bo's bed. Bo scooted over, and Hope climbed in next to him. They wrapped their arms around each other. BO: Fancy Face... HOPE: Ssh. Don't say anything yet. Just give us this one moment together. Bo and Hope looked into each other's eyes. They kissed. HOPE: Okay. Go ahead. BO: I know I haven't been perfect, and I've made a lot of mistakes, but the one thing that has always, and will always remain true is how much I love you. And I never want you to forget that. HOPE: I won't. I promise. BO: You've given me beautiful children. You've given me so much. All the years I've spent with you...those were the best days of my life. And if I could do it all over again, I'd give anything for just one more day with you. HOPE: You are the love of my life, Brady. I have never loved any man the way I love you. You've given me the best years of my life. And I will always remember you. I will always love you, Bo Brady. Always. BO: And I will always love you, Hope Williams Brady, my Fancy Face. Hope and Bo kissed one last time, Then, his wife by his side, Bo smiled, closed his eyes, and drew his last breath.
That was soooo sad. I was crying all the way through. Great job André DiMera.
I wonder what will happen now. Aiden was giving Hope space and I assume he will have the sensitivity not to come running now that Bo is gone LOL. I couldn't help thinking though that when she said she never loved any man the way she loved Bo that would not have been easy for Aiden to hear had he been there.
Post by André DiMera on Apr 8, 2016 15:34:45 GMT -5
Thank you guys so much for reading and writing comments on my story! I know that this last chapter was extremely hard to read, as we all love Bo. It was hard for me to write, as well. I was bawling from the moment I wrote Steve giving Bo a hug, to the moment where Bo took his last breath. Thank you guys for sticking with me through all of this. We're almost to the finish line. And now, the previews.
Bo Brady - one of daytime's greatest heroes, has died. HOPE: I will always love you. Always.
Next week, Bo's friends and family to say a heartfelt goodbye to. CIARA: I love you dad. CHELSEA: We all love you. SHAWN-D: And you'll always be with us.
I didn't expect to cry and I don't often cry at fanfics, but you did it André DiMera. You got me to crying. That scene was unflinching and perfect. All the right people were there and they said their goodbyes in the right order, exactly the way it should be. So emotional.
Post by André DiMera on Apr 11, 2016 8:04:13 GMT -5
ST. LUKE'S The gathering that had, only days before been at St. Luke's for Chelsea and Max's wedding, where now gathered at St. Luke's for a rather more somber affair. Hope sat in the front pew. Jennifer walked up. JENNIFER: Hi, cuz. HOPE: Jen. Hope stood, and the two embraced. Neither needed to say anything. They both knew what they were feeling. Chelsea and Max stood towards the front of the church. Melanie walked up. MELANIE: Hi. MAX: Hi, Melanie. MELANIE: I, um, I just got off the phone with my mom. She's really sorry to hear about what happened. We all are. She said she didn't feel right coming, but she sends her condolences. CHELSEA: Thanks. Melanie hugged Chelsea and Max. Claire sat with Ciara, in one of the pews, holding each other's hand. Chase walked up. CHASE: Hey. Ciara looked up and wiped her eyes. CIARA: Hey. She stood, and hugged Chase. CIARA: Thanks for coming. CHASE: No problem. I'm so sorry about what happened. Ciara hugged him tighter. After a few minutes, everyone sat down. Father Louis walked up to the front of the church. LOUIS: Good morning. We are gathered together to say farewell to our dear brother in Christ, Beauregard Brady, husband of Hope Williams Brady, father to Shawn-Douglas Brady, Chelsea Brady, Beauregard “Zack” Issac Theodore Brady, and Ciara Alice Brady. They began with a hymn, “On Eagles Wings”. Click here to listen. Father Louis walked to the center of the altar. LOUIS: Please rise for a reading of the Holy Gospel. The congregation rose. LOUIS: The Holy Gospel According to St. John, the 17th chapter, beginning at the 24th verse. Jesus said, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” This is the Gospel of our Lord. CONGREGATION: Praise to you, oh Christ. After another hymn, “Here I Am, Lord” (click here to listen), Father Louis motioned for everyone to be seated. LOUIS: At this time, if any of Bo's friends or family wish to say any words, they are welcome to at this time. Many people came forward to speak about their relationships with Bo, including all of his brothers and sisters, as well as his children. Below are just a few snippets of things that were said. STEVE: We were like brothers. We were as close as two brothers could be. If either of us needed anything, the other was right there... VICTOR: Bo and I didn't always see eye to eye. In fact, I believe we fought more than anything. But, he was still my son, and I still loved him. He...he was a better man than me. A better man than most... CAROLINE: I loved his adventerous spirit. Even though, at times, I was worried about him, I loved seeing him do what he enjoyed doing. He was an amazing son. He was an amazing man... SHAWN-D: I think he must be a saint for putting up with some of the stuff I did as a teenager. But, no matter what I did, he was always there for