Full House: A Secret Of A Lifetime

Episode 3: "I'm Sorry, But I Can't Be With You"

Later that night, June, 10th, 1995, D.J. made the painful decision to break up with Steve, her long time boyfriend. She was pregnant with their baby. She didn't know how he'd feel or do if he knew she was pregnant. She couldn't let him know. He'd have to quit college, move back to California and get a deadbeat job he'd hate. She couldn't let his career be over now. Even if that meant she'd be a single mother, get a job to support herself and the baby, go to college and try to get her career under control. She was pacing back and forth in her bedroom, thinking of the way she'd have to break up with her boyfriend, knowing her baby wouldn't have her or his father around. D.J. was torn with that option. Her life is now changed because of one night of unprotected sex. That's all it took, one night of fun and now her life is forever changed. One night. She's just not sure if she's making the right decision. Is she making the right decision? Is it right to keep her baby away from her or his father? No. Yes. Maybe. D.J. walked downstairs to her Aunt Becky.

Becky looked at her niece. "Hey, sweetie. How are you doing?"

D.J. sighed deeply. "Aunt Becky, I'm not sure if I'm making the right decision of breaking up with Steve…"

Becky put the plate down. "Sweetheart, if you think that Steve will leave you or have to give up his chances of continuing his dream to be with you and the baby, and you'll feel guilty, then you can do what's best. But to be completely honest with you, honey, I don't think not telling him is the best for the baby. Soon, the baby will grow up, wonder why their father isn't in their life. You don't want to feel guilty all over again once you'd have to tell the baby that Steve is their father, then tell Steve about the baby."

D.J. breathed deeply, sitting at the counter. "It's just so hard to progress the news. I mean Steve has been blowing up my phone with calls. I can't honestly tell him over the phone that I wanna break up, or tell him I'm pregnant over the phone…"

Becky nodded. "Deej...Life is about to be a big change for you. You're going to have to grow up and be a mom at 18 years old. Things are complicated now. You don't know how Steve will take the news at all, since you haven't told him. Who knows, Deej, you might be surprised. He might stay with you, help you raise the baby and you don't have to break up with him. Or, you break up with him, both of you will be heartbroken, while he'd get to continue his college days, you'll have to take a year off to deal with the pregnancy, give birth and raise their child with family…"

D.J. knew she was right about those three options. Neither were good. Not at all. She felt sick to her stomach each time she'd think about each option. She knew she doesn't want an abortion. Her heart would break, she'd never be the same if she made that decision, and adoption would be harder, she'd have to go through the pregnancy and then give up the baby she carried for nine months and the third option, keeping the baby, she'd be a single mother. D.J. shook her head. Her mind was filled with thoughts she NEVER thought she'd have to think about.

A pregnancy. Nine months.

Her father, Danny, who was still progressing the news that his baby girl was pregnant at 18. He walked into the house with pizza. "Dinner is here!" He yelled for everyone to come to the kitchen, he looked at his oldest daughter. "Deej, I got you a salad and pasta since the first trimester is where you behave to eat right."

D.J. smiled softly, nodding her head. "Thanks, Daddy." She kissed his cheek after settling the pizza down. "Have you decided on if you are telling Steve or not?"

D.J. shook her head. "No. Not really, kinda, I don't know. I've been really going back and forth. I can't seem to know what's best for the baby. Aunt Becky and I have been talking…"

Danny smiled at his sister in law. "Thank you so much, Bec, I'm not sure what I'd do without you here."

Becky nodded. "I'm happy to help D.J. out with everything since I've been through a pregnancy before."

Danny nodded. "I wouldn't know how to handle it if it was just me…"

Becky sighed. "Well, I'm happy to take D.J. to her doctor's appointments since she'd feel comfortable with that, right?" She said, turning to her niece.

D.J. nodded her head. "Yeah."

After eating dinner, D.J. called Steve to come over. She was completely nervous. Her stomach was doing summersaults. Her whole body was shaking. Her emotions were all over the place, her thoughts, everything. She thought they'd be together forever, wait to have children, get married and then have a baby. But things turned out different.

She was sitting on the couch, waiting for a knock to come from the front door. Her heart raced. Soon, a knock came from the front door.

"Deej, it's me." Steven Hale, 19, said.

D.J. got up from the couch and opened the door with tears forming in her eyes.

Steve looked at his girlfriend, who was clearly upset. "Deej, what's wrong?"

D.J. sniffed as she felt tears fall down her face, slowly, they fell, she looked at her boyfriend. She said the words she never thought she'd have to say to him. Her heart broke. "I...I...I'm sorry, but I...I can't...I can't be with you anymore…" She said, as she sobbed.

Steve was now in shock. "Deej...You can't...Please...What did I do?" He asked, as tears formed into his own eyes.

D.J. sniffed. "It's not you, it's me, Steve. I...I just can't handle being away from you now. I can't do a long distance relationship...It's too hard…"

Steve sniffed, wiping his eyes. "Deej, please…"

She shook her head. "Please, go, Steve...Please...This was heartbreaking enough…" She said through tears.

He knew fighting with her was going to be impossible. Sadly, he knew what he had to do. Walk out. Maybe they'll find each other again. He walked out, unknowingly that she was pregnant with their baby.

D.J. shut the door behind him, leaned against the door after shutting the door and began sobbing. She was heartbroken that she had to do that to him.

She was now going to be a single mother.

Nine months.

Here we go.

To be continued…

AN: I'm sooooo sorry for the LONG, LONG, LONG wait. I'm slowly going back to my old stories and updating them. It's been a crazy few months and writing isn't so often now. Thank you for the reviews and being patient with me.

2020 just began so I'm setting my goals and stuff now. College will start soon. I gotta get stuff ready for that.

My bf and I are getting a kitten together. :) We've been together for ten months now. Super happy.