|Abby Manning (abbychase) wrote in genome_project,|
@ 2012-04-02 20:37:00
|Entry tags:||abby chase, april 2012, carter manning, mandy chase|
Who: Abby & Carter; Abby & Morgan/Mandy
What: Abby finds out she's pregnant
When: April 2nd, 2042; afternoon
Where: Hellfire base
Wandering around the hideout aimlessly seemed to be what Abby was good at lately. Seth and essentially everyone within Hellfire refused to let her leave yet. Her scars from being stabbed weren't as pink and fresh any more despite it being about a year after the incident, but they refused to let her leave still. So, Abby helped Gabby with the kids when Gabby wasn't being taken on missions. They were cute as hell but Abby felt bad that they spent so much time inside, doing nothing but play with one another and occasionally learning. They were powerful though - some could already project his thoughts into others minds when he wanted attention and another had nearly burnt down the whole headquarter station. Luckily though, there was usually a power negator with the crew at some point during the day and the kids were generally happy.
Abby went in to the room where all of the kids were playing and picked up an infant that was crying. As soon as she picked him up, she could feel that she had just absorbed his power. He was... empathic? Abby rolled her eyes. No one wonder all of the other kids seemed to like to play with him and do what he wanted. Abby focused for a minute and tried to gauge what was causing him to cry, and after a good five minutes of trying to figure out how his power worked, she went a grabbed him a bottle. It wasn't as good as his mother's breast milk like he was used to but it was the best she could do while his mother was on the mission. Abby gave the bottle to the child and set him down in a movable play station that would prop him up while he held onto his own bottle, walking away to go straighten up.
As she started organizing the latest pack that Carter had gotten from Jimmy, she could feel the emotions of someone else. It was like they were right next to her, telling her how they felt sad, almost neglected and lonely. Abby paused and looked around to see who was closest to her but realized that no one was in the room with her, not anyone she could see anyways. "If you're invisible, show yourself," Abby said cautiously, looking around the room eerily. But nothing moved in the room and no one revealed themselves. All of the children were either happily playing in the other room or sleeping, so it couldn't be any of them. But who was it?
After deciding that it was nothing, just something wrong with the power and maybe just a person passing by on the street, Abby went back to sorting through things in the pack. She stopped though when she spotted a pregnancy test at the bottom of the sack. "That's not possible," Abby muttered to herself as she tried to connect the dots. The longer she thought about it though, the more of a possibility it became. The tests were meant for Gabby and the other women in Hellfire who were married - not Abby. She was the youngest of those tested on, she wasn't supposed to be pregnant. Mandy was supposed to get pregnant first and have kids, not Abby.
But she hadn't been getting her period since she came out of the coma. Surely that was just stress and trauma from almost dying though, no? Abby eyed the test as her newly acquired power started going off again. It was like someone wanted her attention, like someone needed a hug and some love. She looked down at her stomach for a minute before hastily grabbing the test and running to the bathroom. Abby quickly pulled up her shirt and turned sideways in the mirror. She didn't look like she was pregnant, but rather she assumed her abdomen was a tad swollen from what had happened. After all, there were scars littering her stomach already. Abby rolled her eyes and looked at the test again.
She debated whether it was worth it to use the test or not. On the one hand, it wasn't meant for her; it was meant to be used by Gabby just in case and if Abby was caught using it and potentially wasting it, she could get in a lot of trouble. But what if she really was pregnant and that person who was so sad and distraught, was actually a ... baby? Her baby. Abby ripped open the test and pulled down her pants as fast as she could so she could pee on it after it sunk in that she could potentially be pregnant. She set the toilet seat down and rested the test on the box, waiting the prescribed amount of time on it to see if she was pregnant.
As her watch chimed 4pm, Abby heard the door open and people rush in, in a frenzy. Her head shot towards the door and then back up at the test. Cautiously, Abby reached up for the test and looked at the oval where the result was. "Oh shit..." Abby sunk to the floor, staring at the test in front of her that glowed a bright blue with a pink plus sign on it. When everyone started calling out her name, Abby looked at the door and scurried to shove the box to the test in the garbage and the stuck in her back pocket.