Episode Seven « The Caliente Affairs
Act 5: Baby Maybe
Nina Caliente was hoping that this wouldn’t have to happen.
“Wait, what was that noise.” Nina tried to stall.
Nina slowly went to open the bathroom door, holding the test in her shaking hands. But… she couldn’t do it, she just couldn’t go through with it. She was afraid of the future; so many things were still up in the air – not to mention what she knew about her sister now. She diverted herself towards the stairs.
“No, you’re not going anywhere. I promise you, whatever the results are, it’ll be fine.”
A few minutes later, Nina emerged from the bathroom. Dina rushed over from the other end of the hallway and saw Nina looking down at the floor. Dina was about to comfort her sister, until she looked up and grinned. “I’m pregnant!” Nina quietly said.
Dina was the one who was overcome with the giggles this time, as she hugged her sister. “Can you believe it, we’re both pregnant?!”
She was still worried about the future – maybe even more so, now that she knew she was responsible for bringing life into this world. So many lies were at the origin of her and Don’s relationship, and she could see what lying was doing to Dina. It was just going to get worse. Nina wanted to be free of all the lies… but Dina knew that once her sister started telling the truth, she wouldn’t be able to stop herself.
You’re terrible at keeping secrets, and you’re even worse at lying, Dina had told her sister. We have to announce our pregnancies at the same time. I’ll do all the talking, you just nod and smile. And, god forbid, if Don ever gets you alone and asks you why you look like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, you just tell him that keeping my secret was a burden on you.
Being burdened by her sister was right! But it wasn’t the fact she was pregnant that was such a burden, it was the fact she didn’t know who the father was. All Nina could think about was… what if her sister’s child wasn’t Mortimer’s?
END OF EPISODE SEVEN