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The Truth About Life

Novel By: storyofmylife
Young adult

Lauren is a young teenage girl who just wants to grow up and have the beautiful love story she saw her brother get, so why is life so hard for her? View table of contents...


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Submitted:Feb 27, 2009    Reads: 68    Comments: 2    Likes: 0   

When I woke up my head was spinning and I recognized my pale yellow bedroom immediately. I lazily rolled over to my side and was startled by my mom's presence in my desk chair.
"Mom! What are you doing?" I sputtered, still in shock.
Mom look worried, "Honey, you passed out at the grocery store. Are you alright?"
"Sure," I said as I forced myself to remember my fear of being pregnant.
I tried to reason with myself as she left to get my chicken noodle soup. It had only been a day; I wouldn't really know if I was pregnant for another week, when I was supposed to get my period. Also, maybe Jayson used protection…maybe.
I was thankful Bella and Mason were still on their honeymoon; Bella would know something was wrong the minute she saw me, that was something I wasn't looking forward to; at all.
I got to stay home sick that day and while mom went off to run her usually errands; PTA, library, grocery store…again, and take Emi to a piano lesson, I had time to think. As much as I wasn't looking forward to telling anyone about this; I knew Bella would have to know. She'd know what to do and I trusted her more than anyone. I took out my sketch pad and drew. It was something I did when I was worried. I was an awful artist though so no one really knew about my sketch pad. I drew for what felt like hours and finally I ended up with a decent drawing.
I turned on my desk light to study it closer; it was of a soccer field. The field was empty and it was early morning, there was dew on the ground and a soccer ball off to the side.
I sighed and stuffed the picture under my bed; then I lay on my back and stared up at my ceiling. I had these stupid little glow in the dark stars that, in daylight, looked like a puke green colour. In frustration I stood on my bed and jumped up to take them down one at a time. I threw them all in my little trash can and cursed under my breath.
I was a kid; I had glow in the dark stars on my ceiling. I couldn't raise a kid, I couldn't. Damn, I was so stupid…so stupid.
I was interrupted from my thoughts by the phone ringing. I absentmindedly picked it up and was surprised to hear Jayson's voice on the other end.
"Hey, Lauren?"
"Yeah?" I answered, my heart beating faster at his low voice which seemed a bit nervous.
He coughed, "I was wondering if you're alright, you didn't come to school today and…I,"
I cut him off, "I'm fine Jayson, I think. Can you come over though, just for a minute? No one's home, I just need to talk to you."
I was expecting an excuse, I'm not sure why, but I was, instead I heard him say, "Of course, I'm on my way."


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