Post by Max Delgado on Dec 18, 2022 22:41:36 GMT -5
Crusade..finally, we’re here. It’s been a long time coming. And I, for one, coudn’t be more excited for this one. Not just because I get to walk out with the United Title yes that’s happening but all the other matches that are happening. Ya got Armageddon, the Ironman Match…the..bloodbox match, interested to see what that even is. Ya got Alexis facing Corey in a first blood match, then ya got the PURE and Collatral Damage Championships on the line, with my girl Carmen challenging for the CD Championship. Best believe I’m gonna be in the back behind the curtain cheering for her to bring it home. Yeah, tonight’s gonna be a great night for the best couple in PWS: APEX. They say when ashes fall, legends rise. Well, watch us rise.
I walk into Dr. Fisher’s office and take a seat in the chair I’ve been sitting in for the past couple months. I pull out my phone and twiddle around while I wait for him to come in. After a few moments, he comes in and closes the door behind him.
Dr. Fisher: How are you doing today, Max?
Max Delgado: I’m doing alright. Got a big thing for work coming up, and have some added pressure.
Dr. Fisher: Oh? What’s going on?
Max Delgado: I’m challenging for the Uited Championship…it’s like the second level title in PWS: APEX. The names of former champs is an impressive one. Alexis Makarios, Bella and Nick Madison, Cleo Phillips, Amelia Emery. If I win, I’ll have some big shoes to fill.
Dr. Fisher: Do you think you can win?
Max Delgado: Of course I do. Jenn is good, but I’m better. I want it more.
Dr. Fisher: Then why the concern?
Max Delgado: Well, besides the fact it’s a ladder match? Which I do recognize the risk of injury involved with such a match.
Dr. Fisher: Are you afraid of getting hurt?
Max Delgado: Not really. I’ve been hurt in the ring before, and I’m willing to put my body on the line if it means I can walk away with a championship.
Dr. Fisher: I’m sorry. I guess I’m failing to see where the hesitation or concern is coming from.
I let out a sigh, and lean back in the chair, looking up at the ceiling.
Max Delgado: For the first time in my life, my baby sister is going to be watching me wrestle live.
Dr. Fisher: Oh…she’s never seen you wrestle before?
Max Delgado: No. The wrestling was never a thing she was around. It’s caused so many problems for my family, our mother didn’t want to get her involved in it.
Dr. Fisher: How has it caused problems for your family?
I let out a sigh. I’ll be honest, I’ve held this in all my life. I thought this guy was a quack when I first met him, but now I realize he is here to help, and that’s helped me open up a little bit.
Max Delgado: So, back when I was a teenager, my parents got divorced. My dad kept putting his career ahead of his family. It damn near destroyed everything. It really got to me and my sister. I guess that’s one reason I’m so protective over her. I had to go from big brother to something more.
Dr. Fisher: And that is where your resentment for your father comes from, isn’t it?
Oh…if he only knew.
Max Delgado: Yeah, that’s part of it.
Dr. Fisher: I understand. This is good, Max. We are getting somewhere. I remember when you first came to me, you were unwilling to share just about anything. We’ve come a long way.
Max Delgado: I gotta hand it to you, doc. When I first came, I thought you were a quack, and there was no way in hell I was gonna sit here and tell you my life story. But, I think I finally see you’re here to help. I’m stil not willing to share everything, maybe one day.
Dr. Fisher: You know the longer you hold in something, the longer it will eat at you.
Max Delgado: Well doc…I’ve been holding this in, not just for me. So, I’ll wait til I’m ready to open up about it.
Just then, the beeping of a timer goes off, startling us both.
Dr. Fisher: Oh, I guess we’re out of time.
Max Delgado: All good, doc. Maybe next time we meet I’ll have some gold on my shoulder.
Dr. Fisher: I wish you the very best of luck, Max.
Max Delgado: Thanks.
I’m sitting in the locker room with Elena, just shooting the breeze as Carmen is off doing some promo work.
Elena Delgado: So, it’s been really cool getting to see everything around here. Such a huge production.
Max Delgado: Yeah, PWS does it big when it comes to Crusade.
Elena Delgado: You excited for your match?
Max Delgado: I’m excited to get out there. Like, I’ve been doing all this talk, it’s time for me to put up or shut up. It’s time to back up my words.
Elena Delgado: I know you can do it, bro bro.
