Amy stood in front of her locker, she had stayed at school late because of the classes she missed. She walked outside the school and sat down on a bench. Soon she was drenched in rain; her tan boots dripped mud as she stepped inside. One week since the wedding and the word had travelled fast. She looked up at the person staring at her. She should have expected him to be there but it still caught her by surprise.
"Hi Ben," she spoke softly as though she was nursing a wound with her words.
He didn't say anything at first. She noticed he looked better, sober. He was starting to remind her of the cute geeky guy that she fell for during their freshman year of high school. He wore a blue and black stripped sweater with dark wash jeans, he looked good. She felt herself smile but quickly stopped.
"Why didn't you tell me?" he questioned. His tone of voice sounded more hurt than angry.
"You knew we were engaged," she responded.
"But I didn't know you were getting married, what about the baby?" Ben asked as he glanced down at her large stomach.
"Ben even if this is your baby it doesn't mean I'm going to leave Ricky. I love Ricky. And Ricky, John and I are a family, the baby is going to be a part of our family," Amy explained.
"Can you just answer one question for me...did I ever have a chance?"
"If I wasn't pregnant when we met, you would have had a very good chance. But I was pregnant with Ricky's baby, we had a bond together. He changed his ways for me and John and he became everything I ever wanted in a guy. I mean maybe if things had happened differently than yes but the way things are, we never really had a chance together."
"Thanks for telling me the truth Amy, you'll always be my first love," Ben grinned.
Just as Ben started to walk away Amy added, "You look good by the way."
He turned around to face her. "Yeah after going to jail I did a lot of thinking about my life. I decided to stop drinking and doing drugs and messing up my already complicated life, I'm going to try and get good grades so I can get into a good college and create a good future for myself."
"That sounds like a good idea," Amy smiled.
Ben turned around and began to walk away. Her eyes were fixated on him as he walked in the rain and out of her sight.
Amy stood up and walked over to her car. She didn't want to go home yet but she knew she had two. She got in her car and drove to her new house. She got out of the car. She peeked in the window to check to see if anyone saw her. She leaned her back up against the wall. Her mind drifted back to the memories of the past three years. The love, the heartbreaks, the embarrassments, the fights and most of all, the drama. Every so often she would think about what her life would have been like if she never got pregnant at band camp. Would she and Ben be together? Would she have kept playing the French horn and eventually gone to Juilliard? Would her life have been any different or were things just meant to turn out the way they did...
"What are you doing out here? I'm exhausted and I really just want to go home. I have a date with Toby tonight and I want some time to get ready," Ashley exclaimed.
"You're going out with Toby again? But you broke up with him?"
"Yeah I broke up with him for a complete asshole but he still calls me so I decided to ask him out again," Ashley groaned.
"Ok well you can leave now, thanks for watching John."
"Yeah, yeah," Ashley replied as she rushed over to her new car.
John rushed up to Amy the second she walked in the door. He grabbed his arms tightly around her legs. She waddled over to the couch with John still attached to her legs. He let go and climbed up onto the couch. He placed his head on Amy's stomach and kissed her belly.
"Are you excited for the new baby to be born?" Amy asked enthusiastically.
"Do you want a baby brother or a baby sister?"
"A baby sister," John replied happily.
Amy was shocked, she was sure he was going to say brother. Why would he want a sister over a brother?
Amy watched as John jumped down off the couch and ran into his room. She let out a deep sigh as she glanced down at her tummy. Just one more month to go.
Short and sweet is how I would describe this chapter. Continuing on a blissful little break from the drama. But a lot can happen in one month... Hope you all liked this short chapter and I really enjoyed the reviews from the last chapter :)