Saturday, March 12, 2016

moving forward, not a step back

and then




Irma felt weird asking Josh to come with her to CVS, even if it were right around the corner.

He only smiled. Didn't even bat an eyelash, when she told him she thought she was pregnant.

"Why are you telling me?" He finally asked once they got there to see all different kind of home pregnancy tests.

"I dunno. I just needed to tell someone, I guess." Irma shrugged, and Josh told her maybe this was something she should be doing with the one who got her in this predicament.

While she was trying to explain Jung to him, he showed up with a fierce hand of signing. She thought for a moment he might be mistaken for a Ninja. Jung was not happy to see her with Josh.

She wasn't sure he'd ever simmer down, but he came home with her, and paced the apartment while she went to take it. They were alone then. Holden was working and Luna was putting in applications for jobs.

Of course, the results were exactly what she thought they'd be. Then an avalanche of emotions hit her. She was crying before she knew it, while Jung was jumping all around, holding her and much nosier than she'd ever known him to be.

Finally, he was at a stand-still. His WHAT expression only made her smile. He signed HAPPY?

She smiled with a nod.

He got out of his phone.

She had to know what he was doing. She tried to take the phone away from him. No telling what his brother might do if he found out the news. Jung shook his head no, and signed MOTHER. He was texting his Mom to let her know the news.

stirring up trouble



Jin's phone rang. Immediately, he knew it was his mother. Honestly, no one ever called his number. They knew he was studying. That was his life, these days.

He closed his eyes, wondering what it could be. She only called on Sundays. It was Saturday.

"Hullo, mum." He was never really formal. His folks were divorced. She had her own practice. He hoped some day, he could work there too.

His sleepy eyes could hardly keep open.

But once he heard the news about Jung and Irma, he was definitely awake.

"What am I suppose to do?" As if he didn't have enough to worry about with the tiny apartment they were in, living on Ramen, and studying night and day. He didn't have a job. It was Jung who worked.

In the beginning he felt bad about it. Having his deaf brother take a job at a grocery store. But with so much to read and comprehend, he didn't think much about it, anymore.

He grimaced at the thought, of the two of them here and a baby on the way. It would be horrible.

His mother said she would be down next weekend. They'd sort it all out then.

"Now, you be happy for your brother." She informed him.

Jin sighed, wishing he could just get a good nights rest, and be left alone.

2 comments:

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I wish Jin were more agreeable/happy sometimes. :/

xx

Launna said...

I want people to kind to Jung and Irma... having a baby is not easy that is for sure... they don't need more stress from people xox