Chapter 7 : Of Yelling, Punches And Broken Noses
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The door shut behind me. I wanted to go back in there and tell her that everything was going to be and that I do love her. I just want to be able to hug her but I can't. It's like an invisible force won't let me. I really need time to think things through.
At first I though Lily was joking and that one of her many cousins were going to pop out from somewhere and yell 'April fool'. I mean it's not even April and clearly Lily isn't joking, I mean there's a positive pregnancy test in my hand.
I can't be a dad at sixteen can I, what about our O.W.L's, what about our N.E.W.T's What are we going to do if we don't take them. We'll be sixteen year old parents without any qualifications, no jobs, no money and no where to live.
I ran down the corridor even though I wanted to go back and comfort her. The castle was empty and I used the short cuts to get down to the entrance hall. There was a lot of noise coming from the great hall as it was still lunch. I made my way down to the dungeons, I really need to see Jamie. He'll know what to do. Please say he's in the common room, please.
I stopped outside the bit of wall where the entrance to their common room is. I knew it was here because of the barrels that are near here. Shit, what was the password. Just as I was trying to work out what a Slytherin would use as a password a group of small boys came around the corner.
"What's the password?" I asked them.
"We can't tell you. You're a Gryffie." One of them said pointing to my Gryffindor tie.
"I don't give a bloody fuck if I'm in Gryffindor. I need the password as I really need to speak to my brother. It's urgent." I yelled, getting impatient.
One of them jumped, serves them right. Stupid first years.
"It's Toujours Pur." Said a young girl who had just walked around the corner. "I heard you yelling, your Jamie, Izzy and Lola's brother aren't you." She said.
"Yeah I am and thanks." I said in a lower voice. "Toujours Pur." I said to the wall which then opened up to reveal the passage. I walked down and entered the common room. Taking big strides across it, I ran straight up the staircase that leads to the dorms and made my way to the seventh year boys. I pushed the door open only to find Albus looking through his trunk.
"Hi Jake, what are you doing in here?" He asked as he looked up.
"I was out of breathe from the running but managed to say, "Looking for Jamie."
I noticed that Al was looking at my hand funny and then I realised why. Shit! I still had the pregnancy test in my hand.
"Why have you got a pregnancy test in your hand?" He asked looking confused.
On no, no, no, no. Fuck, fuckety fuck.
"I uh, it's um. It's Lily's." I mumbled.
"Sorry didn't catch that Jake." Al said as he shut his trunk which made a big bang.
I gritted my teeth, "I said it's Lily's."
"WHAT!, YOU'VE GOTTEN MY LITTLE SISTER PREGNANT!" Al yelled.
"Yeah, but it wasn't meant to happen...." I tired to explain as Al got closer and closer to me.
"TOO FUCKING RIGHT, YOUR ONLY SIXTEEN. I'M GOING TO KILL YOU FOR RUINING HER LIFE YOU JUMPED UP LITTLE SHIT!" Al yelled and then he punched me, hard.
I can't say I blame him. I mean I want to punch myself right now and I'm pretty sure that I would feel the same way as Al if some guy got any of my younger sister's pregnant or even Izzy who's older than me while they were still at school and a teenager. I think I would punch them as well.
I just stood there, helpless, I didn't stop him trying to hit. Al kept hitting me in the face until I fell down and landed on the floor. He hit me one more time and I think I heard a crack. The door opened at that precise moment and I saw Jamie.
"What the fuck is going on?" He asked as he rushed over and pulled Al off me, "Al what on earth are you doing?"
"I WANT TO KILL HIM!" Al roared.
Jamie tried to restrain him as I struggled to get into a sitting position. I could taste blood in my mouth but I ignored that as I watched Jamie pull out his wand and muttered, "Petrificus Totalus." Albus turned completely still except for his eyes which were moving left and right.
Jamie then came over and helped me up onto his bed. Jamie passed me some tissue and I dropped the pregnancy test which was somehow still in my hand as I tried to stop the flow of blood.
Jamie eyed the pregnancy test and picked it up with a tissue, his eyes grew wide as he saw the two lines in the little window. "Jake, is Lily pregnant?" He whispered. I nodded the best I could. "When did you find out?"
"Around ten minutes ago. I came straight here as I needed to see you. Al saw the test and went mad."
