Angie walked into the kitchen. Her mother was in there crying, “Mom, what’s the matter?”
It was about eight in the morning now. “Aunt Hailey is gone. Kayla and Sam are staying with their grandparents tonight, and will be here tomorrow night around seven,” Allison said. “What are we going to do, Angie? There are ten kids that are going to be living here. And when Nancy has her baby, there’s going to be eleven!”
“It’s okay, Mom, we will get through this as a family.”
“We are going to be one big, broke family! I dropped out of high school. I can’t get a decent job anywhere!”
“I could try and get a job, I don’t know where since I’m fourteen, but I could still try. And so could Andrew. Nancy couldn’t since she’s pregnant, but Alex could. And he’s sixteen.”
“I wouldn’t want you guys to work like that just because your father and I are broke.”
“We want to help, Mom. We wouldn’t make you guys do it on your own. Like I said, we will do it as a family,” Angie’s phone starting singing in her pocket. She pulled it out and answered it, “Hello?” she paused to listen to what the other person had to say, “Oh, well I could ask my mom if you could come here,” she looked over at her mom. “It’s Derek,” she said.
“Why not?” Allison said.
“Really?!” she put the phone back up to her ear, “She said yes! I’ll see you in a little bit. Bye, babe!” she looked over at her mom, “What changed your mind about him, Mom?”
“The way your face turned from worried to extremely happy when he called,” she said.
“He should be here in like thirty minutes. He’s at work.”
“Okay, don’t be stupid like Andrew and Nancy.”
“I’m just saying,” Allison looked over Andrew.
“I heard that you know,” Andrew said.
“Good,” Allison picked her coffee cup up off of the table and walked out of the room.
“She’s never going to okay with this, is she?” Andrew asked Angie.
“She will, eventually. Just wait until the kid is like five, she will want to babysit all the time.”
“You’re not funny,” Andrew said. Nancy came downstairs then went into the kitchen where Angie and Andrew were, “Hey, how you feeling?”
“Horrible! I’ve been throwing up all morning!” Nancy said.
Aaron came downstairs, “Did your mother tell you the bad news?” Angie new, but Andrew didn’t, so Aaron said, “Your Aunt Hailey died this morning.”
“Oh, no,” Andrew said. “Are Kayla and Sam coming?”
“They are going to be here tomorrow,” Angie said. “Have you told Janna, Suzanna and Lukas?”
“Not yet,” Aaron began. “We had to tell them that their mother died, my parents told them their dad died, and it’s going hard telling them their step mom died too.”
“She’s gone?” Lukas was standing in the doorway of the kitchen. Aaron shook his head as in saying yes, and then Lukas turned around and went back upstairs.
Suzanna and Janna came in the room, “Did Hailey die?” Janna asked.
“Yes, honey, I’m very sorry,” Aaron said.
“Oh, I wondered why Lukas was so upset. They were really close,” Suzanna said. The twins didn’t seem too upset about the loss of their step mom. “What’s going to happen to Kayla and Sam?”
“They are staying with their grandparents tonight. They are going to be here tomorrow night. Their grandparents are going to be staying for dinner.”
The doorbell rang and Angie went to go check the door, “Derek!” she hugged him as he walked in the door.
“Hey, I got off work a little bit early,” Derek explained.
“That’s cool. Let’s go upstairs,” Angie grabbed his arm and began pulling him towards the stairs.
“What is he doing here?” Andrew came in the front room. “You know if Dad sees him he’s going to be mad.”
“Mom said he can come over,” Angie said.
“Angie, don’t tell him,” Andrew doesn’t want Derek to know that Nancy is pregnant.
“Who’s he going to tell, Andrew?” Derek was very confused.
“Don’t tell me what?” Derek asked.
“Never mind, let’s just forget it, and go upstairs before my dad sees you,” Angie and Derek continued up the stairs.
Alex came out of his room, “What is he doing here?”
“Mom said he can come over,” Angie explained.
“Okay, but leave your door opened before the same thing that happened to Nancy, happens to you,” Alex is way to overprotective.
“What does he mean by that? What happened to Nancy?” Derek asked.
“Oh, she didn’t tell you? Nancy’s pregnant,” Alex said.
“What? With Andrew’s baby?”
“Yes sir, and my mom is freaking out. My aunt died this morning, too. So now two more of our cousins are going to be staying here. Plus Nancy and the baby, that’s eleven kids.”
“Andrew, call an ambulance, now!” Alex, Derek and Angie heard Allison yell from downstairs. All three of them ran downstairs and into the kitchen. They saw Nancy on the ground.
“What happened?” Angie asked.
“She collapsed! We don’t know what’s wrong,” Aaron said.
An ambulance got to the house about ten minutes later. They doctor’s were asking all kinds of questions. “What happened exactly?”
“We were in the kitchen, she said she wasn’t feeling good so she went to go into the bathroom and she just collapsed,” Andrew answered.
“Do you know of any medical history?”
“I don’t know. All I know is she’s pregnant, I’m sorry.”
“It’s okay. Do you guys know where her mother is?”
“She lives next door. She kicked Nancy out yesterday.”
“Why did Nancy get kicked out?”
“Her mom found out she was pregnant.”
“How old is she?”
“Who’s the father of this baby?”