Chapter 2.08: Can’t you get it?

I am so happy right now. It seems like everything is finally working out for me. I ask Ramon out all the time. He almost always agrees to go. I don’t have to wish I had what my brother and Yumiko have anymore! I always felt bad that I was jealous of their relationship…I knew I should have been super happy. I watch Jonathan and Yumiko and now I just can’t wait until that is me. When I’ll be married and pregnant. I get really excited just thinking about it! Speaking about pregnancy… Yumiko has had a such an easy pregnancy she can hardly believe it! She’s never had morning sickness and she says that she pretty much feels like her non-pregnant self, except with her baby belly. My brother and her are so excited to meet their son or daughter. I have to say, I can’t wait to meet my niece or nephew too!


“Hey, can I talk to you?”

“Yeah, bro, what’s up?”

“Look, I’m just gonna say it, no sense in waiting.” 

I stared at him. What could be so bad that…. “What?”

“I don’t think your ‘boyfriend’ is the right guy for you.”

“His name is Ramon, and what the plum are you talking about?!”

“I’m just putting it out there, Selena! I don’t think you guys are on the same page when it comes to the future of your relationship!”

“You don’t know anything! Ramon and I are both family-oriented, and he’s a nice guy! Anyway, what would you know, Mr. Perfect Relationship?!”

“Selena, I’m not trying to fight here, I’m just trying to protect you! Please.”


“I don’t want your protection! I’m a grown adult and you don’t know what’s best for me!”


“No! You don’t get it and you never will! The perfect life just fell into your hands, and you’ll never know what it’s like to want something and not have it happen, while you watch someone else get everything you want!”

“I want you to be happy, but I don’t think he’s the guy that will make you happy.”

“It doesn’t seem like you’re happy for me! Maybe you’ve spent too much time being happy for yourself and not anyone else!”

“So you’re saying I shouldn’t be happy that I’m married to an amazing wife? Or that I’m gonna be a dad to a little girl or boy? When you get a promotion, I’m happy for you. I am happy for other people. Don’t turn this back on me!”

“Look, don’t! Yeah, I know. You have a great life! I just want my chance at that too!”


I walked off into my room and shut the door.  What did he know? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I stalked off to my room and shut the door. I didn’t slam it-we were way too old for that now. I sat on my bed and tried not to cry. I never liked fighting with him, even when we were teenagers and would blow up at each other…even if we never let Mom know.  He just didn’t get it.

7 thoughts on “Chapter 2.08: Can’t you get it?


    I can’t wait to see jonathon and yumiko’s kids!!! 😆🎉😊🤗. 🦒🤫

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    1. Yeah….let’s see if he’s right…
      Their kids are amazing 😄


  2. Awww, poor Selena 😦 Her brother only wants to look out for her, but I understand how she must feel as well. It has to be hard, especially as the heiress!

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    1. Yes, being the heiress makes everything a little different…

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  3. Oh no! Trouble in Paradise!

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  4. Ooh, why would he think that, though? What wrong did Ramon do? Do we not know everything?
    “I didn’t slam it-we were way too old for that now.” Ha, that’s priceless, trying to act like a grown up.

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  5. I thought Ramon was great 😦

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