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Emma's POV

"All right, bye," I waved over my shoulder to some girls from the environmental club. I was adjusting the strap on my purse when I fell. I'm not normally clumsy, but I just didn't see the curb.

My purse slipped out of my clutch and onto the ground in front of me as I fell. It spilled its contents and I had two people come over and help me up. One was Peter, and the other was Heather. Peter helped me up while Heather put things into my purse.

A sinking feeling appeared in my stomach as I saw Heather's hand pause over something. I looked over and my fear was confirmed. Heather had found my birth control pills. Peter looked over and saw them, too.

I started taking birth control pills the year after I first got my period. My mom put me on them. She said it was just to regulate my periods but I knew she was afraid I'd get pregnant. I never objected, but at that moment I wish I had.

Heather Sinclair was one of the worst gossips in the entire school. If you wanted to know something, just ask Heather. You might not always get the truth, but you'd get what everyone was talking about. I'd never approved of this, but never stepped in. I wish I had.

Heather dropped the pills and slowly walked away from my purse. The feeling in my stomach grew. I knew that by the next morning everyone would know about my birth control pills.

I went home that day, feeling mad at my mother for making me take them.

The next day, I prepared myself for questions about it. Shielded myself from the comments. I thought I knew what to expect, but what happened was worse than I thought.

Almost everyone stared at me as I stepped through the doors. I felt like everyone was whispering about me. I swore I heard the name Emma at least fifteen times.

In MI we had free time and I was allowed to check my mail. I noticed an e-mail from a girl named Catrina in my in box. Catrina was a year below me and I'd never liked her. She was as bad as Heather, but when she gossiped, she twisted the facts.

When I first started the e-mail, I immediately realized that she'd meant it for her best friend, Tina. We had very similar e-mail addresses.


Did you hear that Emma Nelson is pregnant? I know, unbelievable, right? Yesterday, Heather Sinclair found out that she carried around birth control pills! Later, it was discovered that they were ineffective!

I guess little Miss Virgin Mary is more of a Mary Magdeline after all. Serves her right. She's always been a bit of a bitch if you ask me.



I re-read the message several times, not believing what it said. I wanted to cry, but I knew that wouldn't help anything. People would attribute it to pregnancy hormones. I had to blink away my tears.

I can hardly describe the rest of the day. I had people stare and whisper about me. I wanted to scream out "It's only a rumor!" but I knew it wouldn't change anything.

I heard a couple people mutter "skank" and someone even asked me when it was due! I wanted to scream, cry, and laugh all at the same time.

That day when I got home, I had to face two unhappy parents.

"Emma," my mom said, in the calmest, most soothing voice she could muster, "is there something you'd like to tell us, honey?"

"No," I said.

"Emma, I've heard the rumors," said Snake.

"So you heard them and assumed they were true?" I screamed, I'd been wanting to say that all day long.

"You mean they're not?" Snake asked. Why was he so surprised?

"Because, you know you can tell if they are," my mom said gently.

"They're not true, I promise," I said. I then had to launch into a lengthy explanation about Heather Sinclair and Catrina Merceda.

I got down to my room and was happy that Manny wasn't there. I just wanted to crawl under my covers and forget this day. What would people think after no baby came? I hated rumors.

A/N This is just something I thought up. It's nothing special and probably will be updated daily. Whether you loved it, hated it, or are somewhere in between, please review.

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