How could this have happened?! I mean, not that I thought it was a bad thing but just....
This was such horrible yet wonderful news! And there I was, sitting in my bathroom, bawling my eye out and using Cosabella as a tissue and a soft toy. Suddenly, I heard a knock at the door.
"Em! Are you ready for our date?" It was Christopher. He clearly had no idea what was going on. Nobody knew yet. "Uh, yep, just give me a sec!"I said.
I figured that this date was the best way to tell him. We were going to Nobu, my, or should I say Nikki Howard's, favourite restaurant, also known for its romantic atmosphere.
I quickly got up, washed my face and dried my tears. I was still in shock as I threw the positive pregnancy test in the dustbin. I then opened the door and saw Christopher standing there.
He was wearing a suit and tie, which was weird since he never wears formal wear. "You, uh, look really gr-great!" "Thank you!" I said, taking a playful curtsy.
That was weird though, Christopher hadn't been so nervous since our first date back when we were 17.
We had been dating for almost 9 years by then, I was going to be 26 that year, same as Christopher.
"Shall we go?" I asked him, trying to hide my disappointment over the fact that I was carrying a baby in my stomach and it probably had no resemblance of me, the real me.
"Uh, yeah, sure" He replied, taking my hand in his and leading me outside and into the limo.
Half an hour later, we arrived at Nobu and we took our seats at the most expensive table (I was Nikki Howard, for god's sake, might as well make use of it).
I didn't know at the time but real Nikki, Lulu, Steven and our parents and Frida where hidden somewhere near us,
waiting to surprise me and congratulate us on what they were expecting to be just one amazing piece of news, just before desert,
Christopher got down on one knee and pulled out the most beautiful ring I had ever seen in my life! It was a silver ring adorned with a beautiful, just-the-right-size diamond.
I was shook! I just covered my mouth in disbelief as the whole restaurant stared at us. After all, it wasn't everyday that you got to witness first-hand a celebrity's proposal.
"Em-Nikki Howard, you have made my life brighter since the first day I met and after 9 years of my life with you,
I know now that there is no other girl for me who's better than you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
So I ask you, Nikki Howard, will you do me the honor and marry me?"
After about 30 seconds of silence and the crowd chanting, "Say yes! Say yes! Say yes already!!" I finally found my voice and shrieked, "YES!!"
I a crying tears of joy and the crowd cheered, thinking the show was over. "And Christopher, I have a surprise for you too." Everyone stared at me, wondering what this news was.
"I'M PREGNANT!" And this was when it was all too much for Christopher to take and he fainted. "Christopher?" I asked, startled. Luckily, Steven was quick enough and caught him.
"STEVEN?" I shrieked. "What are you doing here??" "Well, we knew about this and wanted to be the first people to congratulate you two." he answered. "Wait, who are "we"?" I asked.
That's when Lulu, Nikki, my parents and Frida revealed themselves with an awkward "Hi.."
"I'd be so mad at you guys for spying on me if you I wasn't so insanely happy!" I said, giving them a hug. Yes, even giving Nikki a hug, she wasn't so bad once you got to know her you know...
In fact, her and Lulu were now a few of my best friends. "Lulu, Diana! How much did you know?" "Everything!" said Lulu. "Yeah, who do you think planned it all?" said Diana.
"And are you really pregnant?" "Yes... Unfortunately." I answered. "Wait, what's so unfortunate about that?" asked Lulu. "Because I know it won't have any of MY features in it.
It's Nikki's baby, not mine..." "Now hold it right there Em!" said Nikki.
"Now why in heck do you think the baby is mine?" "Well, technically I'm in your body, I have your genes, your looks and your DNA." "Em, I'm going to be completely honest with you." she replied.
"OK?" I said, expecting her to go off in a rant about how unfair the brain transplant was. "That is THE most ridiculous thing I have EVER heard.
And believe me, I've heard a LOT of ridiculous things." she said, shocking me.
"This body was once mine, I'll agree, but I have a new one now, and I have to say, being not famous, it does have its perks." "Really Nik? You think so?" I asked her. "I KNOW so girl.
Now go to your new fiance! It looks like he's finally come to." "Thanks for the pep talk Nik." I said giving her a hug and then rushing over to Christopher.
"Oh my gosh, Christopher are you okay?" I asked him. "No." he said. "I'm more than okay! I'm gonna be a dad!!" I giggled.
"Sure, this is a little unexpected and maybe a bit too early, but we can make it work. Right Nikki?" he asked. "Definitely!" I said. "Okay, I'm gonna go talk to my parents now."
I said, giving him a quick kiss. "Mom! Dad!" I said as I ran toward them (no biggie, I was used to running in 5 inch heels by now) "Em! We're so happy for you!" said my mom. "Yes, dear.
We want you to be happy." said my dad. "And We are really excited that we're gonna be grandparents!" he said. "Not as excited as I am to be and aunt!!" said Frida.
"Congratulations Em! Now, tell me, IS IT A GIRL?????" She demanded. "Frida, I'm going to have to wait a few months before I can get an ultra-sound." I said.
"Well, I'm placing my bets on a girl!" she said. "I'm gonna get her all the cutest little dresses, and a little baby tiara and..."
Before I knew it, she was already making a list of things she wanted to get my baby.
A few months later, everything settled down and, lucky for Frida, since she had already bought my baby, like, a million things,it was girl!
But when I was 5 months pregnant, something incredible happened, it was THE weirdest coincident in the world.....
TO BE CONTINUED....