BEAUTY CALLS 28
BY RUTHIE LEE
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I pulled down the shirt I was wearing to cover my stomach, the shirt which was Endy’s shirt was big enough so it didn’t reveal too much of my pregnancy.. It was like I was four months pregnant.
“how can I explain this” I muttered to myself and sighed.. I started feeling nauseous and immediately puked, grossly inside the toilet.
I washed my face and double sighed softly, this is.. I don’t even know what to say, I’m not normal so it’s not actually that freaking weird.. I went downstairs and preserved the most sweetest smell of brownies.. Who is making that?
I hurried down the stairs and ran into the kitchen where the smell was coming from and I bumped into my mom..
“whoa Selene, what’s the rush?” she asked and her hand stopping me from moving any further, cause she placed them on my shoulders. “sorry it’s been ages since I had brownies and it seems like you’re making them” I said happily and she rolled her eyes.
“so you’re not going to ask me why I’m home early instead of eleven pm” she said sarcastically
“oh sorry. Why are you home early?” I just asked that for her to be pleased so I can get some brownie..
“I got fired!” she said and I gasped.
“why?” I asked
And hesitantly she said “I don’t feel like talking about it”
“okay whatever” I said
“I knew you didn’t care if I was fired, you just want those brownies.. Go ahead and take as much as you want” she said and I squeaked happily and rushed into the kitchen grabbing the tray of the brownies.. And walking towards the couch in the living room.
I sat down opposite my mom and stuffed my face in these heavenly brownies.. My mom just watch me eat and she just smiled
“I didn’t know you have such a big appetite” she said
Me too not until I found out I was pregnant
“yeah neither did i” I said and she shook her head negatively..
“want some” I asked and stretched one brownie to her..
“no Thanks, I made them for you sooner or later I knew you’d wake up so just enjoy them yourself” she said and I smiled
“thanks mom” I said..
My mom Watched me finish the whole tray And I stood up to put the tray in the kitchen when she stopped me and my heart skipped a beat when I saw her looking down at my stomach, I was sweating a little and the shirt was glued to my body revealing too much. “is your stomach always that huge or..
She paused and gasped loudly covering her mouth.
I nod. “it’s exactly what you’re thinking mom” I breathed out and she moved closer to me and hugged me.. Surprised that she’s not mad or showing any sign of vexation.. I pulled from the hug and slowly asked.
“you’re not m-mad?”
“silly girl, why would i be mad, this is amazing dear, I would have a grand child and you’ll have a life, I thought you wouldn’t get married Years ago due to your horrid past, but I was wrong..
She starts to cry
“you’re now pregnant, which is a blessing to me and to you and the father, I’m just so happy” she cried even more and I hugged her.
Later she stopped crying and we are both sitting down now opposite each other..
“so when?” she asked referring to the pregnancy.
“about two or three weeks ago, I don’t remember” I said truthfully
“t-two weeks or T-three weeks ago? Are you giving birth to six ” she surprisingly and I smiled.
“no mom it’s just one” I replied
“one? Have you gone for a sonogram already?” she asked but I shook my head negatively..
“then how do you know it’s just one and how is it just big in just three weeks I’m confused honey” she said and I sighed.
“mom you don’t have to be confused.. You know who and what I am” I said and she tilts her head in confusion..
“what do you mean by that?” she asked.
“I am not normal and you know that” I said and she shook her head negatively..
“don’t say that honey we both know that you’re hundred percent normal..” my mom says slowly and this conversation looked familiar from a year ago or so when I got fired from three jobs and cried all day telling my mom I’m not normal and that I hate my life. But she just tried to convince me that I was normal like every other child.. But I know I’m not and never will be..
“hundred percent is a strong word mom, I am no where near normal and you know that” I said and she sighed and stood up.
“we are not going to have this kind of conversation again” she Half yelled.
“hell yeah we do” I said and said stood up too..
“are you going to cover your eyes and ears and pretend me killing two boys is normal? Or killing someone’s husband is normal, or me already dead and came back to life in your stomach is normal? I never believed that story but now I do, cause you know why? Cause I am pregnant and neither me nor my baby and husband is normal” I yelled,
I can’t believe I called Endy my husband. but whatever
“and you know what’s not also normal is that my stomach grew just this afternoon and I had an accident a day ago, a car was found laying on me and guess what mom, nothing happened to me. No single scratch or splinter.. Are you gonna call that normal?” I asked with my voice pretty high and angry.
“you had an accident?” my mom yelled.
Seriously? that’s the only piece she’s going to pick out from the statement I just made.
“yeah.. So?” I said, and she shook her head and walked closer to me.
“look sweetie, I don’t care if you think you’re not normal or what.. I love you no matter how normal or abnormal you think you are, being normal doesn’t mean weird things can’t happen to you.. Weird things happen everyday with everyone, and if that is so.. That means everyone isn’t normal.” my mom said with a smile and I smiled too
“thanks mom” I hugged her, that was a great comforting speech
“I’m sorry if I made you angry” she said as we disengaged the hug..
