I run a hand over my belly as I sit in the doctor's office. I'm five months pregnant now and today is the day that Zac and I find out if the baby is okay. We get to find out if our baby is okay and healthy. Looking down at my wrist watch I sigh. Zac is running late. He was supposed to be here ten minutes ago. He had to pick Shepherd up because it was his day with Shepherd.
Kate had agreed not to take sole custody of Shepherd and now she was also allowing Zac to take him back to our place one weekend out of the month. Her whole attitude had changed once she knew I was pregnant. I know I'm probably crazy but I can't help thinking she has something planned with this new change.
Hearing the door open, I turn my head and raise an eyebrow when I see Kate coming in and my eyebrow goes even higher when she sits down beside me.
"Zac had to take Shepherd to the dentist," Kate informs her voice coming out as sweet as sugar. It makes me nervous how sweet it is. "He told me to come and be here with you when you got your results back on your little bastard's tests."
I roll my eyes when she calls the baby a little bastard. It's far from being a bastard and it hurts me that she has the nerve to call the baby a bastard. It's innocent in all of this.
"Nice to see you are still your old bitchy self," I mutter. "I was beginning to think you may have grown a heart."
Kate smirks, "I'll never stop being a bitch until Zac is mine again Avery."
Again I roll my eyes, "Zac is never going to be yours again Kate," I smile and want to say more but my name is called so I stand up and follow the nurse back, Kate hot on my heels. I almost wish she wasn't here. I hate her being here and when I see Zac I am going to rim him a new one for this.
Getting back to a room I am instructed to sit down and I sigh as my vitals are taken and put down on a chart by a nurse who leaves the room and tells me that the doctor will be with me shortly.
Once the nurse leaves, Kate sits down in the chair and eyes me, "You nervous about that thing inside of you?" she asks as she crosses her arms over her chest. "I know I would be if I was having my brother's baby."
"I am nervous," I admit ignoring the fact that she is being rude. "But hopefully the baby is fine," I smile as I put a hand on my stomach. I am slowly starting to show and I have a tiny bump now.
Kate rolls her eyes now, "You sound like Zac, so positive," she says as she watches me rub my belly. "I am betting the odds are both against you and once something is wrong with that bastard Zac will realize he can't be saddled with a kid who has something wrong with it, then he will come crawling back to me and his son, where he should be."
I glare at Kate. I hope she is wrong about the baby having something wrong with it and even if she isn't I highly doubt Zac would just leave me like that. He wouldn't abandon me or his kid, no matter the circumstances.
When the door opens again, I smile when I see the doctor come in the room. She looks happy so maybe things are okay with the baby. Maybe the baby is okay. I am still so hopeful that it is. I mean things minus Kate are going so good for Zac and I right now.
"It's nice to see you again Avery," the doctor speaks as her eyes travel to Kate and she just offers a smile, one in which Kate returns to her.
"It's nice to see you as well Dr. Harrison," I say as I watch her open her charts after she looks at Kate. "So the results are back?" I ask as I hear my voice crack some, showing the nerves I had been denying I had.
Dr. Harrison shakes her head yes and looks at me again. This time her face isn't showing any emotions and it has me worried. "Your daughter is a healthy young baby according to all of our tests."
Smiling when I hear the baby is okay, I put a hand on my stomach, "Did you hear that Junebug. You are okay," I say to my belly as I use the nickname for my daughter. It was a nickname Zac chose after we found out our baby was a girl. We still hadn't chose a name yet but Zac always keeps calling her Junebug so now I follow suit.
Looking up at the Doctor again, I watch as she leaves the room and I stand from the bed, going towards the door. I stop walking though when I feel a hand on my arm. Turning around I come face to face with Kate who I reckon has learned to walk silently.
"Your baby is fine," Kate smiles making me know there is something more she wants than to congratulate me. "Now how about we come to an agreement," she whispers as she moves her hand off my shoulder and crosses her arms. "You stick around town until you give birth and once that little bundle of incest joy is here you leave and let Zac and I raise her."
I almost want to laugh at her words but I don't. Instead I glare and cross my own arms, "And if I don't?" I ask feeling afraid of what she will say next.
