Abi Branning was sat on the sofa in the front room of the Branning house,looking at her watch. Jay was supposed to be coming round and he was ten minutes late and Abi was beginging to wonder if he changed his mind or had other plans. After a few more minutes of waiting, the doorbell rang and smiling,Abi went to answer it. There stood Jay holding some flowers out for her.
"Sorry I'm late" he told her "had to stop off at the flower stall to get these." He handed her the flowers and she thanked him before inviting him in.
"I'll just put these in a vase" Abi told him "sit down if you want." Jay sat down on the sofa and waited for Abi to return from the kitchen. She came back two minutes later, carrying two cans of cola. She handed one to Jay and sat down next to him.
"So, where is everyone?" he asked.
"Dad's at the work,mum's gone out somewhere with Greg and Lauren's gone to a mates" Abi told him. Jay nodded and took a drink from his cola.
"Do any of them know about us?" he asked.
"Well, Lauren and mum know,but dad doesn't" Abi said "mum seemed to be quite pleased for me and Lauren's been teasing me about it."
"So,how come you haven't told your dad yet?" Jay asked her.
"You know how overprotective he can be" Abi said "he still things I'm a little girl and I don't think he can accept that I'm growing up, I mean, I'm almost fifteen,sixteen next year and he's got to accept that I'm growing up." Jay nodded as he took it all in before he had an idea.
"Say,you want to go uptairs for abit?" he asked.
"What do you mean?" Abi asked. Jay then started suggested that they should take their relationship to the next level.
"Wouldn't that be illegal?" Abi asked "I mean,your sixteen and I'm fourteen,it wouldn't seem right."
"It's only a two year age gap" Jay replied "you don't have to do it if you don't want to. I don't want you to feel pressured if you're not ready."
"Who says I don't want to" Abi said "I want to see what it's like."
"Are you sure?" Jay asked "because, I'm totally cool with it if you don't want to."
"I want to" Abi said with a look of determination on her face. Jay smiled,took Abi by the hand and led her upstairs.
A couple of hours had passed and Max was on his way back from the car lot and when he arrived home,he found Abi and Jay sat on the sofa,looking at some of Abi's school books.
"What's going on here?" he asked.
"Oh, I asked Jay over to help me with my homework"Abi lied. She didn't want to tell Max the real reason why Jay was here because she knew how Max would react.
"Right,well I'll get going now"Jay said as he stood up and headed to the door.
"Thanks for helping me with my homework" Abi called to him before he left. Max then sat on the sofa next to Abi and asked her what Jay was helping her with.
"This maths problem that I couldn't understand" she told him "Jay's really good at maths so I asked him if he'd come round to help me."
"I could have given you a hand" Max said to her "I'm quite good at things like that too." Abi smiled and told him that she didn't want to disturb him while he was at work.
"That's ok love" Max said as he gave his daughter a kiss on the forehead "right,I'm going to get tea on."
Four weeks had passed and Abi was beginging to behave very strangely. She was becoming moody,distant from everyone and she was starting to feel sick in the mornings. Max put it down to teenage hormones and asked Abi if anything was bothering her.
"Nothings the matter" she snapped.
"Doesn't sound like it" Max said "look Abi, if you're having problems, you can always tell me." Abi simply scoffed and stormed out of the kitchen before covering her mouth and rushing upstairs. Max cringed as he heard her retching from the bathroom. Abi came back downstairs ten minutes later,looking pale and exhausted.
"You alright darling?" Max asked her as she said down on the table and layed her head on table.
"Not really" Abi groaned "I feel like I'm dying." Max said down next to her and looked at her.
"Perhaps you could be coming down with something" he said "try some toast, see if that will make you feel abit better." Abi groaned and slumped to the living room to lie down.
"I'll take that as a no then" Max muttered to himself. By the afternoon, Abi was started to feel abit better and asked if she could go out for abit.
"Are you sure?" Max asked her. Abi nodded and pointed out that maybe some fresh air might help abit. Max nodded and agreed for her to go so Abi threw on her coat and went headed over to the cafe and saw Lauren so she went to sit with her.
"Hey, what's up with you?" Lauren asked her sister who seemed to look worried about something.
"Well, you know that me and Jay mitchell have been seeing each , we took our relationship to the next level" Abi explained. Lauren looked at her younger sister in shock and amazement.
"Wow, I didn't think you were the type to do something like that" she said.
"There's something else too" Abi said before gesturing Lauren to lean it so Abi could whisper "I think I might be pregnant."Lauren looked at her sister,wide eyed.
"Are you serious?" she asked. Abi nodded and pointed out on how she was getting sick in the mornings and feeling fine in the afternoons.
"Does dad suspect something?" Lauren asked.
"He thinks I've just got a stomach bug" Abi said.
"Have you done a test to see if you are?" Lauren asked her. Abi then said that she was thinking off buying a test but felt to embarressed to get one.
"Well, why don't I get you own and you can meet me at the queen vic and we'll do it in the toilets" Lauren suggested.
"Ok" Abi agreed "I need to know for sure anyway." So Lauren went to buy Abi a pregnancy test and then send her a text to let her know that she was at the queen vic so Abi headed over to vic to find Lauren waiting outside with a pregnancy test.
"Are you sure you want to do this?" Lauren asked her. Abi nodded and pointed out that she wanted to find out before it was too late. So the two girls went into the vic and headed into the toilets. Lauren gave Abi the test and she went into one of the cubicles to do it. She came out two minutes later, looking at the white stick.
"It says that I have to wait two minutes" Abi whispered. The two girls both watched the pregnancy test and waited until two minutes later, two blue lines appeared on the stick. Abi turned to her older sister with a shocked look on her face.#
"Lauren" she said in a hused voice "I'm pregnant."