Subject: SUMISSION FOR RAMPART BASE: Dixie, my sister?-the journey begins By Robin R. Neher
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 8:22 PM
Dixie, my sister?-the journey begins
By Robin R. Neher
Dix learns a family secret that could change her life and that of
John Gage forever in the first chapter of this series
"Morning, Dix." Paramedic Johnny Gage grinned as he and his
partner, Roy DeSoto came in for supplies.
"John, we have something we need to talk about." Dixie said,
her tone serious. "Roy, you might ought to ask Cap to get a
replacement for Johnny."
"Dix? Did something come up on his physical?" A concerned
"No, nothing like that." Dix assured the strawberry blond
medic. "Johnny, let's go into the lounge, huh?"
"Sure, Dix." Johnny replied, too growing concerned. "Later,
Once in the lounge, Dix shut the door.
"Johnny, you remember my parents, don't you?" Dix asked.
"Of course. Sir, Ma'am." Johnny greeted Jerry and Maxine
McCall. "Dix, what is this about?!"
"Sit down, John." Jerry said, quietly. "What we're about to tell
you may shock you."
Johnny pulled up a chair next to Dixie and sat down.
"Where to begin." Blond-haired Maxine sighed. "Johnny, Dixie
tells me you've been searching for your birth parents."
"That's right." Johnny nodded. "I was adopted by the Gages
when I was two days old."
"When I was nineteen, I gave birth to a baby boy. His father
was a Sioux Indian." Maxine sobbed. "I wasn't ready to raise a
baby then! So, I gave him up for adoption."
"You think?-" Johnny stammered.
"That you are that child." Dix finished. "Johnny, When I was
last home, I was searching through the attic when I came across
Dix handed Johnny an old birth certificate.
"Look at the date on there." Dix said.
"That's Johnny's birthday." Roy gasped, joining them.
"It's okay, Roy can know too." Johnny told the McCalls. "Roy,
Maxine thinks I may be a son she gave up for adoption. I may
be Dix's brother!"
"Johnny, will you take a DNA test to find out?" Maxine asked.
"I have to know."
"Maxine, we can't push Johnny into this." Roy said. "The
decision has to be his."
"I know." Maxine nodded. "I know the results could change
Johnny and Dixie's relationship as well as their lives forever.
Johnny, we know that this must be a shock."
"More then you'll ever know!" Johnny yelled. "I mean, I knew I
was adopted, but I never once thought that the head nurse of
this ER could be my sister! Maxine, can I have some time to
think this over?"
"Of course." Maxine nodded.
"LA, Squad 51, available." Roy reported into the HT in his hand
as he and Johnny left for the station.
THE END FOR NOW......