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I was still finding it hard wondering who it was or how it was that prissy found out about me being pregnant. I even went and spoke with Danny about it and even he was unsure with how she found out.
It wasn't until his little brother, Joe mentioned that he saw Izzy hanging around the front porch a couple of times that we think how she found out. On the night in question when my parents had that heated discussion with Danny's parents was the first time Izzy was seen on the front verandah looking in through the curtains when raised voices were being heard.
Then Joe saw her a few more times hanging around after I came over. Danny and I have been talking about the logistics of having a baby let alone raising one at our age and knew we couldn't without the help of both of our parents. So, it's very possible to have Izzy hearing something which she passed on to Pissy.
It wasn't until I found out that Izzy's cousin lived next door to Danny was the reason why she was around as much as she was. But she was still a sticky-beak. When I confronted her a few days later, she admitted that she heard about my being pregnant when Danny and I were out the back in the yard at the far end having a quiet chat about it.
We had been talking about how our parents were saying things like that it would be the end of our lives or that it might be better to abort. The moment they mentioned the 'abort' word, both Danny and I went apeshit on them all. They might not have any qualms about eliminating the problem as they all saw fit, but I did.
I have enough of my grans teachings in me to accept and recognise life when it exists in it's various forms. And even though I might only be twelve years of age in the body of a twenty year old, I had already accepted that I was going to have a baby. I just didn't know how it was all going to work out.
Danny even had a few misgivings about the whole thing and I suppose he was just as scared as me. But it was obvious that he has been listening to the constant whining of his parents about it. I think it had something to do with the fact that both his and my own mother were just into their thirties.
" They were thinking of claiming the baby as one of their own so we could have a chance at a normal life." Danny told me one afternoon when we were together again talking about it while doing some homework. Homework which was always easy for us.
" Not going to happen. This is our baby. We might have stupidly forgot what happens after a while when having sex, but this baby is still our responsibility and no one else's. We just know that we will have to accept the 'adults' help while we finish school. It's that or we do Distance Ed home schooling. Which will take a while for us to complete. But it is doable." I said to him as I looked up from my notebook which was laying on my lap.
" Why do I have to do Distance Ed? I'm not the one pregnant. I can finish normal school and get a job to help out a lot sooner than being in the home schooling program." Danny said which I had to admit annoyed me.
" Then how are we going to manage the care of the baby if the school program is so strict that you can't help out when I need you too?" I asked him in a confused voice wondering how he could even think of that.
" It was something that mum suggested for me to think about. That's all." He said with a nervous look on his face. I just looked at him with one of my looks until he dropped his eyes back to the workbook that was laying on his own lap.
We were currently learning about photo synthesis, the process by which plants, some bacteria and some protistans use the energy from sunlight to produce glucose from carbon dioxide and water. This glucose can be converted into pyruvate which releases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by cellular respiration. Oxygen is also formed.
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