Thursday, February 18, 2010
a small world that just got bigger
Eric looked at her puzzled.
"No, no this is our kid, we should make the effort. I can do this!" He winced. Of course, he wasn't doing much at the moment but sulking in front of the TV.
"If you say so. What if its all for nothing. What if-" She didn't want to think it. But she had an Aunt who had 5 miscarriages before she even had a daughter. She didn't want to talk about it. She didn't need this stress. She got on her cell then to call home.
"I can't live with Kip, anymore. I just can't, Mom." Syd started. But she saw that look of Eric's. He wanted her to tell her Mom, everything. So she reminded her Mom who had her cat.
"Eric?" Her Mom questioned. "Sally's boy?"
Syd looked at Eric. "Is your Mom's name Sally?" She asked hoping her mother didn't tell her in the next breath that Eric was some long lost half brother of hers.
"Vivian?" Eric mouthed.
"No, mom, no, his Mom is Vivian." Syd sighed.
"Well, we always called her Sally." Her mother then said. "You remember, you were like six when you met him at that reunion."
"What reunion?" Syd winced.
"A school reunion. We went to high school together. Sally and me." Her mom clarified.
"High school?" Syd sighed.
"What?" Eric questioned.
"Your Mom went to school with my Mom." Syd smiled.
"Lovely." Eric mocked slightly as if that was all he needed to know.
"Remember, he's the boy you kicked in the shins and he cried so, telling anyone that would listen, that you were trying to kill him." Her mother then said. Syd almost laughed as she looked at Eric. "And you told him he was fat."
"Oh." Syd cleared her throat, thinking how she'd wanted to be a ballerina then. "Well, Mom, I think you are going to be a grandmother."
Her mom screamed in the phone then. Syd wasn't sure if she were elated or mad. Possibly both. They talked more about how she got there. How there was still the studio apartment they were in. It was a long talk, but it was settled. Her mom promised not to call Eric's Mom until after he did.