I started crying, and I ran downstairs and out of the house. I was heartbroken. I had broken my promise to my dad. This was exactly what he didn't want. Anything but this. I was a liar. Thoughts swarmed my mind as I ran down the dirt path to the river. I sat down on a rock, and stared at the cool, blue water rushing downhill. I heard Ollie's footsteps behind me. He sat down next to me on the ground.
"Honey, it's okay. We'll get through this," he said. "You don't understand," I said between sobs, "I promised my dad I wouldn't get pregnant like my mom did." "I know, I feel like I promised him that too." "You don't understand," I cried. "Understand what?" he asked, "We're in this together, Allie."
"You don't understand what it's like to lose someone so suddenly. To be left alone. To have to deal with a loss, and then this. You'll never understand."
"I do understand," he said. I was confused. "Allie, when I was 10, my little sister Gabby was diagnosed with leukemia." I had no idea he had had a sister. I was shocked. "We lost her 3 months later. It took me years to recover. I'm just now becoming happy again. Allie, I know what it's like to lose someone. I went through it too."
"Ol-Ollie, I had no idea. I'm so sorry." "Don't apologize, it's not your fault you didn't know. Just remember, you're never alone. Now, you're only 2 weeks pregnant, so let's give this one more month to sink in, then we'll tell everybody, okay?" I nodded. It sounded like a great idea.
He went home, and we continued on like nothing had happened for the next month. I was beyond nervous. After a month had passed, it was Thanksgiving. Oliver's family had invited my dad and I over for dinner. We decided that I would tell my dad 3 days before, then Oliver's parents on thanksgiving.
I came home from school, knowing that I needed to tell Dad today. When he came in from work at 7, I asked him to come in the living room. "Dad, I have something I need to tell you."
"Anything, honey," he said as he sat down on the small sofa. "Dad, I love you, and I never meant to break a promise with you, but," I stuttered, "I'm pregnant." My heart broke when I saw his shocked face.
I began crying. "Honey, don't cry, it's okay," he said. "Are you going to kick me out?" I asked. "Of course not! Why would I do that to my baby girl?" I was relieved to hear him say that. "Dad, I'm really really sorry," I said. "I know, I know," he said. He thought for a minute then said, "Is Oliver the father?" I nodded.
He had just started to trust Oliver and now that all went away. "Allie, I'm not sure I can trust him if he broke a promise too." My heart sank. I started to cry harder. "Please, stop crying and listen to me," he said firmly.
I stopped and looked at him. "Allie, I will support you no matter what, but I don't want you hanging around with Oliver until I'm sure he'll always support you. "He will," I started, but Dad interrupted me, "Allie, I really just can't trust him right now. You can see him at school and he can join you at doctor's appointments if he wants, but I think he should have some time to think. I nodded.
"I'll talk to his parents about this on Thursday at dinner. Do they know yet?"
I shook my head. "We were planning on telling them then." My dad nodded.
Now I just had to wait until Thursday. I was nervous as to what his parents would say. I had no idea what they would think.
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Ours, Together: A Teen Pregnancy StoryTeen Fiction
After the loss of her mother at 16, the last thing Allie expects is to meet her first boyfriend. However, this all changes when she meets Oliver, the new boy in town and 2 months later, becomes pregnant with him. Read as Oliver and Allie embark on t...