“What are you going to do?” Brad, my boyfriend of 3 years, asked me when I told him that I was pregnant.
“Me, what do you mean. It takes 2 people to make a baby,” I say looking at him in pure disbelief. How could he do this to me, its like he doesn’t remember that he said that we would be together forever, I guess it was dumb of me to think that I could believe him.
“Ok, yeah, that’s true, but I’m not ready to be a father, I’m still in high school,” he says yelling at me. I stand up and look him in the face.
“And think I’m not,” I say yelling at him, he gets up and stares straight in my face.
“Ok, there’s a simple solution, to this,” he said calming down and sitting I look at him confused, “You could have an abortion,” I stare at him in disbelief that he would even say that. “What I trying to say is that you dont want a kid and I dont want a kid, a least right now, and if you get an abortion now then we can go on with our lives like none of this ever happened.” He said smiling at me and grabbed my hand.
“I can’t believe you, you want me to have an abortion, and forget that this ever happened. No, I’m not gonna do it,” I say taking my hand out of his and starting to walk towards the door, “and if you dont want to be in the babies life then so be it.” I say when I going out the door.
“Well, maybe this wouldn’t have happened if you were on the pill!” He yells at me when I start to get to my car.
“I am, maybe it would have happened if you listened to me when I said that I couldn’t because I had to get more!” I say to him getting into my car and driving home. I got home and ran to my room, and fell on my bed crying. I can’t believe this is happening, the man that I thought I was going to spend my whole life with just, broke my heart.
I woke up to a bright light on my face, I didn’t realize that I fell asleep, I get up and walk downstairs, and I see my mom at the kitchen cooking breakfast, I go downstairs and give her a kiss on the cheek, “Hey, mom,” I say sitting down on the stool by the island.
“Hi, how was your date with Brad yesterday?” My mom asked putting food on a plate and giving me a food.
“It was good,” I say taking the plate and a fork and start playing with my food with a frown before my mom could say anything my dad came downstairs.
“Hey, there’s my 2 beautiful women,” my dad says kissing my mom on the cheek then walks over to me and kisses me on top of my head.
“Hey dad,” I say, looking up at him. I see mom looking at me with a worried look on my face.
“Whats wrong, sweetheart,” mom says giving dad a plate of food then looking back at me.
“Brad and I broke up yesterday,” I say looking up at her, and I can feel the tears trying to come when I remember what happened.
“Oh, sweetie, I’m so sorry, why did you guys break up?” My mom asked running over to me and giving me a hug.
My dad gave me a hug too, “I knew I didn’t like him, why did he do it?” He said pulling away from the hug.
“I dont want to talk about it,” I say looking down at my hands, they nod their heads and go back to eating.
“Well I feel like we need something to cheer you up,” my dad says looking at me. I nod my head and he gives a little smile, “ok, well your Aunt Ruth and Jeff are coming today.” My dad said looking back at his food taking a bite of his bacon. I look up smiling I love aunt Ruth and my cousin Jeff, Ruth is my moms younger sister, she had Jeff when she was still in high school, Jeff is only a year older than me.
Later in the day, we drive to the airport to get Aunt Ruth and Jeff, we see their plane land and we are waiting by the gate to get them, I see Aunt Ruth, she has chocolate brown eyes and short brown hair, she’s a little shorter than me at 5′4" and I’m 5′7", I see her smile when she sees me then I see Jeff, he takes after Ruth, looks wise, I mean.
“Hey, there’s Lissa,” Jeff said giving me a hug, then gives my parents a hug, while I give Aunt Ruth a hug.
“Hey, its so nice to see you guys again,” my mom says while we walk to the baggage claim. They get their bags and we go to the car. We drive home so that Ruth and Jeff can take a nap because they came all the way from Hawaii, and they have an early flight. I see Aunt Ruth sitting on the bed reading a book.
“Hey, Melissa, how are you? Hows that boyfriend of yours?” She says when she sees me, I walk in and she pats a spot next to her telling me to come and sit next to her.
“I’m good, except me and Brad broke up yesterday,” I say sitting down on the edge of the bed next to her. She looks at me with a sad expression and gives me a hug.
“Oh, why did you guys break up?” She asks while pulling out of the hug, I just look at her and I decided that since she went through the same thing as me maybe she can give me some advice as to what I should do.
“I’m pregnant,” I say trying to hold back tears that were threatening to come out. But, there’s one tear that betrayed me and falls down my cheek, Aunt Ruth brushes the tear away and then they all started to fall.
“Oh, baby, what did he say when you told him?” She asks giving me a hug and I cry into her shoulder. We stay like that for a couple of minutes and when my cries become whimpers, Aunt Ruth pulls out of the hugs and looks at my face, and I tell her what happened yesterday.
“Did you tell your parents yet?” She asks and I shake my head. I dont know how they would react, everyone didn’t react well when Aunt Ruth said that she was pregnant with Jeff. But I have to take a chance and tell them, their gonna find out sooner or later.
“But I’ll tell them today over dinner,” I say looking at Ruth and she nods her head, I get up to leave so then she can take a nap. I go to my room and lay down on my bed, and fall asleep.
We wake up and then get in the car and drive to a restaurant, we order and eat our food. while eating I look at my parents and their all happy, I dont want to ruin the night, I think to myself. Then I look at Aunt Ruth and she’s looking at me waiting for me to say something.
“Um....the reason me and Brad broke up is that......um..I’m p-p-pregnant,” I say looking at my hands, we sit there for a couple of minutes in silence, the awkward type of silence. I look up and see my dad sitting there with a surprised face when I look over at my mom and she looks angry.
“Well talk about this when we get home.” My mom says and I nod and we continue to eat. When we’re done eating my parents pay and we drive home my aunts holding my hand the entire way.
“What do you mean you’re pregnant?” My mom asked when we got into the house and I sat down with Aunt Ruth next to me still holding my hand.
“I’m pregnant,” I said shrugging my shoulders and looking at my hands on my lap, my aunt squeezes my hand to tell me that she’s on my side like she always has been, anytime I’ve gotten in trouble Aunt Ruth has always been on my side.
My mom stops pacing and stands right in front of me, “you’re getting an abortion.” she says staring at me.
“No, I’m not,” I say looking up at her with tears in my eyes. She sighs and starts to pace around the room, my dad sitting down in his chair, looking angry at me.
“You will, I won’t have a daughter who has a baby at 16 and, and makes this family the laughing stake, of the town.” My mom says standing by my father, my mother has always cared about what people thought of her, she won’t let me do anything that could make her humiliated.
“No, I won’t!” I say yelling at my mom and standing up, my aunt lightly squeezes my hand and I calm down.
“Yes, you will!” My father yelled it surprised me because this is the first time I’ve heard him yell. I look at my mom and dad then at Aunt Ruth and Jeff who is sitting next to me with his arm around my waist. I lean on to his shoulder and the tears start to fall as I silently cry.
“If she doesn’t want to, then she doesn’t have to,” My aunt says standing up and looking at my parents.
“Then I want her out of my house and to never return,” my mom says and I stare at them in disbelief. My mom leaves and my dad is not far behind, this tells me that the conversation is over.
“It’s okay you can come and live with me and Jeff,” My aunt said sitting back down and grabbed my hand. I just nod and go upstairs and to my room, I start to pack my stuff and when I’m done I just lay down in my bed and cry myself to sleep.