Chapter 14:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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*Rose POV*

I sat on the phone with Ree until she fell asleep.  We planned to scare Mike with a pregnancy joke.  I wanted to see the look on his face.

“Mike can I talk to you?” I called Mike into my room. 

“Don’t tell me, you have aids?” He asked and cracked up laughing and threw himself beside me on my bed.

“No, I’m serious about this, it’s about Ree” I told him and his jokes stopped.

“Is there something wrong with her?” He asked sounding worried.

“No, it’s umm, Mike I don’t know how to break this to you” I stuttered and he shook my shoulders.

“Spit it out Rosellena Marie” He screamed at me.

“Ariana’s pregnant and it’s your baby!” I told him in one breath and he froze with his hands still on my shoulders. 

“But how? No! This can’t be possible! Her parents will kill me! No Rose tell me you’re lying.  I don’t want to lose her” He said shaking now and I so badly wanted to laugh.

“Just take her and run but you’d have to bring me” I told him.

“Run, we have to finish school.  I can’t run, I haven’t made enough money” He said and he stood up and started pacing. 

“Ree is rich remember, she can take care of the money part” I told him and he shook his head.

“I can’t, I don’t know what I’m going to do” He said.

“You….You….you aren’t a father!” I screamed at him and burst out laughing and when I saw the look on his face I immediately got up and ran away from him.

“Rose, you’re dead!” He screamed at me and I ran down stairs and accidently hit my dad coming in the front door.

“I’m so sorry dad” I said.  “Dad?” I asked surprised.

“Hey, why are you running around the house like a mad women” He said and I laughed and ran into his arms.

“I missed you so much” I told him and he hugged me back.

“Mike! Daddy’s here” I screamed for Mike.

“Hey dad, guess what?” Mike came down stairs and slid down the banister.

“What is it this time Michael?” My dad asked Mike and Mike grinned at him.

“Rose is pregnant” Mike said and my dad froze beside me.

“Michael Kaylep!” I yelled at him and ran after him then I stopped and turned back to my dad.

“Dad I’m not pregnant!” I told him and he smiled at me. 

“I was hoping it was a lie.  How is Ree doing, I miss seeing her too” My dad told me.

“Ree left to help Mr. Hendricks in California, she’s coming back at the end of the month” I told him and I sighed.

“Aren’t you leaving with me then?” He asked me.

“Yes I am and we are talking about it all, you just reminded me actually.  I’m going to call her tonight when she’s awake.” I told him.

“Well you know, you don’t have to go now.  You can leave after you guys all graduate which isn’t far I’m hoping?” He asked me and I laughed.

“I’m passing don’t worry” I told him and he laughed. 

“So are you going to stay with your mother a little while longer until Ree gets back or are you leaving her at the end of the month?” He asked me.

“Daddy, I really want to go with you but I’ll have to talk to Mike and Ree first” I told him and he nodded his head.

“Well I better be going, I just wanted to stop by and say hello” He told me and I hugged him goodbye.

“Bye dad have a safe trip” Mike said startling me coming from behind.

We watched our father walk out the front door then I sat down on the last step of the stairs.

“What’s on your mind sister dear?” Mike said mocking a British accent.

“Tell me the truth, are you sure you’re okay with me going with dad?” I asked him.

“I’m not okay with it but I’m letting you go so you could have your own life too, I know being stuck with me all these years suck” He told me.

“Growing up with you were the best years of my life and I still got many years to go” I told him and he smiled.

“I feel the same way sis, what’s the problem then?” He asked me.

“Ariana, she said I should go because she wanted me to be happy but you and her make me happy.  I’d have to start over again senior year and make new friends and you know how hard that is.  I mean, I really want to go but for some reason I just can’t” I told my brother.

“Let us go Rose, you’ll survive, you’ll be the next mean girl and everybody will love to hate you” He told me and I punched him. 

“I’ll go when we graduate, I’ll just tell dad to wait because I’m not ready to lose the most important things in my life to a new school or a new life” I said.

“You’ll never lose us, we’ll be by your side as best as we can and that’s a promise” Mike reassured me.

“I love you Mike, you’re the best brother ever” I told him and we hugged.

The phone rang and we both jumped up and ran to it to pick it up hoping it was Ree.

“Hello?” Mike answered.

“Hey Mike it’s Mr. Hendricks, I hope you didn’t forget me.  Sorry, I know you thought this is Ree but she’s sleeping and I just wanted to catch you guys.  Umm well, I know about you’re little event before she left and I’m mad yes but I’m angry at the two of you.  I would have done the same if I loved someone deeply like the two of you share.  Well I just wanted to hear for myself how the two of you have been holding up?” Mike said it was Mr. Hendricks.

I put it on speaker and said hello.

“We’re doing fine sir, it’s nice of you to call up and check” Mike said politely. 

To tell you the truth, Mike was scared of Mr. Hendricks.  I mean I am too, who wouldn’t be?  He was huge but slim and he had a mean stare but Ree says when he smiles the whole world smiles too. 

“No problem, Ree’s been talking a lot about the two of you.  She can’t wait to get back to the both of you.  During the summer, the three of you are coming back to stay with me the whole summer.  You’ll like it and I’ll buy everything tell your mom and your dad not to worry.  Rose I know you’ll be living with your dad now and I talk to him most of the time, what can I say? He is after all my best friend.  Okay, I better go now.I got to head to work.  Be safe you two.  Goodbye” Mr. Hendricks said.

“Good Mr. Hendricks and we’re looking forward to spending time with you” we replied and then we hung the phone.

“Oh my crisis! I can’t believe we’ll be going to California for the first time” I said excitedly and to my surprise so was Mike.

“Kids I’m home” Our mom called out and we ran into the kitchen to pretend we were going to eat.

“Hey mom, how was your day?” We asked her. 

It was one in the morning already. 

“It was fine, and why are the two of you still up?” She asked us.

“Ree called, you know the time differences, dad also called” I said and my mom smiled.

“So what’s the plan?” she asked me.

“I’m staying until graduation then I’m going with him” I told her.

“Is Ree holding you back?” she asked me.

“Don’t you start about her!” I said to my mother trying to keep my voice level down. 

When Ree was put into our conversations it was like the room was on fire. 

“Don’t demand me Rosellena, I’ll talk about her when I want to talk about her.  I don’t like her and you both know that! She is a rich spoiled little brat and I will not let my kids become one of those people!” My mom said and I got really ticked off.

“Mom! She isn’t just one of those people! She doesn’t care about the money, she cares about the people! She isn’t going to turn out like your mother who abandoned you because you weren’t good enough!” I yelled at my mom and all I felt was a hard hand hit my face and my hand flew up to my left cheek on instinct.  It wasn’t the first time.

Mike pushed my mom back away from me and I wanted to throw her the phone.

“I hate you! Just so you know! You turned out to be just like you mom! You always despised her and now you’re exactly the same! I hate you” I screamed at my mom and ran out to the front door.

Mike came running after me.  He grabbed my arm before I could open the front door.  He turned me around and I looked away.

“Don’t leave” He begged me.

“It’s too late for begging now Mike, have fun with your mother! I’m going and the only time you’ll see me is when Ree gets back” I told him and I shook his hands off of my arms and I opened the front door and dashed into my car and sped out of there. 

I was going to stay with my dad but I’m still going to attend school at Penelope until I graduated then I’m off to college at SWAG Times with Ree and Mike would be attending School of Arts not too far from the SWAG University.  

Submitted: January 24, 2012

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