Max Delgado: Thanks lil sis.
Just then, there’s a knock on the door. I look up, confused, as I wasn’t expecting anyone. I get up and walk over.
Max Delgado: Who it be?
I hear a voice from the other side of the door.
Voice: Please open the door, Max.
I think about it for a second, and figure why the hell not, and open the door.
Aaaaaaaaaaand instantly regret it. Because there, standing before me, is my father, Max Sheppard.
Max Sheppard:Hello, Max.
Max Delgado: Father…what the hell are you doing here?
Max Sheppard: came to see you….the both of you.
I clinch my jaw, as I feel Elena come to the door and stand behind me.
Max Delgado: We don’t want anything from you.
Max Sheppard: Can I at least give you an explanation? And an apology?
Max Delgado: There’s not enough time in the day, and no amount of “I’m sorry”s will make amends to what you did. I will never forgive you, and how fucking dare you come to MY locker room when for the first time in my life, I have my baby sister, the girl YOU abandoned, here to cheer me on in my wrestling match. So you can get the hell away from my locker room.
Elena Delgado: Max…wait….
I look at her, as she’s looking at him. I see the tears welling up in both their eyes, as she steps by me, and towards him. She raises her arms, and wraps them around his neck in a hug.
Elena Delgado: I forgive you.
I see the tears start streaming down my father’s face when she says those words. I personally can’t believe what I’m seeing, but….I mean….I guess you could say it’s a touching moment. But still, fuck him. They break the hug after a moment, as he looks at her, still sobbing.
Max Sheppard: can’t tell you how sorry I am for everything.
Max Delgado: Wait, how did you even know Elena was here?
There’s an awkward pause.
Elena Delgado: Mom told him…
I look at Elena, then at my father, confused as all hell.
Max Sheppard:…took your advice, Max. I called to check on them, and to apologize to your mother. She told me Elena was coming to the show, so I wanted to do this in person. I really do want this family to be whole again.
That….that sentence sets me off.
Max Delgado: Whole again? WHOLE AGAIN? The only reason we’re broken is because YOU broke us! YOU LEFT! ABANDONED US! And you left all the responsibility to fall on ME! I was just a fucking kid, but you made me the man of the house! I wasn’t fucking ready. I needed my damn father to show me how to do things, but you….oh you were too busy with your business life to give a damn about us. There are things…nightmares that I have had all my life because you couldn’t be a man and fucking stay! So, don’t you DARE come to me with wanting this family to be “whole again” because we are whole, the three of us. You, however, are not a part of that. So, this little attempt to make amends was the last. I will associate with you here because I have to, but that’s it. TAhere will be no more talking about home stuff, and when I marry Carmen, you won’t be invited. Now, I’m going to spend time with my sister before I have to go. I don’t care where the hell you go, but you’re not staying here.
Elena has come back in the locker room, and I swing the door close, shutting it in my father’s face. I crumble against the door, sobbing from the emotion I’m feeling. Elena just kneels down and holds her arms against me.
Elena Delgado: I had no idea you felt that way. I mean, I know you had your resentment towards him, but…
I quickly try to bury my emotion, and dry my eyes.
Max Delgado: It’s fine.
Elena Delgado: No, it’s not fine, bro bro. You don’t talk like that when it’s “fine.” Please, talk to me.
Max Delgado: What do you want me to say?
Elena Delgado: I don’t know. I just…I hate seeing you like this. After everything we’ve een through. I know you are protective of me, but I’m just as protective of you. Max, you saved my life, I will always be here for you.
I kiss her forehead.
Max Delgado: Thanks for that, mi hermana.
She smiles softly, as she looks at me.
Eleana Delgado: Have you…told anyone about our past? Like…everything that happened?
Max Delgado: No, the most people know is that mom and dad divorced cause he put his career in front of his family.
Elena Delgado: Well, just after seeing you like that…maybe you should talk to someone about it.
Max Delgado: It’s not my place to say anything about it, and it’s not something I want to talk about.
Elena Delgado: Maybe, but you’re the one with the platform to say something about it that people will listen to. If our story can help even one person, it’s worth putting it out there.
Max Delgado: Are you sure?
Elena Delgado: People need to know the type of person I’ve gotten to see all these years. I know you try to be this tough hard ass here, but I know what you’re truly made of. Besides, it might add a little motivation for you in this match, and that’s always a good thing.
