When Tragedy Strikes Us
Chapter 4- "What Did She Just Say?"
The next morning, March 16, 2032, Cody and Bailey's home
Paisley walked downstairs. "Where's Everleigh?" She asked, grabbing some orange juice.
Bailey sighed. "She's at Zach's..."
Paisley was confused. "Why?"
Bailey sighed. "She's...She's...Um..."
Paisley just stared at her mother. "She's what?"
Bailey breathed. "She's pregnant with his baby..."
Paisley's eyes went wide. "Shut up! She can't be!"
Bailey sighed. "Unfortunately, she is, baby. They had some 'fun' for the past month. She's guessing she got pregnant the day of Emma's and Watson's wakes..."
Paisley's eyes went wide. "Oh my God…" She continued. "Don't need to know anymore information. I'm good..."
Maddie & Trevor's
Dani walked downstairs. "Ugh. I hate getting sick all the time. It's all worth it, though. I just wish I had Watson here to help me. I don't know how I'm going to get through the next thirty one weeks..." Her eyes went wide. "Oh my God...Thirty one more weeks...Is it my due date already, Mom?"
Maddie shook her head. "No, Dani. Not yet, sweetie. You'll get there. But now."
Dani sighed deeply. "This sucks. I can't believe I'm going to be a single mother in eight months…"
Maddie sighed. "Sweetie, you'll be alright. You aren't alone, you have me, your dad and siblings, and I'm sure Zack and Maya want to help with their grandchild."
Dani smiled softly. "That's true."
Maddie hugged her daughter. "It's going to be a long ride for all of us."
Dani nodded, sniffling. "Yeah."
Maddie hugged her daughter tightly. "Sweetie, I'm sorry…"
Dani began crying. "It...It's so hard, Momma…" She sobbed into Maddie's shoulder.
Maddie rubbed her back. "I know, baby girl, I know." She kissed her head.
Everleigh opened her eyes, her stomach began doing summersaults, she got up from the bed, ran to the bathroom and began throwing up. "Ugh. This fucking sucks."
Zach heard her getting sick, walked into the bathroom, got on his knees and held her hair back and rubbed her back. "Are you alright, Eve?"
Everleigh nodded. "Yeah."
Zach nodded. "I remember your sister cussing me out about this part..."
Everleigh giggled. "Oh, that's Emma."
Zach laughed. "Yes, it is..." He sighed as he helped her up. "Are you ready for school today?"
Everleigh shook her head. "Hell to the fuck no." She headed to her bag. "Hopefully I won't get sick because I'm not in a mood of answering stupid questions."
Zach nodded. "I know..."
Selena ran into the room. "Auntie Leigh!" She hugged her.
Everleigh picked her up. "Hey Sel. How did you sleep? Are you ready for daycare?"
Selena nodded. "Yeah!"
Everleigh put her down. "I have to get ready myself, Sel."
After Everleigh got ready, she headed into Hope's nursery, picked her up and held her in her arms. She changed her, packed her bag and then walked out of the nursery with Hope in her arms. "Someone's ready."
Zach smiled. "Awww, she's adorable."
Everleigh nodded. "She is."
Zach smiled. "I will drop you off at school and the kids off at daycare."
Everleigh nodded her head. "Okay…"
After dropping off Everleigh at school, Everleigh walked inside to her locker, Justine walked over to her. "Hey girl, how are you doing?"
Everleigh took a deep breath. "I've been alright, I guess. Just feeling like crap."
Justine frowned. "Is it because of Emma's death?"
Everleigh shook her head. "No. I...I…" She whispered to her friend. "...I'm pregnant."
Justine's eyes went wide. "Shut up. You can't be. By who?"
Everleigh breathed deeply. "I…I hooked up with Zach...and he's the baby's father…" She got her books and sighed. "Plus, don't tell anyone…"
Justine's eyes were still wide, she was in complete shock and she couldn't believe her best friend was pregnant at fourteen. "What?! I can't believe you and Zach 'did it'!"
Everleigh shushed her. "Shhh! Don't yell that out. I'm trying to keep quiet for a little while…"
Justine just nodded. "Girl, are you for real? Is this a prank?"
Everleigh nodded. "Yeah, I'm for real. I'm not kidding you."
Justine nodded. "Okay I have a question. Wasn't he your sister's boyfriend though?"
Everleigh nodded. "Um...Yeah. He was..."
Justine's eyes went wide. "Everleigh Faith! Why did you sleep with him?!"
Everleigh just shrugged her shoulders. "I...I don't know! We...We were sad about Emma and then things just got out of hand...and now, I'm having a baby..."
Justine nodded. "Why are you gonna do?"
Everleigh sighed. "I don't know. I have a doctor's appointment today after school to know if I'm really pregnant."
Justine nodded. "Alright."
Everleigh smiled. "I'll talk to you later. I got to get to homeroom."
Justine nodded. "See ya in History!"
Everleigh sighed as she sat down in her seat. "Ugh." She saw Zaylee walk over to her. "Hey Martin. How's life?"
Everleigh just rolled her eyes. "Amazing. Now, leave me alone."
