Emily Hampton is a 17 year old Junior in high school. Emily and Justin were together at first now that they've broken up, he still has a massive crush on her. She got pregnant by a senior named Jake that plays basketball he's the ''player'' of the school and he's a rich kid. They get married live in a house together for 4 months but after loosing their baby they both have a hard time moving on, especially Emily. They decide to go their separate ways Jake ends up graduating getting into a basketball team in California.


17. Time to think

"I know you've lost a baby and your wife isn't coming to school-" She started. 


"She'll come it's just- she needs time"


"I understand that-"


"Then what is it? Is she behind in all of her classes? I mean I have her books I'll help her catch up. She has to graduate next year. I know that we had some difficulties this year but you have to let her graduate" 


"Her teachers said that she's behind a little I mean her grades are outstanding and so are yours but this isn't about Emily, this is about you. You are valedictorian this year, graduation is almost here you scored the highest on your exam, that amazing" 




"And the problem is you haven't applied for any colleges"


"I don't want to go to college" I said.


"It doesn't hurt to try. You're smart and you play basketball. I called you in to look at some questions someone may ask you for college" 


"I just said I'm not going" I said.


"Look anyways" She said I sighed and grabbed the paper.


"Is that all you needed" 


"No, your speech have you done it" She asked.


"No I haven't" 


"You are doing it right" 


"Yeah I just need to take care of some things first don't worry I'll do it before graduation" I said leaving. When lunch came I sat on the table running my hands through my hair. 


"What's up" Justin said and I looked up and chuckled.


"Good to see you" 


"Been busy. Sorry about your loss" 


"Yeah, thanks" I said.


"Something on your mind"


"Just need a little guy to guy talk"


"Alright what is it" He asked. 


"Everything. I feel like there's so much pressure on me and if I get anymore I might just break down. Loosing a baby this whole graduation speech thing, Emily not coming to school the counselor is making me go to college it's a lot y'know"


"Emily isn't coming to school"


"No she doesn't want to come. I try my best to make everyone happy but I can't make myself happy" I said.


"It'll be okay it takes time. I'll write your speech if that helps you feel any better" 


"Thanks for the offer" 


"I don't know what it's like to loose someone but I bet it hurts like shit. Malory was your heart, you loved her more than you loved anything. I'm sorry I wasn't there when you found out she passed away I feel like a bad friend for not telling you sooner. The counselor can't make you go to college, I mean it doesn't hurt to try and go to college. If you don't want to go that's you're decision what are you going to do" 


"I don't know, I feel like I need to get away and think about some things. I don't want to leave Emily and I don't want to leave unexpected"


"What about school"


"My last day is the Friday so I won't come back until practice for graduation" 


"Okay. How long do you think you'll be gone"


"Few days. I don't want Emily to think I'm leaving her I just need time to think. You think you and Amber could check on her" I asked.


"Yeah we'll check on her. Besides you need to get away just don't do anything you'll regret" 


"I won't. Things okay with you and Amber"


"Not really I mean I'm busy, she's in school, I  don't know if it'll work out. I had a few thoughts about marriage but it sounded a little crazy I want to be with her it's just I have a lot on my plate too" 


"We'll get through it, eventually. I have to go home and help Emily with her class work since she doesn't want to come to school" 


"You're a great guy for doing that and caring about her education" He said.


"Yeah. I love her I just wish she knew I'm one person I can't do it all. I'll see you tomorrow" I said leaving. 

 When I got home Amber was in the kitchen with Emily.


"You're home early"


"Yeah I don't have but a couple of classes this semester"


"I guess I'll get going it's nice to see you Emily" She said leaving.


"I got your books and things"


"Thanks. I'll do it later. How was school"


"Harsh, seniors last day is Friday and then three weeks later is graduation"


"What's that" She asked grabbing the college questions paper that the counselor gave me. 


"You're going to college" She asked.


"No the counselor gave this to me, I told her I didn't want to go but she insist. I seen Justin today. I was happy to see him seemed like forever, I had to talk to him.

I mean my other friends, we're not that close, Josh moved and I have no one else to talk to"


"Jake you can talk to me if somethings up that's what I'm here for. I know I'm depressed and cranky right now but that doesn't mean you don't have to talk to me, what is it"


"I'm getting out of town Friday, I need time to think. I honestly do I need to think about college, my graduation speech, us- Malory it's too much"


"What about us. Is it- is it bad?" She asked fixing to cry. 


"No Emily it's not bad  I need time to think that's it" 


"Okay well when are you leaving"


"Friday I mean it's better to tell you then leave unexpected. I'll be back in a couple days. I'm not leaving you if that's what you're thinking" 


"No. I get it no one would want to be with a person that cries and gets depressed everyday because she lost her child" 


"You deserve to be sad I do too it's hard on the both of us, but Emily I'm one person I can't do it all by myself"


"Is that why you're so stressed, you should've told me sooner" She said.