Max Delgado: I guess you’re right.
Elena Delgado: Of course I am!
We laugh, as we sit back on the couch. She looks at me with a raised eyebrow.
Elena Delgado: Hey, can I ask a favor?
Max Delgado: Sure thing, sis.
Elena Delgado: After you and Carmen both win your matches, could you possibly…wait till you’re not around me before you start the making out and al that? I love the both of you, but I don’t need to see all of that.
Max Delgado: I..didn’t realize you had a problem with it.
Elena Delgado: Oh yeah, the thing I wanna watch is my brother making out with someone. Like I said, love ya both, but I’d rather be in my room before I have to deal with all that.
Max Delgado: Haha, I’ll try my best.
Elena Delgado: I appreciate it.
We sit back and relax on the couch.
Trigger Warning: The following scene deals with the topic of suicide. Just wanted the reader to be aware before reading forward. Hope you all enjoy.
The camera zooms in on the ring, where we see a lone ladder set up in the middle. I slide into the ring, and look up at the top of the ladder. I give the camera a glance, before I start climbing the rungs of the ladder. With each rung, saying a word.
Max Delgado: Determination. Discipline. Motivation. Confidence. Emotion. Family. Crusade.
With that, I reach the top of the ladder. I sit on top of the ladder, as I look out. I take a deeeep breath, and let it out before I start talking.
Max Delgado: It’s time I tell you a little story. It was a few years ago. You see, my dad had left, leaving it just me, Elena, and our mother. Now, a divorce is hard enough for any family, and that’s not why I hate my father so much. You see…
I hesitate for a moment, but continue on.
Max Delgado: You can say that it was the fact my father put his career before his family. You could say it was my mother finally having enough. But to my sister Elena? There was only one reason my parents got divorced….and that was her. I watched as my baby sister fell into this downward spiral, doing everything to try and stop it, feeling so damn helpless cause nothing I tried seemed to work.
I feel the tears ih my eyes wellig up, as my nose sniffles.
Max Delgado: Then..I swear, it plays like a nightmare i my mind. Walking in, and seeing my baby sister staring down the barrel of a hand gun…I got there just in time..I found out she was seconds away from pulling the trigger, and I would have lost my baby sister forever. And that’s just not something I ever want to do. From that day on, I promised I would do whatever the hell I could do to make her happy, to make sure she knows I don’t know what I’d do without her. She’s not just my little sister, but one of my best friends. She welcomed Carmen with open arms, and already treats her like a sister. And now, she’s here to watch me fight for the first time in our lives. I guess my point of all this is…if you have a friend or family member that is going through hard times, it doesn’t take much to send a text, give them a call, stop by to just say “hey, i’m here for you. I love you. You have more value than you know.You never know when it will be too late, and all you will be left with is a memory.
I recompose myself, drying my eyes and clearing my throat.
Max Delgado: So, Jenn, now you see why this match means so much to me. II’m not just fighting for myself. I’m fighting for so much more. I told you on Riot I do’t respect you. That’s true. I mean how could I when the only thing you’ve done worth noting is being the ex-wife of Eddie Lopez? You’re like the…fifth or sixth famous Lopez-Makarios-whateverthfuck you wanna call yourselves. Sure, yeah, you beat Alexis to win the title, every dog has it’s day, and even a blind squirrel can find a nut. In short, it was a fluke, and you’re honestly a disgrace to that championship’s lineage. Amelia Emery, Jack Russow, Nick Madison…hell, even Cleo fuckin’ Phillips herself. They all brought prestige to the championship, all for it to be draped around the waist of such a….well..a failure. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at the facts.
I readjust myself atop the ladder.
Max Delgado: Sure, you and Dylan Howell won the tag titles…the titles of a dead division. Want proof of that? They retired the damn things after you won them. So that’s pretty much worthless. And so then you won the United title, but what have you done since then? Answer, not a damn thing. You’ve simply just not been around. Then you gonna try to step to me and say some shit like “I respect you” right. Just accept the fact you’re gonna lose that title at Crusade, ad you can fade back into obscurity while the only Lopez with actual talent, Gracie, shows the rest of you how a real star shines.
I start climbing down the ladder, as I continue.
