Friday, April 8, 2011
a total bomb
"I see." He wouldn't get excited. He'd been down this road with her before, but still, he wasn't sure if he wanted to even listen to her.
"I'm pretty sure its yours." She said point blank.
"Huh. Pretty sure?" He didn't believe her. It just wasn't possible.
"I'm a lot farther a long than I knew." She bit her bottom lip. "You know, with the accident and the student teaching. I just wasn't thinking about it, you know. I forgot."
"How can you forget some thing..like that." He winced hard.
"I dunno." She hugged herself then. "I wasn't thinking, you know, it would happen."
"What do you mean?" He kept staring at her as if she had a loose screw in that brain of hers. But he wouldn't dare mention that. He was feeling hot and sweaty now. Then cold chills.
"Well, you know, last summer. I stopped taking birth control. Everything actually. I mean, I kept thinking, well maybe by August I'd be pregnant. It never takes me that long, you know. But then that didn't happen. And then came September, then October. I'm thinking now, it was late October."
"That long ago?" Elliot felt his heart tense. He'd been drunk, a lot then. If they had a hyper little demon, he knew it would be all his fault.
About then, Sam's truck drove up in the driveway.
"We'll, talk about this more. Later. I-I'm doing this thing with Sam." He grabbed his dark pea coat, pulled it on.
Amanda just nodded.
He reached for a hug then. Gave her a kiss on the cheek. He didn't know what to think. He looked at her. Maybe she was showing. He just hadn't noticed until now.