"Um, we-we weren't... kissing." I lied
"So what were you doing?" Anna asked
"W-w-we were um, uh-."
"It was our way of greeting." Phineas interrupted
Anna just looked at us curiously then she spoke, "I'm not buying it."
I sighed. Can this day get an worse? Phineas and I walked to her then I kneeled down in front of her and breathed heavily.
"Anna," I started, my voice cracking a bit, "Phineas, isn't just my friend," I added with a bit of hesitation, "He's my best friend, my first and only boyfriend." I sighed then played with her hair a bit while focusing in her deep blue eyes, "He's, he's also... your father."
I closed my eyes tightly, waiting for the reaction of the two. When I opened my eyes, I saw her eyes glued on me, confusion reflecting through her eyes.
"Mom?" She said
I bit my lip before replying to her.
"Yes Anna?" I asked quietly
"H-He's my father?" She asked then looked at Phineas for a second or two
"Yes Anna." I replied
"Okay Isabella, tell me the truth, now." Phineas commanded
I didn't bother looking at him.
"Phineas, you are and always were the father of Anna." I replied
"How will that happen if we didn't even see each other for ten years?" He asked
"She's going to be ten years old this October, and what month did I leave? February." I said after standing up and facing him.
"Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you come back when you knew?" He asked
The tears on my eyes that had built up were threatening to fall.
"I didn't know until the fourth month. And don't you remember? We fought so why would I come back?" I replied, "Let's go home Anna." I said then I grabbed my daughter's wrist and walk back to my car.
When I was lying down on my bed, trying to sleep while staring at the ceiling, Anna went inside bringing her pillow.
"Mom," she said in a cute tone she knows I couldn't resist, "What happened?"
She sat down on my bed and I also sat down.
"Well, where do you want me to start?" I asked
"Hmm...at the part where you and..." she said then gulped, "daddy fought."
"It was a snowy February, I went to his old house and saw him under the big tree in the backyard with lots of blue prints scattered on the snow." I started, "I asked him, 'Whatcha doin'?' then he replied, 'Planning for today's activity.' I then asked him 'Could you at least have a day off?' and he said 'No, I can't.' I tried and tried and tried a couple of times, but he just didn't want to until I already had enough. I said to him that, 'Phineas if you are going to do that for the rest of your life and if you won't give time for your girlfriend, I suggest we break up.' There, I ran away. A few months later, I knew I was pregnant, with you. I wanted to go back, but my pride kept me from going back. I raised you all alone. But it was a good thing I found a job and hired me even though I wasn't supposed to be, especially because I'm pregnant. Guess I could just call myself lucky. Lucky that I still live, I had my child, and I have a little reminder of Phineas."
"Oh, so it was kinda his fault?" Anna asked
"No sweetie, it was my fault. I should've just swallowed my pride, and you could've grown up with a father." I replied, "I should've thought of you than myself. And sweetie, never ever blame daddy for my fault."
"Okay mom." she replied
"Sleep now, you have school tomorrow." I said then tucked her into bed and kissed her forehead, "I love you okay? And I'm sure, even if he didn't say it, daddy loves you too."
She smiled then closed her eyes and slept.
"Are you sure Phineas? That sounds crazy." Ferb replied
"I'm sure, she told me and Anna directly. I-I just can't believe that I have a child." Phineas said as he rested his head on the table.
"Phineas it's okay, actually, we're kind of glad that you have a child. And I never thought I'll have a niece from you." Candace said
I groaned then said, "I can't believe it either."
"Now believe it Phin. And now that you know that Anna is yours, maybe you should, I don't know, make up for the times you weren't there when she needed you." Ferb said
"Ferb's right, if I hadn't known better, that's the best thing you could do. I mean, you and me have been through a time like that, and it wasn't easy, especially for you. Even though you didn't know that dad died, you cried and cried. You never let mom and I sleep for two days. We barely had five minutes of sleep everyday." Candace said then Phineas rested his chin on the table
"I can't just enter their lives and make up for ten whole years." I said
"Well you can't just ignore the kid. Phineas she is still your child." Candace said
I just grabbed my hair and attempted to smack my head on to the table but Candace and Ferb held my hands.
"You're not doing that aren't you?" Candace asked
I groaned again then let go of my hair.
"What am I going to do?" I asked
"Go ahead and make up with Isabella and get the kid's trust." Candace replied
A frown spread through my face.
"Don't be sad Phin, you know we don't like seeing you sad." Ferb said as he put a hand on my shoulder. "She loves you, and you know that. And you love her and she knows that. So why would you be worried?"
I frowned a bit more and entered the my old room.
"What am I going to do now?"