Chapter 13: Shane's intrusion
"What the hell are you doing here?" I asked.
Shane sighed and stood to his feet. "Proposition."
AJ shook his head. "No. No more."
"Brother, why are you suddenly acting like a good guy?" Shane asked.
AJ narrowed his eyes.
"I at least can admit that I'm fucking evil." Shane said and he slowly smiled.
AJ made me hide behind him. "What we did was fucked up. Even you gotta admit that."
"I don't see it as fucked up. It seems like you enjoyed it."
AJ looked away from Shane.
Shane clapped his hands together. "Now, back to my proposition."
His eyes were now pinned to mine.
"If you come to stay with me in the house, I'll let your sister visit you three times a week."
AJ shook his head. "That's not going to work." He said.
"How is it not? You're obviously against the whole idea of her seeing her sister, but with me, she can see her and talk to her. And I can simply take the girl if I wanted to, AJ. But out of respect, I'm simply asking." Shane said.
AJ then looked to me. "You're not considering this bullshit are you?" He asked.
I swallowed and then looked up at him. "He's right. You won't let me see Jodie." I said backing away from him.
AJ pulled me back to him. "Renee, sure he'll let you see Jodie but do you know what that'll require? He'll rape you over and over and will beat you if you go with him."
I looked to Shane. He shook his head and said, "Don't believe everything your kidnapper tell you."
"Or your rapist." I said glaring at him.
"Speaking of which, that's another part of the deal." Shane said.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
Shane sighed. "At the party. Neither me or AJ used a condom with you."
Oh shit. He was right. I could be…
AJ, as if just realizing this looked at me, his eyes wide.
Shane nodded as I stared between the both of them…speechless.
"If the baby is mine, if you're pregnant at all, you're going with me." Shane said.
"You can't do that." I said.
"Oh but I can. Just in case…I brought over some pregnancy test from my daughter's house."
"It's a shame that she can still consider you a dad after what you did."
"FYI, smartass, she only let me bring them because they were for you. She didn't even look me in my eyes."
"Good. You deserve her stubbornness." I said.
"I still fail to understand how you show more anger toward me than the guy who actually loves you. Regardless of his fucked-up way of showing it." Shane has some good points. I looked to AJ.
AJ glared at Shane. "No. No to your proposition and to everything else."
"You're about to kick me out because I'm right? I don't understand why you feel such a threat to my facts and if she is pregnant, I have every right to take care of my child if its mine."
"It wouldn't be yours. I guarantee, Bye now."
Shane smirked. "Fine." He pulled out a little black bag out of his pocket. "Take the test and see." Then he walked pass AJ and stopped when he was right next to me. "You have an innocent beauty about you. Same as Haley. I see so much of her in you." He moved pieces of my brunette hair out of my eyes and smiled. "I'll see you soon." He whispered. Then he walked out of the room and shut the door.
I looked to AJ who sighed. "He's right. You should take a test." Then he walked over to the bed and opened the black bag and pulled out a purple and white rectangular box.
He stared at it and then looked to me. I walked over and sighed as I grabbed it from him.
"I really don't wanna take this. I'm scared of the results." I said.
"It'll be fine." He said and then kissed my hair.
I'm only seventeen and the last thing I needed was a baby.
Especially if the baby could have two possible dads. And them being brothers. Either way, I'd be connected to Shane if I'm pregnant. Rather he's the dad or the uncle.
I went into the bathroom and read the directions. Isn't this typical teenage shit?
I did as they said and waited for the results. I paced the bathroom feeling my spine chill from fear. From nerves.
"Goddamnit." I whispered as I ran my fingers through my hair.
I bit down on my lip and buried my head in my hands.
When five minutes passed, I got up and grabbed the test from the back of the toilet. Relief flooded through me as the test said negative.
I smiled and laughed softly.
There was a knock on the door. I opened it and looked up at AJ. "It says negative."
He nodded. "Is that good or bad?"
"Good. It's really good." I said.
He nodded. "Then I'm happy. You wanna take a shower, you're still in the bathing suit and its falling apart."
I looked down at the shredded suit and then nodded.