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*Warning* There is a LOT of explicit sex and language - Read at your own titillation- I mean risk.

Danielle is a beautiful, rich, and successful single mother who has been hurt one too many times. On the same night that she decides to give up on love, fate not only delivered to her the man of her dreams (Leonardo DiCaprio), it also sent her two new friends (Brandy & Maks). Just when things couldn't seem to get any better, the past rears its ugly head and threatens to take away everything she holds dear.


This is the FIRST edition in the "Unbreakable Bonds" series. The next is Brandy and Maks- A New York State Of Mind" and the last is Facing Your Destiny".Check the "End Notes" of each chapter for crossover info.

~:~:~:~:~:~Happy reading. ~:~:~:~:~:~


Rated: Mature Content
Retired
Categories: Miscellaneous
Characters: None
Classification: None
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Romance
Story Status: Active
Pairings: None
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Extreme Language, Graphic Violence, Homosexuality, Original Characters, Racism, Sexual Content , Strong Sexual Content , Work in Progress
Series: Unbreakable Bonds
Chapters: 126 Completed: No Word count: 258492 Read: 532462
Published: November 25 2011 Updated: October 07 2017
Story Notes:

"Copyright goes into effect automatically, even if a work is not published. For works created in 1978 or later, copyright protection persists for the life of the author plus 70 years."

Please, do not copy this story to any other sites. Thanks!

1. Cast Pictures by Leoslove [Reviews - 22] starstarstarstarstar (16 words)

Be sure to check back as the character list grows.

2. Fate by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (4816 words)

When Danielle decided to attend a charity event, she wasn't looking for love or friendship, but both found her. Is this fate, or a fairytale?

3. Giving In by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (8150 words)

Danielle and Leo are getting closer, and things are starting to heat up. Danielle, being the private person that she is does not like the intrusions of the paparazzi. Can her newfound friend Brandy help her through her doubts and fears, or will Danielle walk away before her heart gets invested? Is it too late?

4. From Sugar to Sh... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (694 words)

The more time Leo and Danielle spent together, the closer they got. They were having fun, and every thing was perfect until...

5. Truth Be Told... by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2112 words)

Danielle wakes up in the hospital completely confused. The racist nurse that she gets doesn't help matters. 

When they put their cards on the table, will Leo be able to push passed Danielle's hang ups, or will they end as quickly as they began?

6. ChChChanges... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1531 words)

Well, they got the news they've been waiting for; will it bring them closer together, or start tearing them apart?

7. Push & Pull... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (674 words)

A million thoughts are running through Danielle's mind, and right now, that's not a good thing. Leo was giving her the one thing she didn't need at that moment, and that's time to think...

8. Just Breathe... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (505 words)

I felt writer's block creeping in, so I had to come up with something quick. Enjoy!

9. Timing is Everything... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1797 words)

It's late, but I had to get this out. Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

10. Waxing Nostalgic by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1580 words)

Danielle has a little surprise for Leo; something that he never saw coming. Enjoy!

11. What I Need From You Is Understanding by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1800 words)

It's time for Danielle to answer Leo, one way or the other.

12. 90's Flashback... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1335 words)

Today was filled with preparations, both big and small.

13. Finally/Final by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2471 words)

I've been trying to pace myself, but I can't help it! LOL! I don't like unfinished business.

 *sigh* Here we go......

14. Truths Revealed by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1170 words)

This story is starting to take a dark turn. Truths will be revealed. Lines will be drawn. Wars will be started.

With Leo by her side, Danielle can't fail... or can she?

15. Permission Granted by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1397 words)

16. Reading is Fundamental by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1658 words)

The reading of Grandma's will; something for everyone.

17. Ultimate Betrayal by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (3709 words)

18. The Morning After by Leoslove [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (1999 words)

Is anything ever simple with these two?

