Monday, November 8, 2010

not the worst thing in the world

It felt like the longest day possible. Amber was happy to go with them to the craft show. No Rosie to tag along. Kyle wanted to spend time with her. Even so, Amber felt kind of naked not to have a child with her. But it wasn't long until she was helping Olivia with Evan. And then soon enough, Evan was all hers when Syd got the idea that Ellie's blood pressure might be high, which meant a trip by the mega grocery store to get it checked that lead to the urgent care center in the grocery store. Next stop the emergency room.

"Well, she's not having contractions." Olivia thought that was a plus. Her blood pressure was up. So Ellie ended up resting on her side for over an hour. Of course, they all got a refresher course in toxemia.

"I hope she's all right." Amber said later when she was getting ready for bed. Rosie of course, had to get in her lap. She wanted to sleep in between them.

"And then you'll have a baby." Rosie stood up and slapped Amber's cheeks. Amber looked at Kyle. Where was Rosie getting her information from?

"Don't worry. She's just making stuff up." Kyle smiled. "Come here, you, you know, you're the only baby for me." He picked Rosie up and took her to her room.

Amber seriously didn't want to be thinking about having a baby, right now. This thing with Ellie had stunned her. Of all people, she thought Ellie had had the perfect pregnancy. Then, this to suddenly develop.

"Rosie tried to French kiss me, today." Kyle suddenly announced.

"What?" Amber thought she had had the strangest day ever. Kyle told Amber he had a talk with Rosie, this was not the way Daddy kissed his daughter.

"Once again, I dunno what's going on, at Amanda's." Kyle shrugged.

"You think Derrick would have had something to do -" Amber was puzzled. She had never tried to do anything like that to her parents.

"No." Kyle undressed for bed then. He never wore much, just his briefs, even on these cold autumn nights. He was always hot natured. "This is something she must have seen Amanda and Elliot do. I guess. I dunno."

"It could have been us." Amber shrugged then. She didn't know. She'd have to be more careful. She guessed. It wasn't that she did anything PG-13 around Rosie. But she'd be more careful. She wasn't even sure she wanted to kiss Kyle, tonight. But naturally, he changed her mind, right away. What did she have to worry about, anyway? She was on the pill.

6 comments:

Krystal said...

such a cliff hanger there :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I'm dying to find out what will happen next!! :)

She is Sara said...

Wow!! I can't wait to see where this goes!

lucy and sarah said...

That Rosie is something. I hope Ellie is OK.

better days said...

That is scary about Ellie.

ivy's closet said...

Its so hard to know what to do in that kind of situation with a friend. Kids do the darnedest things.