One young couple who had unprotected sex would be Lexie Darnell and Jeremy Marsh. These are the main characters in Nicholas Sparks's novel At First Sight. This couple met at a bar and had a "one night stand." A few weeks later, Lexie returned to Jeremy's Manhattan apartment to tell him that she is pregnant with his baby. Lexie grew up in a little town of Boone Creek, North Carolina. There, people were not accustomed to seeing a single mom. Shocked, the couple decided to get married believing it was the only sanitary thing to do. However, having met for only a little period of time, Jeremy was convinced that "marriage was a big step for any couple, let alone a couple that barely knew each other" (Sparks 21). Therefore, Jeremy and Lexie started off their relationship in baby steps. They met each others parents but made sure that they didn't know that Lexie was pregnant. "If they found out she was pregnant, well now they'd understand. They'd make the assumption that Jeremy was simply marrying her for that reason" (21). At first, he was, he had always wanted a child. However, when the couple got to know each other more and Jeremy moved to Boone Creek to be with Lexie they began to love each other. Soon enough, they embarked on their new life together with much love and enthusiasm buying a new home, a new car, planning their wedding and even buying baby clothes and furniture together. However, they're marriage hit the rocks when Jeremy saw Lexie with another man named Rodney. Lexie and Rodney were holding hands while sitting in front of the beach shore. At first, Jeremy released... [continues]
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