I took a deep breath waiting for his response.
Dad* Your WHAT!?!?!?!
His scream made me jump sending the phone flying to the other
side of the bed. I stumbled under the blankets to grab it
Me* I'm pregnant
Dad* Ryan you better be fucking joking me right now. This isn't
Me* Daddy I'm sorry.
Dad* Ryan Patricia Banks this is not funny. Are you
Me* Yes, Daddy I'm pregnant. I'm sorry.
Dad* How could you be, is it Owen's baby?
Me* No I'm only 12 weeks now. It's Tanner's.
Dad* I don't even know what to say to you Ryan. I really don't
what to say.
Me* I'm sorry Daddy I didn't mean to get pregnant. It was an
Dad* Ryan I need time to think. I'll call you back.
Me* Daddy please just talk to me.
Dad* Good bye Ryan, good night.
Me* Daddy please. I'm sorry Daddy
I felt like my heart was being stomped into billions and
trillions of pieces. I knew he wasn't going to answer.
Me* I love you Daddy
I heard the phone click as he hung up. He didn't even say he
loved me. I felt my throat start to swell as my sobs left my
already sore chest. He was 7,000 miles away from here in a war
zone and the lease he could tell me was that he loved me, even if
he was mad. I heard footsteps as I picked up the pillow holding
it close to my chest. Tanner opened the door to see me sobbing
into my pillow. He sat down and pulled my body to his coving me
with the sheet. "What's wrong baby?" He asked stroking my wet
"He-he didn't say he l-l-loved me when he hung up the p-phone." I
got out between sobs.
"Shh baby I'm sure he just forgot to say it." He said almost
petting my hair kissing my forehead.
"N-n-no he hates me now. My own father hates me." Saying it out
loud made me sob louder. Everything was falling apart. I have
never felt so alone, than I was at this moment………
I walked out into the living room dressed in one of Tanner's old
P.T. t-shirts and a pair of pajama pants. Hunter looked up from
the TV were he sat with Emmy curled up next to him. "Hey Sis." He
smiled weakly at me. I gave him a 'hey' nod, not really wanting
to speak to anyone.
"You okay Ry?" Emmy asked me sitting up to look at me. I nodded
walking into the kitchen to grab something to eat.
"I'm fine, don't worry about me." I gave a weak smile biting my
food. Tanner walked into the kitchen and wrapped his arms around
me. I leaned back into him and closed my eyes. He pulled my shirt
up and rubbed his hand up and down the little bump.
"I worry about you." He whispered into my ear. "I worry about you
all the time." He gently bit my ear lobe.
"Hmm." I almost moaned at him. I heard someone clear there and
opened my eyes. Hunter was looking at me with his nosed scrunched
"Can I talk to you Ryan?" He said in a low voice trying to ignore
Tanner kissing me. I nod pulling Tanner's hands of my belly. I
walked into the baby's room and looked at him. The room was empty
still because we wanted to wait till we knew what we were having.
I guess now I will have to do it alone. "Ry," I looked back at
him. "Who were you talking on the phone with?" I looked down the
tears threatening to fall.
"Dad." I whispered looking down at my hands. Hunter pulled me to
him hugging me tightly.
"What did he say to you?" He asked gently stroking my hair.
"He-he-he said he didn't know what to say a-a-and he didn't say
he l-l-l-loved me." I broke down crying my knees buckling under
me. Hunter held all my weight with his body so I didn't drop down
on my knees. He kissed my head as I sobbed. "H-h-h-how could he
say something like th-that? He-he never didn't s-s-say he loved
me b-b-before." I threw my arms around his neck as Tanner walked
in. Hunter looked over at him and shook his head. Tanner walked
back out with a sigh.
"I'm sure he didn't mean it Ry." He sighed. I shook my head at
"No he meant it, I'm sure he doesn't love me because I got
pregnant." I cried hugging him tightly.
"Shh no Dad loves you, of course he loves you. You're his baby
girl." He said putting his chin on top of my head.
"I don't think so. I'm a frailer, to everyone." I shrugged.
Hunter grabbed my face and pulled me to look at his face.
"You are not a frailer. You just made a mistake, an oops. Dad
will come around I'm sure of it." He pressed his lips to my head.
"I know he hates me now."I sighed, the tears slowly stopping.
"No he doesn't he just isn't in his right mind. I'm sure he will
call you soon and tell you he is sorry and he didn't mean it. I'm
sure of it Ry. I'm sure." I nodded kissing his cheek, still not
believing a word he was saying.
"Okay Hunter." I nodded unwrapping his arms. "I'm going to go
talk to Tanner." Hunter watched me leave before he sat down on
the carpeted floor putting his head in his hands.
"I don't even know if I believe what I just said." He whispered
I walked into the living room to find Tanner. He was sitting on
the couch watching a baseball game drinking a beer. He looked up
as I walked into the room and patted the spot next to him. I sat
down and cuddled up to him. I looked at the screen. "Why are you
watching a Yankees vs. Boston game?" I asked almost smirking at
him. He looked down at me.
"Hey, I'm a Jersey Boy, the Yanks are my team." He smirked
looking back at the TV.
"You're a Jersey Boy." I almost laughed looking back at the
screen watching the game………..