Zaylee laughed. "I heard you're carrying Zach's baby...Wasn't Emma dating him?"
Everleigh nodded. "Yeah." She rubbed her belly.
Zaylee laughed. "You're dishonoring her by being a slut and sleeping with her boyfriend. I wonder what she thinks of you now.."
Everleigh teared up. "Don't you dare say that to my face! My sister loved me. I loved her." She sniffed. "...You don't know what it's like..."
Zaylee laughed. "Like I care."
Everleigh rolled her eyes. "Apparently, you do care if you're talking to me."
Zaylee rolled her eyes and pushed her off her seat. "I don't!"
Everleigh groaned as she hit the floor. She rubbed her head as she slowly sat up. "You bitch!" She tried to stand up, her ankle started to hurt. "Oww." She glared at Zaylee. "What the fuck?"
Zaylee laughed. "Ha ha ha! Nobody will ever help you!"
Layne rushed over to her cousin. "Are you okay, Eve?!" She helped her up. "What the hell, Zaylee? Why did you push her?!" She glared at her.
Zaylee laughed. "Why do you care, Layne?"
Layne glared at her. "She's my fucking cousin, bitch. Of course I fucking care!" She helped Everleigh out of the classroom.
Everleigh was now emotional. "She doesn't understand how hard this is for me. I'm so scared to even be here! I could've fucking died!" She felt tears falling down her face. Everleigh turned to her cousin. "I'm going to call my mom..."
Layne was confused. "Why? Are you okay?"
Everleigh just wiped her eyes. "I'm pregnant."
Layne's eyes widened. "Really? With who's baby?"
Everleigh sniffed loudly. "Zach is the baby's father..."
Layne's eyes went wide, she sighed. "Oh my God! Seriously?!"
Everleigh smiled. "Yeah..."
Layne smiled. "I'm just shocked but I'm very happy for you." She looked at her. "Do you have your doctor appointment yet?"
Everleigh nodded. "I have one today..." She headed to her locker. "I'm calling Zach." She got her phone out and called Zach.
Zach picked up. "Hey Eve, are you okay?"
Everleigh shook her head. "No, I'm not." She began crying. "Zaylee, the mean girl, pushed me off my seat and said mean things about me..."
Zach's eyes went wide. "I'm on my way to come and get you. I'll drive you to the hospital so you get checked out..."
Everleigh nodded. "Thanks..."
A few minutes later, Everleigh got into Zach's car. "Hey."
Zach looked at her concerned. "Are you alright?"
Everleigh groaned in pain. "I think I sprained my ankle. Zaylee got all bitchy and then she pushed me off my seat..." She sniffed.
Zach sighed. "I'm sorry, Eve."
Everleigh sighed. "I hate her, Zach."
Zach grabbed her hand. "I'm taking you to the hospital." He backed out of the parking lot.
Everleigh sighed. "Yeah, I won't be able to enjoy school now cause that bitch is making it hard for me to even concentrate on it."
Zach sighed. "And, the fact you have anxiety about coming here too with what happened two months ago..."
Everleigh smiled. "...I...I..." She began crying. "...Fuck! I could've died too..." She layed her head back with tears falling down her face.
Zach shook his head. "Don't say that, Everleigh."
Everleigh wiped her eyes. "But...But...It's true, Zach, and you know it..." She looked at him.
Zack shook his head. "No, its not, baby."
Everleigh wiped her cheeks. "Zach, it's true. I could've died that day..."
Zach leaned over and wiped her eyes. "Babe, you need to relax. You are okay."
Everleigh nodded slowly as she looked at him. "Thank you for calming me down..."
Zach smiled as he headed off to the hospital, he called Bailey on their way to the hospital.
"Hey Bailey. It's Zach. I need you to meet Eve and I at the hospital…"
Bailey's eyes went wide. "What's going on? Is Eve okay? Her appointment wasn't until later…"
Zach wasn't too happy right now. He was definitely worried about the health of the baby and Everleigh. "Everleigh was pushed out of her seat by Zaylee. I'm worried about the baby."
Bailey nodded her head. "I'm on my way, okay?"
Zach nodded. "See you soon, Bailey." He hung up as he headed closer to the hospital.
Massachusetts General Hospital
Zach and Everleigh walked into the hospital and waited for Bailey to arrive, and when she did, Everleigh got checked in and was taken into a room up to see a GYN.
Everleigh sat on the chair, clearly nervous. She didn't want to know if she was really pregnant with Zach's baby because he was her sister's boyfriend first. It felt so wrong for her to be even seeing him. It felt like she was dishonoring her sister, who was in love with Zach, had three kids with him and they were going to be getting married. But a bullet took Emma away, and now, Everleigh is pregnant with Zach's baby, and they are together now. It's clearly new to her. Everything has been changing so fast. Her world has been turned upside down. She is only fourteen.
The doctor walked inside. "Hi. Everleigh Martin?"
Everleigh smiled. "That's me."
The doctor smiled. "Alright. I'm Dr. Johnson. How may I help you?"
Everleigh took a deep breath. "Well, I think I'm pregnant…"
Dr. Johnson nodded. "Okay. I need to ask you a few questions first, okay?"