19. Waiting and Debating by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2125 words)

20. A Promise Made, Is A Promise Kept by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2015 words)

21. For The Love Of Money by Leoslove [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (1756 words)

22. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1569 words)

23. One Down, One To Go by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1015 words)

I decided to break it up into two chapters. Enjoy!

24. All's Fair In Love And Sex by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1502 words)

Part 2. Enjoy!

25. Maybe, Baby... by Leoslove [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (1289 words)

I wanted to give you guys something before my day gets busy. I'll probably update later on, as well. Enjoy!

26. Breaking News by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1636 words)

I will do my best to complete and post the next chapter by the end of the day. Enjoy!

27. Tick! Tock! by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1311 words)

Okay, I had few minutes to finish and post. I'll go back and check for errors later.

Enjoy!

The results are in...

28. Extra! Extra! by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (707 words)

29. Too Good To Be True by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1929 words)

Someone better come up with a way to stop Geoffrey quick!

30. Pure Evil by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1847 words)

31. The Past Revisited by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2207 words)

32. Hard Choices by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2106 words)

33. Coming To Grips by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2957 words)

34. Judgement Day... by Leoslove [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4350 words)

It's complete. I'll get started on Maks and Brandy soon...

35. The Flipside by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1803 words)

I had planned to focus strictly on Brandy and Maks, but Leo and Danielle tie into their lives too well for me to just leave them out. So, the story will continue to focus on both couples, but Brandy and Maks' upcoming drama will take the fore front.

36. Decisions... Decisions by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (824 words)

I know it's short, but I had to get this out of the way to make a clear path for what's coming next.

37. You See Right Through Me... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1570 words)

Brandy's gone for now, but life goes on...

38. Born To Be Wild? by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2062 words)

Brandy makes contact, and a new friend. That friend's picture has been added to the cast list.

39. Lost & Found by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2615 words)

This chapter kind of broke my heart as I wrote it. It will give you a little more insight into Brandy's true mindset.

40. Starting Over by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (917 words)

41. Walls by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2229 words)

42. Moving On by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1725 words)

43. Do-Over by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2023 words)

44. Love Is In The Air... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1577 words)

45. The Pleasure's All Mine... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1440 words)

New characters, new drama, and kinky sex are on the horizon.

46. Parental Guidance... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2429 words)

47. Does The End Ever Justify The Means? by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2216 words)

48. Digging For Bones by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1320 words)

Some secrets unbury themselves, others have help.

49. What You Won’t Do For Love by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2289 words)

50. Baby Steps... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2212 words)

51. Breaking Through by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1379 words)

I know it's kind of short, but I had a lot to do today, and have lots more to do later. However, I wanted to put something together before tomorrow. Have a happy New Year, everyone! =)

52. Girl Talk... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1194 words)

53. Fancy Meeting You Here... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1106 words)

54. It's Official by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2000 words)

55. Faith by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1463 words)

56. Oh Ye Of Little... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1985 words)

57. Chapter 57 by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2244 words)

58. The Love Boat... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1616 words)

59. Destination... Honeymoon by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1313 words)

They finally made it to Hawaii. This chapter takes place after their first night there.

60. Movin' On Up... by Leoslove [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (1343 words)

61. An Offer She Couldn't Refuse... by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1108 words)

I just wanted to put something out before I get too busy with work, and the weekend. Hope you enjoy!

62. The Big Apple by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1196 words)

63. Would It Be So Bad? by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2576 words)

64. Options by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2152 words)

65. Home Sweet Home... For Now by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1461 words)

Pmgayles, I know you've been missing "Daneo", so I dedicate this chapter to you. =)

