By: Mia L. Hazlett
“You tellin’ them tonight?” Shayna asks.
“Well my mom already knows, but I have to tell my dad. I don’t know if she done told him already, but I gotta tell him,” I respond.
“Girl, ain’tchu scared?” she asks.
“Like it ain’t nobody’s business Shay. I’m so scared. I wouldn’t be sayin’ a damn thing if my mother wasn’t with me. But she promised she was gonna be there,” I tried to sound confident.
“Whatchu think your father’s gonna say?”
“He gonna kill me. And after he kills me, he gonna kill Chris,” the thought crosses my mind.
After my mother yelled and cussed at Chris and his mother yesterday, she told me it was time to tell my father. She’s known for almost a week now and she doesn’t want to have this secret from my him any longer.
The worst part of all this is Chris’s mom. He blocked me on his phone. I tried to call his house and his mother told me I was never allowed to call their house again. That didn’t go over well with my mother, hence her run in at pick-up yesterday.
I guess I’m happy that my mother knows. I’ve gotten my lectures over the past week, but she told me she was going to be here for me and my baby. Even though I know she’s going to be there for us, she also told me she’s not responsible for my father’s reaction. That’s all me.
My living room was usually where I would just chill and kick back watchin’ TV. But not tonight. Tonight I faced my family. It was like I was in court or somethin’. My father was sitting in his recliner, but he wasn’t reclined. My mother and brother sat on the loveseat. I expected my parents in here, but not my brother.
“What’s he in here for?” I asked my mom.
“Angela, we are a family. He is part of the family and he’s gonna be part of this. What you’ve done is going to impact this entire family.”
“What have you done?” my father asked.
I wanted to talk, but instead I began to cry. It was hard telling my mom, but my father was different. I was his princess. That’s what he’s always called me. Now I had to tell him I was pregnant. He was going to know I had sex. This was the most embarrassing day of my life.
“Daddy, I’m pregnant.”
Copyright © 2015 Mia L. Hazlett