Dr. Johnson smiled. "When was your last period?"
Everleigh paused to think. "Um...Six or seven weeks ago..."
Dr. Johnson nodded. "When was the first time you had sex?"
Everleigh paused. "It was 2 months ago..."
Dr. Johnson nodded. "Alright. I'll have you take a pregnancy test, blood and I'll want to do an ulterasound too."
Everleigh nodded. "Okay, I just want to know."
Dr. Johnson nodded. "I completely understand."
Everleigh nodded. "Thanks."
Zach sighed. "I think this is the most nervous I got since Emma told me she was pregnant with Ashton and Selena..."
Everleigh sighed. "Yeah..."
Bailey turned to them. "I need to know something."
Everleigh nodded. "Yes, Momma?"
Bailey paused. "Are you two together now?"
Everleigh nodded. "Yes, we are together now."
Bailey nodded her head. "Somebody's gotta tell your father that news..."
Everleigh groaned. "I think I want to tell him the news whether I'm pregnant or..."
She was cut off by the doctor walking into the room.
"So, I got your results..."
Everleigh nodded. "Am I pregnant?"
Dr. Johnson smiled. "You are pregnant. Congratulations."
Everleigh's eyes widened. "Oh my Gid...I'm really pregnant." Tears came in her eyes and she started crying. "I'm gonna be a horrible mother..."
Zach squeezed her hands. "No! You won't be a horrible mother, Everleigh! You will be a great one..."
Everleigh sniffed as she looked at him. "Have you met a mom who said, 'I had my first kid at 14', Zach? Have you?"
Zach shook his head. "No."
Everleigh wiped her eyes. "Exactly..."
Bailey layed her hand on her daughter's shoulder. "Honey, you will be fine. You aren't doing this alone, okay?"
Everleigh looked at her mother. "Really?"
Bailey nodded. "Yeah. You helped Emma with the twins and you are helping Zach with Hope now. You will do just fine, baby girl."
Dr. Johnson walked back into the room. "Now, let's see this little one."
Everleigh sighed. "Is it going to be cold as Emma said to me the first time?"
Dr. Johnson laughed. "Maybe...I'll let you judge that." She placed some gel on Everleigh's belly.
Everleigh shivered, gripping Zach's hand. "Oh Jesus. That is cold!"
Dr. Johnson laughed. "It is a bit cold." She smiled as she began the ultrasound. "We will talk more at your doctor's appointment in two weeks. I have a delivery scheduled soon." She smiled. "I'll give you a note now for P.E., you shouldn't do physical activity like P.E. when pregnant. I'll schedule the appointment for you. Okay?"
Everleigh nodded. "Okay…"
Dr. Johnson smiled. "Bye guys."
Cody and Bailey's home
Bailey, Everleigh and Zach walked into the house, Zach turned to Everleigh. "I gotta go pick up the kids. I'll see you tomorrow, okay?"
Everleigh nodded her head. "Okay."
Zach kissed her head as he headed back into his car to go get Selena, Ashton and Hope.
Everleigh just layed on the couch and breathed deeply. "I'm really pregnant. What the fuck?" She groaned as she buried her head into her hands.
She didn't realize that Cody heard her as he walked into the living room.
"What did you just say?! Did you just say you are pregnant, Everleigh Faith?" He was angry. He was so angry that he thought his ears were steaming both sides.
Everleigh's eyes went wide. "Shit." She mumbled.
Bailey walked up to her husband. "Cody..."
Cody shook his head. "Nope. No. Just no, Bailey. I'm going to kill him!"
Everleigh's eyes went wide. "What?! No! Daddy, you can't!" She saw him grab his car keys and head to the front door, she ran after him, leaning against the door. "Daddy..."
Cody's eyes were wide. "You're pregnant with his baby?! He knocked you up!"
Bailey frowned and crossed her arms. "Stop it right now, Cody. If you kill Zach, I swear I won't speak to you ever again. Get over it. Everleigh isn't your little girl anymore. Quit being overprotective, and don't threaten Zach!"
Cody's eyes went wide. "Bailey, don't tell me what I should do! Everleigh is my little girl! I don't want him to hurt her! She shouldn't be having a baby at 14!"
Everleigh knew tears were falling down her face. "Daddy, please...I...I need him!" She sniffed. "...Sel, Ash and Hope and this baby need their father! I do NOT feel like being a single mother at fourteen!" She took a deep breath. "...I love him, Daddy..."
Bailey glared at him. "Instead of Zach hurting her, you're the one who's hurting her, Cody!"
Everleigh looked at him. "Daddy..." She began sobbing. "...Please! I'm sure Emma wouldn't like it if you took the only parent Selena, Ashton and Hope have away from them!"
Cody paused. "True, you're right, Eve...But, I don't like it at all."
Everleigh stepped aside and headed upstairs to her sister's room. "Ems, I'm missing you so much right now. I'm sorry you can't see Hope, Selena and Ashton grow up, but I promise I'll be there for them..." She headed out and into her room.
"My life is never going to be the same..." She layed on her bed, sighing. "I can't believe this…"
To be continued…