Max Delgado: You really aren’t ready for this. You’re not ready for what I’m willing to do to walk away with the title. You don’t know all the ways I can use the ladder to make you hurt and cry out in pain. Oh, I’m going to have so much fun with this one. It is right up my alley. I don’t really know how else I can put this. You’re just not ready for this, and you never will be. You can call it being cocky, being arrogant, confident, whatever. I just know that I’m going to be the one walking out of Barcelona with the United Championship. This is going to be a huge moment for me. Carmen is going to win the Collateral Damage Championship, then I’m going to win the United Championship…and you best believe there’s gonna be one hell of a celebration. Hey, maybe you can go and take care of Alexis after she gets her ass kicked by Corey Bull. Not condoning what he’s been doing, just don’t think she stands a chance against him.
I get down to the bottom of the ladder, as I walk in front of it, walking to the ropes and looking out at the camera.
Max Delgado: Tonight could be a night of new champions, a night where legends are born, and careers are made. Tonight could be the beginning of new eras, and one team will have control of everything and all the bragging rights. I’ve made my stance clear as to who I’m going with for that match, but to reiterate, it damn sure ain’t the bitch boys known as Antithesis. Oh, excuse me…bitch boys and bitchette. Pretty much every match on this card is bound to be a barn-burner as the old timers would say. But it’s this match, the United Title match that’s going to steal the damn show. Not really for being ahard fought back and forth contest, no no. But for being the utter and complete domination of Jennifer Makarios-Lopez by the one and only Max Fuckin’ Delgado. I don’t just want this win, I NEED this win. I will legitmate myself, and prove that I belong to be i this position. I didn’t need anyone in this business to get where I am. I made it on my own. I didn’t have the luxury of being part of some big bullshit wrestling family. I busted my ass to get hre, and there’s no way in hell I’m leaving Barcelona without the PWS: APEX United Championship.
I pause, then speak in a low, slow tone.
Max Delgado: When ashes fall…legends rise. It’s time to prepare for your fall, as I’m preparing to rise. So come, come and feel my rage.
I say the last few words with intensity, as the footage ends.
Post by Jennifer Makarios -Lopez on Dec 18, 2022 23:27:52 GMT -5
“Flashback: Lopez for life”
September 12th 2018…
(2018 was a massive year for Jenn in wrestling, but her personal life was a bit on the rocky side. With Eddie on the road doing his wrestling, what’s left of it, and Jenn on the road too, it’s wreaked havoc on their marriage with them seeing each other 3 or 4 hours a week. A couple of days ago, they got the papers for a divorce, reluctantly but it needs to be done. We see Jenn at the table looking at the papers and flipping between pages before Jorge, who was alive at the time, approaches the table, putting his hand on her shoulder.)
Jorge: Are you sure you want to do this?
Jenn: Yeah, I think it’s for the best. I mean we don’t see each other and it’s weighing in on us and when we do, we’re either sleeping or having small arguments. They seem minor but I don’t want it to lead to something that makes us hate each other, I’d rather nip it in the bud before it gets to that point. I know if I do this, I’m gonna get hate from a lot of people….
Jorge: Who cares what they say? I stopped caring what people thought of me years ago and It’s for the better. Look when I wrestled, I had those people who hated on me for no reason, Of course, times were different then but still, the point is you can’t allow people to control your decisions. If that’s the decision that you want to make, it’s yours. You’re a grown woman, a strong independent woman.
(She looks at the signature line for a moment, hesitating. As she goes to sign, Jorge looks at her.)
Jorge: I want you to know, when you make this final… you’re gonna be a Lopez still because I want you to have the name. I don’t care if you use it as a hyphenated name or not. You’re always going to be part of this family…
(She looks up at him for a moment, but she knows he’s in a middle of a talk and she didn’t want to interrupt him.)
Jorge: Since meeting you, it’s been fun watching you grow into who you are now. When I first met you you were this person who didn’t know what they wanted to do in life and was directionless. I know you’d never admit that but you were, you didn’t know what you wanted to do, and you gave wrestling a try, and look at you now. You also grew a relationship with Gracie, and it’s been fun watching that grow too…from being strangers to adopting her as your own.
Jenn: I told her I was never going to replace her mom but she needed a strong woman in her life and since she was on the road with me, I figured I’d do that. For safety and for my conscience. She was 15 at the time when I adopted her and I never regretted it, and I never will.
