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
“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 me.
“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 me.
“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 Hunter.
“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 his eyes.
“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 head.
“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 Hunter’s.
“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 in.
“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 hand……………………
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