She twirled the pasta around her fork. Seth stared.
"I'm pregnant," she repeated. Suddenly the fork was wrenched out of her hand. She glared at him.
"Leah, can you please stop talking to me like we're discussing the weather? You're telling me you're pregnant like it means nothing!"
"Why are you getting so worked up over this?"
"Wh- why? Leah, everyone knew you couldn't have children- you let us know, constantly. And now here you are, sitting there calmly, telling me you're pregnant with our Alpha's child! This is a very big deal. Very Big Deal, Leah. Very big."
"Alright Seth, I get it. Big deal."
"I got it!"
They sat in silence for a little bit. Finally Leah said, "Can I have my fork back?"
Seth handed it to her. She continued eating her pasta until Seth spoke up.
"Are you… are you going to keep it?"
Without hesitating, Leah nodded.
"Even though Jake… he's with Nessie."
"Thanks," she said sarcastically. She faltered, then she said. "Seth… I debated getting rid of it. I really did. But… I saw it, on the ultrasound. It's mine. It's my baby. I've always wanted a baby, Seth. And I mean, why kill it, because I was stupid enough to sleep with Jacob Black and get attached? It's not the baby's fault that I'm an idiot. I'm not going to punish him or her for my mistakes."
Seth sighed. "Do you want me to help you tell Jacob?"
She shook her head. "No. But I want you to help me tell mom."
Seth grimaced. "That wasn't part of my offer."
Leah smiled, and Seth smiled, and then suddenly his arms were around her.
"Thank you for not freaking out. Well, not totally."
"I'm happy for you, Leah. I really am. I know you've always wanted this."
She buried her head in his neck. "Just think how much fun you'll have, picking out baby clothes and toys and cribs and all that! And all the fun you'll have baby sitting!"
Seth laughed. "I'm going to be the best damn uncle that ever lived."
She squeezed him tight. "I don't doubt it, Seth."
They were sitting on the couch, talking about Leah's plans and how she was going to tell Jacob when suddenly Sue came home.
"Hey guys, what are you two talking about, heads together like that?"
Leah looked at Seth, who squeezed her hand in comfort. She took a breath and stood, walking towards her mom.
"Mom… I have something to tell you."