Second chapter! Thanks to KnightNight7203 for the kind review, and all my invisible viewers! Although ya'll could leave a review this time…hint hint!
"Bonnie." Clyde leaned over her and shook her gently. "Wake up, I'm back." He whispered.
Her eyes opened, and she gave him a sleep-induced smile. "Oh, I guess I must've fallen asleep, baby."
Clyde stepped backwards. They'd practically been at each other's throats last night, and her sudden mood change seemed awkward. Bonnie's brow furrowed, and she shot him a glance. "So, how'd it go?" she asked, sitting up.
He shrugged. "I got it pretty scoped out. The bank doesn't seem to have a whole lot in it, but that's okay. It won't attract too much attention that way. Either way, we gotta make our move and get out of here before we're noticed." Bonnie nodded. She'd known that forever.
They'd camped out in the woods west of the small, dusty town in Arkansas. Clyde had parked the car in a ravine, mostly out of sight. Bonnie hated camping outside, but she'd rather spend a few days out in the woods than be caught by the law. They'd been sleeping in the car, and it wasn't the most comfortable situation.
"So, you still mad at me?" Bonnie said sarcastically, sass evident in her voice. She crossed her arms and leveled him with a stare.
Bonnie Parker was just about the only person who could make Clyde feel uncomfortable. Just one look could make him feel like a heel.
"Nah, Sugar. I was never mad at you." He said. Bonnie rolled her eyes. "I mean, I guess I kind of took the news badly."
"Is that a half-assed way of apologizing?" Bonnie demanded. Clyde had to laugh at all her guts to say that kind of thing. Most of the girls he'd dated before her, in West Dallas, had barely had enough guts to tell their parents about him. "Well?" she pressed when he only laughed.
"Yeah, I guess it is. I know it's not your fault, Sugar, and I'm sorry for sayin' so."
"Good." She ran a hand through her hair.
"But we still gotta talk about the baby." Clyde took a step towards her. She glared at him again, her eyes flashing.
"What's there to talk about?"
"We can't keep it. Heck, you shouldn't even have it." Clyde looked away when he said that, already knowing what kind of reaction he would get.
"Clyde Barrow, our baby isn't an 'it', it's a 'he' or a 'she!'" Bonnie yelled, getting to her feet to stand her ground. "And there's no way in hell I'm getting rid of it." She hated when they argued, she really did. But she hated letting men walk all over her or just giving into them even more. She couldn't even remember the last time they had argued. And it had probably been over something stupid, like what to eat for dinner, or something like that.
"I understand how you feel, Bonnie." Clyde said. "Maybe we should talk about it in the morning." She understood he was backing down from their fight, and she relented.
"Okay. But we can't put it off forever." She turned to leave, but Clyde caught her hand.
"I—I don't want to hurt you, Sugar. But we do gotta think about this, and make some decisions." He kissed her cheek.
"I know." Her voice fell to a whisper. "I think I'm gonna take a walk. I want to be by myself." Clyde didn't try to stop her this time.
Damn, I hate feeling like this! For the last couple of weeks, her hormones had been spiked and fluctuating. Either she was sick and nauseous, or on the verge of tears, like she was now. Growing up, Bonnie had schooled herself not to cry. It made Mama upset, and it made her vulnerable. But lately, it seemed like she cried at the drop of hat. She'd left Clyde before he could see her cry. It occurred to her that she'd never actually cried around him. A sob welled up in her throat, but she squeezed her eyes shut and willed herself not to cry. She shuddered, and the tears came anyway.
Clyde watched Bonnie leave, and then tiredly sat down on the bumper of the car. He'd already known where she was going. He'd heard her cry before, but never said anything. He had never, though, comprehended that it could be about a baby.
In truth, Clyde did not want to be a father. He'd never wanted it. His Ma had always told him to wait until marriage, and if he did have a child out of wedlock, it was his fault and he shouldn't expect help from her. Still, for all of her tough words, Clyde knew that Ma would welcome any children with open arms, regardless of the status of its mother.
Ma had always wanted him to settle down and get married, like Buck did. But he didn't exactly settle down.
And Clyde was scared. Scared that his and Bonnie's kid could turn out like a screw-up, just like his father.
Come on, come on! Bonnie leaned over the steering wheel, searching for Clyde. She willed him to come out of the bank. He'd gone in ten minutes ago to do the hold-up, and he usually was back within ten minutes. She would need to press the gas and get them out as soon as he was in the car, and then they'd take turns driving until they got to a safe house in Oklahoma.
Clyde had said before he left that there was hardly anyone in the store, that it would be an easy job. What if it's not? What if something happens, and he gets hurt? He could die, and then I'd have to raise his baby without a father. And we'd never settle this thing. Bonnie already knew that she wasn't going to do that.
Clyde had told her to stay in the car, but she couldn't stand it anymore. She was about to go in after him, when the door to the bank opened and she saw his back. He had the gun pointed at whoever was inside.
Bonnie let out a huge sigh of relief and hit the gas of the car. A second later, she pulled up next to him. He pulled the door open and jumped open. She gunned the engine and the car rolled out of town. It was a few minutes before either of them dared to breathe.
"Was it okay?" she finally asked, her voice sounding weak and small.
Clyde grinned at her. "Yeah, it sure was good. One of the guys thought about calling the bulls, but I shot a hole in his telephone. That's what took me so long. I got more 'n four hundred dollars."
"Good going, baby." She took her eyes off the road long enough to kiss him. "But I'd rather have you safe than the money."
Hope everyone enjoyed! This was kind of a filler chapter, until I get more into the story. I'd love to know what you guys think, though! Are you on Bonnie's side or Clyde's about the baby? I mentioned completely AU ideas, and I think that it's coming in the next chapter. It will be like no Bonnie and Clyde fanfic seen before, and I'm super excited! Anyway, if anyone is actually still reading this…leave a review and tell me what you thought!