Round 7 - April 2040 - BTU
Ginger Newson is 19 (Caleb Henderson and Meadow Thayer are 19)
Well, she lives in a fairy tale
Somewhere too far for us to find
Forgotten the taste and smell
Of the world that she's left behind
Keep your feet on the ground
When your head's in the clouds
Well, go get your shovel
And we'll dig a deep hole
To bury the castle, bury the castle
"I don't understand......I've been here almost 2 years now and you've never came over......why would you want to talk to me?............No, I mean I guess it's okay.......yea, sure come on over," Ginger said. Meadow Thayer wanted to come and hang out with her.......Either hell had frozen over, or there was something terribly wrong.......
"I'm pregnant," she said with a little half smile.
"Pregnant? As in with a child?" Ginger asked.
"It's not Ricky's is it Meadow?" Ginger asked.
"No! It's Slade's baby......."
"Slade? Slade Willis? Oh shit Meadow, that's terrible!"
"I don't know what I'm suppose to do! I don't think he's going to be happy about this......."
"Yea, especially since he recently dumped you," Ginger said.
"Yea, thanks, very helpful Ginger!"
"I'm sorry........I'm still a bit confused as to why you came to me with this."
"Because........I don't really have that many female friends........"
More like none, Ginger thought to herself.
"So what are you going to do?" Ginger asked.
"I don't know.......I'm doing really well in school right now. And it would be kinda crazy to quit when I only have 2 years left.......but I don't think I can do this on my own......" she said sadly.
"It's a tough decision.......have you thought about adoption?"
"Yea......but.......well, that let's Slade off too easily doesn't it? If I keep the baby he'll have to take responsibility even if he doesn't want to be with me," Meadow said.
"Adoption let's you off easy too, doesn't it? You won't have to provide for this child outside of carrying it for 9 months."
"Yea but if I'm putting in 9 months of uncomfortableness, I think I'd want to keep the kid," Meadow said.
"Even if that's not what's best for him or her?"
"I'm surprised to hear you even say that! Aren't you adopted? Wouldn't you have liked the chance to know your biological parents?" Meadow asked.
"Not if they were going to be bad parents! I just can't see you with a kid Meadow......."
"I know I'm not the most maternal person in the world.......but I mean how hard could it be? Besides, maybe having this kid will show Slade that we're meant to be," Meadow said.
"Oh, Meadow.......all having this kid shows is that you two were idiots who weren't careful and created a baby."
"I'm beginning to wonder why I thought coming to you was a good idea," Meadow said.
"I'm just stating facts. It just seems like you want to use this kid to get to Slade. What if he decides he doesn't want anything to do with either of you? Are you still going to want to keep the kid? Because once you let that child bond with you, giving them up for adoption will royally screw them up."
"If I decided to keep the baby, I wouldn't just throw them to the wolves! I'm not a monster!"
"I don't think you're a monster, Meadow. You're just self-centered. And that really isn't a good trait to have when considering raising a child," Ginger said.
"You're right......I have a great idea! What if I just dropped out of LBU?" Meadow asked.
"How is that a good idea?"
"Let me finish! I can transfer to BTU and get a tech degree in business administration. I was thinking of maybe opening a flower shop. And me and you could get an apartment with the baby........"
"Wait, what? You want to get an apartment with me?" Ginger asked.
"Sure! You're all the things I'm not. We could both graduate from BTU. We could split all the bills. And once we're both doing well, we'll just split up and me and the kid will get our own place," Meadow said.
"I'm sorry, I'm still stuck on the us getting an apartment part.......we don't even like each other, Meadow! And why should I have to be kept up at night with a screaming baby because you made a mistake?"
"I'm not asking you to be a babysitter! I'm not going to be able to afford a place of my own! And neither will you once you graduate and aren't able to stay in this tiny townhouse anymore!"
"True. But I could just get an apartment with Caleb!" Ginger said.
"I know it's a lot to ask........" Meadow started.
"Yes it is!"
"You can at least think about it........hey, maybe Slade will ask me to marry him," Meadow said with a sad laugh.
"Look, Meadow, I'll think about it. But I'm not making any promises.......I don't think it's a good idea....."
"I know. But thanks for at least considering it.........When I first found out, I was just going to get rid of it......but I couldn't bring myself to make the call. Maybe I'm not such a bitch after all."
"I don't know if I would go that far," Ginger said with a smile.
Meadow just laughed.
"I'll see you around, Ginger. And thanks for listening. I know it must be pretty damn weird for you," she said.
"Yea, a little. Take care of yourself girl."
Ginger went across the street to get some studying in after Meadow left. A baby. Meadow Thayer was going to be a mother. The world was definitely coming to an end!
"You gotta be shitting me!" Caleb said when Ginger told him the news the next day.
"I shit you not. She's pregnant. And she wants to transfer here and get an apartment with me," Ginger said.
"God! What a pairing that would be," Caleb said laughing.
"It's not funny!" Ginger said.
"I know, I know. So what are you going to do?"
"I don't know. I can't imagine living with her. She's a terrible person.......but I can't help feeling a little bad for her. And I would feel like a monster for leaving her alone to mentally mess this kid up," Ginger said.
"It's not your problem, Ginger. You realize that right?" Caleb asked.
"Yea, I do.......but I can't help feeling bad for her......maybe Slade will man up and ask her to stay with him."
"Sorry babe, but that's not going to happen......."
Ginger knew he was right. But she really didn't know if she could stand by and allow Meadow to ruin this kid's life. It would be so much better off if she just gave it up for adoption.........Caleb had agreed to watch his little brother for a few hours for his parents and Ginger decided it was time for a new look. Nothing too drastic mind you..........
She liked the new clothes, but she figured it was also time to do something different with her hair. And there was only one person in LaQuest Beach that Ginger trusted with her hair........
"I still can't believe you're having another baby! I always said Hunter needed a little brother or sister," Ginger said laughing.
"Hey I never disagreed with that........Matt was the one who needed convincing," Jessica said.
"So I take it things are better with you guys?"
"He just did a complete turn around! I'm almost scared to believe it," Jessica said.
"Well I'm really happy for you!"
"Thank you! Now let's get you a new look!"
As usual, Jessica worked her magic and Ginger loved it! She just hoped she was able to be as good as Jessica once she graduated. She hadn't told Caleb about her plans to change her look and she hoped he wasn't disappointed with the results.......
It turned out that she was worrying for nothing........Caleb was very pleased with her new look!
* So this just became all about Meadow lol. I've only got 3 more houses for this round and one birthday post and I plan to do a little mini-update with Meadow telling Slade about the pregnancy.......that should be pretty interesting :).
* Ginger will be receiving her degree in cosmetology and will begin working in Jessica's shop. Once she receives her license (which is a gold cosmetology badge) she'll be free to open her own shop.
* I think Ginger is soft hearted enough that she would consider helping Meadow out.........I still haven't decided what I'm going to do with this.......damn Meadow and Slade for making this so much more complicated than they had to be!!!!
* Ginger had the want to buy some clothes so I just ran with that and gave her a whole new look........