Everyone makes their way into the dining room and Krystal comes out with the last item, a salad.
*Krystal* "Sounds like the restaurant is doing well. Everyone loves your cooking Sweetie. I am so proud of you!"
*Laura smiles* "Thanks, Mom.....Michelle, what about you? Benjamin taking you somewhere?"
*Michelle* "He's picking me up early from work on Friday but won't tell me what he has planned. So, I don't have a clue what he is up to and, since he is out of town untill Thursday, it's kinda hard to get him to give me any hints."
*Krystal* "Oh, that boy is such a romantic....I'm sure whatever he has planned will be lovely...." *Krystal continues* "So, why did you two want to meet us for dinner? Do you have some news for us? *in a sing song voice* I didn't see a ring on your finger....."
*Laura sighs, here we go again..* "We are not engaged Mom, why can't you just accept that?"
*Krystal* "Well, I just thought that...that might be why you called. Since you wanted to meet us for dinner. I've been wondering about it all day since I talked to you. I had to ask..."
*Michelle blurts out* "Maybe she's pregnant......"
Laura has shock written all over her face, Michelle and Krystal
both see it. Luke as well is trying to mask his emotion but everyone can see what Michelle just blurted out is true...
*Krystal gasps* "Oh!! ..."
*Michelle* "Oh my god! That's why you didn't drink during the holidays! Isn't it?"
*Scott* "You two calm down...give Laura a chance to speak."
Everyone is silent for a moment as they take in the news they just heard.
*Krystal's voice rises with every word* "Oh my goodness your having a baby!..*then she lowers her voice*"..Sweetie, I thought you were on the pill?"
*Laura* "Mom, that's a little personal don't you think?"
*Krystal* "We're all family here, right?"
*Laura* "Well.....I'm pregnant pill or no pill...Mom!"
*Krystal* "And I'm just now hearing about it?! Why, Laura? Why didn't you tell us sooner?..."
*Laura* "Because we didn't want to say anything until I had gone to the doctor but it took me awhile to get an appointment, plus finding a day to get some time off work...."
*Krystal* "I understand....Well how did it go at the doctor? Did you find a good one?
How far along are you?"
*Laura* "The doctor is very nice and I think he was a good choice. He said I am 16 weeks so I'm coming to the end of my fourth month. My due date is July 25th."
*Krystal's voice gets high again* "Your already moving into your 5th month!! I can't believe you waited this long to tell us! So, I guess this means we need to hurry up and get you two married..."
*Laura cuts her off* "About that...I'm not so sure I want to get married until after the baby is born."
*Krystal* "What?! Why?! You two have been living together and now your pregnant! You need to be married before this baby comes....."
*Luke tries to calm her down* "Krystal....We're getting married we've already talked about it.."
*Krystal* "Good! We should probably have it here since we are on such short notice..."
*Krystal* "But Luke just said...you two already talked about it..."
*Laura* "Exactly! talked about it...We didn't say we made a final decision on it."
*Krystal sighs with frustration* "Laura, why do you have to make it so difficult...I know you both love each other very much. So what's the point in dragging this out anymore?...."
*Scott stops her* "Sweetheart, let me jump in here for a moment....."
*Krystal with some excitement* "Hand it over....I want to see it."
Laura sits back down and passes the picture across the table to her Mother. Krystal grabs the photo and just melts the moment her eyes focus in on the picuture. Scott leans in and looks at it with her.
*Scott* "Wow! It's amazing how you can see it so well....Congratulations Sweetheart...Your gonna be a great Mother."
*Laura tears welling up* "Thank you..Daddy....You have no idea how stressed I have been about this..."
*Krystal* "Oh!...Honey, I'm sorry..... we love you and we will always be there for you as long as we can. I know I give you a hard time sometimes but it's because I love you....You will understand how we feel the day that baby comes. There is nothing greater than the love a parent has for their child."
*Laura smiles at him* "I know...."
Krystal can see that Luke would do anything to make her happy and is finally at ease with all of it.
*Krystal* "Oh, sweetie! Again...I'm sorry. I just got caught up in it all..."
*Laura* "It's okay, Mom. I'm just glad it's all over...."
*Krystal* "Sweetie, I don't want you to feel afraid to tell me anything. That goes for both of you...Now, back to you two getting married....."
*Krystal* "I'm listening..."
*Laura* "We're thinking about getting married now but not having any kind of reception or celebration till after the baby is born. I really don't want any wedding pictures of me pregnant."
*Krystal* "You know....I like that! That would give us time to plan a really nice reception, that means we could invite everyone in the family for it..."
*Laura* "Really? You think that would work?"
*Krystal* "Yes, definitely..."
*Laura* "Well I guess that it's settled then."
*Laura* "You know what, Mom...I will let you handle all of that, except choosing the date. Let me talk to Luke and I will get back with you on it."
*Krystal* "Sounds perfect! But don't take too long to decide on a day."
*Michelle* "Hey, are you even showing yet?"
Laura stands to show them her small little teeny tiny baby bump.
*Laura* "You can't really see it too much yet but it's there...."
*Michelle* "I guess your clothes are starting to get tighter?"
*Krystal* "In another month your gonna be showing much more..."
*Laura* "Don't worry Mom, Luke and I will set a date soon, very soon."
*Laura* "I think it's starting to sink in more for him now that he can see it. He calls it my little kangaroo pouch..."
*Krystal laughs* "Awww...that's so cute...Sounds like he is very happy with all of it."
*Krystal* "That's good, that means he loves you......So?....Anyone ready for some pie?"
*Michelle* "Oh yes! That pie has been calling my name..."
They all laugh and Krystal gets up to serve some pie to everyone....