Syn:Sex Is Syn, Love Is Pain(3)

By: J Peach

“I swear Peaches does. Look at her dimples, they done sunk in deep,” Kim laughed. “I’m excited now and I don’t even know why you looking like that.”

“What’s going on with y’all?” Bianca asked them.

“E, tell them,” Peaches nudged her, smiling harder.

I could literally already hear the squeak that wanted to escape Peaches’ mouth.

Ebony laughed and rolled her eyes. “I’m pregnant—”

“What!” Missy, Kim, and I yelled at the same time. “What? How?” Again, we asked.

This time Ebony and Peaches laughed at us. I was shocked and excited for her. “How far along are you? Oh, my God, E!” I stood up and hugged her.

“I’m three months. I’ve been wanting to tell y’all, but I didn’t want to jinx it. I’ve never gone over three or four months before I miscarry, so I kept it to myself. I’ll be four months in two days so I think I’m safe,” she laughed, smiling extra hard.

“I’mma be an auntie—” I stopped talking and glared at Kim as she began to say the same thing.

Laughing, Kim pushed me away from her. “Shut up, Angel.” She turned to Ebony and pulled her into a hug. “I’m so happy for you, babe.” She bent down to Ebony’s stomach. “What are you?” She asked it.

We all broke out laughing. “Move, girl. You a damn fool,” Ebony pushed Kim away from her.

“I’m so happy for you, Ebony. You giving me a grandbaby. Lord, I hope it’s a girl. I can’t deal with another Blake” she said, referring to her grandson. “He’s three and terrible,” Bianca laughed as she kissed Ebony on the cheek.

Peaches’ smile quickly faded at Bianca’s words. “Don’t do my baby, you going too far now. While you talking, he acts just like yo damn son. When Blaze and Blake are together I swear they’re the exact same,” she shook her head and I laughed.

Peaches was telling the truth. Blake’s little ass was something else, but I loved the hell out of him.

Bianca waved her off before she pulled Ebony down on the couch. “What did King say? Is he excited?”

Ebony’s smile faded and she started to chew on her bottom lip.

A sigh left my mouth and my head shook. Based on what she’d just done, I knew something serious was up. “Oh, shit! What happened, E?”

Ebony quickly composed herself and glared at us. “First off, who said this was King’s baby?”

The girls and I all looked at each other quietly and then broke out laughing, Bianca included.

“Bitch, please. Yo ass ain’t getting no dick from nobody but King’s ass. So stop it,” Kim spoke the truth. “What happened, you was drunk and slipped on his dick?” She asked, cheesing hard as ever.

“I swear, right,” I added my two cents. “E ass slip on King’s dick every other week then get mad at us.” I broke out laughing as Ebony threw a pillow at me. “I’m sorry, boo. But seriously, what King say when he found out?”

Ebony let out a huge sigh and shrugged. She looked at us. “I haven’t told him yet.”

Bianca opened her mouth to say something, but then she shut up as her brows furrowed.

“Why haven’t you? He should’ve been the first one to know,” Missy stared at Ebony, confused.

“Because I have lost every baby because of him. Like, where I am in my pregnancy right now, King always does something that stresses me and I lose the baby. But not this time. Where I am in my life at this moment, I’m happy. Even though we’re not together, that doesn’t change anything because I’m happy,” Ebony laughed as her smile returned to her face. “Y’all, I can actually have sex with King and then get up and leave with no problem. I don’t have to cling to him no more and I feel so good about that. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ha’Keem,” she used King’s real name, something she rarely did, “but I haven’t been this happy with myself in a long time.”

Ebony sighed deeply before continuing, “Now if I tell King about the baby, he’s going to try to push himself back into my life more. He’s not going to leave me alone and he’s going to stress me out like he’s done each time I was pregnant before. So I’m going to wait until I’m close to my due date and then tell him,” she shrugged nonchalantly, as if that was a smart idea.

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