Jorge: I always thought it was the best decision. Mostly because my road days are done and Eddie’s is winding down, and what if something happened to her? You know? It would take us a while to get there.
(Jenn nods her head in agreement before looking down at the papers once again. She loves the idea of being a Lopez for life and how Jorge will make sure of it which makes signing these papers easier since he wants her part of the family. She signs those divorce papers before looking up at him.)
Jenn: Before you worry, he and I don’t want anything from each other. I know how messy stuff like this gets, and I just want him to have happiness and vice versa. That’s all I want. I know some people are going to be angry that I signed this but it needed to be done.
Jorge: Let them be angry. They don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors, this is your life, not theirs. Divorce is not easy on anybody and you don’t need outside voices trying to tell you how to live YOUR life. As long as this makes Eddie and you happy, to hell with what others say.
(Jenn smiles giving her father-in-law, which she’s still going to call him no matter what, a big hug. With all the trust issues she has with men, she trusts him 100 percent. As the scene comes to a close with them hugging.)
“2 Lopez’s born at once”
(A newborn cry fills the air as the baby is seeking attention from their parents. And we see Jenn the first one to appear. She has her magic touch and the baby quiets down for the moment. Soon we see Eddie Jr show up alongside his now fiance to check up on the baby as well. The baby is not even 4 days old and everything is thrown out of whack because of the baby’s early arrival with Christmas time drawing near, it’s always hectic this time of year to start. Soon, Eddie showed up to gather around the newborn. There’s another baby too but they remain silent.)
Eddie sr: Any idea what you guys are going to name him?
Eddie Jr: Javier and the other one Carlos.
(Eddie jr points to the other baby with a smile on his face, a proud papa smile.)
Jenn: I thought they would be born after Christmas but I’m glad they’re here and healthy! Think of it this way, they’re gonna spend their first Christmas here and not in the hospital or still inside her.
Lucia: They get to see grandparents too.
(Just like Eddie Jr, Lucia’s English isn’t very good and with her thick accent, it’s somewhat hard to understand but Jenn understood the grandparent part and grew the warmest smile ever. It’s the same smile when Manny was born. In her mind, these are her babies, Javier, Carlos, and Manny. She also knows the boundaries too and she won’t overstep but having kids around is fulfilling for Jenn. for a moment she looks down at the baby thinking about the future this kid will have.)
Jenn: That’s true, they showed up early so they can enjoy our wackiness. I know they won’t remember it, but it’s good enough for a family picture.
(Javier drifts off into dreamland, as the 4 of them move their convo to the living room, so the babies can sleep but they won’t sleep for too long.)
Eddie Sr: You know people are gonna start using "grandma" as an attack on you.
Jenn: Here’s the thing, I’m still somewhat “young” and every time I walk down the street I always get head turns when I say I’m a grandma, but I honestly don’t care anymore you know? It used to bother me the first 6 months of Manny’s life but I’m grown to embrace the role. When I found out I couldn’t have kids, I realized that grandkids were my only source to fill that hole left behind by that, I have 3 grandbabies now and I’m happy. If THEY have a problem with it, they can fuck off. They’re not going to ruin my happiness because they want to be judgemental. Go be judgemental to someone who cares, because I don’t.
Eddie Sr: That’s a perfect answer! You’ve come a long way, and embracing being a grandparent isn’t easy. I know it was simple for me because I was ready for it.
Jenn: It wasn’t because I wasn’t ready, because I was. I knew what I was getting into when I became part of this family, but it was just judgment from other people. Let’s be honest here, there’s a lot of negativity these days and those people want to ruin other people's lives for their own personal satisfaction, but I don’t give a shit anymore you know? I don’t pay attention to that shit anymore.
Eddie Sr: You and me both. See the best part of being retired, I don’t have to put up with the BS. I can finally live a drama-free life with the grandkids and wake up whenever I feel like it!
(Eddie Jr can be seen rolling his eyes sarcastically at his father’s statement about waking up whenever he wanted, but Eddie Jr has that work ethic that reduces his sleep hours. So, like Gracie he doesn’t sleep much, he just works. Workaholics are the name of the game for this family, they rarely take days off. Lucia leaves the group to go lay down since she’s tired, Eddie Jr would soon follow, leaving the 2 grandparents there.)
Eddie: You gonna tell Lexi the babies were born?
