Author: karilicious123 PM
Roxie's 16-year-old sister, Kari is in trouble. Can Roxie and the other wives help her out before it's too late!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Humor - Roxy L. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,168 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 07-24-12 - Published: 08-09-10 - id: 6223095
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-An Army Wives Fan Fic by Karilicious123-
Chapter 8: Road Rules
It was around 7:00 AM the next morning and Roxie awoke; earlier than usual. Her mind had been racing all night. Today was the day that she and Kari would head to the police station and begin the battle for custody. So much to do; so little energy.
Roxie hopped out of bed and went to go wake her sister to set off on their adventurous day.
One problem; Kari wasn't anywhere to be found.
Roxie quickly dialed the phone in hopes that Kari might be with one of her friends.
"Pamela, is Kari with you?" Roxie said, extremely concerned.
No, why? Is everything okay?
"No, Pamela, she is GONE. I called Denise, Claudia Joy and even Roland- she is GONE."
I'll be right over. Pamela said as she hung up the phone, called the rest of the tribe, and headed over to Roxie's.
"So she just up and left? Didn't you hear her sneak out? When do you think it happened?" Roland asked Roxie, trying his best to stay as calm as possible.
"I don't know! She seemed okay when we went to bed; I should have been awake. God, WHERE could she be?" Roxie said, on the verge of tears.
"Roxie, it is going to be OKAY. She couldn't have gone far." Denise said.
"Well, what do we do? So far I haven't handled Kari the best. I didn't even know she was being abused at home and then she RAN AWAY without me even flinching. She is going to think that I don't care about her and-"
"Roxie, calm down." Pamela interrupted, "Obviously she knows you love her, she is just REALLY upset and troubled and HELLA confused right now. She needs help; more than you are capable of giving her. More than ANY of us are capable of giving her. She needs to be put in therapy and-"
"Yeah, if we can FIND HER!" Roxie yelled back. "I'm sorry." She said, quickly biting her words.
"It's fine. We just need to start looking for her. Do you have ANY idea where she might be?" Claudia Joy said.
"Well, I don't know. Whenever things get really hard for Kari, she just likes to disappear. When she was 4 years old, she would hide in a shed in our backyard when she was upset and wouldn't come out all day. She could be ANYWHERE." Roxie said on a heavy exhale.
"Well, let's start looking then. Split up." Roland said as they all headed out the door.
Denise and Pamela were driving around on the outskirts of the base trying to see if they could find Kari.
"Denise, I didn't want to say this around Roxie, but I am VERY concerned. I should have told Roxie what was going on with Kari sooner; maybe this wouldn't be happening." Pamela said.
"No, Pamela, it's not your fault! It's going to be fine."
Just then, Pamela spotted a girl that looked a LOT like Kari from the distance sitting by the water.
"Denise, pull over. That's Kari! Look, we've found her!"
Denise pulled the car over and the two got out and ran over to Kari.
"Kari?" Pamela said as Kari sharply turned around.
"What are you doing here? Go away!" Kari yelled.
"What the hell do you think you are doing; trying to give your sister an aneurism?" Pamela yelled at the girl.
"Fine, then I WILL LEAVE." Kari said as she started to storm off.
"Pamela, we can't be mean to her; she is upset." Denise pleaded.
Pamela obviously could not hear her and continued on her rant.
"Kari, you get back here RIGHT now." Pamela yelled, chasing after her. "I understand that you have been going through a lot, but you CAN'T do this!"
"PAMELA, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. NONE OF YOU UNDERSTAND. I LOST MY BABY LAST NIGHT; THE ONE THIS THAT WAS KEEPING ME ALIVE THROUGH THIS." Kari cried back.
"I'm sorry, WHAT?" Pamela said as Denise's jaw dropped to the floor.
"Yeah, that's right; I was pregnant! AND MY MOM'S BOYFRIEND IS THE FATHER." Kari started balling, "When he got me pregnant, I thought my life was OVER. But then, I started thinking about it and I realized that I created life. This HORRIBLE thing left me with something magical; someone that will love me FOREVER. AND NOW SHE'S GONE." Kari fell to the floor as Denise ran over to her.
"You were pregnant and you didn't tell ANY of us?" Pamela said bitterly.
"Yes." Kari said as she cried into Denise's arms.
"Wow." Pamela said. "I really don't know what to say."
"I just want to get out of here!" Kari cried. "I don't want to be here anymore, I don't want this. I don't want to cause all of this stress on you guys. I can't live anymore; I am done." Kari cried as she tried to break away from Denise's grip, but she wouldn't let her.
"Shhh.." Denise said as she held Kari.
Call Roxie. Denise mouthed to Pamela as Pamela headed to the car.
"Rox- we found her." Pamela said rather uneasily.
Oh thank God! Roxie squealed. Where are you guys, I'm coming right now.
"We are by the water; but there is something you should know first."
What? What's wrong?
"The reason Kari ran away is because she was PREGNANT, Roxie. She lost her baby last night. She had a miscarriage, I guess. She is devastated."
Oh my God. I'm coming right now.
Roxie hung up the phone and started driving to her sister.
Road Rule #1: NEVER drive when you are upset; it causes accidents.