Chapter Thirty Eight: Unexpected Change!
I don't know how many hours I was sitting on the floor of my room, with my hands in my hair, and Nat sitting beside me having her arms around me, and comforting me.
Tears were streaming down my face, without me wanting it to. I don't know if they were from happiness or sadness, I would soon become eighteen, but then I was pregnant from my own husband, so Richard won't be in trouble.
I was happy that despite Richard being away, I would have a piece of him living with me, living inside me actually for now, and I can feel Richard's closeness through our baby.
On the other hand I was very sad, I was supposed to grow my baby with Richard, and also I had no idea how Richard will react to the news, he already have enough trouble, he already have his baby with someone else, or at least that's what people –including our own parents- think, will having another baby make him happy? I have no idea.
That's why I cried and cried, surprisingly the pain in my abdomen has subsided, as if my baby was only hurting me to let me know he or she exists, and my nausea got better.
Since I wasn't one of those types who would get abortion just because they're in trouble, I didn't even think about getting an abortion, I will have this baby, and I will protect him or her from everyone and everything, especially from my own parents, and specifically from my mom.
So I decided to keep it a secret for now, I heard getting an abortion early will be successful without much damage to either the baby and the mother, but if the baby grows there will be less chance of getting abortion, which will be good, I will wait until my belly shows it, then my parents won't be able to do anything about it.
As for Richard, I have to find a way to tell him, but right now what was more important was my baby, I touched my flat belly and I smiled sadly, I will be a mother.
" I will protect you baby" I whispered, and stared at Nat's face, she was smiling at me sadly, as if she could read my mind. She nodded and gave me another comforting hug.
When she let me go, she wiped my tears slowly, and held my hands in her tiny hands.
"Everything will be okay, I promise!" My best friend said in a strong, determined voice, making me feel better.
"Yeah, I hope" I nodded and managed to smile at her.
"What are you planning to do?" Nat asked me, her gaze full with worry, and she said the words cautiously as if afraid of my answer.
"I will keep the baby of course" I answered her full heartedly.
"Not that. I'm talking about Richard, and your parents, will you tell them?"
"My parents don't have to know about this soon, at least not for now"
"Should I t-tell him?"
"Of course! He's the father after all, he has the right to know Kris"
"I'm afraid of his reaction, Nat" I admitted and sighed.
" There's no need to be afraid, he loves you and will understand" Nat said positively.
"Yes, really. But before telling them, we have to plan your doctor's appointments, you're gonna need them for your baby's health"
"Oh.. right. But how?"
"The only way will be to tell Bob"
"What?!" I exclaimed, my best friend was crazy, I mean I knew that she was crazy, but I never knew she was THIS crazy " he will tell my parents"
"He will. Unless you blackmail him" Natalie said, having a smirk on her face, I swallowed and narrowed my eyes at my best friend, please don't tell me she's going to do what I think she's going to do.
"Don't worry, Kris. Leave it to me"
And I did, she called Bob to my room, he was near my room, probably worried that Nat will help me sneak out.
"Yes miss?" Bob said, he looked kind of worried.
"Bob, we need your help!" I exclaimed, Nat was glaring at me as if to tell me, she's going to do the job, but knowing my crazy best friend, she probably has some weird crazy idea.
"Uhh.. I'm sorry miss White, but I can't take you to Richard, I will lose my job-" Bob shook his head furiously, and was explaining why he couldn't take me to Richard.
"It's not about that" Nat interrupted, Bob's brows furrowed from confusion, and he stared at me for explanation.
"I'm pregnant, and I need your help to go to a gynecologist without my parents knowing" I explained, hoping Bob would understand, and praying silently in my own mind that Bob would not go to tell my parents, about my pregnancy.
"P-pregnant?" Bob stuttered, which was weird to stutter for a huge guy like him, but yet it was kind of cute.
"Yes, will you help me please?" I asked.
"Yes, but I won't lie to your parents" he said as a matter-of-factly,I nodded my head in understanding.
"You don't have to lie, just leave that part to me and Nat, all you have to do is come with us and pretend you haven't heard anything or seen anything" I explained, Bob nodded in approval, but what he did made me curious as to why he was helping me , so I couldn't help but ask.
"Why did you agree so fast?" I asked, Bob's usual blank expression softened and there was a small smile playing on his lips, which was something I haven't ever seen about Bob.
"My wife is pregnant with our first child, so I know this is very important to you, besides it's none of my business, and if your parents force you into abortion, I won't forgive myself, so... yeah like I said it's not my job to interfere" Bob mumbled the last part, which made me smile warmly at him, and what he said made me like him even more.
"So let's go!"I announced, and soon enough we were out after getting permission from my parents, me and Nat said we're going out for shopping , and since Bob will accompany us, my parents didn't even question me anymore.
Bob drove my car, and during the ride he was talking about good doctors we had in our city, soon me and Nat decided to go the Bob's wife's doctor, whom Bob thought I'm gonna like more than the others.
I waited in the waiting room with Nat and Bob, until the receptionist called my name and told me to go in, of course I had to have a blood test for pregnancy, so I had gone to make it ready just in case, and as expected, the test result was positive, and I was pregnant.
I went inside of the doctor's office, she was a middle aged woman, around thirty eight to forty I guess, and she was nice to me the entire time we talked, after talking with her for a while I got to know her name was Nancy King, she didn't judge me when she filled a form and asked my age, she didn't ask random rude questions, and I liked her.
She told me to lay down on some weird chair, and I did.She put some cold jelly on my abdomen, and put some kind of machine with a little bit of pressure on my lower abdomen, she told me to look at the screen of the computer, and I did.
"There it is" she exclaimed, she pointed to a small thing on the screen, which was supposed to be my baby. I couldn't help but smile and a single tear drop was felt on my right cheek.
"That's your baby, are you happy?" she asked, and I nodded unable to utter a word.
"Okay, so both you and your baby seem totally fine, you're five weeks pregnant, I'll write your next appointment date on a piece of paper, give it to my secretary, and you're free to go now" Doctor Nancy said kindly.
I forgot to mention, Bob was with me and Natalie the entire time I was in doctor Nancy's office, he said he knew me too well by now, and was afraid I would run away, I don't blame the poor guy I had tried to run away several times now, and each time I tried to run away, Bob was in trouble.
I had the sonogram of my baby with me the entire time I was in the car, and I was looking at my baby, and couldn't help but she to give birth to him or her soon, Bob drove Natalie home and we were soon on our way home too.
"Congratulations, miss White" Bob said as he looked at me through the rear view mirror, I smiled and thanked him, as I stared out of the window and touched my belly slowly, and surprisingly I could feel a hard lump in my lower abdomen area, I smiled and wondered how I haven't noticed that specific area in my abdomen. It's where my baby is attached to my body.
And at that moment, I decided whether I be with Richard or not, I will make our baby my first priority.ns 184.108.40.206da2