The Trouble with Love

He loved her and she loved him. But they hadn't told each other …

Love can be a many splendored thing
Can't deny the joy it brings
A dozen roses, diamond rings
Dreams for sale and fairy tales
It'll make you hear a symphony
And you just want the world to see
But like a drug that makes you blind,
It'll fool you every time

They had agreed to meet.

Both had to tell the other one something very important. But neither of them knew how.

They were too frightened to say something wrong, to hurt the other one or to be hurt.

The trouble with love is
It can tear you up inside
Make your heart believe a lie
It's stronger than your pride
The trouble with love is
It doesn't care how fast you fall
And you can't refuse the call
See, you got no say at all

And Miss Parker still wasn't sure if she was ready to face the truth. She wasn't sure that he would stay by her side.

He would never let her get in danger if he knew about the baby. But she didn't want him to love her because they were having a child together.

And she was sick of being hurt time after time. Again and again. And to be loved by him resulting from the fact that he would be the father of the child she was carrying would only hurt her …

Now I was once a fool, it's true
I played the game by all the rules
But now my world's a deeper blue
I'm sadder, but I'm wiser too
I swore I'd never love again
I swore my heart would never mend
Said love wasn't worth the pain
But then I hear it call my name

But how could she not tell him? About her – their – child, about her feelings …?

The trouble with love is
It can tear you up inside
Make your heart believe a lie
It's stronger than your pride
The trouble with love is
It doesn't care how fast you fall
And you can't refuse the call
See, you got no say at all

She had been waiting for him in the park for only a few minutes when he sat down next to her on the bench.

"Parker."

"Jarod …"

"You came …"

"We've agreed to meet."

"But –"

"Jarod, there's something I really have to tell you."

"I have to tell you something important, too. But I guess you can start."

Miss Parker hesitated. How should or even could she tell him the truth?

She had experienced so much, she knew so much, but nothing seemed to be able to help her at this moment …

Every time I turn around
I think I've got it all figured out
My heart keeps callin' and I keep on fallin'
Over and over again
This sad story always ends the same
Me standin' in the pourin' rain
It seems no matter what I do
It tears my heart in two

"Jarod, I guess we've forgotten something."

He looked at her. He had NO idea what she was up to ..

Just spit it out, Parker!

"Jarod, I'm pregnant."

His mouth fell open.

Oh, shit, why did she have to tell him?

He would become angry … she had known it, big mistake, BIG MISTAKE, Parker …

She stood up and started to leave.

But he held her back by putting one hand around her right wrist.

"Parker …"

"No, Jarod, it's okay. I should have never told you about it. It's my fault. I didn't tell you that I didn't take the pill. You don't have to feel responsible. I can understand if you're angry. Really."

"Parker, what do you mean? It's not your fault! It isn't anyone's fault at all! Because-, because, Parker, I have felt responsible for you all my life. I have always dreamt of having children with you because I love you, Parker …"

The trouble with love, yeah
It can tear you up inside

He had loosened the grip around her wrist and instead had taken her hand into his.

"You love me?"

"Yeah, that's what I wanted to tell you …"

"But you haven't called for months, Jarod …"

"I was afraid …"

Now she got really angry.

"Afraid of what?!"

"Afraid of your reaction. - That you don't love me."

"And they call you a genius …"

She smiled at him and placed a sweet kiss on his lips.

Make your heart believe a lie
It's stronger than your pride

But sometimes the lies were just things you told yourself. And the truth was much better …

THE END

P.S. There will be no sequel. I guess it's best to leave the rest up to your fantasy …