66. There Is No Such Thing As Coincidence by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2390 words)

67. Where Do We Stand? by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2526 words)

68. It's So Hard To Say Goodbye... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1545 words)

69. Surprise! by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1305 words)

70. What Do You Say? by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1229 words)

71. The Ties That Bind by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1738 words)

72. Cinderella Squared by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1330 words)

73. Stairway To Heaven... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1346 words)

74. When You Wish Upon A Star... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2197 words)

75. Consequences... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1770 words)

76. That's How You Know It's Love... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2155 words)

77. For You I Will... by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2515 words)

78. Family Reunion... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2942 words)

79. The Highest Cost... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1271 words)

80. The End Of The Ball... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1387 words)

81. Defense and Offense... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3040 words)

82. It's Raining Cats & Bitches... by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1406 words)

83. Warning Shots... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2429 words)

84. You've Got Me Going In Circles by Leoslove [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1410 words)

85. Don't Rain On My Parade... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (4074 words)

86. Growing Pains... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2003 words)

I didn't really have anything in mind when I started writing this chapter, but everything seemed to flow together, so I just went with it. Hope you all like it. Don't forget to review. Thanks! =)

87. The Sky's The Limit... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1139 words)

It's not long, but I had to force myself to get in the mood to write again. Hope you like it.

88. Up! Up! And, Get Away... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1971 words)

89. Just Another Day In Paradise... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3962 words)

There is so much coming up, and I can't wait to get to it ALREADY. LOL!!! But, first things first. I have to establish the whirlwind that is about to take place in the upcoming chapters. By now, you all should know that I LOVE drama... Well, in my stories, anyway. The true history of Melanie and Val's past has yet to completely surface. They have both been keeping secrets from their family, significant others, and yes, even each other. The results could be tragic. Read on... And, don't forget to review. =)

90. Time's Up... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1811 words)

91. He Who Laughs Last... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1798 words)

92. I Love It When A Plan Comes Together... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1975 words)

93. The Calm Before The Storm... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (1405 words)

I think a sex scene is long over due. Enjoy! =)

94. One Step Closer To My Destiny... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2984 words)

95. Closure... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1340 words)

Okay, I'm done for the night. LOL!

96. Opening Wounds One Truth At A Time... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1709 words)

I thank God that my real life is peaceful, because my imagination never is... LOL!

Here we go...

97. Last Resorts... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2321 words)

I have prewritten a few stories and I was actually going to use this storyline to segue into another story once I finished this one, but I figured why wait.

98. For The Record... by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3674 words)

I think I'm in love... with the newest set of characters that is. Enjoy!

99. It's A Lady's Prerogative... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2641 words)

100. If I Trust You... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3167 words)

I was kind of struggling with this chapter. It took a minute for me to become inspired again, but I think it turned out okay. You decide.

101. You Were Warned... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2236 words)

102. Choosing Sides... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3531 words)

103. The Set Up... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1533 words)

This is just a quickie to establish the next chapter. Enjoy! =)

104. The Sit Down... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2980 words)

105. All I Need Is You... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2203 words)

It's been too long... Enjoy! =)

106. Truth=Fiction=Truth... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2900 words)

107. A Little Help From Above... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2012 words)

108. Black & White... by Leoslove [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2539 words)

109. "It Won't Just Go Away If You Ignore It." by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1093 words)

This chapter basically provides a little insight into Melanie's constant change of mind & moods.

110. When A Lie Will Do... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (4066 words)

111. A Blast From The Past... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2978 words)

If you just so happen to be reading this chapter because it’s connected to ‘Facing Your Destiny’, or ‘A New York State Of Mind’, and you have not read this story (Love Reawakened), I highly recommend that you read chapters 45 & 46 BEFORE you read this chapter. Also, for those who have been keeping up with this story from day one, you may want to re-read those chapters because one of the characters who hasn’t made an appearance in a very long time is deeply involved.


~.~.~.~.~Happy reading~.~.~.~.~

112. I Heard It Through The Grapevine... by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1028 words)

113. Who? by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2609 words)

114. Redemption... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (590 words)

This is just a FILLER chapter to get things going. A longer update will follow shortly. =)


~.~.~.~.~.Happy Reading.~.~.~.~.~

115. Reunited... by Leoslove [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1716 words)

116. Wake Up Call... by Leoslove [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2736 words)

Two words: Brace yourselves...

