251. I’m Pregnant

He was a senior in high school, and was a junior. They had met in algebra at the beginning of the school year. He a math whiz; she wanted to be an teacher. They helped each other with their homework. helped her solve “x + 4y = 8,” she helped him write 250-word essays.

They loved to the beach on weekends. When it was and windy, they dressed warmly and walked for . When it was hot, they wore their swimsuits spent hours in the water and on the . They talked about everything under the sun. She fallen in love with him. He wasn’t in with her, but he sometimes told her that was. He really enjoyed her company, but he that when he started college, he would find girlfriends. There were plenty of fish in the .

One day at the beach, however, she told she was pregnant. “Are you sure?” he asked, a moment of silence. She was. “Well, what you going to do?” he asked. She said was hoping that they would get married. “You ’t be serious,” he said. “We’re both way too to get married. We haven’t even graduated high yet.”

Besides, he said, without jobs they couldn’t to afford a baby. He had a friend knew someone who could solve this problem—for a . Don't worry, he said, he’d pay the fee.

think we ought to keep our baby,” she . He told her not to worry about it—they start a family after college.