After being at Josh and Alanna’s all night, they finally made it back home. Nicholas laid in the bed watching Ali walk back and forth past him, distracted by her phone. They were supposed to be watching a movie together but she was still busy doing other things.

“Are you gonna leave me in this bed by myself?” he said, finally pulling her over to him.

She sat her phone down on the dresser next to the bed and climbed on top of him, “I was texting Carter, he said Trisha had the baby a little while ago,” she smiled, “and she’s sooo cute, her name’s Caia. I’ll show you the picture he sent later.”

“Cool. Lux’ll be happy to hear that. She’s been making plans to go over there since they were here the other night,” he laughed.

“Yeah …” she smiled faintly, “that makes two things she’ll be happy about.”

“Well there’s only two things she wants right now and that’s a dog and a baby,” he laughed.

She didn’t say anything.

He sat up a little, “did you get her a dog?”

“No …” she lifted up and sat on the bed next to him.

“… You’re pregnant?”

She paused for a second, then nodded, “yeah.”

“How though?” he sat up completely. “I thought you were taking your pills and stuff?”

“I don’t know, Nicky, I was, it just” she sighed, “happened, I don’t know how.”

They both sat there quietly, staring off into different directions. After talking to Alanna earlier, she felt better about the whole situation. She just hoped he was okay with it too.

“Are you mad?” she asked, not really sure what his response would be.

He reached out for her and she crawled over to him.

“Naw, you know I could never be mad at you,” he hugged her tight., “I just wasn’t expecting this.”

“I know,” she said, “me either.”

They finally turned their attention to the movie which was rolling the credits at this point.

“We’ll figure all this shit out though,” he hugged her again.

“You always say that,” she laughed.

“I’m always right though, right?”

She smiled, “Yeah, you are,” she looked up at him, “I love you, okay?”

He kissed her forehead, “I love you too.”

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