Coming Home to You


A few days has passed since Chastity has moved in next door and for some odd reason, I couldn't get her out of my mind. Everything from her long brown hair, her brown eyes that held sadness in them and the fact she was so quick to get Jimmy and me to leave after I asked about the father of her baby. I haven't even seen her since that first day after she returned from the grocery store. It appeared that she's locking herself up in her house and I can't help but wonder if she's okay.

I was currently sitting in my office, bouncing back and forth between trying to write new material for the band's next album and the thought of Chastity. After a while, I threw the pen down and ran my hands over my face trying to clear my head. I was soon interrupted with the sound of a car trying to be started. I leaned back in the chair to look out my window toward the direction of Chastity's driveway to see her in the car having some trouble starting it. I watched her for another minutes, before I stood up from the chair.

I walked down stairs to the front door, grabbing my wallet and car keys before stepping outside pulling the door close behind me. I headed toward Chastity's car to see her climb out of the car, slamming the door behind her, cursing at it. I had to bite back a smile as I approached her.

"Having problems?" I asked causing her to jump. I let out a small chuckle. "Sorry, didn't mean to scare you."

"It's fine," she said barely above a whisper. Her hands wrapped around her bulging belly almost as a protective shield. "I'm just having trouble getting my car to start," she answered looking away from me and back at the car. It was an old car and I'm surprise it had actually lasted this long but the looks of it.

"If you need a ride somewhere, I have no problems taking you," I said keeping my eyes on her face. Her brown eyes looked over at me and she started to bit the side of her lip. Her feet also started to shuffle slightly and I knew she was trying to debate on whether to take my offer or not.

She took a deep breath, looking away from me to look back at her house for a second before looking back at me. "I have a doctor's appointment." I didn't need to be told twice to know that she meant an appointment for the baby.

I nodded and held out my hand for her to take so I could lead her too my S.U.V. that sat in my driveway. She was a little hesitant as she place one of her hands in mine as I helped her cross the patch of grass that separated her driveway from my yard and led her toward my vehicle. I opened the passenger door and helped her up inside before walking around and getting into the driver's seat.


After nearly driving around in circles, we finally found the office where Chastity's appointment was at and now we were in the waiting room waiting for her name to be called. Looking around the room, I saw a few other expectant mothers there along with their partners. I glanced at Chastity to see that she was staring at the ground beside our feet, rubbing her belly with her hands. I could tell that she was fighting from looking around at the other couples it the room and honestly, I couldn't blame her. I was starting to feel a little jealous see all of the couples smiling and whispering at each other with the father's hand on the mother's pregnant stomach.

"Chastity Arrington," a nurse called out catching Chastity and my attention. I stood up to help her up from the seat which to openly accepted this time. I was about to sit back down with the nurse said that I could come back with her.

Chastity glance at me just as I glanced at her. I opened my mouth to protest when the nurse just waved us on and turned around to lead us down a short hallway to a room. Chastity didn't protect or say anything as she started to follow the nurse and I followed behind her into the room. Chastity placed her things on the bed before slipping off her shoes. It was very apparent that she knew what need to be done.

"Alright, step up here so we can check your weight," the nurse said and Chastity complied. I sat down in the chair that they had provided for the room and watched as the nurse continued taking notes about Chastity and the baby. "Alright, you can get on the bed and I'll go get the doctor."

"Thank you," Chastity replied as she sat down on the bed and started to rub her belly again. There was an awkward silence between us and I looked around the room trying to think of something to say. "You don't have to stay back here with me if you don't want to." I looked at Chastity to see that she was still looking down at her stomach. After a moment of silence, she looked up at me and I could see some light in her eyes.

"No, no, it's fine. It's just my first time, you know." She nodded her head flashing a small smile before going back to looking at her stomach. My chest started to clench at the sight of her, being so loving and protective of her unborn baby, that I started to feel some sense of jealousy and anger.

How could any guy just walk away from her? I barely know her and know that that she would make not only a good mom, but a good wife. A good friend. I would have done anything to have a girl like her, done anything if my ex-wife had been a little like her during our marriage. I felt myself start to smile a bit, before I heard the door open to the room and a woman in her 40s entered the room.

"Hello," she greeted the both of us with a smile. "I'm Dr. Hall and I'm your new obstetrician. You Chastity?" she asked looking at Chastity. Chastity smiled and nodded her head moving around on the bed getting ready for the rest of the appointment. "Well, everything so far is looking good. We got your records from your other obstetrician and you're gaining weight which is a good sign that the baby is growing. Now, let's check the heartbeat and then we can get a look at the baby."

Chastity leaned back on the bed and lifted the hem of her shirt over her belly. Dr. Hall some kind of gel on her stomach before getting a small wand looking thing to run across her stomach. Chastity took a deep breath closing her eyes as we all sat in silence. A minute later the sound of fast heartbeat beating in water could be heard.

"There's the heartbeat," Dr. Hall said with a smile on her face. I couldn't help but smile as well and glance down at Chastity to see that she had her eyes still closed, but I could see some tears coming from the corner of her eyes. I had a hard time telling if they were sad tears or tears of joy. "Okay, now let's get a look at the baby."

Dr. Hall switched wands and got one that was a little more wider. She ran the wand through the gel stuff she put on Chastity stomach and started moving it around on the lower part of her stomach with some added pressure that I had me nearly cringing. I looked up at the screen seeing black and white blobs wondering if that's supposed to be the baby.

I heard moment from beside me and I glance down to see that Chastity moved to get a look at the screen. "There's the baby," Dr. Hall said catching my attention. I looked back up at the screen to actually see the baby. The image was so mesmerizing that I couldn't tear my eyes away. I stared at it seeing and understanding why expecting dads find the moment to be special, second to their child being born. "Everything seems to look good and the baby appears to be in good shape. Do you want to know the sex?"

"No," Chastity whispered. I looked down to see her staring at the screen as well with tears rolling down her face. I could see that she was happy for the most part, but I could also see some sadness in her eyes. Dr. Hall nodded her head at Chastity as she excused to herself to the pictures from the ultrasound after giving Chastity some paper towels to clean the gel off.

"Are you okay?" I asked helping Chastity sit up. She sat still for a second cleaning off her stomach before she let out sob, taking me by surprise. She covered her mouth with one of her hands, shaking her head as another sob ripped from her throat. Without questioning her further, I stood up from the chair and wrapped my arms around her in hopes that it would help comfort her.