Hope got home from school and could hear the two of them fighting again. That was all they do now.
“I can’t do this anymore.” She knew that she was the only reason he was still there. He wouldn’t leave without her.
She picked up her phone and scrolled through the contact list until she found his number. After talking to him, she went to find Zaiden. All she had to do was following the yelling.
“I just wanted to let you both know that I am moving out.”
Zaiden looked at her both shocked and confused. “What? Why? Where are you going?”
Hope looked at Rowana then back at her brother. She didn’t want Rowana to know too much, so she lied. “I’m pregnant. I know that I can’t have my baby here, so I am going to a home that I found for pregnant teenagers.”
Zaiden followed Hope to the elevator. “I’m going to miss you.”
Hope hugged her brother and whispered in his ear. “I will text you later with the truth.”
Zaiden watched her leave then heard Rowana’s voice. “I guess this means you will be leaving too.”
He shook his head. “I will be here when my son is born.”