Emma was nervous. She had Max with her, and that helped a little. Zaiden wouldn’t kill her if Max was there. At least she hoped not.
Max squeezed her hand. “It is going to be alright. No matter what happens, we will work it out.”
Emma nodded. “The worst they can do is kill us.”
“They won’t. You brother loves you. He wants you to be happy.”
Emma knew that Max was right.
Zaiden took the news very well. He was happy for Emma and Max.
Rowana, on the other hand, was not happy at all. “I will not have a knocked up teenage slut living in my house.”
Zaiden looked at Rowana when she said that. “It’s not okay for my teenage sister to be pregnant, but it is okay for you to try to get pregnant by a teenager?”
“That’s different. I am not a teenager.”
“But I am.”
Rowana glared at all of them. “She will not have that baby. She will get an abortion.”
Zaiden shook his head. “You will not force that on her.”
“Then the baby will be put up for adoption. I will not have that slut’s brat living here.”
“I am not getting rid of my baby.”
“Then you need to leave.”
Emma looked at her brother. “Zaiden…”
Zaiden looked at Rowana. “If you are kicking her out, Hope and I go too.”
Rowana shook her head. “You can go, but you will not be taking Hope with you. I have custody of all of you. If you leave, you go alone.”
Emma looked at Zaiden.”It’s okay, Zaiden. You stay with Hope. I’ll go with Max. We already told his parents and they support us having this baby.”
Zaiden hugged his sister. “I love you, Emma.”
He looked at Max. “You better take good care of her. If I find out that you have hurt her, I know people who can make your disappearance more mysterious than Santa Claus’s summer vacation.”
Max only nodded. It was clear he was a bit nervous.