“Bella?” Alice said as she put the coffee in the bedroom. She held my hair back. “What’s wrong?”
“The smell of the coffee…” I moaned into the toilet.
“You love coffee,” Alice said as I sat back. “Holy shit.”
“When was your last period?” Alice asked.
“Thanksgiving…do you think?” I questioned, my eyes huge.
“Are you on birth control?” Alice squeaked.
“I was on the shot. That’s why I didn’t worry about not having a period. I was used to not having a monthly period. Oh my god, could I be pregnant?”
“Hold on,” Alice said. She ran out and returned a few moments later with her purse. “I know I have one in here.”
“A pregnancy test,” Alice replied. “I thought I was pregnant at the trial and I purchased one. However, my little friend arrived and that nixed the possibility. I bought a test and threw it in my purse. Never used. Never opened. A ha! Found it! Here, pee on this.”
I took the proffered test and shooed her out of the bathroom. I removed my pants and panties. I peed on the stick after I read the instructions. Once I was done with the messy part, I called Alice back in. She set the timer on her phone and hugged me as we waited for the fated bell.
One minute passed.
We both jumped and I walked to the stick. I flipped it over and blew out a breath. “Oh my God,” I breathed.