Five years ago, I was the poor kid at the St. Thomas Academy, thanks to a scholarship. Sabine was the rich kid at Bessemer Bay High. I never fit in anywhere. She fit in everywhere. She gave me a chance to be something more and I blew it.
Like a woman scorned, she pinned the condoms meant for us on my bulletin board. Like an idiot, my kid brother took them down so my mother wouldn’t see them. Me…I was blissfully unaware of either of their actions and after graduation at the dunes, passed out the condoms I no longer needed like they were party favors.
Two accidental pregnancies, that I knew about. One soured relationship. And I nearly had my ass beat. Sounds about right.
Now, I was home, trying to make something of myself since nothing in my life had gone as planned, not college, not my career, and not Sabine.
I didn’t mind so much about the career change, or not finishing college, but through the years my biggest regret was losing Sabine.
Then the unexpected happened. Sabine and I crossed paths again. And if I had my way, we’d be walking the same path forever. I was smarter, stronger, and more confident now. I could handle whatever came my way, even if the next accidental pregnancy was on me.