The dinner - Part four

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"You're kidding right?" She told Fred.  "I'm afraid not. Blood tests don't lie"

"What am I going to do? I don't want a baby....or at least I think I don't...I'm not sure at all now! "

"Don't do anything hasty.  This might take some adjustment but it is definitely doable.  You will be a great mother." Fred said encouragingly. 

Celeste felt as if she could crawl up in a corner and die.  What was she going to tell Frank?  He didn't want kids either and now they are in this terrible situation.  Panic struck and she felt disorientated.  

Frank brought her a glass of water to help her calm down.  He handed her a prescription for vitamins, and she just vaguely listened to everything that he told her...

She felt like a robot when she walked out of the office and stood in front of the elevator. She pressed the button and stood there waiting.  She had no idea how she felt. 

She drove straight home, but had all these thoughts and senseless ideas jumping around in her head.  

"What was she going to tell Frank...oh...and what the hell was she going to tell Cynthia?"  It felt like a dream.  

"How did this even happen?"  She's been on the pill forever and they were always careful. She had to figure that out first before she could tell Frank anything.  

She parked the car in the driveway and walked straight to the kitchen to go an pour herself a glass of wine. When she lifted the glass to take a sip it struck her like lightning.  She can't drink alcohol... 

She poured the wine down the drain and put the glass upside down in the drying rack.  She was so confused. 

Frank found her sleeping on the couch when he got home from work. He ordered Chinese and went to take a shower.  He was still in the shower, when the doorbell rang and Celeste was awakened. 

She felt a little disorientated and then everything, that happened during the day rushed back with a bang. She opened the door and when she saw the delivery guy she fetched her purse to pay him. As she was about to put the food on the dining room table, Frank came down the stairs. 

"Hi love, you slept so peacefully, I ordered dinner. How was your day?" he asked and kissed her on the forehead. 

Celeste wanted to shout and scream that it was the worst day of her life, but instead she tried to avoid answering by saying: "Gosh I'm ravenous, let's eat."

They sat in front of the television eating dinner. Celeste was still a bit dumbstruck and tried to keep the conversation as casual as possible.  

She knew she had to tell him, but she wasn't ready. She didn't know if she would ever be ready...

 After they finished watching the movie, they went upstairs and Frank went straight to bed. Celeste took a shower and afterwards stared at herself in the mirror. She couldn't believe that she had a baby growing inside her...she turned to the side and checked her stomach.  She worked so hard to keep herself in shape and now this baby is going to change everything.  "What if Frank did not find her attractive anymore?" 

She sighed at the thought, and got into bed next to Frank. She loved him so much....she knew that she needed to find a way to tell him, but she still had to work out how she was going to tell him...she felt like she was betraying Cynthia and tried to get them out of her mind.  She rolled around for nearly an hour and then finally fell asleep. 


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Ha exact thoughts! LOL


I liked the moment of blankness in front of the elevator door. I know that feeling. Nice writing - waiting for the next one now!


Thank you... if ONLY there were more hours in a day...

Keep writing! Don't stop!


I love your story so much and would like more so please write more as soon as you have time.