7 A.M Monday morning Hennessey residence:

Rory, C.J., and grandpa are at the table eating while Kate is pouring them juice, and Bridget, and Kerry are still upstairs.

"Girls if you don't get down here soon you won't get breakfast before school."

"Be down in a minute." Bridget yells from upstairs.

Both girls run down stairs and sit down at the table.

"Kerry you have a physical after school today."


"Because you haven't had one in 5 years."


After school Kerry goes to the doctor.

2 days later while Grandpa, Rory, C.J., and Kate are at the grocery store the doctor calls.

Bridget hears the phone ring and automatically thinks it's for her so she answers it.


"Is this the Hennessey residence?"


"May I speak to Kate Hennessey?"

"She's not here right here."

"Then may I speak to Kerry Hennessey?"

"Yes hold on a moment," Bridget hands Kerry the phone "It's for you."




"This is doctor Monroe."

"Is something wrong?"

"No, but something came up in your tests."


"Kerry you're pregnant."

"Are you sure?"


"Oh, ok thanks."

"Kerry when will your mom be home?"

"She won't be home until next month she went on a vacation."

"Ok I'll call back then to talk to her."

"Why do you need to talk to her?"

"Kerry your under 18 and I have to inform your mom of any medical conditions."

"Oh, ok." Kerry says as she hangs up.



"I know it's rude but I was on the other end and you have to tell mom."

"What is your problem? I have no privacy."

"I'm just trying to look out for you."

"You're trying to ruin my life."

"No I'm not. You did that yourself."

"Like you're a saint."

"Maybe I'm not but I follow the morals mom and dad taught us."

"Bridget I don't need a lecture right now I have to figure this out."

"Kerry, I'm here for you even though I think what you did was stupid."

"I know that, I just don't know how it happened."

"Kerry don't you know where babies come from?"

"Ha ha, I mean we used protection."

"Where did he get it from?"

"What do you mean?"

"Did he like pull out of his pocket?"

"Yeah so?"

"Heat Kerry."

"You're right I don't know what I was thinking."

"I don't either, but you're the smart one you'll figure it out."

"NO I won't what am I going to do? I can't tell mom."

"You have to Kerry."

"Bridget I'm scared." Kerry says as tears start to flow down her cheeks.

"It's ok." Bridget says as she hugs her sister.

"I'm home." Kate says as she opens the door to the girl's room.


"Were you two hugging?" Kate asks as Kerry goes to the bathroom.

"Don't be silly, we were playing some stupid game." Bridget replies.

"Oh, ok well tell Kerry I'm making Peanut butter cookies."

"I will as soon she gets out of the bathroom."

"Ok." Kate says as she leaves closing the door behind her.

"Kerry can I come in?" Bridget asks as she knocks on the bathroom door.

"I guess."

"Why did you come in here?" Bridget says as she sits down on the floor next to Kerry.

"I can't face her right now."


"I mean it all makes sense now, I've been feeling sick for the last couple weeks."

"I didn't know."

"I just figured I ate something bad."


Kerry runs over to the toilet because she becomes sick. Bridget follows her and holds her hair our of her face. Bridget sits behind Kerry and holds her hair for the next ½ an hour while she throws up. Kerry finally quits puking cleans up and goes into the bedroom.

"Thank you."

"You're welcome Kerry. Come on let's go downstairs, mom's making cookies."

"What kind."

"Peanut butter."

"Great she finally remembers what kind of cookie I like and I can't eat it because it will come right back up."

"Come on, you can just drink some water."

"I guess."

The girls go downstairs and find Kate cleaning the counter.

"Hey you want some cookies?"

"No, I'm just going to get some water." Kerry says.

"Are you sure I made your favorite, peanut butter cookies."

"I'm not very hungry."

"Did you eat already?"

"NO, I'm just not hungry."

"Why are you sick."

"Kind of."

"I'm going to go upstairs." Bridget says as she grabs a plate of cookies and a glass of milk.

"Ok Bridget. So Kerry do you need to go to the doctor?"


"Are you sure?"

"Yeah, Mom I need to talk to you."


"Can you sit down?"

"I guess." Kate says reluctantly as she walks into the living room.

"Mom I have to tell you something."

"Is it about school did you get a bad grade, because if you did it's ok."



"It's not about school. It's about me."

"Oh. What?"

"Mom, I need you to promise me that you won't get mad."

"Ok, I won't get mad."

"Are you sure?"

"Yes just tell me."

"Mom I need you to stay calm."


"Mom, man this is harder than I thought it was …Mom I'm…I'm…"

"You're what? Are you going to the mall?"

"No it's worse than that. I'm p…."

"You're pretty?"




"Pregnant? Kerry You're not pregnant are you?"


"Kerry answer me."

Hearing all the commotion Bridget runs down the stairs.

"Look mom Kerry isn't pregnant I am."

"What? Girls go to your room I'll be up in a minute."

The girls begin to talk while waiting on Kate.

"Bridget, why would you say that?"

"I can handle being in trouble with mom, besides you made one mistake I've made tons and you shouldn't be punished like that for one mistake, plus you've covered for me before."

"Bridget I'm serious."

"Look I'm older I can take the heat, until mom's cooled off and then she won't be as mad."



"Dad always said you have to own up to your mistakes."

"Yeah but dad's not here anymore is he?"

"NO, but does that mean we should give up on everything he's ever taught us."

"No, but he always said you make sacrifices for the ones you love."

"Bridget it's my problem, you shouldn't have to pay for my mistake."

Kate comes in with a calm, but fierce look on her face.

"Sit down, both of you. I'm not going to be mad as long as you tell the truth. So spit it out or be punished."

"Mom, I'm pregnant Bridget isn't don't punish her."

"Ok. Now I want you both to hear this so I want you both to say."


"Girls I don't know what's happened since your dad died but, you've both changed. Kerry your punishment is that you have to keep the baby."

"That's my punishment?"

"It may not seem like punishment now, but you'll understand when you're a parent, which won't be very long."

"Why don't you want me to give the baby up?"

"Because you are responsible for your own mistakes. Bridget learn from your sister do not get pregnant."

"Yes ma'am."