April 3, 2012
McMillans (6) - Round 20
"And we don't need to go back down that road," he said aloud to the empty room.
As soon as she walked in, she looked at him square in the face & announced, "Casey, I'm pregnant."
Casey almost had a heart attack. It was almost as if Leah was standing right in front of him. She couldn't be pregnant! He'd already lost one wife and child... could he handle it if he lost another?
"Casey? Casey are you okay?"
Casey put his hand to his chest and practiced breathing deeply.
"Casey? Sit down. You're so pale!" Mandy tried to lead Casey to the couch, but he waved her away.
Mandy nodded sadly. "Yeah. I took almost 10 pregnancy tests. I didn't want to say anything until I was sure..."
Casey just nodded.
Mandy nervously fidgeted. "So what do you want to do?"
Kevin didn't know what he wanted to do. What was he supposed to do? What was he supposed to say? God, he just wanted to run out of the house and never come back!
Mandy sniffled and wiped a tear away. "Okay, sure. I understand."
Kevin caressed her cheek. "You're okay, though? Right?"
Kevin sighed in relief. "Good! Good." Hugging her tighter, he kissed her temple and told her he'd call her soon.
Crouching down, he began pulling weeds. "Leah, I don't know what to do. Sometimes I wonder what our life would be like if you'd lived. If we had our little baby." Pausing, he admitted. "But, I'm seeing someone else. She's pregnant." Feeling weird, as if he was admitting to cheating on a dead person, he hurriedly added, "I think I really love her, but I'm so scared."
As he pulled the last weed and threw it to the side, he sighed, "I guess it's time to move on."