September 18, 2013
You know that moment when you find something out and you’re just so shocked, you don’t know what to say? Well, here’s that moment. My sister was five months pregnant when she finally told us about it. We would have never guessed. Everyone in Van Horn had been asking my mom about the situation, but she never worried about it because my sister was apparently the “good child”. Aubry, my sister, and I tell each other everything. We’re more than just sisters, she’s my best friend, my role model, my go-to person when in need of someone to talk to. She will always be there for me, and I’m so thankful for that. She’s so outgoing and unique, no one could ever compare to her.
It was in the middle of November, the winter was still hitting us pretty hard. I can see my breath as I’m breathing. I’m sitting down in the living room, thinking of Aubry. Woah. It’s been awhile since I’ve heard from her. My sister had been living with her boyfriend in Odessa for about seven months after their graduation. I hadn’t talked to her for about two months so I knew something was wrong. Those two months felt like forever. I didn’t want to lose touch with my only sister, so I decided to give her a call. I quickly hurried over to my room so my mom wouldn’t hear our conversation. As I dialed her number I felt shaky like something bad was about to happen. What was wrong with me?
Ring ring ring. It felt like it took her hours to answer. As I was just about to hang up, I hear her clear her throat. Our talk started like any ordinary phone call. We talked about life, how we use to be little and careless about anything. How we were inseparable, never left each others side, and how we were going to always be there for each other. Oh I was so happy to hear her voice, I missed her so much. In the middle of our conversation, she interrupted me. She stayed quiet for about five minutes, that’s when she confessed up to me.
“I’m pregnant” she said. When she told me, I didn’t know what to say. I was so speechless. I couldn’t believe it was true, all the phone calls my mom had been getting, questions here, questions there. Questions everywhere. It was all true. She started crying and sobbing like I’ve never heard her before.
“Why Kari?! Why me?” she shouted. “This wasn’t supposed to happen. I made a big mistake. I don’t even know where to begin when I tell mama. Ugh, she’s going to kill me.”
“Well” was all I could think of. What was I supposed to say?!
“Well what?!” she cried.
“Well, just tell her. You’re going to have to eventually. You know that, right?”
“Yeah, but… just not right now.”
“Just call her and tell her. Take the time to really just talk to her because I don’t think she’s going to like this. How far along are you anyways?” I asked.
“Five months.” she whispered.
“Five months, Aubry?! Really? You’ve been telling mama that you weren’t pregnant, telling her lies. For five months?!”
This is just going to be a long night for me. Trying to help my sister in this situation, dealing with my mom getting mad at me for not telling her. This is going to be a long night especially for my sister. Oh, how I feel bad for her. I don’t know how my mom’s going to take this but I’m sure glad my sister isn’t here to tell her face to face. That would be such a mess. Now I don’t know what I’m going to do. I mean, what can I do?
Now that I know, it’s so weird talking to my sister about it. I never would have thought that this would happen to her, she was always really responsible. I guess stuff happens. But now there’s no turning back for her. She has to be responsible for what she has done and fight through it like I know she can. If any way possible, I will help my sister through it all. And if anything, I know my mom will help her with whatever she needs.
It’s been two days and Aubry still hasn’t told my mom anything about her pregnancy. This is just bad,