“Just so you know, I'm still mad at you.” said Sean standing outside my door.
“I know.” I said sitting up.
“But since I'm your brother it's my job to protect you from the kids at school.” he said coming in and sitting on the chair at my desk.
“I don't need you to protect me.” I said.
“You're my sister and from now on instead of yelling at you, I'm going to help you as much as I can.” he said.
“Alright.” I said.
“So you're really giving it up for adoption?” he asked.
“Yeah, Jake doesn't want to though, he says he's going to try to convince me.”
“I still can't believe you let him get you pregnant. He's such a perv.” he said.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“I shouldn't tell you.” he said getting up to leave.
I jumped up and followed him to his room, “Tell me.”
“It'll just upset you.” he said sitting on his bed and putting his headphones on.
I went over and took them off, “What do you know that I don't?”
“Fine. The seniors had a bet about how many fresmen girls' virginitys they could take.”
“Jake wasn't involved in that, was he?” I asked.
“He came up with it.” he said sitting up.
“I can't believe him.” I said feeling betrayed.
“I told you it would just upset you.”
“He's such a jerk.” I said.
“That's why you shouldn't have slept with him.”
“I just wanted him to like me.”
“He took advantage of you. He's a perv and he's gonna get it.”
“No, just let him be. It's not like we're ever going to be together.” I said leaving.
The next day after school Jenna and I were heading out to the football field so Jenna could try out for one of the two varsity spots. I would have done it with her, but my mom said it would be bad for the baby. Nobody else knew about the pregnancy except Jenna, Sean, and Jake. They were going to find out eventually though.
As we walked out to the field, we talked about what Sean told me last night.
“I don't get what your so mad about.” she said as we walked.
“He used me.” I said still feeling betrayed.
“He wasn't the only one who was doing it though.” she said.
I was angry at her all over again, “Why do you keep taking his side?”
“I'm not, I'm just saying.” she said shrugging.
“Whatever.” I said as we got to the football field.
The football players were practicing today. Jake waved at me, but I didn't wave back. I looked over at my brother and saw he was glaring at him. I was worried Sean would do something to Jake, but I pushed that thought out of my head. I sat in the bleachers as the girls did the group cheer, then it was time for the girls to do their own cheer.
After all the girls did their own cheer Aly the head cheerleader announced the two girls who made it.
“Emma and Jenna are now on the varsity team. Congratulations you two.”
I got up and went to hug Jenna, “Good job.”
“Hey, Ellie, how come you didn't try out? You would have been great.” Aly said coming up to me.
“Oh, I'm just really busy.”
“Oh, okay.” she said walking away.
“Look!” yelled Emma pointing at the football field.
Two guys were fight and I had a feeling it was my brother and Jake. I ran out onto the field to put a stop to it. And I was right it was Sean and Jake. Jake was on top and punching him over and over.
“Stop it! Get off of him!” I screamed.
Two coaches came and pulled them apart.
“You stay away from her!” yelled Sean as the coach held him back.
“It's none of your business.” he said.
“She's my sister it is my business.” he said still trying to get at him.
“She's doesn't need you to protect her.” said Jake pushing the coach off him.
“Ever since you knocked her up...” he didn't finish.
I got very pale and looked around. Not only had all the football players heard him, but the cheerleaders had come to see the fight too.
Tears in my eyes I turned and ran.
“Ellie!” I heard Sean and Jake both yell, but I kept going.
I finally stopped at a tree. I sat down and cried.
“Are you ok?” asked a voice I didn't know.
I looked up and saw Paige standing in front of me. Paige got Straight A's and mostly kept to herself.
“Yeah.” I said.
“I heard what happened down there.” she said.
“You heard?” I asked.
“Yeah. I was sitting in the bleachers and came to see the fight. I heard what Sean said and saw you run off.”
“Yeah, it was pretty bad.” I said wiping my face.
“Sean's pretty worried about you. You shouldn't be mad at him.” she said holding her hand out to help me up.
“I'm not mad at him, I'm mad at myself.” I said taking it and standing up.
“Why? You made a mistake, everybody makes mistakes.”
“I guess.” I said shrugging.
“Who cares what everyone else thinks? This happens all the time, you're not the only one.”
“Why are you being so nice to me? I never would do this for you.” I said.
“You just looked so miserable, and looked like you needed someone to talk to.” she said and walked off.
I decided to head back to the football field. I saw my brother on the sidelines talking to Jenna.
When he saw me he came up to me and said, “I'm so sorry. I wasn't thinking.”
“It's alright, I'm not mad at you.”
“Yeah. You didn't mean to.”
“Okay good. Do you want a ride?” he asked me.
“What about practice?” I asked. I didn't see Jake out in the field either.
“I'm suspended from the team.” he said.
“It's okay, it was worth it.” he said and I noticed his lip was cut and his nose was bleeding.
“We better get you checked out when we get home.” I said examing his lip.
“Let me go get my stuff and I'll drive you.” he said and headed towards the school.
Jenna came up to me, “Are you ok?”
“Yeah. They were gonna find out eventually.” I said sighing.
“Don't worry, I've got your back.” she said linking our arms.
“Ellie!” I heard Jake yell. He ran up to me.
“What do you want?” I said glaring at him.
“Are you ok?”
“What do you care? You got what you wanted from me. Added me to your list.”
“You don't understand...” he began.
“Get away from her.” said Sean getting in between us.
“Let's go, Sean.” I said and started walking toward his car.
“I'll see you later, Ellie.” said Jenna as we walked away.
I hadn't known it at the time, but I had made a knew friend that day.
“Ellie, Ellie, class is over.” someone said.
“Huh, what?” I said coming back to the real world.
“The bell rang, class is over.” said Mandie a girl in my class.
“Oh, okay.” I said getting up.
“Are you ok?” she asked.
“Yeah, I'm fine.” I said and walked out.