"I can see that," He said indicating to my face, "Al do you promise not to do anything you might regret if I un-freeze you." His eyes blinked rapidly twice, "I'll take that as a yes." Jamie said before muttering the counter charm and Albus unfroze.
"Al walked over and kicked his trunk, "Where is she?" He asked looking straight at me.
"My sister, stupid." Al growled.
"I, shit. I left her in the room of requirement."
Al left the room shooting me a murderous glare.
"Jake what are you going to do?" Jamie asked as he sat next to me.
"Too be honest I have no clue, I'm not ready to be a dad just yet. Sure I'll babysit the girls if mum or dad ask me to but I can hand them back at the end of the day. We've got our O.W.L's this year, how would we cope. I mean we're too young." I blurted out.
"Come on Jake let's get you to the Hospital wing. We'll talk on the way."
I stuck the test in my pocket, although I have no idea why. Mental note, throw it in the first bin I can find. I mean Lily peed on it and it's kinda gross. We made our way to the first floor and talked on the way. We entered the hospital wing and Jamie went and got Madame Pomfrey.
She gasped when she saw me, "Mr Smith what have you been doing." She asked before shooing my hand and the bloody tissue's away from my nose. Did I really look that bad, I caught sight of myself in one of the mirror's above the bed side table. My nose was wonky and abnormally large, my face was really pale and I looked as white as a sheet. Not to mention I was covered in blood as was my shirt and tie. Ok so maybe I do look bad.
She made me sit on a bed and said, "Good heavens, what on earth happened?"
I shrugged, "Walked into a door."
She looked at me and I swear she knew I was lying. "Hmm well that must have been quite a bang, your nose is broken."
Once Cassy had cleaned all the blood off my face she pulled out her wand and said, "Episkey." My nose felt warm and tingly and then cold again. "Right you are free to go Mr Smith and please don't walk into any more doors."
We left the hospital wing and I told Jamie that I was going to the bathroom and left him stood in the middle of the corridor. As soon as I was out of his view I ran up to the seventh floor to my common room. I gave the fat lady the password and walked in and up to my dorm. Hugo, Matt and Leo were all in there collecting their bags for the last two lesson of the day.
"Hi Jake, what's up?" Matt said as he picked up his school bag and slung it over his shoulder.
"Why are you covered in blood?" Leo asked.
"Al punched me." I said as I grabbed a small rucksack and stuffed some things from my trunk into it.
"What!, why would Al punch you?" Hugo enquired.
He's my best friend and Lily's cousin, I mean he's going to find out some time. I threw the test at him which he caught, "Because I got Lily pregnant."
"YOU WHAT!" Hugo yelled dropping his school bag and the test, "MY COUSIN LILY?"
"No some other Lily." I said sarcastically, "Of course your cousin Lily."
"YOU IDIOT, YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER IDIOT." Hugh yelled.
"Like I don't already know that." I muttered as I grabbed the rucksack that I had just packed and shut my trunk.
"OI WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING, COME BACK HERE!" Hugo yelled after me as I left the dorm. Well at least he didn't punch me.
I ran all the way back through the castle, taking shortcuts until I reached the entrance hall. I left the castle and made my way across the grounds to the owlery to find Hooter. I grabbed a piece of paper and a pen from the front pocket of my bag and wrote:
Dear Mum and Dad,
I have big news, I know I should be telling you in person but I got Lily pregnant. You're going to be grandparents. Yeah I know that you'll probably say we were stupid enough not to use protection but we did. We just didn't say the contraceptive charm properly.
I don't know what to do and if you hear off Jamie, Izzy or Lola saying that I'm not in school well they'll be right. I'm not going to be. I need to figure out what to do and what's happening. We can't be parents, we're only kids ourselves and for that reason I need to be on my own and think things through.
P.s Please don't hate me
I put it in an envelope and sealed it up before attaching it to Hooter's leg. "It's for mum and dad ok." I told him as I stroked his head. He hooted and I watched him fly off out the window, I gathered my stuff up and made my way into Hogmeade.
I know where I'm going and I know who I need to see.
A/N I'm thinking of writing of a one shot about Jake, his travels and what happened whilst he was gone but I'm not sure.
Does his reaction seem real? Would you do the same thing if you were him?
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