"I couldn't, you were yelling and pissed off every day. I'm trying to be the guy you've always wanted. You can mourn and grieve all day I get that-"


"You did not kill Malory Jake. Stop thinking you did I was the one being selfish maybe it wasn't me either. Maybe it wasn't anyone it happens for different reasons and different causes. I don't want to loose you" 


"I don't want to loose you either"


"Then talk to me no matter how angry I am I still want you to communicate with me"


"Okay" I said she smiled a little and kissed me. I kissed back and pulled away.


"I'm trying" 


"I know" I said. When Friday came I stayed up all night staring at the ceiling. I looked over and seen Emily sleeping. I smiled and kissed her head, she laid her head on my chest while I wrapped my arm around her waist. 


"Why aren't you sleep" She asked not opening her eyes.


"Not sleepy" 


"There's something on your mind isn't it"


"A little don't worry about it go back to sleep" I said she went back to sleep I sighed and tried to go. 



           End of Pov


I woke up with a tray of breakfast beside me and a note. I sat up and read it. Jake left. I ran my fingers through my hair taking a deep breath. I started feeling sick so I rushed to the bathroom to throw up wiping my mouth. I brushed my teeth eating breakfast. I had nothing to do today. Well that's every day. I heard a knock at the door. I groaned and went to answer it. 




"Bad morning" Justin asked.


"Hey Justin" I said letting him inside.


"Jake already left" He asked closing the door.


"Yeah, he did" 


"I'm sorry-"


"Don't say that I hate when people feel sorry for me. You've told me that a hundred times" 


"Well I am you're going through a lot right now with the baby and your marriage-"


"What about my marriage" I asked quickly.


"Nothing. Just came over to see if you were alright"


"Do I look alright"


"Well I guess it's time for me to go"


"No, stay. I'm sorry it's just a lot is on my mind right now he's going to leave me I know he is"


"You don't know that" He said.


"How come I don't. I mean he's out somewhere else thinking about our marriage, what if he cheats on me with some other girl"


"He's smart I don't think he would ever do that to you. I don't think he could do that after Malory. He's not going to cheat on you, I know Jake, he loves you it's just he wants some time to think. It's up to you to move on you don't want to loose Jake either, I don't know what it feels to loose someone but the longer you wait to move on the harder it'll get everyday. Come back to school you do not want to go to school in the summer. You're too good to get a GED. Maybe while Jakes gone you can figure out everything too"


"I just want him to hold me and tell me everything's going to be okay. I'm always blaming myself for her death" I said. 


"You didn't kill her no one did I kinda think Chelsea did but the point is it's not the end of the world to try again"


"I don't want to try again. I'm fucking fat but I like being fat makes me feel like I'm still pregnant"


"You're not fat, you're beautiful"


"Thanks" I said smiling at him.


"And this is getting weird I'm gonna go"


"Wait how are you and Amber, things okay" I asked. 


"I don't know I'm focused on my career is that what she told you" 


"What no" 


"I know women, they gossip. I am focused on my career I'm one person too" 


"Yeah but she loves you and she wants some attention too, just try"


"Alright fine I'll take her out tonight happy"




"Do me a favor. Get yourself better and go back to school it's hard and it sucks to loose someone, but sitting here in this house full of negative energy isn't going to help. You're a strong person I know"


"Have you talked to Jake, where is he?"


"He's at his dad's beach house in Mexico, why"


"I really want him to think but I need to see him"


"I don't think it's a great idea let him have some space, let him call you, he's not going to Mexico to have sex if that's what you're thinking" 


"I'm not"


"Then leave it alone"


"That's my husband Justin take me to the airport in 15 minutes" I said. 


"I'm not taking you"


"I'll call Amber"


"No, she's not missing school to take you to the airport"


"Fine I'll call my parents or Jakes dad" I said and he rolled his eyes.


"Let him think alright he will be back Sunday it's two days. Maybe it'll get a little stress off of him" 


"I'm calling a taxi"


"Didn't I just say let him think" He said.


"You don't understand alright" 


"I get you love him, he won't cheat on you. It's best for you two to think about what you want. If things don't work out things will get better"


"They won't"


"You don't know that. Give it some time Emily. If you go up there, he will think that you're smothering him. Let him think about whatever he needs to think about, and you get better and bring your ass to school. Please take a shower, you smell funny" He said and I smiled. 


"Thank you Justin. Finally! someone that doesn't pity me" 


"So, are you okay now"


"I'm not promising but, I will try" I said. He started to hug me, he stopped and shook my hand leaving. 


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