Later that afternoon I left the hospital. Scott and I called a
cab to come to get us since my car was back at the house. When
the taxi came, we went over to my house. It was about 2:30pm and
no one was home. We sat in the living room on the couch and
turned on the television. Scott put his arm around me and told me
how much he loved me and I said I love him too. On one of the
commercial's got up and went to the fridge and got myself a glass
of orange juice and a can pop for Scott At 4:00pm my sisters
Rachel and Natalie arrived home.
"When you get home Tuscany?" Natalie asked
"I got discharged from the hospital early the afternoon,"
"That's good, and I also hearted about your hair. It must be
"I try to not to think about it, mom bought me a wig,"
"Can I see you with no hair?"
"I'm not really supposed to take these bandages off, but I guess
a quick peek won't hurt. Since I think Scott is also dying to see
my new look," I said, as I started to take off the bandages. When
I took them off, I could see both Natalie and Rachel's surprised
expression. Scott didn't smile, he looked somewhat sad.
"Looks like Rachel you have more hair then me, I never thought
that was possible," I said.
"You look beautiful, no matter what your hair looks like,"
"How come you have a huge scar on your head?' Rachel asked
"I had surgery and they cut open part of my scalp to repair the
damage, it's all because of stalker girl,"
"Did it hurt afterwards?"
"Not as much as I watching the doctors cut off all my hair," I
said as I reached up to put the bandages back on my head. While I
was, doing that Natalie noticed the ring on my finger.
"Where did you get that ring from Tuscany?"
"This," I said looking at my ring, I smiled. "This is my
engagement ring, Scott gave it to me. I love him so much. Word of
advice, if a guy even half as amazing as Scott dates you, enjoy
every minute of it,"
"I'm sure I will," Natalie said. "Well I have to do some
homework," she said and went upstairs. Rachel sat down on the
floor watching the television show that Scott and I were partly
watching. About 5:30pm my dad walked, home. He looked tired he
looked up at me.
"Your here, when did you get out of the hospital?" he
"Earlier the afternoon, I had a key so I came here,"
"So you are feeling better?"
"A lot better, I feel better now that I don't have to go in
public bald. Mom came by the hospital this morning and bought me
a wig," I said showing it too him. He took it from me and checked
it out. He gave it back to me and sat down on the couch beside
me. I could tell both my dad and Scott were a little uneasy being
by one another. My dad didn't start anything because he knew that
I was pregnant and that my relationship with him was just
starting to get back on track.
"You wouldn't look so bad bald, you'd look like your old
"Dad, I don't want to look like you, because you're a man and I
am a woman. I wouldn't want to look like Scott either because he
is a man,"
"Anyway anything new, since you seem in a very good mood,"
"I'm in a good mood, because something happened last
"Are you going to tell me what it is?" he asked
"I got engaged," I said in excitement.
"You got engaged. That's great," he said it trying to sound
happy, but it was a better reaction then him freaking out. My mom
arrived, home 10 minutes later. It was obvious she went shopping
since she had some stuff.
"What did you buy Lace?" my dad asked her.
"I bought a bunch of stuff," She pulled out a red tank top. "I
saw this and I knew Rachel would love it, and then there's this
lime green skirt that Natalie would love. Oh and I got this
sweatshirt in maternity size,"
"Now you are calling me fat. Gee thanks mom," I Said
"You are pregnant and you got to dress like one," she
"I'm going to have a shower, Wanna join me Scott," I said, and he
could answer I answered for-- him. "Of course, you will," After a
long shower Scott went upstairs to my bedroom and us lie on my
bed, and fell into a deep sleep. At around 8:00am the next
morning Scott woke up and woke me up as well.
"How do you feel? You up to go to school,"
"If you come, I'll be more than happy. Are you sure, you want to
go to school. Your face is still a bit swollen and
"I don't care what people think since you don't mind,"
"You are hot so of course I don't mind," I said, I got up and
went to pick up my wig. I put it on over my bandages. It looked
great. I got dressed in a hot pink shirt with black sweats. I
looked in my closet looking for something to wear. I came across
one of Scott's shirts. He left his shirts all the time. I'd clean
them then claim them as my own. It was a great system. We got
dressed. I collected my school stuff and headed out the door by
Scott's side. The thought of how much homework I was going to
have was going through my mind.
