Thursday, 30 May 2013

I am Pregnant.

So on the penultimate day of Blog Every Day In May, the prompt is to react to the term 'letting go'!
I am absolutely blank on this one. So I thought: I'm just going to tell a story men, one that defines letting go, I love to tell stories, well, not 'tell' stories per se, write stories, more accurately.
Unfortunately for some, No. I am not the one pregnant. I am a man, and the last time I checked, Arnold Schwazenegger's 'Junior' is purely fiction, men still cannot give birth. Thank God, lol.
So anyway, here's my story, Enjoy! More of a Play type thing, whatever!

(There was a knock on the door, then silence.
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It was weird, Mike wasn't expecting anyone so he looked on suspiciously, "who's there?" he asked, but instead of receiving an answer, he heard another knock).
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(He opened the door, fearing for the worst while slightly armed with a rod that stood no chance versus say, a gun.

You could see the relief on his face the moment he saw who it was, relief then instantly dissolved into worry).

**MIKE**
"Mary, it's you. I haven't seen you in ages, how have you been? Please come in"

(Mary was Mike's ex, they were so in love or at least Mary was, but to her dismay and heartbreak, he broke up with her. She was distraught but Mike was the kind of guy that everyone liked to be around, he was a bundle of humour and fun. A no dull moment type person. But also, he was the ultimate play boy. Mary knew this, but like every other girl Mike had dated, she felt she could change him. She was wrong, obviously).
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**MARY**
"I'm pregnant Mike"

**MIKE**

(**blanked** How could she be pregnant?)
What??
We...
Wait..
What??
But We broke up.. It's been 6 weeks.
(And then almost as if he had just realised what she said)
"Wait... What????"
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(Mike had just remembered that their last experience of coitus had happened some six weeks ago, the night before he broke up with her. The night before he decided that he was too much of a 'charmer' to be tied to only one girl; and the night before she took away Mary's happiness. She had only started understanding how much she loved Mike after he had left her, for her, it was true that you don't really know what you've got until it's gone.
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**MIKE**
So.?? So what's gonna happen?? Are you even sure it is mine?? How many months pregnant are you?

(Mike desperately wanted to believe that Mary wasn't pregnant, that she was just looking for a ploy to tie herself to him. Maybe.. Maybe this was correct, maybe Mary wanted Mike's love more than anything else,. But she was definitely pregnant, he also knew too well that she wasn't the type to sleep around).

**MARY**
What kind of question is that Mike?? Of course it's yours. I have never seen any other person in my life and you know that. I love you more than life itself, but that's not enough reason to stoop so low as to lie to you about something so sensitive.
I am pregnant".
(She said almost teary eyed)

**MIKE**

(The issue had just began sinking in. He looked so scared, he was definitely not ready to be a father).
So, what do we do?? I have a doctor friend, Will. Will you go and see him? And have an abortion?? For me?? Please?? For our love??
(That question cast Mary's thoughts back to her childhood. She was raised by her single mother, her mother had told her what happened with her father. How she got pregnant with mary out of wedlock and how her father had suggested abortion, how she refused and went ahead to carry the baby on her own..
Mary then realized that though she loved Mike so very much, at that point, only a fool will stay with Mike. Mike was a 'Peacock' she had to let him 'fly'. She had to let go. She had to let go of a love that probably only existed in her head. She had to raise her child alone. Just the way her Mother had raised her - an epic case of Dejavu.

She got to learn more about who Mike is in that ten minutes than she had all through their relationship).

And that's the story..
You see the bottom line is life is too short to hold on to somebody that has let go of you. Sometimes hanging in there is just plain dumb.
So live it up and be the best you can be, and always remember to let go when you have to.


Till next time,, Keep dreaming!!

10 comments:

Rita said...

Nice story. And we are working on men starting to give birth, so dont get happy just yet.

Melanie Heyns said...

Wow, what a story.

Mel
http://mels-corner.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I dont know what rita means, buh i know men will never give birth. That's for women. Junior is really fiction.

champ king said...

Really?

champ king said...

I have no idea either.

champ king said...

Yea.

Aleshea said...

You ALWAYS have the best stories and answer to the prompts. They draw me in and make me think. That and I loved the title of the post. I was like, "wait who is preggers"

Rowena said...

Lovely story, very apt for 'letting go'....I'm a big believer that life is too short :)

champ king said...

lol! Thank you.

champ king said...

yea. It is