Jenn: Not right now, she has a match to worry about with Corey and I don’t want to distract her from that. I figured It’ll be a surprise for her when Christmas comes around.
Eddie: You know the last time you did that, she accused you of sleeping with EJ….
Jenn: I don’t see that being much of an issue now, I mean she knows I can’t have kids and you don’t want anymore. Unless she thinks babies fall from the sky or something out of this world….
(Jenn shrugs her shoulders a bit.)
Eddie: I mean I get she’s going through stuff but that was kinda stupid she did that. Like EJ is twice your age….
(Jenn slaps Eddie across the chest with a wrestling-like chop out of annoyance.)
Jenn: Exucseeee meeeeee!
(Eddie shakes his head before he chuckles a bit, she does the same as well.)
Jenn: That’s what you get for trying to say I’m chasing 21-year-olds! I’m not a cougar. That’s something old people who have low self-esteem and nothing else to do with themselves, and I’m not.
Eddie: We can talk about this or babies all night if we wanted to but you haven’t talked about the match yet, how are you feeling about that?
Jenn: I tried to show this kid respect and he didn’t want it, I mean it’s cool I guess. It just shows me that kids today lack respect and I’m not going to beat it into him because honestly, it’s not worth my time. I know he’s going to run his mouth about me and say that I should retire or that this or whatever, I don’t care what someone like him has to say about me. He wants this title? Cool, I’m not going to cry over it.
(Jenn shrugs her shoulders.)
Jenn: Over the years, I’ve dealt with people like him. Little cocky shits who act like the world revolves around them and everyone who should bend the knee to them. If it seems like I’m bored it’s because I am, I’m bored of people like him who have the same personalities. People who act like things should just be handed to them without working for it, and just it doesn’t get under my skin anymore like it used to. It’s not worth my time to interact with them or try to talk sense into them it’s just not worth it. Look I get it as the vet i should be one to tell them that’s not how things work around here but people like him are lost causes.
Eddie: I don’t think he’s a lost cause, I think he needs to be pointed in the right direction and I don’t think his dad is doing that. He’s just letting his kid run wild.
Jenn: What’s the point? I doubt he even knows what respect means. Let me tell you a story. When I first came into this family, and when I met your dad, he demanded respect because he earned it. Over the years the respect I had for him started to grow, to a point where he trusted me with stuff that he wanted to get off his chest.
(Eddie nods his head with a small smile on his face. His dad DID demand respect everywhere he went because he earned it rather it be in wrestling or everyday life. 9 times out of 10 people would give it to him, and if they didn’t he didn’t bother looking or talking to that person.)
Jenn: Right before I signed the papers for the divorce, your dad and I sat at the table for almost 4 hours talking about life, talking about the future, talking about grandbabies that were to come and we also talked about the Lopez last name. Long story short, he told me to keep the name. He saw much respect and hard I’ve put in, i never asked for it. But he’s the first person to ever sit down with me and tell me face-to-face how important i was to the family..
Eddie: Oh yeah, I remember that when you told me after he left.
Jenn: And I know the Makarios’ did the same thing but stuff got messed up and thrown around and yeah… I don’t wanna get into that. But anyway, I know Max will try to throw my name around and say some empty garbage about it. But he doesn’t realize how hard I worked for everything I got in my life. I was given a second chance and I rebuilt my life for the better when I moved to the states on nothing but a bag of clothes, yeah Makarios tried to help but I wanted to do things my way and I did.
Jenn: That’s why this title means so much to me, from coming from a different country, rebuilding my life being stuck in the women’s division, being stuck in the tag team division to finally winning a worker man’s belt like this, and against my sister no less. I’ve come a long way in my career and in my personal life, and this championship proves it. I don’t care if i lose it or not. It’s always going to be in the history books that I won it and I beat a former world champion to do so, and that’s ok in my book. I don’t need to hold this for months on in and bore everyone with a boring title reign like some people. If I lose, It’s ok, I’ll pick myself up and I’ll get back in the ring again. If I win? I’ll do the same. Get back up and start training again, for the next title defense that’s who I am and I’m proud of who I am. I don’t need someone like max to tell me who the hell I am, I know who I am.
Eddie: A person that I’m damn proud of, go out there and kick some butt like you can!
(The scene comes to a close with the former married couple hugging on the couch as the newborn baby cries from upstairs, to which Eddie smiles. He loves having these babies around like Jenn does.)