CHAPTER 13

Holly tightly held onto Henry's hand as they made their way down the stairs. Henry gave her hand a small squeeze, interlacing his fingers with hers. "Don't worry, it'll be okay" He whispered into her ear as the reached the bottom step.

Holly came to halt for second. "Holly?" Henry said but she ignored him, watching Val who sat on couch with cup and a magazine in her hands. Henry pulled her ahead by her hand. "Come on, Baby" He said softly, looking over her with concerned expression. Taking a breath, she followed Henry, her heart pounding increasing each step.

"Val?" Holly asked in the small voice as they reached her sister, Holly standing in front of her. Henry by her side. Placing her magazine on the lap, she looked up at her sister and Henry.

'Something's wrong' thoughts ran through her mind, from the moment she looked at her sister who looked like she had been crying. "Holly, what's wrong?"

"I…" she paused for moment, looking towards the ground for second. "We need talk to you" She responded, feeling Henry's hand wrapping around her shoulder, pulling her closer towards him.

Val looked between her and Henry. "Of course. You know that you can tell me anything. What's going on?" She said in soft voice as Holly looked at her sister. 'She's going hate me' just thinking about that, brought tears to her eyes. Holly swallowed the lump that formed in her throat.

"I'm…" she paused, her voice breaking. Holly turned away, facing Henry. "I- I can't do it…" She responded, her voice breaking more, feeling tears starting to fall from her eyes as they rolled down her eyes.

Henry's fingers reached over to touch her face, wiping away her tears. "Do you want me to tell her?" He asked in almost a whisper. She nodded, burying her face in her shoulder. Wrapping both of his hands around his girlfriend, he gazed towards Val.

"Henry, just tell me what's going with her, please" She gazed at him and then back at her sister. Hearing sobs escaping underneath her broke her heart.

Henry took a deep breath. 'Here it goes' Holding onto Holly, he looked at Val for few seconds before speaking, stroking Holly's hair with one hand. "Holly, she's… pregnant" He watched Val's eyes go wide; she looked at him before looking at Holly.

"Holly" she called out.

Holly lifted her head, her eyes red and puffy as she looked at her sister. "I'm so sorry Val" She responded, more tears falling down her tears.

Val remained silent for a moment. "W-ho is it? Who's the father? Is the guy you been seeing?" She asked in calm voice, placing the cup of coffee table, placing both of her hands on her knees.

"No" She responded, her eyes gazing towards the ground. "It's Henry's"

Val looked at her sister, then Henry as her eyes widened more. "Henry? When did that happen?"

Holly looked up at her sister, her heart thumping in her chest. "I haven't been completely honest with you, Val. There was no guy at school. It's been Henry. I have been seeing Henry for past month. We slept together last week" She responded so quietly that she wasn't even sure she heard her.

"D-did you two use protection?"

Henry and Holly looked at one another for moment before turning. "No" Holly and Henry responded at once.

Val got up from the couch and took a step closer towards them. "What were you two thinking? You two are 17, how do you plan on taking care of this baby?"

"I-I don't know Val. We don't know what to do"

She looked at her sister and Henry. "Why did you think you had to keep your relationship a secret from me?"

"Because…" Holly began.

"You wouldn't understand" Henry interrupted. "You would just tried to break us up, like Vince is trying to"

Val took a step closer towards Henry. "I'm not Vince, Henry. I would never do that. I want Holly to be happy"

"You wouldn't, if you knew I'm still with Kate" He responded.

"You What?"

"I never had a chance to talk to her, to break up with her"

"You are kidding right? It doesn't mean that it makes this right!" Val yelled as Holly flinched, backing away a bit. "You have end it, with Kate. Now. You have tell her the truth"

"I been trying, but she disappeared. There is no way I am telling her the truth, Val. It's better if she doesn't know"

Val looked at them for a moment, shaking her head. "I thought you were better then that, Holly" She responded before walking up the stairs, letting the door slam behind her. Holly jumped.

Tears rolled down Holly's eyes. "She hates me" She said over and over again, more tears rolling down her cheeks. Henry's hands wrapped more around her as he gazed into her eyes.

"She doesn't hate you, Holly. She just needs time to cool off'

"What if she never speaks to me again?"

"Don't worry. She will. Everything is going to be all right, I promise" He responded, pressing her more against the chest. Hearing even more sobs overtake her as he rocks her back and fourth, whispering to her in soothing voice while stroking her hair.


I know it was a while but i got busy after Thanksgiving with Finals, then i went to Florida to see family over Christmas just got back couple days back. I hope everyone enjoys this chapter, please review if you could. I hope that everyone had a great Christmas! I try update more before my school starts again on January 10.