She held the test up to the light. She couldn't believe it, the little pink cross.
"It can't be…" She whimpered.
She pushed the test into her bag and rushed back to work.
She made sure Klavier wasn't around when she called her sister.
"Lana, I need you to take me to the doctors." She whimpered.
"Why honey, are you sick or something?"
"Huh?...uh…a little yeah…it's important too." She was distracted now.
"Well ok, wanna call Apollo and let him know honey?"
"N-no!" She blurted out. "P-please don't make him worry about me."
"He loves you though, he's bound to worry."
"Please, promise me Lana and I need an appointment after work tonight."
"Alright, I'll pick you up from the scene." She put the phone down.
She was distracted throughout the afternoon.
"Hey baby." A shadow overcast her.
"Apollo!" She jumped up and hugged him. She gave him a brief cheeky kiss while Klavier wasn't looking.
"Something wrong baby? You look a little pale Em." Apollo smiled softly.
"Nnrk! Uh…yeah, yeah I'm fine." She nodded.
"Herr Forehead! No evidence sharing!"
"Grr, sorry honey." Ema let him go. "I'm going to be a little late tonight; I'm going to go with Lana for a coffee. If that's ok of course…"
"Why are you asking?" Apollo smiled. "Of course, you don't need to ask. Remember?"
"Alright." She smiled. "Sorry."
"Anyway, I've gotta go. I'm picking Trucy up from school."
"You need to tell Wright you're a lawyer not an errand boy." She giggled.
"Well it gives me something to do." Apollo shrugged.
"Oh and tell Gavin I'm not even the lawyer in this case." He yelled out so Klavier heard him. "I love you."
"Love you too." She kissed him before kneeling down and carrying on taking footprint moulds.
"So what's the matter?" Lana asked as she drove her sister to their doctor.
"Nothing, just a bit of stomach ache." Ema lied. "Just want to see what's happening, it's probably nothing."
"If you say so. So how are things with you and Apollo?"
"He's so lovely to me, he treats me like a princess all the time now I live with him." Ema blushed.
"Told you he was the one." She smiled.
"You're in the wrong job Lana. Forget chief prosecutor of the district you can open a new business – 'Lana's matchmaking service'." Ema giggled. In a brief few moments she forgot about that test.
"Good afternoon Ema." Her family doctor smiled warmly. "I haven't seen you in a while. I hear you got a man!"
"Yeah…" Ema smiled.
"So what can I do for you?"
"I need you to promise what I say won't leave this room, not even to my sister."
"We doctors aren't allowed to discuss our patients with anyone." She assured. "So can I help?"
"I need you to confirm something for me…" She reached into her bag. "I need you to check if this is right?"
"Is this what I think it is?" The doctor took it.
"A pregnancy test."
Ema sat quietly for a couple of minutes before her doctor returned.
"The pregnancy test isn't lying, you are indeed pregnant."
Ema started to cry. To the outside world it was hard to tell if it was from joy or sadness but on the inside she was truly happy. She wanted a baby, she loved Apollo and she knew he was the one for her.
…Only has was she going to tell him?...
It had to be special. This was their first child after all. Besides, Apollo's a special guy.
"How far gone…am I?" She sniffled.
"4 weeks honey." The doctor smiled handing her a tissue.
"Thanks." She wiped her eyes, grateful she hadn't worn any make up.
"This man of yours? Will he want a baby?"
"Oh yeah. I don't doubt that." Ema smiled. "Alright, thanks doc I'll leave you to your patients."
"Everything ok then honey?" Lana asked as she drove Ema back to Apollo's.
"Yeah, just a bit of stomach ache, she said it will go on its own."
"Good, for a moment I thought it was a serious issue you had." Lana sighed.
"Stop worrying about me." Ema smiled.
"Apollo!" Ema ran into his arms.
"Hey baby." He kissed her before looking to Lana.
"Hello Apollo." Lana smiled. "I've got to be off, by the way – I want to invite you two to dinner on Friday evening. The kids are going to Jake's parents so we've got the house to ourselves."
"I'd love too." Apollo smiled.
"Same here." Ema let go of him and turned back to her sister.
"Cool, seven o'clock and Jake's cooking so don't be late!"
When she found out she was pregnant it was a Monday. Now it was Friday and she still hadn't found a way to tell Apollo. She tried to get him alone at work – she'd managed it once. She sat on her lover's lap and kissed his neck. As she was about to move up to his ear to whisper her news to him, Trucy burst in. She leapt off his lap after Trucy started whining.
"God! Get a room!" She whined.
Knowing she couldn't tell him at the office she tried to tell him in the privacy of their bedroom in their own home. It was too difficult, it didn't feel right and she had no idea how to break it to him.
She'd got out of the shower and Apollo had jumped in after her. The bathroom was an en-suite so it made her conscious when she talked to herself as she knew Apollo could hear her (she'd been caught a few times before). She stood in front of the floor length mirror and undid her towel then fastened it back around her waist. She stared at her stomach and unconsciously began to touch it.
"Something amazing is going to happen inside me…" She whispered quietly. She heard the shower being switched off and continued to stare at the naked top half of her body in the reflection.
"Something wrong?" Apollo asked as he pulled her back gently into his arms.
"No, not really." She smiled.
"You're beautiful, you know that?" He whispered.
"I love you." She moved one of his hands down so it was wrapped loosely around her stomach. She smiled.
"I love you too." He kissed her neck. She twisted round and wrapped her arms around his neck, she pushed her lips against his and pulled his head forward into the kiss.
"Hey Em, hey Apollo!" Lana welcomed them in. "Come in and take a seat in the living room." She kicked a teddy away from the couch and offered them the seats.
It was the dinner that would make her say she was pregnant...
"Would you like a drink?" She offered the two bottles of wine to Apollo.
"White please." Apollo smiled. He took the glass from Lana's hands. "Thanks." He took a sip.
"Ema?" She offered her a glass of red wine.
I can't drink alcohol if I'm carrying a baby… she gulped.
"No thanks." Ema declined as politely as she could.
"Come on Ema, you're not driving." Apollo smiled.
"…Uh…" She took a deep breath. "Lana can I just talk to Apollo outside for a moment, I need some air." She took Apollo's hand and led him out into the cool night air.
"Something wrong?" Apollo asked as he took her hands.
"I can't drink that wine."
"Why?" Apollo asked soothingly, realising she appeared upset.
"I wanted to tell you when we were alone but…I didn't go for coffee with Lana on Monday…I went to the doctor's."
"Why are you sick?" Apollo asked alarmed.
"…I'm pregnant…" She whimpered before crying again.
"We're having a baby!" Apollo exploded with joy then held his crying girlfriend in his arms.
"You're not mad?"
"Of course not! We're having a baby Ema!" She smiled, wiped her eyes and clung to him.
"I love you and I know you'll be a great daddy."
"I know you'll make an amazing mom too."