This is Jessie. The heat still hasn't died done. URGH!
But I get home from school, and Mom and Dad are sitting on the couch. I frowned, hesitated, and then came in, wondering what on earth was going on.
"Uh, hey," I managed, dropping my backpack on the chair by the door. "Um, what's going on? You guys just have a little heart-to-heart talk or something? Because if so, I can leave..."
"Oh, no, actually, we were waiting for you to come home," smiled Mom, pushing a piece of hair behind her ear, giving that knowing smile to Dad.
"Oh, really?" I plopped down on one of the chairs.
"Yeah," agreed Dad. "We've got some important news."
I froze. Oh great!! We weren't moving, were we?! I still remembered with horror when we'd almost moved to Dodo, Alaska. YEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! With sweaty palms and a gulp, I looked up at them.
"So what's the news?" I whispered.
"Well...." Dad smiled at Mom.
"We're..." started Mom.
"...Going to be having a baby!" they both said at the same time.
I about choked. A BABY?! Were they kidding!? They couldn't have a baby!! I'd be like thirteen years older than it!! That was HORRIBLE!!!!! And it was probably going to be all stinky and whatever and I'd have to go and change all of its diapers. And then Mom and Dad would pay more attention to the baby than to me.
"Oh, uh, that's great," I managed feebly.
While they were rejoicing together, I went upstairs to my laptop and quickly shot Noah an email.
To: Noah Darcy <email@example.com
From: Jessie Bender <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: THE WORLD HAS COME TO AN END!!!
I'm serious!! My parents are having a BABY!!!!!!! How horrible is that?! What am I going to do??!!?! I need some help!!!!!!!!!
I quickly sent the email before I could change my mind.
What am I going to do?????