Hello everyone. I am so sorry about not uploading in forever again. My Aunt recently pasted away and it's been very hard on my family and I.
But here's the next chapter!
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One week. It's been one week since I found out I was pregnant. One week since I told Ben I was pregnant. One week since everything changed.
I can't even describe the look that come over his face as he turned white as a ghost. A mix of mostly shock and fear.
"Wh-what?" He stuttered.
"I'm pregnant Ben." I whispered again.
"N-no…..you can't…..it's not…..are you sure?" He asked.
"Yes Ben. I've been throwing up non stop and I've missed my period. Anne gave me a test and it was positive."
"Oh my god. Shit. Crap! FUCK!" He exclaimed, rubbing his hands over his face.
"Would you hush! I don't want anyone else to know!" I whispered/shouted.
"Sorry. I just…what are we going to do?" He sighed.
"I don't know." I looked down at my feet. I felt my eyes water and soon enough there were tears streaming down my face. Ben immediately noticed and pulled me into a tight hug.
"Please don't leave me." I sobbed.
"I will never leave you Rae. I love you so much and I will not leave you alone in this. We're in this together." He whispered into my ear. I sniffled and pulled back to look at him. He grabbed my face gently and wiped the tears away with his thumbs.
"I love you too. And I know it's insane and we are only 15, but I want to keep this baby." I told him, scared of his reaction.
"Are you sure? I want to as well, but what about the skitters? The war we live every day?"
"There is no way I'm killing an innocent life, my own child. I know it will be tough because of the skitters and because we're young, but I think we can do it. No, I know we can do it. And maybe this is gods way of saying that the human race is meant to go on. To survive. Young or not, I believe it's a miracle."
"Well said. So we are having a baby." He smiled. I smiled back, glad he didn't hate me and that he felt the same way.
"I want to wait a while before we tell people. Anne already knows obviously, but she promised not to tell anyone." I said. He nodded and kissed my nose.
Telling my dad was even more terrifying. He had turned red, then purple, then red again and launched for Ben. My mom, having taken it better, held him back and calmed him down. Of course she was upset, but she didn't go ape shit.
"I see no point in arguing over it. What's done is done and can't be taken back. What we really need to worry about now is making sure you and the baby stay healthy." She had said.
So after my dad and everyone had calmed down and relaxed some, we talked about it and then everything was normal again. Well, as normal as it can get, anyway. I know, I have the weirdest fucking parents ever, but I'm very thankful that they are supporting me and not abandoning me.
When Hal found out, he kicked Ben in the ankle and gave him a lecture, then nuggied him and congratulated us. I don't know, you tell me.
Matt and Shelly were extremely excited that they would be an Aunt and Uncle and said they would teach the baby to play tag, so that's good I guess.
Lourdes had found out through Anne and was shocked, but soon got over it and gave Ben and I huge hugs.
Maggie, who I had come to love as another sister, gave us both hugs and threatened to beat the crap out of Ben if he didn't help me or do what I wanted from now on.
Jimmy, who I had come to love as a brother, actually did beat the crap out of Ben. Well, not actually, but he had tackled him to the ground, screaming: "YOU GOT MY SISTER PREGNANT?!" Soon after though, Jimmy apologized and they made up, laughing like Jimmy hadn't just football
tackled Ben. Ah, good times.
And there you have it. That's how it all went down. And now the whole entire Second Mass knows I'm pregnant. Some of the people give me sympathetic, understanding looks and are super nice to me. And then there's the people who call me a slut. Meh.
I was laying down in the back of the med bus where I had fallen asleep earlier, when I heard a huge commotion outside. I could here people shouting for help and for Anne.
I had just sat up when Ben and Hal burst inside, dragging an unconscious man and laid him down. Matt came running inside shortly after. Anne immediately went to work on the wound on the mans stomach and Lourdes shooed the brothers outside. The blood from the wound was making me kind of nauseous, so I quickly exited the bus next.
"Ben?" I walked over to him. He looked horror stricken. I reached out to touch him and he flinched at first, before relaxing as he noticed it was me.
