My best friend. They guy whose been there for me since we were in diapers. My first kiss. The guy who took my virginity. The guy I can tell everything to. The guy who I can be myself and only myself around.
I know what you’re thinking; why is she thinking all of these things? What is she hiding? Well, the truth is I’m hiding something that could make or break Nathan and I. I don’t know what to do. Nathan comes back today and I don’t know how to tell him. He said he’d be here as soon as he gets back to Gloucester.
Did I mention we’ve been dating for 6 months? No? Well, now you know. We’ve both liked each other for as long as I can remember and finally decided to act on it. I’ve dated a lot of guys, as have Nathan with girls. But, when I’m with Nathan, it’s nothing like anything I had with my other boyfriends. Maybe it’s just because we’ve been best friends for so long. Honestly, the only thing different between us is that we kiss, well we did that before. Okay, nothings really changed besides the fact that we call each other our boyfriend or girlfriend.
I was brought out of my thoughts by a few knocks on the door. I jumped up and walked over and opened it. There stood Nathan. He has a suitcase next to him, a back pack on his back, and a dozen blue tulips; my favorites.
I jumped into Nathan’s arms and immediately attached my lips to his. He kissed back, although I could tell he was surprised by my sudden actions. We pulled apart and I got down. I took the flowers out of his hand and then took his hand in mine and pulled him into the house.
I have a fairly small house. It’s tan brick with quite a bit of windows. Inside, the living room is olive green with a bay window and 2 other windows. The couch and love seat is white a table in the corner of them and a matching coffee table. There’s a tv against the wall as well. The kitchen is red with all white counters and cabinets. There’s a little 4 person table as well. There’s a small bathroom downstairs painted navy blue. There’s also a coat closet and small closet with the washing set. Upstairs, the hallway is painted cream. The hall bathroom is just plain grey. The guest bedroom is just plain white with a light wood framed queen bed with cream sheets and a brown duvet. There’s a light wood dresser in the corner of the room to match the bed frame and a small TV mounted to the wall across from the bed. The next room is empty, nothing is in there. Then, there’s my room. It’s grey with white trim at the top of the walls and at the bottom. I have a king sized dark wood bed against one of the walls. It has two dark wood tables on the sides, a dark wood dresser directly in front of the bed, and a dark wood desk against the far wall. There’s a 47” TV mounted above the dresser. My bed has white sheets, a baby blue comforter, 2 brown pillows, 2 white pillows, and 2 baby blue soft pillows.
Nathan and I are down in the kitchen, he’s sitting on the counter while I put my flowers in a vase.
Me: So babe, I thought you weren’t supposed to be here for another 3 ½ hours?
Nathan: I couldn’t go any longer without seeing you so I caught an earlier train.
I smiled over at him while I made my way to him. I stood between his legs and took his hands in mine. I stood up on my tip toes and kissed him softly. I pulled away and looked into his eyes.
Me: Nathan, there’s something I need to tell you and I don’t exactly know how to.
Nathan: Taylor, you can tell me anything. You know that.
Me: I know I can, I just don’t know how to tell you something big like this.
Nathan: Did you get a job that’s taking you away from me? What is it babe?
I could tell he was getting a little impatient with me, but truth be told, I don’t know how to tell him without blurting it out.
I started to tear up a little. Nathan noticed and put his hand under m chin, raising my face up to look at his. He cupped my face in his hands and wiped the tears with his thumbs.
Me: Nathan, I’m pregnant.
His eyes lit up as I said it. He jumped off the counter and pulled me into him as I’m now completely sobbing into his chest. I felt myself being picked up and carried bridal style up the stairs. Before I knew it, I was being put down on my bed. I felt it dip next to me and opened my eyes to see Nathan sitting there. I sat up and looked at him, wiping away the tears from my eyes.
Nathan: Taylor, I know we’re young but we can do this. How far gone are you?
Me: 2 and a half months.
I reached over into the drawer on the table and opened it. I pulled out the scans and passed them to Nathan. He stared at them for a few minutes, taking everything in I guess. He definitely took this better than I imagined.
Nathan: This means we conceived the night we had sex.
I nodded at him.
Nathan: Who knows?
Me: Just us and my doctor. I have an appointment set up tomorrow for you to see it. I’m just scared, Nathan. We’re only 19. You’re a in a famous boy band known around the world and I’m just a girl.
Nathan: You’re not JUST a girl, you’re my girl. I love you with everything I have in me. I have for a long time. We’ll be fine. We’ll raise this baby and be a happy family. Now, come here.