Kate's smile turns to a smirk at my question, "I'll alert the police to your little relationship," she tells me before moving away, brushing past me on her way out of the room.
Standing there dumbfounded I frown but follow her out of the room, glad that I have let her get some distance between us because I really do not want to see her in the parking lot.
When I get to the waiting room I go to the receptionists desk and pay my co-pay before making a regular appointment for next month.
After everything is done inside I go out to my car, again I am thankful Kate is no longer there. Getting in the car I start it up and drive off. I know once Zac gets home I need to confront him about this. Him thinking it was okay to have Kate come to my appointment. He had to know it wasn't. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hearing the door open I stand at the stove putting the finishing touches on the spaghetti I have made for dinner tonight. I know it's Zac coming in and I am ready for confronting him when he reaches the kitchen.
"I'm home," Zac's voice speaks from the doorway and I turn to face him, keeping my face neutral. I don't want to give away yet that I am mad at him.
"How was Shepherd's dentist appointment?" I ask him as I walk over to the cabinets where we keep our plates and I get them down.
Zac raises an eyebrow, "You remembered that was today?" he asks confused. "Because I forgot until I went to Kate's. Which reminds me Shepherd is passed out on the couch. He wanted to go to the park after his appointment so I agreed. The park wore him out and he was out like a light on the drive here."
Taking the plates to the stove, I sit them down, spooning spaghetti on each plate. "Actually I didn't remember either," I tell him. "Kate told me when she came to the doctor's office for me. I don't know why you thought sending her in your place was a good idea."
"What do you mean I sent her in my place?" Zac asks confusion clear in his voice. "I just told her I felt guilty for having to miss your appointment but I never sent her for me."
I roll my eyes when I finally realize that of course Kate lied to me. She did what she always does. She found a way to be a bitch and also to try to worm her away back into Zac's life romantically by the threat of telling the police about Zac and I if I don't leave town after giving birth.
"I should have figured she was lying," I state as I pick up a plate of spaghetti. Turning to face Zac again I hand the plate off to him. "She said you told her to come and be with me as I got the results," I laugh as I tell him the lie she told me.
Zac shakes his head, walking to the table with his plate. "You should have known better than to believe her Ave," he sighs.
I nod my head knowing he is right. "I know," I sigh dejectedly. "But she just lies so well," I shrug as I pick up my own plate of spaghetti and head to the table as well. "She also managed to threaten me."
At the mention of Kate threatening me Zac drops his fork, his eyes going dark. "How?" he asks through gritted teeth, "because I swear if she threatened our baby I will kill her," he snaps and I jump. From his expression and the way he spoke I could really believe he would indeed kill her if he had the chance.
"She didn't threaten harm against me," I smile hoping to calm him down. "She just said that she wants me to leave town after I give birth, especially now that she knows the baby is healthy. If I don't leave town then she is going to tell the police about us."
Zac's expression finally changes and he soon laughs as he picks up his fork and takes a bite of his food. "She's pathetic," he says after he swallows his food. "Don't be too worried about her threat. It's just empty-handed."
I give him another smile, "I'm not worried," I shake my head as I reach for my fork, finally taking a bite as well. "I know she is just talking out of her ass."
Zac offers me a smile and just like that everything is okay again between us. The rest of dinner goes by well and we both do the dishes. It's almost amazing how perfect things are and I can't help but give in to that pessimistic side of me. What if Kate does find a way to ruin all of this? What if she does get the police involved? Zac and I could go to jail, this would make headlines which would ruin the band. We could lose our child to child protective services.
Shaking my head I come out of my thoughts, looking over at Zac who is rinsing off one of the dishes. Smirking I lean in and kiss his cheek, "I love you Zac."
"I love you too Avery," Zac smiles as he turns his head to look at me. When we lock eyes he leans in and kisses me. I know that for now the dishes are going to have to wait, something that is confirmed as Zac picks me up and carries me down the hall to our bedroom. At least one good thing has came out of Shepherd and Kate catching us. We now have sex in our bedroom with the door locked when company is over.