Lena went home after spending the last few hours at Ezra’s house. She was so scared. She didn’t know how she was going to tell her mom about this. First she had to tell her mom that she was dating Ezra. Lena finally got home and walked in the door. She found her mom sitting in the living room watching TV.
“Hey mom.” Lena said.
“Hey honey. How did you practice go?” Her mom asked.
“Practice? What are you talking about? Oh, you mean talent show practice. It went good.” Lena said confused.
“That’s good.” She said.
“Mom can I talk to you about something?” Lena asked.
“Sure honey. What is it?” Her mom asked.
“Mom I have a boyfriend. But I don’t think you are going to approve of him.” Lena tells her.
“Well, who is it?” Her mom asks.
“It’s Mr. Matthews. My math teacher.” She explained.
“That’s against the law! Why would you date him?” She said.
“It isn’t against the law anymore. They repealed the law. And I want to date him because I love him.” Lena said.
“How can you love him? You’re too young to know what love is.” Her mom said.
“Mom I am not too young. I know I love him.” Lena said.
“How do you know what love is? Tell me what you think love is, Lena.” She said.
“Love is when you would do anything for someone. You do anything to protect them. You want to be with them all the time. You get past there flaws because you know that is just a part of the person. You want the best for them in life.” Lena explained.
”Maybe you do know what love is.” Her mom admitted.
“Yeah I do mom. I love Ezra a lot. I’d do anything for him and I want to be around him all the time. He is such an amazing person and I wouldn’t want to change him for anything in the world.” Lena said.
“Okay that may be true but I don’t know about this Lena. Are you sure he isn’t just using you?” She asked.
“Yes I’m sure! Why would he use me?” She asked.
“To have sex with you!” Her mom said.
Lena got a little bit stiff when her mom said that.
“Mom he would never do that to me. He is a gentlemen.” Lena said.
“I still don’t know about this Lena,” She said. “Lena just go up to you room and I will think about this.”
“What is there to think about?” She said.
“Lena just go.” Her mom said.
Lena got up and went to her room. She thought to herself, what is she going to say when she finds out I’m pregnant. I don’t even want to think about it.
Lena decided to call Ezra and tell him what her mom said.
“Hello?” Ezra said answering the phone.
“Hey baby.” Lena said in a sad tone.
“What’s wrong?” Ezra asked.
“I told my mom were dating and she doesn’t approve.” Lena said.
“Oh, why doesn’t she approve?” He asked.
“I think the age difference is a part of it. Also she thinks you’re just using me for sex.” Lena explained.
“We are only 11 years apart. Plus I would never just use you for sex. I mean I know we just had sex a week ago but I wasn’t using you for it.” Ezra explained.
“Yeah I know that. I just don’t know if she is going to believe that.” Lena said.
“Well I hope she does,” Ezra said, “Hey I am getting another call.”
“Okay I’ll talk to you tomorrow at school then.” Lena said.
“I love you baby. We’re going to get through this.” He said.
“I know we are. I love you to honey.” She said.
Lena and Ezra said their goodbyes.
Ezra looked at his phone. He didn’t know the number. But he answered the phone anyway.
“Hello?” Ezra answered.
“Ezra its Missy Ruthford, Lena’s mom.” Missy said.
“Hi Missy. How are you?” Ezra asked.
“I’m fine. I want to talk to you about my daughter.” Missy said.
“Okay, what do you want to talk about?” He asked.
“I don’t know if I approve of you dating my daughter. I just don’t want my daughter to get hurt.” She said to Ezra.
“Missy I care about your daughter very much. I would do anything for her. I like being around her all the time. I really, really love her Missy and I just wish you could accept that. I mean I don’t want to come off as a total jerk here but you’re being unfair to us.” Ezra explained.
“Your right maybe I am. I was looking for you to stand up for your love.” She said.
“I’m willing to fight for this Missy. If you don’t accept us, I am still going to continue to date your daughter.” He told her.
“You’re not going to have to worry about it. You have my blessing.” Missy told him.
“Thank you Missy.” He said.
“You’re welcome. Now go call my daughter and tell her what I said.” She said laughing.
Missy and Ezra said goodbye and Ezra called Lena back to tell her the good news. An hour later they were off the phone and Lena was fast asleep.