Right when it marks the two weeks of me being late momma walked in when I was half awake. “Go to the bathroom please.” She said and I did as I was told. “Anything?” She asked me I shook my head no. “Stress did not cause this.” She said I nodded. “Under the cabinet is a brown bag, open it and then use it.” She said I nodded and did as I was told. Sure enough it was a pregnancy test. I followed the directions and walked back into my room where momma was. She held her arms open for me “No matter what that test tells you I will always be here for you. I wont turn my back on you. Your daddy shouldn’t either. We will be here for you.” She said I nodded and hugged her.
The timer on my phone beeped so I got up to check it. I slowly made my way to where I hid it. I picked it up and slowly turned it over, I knew what would happen next would change my life forever but I wasn’t sure how much. I slowly read the following words on that little stick: Pregnant. It read in plain sight, the words that I would dread forever. “Come on Lex, doctors.” Momma said after seeing my face I nodded. We droved to the health clinic and a close to elderly age woman looked at momma. “It has been awhile.” She said “yes ma’am.” She said “Alexis Blevins.” She said to the nurse and took the form. The woman was still staring at us “who is she?” I asked “a woman that was here when you were a baby.” She said I nodded.
“Alexis Blevins.” The nurse called I got up and momma got up to follow me. “Do you want her in there with you miss?” The young nurse asked me. “Yes ma’am.” I said she nodded and did my weight and everything. I peed in the cup like I was told to and we’re waiting for the doctor. A woman in her 60’s came in and smiled at momma. “Kelsey Blevins.” She said and momma smiled “yes ma’am.” She said and we went through the normal routine I guess. The blood work came back and she looked at it and then looked at me. “Miss Blevins you are pregnant. Two weeks along.” She said I nodded “Come back in another two week for your first month check up.” She said we nodded and went to make the appointment for the 8th. “We’re meeting your dad for lunch at the diner by the beach. We will tell him then, before the girls will know. It would be a whole lot easier that way don’t you think?” Momma asked me “yes ma’am I do.” I said she nodded and started out the way toward the beach. We arrived at the diner right around the time daddy pulled up too. He smiled at us, kisses momma’s lips and then hugs me. “This is a pleasant surprise.” Daddy said and we smiled. We sat down outside and ordered. I smiled.
“What is this all about?” Daddy asked momma and then looked at me. “Lexie?” Daddy asked me I swallowed back tears and began to speak “I’m pregnant daddy.” I said slowly, I brought my eyes up to his eyes. I didn’t see anger I only saw hurt in his eyes. “Alexis, I’m disappointed in you. Adoption or keeping the baby is the only option.” He said “I want to keep the baby if that is okay with you two? I will still do school and even get a job.” I said “Lexie, when I was pregnant with you and your sisters I stayed in school. It was also my senior year, you will be a junior. You will be enrolled in the Florida Virtual School where you will finish your high school before the baby is born.” Momma said and I nodded. “I can’t yell at you for I got a girl pregnant young, I was sixteen your age now.” Daddy said and I nodded. “I just thought you wouldn’t end up like this but you did and we can handle this as a family.” Daddy said I smiled at him.
We finished eating and droved home to my sisters. They were all sitting on the couch watching a movie. They cut it off when we walked in. “How did it go?” Savannah asked “What did you find out?” Lyndsey said “Tell us.” Colleen said “We want to know.” Alexa, Bailey, and Riley said. So I got all of their input and momma looked at me “I’m going to do the dishes.” Momma said leaving me to tell my sisters the news. Only Lyndsey knew where we went because she over heard us talking and I had to tell her. “I am pregnant.” I said and they did the normal responses.
After dinner I was in my room and Lyndsey was on my bed. Savannah came in and sat on the floor. “I can’t believe you’re pregnant.” She said “I know I didn’t mean for this to happen. But this baby means me as much as I need it.” I said momma has told me about what Grandma’s Colie friend told her about being raped. “We will be here to support you all the way.” Lyndsey said “Thank you guys.” I said. “You need to call Ethan.” Colleen said she had come in to join us. “I know I will tonight.” I said she smiled. They all left not long after so I could call him.
I went into my phone book and found his number and called him. I thought about hanging up while it was ringing but I knew I had to do it anyways. “Hello?” He asked “Hey Ethan, it’s Lexie.” I said “How are you Lex?” He asked “I have been better.” I said “What’s wrong?” He asked “I’m pregnant.” I said “Oh, it’s my baby isn’t it?” He asked “Yeah you may have cheated on me but I didn’t cheat on you.” I said “I’m sorry that you’re pregnant. I used a condom.” He said “I know you did.” I said “So what do you want from me?” He asked.
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