34. Just This Once
The next night, Devin and Lori were sitting in his car. "I'm pregnant," Lori said, wiping a tear away.
"How did this happen?" Devin asked, staring at her.
"What do you mean, how did this happen? Weren't you paying attention in Health class? Do the words 'we can take a chance just this once' ring a bell?"
While they sat pondering their future, Mikey was sitting in the clubhouse across town, deciding he probably shouldn't drive home. Devin or Sheila would be glad he called for a ride, but they'd be even more convinced he had a drinking problem. He decided he'd drive home anyway, just this once.
Today I will remember once can be once too often.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction. Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.
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