117. Prepping For Battle.... by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1237 words)

This is just a filler chapter. Enjoy!

118. Lines In The Sand... by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2724 words)

Hola! I know. I know. It's been a while, but love and life have been doing a number on me. I'm finally starting to find my mojo again, so here we go...

119. The Truth Of The Matter Is.. by Leoslove [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3957 words)

Hola, Dolls. I know the update came a lot later than I first projected, but unfortunately my free time and inspiration have not been meshing well lately. Nevertheless, here we go...

120. Everything Comes With A Price... by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1749 words)

I know it's been a long, long, LOOOOOOOONG time since I've last updated, but a lot has happened in my personal life, and when I finally got the urge to write, the power supply died on my favorite computer (the one with ALL my notes and future storylines) and the computer I'm using now started acting a plum fool.

*bright side* My computer's finally running properly, my hubby-to-be is doing fine, and my fingers are itching so shall we? 

121. Dinner, Dignity, & Decisions... by Leoslove [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (1844 words)

Why didn't anyone tell me that I hadn't updated this story in over a year? LOL! I must have been having fun because time sure was flying. Well, you guys know how I do... Let the drama begin.

122. "Dessert, Anyone?" by Leoslove [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarhalf-star (963 words)

Heeeeeeey!!!!! I know it's been a minute so I had to come back and redip my feet. I trust that everyone is well, so let's get to it....

123. Break Every Chain... by Leoslove [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1575 words)

Whew! I had to fight my way back to this story! Hello, good people! =) Long time no read. I know I have been a little lazy with my updates, but I'm trying to do better. Well, as usual when I'm away for too long, I have to come back and dip my toes before I just plunge right on in, soooo, here we go. ;)

124. #BLM... by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (6972 words)

It's been way too long and mentally I could not update Facing Your Destiny until I updated this story. Initially, I wrote a chapter that sent Alana close to Hell, and then I wrote a cookie cutter chapter with the intentions of saving the drama for FYD, and then all these shootings started back up and let's just say #BlackLivesMatter

 

Shall we?

125. Panda Panda Panda by Leoslove [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1950 words)

I tell you, if one story doesn't grab me, then the other one will and sometimes I can't update one until I update the other. Does that make sense? LOL! Well, now that my emotions have been temporarily released from this story, I can finally wrap my mind around FYD, so if you happen to be a reader of both stories (THANK YOU!!!!), then you should be getting an update on that one really soon.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program...

126. "Thing 1 and Thing 2" by Leoslove [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3744 words)

Hola, everyone! Despite inspiration knocking ever so lightly, it’s still been a loooong minute since I updated this particular story. Honestly, every time I tried, I remembered just how hard and time consuming it is to write, so I put it back on the backburner… for over a year. Yikes! For those who have been checking for updates, I apologize and I’ll try to do better, especially for those who take the time at the end of each chapter to engage and or encourage me to keep going (It helps like you wouldn’t believe!). I truly thank everyone who has taken the time to even just read this story. When it was nothing more than a concept, I would have never dreamed that I would get over half a million reads. That’s crazy amazing! Thank you all again!!!!!  Now back to business…


Changes: I am taking creative license and aging the twins Gabriel and Desiree to 10. I loved their cuteness as little ones, but frankly I don’t feel like writing for them at a younger age; besides, they’ve got too much to do!


Also, since Photobucket has decided to play the role of ‘hostage taker #1’ with most of my photos, I’ve been forced to find alternative pictures which led to me to change directions as far as inspiration for a couple of characters. Instead of using Nia Long as Danielle, I’ve chosen Keri Washington; and I’ll most likely change Jessie to someone a little more mature looking. I know there are some people could not care less about cast photos, just as I know there are some people (like myself) who look forward to them. Anywho, thanks again to those who have been rocking with me on this journey since day one, and to those who happened to find me along the way.


~Much love to you all!~

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.