He Moved Away

Chapter 14 – Positive

I opened my eyes and looked around me. I was lying in a bed in a strange room, not my own. There was a TV and a computer. I was still wearing my clothes from the day before and there were two blankets on the bed, one covering me, and one beside me. I sat up and hung my legs over the side of the bed. I was about to stand up and figure out where I was when I remembered watching a movie and falling asleep. I fell asleep sitting up with… with Violet asleep in my lap.

I stood up and went for the door to find Violet. When I opened the door I heard crying coming from the bathroom. I walked over to investigate and noticed the door was open a sliver, so I pushed it open and found Violet sitting on the floor. She had her knees drawn up to her chest and her arms wrapped around them.

"Violet?" I whispered. She looked up at me with tears still wet on her cheeks. "What's wrong?" I was worried about her, she had been really sick lately and now she was crying, something was very wrong.

"A dream I had." She responded quietly and hoarsely.

"Was it about David?" I asked softly. I was afraid she still loved David and I didn't want her to be hurt by her feelings for him anymore.

"No. I mean, David was in it long enough to say he's sorry, but it was something you said to me. Something that is good, and very sweet, and if it weren't for one little thing, I would be very happy about it." Violet said quickly. She wiped her cheeks with the back of her hand and stood up.

"What was that one little thing that made it bad?"

"It didn't really make it bad, but I knew it was true and the one word that I knew was true is a bad thing, a very bad thing, and it…" she paused and looked toward the floor a little, "scared me."

"Can you tell me what it is? If I know I can tell you if it's true or not." I said, reaching forward and pushing hair from her face. She looked up at me and fresh tears started falling from her eyes.

"You can't tell me, it's not about you. You said it, but it's not about you. If you come with me, I'll explain it while we're walking and then I can find someone who can tell me if my dream was right." Violet explained. She walked out of the bathroom and I followed. I hoped she didn't mean she was going to see a psychic or anything, because that would just be weird.

As I followed Violet down the stairs and out the door I kept trying to figure out what she was talking about.

"Violet, please tell me where you're going." I said as I caught up to her.

"Doctor." She said bluntly.

"How can a doctor tell you if what I said in your dream is true?" I was completely confused. None of this was making any sense at all.

"In my dream you said you'd always love me…" She stopped and I thought she was done, which confused me more.

"But I will always love you, even though that may sound bad since we've only been together since last night, but it's true." I said, grabbing her and turning her so she was facing me.

"That wasn't it, Charlie. You said you would always love me even though I'm… and then I woke up. I never finished it, but somewhere between the dream and waking up, the last word was spoken. Even now the word resounds in my head. If I didn't know better, I'd be surprised you can't hear it." She said, breaking away from me and continuing her walk.

"Can you tell me the word?" I whispered. I had an idea of what she was saying, but I wanted to be absolutely sure.

"Charlie… I've been sick for the last few days, I still feel sick now. I've had to go the bathroom constantly and I'm incredibly tired. I missed… I missed my period. I researched this last year, it all makes sense now. I just… I just want to be sure." Through her tirade her voice fluctuated between shouting and whispering and everything in between. I was stunned into silence. I decided I would just follow her like a lost puppy dog and wait until she calmed down a little to try talking to her. I knew from experience that women often have bad tempers, and if she was… well…, it could be a whole lot worse and I did not want to set her off.

"Violet?" I called after a while. She turned and I could see tears streaming down her face again. "Even if you are… even if that word was right, the rest of the dream is too. I would never, could never, leave you on your own." I waited for her to say something but she just stared. Slowly she walked towards me and when she reached me, she threw her arms around my neck and sobbed into my shoulder.

"I'm so scared Charlie. I have two little brothers and a single mom. I don't want to have to put my family through this. It's not like I can even go anywhere. I have no other family, besides my dad but that's out of the question." Violet cried.

"First things first, let's walk to my house because it's closer and we'll get my mom to drive us, after you eat something. Then after we find out what is going on, then we can sit down and talk." I said softly while rubbing her back.

"Thank you Charlie." Violet whispered. She straightened herself and wiped her tears away. I put my arm around her shoulders and pulled her close to me then started walking towards my house in comfortable silence.

When we arrived I pulled out my key and unlocked the door, walking in as quietly as I could. Violet came in after me and I shut the door as softly as I could behind her before kicking off my shoes.

"Where were you last night?" My mom said from the top of the stairs. I winced and looked up at her.

