Whoop! Sorry this took so long! I'm actually at my dad's house for a few days and he has no bloody wi-fi connection! This pink pixie was very cross... Grrrrr!
But I'm hoping this chapter is long enough to make up for the wait (I've written up to the '"No!' so far so... Not much)... Well... Uuuh... Enjoy?
I don't own Total Drama... Yet... *que horror music and evil laugh*.
A Bump in the Road- Chapter 3
I'm pretty sure if Alejandro had been drinking something, it would have made an amazing spit-take.
"H-how?" He managed to spit out, his eyes wide with fear, my own I rolled.
"Well... When a boy and girl love one another, or in our case were very VERY drunk-" I started, my voice dripping with about as much sarcasm as Noah's usually is.
"I know HOW it's just... How..." He shook his head, unable to process the chunk of deadly information I had just given him. We sat in cold, dead silence until my food arrived.
"So what are we going to do?" Alejandro questioned me quietly, I just shrugged in reply.
"I've looked into it, and if your willing to pay at least half, it's not that much to get an abortion..." I told him, my mouth full of cheeseburger.
"WHAT?!" He slammed his hands on the table, outraged.
"Fine! I'll pay for it!" I sighed, getting pretty pissed off myself by now, however that may have been mostly due to hormones. I started to take another bite of my second cheeseburger, but Alejandro rudely knocked it out of my hand.
"No! I refuse to let any child of mine be killed before it even has the chance... I-it is mine right?" He added the last part on quietly, as though he wasn't sure if he would be glad that it was or just be depressed.
"What kind of slut do you take me for?! Of course it's yours!" I almost yelled, by now we had gotten a fair amount of confused and disgusted looks from the people surrounding us, they had clearly been listening into our conversation.
"Sorry it's just..." He shook his head and sighed before resting his face in his hands. I ate the rest of my meal in silence and watched him slowly break down more and more as I took each bite. Once I have finished, the waiter took away my empty plates and placed down a little white slip of paper.
"So what do you want to do about... This?" I rested my hands on my stomach and looked up at Alejandro.
"I-I don't know..." He admitted. "I have to think about this..." And with that, he stood up and left... leaving me alone... with the cheque...
I was alone for a whole month. I'd left millions of messages on his phone, begging him to call me back so we could talk about this. I was even tempted to go to his house to try and reason with him. By now I was seriously considering getting an abortion, my parents were starting to notice and had put me on a diet, so it wasn't long until they added 2 and 2 together and figure out what was happening. I really needed help, and if Alejandro wasn't going to be an option, I'd have to find someone else.
I nervously knocked on the door of the only other person from Total Drama who's house was within walking distance. I only knew the house because admittedly, I had TPed it and threw my fair share of rotten eggs, one of which was incredibly foul and broke in my hand before I got the chance to throw it. Even the very memory of that pungent odour made me want to throw up, but that may have also been down to morning sickness.
The door opened and I received a very intimidating glare and what sounded slightly like a growl.
"Listen Gwen! I know we haven't been the best of-" She smaller the door in my face, interrupting me. "-friends..." I muttered before knocking on the door again. She swung it open and snarled at me.
"What do you want Heather?! Have you got any more rotten eggs to throw at me? Or maybe you've gotten a bit braver and you're here to threaten me with a knife?!" Gwen yelled at me. Against my will, a river of tears started to run down my face, smudging my mascara and making me look more pathetic than I already felt.
"I'm sorry! I'm so sorry..." I sobbed and curled up in a ball on her doormat, leaving her stood there, staring at me in shock. "I-I need y-your help-p..." I felt pathetic asking for help from Gwen of all people, but I guess I could have done worse. She sighed at me and held out her hand to help me up.
"Come on. The neighbours already think I'm a freak, let's not make it any worse." As I stood up, I looked around. The neighbourhood she lived in was so not... Her. It looked as though it were straight out of a movie, every house looked the same and the gardens were well-kept and full of intoxicating flowers, Gwen probably stood out like a sore thumb around here.
She invited me into her house which looked just as perfect as the neighbourhood did, it was as though I had been dragged into an alternate reality where everything was neat and tidy and the families were like those perfect TV families that used to be show on TV when my parents were younger.
"Beat it squirt!" Gwen yelled at a boy who looked around about the same age as Jacob. Maybe me and Gwen did have SOMETHING in common after all, we both had to put up with our annoying younger brothers.
Once he had left, we both sat down and Gwen offered me a tissue to wipe my tears away and blow my nose into.
"God... I feel so pathetic..." I whispered, she snickered at me.
