The pain immediately stopped when those five words left her lips, but only the physical one. Mentally, she was dying, just because of the way Jon stood there expressionless. “I had an abortion,” she said, just to make sure he heard properly.
“I know, Val. That’s why I brought you back into my life, because I wanted to confront you about it. But after seeing how much stress you were going through, I decided not to do it.” He sat down in the chair beside him and sighed, running his hand through his hair. “Was it mine?”
She turned her head then nodded slowly. She knew in her mind that what she did was a bad thing, but that was the only thing she could do at the time. “I’m sorry, Jon.”
“Why did you do it?”
Really, she didn’t want to go into such great detail, but she needed to in order to stop the pain. “You’re probably not going to like my reason, since I sure as hell don’t looking back at it. But, since you really want to know, I’ll tell you.” She exhaled loudly before continuing. “The same day that you broke things off, I was going to tell you that I was pregnant. I decided that I couldn’t handle something like taking care of another human being by myself, so a few weeks after thinking about it, I got an abortion.”
Jon sat there, just looking at her. She could have easily called him and told him the situation, since he would have gladly went back to her, just to take care of the baby. Then again, he didn’t expect her to know that with his attitude towards children at that time. “Alright, I understand,” he said, rising from the chair. He needed to leave to think about everything by himself.
A few hours later, Veronica was still in the hospital with Zoey sitting beside her. Veronica explained everything to her earlier, and she was not happy about it. She held her tongue about the subject for a long, but she couldn’t hold it anymore. Zoey tended to be a bit protective of her since she was older than her, and this made no difference. “Veronica, let’s talk about Jon for a second,” she said, causing her to look to her side.
“Okay, I guess we can.” She sat up fully to listen to what she had to say.
“Alright, I just want to know what you see in Jon. I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but he comes off as an ass to...