I could feel the pain. It felt like I was going to explode from the inside out. I heard the doctor say "She need to go to NICU." Then she was gone from the room. I sat there crying, praying, that she would be ok. Then the nurse came in with tears in her eyes. "I'm sorry." was all she said. Then she left the room. I doubled over and vomited. I had lost him, now I had lost her.
My alarm startled me out of my dream. I immediately checked my sheets. They weren't bloody. I hadn't lost her. She was still with me.
'It was just a dream. It was just a dream.' I kept repeating the mantra in my head as I got out of bed, grabbed my clothes, and went in to turn on the shower.
After I had showered and dried my hair I felt a lot better. I took relief in the fact that my baby was still here, alive and well. Or as far as I knew she was healthy. I would find out in a couple of weeks when I made my appointment with my gynecologist.
I put my towel in the hamper and went back to my room. I got my books together and stuffed my things in my backpack.
As I grabbed my bag I heard my dad get up. I ran down the stairs, grabbed a couple of granola bars and ran out the door. I couldn't face him, not yet.
I tried to keep my eyes clear as I drove to school but it was hard. I pulled into the parking lot and just sat there. I didn't know what I was going to do. I had no boyfriend, my dad had kicked me out and I didn't want to put all this on my mom. The last thing I wanted to do was lose my future brother or sister. But I knew I needed someone. Anyone to help me. At that moment Angela knocked on my window startling me out of my thoughts.
"Hey, you ok?" she asked looking very concerned.
Maybe I had found my support system? I wasn't big on prayer but maybe God just answered my prayers. I opened my door and got out. After I shut the door I turned around and just gave her a huge hug.
"What's wrong?" Angela asked, concern very obvious in her voice.
I pulled away and wiped the tears from my face. I was about to tell her when the bell rang.
"Can we talk at lunch?" I asked.
"Of course." Angela smiled at me and rubbed my arm. "Whatever it is, it's gonna be ok."
'If you only knew.' I thought as I smiled and walked to my class.
I was sitting in 2nd period when my stomach started to stir. I started to feel sick. I quickly raised my hand and asked to be excused. As soon as the teacher said yes I belted it for the bathroom. I got to the toilet just as I revisited my breakfast.About 5 minutes later I stood up, flushed the toilet, and went to wash my face and hands. Well, now I KNEW I was pregnant. Apparently the baby didn't like granola bars. So started the morning sickness.
'9 months of this? Yea!' I thought as I rinsed out my mouth.
I went back to class and sat down. I felt my phone vibrate with a text message. It was from Jessica.
'Way to be subtle Jessica' I thought.
I looked over to her as she mouthed "Text me back."
I hit reply on my phone and started pushing buttons. 'I'll explain at lunch.' I sent back.
She looked at me and mouthed 'Ok.' before turning off her phone and paying attention to class.
When the bell rang for lunch I almost got into my truck and drove away, but I knew I had promised Angela and Jessica an explanation so I went to the cafeteria.
As soon as I got to the table Angela stood up and gave me a huge hug. I looked over her shoulder and saw that Jessica, Mike, and Eric were sitting at the table too. I hadn't planned on telling the guys yet but I guess they're gonna know now. Angela finally let go of me and let me sit down.
When she sat down she turned to Eric and Mike. "Ok listen, Bella is having a really bad day and you 2 are just gonna shut up and not say anything stupid ok?" She said. Although I'm pretty sure there wasn't an option there.
They both nodded and stared eating their lunches.Angela turned to me. "Ok Bella, what's going on? And why didn't I see Edward in class today?"
I bowed my head and tried to keep my composure as I started to tell her what was going on.
"You didn't see Edward because they moved. Carlisle got a job in Helena, Montana and transferred the whole family. He couldn't take me with him so...we broke up yesterday." I said.
I had been working on the cover story all morning and I thought it sounded pretty good.
Angela rubbed my arm. "Oh Bella, I'm so sorry. Is that why you're in such a sad mood today?"
"One of the reasons." I said trying not to smile. I knew this was going to throw them ALL for a loop.
"What else is wrong?" Jessica asked.
"I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant." I said looking at them, waiting for their reactions.
Jessica and Angela's eyes got really big. Mike stopped eating and I think he also stopped breathing. Eric's eyes were about as big as Jessica and Angela's. I was waiting for someone to say something. Anything really.
"Wow." Jessica said. "Not what I was expecting to hear."
"So he just left you, knowing you were pregnant?" Mike asked finally, looking like he was gonna snap Edward's neck.
"Well, he didn't know. I was going to tell him but he broke up with me before I could tell him. He doesn't know about the baby. And I think I'm gonna keep it that way for now." I said, coming to Edward's defense. He may have broken my heart but I still loved him.
"Why aren't you gonna tell him?" Angela asked.
"Because he's gonna be starting a new life in Montana. I don't want the baby to be the only reason he comes back."
"Well how does your dad feel about all of this?" Eric asked.
"He's not happy. He basically told me I can live at home 'til I find a place for me and the baby. He says the house isn't big enough for me, him, and a baby. And he's right. I do need to find a place for me and the baby."
"Well what does your mom think?" Jessica asked.
"I haven't told her yet. She's in the early stages of her own pregnancy and I don't want her to lose her baby so I'll tell her a little later when her baby's stronger." I explained.
Then everyone got real quiet. I knew they were all thinking about what to say next. Angela was the first one to speak.
"Well, while it's unexpected, I can't see turning my back on you for it. I'll be glad to help you with all of this." she said as she hugged me.
"Me too." Eric said as he came behind me and hugged my shoulders. I knew whatever Angela had decided he would support her.
I looked at Jessica wondering what she would say."I'll forgive you on one condition...I get to plan the baby shower." She said grinning.
I couldn't help laughing through my happy tears. "Of course." I said.
"Then I'm ok with it." She said as she hugged me.
I looked at Mike and he just smiled. I knew it would take a bit for him to come around but I knew he would. Eventually. The bell rang for class to start again. I grabbed my bag and walked to my next class happy. I had found my support system.
So what does everyone think? I picked Montana cuz I live in Montana but I totally think that this is how everyone would react to this. Hope you all are enjoying the story and keep reading! :)