Friday, April 8, 2011

a total bomb

Elliot almost thought he was going to faint when Amanda told him the news. He was getting ready to go out with Sam, who was picking him up. It felt a little weird just going out with Sam. Now he felt shaky as he stood there in his room, getting his belt buckled.

"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 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.


The Blonde Duck said...

She's so frustrating!

Lux and Stan said...

Shocker. I dunno what I'd believe if I were him.

lucy and sarah said...

What a sweet and sour moment.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! I don't blame him for being confused. :/

C... said...

I like how you use your blog for your stories. cool.

ivy said...

I do wonder how he'll deal.

Holly said...

Wow, shock and dismay..I'm sure.

Mimi said...

oh. my. gosh. i wonder what's gonna happen next...

<3, Mimi

Krystal said...

oh myyyyy