"Hey Rae." He mumbled. I looked to Hal for an explanation to why Ben was so upset. Hal leaned down and whispered everything that had happened. I let out a little gasp and wasted no time in pulling Ben into a bone crushing hug.
"It's not your fault Ben, you couldn't have known." I told him, kissing his jaw. I don't know why, but every time I kissed his jaw, he relaxed and calmed down. It worked a little this time, but he was still obviously upset. But who wouldn't be?
"I shot my own father." He whispered, almost unbelievingly. He then pulled away from me and bent over to throw up. I rubbed his back as he emptied his stomach and whispered soothing words to him.
"Come with me." I said when he was done, gently pulling him away towards my tent. He followed me but didn't say anything.
Once we reached my tent, I sat Ben down on my cot and pulled out an old duffle bag from underneath the cot. I dug through it until I found some napkins and a bottle of water. I popped the cap off of the bottle and dampened the napkins slightly, then reached up and started to wipe the sweat and dirt off of Ben's face.
He relaxed and dropped his shoulders from their tense position. I smiled as I finished cleaning his face off.
"Alright, now why don't you get out of those and change into something more comfortable?" I motioned to his dirty clothes.
"I only need a different shirt." He mumbled. I nodded and dug through a different part of the duffle bag. Once I found the two shirts I was looking for, I tossed them on the cot next to Ben and grabbed his hands, pulling him up.
"Raise your arms." I commanded gently. He raised an eyebrow at me. I gave him a look and he sighed, doing as I said. Once his arms were up, I lifted the dirty t-shirt off of him and tossed it on the ground.
"Now turn around." I said as he lowered his arms. He turned his back to me and I glanced down his back. The spikes looked much different. They were really just crusty spots now, and they almost seem to have…..melted.
I kissed Ben's shoulder blade before starting to massage around the now flattened spikes.
"You are so amazing." He sighed blissfully. I only smiled and continued to massage his back. After about 15 minutes of comfortable silence and massaging, Ben pulled away and turned to me with a small smile.
"Thank you." He kissed my nose.
"Anything for you." I gave him a quick hug and then grabbed the clean shirts off of the bed. I gave him a look and he chuckled, lifting his arms again. I slid the long sleeved shirt over first, followed by a grey t-shirt. He sat back down on the cot once the shirts were on and grabbed my hands, pulling me closer and kissing them.
"How are you?" He asked, resting his hands on my stomach.
"I'm fine Ben. You need to stop worrying so much." I told him, kissing his forehead. He just sighed and wrapped his arms around my waist, resting his forehead against my stomach instead.
"I can't believe I shot him." He sniffled. I heard him start to cry and ran my fingers through his hair.
"You didn't mean to Ben. It was dark and you thought it was a skitter. You did what anyone would have done. You are not at fault here. No one is to blame." I said soothingly.
"What if he's lost to much blood? What if the bullets to far in? What if he di….."
"Now you listen to me Benjamin." I cut him off. "He will not die. He was surviving for this long god knows where and with god knows what and he managed to find his way back to the Second Mass. From everything you, your brothers, Anne, my dad and everyone else has told me, he is a fighter. And if he is anything like you, than I have a feeling he'll be walking by tomorrow."
"You really are good at making me feel better." He looked up and smiled at me through his tears.
"I'm glad I can help. Now if you are feeling good enough, why don't you go sit with him for a while? I'm sure he would love to see you when he wakes up." I suggested.
"I think I will. Come with me?" He asked as he stood up, holding out his hand. I smiled and took it, interlocking our fingers.
"Of course I will."
Together, we walked back to the med bus and found Hal and Matt already there, sitting around Mr. Mason.
"Hey Rachel." Hal greeted. I nodded at him and smiled when Matt gave me a small wave. Ben sat down and I sat next to him.
"You guys mind if I wait with you?" I asked.
"Course not." Hal leaned back and Matt crawled into his lap. I noticed Ben's eyes water again, so I grabbed his hand and rested my head on his shoulder.
