Shock of My Life
Two Months Later
No, it cannot be! I took a whole box of pregnancy tests, and
bought another box. I took four pregnancy tests and all of them,
all four, is positive. I sat down on the toilet at the tattoo
shop and I looked down at the floor of the four positive
pregnancy tests. I knew something felt weird when I didn't have a
period for almost two months. I have gained probably five pounds
as well and I am constantly nauseated. "Amy, I need to pee!" Dana
yelled and I gathered the pregnancy tests and threw them in the
trash bin. I washed my hands and stepped out, letting Dana pass
through me. Christian walked in through the door as he tossed his
cigarette on the sidewalk and I looked away. "Morning Amy,"
Christian said and I just waved. How am I going to tell him? We
haven't talked about that night two months ago since the next
morning. Dana rushed out the bathroom and slammed the four
pregnancy tests on the counter and I looked away. "You're
pregnant?" Dana whispered and I snorted.
"No Dana, Paris Hilton came in here and took them…yes I am
pregnant!" I whispered and sat down. "Oh God, what am I going to
do? My own mother doesn't even know about me having drunken sex
with the tattoo artist!"
"Don't worry about your mom, worry about Christian. You need to
tell him that he's gonna be a dad!" Dana has a point, and since
we just opened, I stood up and walked over to his room and he is
cleaning up. Christian looked up and he grinned a little. When he
looked into my eyes, his smile faded. "What's wrong, Amy?" He
asked and I sat down on the table and put my hands in my lap. How
am I going to tell him, just right out say it? I guess it's the
way to go.
"I am pregnant, Christian. It's your baby, I haven't had sex
since that night with you," I said and he froze. He went to the
window and ran his fingers through his hair and I began to feel
scared. "Say something, Christian!" I pleaded and he turned
around and looked at me.
"How are we going to do this, Amy? We barely know each other, had
sex when we we're drunk and I knocked you up! You better not
exclude this baby out of my life!" Christian said and I started
to feel angry now. He has NO reason to be mad at me. He should
have put on a condom!
"If you wanted me so bad that night, maybe you should have worn a
condom! Of course you will be in this baby's life. I have to make
an appointment with my OB/GYN to get started on the care and get
the due date!"
"Can I come? I am the dad for Christ's sake!"
"If you are not busy working, then yeah!" Dana came in and she
looked at us both with worry.
"We got customers, Christian, you need to prepare the stencil,"
Dana said and he nodded.
"We will finish this conversation later," he said and he walked
out. I am right behind him and I stepped outside and made my
appointment to see my OB, Dr. Jacoby. He is known in this city as
the best OB/GYN. My appointment is in two days at two in the
afternoon. I walked back inside and Christian is in the back
doing stencil. I made my way through and when I got him alone I
"This Friday at two o'clock. If you're serious about wanting to
be in this baby's life, I expect you there," I said and before I
walk out, Christian stood up and I gasped. I try and forget how
sexy this man is, but his annoying personality makes me not want
to be around him.
"I'll be there, I will be unavailable until we get back that day.
I will be involved in this child's life, and I don't want the
involvement made by the court system," Christian said and I shook
my head. What is he asking me to do? He is talking about child
support and visitation rights, I don't want that either!
"Then what do you suggest we do, Christian?" I asked him and I
leaned against the wall and he ran his fingers through his hair
and then sighed.
"I think we should move in together." My world stopped. I just
stared at him and then I began to laugh. We had ONE night with
each other, he gets me pregnant and now he wants me to move in?
That's just too funny! "I don't think it's funny at all, Amy. I
either move in with you or you move in with me. We don't even
have to sleep together, I got a spare room at my place."
"I know it's not funny, but it's just funny that you suggested
that. Why in the hell do you think I wanna move in with you? I
would never kick Dana out of my place so YOU can move in!"
"That's the only way I can see my child everyday like I want to."
I can see the seriousness in his eyes. Christian really wants to
be in this baby's life. He is already more of a father than my
own. He wants to be around! I closed my eyes and ran my fingers
through my ponytail then looked at him. I just need time to
adjust to this pregnancy first, then I can decide if I can move
in with Christian. He said I didn't have to sleep with him, I
will be in my own bed, by myself, just living with my baby's
"Let me think about it, Christian. I just found out that I'm
pregnant. Whenever I adjust to that, I will decide if I will move
in, okay?" I said and he nodded.
"Have all the time you need, Amy. I have to adjust to being a
father. Now, about this stencil…" we went from parent mode to
co-workers mode. Christian can be quite annoying, but he is
dealable. He can be a sweetie at times, mainly annoying.