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It had been one week since Madi was admitted to the hospital, and although it was going slowly, the medicine was working. It was a small relief, but the real happiness wouldn't come until she was officially out of the hospital and back home and healthy. Conrad had been spending a lot of time at the hospital when he wasn't at practice and even though she visited a lot too, Sarah had barely seen Conrad that week. They had decided, however, that since she would be getting out of the hospital soon they were not going to postpone the wedding.
Sarah was home working some of the minor wedding plans when the door opened and Donnie walked in. "Hey Donnie." She gave him a small smile.
He sat on the couch next to her. "What're you doing?"
She shrugged. "Just wedding stuff."
"Oh, you have a lot of that still?" He asked, and she could tell that he was hesitating.
"Uh…not really. Mom's been helpful. Did you come over here for a reason, or…?"
"What? I can't come and visit my sister?" She cocked an eyebrow and he sighed. "I don't know, I guess…I was worried about you."
She was confused. "Worried about me? Why? Madi is the one in the hospital."
She shut her notebook and crossed her legs, facing him. "Okay…officially confused. Please explain."
He sighed again. "You have had a lot on your plate recently. First you were sick, then your grandparents show up, you have so little time to plan the wedding and your launch party, and now Madi is in sick. You are going through so much, and I hear through the grapevine that Conrad is never here." She gave him a confused look. "Mom."
She nodded. "Oh. Yeah."
"Yeah, so I figured I would come check on you."
She sighed, and held onto a pillow that was next to her. "I'm fine Donnie. I have been working on stuff for the wedding, mostly minor things, and I go to visit Madi. Otherwise I go to dinner at Mom and Dad's, and I have seen Dustin a few times." She paused. "I mean, I get it. I do miss Conrad being around, but we've all been trying to help care for Madi."
"You have to be taken care of too." He told her quickly and she thought about that.
"Right now, Madi needs the care. I'm fine." She said.
He shook his head. "I am here to make sure you have someone taking care of you, since Conrad isn't here."
She smiled. "Thanks, Donnie."
He nodded. "Oh, and…I brought lunch."
Her eyes lit up. "Oh, you are totally my favorite brother."
"I know." He smiled and she smacked him."Ow! Is that any way to treat you favorite brother?"
Sarah rolled her eyes. "Do you want something to drink?"
"A beer would be great." She stood to get it for him and she made it to the kitchen, and stopped, feeling a bit dizzy.
"Sarah?" Donnie stood and walked to her.
She shook her head and sighed. "I'm okay; just a little dizzy."
He eyed her. "Are you sure?"
"Yeah. I'm good." She nodded.
"Okay. Why don't you just sit? I will get my beer." He said.
"Bring me a water?"
He nodded in response and came back a second later to eat with her. "So, I thought you weren't sick anymore?"
"I'm not." She said quickly, not looking at him.
"Then why did you get dizzy again?" He asked, a bit worried.
She sighed. "I was never 'sick' Donnie."
"You had the flu."
"But…what…" He was confused.
She paused. "I'm pregnant."
He stared at her. "You're what?"
She nodded. "I'm pregnant. I'm going to have a baby."
"When did you find out?" He asked quickly, setting his food on the table and looking directly at his sister.
She shrugged. "The day my grandparents came into town and I went to have my hand fixed up. They did a blood test when I told them I wasn't feeling well and told me that I didn't have the flu…I am pregnant."
"Oh my God." He paused. "Congratulations." He hugged her.
She smiled. "Thanks Donnie. Please don't tell anyone."
He nodded. "What did Conrad say when you told him?" She paused again. "Sarah?"
She sighed. "I haven't told him yet. I have barely seen him since that day and there hasn't really been a good time to tell him! Most nights he sleeps there and he barely comes home…most of the time that he does come here I am at the studio or out with Dustin or something. So far you are the only one that knows."
"When are you going to tell him?" He asked, picking his food up again.
She shrugged. "Well I am hoping that Madi will come home in the next few days. Then I will tell him."
Donnie nodded. "So this baby…you'll name him after me, right?"
Sarah rolled her eyes and smacked him again.
Another week went by and finally Madi was getting better. She was scheduled to get out of the hospital in the next few days and everyone was relieved about that. However, that also meant that Sarah hadn't told Conrad about the baby yet. She was home alone again one day working on wedding things when she stood and doubled over.
"Oh my God. Ow!"
She took a few deep breaths and sat back down, leaning against the back of the couch. A few minutes later she felt it again and got really scared. She slowly reached for her cell phone, and called Donnie, since he already knew about the baby. Unfortunately, he didn't answer so she dialed Dustin.
"Dustin!" She shouted.
"Sarah? What's wrong?" She could hear the worry in his voice.
"You have to come over here. Now! Oh my God, ow!"
"I'm coming now."
Dustin raced over to her apartment and burst through the door, finding her on the couch. "Sarah? What's going on?"
"I'm pregnant." She told him quickly. "You have to take me to the hospital."
He quickly held her. "Okay, come on."
"It hurts, Dustin." She whimpered.
The sound not only scared him, but broke his heart and he rushed her out the door.