Monday, July 29, 2013

A Baby is on the way!- Chapter 6

"Weeks? How could it have been weeks?"

"I don't know, it's time travel. It doesn't work the same as regular time."

"What happened while I was gone?"

"You're parents are worried sick about you, your grandparents are worried sick about them and everyone else is still searching for you. They all think you're dead."

"I'm fine...I was in Bridgeport. I helped my dad find me when I was lost years ago."

Spencer looked at me like I was nuts. He of all people should understand my time traveling because he is the only one who has actually seen it happen and he is the one who spent hours upon hours trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I   grabbed his hands and assured him that everything was fine and I would be fine. I then stood up on my wobbly feet and  stumbled into my bedroom for a long nap.
 I walked around the pavement on the lot of what would soon be our new home. Spencer stood nearby watching me closely. It's been awhile since I've fallen but he still likes to keep close just in case I do. My hair was pinned back and my clothes were covered in paint from my newest hobby to keep me busy and in the house.

"It's going to be perfect. Perfect size for the three of us."
Spencer rested his hand on my shoulder and gently squeezed. I turned toward him and he placed his other hand on my belly.
"Can you believe that we're starting a family?"
"I know, it's crazy. My parents are going to freak when they find out."
"We'll have to tell them sooner or later."
I leaned in to peck him on the cheek. "We can tell them today if you want?"


Since I got back from Bridgeport, things have been changed. We sold the apartment and I have been living with my parents for the past few weeks. Spencer comes over almost daily just to keep me busy and keep me from losing my mind. About three weeks ago I stayed the night at his place because my parents wanted a night on their own. They shouldn't even be surprised when I announce that there is a baby on the way.

We all sat down for breakfast at the table in my moms house. Spencer next to me, my parents sitting side by side and my brother and sister sitting across the table. I looked at Spencer and he raised his eyebrows at me.
"Hey everyone, Spencer and I have some news!" When nobody spoke but everyone looked at me, I continued. "We're going to have a baby."
My dad looked at me with an expression that said "Why am I not surprised?" My mom was the one who started speaking first.
"You mean you're pregnant? Ande, you aren't ready for another baby. You aren't financially fit. You can barely take care yourself. You and Spencer aren't married and you don't have a house yet."

"Mom, calm down. I understand that you think I'm not strong enough yet to handle this but I swear that I am. Spencer and I have a plan. We'll have our house done by the time the baby comes and I've started selling my paintings."

"Paintings are not going to be enough to raise a child. You of all people should know that!"

"Mom! I'm doing the best I can!"

"It isn't enough. You need a real job if you are gonna be a real person. Stop being stupid!"

I stood up and pushed my chair away. Once again she was trying to control my life and I was sick of it. I stomped straight out the door.