My love life with Maylon was hot and heavy for a month or two and then things began to slow down. Maylon came around less which left me time on my own again. I noticed my girl friends weren't coming around, but then I hadn't had much time for them either. When I was in public, I noticed there were whispers behind my back and I was being shunned. I wasn't being invited to church at all, even though I'm sure that some of those people thought that was what I needed.
I began to hear rumors that Maylon was seeing another girl at the same time he was seeing me. I knew the girl vaguely, her name was Katherine. The word was that Maylon and Katherine were having a passionate affair.
My Mother was laying down the law about my seeing Maylon. She didn't like him and wanted me to quit seeing him. That made him more desirable to me. I tried ignoring my Mother, but that was difficult. She nagged at me constantly to break up with Maylon.
With my Mother nagging me, people shunning me and Maylon reportedly seeing another girl, I was becoming very nervous. But something else was really making me nervous. My period was several weeks late.