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You'll Be In My Heart

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Today Sonny got to pick up the girls from school while Amanda was working and he knew something was immediately off when the usually enthusiastic Jesse was quiet the whole ride home. He always looked forward to hearing her stories from school so he knew something must have happened if she didn’t want to talk. Once they got home he turned to Billie

 

“Billie honey why don’t you go play with your dolls while I talk to your sister okay?”

 

“Okay!” Billie says 

 

Sonny turns to Jesse and smiles



“Jesse honey,  I’m here whenever you want to tell me what’s bothering you.”



Jesse looks up at Sonny with tears in her eyes



“The kids at school were being really mean today.”



“Why is that?”



“Well we were talking about our families today so I told them all about Billie, and Momma, and you. I said you used to be my uncle but now you’re my daddy because you married Momma and adopted me.

 

“That’s right Jess.”

 

“And then they said that meant you weren’t my real dad but you are. The judge said so and momma said so, so that means it’s true!” Jesse cried out. 

 

“Hey Jess, honey it’s okay. I am your dad, nothing those kids say is going to change that.”

 

“Really?”

 

“Yeah”

 

Sonny wipes the tears from her eyes and continues

 

“Come stop your crying

It will be alright

Just take my hand

Hold it tight”

 

Jesse takes Sonny’s hand and squeezes it as tight as she could

 

“I will protect you

From all around you

I will be here

Don't you cry”

 

Jesse blinks back her tears and looks at her dad sincerely. Sonny continues

 

“For one so small

You seem so strong

My arms will hold you

Keep you safe and warm

This bond between us

Can't be broken”

 

Sonny has been there for Jesse since the day she was born. Their bond will never go away.

 

“I will be here don't you cry”

Jesse gives a small smile

 

“'Cause you'll be in my heart

Yes, you'll be in my heart

From this day on

Now and forever more”

 

Sonny will always be there for her

 

“You'll be in my heart

No matter what they say

You'll be here in my heart

Always”

 

“Daddy”

 

“Yeah Jess?”

 

“Why can't they understand the way we feel?”

 

“Well doll,”

 

“They just don't trust what they can't explain

I know we're different but deep inside us

We're not that different at all”

 

“Does that make sense?”

 

“I think so. I love you Daddy.”

 

“I love you too Jess. And if this ever happens again remember.”

 

“And you'll be in my heart

Yes, you'll be in my heart

From this day on

Now and forever more”

 

Sonny picks Jesse up and puts her in his lap so she’s looking him in the eye

 

“Don't listen to them

'Cause what do they know?

We need each other

To have, to hold.”

 

He loves his little girl and she loves him

 

“They'll see in time

I know”

 

Soon all the doubters will know that even if they aren’t biologically related Sonny loves Jesse as his own. Always has, always will

 

“When destiny calls you

You must be strong (you gotta be strong)

 

He knows Jesse is strong. Just like her mother

 

“I may not be with you

But you've got to hold on”

 

He can’t be at school with her but he hopes this will help her handle when things get difficult

 

“They'll see in time

I know

We'll show them together”

 

Jesse wraps her dad in a hug, tears forming in both of their eyes

 

'Cause you'll be in my heart

Believe me, you'll be in my heart

I'll be there from this day on,

Now and forever more”

 

Jesse breaks the hug and Sonny continues, showing his daughter how much he loves her

 

“Oh, you'll be in my heart (you'll be here in my heart)

No matter what they say (I'll be with you)

You'll be here in my heart (I'll be there) always”

 

Jesse nods her head. She knows he’s telling the truth

 

“Always

I'll be with you

I'll be there for you always

Always and always

 

Sonny squeezes Jesse’s hand. 

 

“Just look over your shoulder”

“Just look over your shoulder

Just look over your shoulder

I'll be there always.”

 

You’re the best Daddy in the world. I love you.”

 

Sonny kisses Jesse on the forehead

 

“I love you so much Jess. So much” 



And Jesse knew her dad was telling the truth. She would always be in his heart