Aurora stood outside of Jacobs house and debated as to if she should use her key or just go straight in… He was still mad at her so she knocked and tapped her foot as she waited. She didn’t mean to kick out at him. She was just annoyed with the amount of people telling her who she could and who she couldn’t be friends with. Maybe Lio wasn’t the best person to be around but that was her decision to make, not anyone elses. Aurora had no idea if Jacob was just going to slam the door in her face, but she had to hope.
Yes hello: Evie makes an important decision after talking with Henry.
“We need to talk.”
Henry stood in his doorway. His heart sank at the words.
“Is this about the other day, because I can assure you that noth-”
“It’s not about that. Well it is but it’s more than that.”
“What do you mean?”
“Henry I, I’m pregnant.”
Her eyes started to water for what felt like the thousandth time that week. She was sick of crying but there was nothing she could do to stop it. She was afraid of what he might say. That he might really be like how her father described.
“You’re, what, how we….what?”
“Henry are you okay? You look kinda pale.”
“No I’m fine I think I just, just need to sit down for a bit.”
She caught him, helping him to the couch in his dizzy state. He sat with his head in his hands, trying to process what was going on.
“Are you going to get a…”
“I haven’t decided yet, I’d prefer not to. I wanted to know what you thought.”
“I don’t know, it’s not really up to me. I’m not the one that has to be pregnant.”
She was hoping for a more opinionated answer. She stood to leave.
“I have to go and think things through.”
He grabbed her wrist and stood, pulling her close. His arms wrapped around her, encasing her in warmth.
“I love you, I really do. And if loving you means taking care of a child then so be it.”
“What would we know about love?”
“Does that really matter? Evie I love you so much. I’ll do anything to prove that to you. I’ll even marry you.”
She pulled away from him.
“I don’t want you marrying me because I’m pregnant.”
“Then I’ll raise the baby myself if I have too. I’m not leaving you, I’m not leaving either of you.”
“Why put yourself through that? Nothing good can come of it. Why not leave while you have the chance? Why would you want to raise a baby?”
“Because that’s what fathers do.”
They were the same words her own father had told her not even days ago. He wasn’t going to leave her, in fact he was instant on being there for her. He’d proclaim his love to the heavens if it meant she’d let him be apart of the process.
She leaned in and placed a soft kiss to his lips. Parting, he smiled at her. They were terrified but at least they would have each other.
Perhaps having his baby wouldn’t be such a bad thing.