“it’s okay.. One of this few days I might need to see a therapist.. Cause I get angry easily” I said with a small laugh. That was a joke. But my mom didn’t laugh.
“it’s just that I hate it when you compare yourself to others and say you aren’t normal” my mom said sadly..
“it’s okay mom, don’t worry about anything anymore okay?.. Just worry about how you’re gonna make me another tray of brownies cause I am going crazy already” I said and she laughed.
That wasn’t a joke but she laughed.
“I’m not joking mom” I said.
“you’re not? But most of the ingredients are almost finished I can’t make you another one and also I can’t go to the grocery store to get the ingredients cause it’s night time if that’s what you’re thinking” my mom said, and she was right, I was already planning to tell her to go to the super market..
“then what am I going to eat” I yelp, like I haven’t eaten anything before.
“bring out the ones you just ate and eat them back.” she said walking away..
“mom…” I yelled-cried like a two year old.
“quit whining and I’ll order us a pizza” she said going up the stairs..
“thanks….” I said happily and sat down.. These days I’ve been getting very lazy.. Just standing is making me tired.
“Diana you are so punishing me” I said and sighed heavily.
That night my mom and I had a mother-and-daughter night, we watched marathons of family sitcoms series and while watching we enjoyed our extra large pepperoni pizza and wings with strawberry smoothie..
And after that we both fell asleep on the couch.
The next day a cool breeze woke me up and I found out mom wasn’t sleeping beside me, I stood up and walked lazily to my room upstairs to take a shower and honestly it was the first time I’ve ever feel so cold in my life..
I got out of the shower, with a tower rapped around my body.. I opened my small closet and looked for my huge thick sweater my mom got for me three months ago, I didn’t want to wear it cause it was pink, and so big and also I don’t catch cold.
But I’m wearing it today, not because I’m cold but because of my stomach.. I wore it and it covers my stomach perfectly, no sign of pregnancy showed and then I put on a black shorts, my clothes are mostly shirts shorts and a few pants.. I don’t have dresses or skirt. I feel uncomfortable in them.. I sat down in front of my wall mirror and dried my hair.. While drying it, I started to think of what to do today with my mom, my self or Endy, cause I’ve been fired from my “job” and now I have nothing to do.
«what are you thinking about?» I heard Endy’s voice in my head,
Startled, I dropped the hair dryer and suddenly turned to see Endy standing by the door smirking.. I turned off the hair dryer and stood up
“how long have you been standing there?” I asked moving closer to him to give him a quick hug
“for six years” he replied as we disengage.
“Always with the joking part” I said and rolled my eyes.
“sorry, I just came like let’s say thirty minutes ago” he said
“wait. Then you were standing here when I was putting on my clothes?” I asked
“no. I came when you were drying hair, I was talking to your mom downstairs before I came up here” he replied
“oh good..” I breathed a sigh of relief
“and what so bad about me seeing you change” he said and places his hand around my shoulder
“shut up” I tell him.
I removed his hand from my shoulder and sighed.
“guess what?” I said
“what?” he asked looking at me confusingly
“Diana grew” I said
“what? What do you mean by that?” he asked still looking at me..
I slowly move my sweater up and his eyebrows arched.
He breathed out and I laughed cause his expression was unexplainable and funny..
“when did this happen” he asked as a smile started to form on his face. “yesterday when I slept, and woke up in the evening, I found out she grew” I said and he smiled even more
“can I touch it?” he asked.
“of course it’s yours anyway” I replied and his warm hand slowly went on my stomach.. And suddenly I felt a small pain at the upper right part of my stomach.
“ouch.” I whined
“what what, what’s wrong” he suddenly asked.
“I don’t know I felt a small pain here” I sad pointing to the upper right part of my abdomen
“maybe Diana’s trying to say she loves me more than you” Endy said with a small laugh and I rolled my eyes.
“yeah right, if you’re trying to say that was a ‘kick’ it wasn’t I know what I felt and she wouldn’t dare love you more than me” i said and he laughed.. “are you being jealous already?” he asked and I rolled my eyes which made him laugh and placed his hands around my waist and kissed me..
“can I touch It again?” he asked referring to my stomach immediately we stopped kissing which I wanted to continue.
“why don’t you just get in with Diana” I said sarcastically
“I wish I could” he replied and laughed and places his hand on my stomach and i felt this electricity flowing in me and God it felt good..
“wow your stomach is hot” he said smiling.. And then removed his hand but I placed them back. And there was this feeling again.
“okay you’re getting weird I’ll just keep my hands to myself” he said and removed his hand from my stomach and I shot him a glare..
He put down my sweater to cover my stomach again and held my hands.. “Let’s go to the mansion” he said.
“what? You don’t feel comfortable in my small house?” I beckoned
“no.. Wendy’s coming home today, and point of correction I feel comfortable anywhere as long as I’m with you” he said and my cheek flushed.
“quit being whiny” I said
“your acting Is really bad I know you’re melting at my word I cab see it” he said “shut up” I said and walked out of my room while he laughed and trailed behind me.
T. B. C
By RUTHIE LEE