It’s been a couple of weeks since Christmas. It’s always my favorite time of the year when I get to see all my Uncles, Aunts, cousins, and Grandparents but it’s never the same when Dad isn’t there. He has been gone for 5 months now so everything is back to deployment ‘normal’. Hunter and Tanner are still home and Tanner was staying here most of the time. School was back and I was still the same get through the day kind of person. Aunt Alex and Uncle Ruben moved in so Audrey is there with me and TJ and Logan being the nice people they are, catch my sarcasm, come and sit with us at lunch. “I’m home Mom.” I called from the front door.
“In the kitchen, Sweetheart.” She called back. I walked into the kitchen holding a sleeping Asher. “How was your day?” She asked looking up from where she was cutting coupons from the news paper.
“Uneventful. I just have been feeling a little sick lately.” I sighed shifting Asher in my arms.
“Do you want to go to the doctor?” She said taking her glasses off.
“Nah, I’ll get over it soon.” I smiled at her. She sighed.
“Don’t turn into your father were he doesn’t go till he has to be hospitalized with pneumonia.” She laughed with a serious tone.
“I know Ma. If I don’t get better soon I will go to the doctor soon.” I nodded as I started to walk to my room. I laid Asher down on my bed before I went and turned on the TV. I took my books out and started on my homework as Asher snuggled to my comforter……
My phone rang causing Asher to wake up. I gently sat him down on the floor by his toys before I answered it.
Tanner* Hey Baby
I closed my science book smiling.
Tanner*How are you? I feel like I haven’t seen you in forever.
Me* You just saw me this morning. You slept over last night.
Tanner* Yeah but that’s like forever ago. I miss you.
Me*Aw now I’m not going to be able to finish my homework because of you.
Tanner*Why can’t you finish your work?
Me* Because that’s one of the sweetest things I ever heard.
Tanner*See I’m just a big sweetheart.
Me*I already knew that.
I ran my fingers over the locket that hung around my neck.
Tanner* See you even know that.
Me*Your so weird.
Tanner* I know, that’s why you love me.
Me*Yeah I guess. I thought it was just because you were cute.
Tanner* You thought I was hot.
Me* No your puppy cute.
Tanner* No way, I’m hot.
Me* Someone is cocky today.
Tanner* Only for you, Baby.
Me*Okay I think your still puppy cute, but I love puppy cute. Are you happy now?
Tanner*Yes very happy now.
Me* I wonder sometimes about you…..
Tanner*Now how is being weird?
Me* Still you.
Me*Yup. You’re my weird boyfriend.
Tanner*Psst, you’re the weird one.
Me*No you are.
Tanner* No you are.
Me* Are you copying me?
Tanner* Are you copying me?
I started to laugh.
Me* Tanner stop it.
Tanner* Tanner stop it.
Me* Really act your age.
Tanner*Really act your age.
Me*Tanner come on, please
Tanner*Only if you say I’m hot.
Me*Okay, I’m hot.
Tanner* Hey! That’s not right.
Me* You said ‘say I’m hot’ so I did.
Tanner*You really are an evil woman.
Me* But you love me.
Tanner* Yeah I do love you
Me* Where are you?
Tanner*I’m on gate duty.
Me* Should I you be talking to me?
Tanner*I’m the guy pressing the button; I think I can talk to you. Crap my C.O. is coming.
Me* Than get off the phone. I love you.
Tanner*I love you too. I will pick you up for dinner tonight. Be ready.
I closed my phone laughing. Mom opened my door and looked at me.“Sweetie I’m going out with the girls. Are you going to be okay here?” She asked standing in my doorway.
“Yeah Mom I will be fine. Have fun.” I smiled at her.
“Okay, I’ll be going. Bye Ry.” I heard her walking out and the front door slam closed. I sighed laying my head back on my pillows. Asher was now up and holding on to my bed standing up and trying to walk. I felt suddenly extremely nauseas causing me to sit up not sure. I put my hand over my mouth and closed my eyes focusing on the feeling to see if I had to puke. Sure enough I felt the same feeling of when the acid starts to come up your throat making me dart to the bathroom. I didn’t hear Hunter and Emmy come in over the sound of my stomach trying to leave my body through my throat. I felt a warm hand on my back as I laid my head down too tired to hold it up. I started to cry, as I hated to throw up.
“Shh it’s okay. It’s over now.” Emmy whispered rubbing my back.
“Where is Asher?” I swallowed knowing I left him.
“Hunter has him; he said he was going to take him out so I could help you.” She smiled helping me up. I walked with her till she laid me on my bed to lie down.
“Thank you.” I smiled weakly at her. She sat down next to me.
“How long have you been feeling this way?” She asked pulling my blanket up on me.
“Couple of weeks now.” I sighed. She looked at me shocked.
“Wow you haven’t been letting that on.”
“Well I been feeling nauseas but I have only been puking for a little while.”
“You poor thing.” She stroked my forehead. “Do you want me to call Tanner?” I shook my head. “No? Why not? How are you two?”
“We are fine. He is on duty right now. I don’t want to interrupt him. But I, I need to take to you.” I whispered closing my eyes.
“Of course. You can talk to me about anything. What’s up?” I opened my eyes to look at her.
“Emmy, I think I’m pregnant.”