"He'll be just fine Ben. Just fine." I whispered, rubbing soothing circles on the back of his hand with my thumb. He only kissed my forehead and leaned his head against mine. Matt quickly fell asleep on Hal's lap and not to long after I was out like a light as well.
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I woke up to the sound of people talking. Slowly, my eyes opened and I found that Ben, Matt, Hal and Anne were standing around Mr. Mason, who was awake and talking.
I smiled at how happy everyone looked, and stood up, quietly making my way to the door…
"Oh, Rachel, your awake. Good." Anne noticed me. I silently cursed my crappy escape attempt and turned to them.
"Yeah, sorry. I was trying to be quiet and sneak away so I didn't intrude." I smiled sheepishly. Everyone chuckled and Ben motioned me over. I went over to him and he wrapped an arm around my shoulder.
"Dad, this is Rachel. My girlfriend." Ben smiled at me.
Mr. Mason grinned and held out his hand to me. "Hello Rachel, you can call me Tom."
"Pleasure to meet you sir." I shook his hand with a smile. "Your sons and Anne talk about you all the time."
"Hopefully all good things?" Tom chuckled.
I nodded. "Of course, and I want to thank you. My dad told me how you saved my dads ass when he visited our old house and was attached by mechs in Boston."
"Your dad?" He asked, confused.
"Oh, sorry. Daniel Weaver." I told him and his eyes widened.
"You're Captain Weaver's daughter?"
"I'll be damned. I probably should have know though, from everything he told me about you." He said.
"Hal here was actually on a scouting mission with my dad, Jimmy and Dai when we saw each other for the first time since the invasion started." I told him, then told him about finding Shelly, being shot my a mech, meeting Ben and everything afterwards. I left out that I was pregnant though.
"Wow, that's quite an adventure you had." Tom smiled again and everyone chuckled.
After a while of talking, everyone cleared out of the bus, leaving only Ben and I with Tom.
Ben nudged me when Tom wasn't looking and I gave him a confused look. He glanced down at my stomach, then at his dad, then back to me. I immediately understood and nodded. It was now or never.
"Hey, uh, dad?" Ben asked, grabbing my hand. I was shaking a little bit in nervousness. This is the first time Ben has seen his dad in three months and my first time ever meeting him, and we were about to tell him that I was pregnant. What a great first impression on my part.
"Yeah Ben?" Tom looked back over at us, then raised an eyebrow at our nervous expressions and shaking hands. "Something wrong?"
"We, uh, have to tell you something."
"What is it Ben? You two both look like your ready to pass out."
"Well you see sir, a while back Ben and I left the Second Mass for a little while, and we stayed in this abandoned house, and we started…"
"Rachel's pregnant." Ben blurted out, cutting my off. I whacked Ben on the back of his head. He winced and shot me an apologetic look. I sighed and looked back at Tom.
"Come again?" Tom asked, his once confused expression now one of total shock.
"I'm pregnant sir." I said, looking down.
"Dad, I know this is the last thing you ever want to hear, and I'm sorry we just dropped it on you after you've been gone for three months, but I didn't want to lie to you and then have had you found out through someone else. And I know Rachel and I are young, but we are keeping it. And even if there was someway to give it up for adoption, we wouldn't. And there is no way we would ever get an abortion. I don't want you to get mad, but I understand if you are." Ben said, squeezing my hand.
Tom sighed and I thought he would start screaming or something, but then he smiled at us.
"I'm not mad, just really shocked. I always thought that if I ever got news like this, it would be from Hal." He said, and we all chuckled. "I understand you guys. Ben, I expect you to take care of Rachel. Never leave her, no matter how hard it gets."
"I never would." Ben said, leaning over and kissing my cheek. I blushed and Tom smiled at me.
"Well, in that case, congratulations."
"Thank you sir. I'm really happy you don't hate me." I smiled.
"I wouldn't hate anyone for something like this. Sure it's not everyday you discover that your son and his girlfriend are expecting a baby at 15, but it was an accident. Accidents happen."
"I really appreciate that." I told him. I breathed out a sigh of relief that he was going to support us in this.