Very short chapter this time. I'm sorry.

~Chapter 19~

~Big News~

The rest of the week passed in a blur. Mason moved in permanently after making one more trip to his parent's house for more clothes. He didn't want to, but it was a necessity so he eventually caved.

He settled in immediately. We drug out an old dresser from the basement and rearranged my room to make space for it.

And, now it was Friday, after school and Mason and I were headed home from my doctor's appointment.

We hadn't talked about the appointment yet. Actually we hadn't talked at all since we'd left the office.

When we pulled into the driveway, I looked away from the paper I'd been staring at and turned to face Mason. He looked a little pale. Poor boy. He just kept getting hit with surprises, one right after the other. If this kept up, senior year was going to put him in an extremely early grave. And it was only November; we still had seven months left.

"You all right?"

He nodded and gave me a small smile. "Let's just sit here for a minute, okay?"


That minute turned into the longest hour of my life. We just sat there, staring out the windshield, seeing nothing but the garage door in front of us. I glanced at him every so often, but he didn't seem to move at all. His eyes were glazed over, like he was deep in thought.

And, then, he just blinked, clearing his vision, and turned to me. "Ready?"

Mouth open, I just nodded. I got out and he met me at the front of the car. He grabbed my hand, kissed my forehead and turned, leading me inside.

"Hey, honey. I was wondering when you two were going to decide to come in. How did your appointment go?" My mom was standing in the kitchen doorway. She had her apron on and was wiping her hands with a dish towel, the scent of brownies in the air.

"Yeah. It was good. Big news, Mom."

"Well, let's sit down. You can tell me all about it."

After Mason and my mom were munching on brownies, I blurted it out. "Twins. I'm having twins, Mom." I held my breath. Her glass of milk was halfway to her mouth and she sat it back down without drinking any. Mason was looking at her too, waiting for her response. "Isn't it exciting?"

"Hmm, yes dear. It is. Exciting." She smiled slightly and got up from the table "I need to finish cleaning up and get started on dinner."

Then she was gone. I could hear dishes clanging together and water running. I took the ultrasound picture out from under the table and looked at it. Mason put his arm around my shoulders and kissed my temple. "It's a lot to digest. Just give her some time." I nodded. I seemed to be doing that a lot today. Speechless must have been the my theme of the day.

AN: So any predictions about what's going on?

I know I told some people that there was going to be a "new" person introduced this chapter, but I lied. I didn't mean to. I swear next chapter.

Anyway, again, I'm sorry this is so short. I wanted to get it out since I didn't get one out last week and it wasn't what I planned on anyway. I didn't even know this was going to happen, so I'm interested to hear your ideas seeing as nobody knows what's going on.

Oh, and question: I was wondering what else I could use instead of saying "my mom" whenever Eva's thinking of her. I don't think her name would work because Eva wouldn't refer to her that way. I was thinking just "mom" but I don't know. Any suggestions?

Review, please =)