me. That's who he was... CHELSEA: I didn't get to know him until I was in my late teens. But, I treasure every moment I had with him. He showed me how to be a good person. Not just how to love others, but how to love myself... CIARA: He was the best father I could ever ask for... HOPE: Bo and I first met when I was 18. Over the next few years, we fell in love. We have done so much together. We've gone on so many adventures: getting married in England, investigating cases together, having children, that adventure in Maison Blanche. And I wouldn't trade a second with Bo for anything in the world. Hope looked over at the picture of Bo. HOPE: I love you, Bo. And I know that you'll look out for us, for all the days of our lives. Claire stood. She didn't know what to say, so she just did what she does best. CLAIRE (singing): Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see. Caroline stood. CAROLINE (singing): 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved... CLAIRE & CAROLINE (singing): How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed! Doug stood. DOUG (singing): The Lord has promised good to me, his word my hope secures; he will my shield and portion be as long as life endures. J.J. stood. J.J. (singing): Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come... DOUG & J.J. (singing): 'tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. Everyone in the church stood and joined in. ALL (singing): When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing God's praise than when we'd first begun. After everyone was done speaking, the casket was walked out of the church and into the cemetary. The large gathering of people follwed, each was given a flower. One by one, they took their turn in line, each laying a flower on the casket. Eventually, Shawn-D, Chelsea and Ciara walked up together. CIARA: I love you, dad. I'll miss you. CHELSEA: We all love you. But we know, that you're watching over us. SHAWN-D: And you will always be with us. The siblings hugged, and each placed their flower on the casket. Caroline and Victor were next. Neither could say anything aloud. Caroline said a silent prayer, and they laid their flowers down. Finally, Hope walked up. HOPE (whispering): I love you, Brady. Always. She, too, placed her flower on the casket. She walked over to stand by Caroline and her children. There was a meadow just a short distance away. Both Hope and Caroline looked over to it. There, they saw Bo. He was a young man, healthy and strong. From the other side of the meadow came a young boy of about six years old. He came running up to Bo, who scooped him up in his arms. Following the boy at a short distance was an older man. He and Bo grinned at each other and embraced. Then together, the three Brady men walked off.
Post by André DiMera on Apr 12, 2016 7:23:36 GMT -5
BRADY PUB All of the mourners were together at the Brady Pub. They were celebrating Bo's life. They all sat around talking with each other. Ciara sat at one of the tables. Claire walked over and sat down next to her. CLAIRE: Hey. Ciara wiped her eyes, and tried to make it look like she hadn't been crying. CIARA: Hey. How are you? CLAIRE: I'm okay. You? Ciara shook her head. CIARA: I'm surviving, I guess. Claire put an arm around Ciara, and Ciara laid her head on Claire's shoulder. In another part of the Pub, Hope saw that Aiden was about to walk out the door. HOPE: Aiden. Aiden turned back to look at Hope. HOPE: Are you trying to escape without saying goodbye, Mr. Jennings? AIDEN: Nothing like that, detective, I was just feeling a bit cold, so I thought I'd go out and get my coat. HOPE: Hmm. All right. AIDEN: By the way, I wanted to tell you again, I'm sorry about Bo. HOPE: Thanks. AIDEN: You know, a few days ago, he stopped by my office. HOPE: Did he? AIDEN: Yeah. And we talked for a while, about a bunch of stuff. Mostly you and Ciara, and kids, family, life. It was a nice talk.
J & D LAW OFFICES – FLASHBACK BO: Look, man, I know that we don't really get along. And, yeah, it's probably...no, it is mostly my fault. But, I have to admit, you are a good guy. And, Hope really seems to like you. AIDEN: Well, I appreciate that. BO: So, thank you for everything that you've done for Hope. AIDEN: I love Hope. I would never do anything to hurt her. BO: So do I. And I can tell, from the way that Ciara talks, that the both of them really like you. You're good to them. AIDEN: Well, they're great. BO: No, it's more than that, man. I can see how much Ciara adores you and Chase. AIDEN: We love her, as well. BO: Well, I guess we have more in common than I thought. AIDEN: I guess so. BO: So...I don't know how much time I've got left, and I just wanted to say...thank you for everything. You're a good man. AIDEN: So are you, Bo. Bo held out his hand. Aiden shook it.
BRADY PUB Hope stood up and hugged Aiden. HOPE: Thank you. AIDEN: No problem. Jennifer walked over. HOPE: Hey. JENNIFER: Hey. Hope and Jennifer hugged. AIDEN: Well, I'll let you two talk. HOPE: No, Aiden, wait. Please. I'd like to talk to you. Both of you. Meanwhile, outside the back of the Pub, Steve walked over to an object covered by a large cloth. He pulled the cloth off, revealing Bo's motorcycle. STEVE: One last ride. This one's for you, buddy. Steve hopped on the motorcycle, started it, and rode off.