Here is the next update! The people who i've picked from the casting call will appear in chapter 21 or 22.
I clutched my stomach subconsciously as we got into Josh's car, the feeling hadn't really set in yet. Though, I did feel stupid for not noticing the signs before.
"I have the list of all the vitamins Dr.Scott said you needed to take. Do you feel well enough to work later this afternoon?" He asked, starting the car.
I nodded. "Yeah, it's not like I'm crippled or something." I joked. "But what am I going to say to my grandmother? 'Hi I'm your granddaughter you haven't seen in 10 years and I'm pregnant with my ex-boyfriends child' ?" I scoffed.
"No..." he said bluntly.
I turned my head to stare at him. "Then what am I going to say?"
"You'll say that the baby is mine, and that we are living together." he said calmly.
"No Josh, no. I can't let you do that! How will your parents react?" I started to get a little louder. Stupid pregnancy hormones.
"They'll be disappointed in me, but they can't be that upset! they like you a lot, Hayles."
I needed to stand my ground. I wasn't going to ket him claim responsibility for my mistake. I had to do it myself. "Take me to the restaurant." I told him sternly.
"Why?" He asked, but still stopped and made a U-turn.
"I need to work more often to actually make money to support this baby. Besides, your Dad is my employer, he has to know whats going on."
"So you're keeping it?" he said in a hopeful tone.
I rolled my eyes. "Yes, i think so. I just don't want to regret it if I choose to give it up for adoption." I said quietly.
"We'll I'm glad." He said with a small smile.
"You're what?" Mr.Farro said in shock.
Josh held me close to his side. "She's pregnant, Dad. She thought she would need to let you know because you are her employer." he explained for me.
Mr.Farro's blank glance went from josh, to me, then back at Josh. He let out a breath and rubbed his eyes. "Josh, I thought your mom and I taught you better about those things, I-I just don't know what to say other than I'm disappointed." he sighed.
"Uh, Mr.Farro, the baby isn't his." I blurted. Josh didn't deserve this. "I left the father of my child and met your son before I knew I was pregnant." I explained, my cheeks flushed instinctively.
"Well, don't you think you should let him know?" Mr.Farro questioned, it looked like this situation was hard for any of us to follow.
"It wasn't a good relationship. It ended badly." Josh muttered, holding my closer knowing I didn't like to hear or talk about it.
That seemed to calm him down a little. "Oh. I'm sorry then Hayley. Just make sure to let me or Josh know if you have to leave work early if you have issues with the pregnancy."
"Thanks Mr.Farro." I mumbled before I went to go grab an apron. I heard him mutter something to Josh but I couldn't make it out. I didn't care enough about it to raise suspicions.
*2 weeks later*
"Dude, wake up. We're almost here." Jack shook me awake. I opened my eyes and tried to stretch. Being in this cramped van did have its downsides. Then again, I didn't know if there was any upsides to a van full of 10 people with a trailer attached with all our equipment.
"We're where?" I mumbled, still half asleep. My neck hurt from sleeping sitting up.
" We're going to Nashville! First stop on the tour! duh!" Jack hit me upside the head and Zack and the crew laughed.
"You didn't have to hit me asshole!" I laughed, smacking him upside the head.
"Oh shit." I heard our driver exclaim.
"What's wrong?" I asked him as he slowed down.
"The check engine light just turned on. There is a repair shop up ahead, so it looks like we have a complication to our destination." We pulled up to the repair stop and I fought to get out of the van to stretch my legs.
"Where are we?" I asked, looking around to what seemed like a small town.
"Uh let me see." Rian muttered, pulling out his phone. "My gps says we're in Franklin."
I shrugged my shoulders. "Anyone up for walking around town?" I suggested.
"Sure. I'm game." Rian agreed, putting on his coat.
"I'll go, but we better find some grub! maybe some women too." Jack exclaimed as we started walking down the street.
I rolled my eyes as Zack and Rian laughed, not yet sick of Jack's so called charm. There was quite a lot of hair salons and diners around here. Maybe it was because we were in the south. "Anybody in the mood for italian?" I suggested, pointing to a sign for an italian restaurant.
"sounds good to me!" Jack yelled, racing to the door and swinging it open. I regretted letting him drink all of those red bulls.
"please wait to be seated." Jack read slowly.
"wow! good job Jack! you can read!" Rian patted him on the back. I decided that I liked Rian a little bit more now.
A tall dark haired woman led us to a table and gave us our menus."You're waitress will be here shortly." She told us before she walked back to her podium.
"Man, break me off a piece of that ass!" Jack whispered I elbowed him in the ribs. He laughed and we all looked at the menus. The chicken carbonara looked pretty good.
"Hi, welcome to Farro Italia, what can I get started for you gentleman?" I heard a familar voice ask.
My heart rate started to speed up when Jack nudged me. I looked up and met the all too familiar pair of eyes that mirrored my shocked expression. She still made my heart swell when I saw her. "Well hi there Hayley!" Jack chirped.