"Yeah, you look it too!" I glared at her, causing her to just smile even more. "Ah! There's the Heather we all know and hate!"
"Yeah... Here I am..." I whispered, all I really wanted to do was curl up into a ball on her sofa and cry myself to sleep. I hadn't gotten much sleep ever since I found out about the thing growing inside me as it just gave me nightmares of being thrown out of my house and called an abomination. That I'd end up actually giving birth to the thing in the middle of the street while people walked past me and gave me a look of disgust, that me and the thing would end up starving to death on the streets.
"So why are you here? You must be in some pretty deep shit to have come to me about this." Gwen still hadn't wiped the smug little smirk off of her face, it was like she enjoyed watching me suffer. But who could blame her, I was a complete bitch to her and just about everyone else when we were on Total Drama.
"I have a bit of a problem..." I sniffed, and looked up at her. "I'm pregnant." Her eyes went wide with shock.
"Oh... Wow... I thought Bridgette would be the first one on the show to say that..." Gwen laughed nervously, now slightly on the edge of her seat. She looked as though she was worried I was going to give birth then and there. "How far along are you?" She then questioned.
"3 months I think..." I muttered and prodded the slowly growing bump that I call my tummy. I had stopped wearing my usual outfit and I now wore an oversized t-shirt that my aunt got me a few weeks ago for Christmas-she could never get my size right- and a pair of baggy jeans. I guess the baggy clothes just made me feel as though I was skinnier.
"Not that I don't probably already know... But who's is it?" She then asked, I felt like I was being interrogated, but I guess it the roles had been swapped, I would be exactly the same.
"Alejandro's..." I broke down with each syllable and before I knew it, Gwen was giving me a comforting hug and I cried my eyes out.
"I'm not surprised... You two did mysteriously disappear during the 'reunion party'!" She laughed and I somehow found myself joining her with that. "You're lucky! You didn't have to watch Owen get drunk and perform our own private strip show! He was in the middle of the dance floor, no clothes on whatsoever yelling: 'I'm gonna shake what my mama gave me!'... It was truly terrifying." Gwen shivered at the very memory.
"I am both relieved and disappointed that I didn't get to see that particular show!" I laughed along with her.
I didn't end up leaving Gwen's house until 8am the next morning, it was a surprise to both of us that we actually managed to get along. We shared stories about our siblings, like how Gwen once took her brother to the park and there were two people speaking in French, so her little brother thought it would be appropriate to say: 'God! Why don't you just speak in American!' (something that actually happened to a friend of mine).
When I did get home however, I was in for a huge surprise.
"Oooh Heeeaaather!" Jacob called me mockingly from the kitchen. I sighed and threw my coat on the couch.
"What the fuck do you want dumbass?!" I yelled back at him, the only reason I swore was because I knew my parents were staying with my unnaturally perfect older sister Felicity for a week. Felicity was my parent's ideal daughter, she was a doctor, she married a very successful business man and she has 2 incredibly polite and neat children.
"Your boyfriend's here to see yoooouu!" Jacob laughed gleefully, knowing that he had now found something to tease and blackmail me with. I stopped dead as none other than Alejandro walked through the door connecting the kitchen and the living room.
"Listen Heather I-" He started, he was only interrupted because I had taken my shoes off and thrown them at him. Before he had time to carry on with whatever shit his mouth was about to spout out, I ran off upstairs to my bedroom, locking the door as soon as I got in.
Seconds later, there was a knocking on the door.
"GO AWAY!" I yelled, whoever it was, I wasn't in the mood to talk to them.
"Heather let me explain! Just open the door!" Alejandro yelled from the other side of the block of dark wood that blocked me from the outside world.
Reluctantly, I slid the metal lock back and opened the door. I couldn't stop the tears from pouring down my face like a waterfall and before he could say anything, I started yelling and shouting at him.
"Okay then. Explain. Explain why you left me in the restaurant last month, explain why you didn't answer my calls, explain why you've finally decided to appear at my door. What else do you want from me?"
Well, I back at my mum's house now where there is wi-fi! WOOHOO!
Hope you guys all liked this chapter! Would what I've left it on be referred to as a cliff hanger?
This chapter isn't as long as I would have hoped it would be, but I hope it's enough to keep you all from murdering me in my sleep! ;)
I can't say when the next part will be up but I (think I) can guarantee that it will be up within the next month... Yup... I might possibly be just a little tinsie winsie little bit of a procrastinator.
Soooo... What do you guys think is going to happen next? Seriously... I have no clue and it would be appreciated if you guys gave me some ideas to play around with! ;D
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