Alone | Teen Ink


August 19, 2014
By unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
unwrittenlove DIAMOND, Mount Berry, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be" -anonymous

“You have got to be kidding me!” 


I wince at his harsh tone and take a step back. He runs a shaky hand through his shaggy hair and shoots me a sideways glare. I frown and reach a hand out towards him. He moves out of my reach and I blink up at him.


“Get rid of it,” he whispers in a ragged voice. A shock rushes through my body and I instinctively clutch my stomach.


“What did you just say?” I mutter. He finally turns and faces me full on.


“Get. Rid. Of. It.” 


“How dare you?” I accuse. “How could you say something like that about...about our...”


“See, Brit? You can’t even say the word.” He pauses and lets out a string of curses. “How could you have let this happen?”


“So, it’s my fault I’m pregnant?” I reply, my voice rising an octave. “You were the one who didn’t want to use protection!”


“You should be on the pill!” 


“I’m fifteen years old, Asher. Why would I be on the pill at fifteen years?” I throw up my hands in exasperation.


“You should be on the pill because we were having sex!” he shoots back. I cross my arms over my chest defiantly. 


“You still can’t blame it all on me,” I say. Asher groans.


“Brit, I swear to God, get rid of it or--”


“Or what, Asher?” I mock. Fire burns brightly in his dark eyes and for a moment I’m terrified of what power he holds over me.


“Or we’re through,” he finishes. And I thought this couldn’t get any more surprising.


“Are you serious?” I ask.


“Dead serious. Get rid of it or we’re done. I can’t have a child at sixteen, Brit. I’m on the varsity soccer team. I’ve got college scouts coming to look at me. That’s unheard of for a high school sophomore. I can’t let anything distract me,” he explains, the threatening tone never leaving his voice.

“Then I guess I won’t be a distraction for you anymore,” I murmur, letting the threatening tears slip down my cheeks. I swallow a sob and turn to get into my car.


“Babe, it doesn’t have to be like this. Just get rid of it and--”


“It?” I cut him off, turning around and getting into his face. “Stop calling our baby an it, Asher. There is a human being inside of me. He or she is not an ‘it’.”


I lean back and shake my head solemnly. He locks his jaw and refuses to look at me.


“I guess this is it, then,” he says. I shrug.


“Goodbye, Asher,” I whisper before getting in my car and driving away.




Back at home, I am still trying to find a way to tell my parents. I stand in front of the mirror in my bathroom and take off my shirt. I’m already starting to show a very small bump, though I always wore baggy clothing so you couldn’t tell. As I run my hands over my barely there bump, I hear a gasp. I turn to see my mom standing in the door frame, a look of horror on her face.


“Mom, I can explain,” I say quickly. She chokes out a sob, shaking her head.


“Please tell me that’s not what I think it is,” she murmurs. I frown and nod.


“Mom, I--”


“For goodness sake, Britney, please tell me you aren’t pregnant!” she interrupts me, raising her voice. For the second time today, the tears begin to flow down my cheeks. I push past her and run to my room. She is right behind me.


“What’s going on?” My dad rushes into the room and I notice that his eyes lock immediately onto my stomach. 


“Daddy,” I choke out. He puts a hand to his mouth and shakes his head. 


“What happened?” he asked. “Please, Brit, tell us you aren’t...that you aren’t...”


I nod once. My dad lets out a yell and slams his fists onto the door frame. My mom chokes out another sob. I cringe inwardly and take a step towards them. My dad looks at me, his eyes void of emotion.


“You are not my daughter. I want you out of this house by tonight,” he mutters and walks out of the room. I shocked cry leaves my throat. I look at my mom. She shakes her head and follows him, closing the door behind her.


I fall to the floor and let the sobs rack my body. 


“What am I going to do?” I cry out. “Oh god, what am I going to do?”

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