Chapter 3: Sickness and Surprises
~ 2 Weeks Later ~
I woke up early in the morning in our new hotel in London in a cold sweat. The room was spinning and I felt incredibly nauseous. This was the fifth time in two weeks that I've felt like throwing up. Maybe I was just being paranoid this time.
I was probably wrong. The urge to vomit was getting more intense as the seconds ticked by. So I bolted out of my bed and headed right for the bathroom. As soon as I lifted the toilet lid, it happened. I started throwing up and I couldn't stop.
"Rowan, are you alr...Aw, Ro. Here, let me hold your hair", Alexa said as she pulled my hair back.
For the next five or so minutes, I remained knelt in front of the toilet puking my guts out as Alexa held my hair back for me.
When I finally stopped throwing up, I slowly stood up and washed my face.
I gave her a half-smile, but Alexa kept looking at me suspiciously. I glanced at her again, but she just raised her eyebrows at me.
"Ro, is there something you want to tell me?", she asked.
"Um...no?", I said.
"Is that a question? How long have you been feeling sick?", Alexa asked.
"The first time was 2 weeks ago", I answered.
"Was that when you and Niall...you know...did it?", she asked.
"Does everybody know?", I asked in a panic.
"No, just Harry and me. Everyone else was too drunk to register what was going on", Alexa said.
"Oh, thank God", I said, letting out a sigh of relief, "Wait...does that mean Harry...saw us..."
"It was really funny, actually. He said goodnight to me and we went into our separate rooms, but he knocked on my door about ten seconds later. He was like, 'Niall and Rowan...they're...they're doing the...', but he didn't need to finish for me to understand what he meant. So he stayed in our room", Alexa laughed.
I just let my head fall into my hands in embarrassment. I can't believe Harry saw...
"But don't worry. I already told him not to tell the others", Alexa said as she patted my shoulder.
That made me feel a little better, but I knew they would all find out eventually.
"Come with me", Alexa said, grabbing my hand.
"Where are we going?", I said as I grabbed my flannel and flip flops on the way out.
"To the pharmacy to get you a pregnancy test", Alexa said as she led me into the elevator.
On the was to the pharmacy, I felt like I was going to throw up from all of the worry.
What if I am pregnant?
I'm only 17.
I can't do this by myself.
The nearest pharmacy was about five blocks away from our hotel. Alexa and I walked in and grabbed a couple of different pregnancy tests. We wanted to be sure that the results were correct. Many people gave us looks as if to say 'Why are a couple of teenage girls buying all those pregnancy tests?'. One person walked by us and whispered 'whores' just loud enough for us to hear.
"It's gonna be alright", Alexa said as we purchased the tests.
I just gave her a half smile and sighed.
I nearly had a panic attack on the way home from worrying so much. I was so worried that, if I was pregnant, Niall wouldn't want anything to do with the child.
I walked into the bathroom with all of the tests. I didn't want to do this, but I knew I had to. After all, I could be pregnant with Niall's baby.
"Just come back out when you're ready, alright?", Alexa said. I nodded as I shut the bathroom door.
I took the first test and set in the sink. I had to wait for 5 minutes before I knew the results, so I took the rest of the tests while I waited.
5 minutes was up. I knew I had to look and see what the test said. One line meant I wasn't pregnant and two lines meant I was pregnant. I squinted my eyes shut as I picked up the first test and took a deep breath before I opened my eyes.
I looked at the rest of the tests. Two lines. They all had two lines. I couldn't believe it. I was pregnant. And Niall Horan was the father.
I opened the bathroom door and found Alexa on her bed scrolling through her phone.
"Well?", she said as she walked up to me.
"I...the tests...Alexa, I'm pregnant", I choked.
"Aw, Rowan", she said as she wrapped her arms tightly around me, "Come and sit down".
Alexa and I sat down on the bed and I laid my head on her shoulder.
"You know what you have to do now, right?", Alexa asked as she wrapped her arm around me.
"Yeah, I...yeah I do", I said.
I had to tell Niall that I was pregnant with his child.
~ Later That Night After The Concert ~
"Oh did you see what that one girl threw on stage, mate?", Louis said as he sat up and pointed at Liam.
"You mean the Liam doll turned into Batman? Of course. He kept it", Niall said, sending everyone into fits of laughter. Well, everyone except for Liam. And me.
"You...yeah I'm not even going to try to deny it. Of course I kept it", Liam smiled.
"Rowan, are you alright? You look kind of pale", Harry said as he put his hand up to my forehead.
"Yeah, I'm fine. I just...", I said as I looked over at Alexa, who gave me a look as if to say "You better tell Niall now. The sooner the better".
So I took a deep breath and said, "Niall, can I talk to you in the other room?"
"Yeah, sure", Niall said as he stood up from his spot on the couch.
"Ooooh, the other room. Don't do anything crazy", Louis said, waving his hands in the air.
"Shut up, Louis", Niall laughed.
Niall followed me into the other room and I slowly shut the door behind us.
"Is everything alright?", Niall asked as he sat down on the bed.
"Well, um...it depends on how you look at it. You see, I wanted to talk to you about...that night", I said, avoiding eye contact as I sat down next to him on the bed.
"Ohh", Niall said, knowing exactly what I was talking about, "Are you alright?"
"Well, I don't know. But...just...please don't freak out", I said, placing a hand on Niall's shoulder.
"You can tell me anything as long as you're comfortable with it", Niall said, placing his hand over mine.
"Okay...um...Niall, I'm just going to come right out and say it", I said.
"You're pregnant with my child, aren't you?", Niall asked.
"How did you know?", I asked.
"I just kind of had a feeling", Niall said as he tightened his grip on my hand, "But don't worry. You aren't going to do this alone. I'll be right by your side the whole time, Rowan. I'll be a good father to our child. Don't worry about a thing".
"Oh Niall, thank you so much", I said as I wrapped my arms around him, "I was worried that if I told you, you would hate me and you wouldn't want anything to do with the child".
"How could I not want anything to do with my own child? We're gonna do this and we're gonna do it together", he said, wrapping his arms tightly around me.
"Thank you, Niall. Thank you", I said as I sighed in relief.
"Now, what do you say we tell the others? It'll be alright", Niall smiled.
"Mkay", I said as we stood up.
We walked back out to where everyone was still visiting.
"Well, anything you want to tell us?", Louis asked.
"Lads, and Alexa", Niall said as he snaked his arm around my waist, "I'm going to be a father".
"Wait wait wait wait wait. Wait", Louis said as he dramatically waved his hands around, "You guys...you...when did this happen?"
"The night we all went out to the club", Harry said, without looking up from his phone.
"Yeah, it was th- Waaaaait. Harry, how do you know what night it was?", Niall said.
"Um...well...I...uh..", Harry stuttered, going red in the face.
"Harry, did you walk in on them?", Liam laughed.
"Well...yeah. It was my room I was sharing with Niall, so I just walked right in and there they were", Harry laughed.
Niall pinched the bridge of his nose in embarrassment and laughed. I just smiled at the ground, my face going tomato red.
"Well, congratulations to you both", Liam smiled.
Niall suddenly got a worried look on his face. His eyes went wide and his face was pale.
"Niall, what's wrong?", Louis asked.
"Rowan", Niall said, turning towards me, "What's your dad going to say?"
"Oh you're dead, mate", Louis laughed.
"He's going to kill you", Harry said.
"May as well say your goodbyes now", Liam said.
"Boys, stop", I laughed, "We'll tell him together, Niall".
"We do have a little break coming up next week", Niall said.
"Perfect. We'll go and tell them then", I said.
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