The Answer Is Within You
The Answer Is Within You
Author: Twi-Ranger/Words: 1,068/Disclaimer: I don't own Chicago PD, the song lyrics (Titles), and the plot./Author's Notes: This story was given to me by red lightning. Hope I don't let you down. So enjoy guys. See if you guys can see the parallels here. I think that what its called.
The chapter title is from the song Within You by Ray LaMontagne. The story title is from Vivir Mi Vida by Mark Anthony. It's originally a Spanish song.
Uploaded: February 20, 2014
Erin Lindsay was pretty content with her life at twenty-five. She had a career she liked, a nice home, great friends. The only thing she had that made her rethink things was her boyfriend of two years, Chad Hartman. He wasn't the greatest boyfriend. He was the person she was before she met Voight and turned her life around. Her friends would ask her why she stayed with him, but she didn't want to break up with him. She felt a connection with him. She could relate to him.
Chad Hartman was an ass. That was all that could be said about him. He didn't treat Erin the way he was suppose to. He was always drinking. He didn't have a job, and lived with Erin. He didn't respect anyone. He was having sex with other women, while in a relationship with Erin.
Erin and Chad were lying down on their bed, in each other's arms. It was a rare moment when Chad was sober and acting like a decent person. They weren't doing anything except enjoying the silence.
There was loud knocking on the door. Erin stood up to answer, not before giving him a kiss on the lips. She opened the door and frowned when she saw police officers. They gave her a piece of paper; she knew what it was before reading it. It was a warrant to search their home. She stood there, frowning, as she watched the officers search their things.
"Chad!" she called, looking at her room door, but there was no answer. "Chad!"
One of the policemen entered the room and it was empty. He turned to her, and asked her where Chad was. She answered truthfully, telling him she did not know. She asked him what was happening, but he didn't tell her.
Groaning, she took out her phone and called a number she knew so well. "Voight, there are officers in my home, can you tell me why?"
Voight told her about Chad's friends, about the drugs, the selling, and the smuggling. Erin was shocked. She moved to sit down. She thought she knew Chad, but he had secrets she didn't know about. That was when she realized she was better off without him.
Erin was sitting on the floor. She was staring at the ceiling, as she counted the seconds. Chad had gotten four years in prison. His time had been shortened when he gave up his friends, and their partners. Erin broke up with him when the police had found them. She didn't even tell him face-to-face. He didn't deserve it, so she told the officer to tell him it was over.
Erin took a deep breath as she stood up and looked at the sink. The pregnancy test was there, and she could clearly see the two lines. She couldn't breath. She was freaking out. She couldn't think. She was pregnant. She was screwed.
Slowly, she stood up and walked to her bed. She stared at the ceiling, as the tears stared to fall down. She couldn't have a child. Her life was too complicated for a child.
She knew she had to tell Voight. She knew he would know what to do. He would help her. She closed her eyes and quietly started to cry.
Three years had past. Erin had given birth to a girl, Cassidy Ridley Lindsay. Erin loved her daughter. Cassie was like a mini version of Erin.
There was a knock on the door. Erin looked at her daughter, who was making her teddy bear dance, then at the door. Erin answered it and smiled when she saw who was in the other side.
"Cassie, look who's here," Erin called, a grin on her face.
The little girl rushed to the door, with a huge smile on her face. "Gwanpa Hanky!" She ran to hug the man, who kneeled down and hugged the little girl.
"Are you being good for mommy?" Voight asked, as he stood up with the girl in his arms.
Cassie nodded enthusiastically. "I good!"
Voight smiled, and looked at Erin. "How are you?"
"Great. This little girl helped with breakfast, didn't she?" Erin bragged, as they walked to the kitchen.
"You did?" Voight asked Cassie, faking the surprise.
"I elped," Cassie said shyly.
The three went to the kitchen and sat down. Erin set the plates down and they eat.
"What are you guys doing today?" Voight asked, as he helped Cassie with her food.
"Whatever she wants to do," Erin answered. It was Erin's day off, and she was spending it with her daughter.
"Gwanpa Hanky, come wit us," Cassie pleaded, looking at the man with big sad eyes.
Voight's own eyes widened, as he looked at Erin for help.
"Cass, Grandpa Hanky couldn't get out of work. Don't you want to spend the day with your mom?" Erin asked, a small smile on her face.
"Where is daddy?" Cassie asked the adults, who paled at the question.
"Cassie, your father is in a place where bad men were taken," Voight explained, trying to make her understand.
"Why?" Cassie asked innocently.
Erin looked at her father figure, not knowing what to say. Cassie was just three years old, and they didn't know how to explain drugs to her. They knew she didn't know anything. She didn't even know much about Erin and Voight's job. All she knew was that they saved people.
"He wasn't a good guy baby," Erin told her daughter.
Cassie frowned, but didn't say anything else. She watched shows and the kids had daddies. She wanted one too.
They finished breakfast, and Voight was getting ready to go to work. He knelt down and kissed the girl's forehead. "I'll bring you ice cream after work," he told her.
Cassie grinned, and nodded, giving the man a huge kiss on his cheek.
Voight waved the Erin and left. His smile wiped out of his face, and walked to his car to go to work.
In the apartment, Erin shook her head. Voight was a huge softy when kids where involved. She looked at her daughter. Erin liked her life. She wouldn't change it for the world.
"Cassie, lets go get you dressed up so we can go to the park," she told her daughter, who ran to her room.
Erin followed her, excited to spend the day with her daughter.
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