I moved over and sat in his lap. I put my legs on either side of his and wrapped my arms around his neck. He wrapped his around me and we just sat there, embracing each other for a few minutes. Nathan pulled away just a tad and I looked at him.
Nathan: I love you. Everything will be fine.
Me: I love you, too.
I craned my neck and kissed him softly on the lips. I pulled away and smiled at him.
Nathan: And there’s that smile I’ve loved forever.
I laughed a little.
Nathan: So, what do you say we invite our families round and tell them the news?
Me: Alright. You can call everyone and I’ll start making lunch. Sandwiches and a cuppa?
Nathan: Sounds good, babe.
I pecked his lips one last time before getting off of the bed. I headed out of the bedroom and downstairs. I walked into the kitchen and over to the fridge. I pulled out lettuce, bacon, and tomatoes and put them on the island. I grabbed the bread and set it with the other stuff. I grabbed the frying pan and put it on the stove and started cooking the bacon. Nathan came in and wrapped his arms around my waist from behind, placing both hands on the little bump I now have. I smiled as he planted a small kiss on my neck.
I finished cooking the bacon and put it on top of the bread, lettuce, and tomato then topped the sandwiches. There was a few knocks at the door and Nathan walked out of the kitchen in that direction. I poured the hot water over the tea bags, put them on the tray with the food, and headed into the living room. Everyone was already sitting around on the couches. Nathan’s mom, Phil, Jess, and his dad were over on the couch. My parents and sister, Carly, are sat on the love seat. I set the tray down on the coffee table and stood next to Nathan in front of the TV. Everyone took little bites at their sandwiches and sipped their tea while Nathan and I stood in front of them.
Karen: So, what were we called here for?
Nathan: Well, Taylor and I have some news.
Jess: Please tell me your engaged.
Carly: Yeah, Nathan you better have finally man’d up.
Nathan: Ha ha, no we’re not engaged, YET.
I laughed as he emphasized the yet.
Me: We’re pregnant.
Everyone’s jaws dropped. I mean, if their wasn’t bone there to hold them, they’d be on the floor.
Dad: Don’t you two think you’re a little young to have a baby?
Me: Yes, but it’s too late now. Nathan and I already said we’re going to raise it.
Karen: I’m proud of you two. I know this isn’t the ideal situation with Nathan being in the band and being gone all the time and Taylor only being in University, but I’m still proud of you two.
Mom: As am I. You two are taking a big step for two teenagers.
Jess: I CALL BABYSITTER!
Carly: NO, I DO!
Mom: Everyone knows Karen and I will be first call.
Nathan and I just laughed at them.
Nathan: Would you like to see the scans?
Everyone jumped up and came over to us. Nathan passed then around and went back to standing behind me. He placed his hands on my stomach and head on my shoulder.
Nathan’s Dad: How far up the duff are you?
Me: 10 weeks.
Carly: How long have you known?
Me: About 5 weeks.
Jess: And you didn’t tell anyone?
Me: Nope. I wanted Nathan to know first.
Karen: I don’t know how we didn’t catch on, Sarah.
Carly: EW, this means they had sex.
Dad: Taylor, you’re grounded. I told you no sex until I die.
Me: Sorry, Dad.
Nathan: Sorry, sir. It won’t happen again.
Everyone started laughing.
Me: You guys can’t even pull that though. We all know you have been planning our wedding and our baby’s names since we were born.
Mom: Karen and I have done no such thing!
Nathan: She didn’t point you two out. But, this means you guys HAVE been planning it out.
Karen: The only thing we’ve planned is Christmas dinner.
Carly: Don’t even lie. We heard you guys going on about how the wedding will happen in the spring. Blah blah blah blah blah.
I just laughed.
Jess: I want to see the bump.
Me: Do I have to? I just look fat.
Nathan: No you don’t. You look pregnant.
I groaned and pulled my shirt up. Everyone awe’d at the little bump I have. Jess and Carly were obsessed with it a little bit.
Karen: Alright girls, we must get going. You two have rehearsals.
We all hugged goodbye and walked them outside. We waved them off then went back inside. I turned to Nathan and wrapped my arms around his neck.
Me: Should we tell the boys?
Nathan: Yeah, they’re going to go mental.
Me: Well, I think we’re the mental ones. We’re 19 and expecting a baby.
Nathan: I know. I’d rather you carry my child then someone else. I always pictured you mothering my children.
Me: I always pictured Justin Timberlake fathering mine.
Nathan: If that’s how you really feel …
Me: Nathan, shut up. I love YOU. You’re the only man I would want to be the father of my children. Now, are we going to tell the boys or not?
Nathan headed upstairs and into my bedroom. I followed him and sat down on the bed while he took his laptop out of his backpack. He loaded it up and opened up Skype. He started up a conference call with the others and we waited for them all to answer.
