I curled up on my bed hugging my pillow tightly to my chest. I
felt horrible. My stomach hurt and I was on fire. I got suddenly
really sick puking violently in the toilet. Tanner laid me down
on the bed before we went to go get me something cold as Mom
started to cool me down. I started to fall asleep with a fell
asleep when Tanner slid into bed with me. I turned over to look
at him. "Hey, how do you feel?" He whispered moving my hair out
of my face. I shrugged.
"I'm just tired." I whispered fighting to keep my eyes open.
Tanner reached a hand up and slid his thumb gently over my eyes
lids making me start to lose the battle with sleep. "I love you."
"I love you too." He smiled closing his eyes……….
I woke up to the next morning hungry. I slid out of Tanner's arms
and walked to the kitchen. Hunter stood in the kitchen topless
drinking a cup of coffee. "Morning Sis, did you have a good
night?" He asked handing me a cup of coffee.
"Yeah it was warm under my blankets so I slept nice. How was
yours?" I asked taking a dink of my coffee.
"It was nice, I was thinking of asking Emmy to move into an
apartment with me. You know her and Asher." He smiled. I stopped
eating my cereal and looked at him before I finished chewing.
"That's great Hunter." I smiled taking another bite. He nodded.
"Yeah I just don't know about how to tell her." He sighed. I
looked at him.
"Take her out to dinner and ask her than." I said crunching on my
food. He nodded at me. I sat in silence eating as he stared at
"Okay what's wrong?" He said. I looked up at him before looking
back at the bowl of milk in my hands.
"Nothing, nothing." He put his cup in the sink before he came
over lifting my face so I had to look at him.
"I know when something is wrong and something is wrong." He ran
his eyes over my face. I put my hand on my baby's home. He looked
down. I watched his face turn to stone. "Ryan….." I closed my
eyes not wanting to see the pain on his face.
"I'm pregnant Hunter." I felt his grip tighten almost pain fully
tight. I opened my eyes to see him taking the bowl out of my
hands and putting it in the sink before wrapping his arms around
"Did you tell him? Is it Tanner's?" He whispered. I nodded.
"I'm 9 weeks pregnant." I started to cry as it hit me again.
"Does mom know?" He asked. I nodded. "Shh don't cry sis it will
be okay." He whispered stroking my hair. Tanner walked silently
into the room and put a hand on my shoulder. I looked over at him
and threw my arms around me and held him as I cried. Hunter
watched as I clung to Tanner for dear life. My tears started to
dry up as the comfort held me in its grasps. I pushed my nose
into the crook of Tanner's neck.
"Better now?" He whispered in my ear. I nodded slightly. "Did you
eat?" I nodded again. "Do you want to go to my apartment?" I
nodded again not looking up. "Okay go get your stuff and I will
drive, okay?" I nodded running to my room. Tanner looked at
"Hey," He nodded. Hunter looked at him.
"Hey," He nodded back.
"She told you?" Hunter nodded. "And you're not trying to kill
me?" Tanner asked shocked.
"Did you get my sister pregnant on purpose?" Hunter said closing
"No of course not. I would never ever do that to her. I should
have been more careful." He sighed rubbing his face.
"You should have, but we can't turn back now. What are you going
to do now?" He asked him leaning back on the counter.
"I was thinking of talking to my landlord to see if I could
upgrade to a two bedroom apartment for us and the baby. Have a
nice nursery for him or her. You know make them happy." He
shrugged. Hunter looked at him as Tanner spun the bracelet that
was always on his wrist.
"You really love my baby sister don't you?" Tanner looked up.
"I love her so much Hunter. When we get deployed I don't know
what I'm going to do." Tanner sighed. I walked out of my room
holding a bag full of my stuff.
"Ready?" I asked him as he took my bag.
"Ready. Do you need to write a note to your Mom?" I shook my
"I texted her she said it was fine." He nodded as I went over and
kissed Hunter's cheek gently. "I love you Hunter see you later."
I smiled walking out to Tanner's truck. Tanner looked at Hunter.
"I'll call you so we can finish this conversation." Hunter nodded
as Tanner left. Emmy walked into the kitchen in just a t-shirt of
"You okay Hunter?" He looked over at her.
"Yeah I'm fine. Come on let's get back to bed." She giggled at
him before going back to the bedroom. Tanner pulled into the
apartment parking lot.
"You feeling better?" He asked me. I nodded as we started to walk
"Mr. Williams." I heard a man voice call out to us. We both
looked over as a short man came running over. He was bald and
looked like he was in his early fifties.
"Oh hello Mr. Greens." Tanner smiled at him.
"I have some good news. An apartment opened up for you. You can
look at it. I have the key. Here its 504 on 5th floor." He handed
Tanner a silver key. "Just come to my office to sign the papers
when you're down." He smiled at me before walking away.
"Tanner what was that?" I asked him. He smiled.
"Come on I will show you." He pulled me to the elevator and
pressed the fifth floor. Once we got there He pulled me to the
apartment 504 and opened the door. Inside was a beautiful
apartment. The kitchen was bigger; the sitting room was a little
smaller. I walked down the hall to find 2 bedrooms.
"This place is really nice Tanner, but why are we here?" I asked
looked at him.
"Ryan, I want you to move in with me." He said taking my