"I was…" I started to say but her laughing cut me off and took my by surprise.

"Relax Charlie, I was just trying to scare you a little. Denise called me last night to say you two had fallen asleep watching a movie. So what are the two of you doing sneaking in here at nine in the morning?" She asked looking at her watch. "Violet, have you been crying?"

"We were going for a walk and decided to come pay a visit and maybe get some breakfast while we were here. Where's everyone else?" I asked, eyeing the house suspiciously.

"Sound asleep early on a Saturday morning." My mom replied.

"Good, is dad working today?"

"No. What's with all the questions Charlie, this isn't like you."

"Can you come down here. There's something I… we need to ask you and talk to you about." I said seriously. My mom nodded her head and descended the stairs.

"You two go sit at the table and I'll make something quick for breakfast." She suggested. I nodded and both Violet and I headed for the table to sit down.

"Trust me Violet, everything will be fine." I whispered quiet enough my mom couldn't hear. I didn't want her too suspicious before we started to tell her anything. Violet sighed and studied her hands.

"Okay, three bowls of instant oatmeal." My mom said cheerfully as she came in with three bowls emitting steam.

"Thanks mom." I said.

"Okay, I sense something wrong here. For one, Violet seems to find something very fascinating with her hands, which usually happens when someone is nervous. And Charlie, you don't look so hot yourself." I looked at Violet and gave a slight reassuring smile and then looked back at my mom.

"Okay, we came here because Violet doesn't want to worry her family, but we need a ride to the clinic." I said quickly. My mom looked at me and I could see worry evident on her face. "She thinks she's…" I stopped, reluctant to continue. My mom's face showed she understood without the rest of the sentence.

"I have a better idea, you two stay here. I'll be back in a flash." She said as she jumped up from the table and grabbed her keys. I shrugged my shoulders at Violet and ate my oatmeal.

Charlie and I were sitting on the couch watching TV when his mom returned. I craned my neck to watch her come in and sit on the couch beside me. Without a word she pulled a box out of the bag she had been carrying and handed it to me.

"At a clinic you'll have to wait, this way is faster." She said, "Come with me." She stood up and waited for me. Charlie squeezed my hand as I stood up. Alison led me to the bathroom and opened the door for me. "Just follow the instructions and come out here to wait." She said before walking away. I looked back at Charlie, who gave me a reassuring smile, and then walked into the bathroom and locked the door behind me. I opened the box and read the instructions. I followed them and left the bathroom to wait with Charlie and Alison. As soon as I sat down Charlie hugged me and Alison placed a comforting hand on my shoulder. I buried my face in Charlie's neck and sobbed. We all sat in silence until time was up. I took a deep breath and stood. Charlie and his mom started following me but Alison asked him to stay put. I opened the door and walked in, Alison followed me in and shut the door.

"Before you look at the results I want you to know something. Your mother and I met because we were the same age when we had you and Charlie. That was why we became such good friends, because we were both so young. No matter what the result is, I want you to know you will have support from Gregory and I, and I know your mother will too. Gregory isn't Charlie's father. Gregory and I met a year later. If I know my son, I'm sure he will do anything to help you. You have a bunch of people that will be willing to help you through this, don't hesitate to come to any of us." Alison said. I was shocked, I had no idea Alison and my mom were the same age. I figured Alison had been a few years older than my mom at least. Alison hugged me and we both turned to the test.

"Charlie, can I talk to you outside for a minute." I said after Alison and I had returned to the couch. Charlie nodded and followed me outside. "I wanted to tell you something. I will hold no grudge against you and remain your friend if you want to end this relationship now." I could feel the tears streaming down my face. "You don't have to stay with me and take on this responsibility that isn't yours if you don't want to." I waited for Charlie to answer and when he didn't say anything I started to walk away. I was stopped mid step by Charlie grabbing my arm and pulling me towards him. He leaned down and kissed me like he had in the dream I had.

"I told you Violet, I'm not giving up this opportunity no matter what." He said smiling. I put my arms around his neck and snuggled up to him, knowing I'd be safe with him.

"The test was positive." I whispered.

"I know. Don't worry, everything will be fine." I felt Charlie kiss the top of my head and I smiled.

A/N I think this is the end for this story, HOWEVER, this is going to be installment one of a trilogy. Installment two will be started ASAP. Keep watching, and reviewing. Thanks so much everyone.

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