Tom: Taylor, I see you’re still with Baby Nath.
Max: Yeah, why?
Siva: You two leave them alone.
Jay: Nathan and Taylor sitting in a tree k-I-s-s-I-n-g.
Nathan: Very funny, you idiots. We have something to tell you.
Tom: You two broke up because Jaythan is totally real?
Nathan: No. Something better.
Jay: Nothing is better than Jaythan.
Siva: You lot just shut up and let them speak.
Me: Thank you, Seev. Now, do you want to know the news or not?
They all nodded vigorously at the screens. Nathan took my hand and stroked the back of mine with his thumb.
Nathan: We’re pregnant.
They all had the same expressions are our families did. I laughed at them and took a screenshot.
Me: You’re going to catch flies, boys.
Max: So, you’re saying baby Nath is going to be having a baby?
Me: That’s exactly what we’re saying.
Siva: BABY SYKES!
We all laughed at Siva’s outburst.
Jay: Are you going to announce it on Twitter?
Nathan: Yes. Babe, you really should get a Twitter.
Me: I think I’m good.
Tom: Well, congrats to you two. I can’t wait to be an uncle. Bolten all the way!
Nathan: Ha, no. Man U all the way.
Max: Guys, everyone knows Man City it where it’s at.
Me: Boys, my child will not wear or do anything regarding football.
Nathan: But babe.
Me: But nothing.
Jay: Hahahahaha Taylor just told you guys.
I smiled at them. Everyone chatted for a bit before we signed off. Nathan flopped back on the couch and I snuggled into his side.
Nathan: Should I announce the pregnancy now or do you want to wait?
Me: You can tell everyone.
He smiled and kissed me. He pulled out his phone and I flipped on the TV. Jeremy Kyle was playing so I just kept it on. After a few minutes, Nathan passed me his phone, opened up to his Tweet.
@NathanTheWanted: #TWFanmily exclusive. My girlfriend, Taylor, and I are expecting. We are over the moon about it and hope you are too!! #BabySykes xx
I smiled and passed it back to Nathan. I kissed him on the lips. The kiss got a little more intense and I ended up moving to sit on his lap, straddling him. I wrapped my arms around his neck tightly, pulling me impossibly close to him. He laughed into the kiss, causing me to pull away and look at him funnily.
Me: What’s so funny?
Nathan: Just think about it. When we have sex, the baby can feel it.
Me: You just ruined it.
We both started laughing. My phone vibrated behind me so I turned and grabbed it. I opened it to see I had a text from Jess.
#BabySykes is trending worldwide!! :D xx
I showed the text to Nathan, who just laughed.
Nathan: Our baby is popular at 10 weeks.
Me: I know. So, is it sad that it’s only 6 p.m. and I’m already tired?
Nathan: No, you’re pregnant. How about I order take away then we can go upstairs and have a movie night. Cuddle up in bed, eat junk food, and watch stupid movies; just like old times.
I smiled at him and kissed him again.
Me: Sounds good to me. I love you.
Nathan: MM… I love you too, beautiful.
I smiled at him and got up. I went up the stairs and into my room.
Me: BABE, I’M GOING TO TAKE A QUICK SHOWER!
I went into my bathroom and started the shower. I stripped down to nothing and got in. The hot water felt amazing beating on my back. I quickly washed my hair and body, then got out. I put my hair in a towel and wrapped one around my body. I walked into my room and into the closet. I put on a grey polka dotted t-shirt bra and the matching underwear. Then, I slid on my grey soffe shorts and pink spaghetti strapped tank top. I turned and looked in the mirror. My tank top clung to my skin, showing off my little bump. I put my hands on my stomach and smiled down at it. I stayed this way for a few minutes before going back into my bedroom and getting into bed. Nathan soon walked in with a brown paper bag. He sat on the bed next to me and opened up the bag. He passed me a white Styrofoam container and I opened it. He ordered us Thai, my favorite. I have an order of the chicken Thai Fried Rice. Nathan ordered the Shrimp Thai Fried Rice and then got us some spring rolls. I put on Ice Age while Nathan and I dug into our food. Somehow, we managed to eat all our food. Nathan put the Styrofoam containers back in the paper bag and set it on the floor. We both snuggled up together under the blanket and continued our Ice Age marathon.
After the first two movies, I moved over so I was laying on Nathan’s chest with our legs intertwined. I kissed his chest before laying my head back on it. I felt him kiss my head, his lips lingering for a few minutes.
Nathan: I love you, Tay-Tay.
Me: I love you too, Nay-Nay.