Alright this is my last "What happens during the summer" stories. Not sure how long this one will be. Right now I'm thinking it might be one of my longer ones. I hope I kept you all entertained during the summer! We only have 1 week left until the premiere :)
Wade was getting ready for work on morning in June when he heard his phone ringing. He walked over to his nightstand and saw Zoe's name on the screen. He couldn't help the smile that formed on his lips as he picked it up.
"Hey" he greeted
"Hi Wade." she replied
"What's up?" he asked
"I need to talk to you."
"Alright, is everything ok? You don't sound too good."
"No" was all she said
Wade sat down on his bed "Zoe, you're scaring me. What's wrong? Are you sick?"
"No, not sick but" she paused "I need you Wade." she started to cry "I'm sorry." she mumbled
"Zoe, calm down. Just tell me what's wrong. Why are you sorry? You are really freaking me out."
"I just, I don't know what to do. I can't come back right now but I need you." She said starting to cry even more.
"Are you hurt? Did someone hurt you? If you need me you know I'll be there in an instant but you have to tell me what's wrong." Wade was getting more and more nervous as she went on.
"You'd come here?" she asked almost surprised
"Of course I would, but I need to know why. Please tell me what is wrong."
Zoe took a breath "Wade, I'm pregnant" Wade froze and his eyes bugged, he may have even forgot to breath. "Wade? Are you still there?" she was now freaking out even more.
Wade shook his head to wake himself from his trance "Yeah, I'm here. You're pregnant?" he asked
"Yes, I'm so sorry. I didn't want to tell you over the phone but I didn't want to wait until I came home but I can't come back there yet, not with this news." she rambled until Wade stopped her
"Zoe, stop talking." he said "Relax yourself. It's alright. I'll come up there." Wade was already on his laptop looking for the earliest flight. "There is a flight out of here in 2 hours but I won't get there until around 10 tonight."
"That's fine, I'll pay for it."
"No, I can pay for it. Just please relax yourself. Are you working?"
"No, I'm off the next two days."
"Ok, I just need your address."
"Ok but I'll send a car to come get you. I don't want you taking a cab that late."
"Alright, I'll see you tonight."
"Thank you. I don't know what else to do. Please don't tell anyone."
"Don't worry about. We'll figure it out."
Wade smiled "No problem, go relax"
"Bye" she whispered
After Wade hung up he immediately started packing everything he needed. He wasn't sure how long he was staying up there so he just packed what he could fit in his one duffel bag. After he was done he ran over to Lavon's.
"Lavon!" he called
"What's up man?"
"I'm leaving. I'm going to New York. Zoe called and I'm going up there. When was the last time you spoke to her?"
Lavon stared at him for a minute trying to process what he just said. "Uh 3 or 4 days ago. I tried calling her yesterday but got no answer. Is she ok?"
"Yeah, she's fine but I'm going. I don't know when I'll be back."
"Alright, you want me to drive you to the airport?"
"No, it's fine." he reached into his pocket and pulled out some cash and a key. He handed it over to Lavon "Just, go pick it up tomorrow if you could. Oh and don't say anything to anyone about this either."
"Yeah you got it. Are you sure everything is ok? You seem a little off."
Wade desperately wanted to tell Lavon what Zoe just told him but he couldn't "Yeah, everything will be just fine." he gave him a small smile and left
Lavon starred at the closed door for a while after he left "What is going on?" he asked himself
After he left Lavon's he went straight to Earls. Saturday was the first of the month and he didn't need Earl up on the roof of the hardware store when he wasn't around to get him down.
"Yo Earl" he called and Earl walked out of the bedroom
"Hello Son. What brings you out here?" he asked
"Monday is the first. I won't be here so don't be climbing any roofs. I don't know when I'll be back so stay out of trouble." he told him
Earl looked at his son confused "Where ya goin?"
"Not that it matters to you but New York and don't tell anyone."
"Goin to get your girlfriend back?" he smiled
"Kind of but keep it to yourself."
"Ok, good luck"
"Thanks" Wade was half way out the door when he turned back around and looked at Earl "Oh and you have 8 months to stop drinking." he told him and left, not waiting for a reaction.
Wade got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. He then realized that he never called Lemon to tell her he wasn't coming into work. He pulled out his phone and dialed her number.
"Wade, where in the world are you?" she demanded
"I'm sorry Lemon. I won't be coming in for, well, I don't know how long. I'm going on a little trip but I'll be back. Hire Cody, he's been watching me for the past couple months. He should know what he's doing. I'll call you again soon."
"Wade! Where are you going?"
"Away" he answered and ended the conversation
He boarded his plane and was relieved to know that it would be only one stop and he wouldn't have to change planes. He laid his head back against the seat and looked out the window as they took off.
"Shit, I'm gonna be a dad." he said to himself. After that he was so exhausted from the 2 hours of running around he just did that he drifted off to sleep.
I know this kind of storyline has been done a million times but I just started writing it and really liked it.