I was right, when I reached my first class, which was calculus. I
was a chapter and a half behind, and my mark was 62%, which
wasn't too good. I talked to my teacher and she said if I did two
assignments a night, in a four-day period I have everything done
and up to date. I'd take the test and quiz next week. So I felt
better. I went to my next class, which was English, which Scott
was in as well. I missed a completely new unit, a novel. I had 2
days to finish 75 pages. I was outraged, but I had no choice but
finish it. The rest of the day was all right. I went home at the
end of the day and Scott said he's called me and see me tomorrow
since he had homework to do.
I sat in my room trying hard to concentrate. It took me 2 hours
to do math and another 1 hours to read 40 pages, and I had a bit
of German and Biology to complete. It was 8:00 when I finally
finished. I looked in the mirror and I looked tired. I decided to
go to sleep while my parents were out.
Meanwhile my parents are arguing about me.
"How can she be engaged to that boy," my father snapped
"She just can, you'll have to get over this hatred for Scott, or
you'll lose Tuscany forever," my mother replied.
"Lacey, our daughter has been slacking off, getting into
mischief, lying, and doing bad in school all thanks to that
"Kevin, there's more to it than that. I'm still trying to figure
it out myself. What is the real reason that you hate Scott so
"There is no other reason. I just don't like him,"
"Go figure honey, you assaulted the guy and your
"I didn't mean to attack my daughter, as for Scott he got my
"It was partly Tuscany's fault. She had to be willful participant
in the deed,"
"I blame it all on him; I'll never accept that Scott is engaged
to my daughter. I'll kill him before I let him marry my
"Be prepared to lose your daughter and your freedom if you pull
such a stunt, because she'll do anything for Scott. I might be
able to help honey, if you tell me what makes you hate Scott so
much. You hated him from the first time Tuscany mentioned his
full name those couple years ago,"
"Ever since that fight Tuscany had with Salice. I finally learned
what his full name. I always knew him as Scott,"
"Tell me now," Lacey demanded
"It's nothing Lacey, just drop it before I get mad," Kevin
"Whatever, I got to go. You know me don't like secrets and once
again you are hiding one. Call me when you're ready to talk.'
Lacey said and left.
At 8:00am the next morning, my alarm went off. I got ready and
once again went to school where I met Scott. We walked around
until the warning bell went. We kissed and went our separate ways
to our classes. I knew I had my second day of catching up to do
on schoolwork. The day dreaded on, I never had a day like this
one. I was having serious morning sickness. I was puking every 10
minutes. I took a bunch of homework home. I spent another 3 hours
on math, and a few hours on everything else. At 9:30pm, I called
Scott. He answered the phone.
"Hi Scott," I replied
"Oh hi Love heart," his voice was happy
"What you doing right now?" I asked
"Doing a report on the history of Basketball; this is the only
way, I can make up the classes I missed in Physed,"
"How is it going with that?"
"Pretty good, it's fairly easy. You did all your homework
"Yes, it was deadly. I'm thinking about doing an extra assignment
in Calculus so I don't have to do it tomorrow,"
"If you're in a good mood then yes," he said. "I love you; I have
to go to finish this report and help my mom put up some shelving.
I much rather stay here and chat,"
"I love you too. You need to go to help your mother. Your hotness
must not go to waste. Make sure you save some for me since I need
it. Talk to you tomorrow, bye," I said and hanged up. I headed
down stairs to the living room. Sitting on the couch was my dad.
He looked like he was in a bad mood. I sat down on the couch
beside him. I took a pillow, laid it on my lap, and leaned
against it. My mom came into the living room, she didn't say hi
to my dad, which was unusual. She had a bag in her hand, which
she handed to me. She sat down on the other end of the couch
beside me. I opened the bag. I pulled out a pink stuffed rabbit,
which was holding assign saying. "Mother to be," My dad looked at
"What do you have there Tusk?" he asked. I showed him the
"Isn't it sweet? Mom is so thoughtful," I said
"That's nice dear, so how was your day?" he asked me
"It was pretty bad. I was having horrible morning
"Do you feel better now?"
"I took some prescribed medication, so I feel a little
"Well, I'm going to go get something to drink," I said; ready to
get up when my dad stopped me.
"I'll get it for you, what do you want?"
"I want some orange juice,"
"Tuscany, I bought you some organic orange juice, so I put it on
the fridge," my mom said as my dad got up to get me a glass. He
came back with a large glass full with a few ice cubes. I drank
it and went up stairs.
The next morning, I went to school. I spent the rest of the week
catching up. I had no problems with Salice Maroo, since she
wasn't at school all week. It felt nice and so did being engaged
to Scott officially one week.