It was summer in Manhattan and there was a slight breeze blowing causing the perfect temperature; to everyone but Olivia.
"It's too hot," she complained, "This is ridiculous. I just want to go home."
Brian sighed and pulled Olivia to the side out of the way of all the people. "Liv, we have to walk back to the apartment because you didn't want to take a cab."
She sighed and the hair in her face fanned upward, "I''m sorry..."
Now Brian smiled and lifted her chin up so he could look her in the eye. "Don't be sorry. I know you're all hormonal and you can't help it."
"I just want to be home," she said when the continued walking, "My back is killing me."
"I'll give you a massage when we get there," Brian offered, "We aren't that far."
Earlier in the morning Olivia had said to Brian that she wanted to spend the day in the city. She wanted to walk around Central Park and eat ice-cream and street vendor hot dogs. They had just gotten to the park when she began complaining that she was feeling uncomfortable. She was only three months along and her and Brian both felt like it had been a lot longer. So far they had dealt with awful morning sickness and full fledged mood swings. One minute Olivia would be laughing and smiling and the next she would be in tears.
They had finally gotten inside the cool air of the apartment and Olivia plopped down on the couch, her belly had just put on enough weight to where it was obvious she was with child. Her clothes were starting to get tighter and every morning she went through the problem of finding something to wear.
"Are you sure we're doing the right thing?" The expression on her face turned from annoyed to sad and very serious. Brian gave her a sad smile and sat down next to her, grabbing her hand. "Look at me."
She looked up at him with sad eyes.
"I think that we are doing the best thing," he told her, "Having a baby is what you have always wanted."
"The doctor said-"
"I don't care what they said," he interrupted, "The baby is going to be healthy and it will have the coolest parents in the entire world."
Olivia smiled as a small tear trickled down her cheek. "I just don't want to mess this up..."
"You won't," he promised, "WE won't." He reached with his wind to wipe her tears away and then comforted her with a gentle kiss.
"How about that back rub now?"
"Mm," she mumbled, "I'd like that."
When Olivia had found out she was pregnant she didn't know what to do. She wanted to scream and cry and throw up but, she was sure none of that was going to change it. She told herself to take a few breaths and calm her nerves before going to tell Brian. She would always remember the day.
"Come on!" Brian banged on the bathroom door, "I have to pee!"
"Just one more minute!" she hollered back.
She heard his footsteps disappear down the hallway and she let out a sigh of relief. There was only 54 seconds left on her timer and then she would look down to see her future; their future. She sat on the side of the tub subconsciously bouncing her leg when the timer finally dinged. She stood up and let out a slow breath before walking to the sink and looking down. What she saw changed everything. Right in front of her was a tiny pink plus. She felt everything stop around her.
"Liv, seriously, if you don't let me in I am going to piss in my pants!"
Olivia numbly walked to the bathroom door and opened it with watery eyes. "I'm pregnant."
The color nearly drained from Brian's face. "I have to pee," was all he said before pushing past her and closing the door.
She knew what this meant... this was always her fear. She fell for a guy and she fell hard and now she was pregnant and he didn't want a child. She sadly walked into her bedroom and closed the door, tossing the stick into the trash and crawling under the covers. She heard the pipes make a sound and she knew Brian had just flushed. Then she heard the door squeak open and she saw him come in. He sat down on the bed next to her but didn't say a word. He didn't even look at her.
"Just say it," Olivia near whispered, "Just say that you don't want a child and then it can all be out in the open."
He could hear the hurt in her voice and he looked over to see her crying. "Oh Liv..."
"What?" she asked angrily, "Don't 'oh Liv' me."
"I want kids," he said causing her to finally look at him. "I want kids and I want them with you."
"Yes," he smiled, "Yes. I just... I didn't know how to react... I don't know. That's a lot to take in. You're pregnant... We're having a baby."
"I'm too old to be having a child... it's got to be risky."
"So what? We can see the doctor regularly and she can make sure everything's going as planned."
Olivia sighed and sat up to lean her back against the head board. "So... we're having a baby?"
He nodded, "We are having a baby."