This is basically going to be about Jake and Mel's daughter Louise, (if you've read twins then you'll know) and her struggle to avoid making the same mistakes her parents did.Characters
Melanie Perry – 34
Jake Perry – 34
Louise Perry – 17
Jessica Perry – 17
Ellie Perry – 1
Darren McKinley – 18
It was 2 years since Jake and Mel had gotten back together, they had had Ellie who was now an adorable 1 year old.
Jessica had left school when she was 16 and now worked full time at the stables. Jessica lived with her boyfriend Dave nearby.
Louise had just graduated from high school, she was still going out with Darren and planned to go to college 5, miles away, to do a business degree. Louise still lived with Mel and Jake.
Louise woke up at 6:30am, she had only graduated yesterday and now she was forced to think about what she had pushed to the back of her mind. Her period was 3 weeks late. She was sleeping with Darren, but they were always careful. What if she was pregnant? What would she do? She wasn't ready to be a mother. She adored Ellie and loved looking after her, but she was still relieved when she could hand her back to her mother.
She loved Darren, but he wasn't ready to be a dad either. It was weird her mother had gotten pregnant when she was her age and that was why Louise and her twin Jessica were here. But Louise wasn't her mother and she had no intention of repeating her mistakes. She had plans to do something with her life, and a baby was not in those plans at least not yet anyway, she was only 17.
If she was, everyone would expect her and Darren to get married and neither of them was ready for that. They loved each other, but they were still kids themselves.
Louise knew she might be worrying over nothing, she could just be late. But she was pregnant she could feel it.
Just then Louise heard Ellie cry. She went into her room and stood over her crib.
"Hey, mornin' sweetheart" Louise said softly as she picked up Ellie, who had stopped crying as soon as she saw her big sister.
Louise turned to go into the living room, and then Jake suddenly appeared in the doorway.
"Wh-what are you doin' up?" asked Jake sleepily
"Daddy you can go back to bed, I'll get her ready and take her out"
"Thanks" grunted Jake as he made his way back to bed.
Louise got Ellie dressed, gave her breakfast and then put her in her pram and walked down to the pharmacy. She made sure she was the only customer in the store at the time, and then she picked up a pregnancy test and took it up to the counter.
"Oh, so who's the mother to be?" asked the woman behind the till.
"It's… uh my Momma, but she's not sure yet, so we'd appreciate some professional
discretion" said Louise calmly even though she was panicking
"Some what, now?"
"Just keep it quiet or we'll have you fired"
"Oh why couldn't you just say so? That'll be $35.90"
Louise handed over the money and walked Ellie over to Jessica's.y
"Hey, what are you two doin' here?" said Jessica as she came to the door.
"Hey, I uh need to talk to you. Is Dave in?" said Louise as she took Ellie out of her pram and carried her into the house.
"No he already left. What's up?"
"I'm 3 weeks late and I need someone with me while I take the test" said Louise as she put Ellie down and went into the bathroom.
"God, I hope not" came Louise's reply through the closed door.
A few minutes later, Louise came out holding a little white stick.
"Positive, I'm pregnant" said Louise not even surprised she had known she was deep down.
"Oh my god, I'm going to be an aunt," said Jessica excitedly as she hugged Louise, "I know it wasn't planned but you'll see this is good news"
"I don't think it is. I've been thinking about it these past few weeks and I don't want a baby right now or a husband. I'm not ready, maybe it's selfish, but I want a termination."
"What?" said Jess shocked about how calm Louise was being about the whole thing,
"Are you serious? What about Darren? Are you gonna tell him?"
"I am serious and no I'm not going to tell him. Why burden him with it, he'll only try to change my mind. He doesn't need to feel the pain"
"I think you should reconsider. It's a big thing, you can't change it once it's done."
"I know I've thought about nothing else for weeks and I know how cold I sound but I have to be strong otherwise my life is over"
"You could try adoption"
"I couldn't as soon as I saw that little baby I couldn't give it up"
"Please Jess," said Louise as tears started to run down her cheeks, "you're my sister, please I need you"
"I know, I just don't want you to make a decision you'll regret. But you're my sister and whatever you decide I'll support"
"Thank you and I know I'm making the right decision. I've made an appointment at a clinic in New York, I'm gonna tell Momma and ask her to come with me"
"You already made the appointment you just found out"
"Honestly Jess I knew"
"Don't you think you're rushing a little?"
"No if I slow down and leave it a few weeks I might not be able to do it. Will you come with me to tell Momma?"
"Of course I will, but I still think Darren has a right to know, it's his baby as well"
"Well I'm not keeping it, so knowing will only cause unnecessary pain and hurt"