By Tayler, age 14, California
Just hearing those words coming out of my mouth gave me chills. My mom is going to kill me, flashed through my mind. My dad hadn't been in the picture since I was six, so less pressure on my end. Jeremy's parents, on the other hand, were the rich stuck-up type, who never approved of me. Now I was having his baby, a reason for them to hate me more.
"I think we should tell our parents at the same time, and together. It'll be easier, so there won't be as much of a freak-out," Jeremy said.
This is a genius idea. God help me, please! "Amazing idea, hun. There isn't going to be an easy way to tell them. Let's just get it over with. Less screaming sooner will make everything easier," I responded hesitantly.
"Let's go. Text your mom, and we'll meet at my house for dinner. Don't mention anything like 'we need to talk to you' or anything. We don't want any hints."
"Alright." I was still nervous about explaining to my mom why I was pregnant. Wait, she can't be too mad. That would be too hypocritical. She had me when she was 16, but I know she'd never want this for me. What's more, she'll be willing to help me through it.
So I send out the text: Hey mommaa, meet me at Jeremy's, they want us over for dinner ... Meet at 6?
I wanted her to respond quickly. It was already five-thirty. I thought,If we get this off our chests, no one will eat dinner. I could really use a milk shake right now.
BUUUZZzz. Babyface, I will be there soon, just got out of work. See you in 15. "Okay Jeremy, you want to take the reins on this one? I can't do it."
"I will do anything for you, I promise, love," he responded reassuringly.
"Thank you. I need that." We pulled into the driveway. My mom was already here. My thoughts ran rapid. Every bad word in the book spilled through in non-uttered words. Jeremy kissed my lips softly, but strongly.
"We'll be fine, just hold my hand." We walked in the door to see our parents standing in the living room, pacing. Great.
"Mom, Dad, Miss Tillaine." Jeremy would never say my mom's first name. It was always Miss Tillaine, never Andie, like she introduced herself. "I guarantee that you will be very disappointed in us, but I ... we have BIG NEWS." Gotta love his emphasis on big news.
"We already know, Jeremy, she's pregnant." Damn, his mom was spot on. How did she know?
"Mom, how'd you already know?" I could tell by the sound in his voice that he was dumbfounded.
"She's already showing, hun ... We're not mad at you two. We're going to try and help. Andie is going to take Amy home now. We're going to talk." Oh crap. I loved his mom, but sometimes the tone of her voice scared me to death.
"Bye, Jeremy. Call me. I love you," I whispered in his ear and kissed him on the cheek, as my mom dragged me to the car.
"I love you, Amy," I heard him whisper back.