Is Everything Okay?
Shaniece had grown as big as a house during her second trimester, which is how she knew something wasn’t quite right. Her back hurt all the time, and she was always starving. So, the nurse squeezed the jelly onto her skin and scanned her stomach. “These symptoms are absolutely normal for a first pregnancy,” she explained. But as she laid there, her eyes shifted from the monitor to her stomach and back again as she held her breath and asked, “Is everything okay?” But instead of answering, the nursed called the doctor.
It Was Agonizing
Shaniece’s parents had been committed to each other since the age of sixteen, and her big sister married her childhood sweetheart after they graduated. So, Shaniece wanted a family of her own. She only hoped she would be lucky enough to find a guy she could share her life with. But she never realized she would be in this much pain so early during her pregnancy.
Bye, Big Sister
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Linda moved out to go live with her partner when Shaniece was only fourteen. This meant that Shaniece wouldn’t have to put up with her insane demands or childish arguments. She figured that her life would be easier now that she had more space. But it was way too quiet in her home. Eventually, she missed the bickering. And despite meeting up on weekends, the two sisters had started to drift apart. So, one day, she got on the bus and went to visit her big sister. But she didn’t expect to see her in this condition.
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She saw her brother-in-law's red truck heading towards her as she walked up the road. Shaniece took a moment to wave, but he didn’t wave back. He just kept on going as if he hadn’t seen her. She had never seen such a serious expression on his face like that. Josh hadn’t even slowed down. Maybe he had an issue at work. But she was horrified after she walked up to the house and knocked on her sister’s door.
Are You Lying?
Linda’s mascara ran down her pale face. Her eyes were red too. “Did he hurt you?” Shaniece grabbed a damp cloth from the kitchen and used it to clean her sister’s face. “No, don’t be silly. I asked him to leave.” Shaniece could always tell when her sister was lying, so she studied her face well. It turns out, she wasn’t lying. But maybe their parents had been right all along. Maybe they shouldn’t have gotten married so young. “Why did you ask him to leave, Linda?” She was stunned by her sister’s response.