This week’s Trifecta prompt queued up another installment of our crazy partnership and their ever-unfolding saga of strange. Trifecta asked us to use:
1 a : a state of paralyzing fear
b : a depressed state of mind
2 : one that funks : COWARD
3 : SLUMP <an economic funk> <the team went into a funk>
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And now this week’s 330 words. Enjoy!
Me, a Dad! I just couldn’t get over the surprise of it all. I should have seen the signs all along. And it definitely explained all the odd behavior and the lingering funk she’d been in for the past few months.
As I made my way to our bedroom, any apprehension I felt melted away. This was great news!
“Baby, hey wake up. We need to talk.” I said gently shaking her awake. I guess pregnant women sleep a lot, because here she was napping at 3 in the afternoon.
She opened her eyes staring blankly at me.
“Come on, sit up. Let’s chat.”
“About what?” she managed to get out between yawns.
“About us. About the baby,” I said grinning like a fool.
“Baby?” she questioned.
“Yeah, look you don’t have to keep it a secret anymore. I know. The increased appetite, the mood swings, the afternoon naps,” I said nodding toward the bed. “It all adds up. I know. So out with it. Why didn’t you tell me?”
“Yes, oh, that,” she said slowly sitting up. “Well, I guess the gig is up. Yep, I’m knocked up. Preggars. I’ve got a proverbial bun in my oven,” she said laughing nervously.
“And you didn’t want to let me in on the news? I mean, shouldn’t I know, as the father?”
“Yes, I suppose you should. Listen, I just didn’t know how to tell you. Everything feels so weird right now. I’ve got this alien life inside of me. I feel a bit out of control. Sometimes it’s like I’m not manning the helm anymore. I’m just not…myself,” she said giving me her now standard sideways head tilt.
“Do you want to know what I think?”
“Huh?” she said waiting.
“I think it’s phenomenal! I think it’s great!” I said embracing her in a hug that sent us both sprawling on the bed.
“Oh shit, sorry. I need to learn to be a bit more careful with you I suppose!”
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Third Eye Blind – Deep Inside Of You
Eating: Tofu stir fry