"She said, 'Boy, can I tell you a terrible thing? It seems that I'm sick, and I've only got weeks. Please, don't be sad, now. I really believe you were the greatest thing that ever happened to me.'" ~ Terrible Things by Mayday Parade Hayley Johnston finds out that she only has nine months to live. She keeps this information hidden from Calum, her boyfriend. After getting pregnant with only seven more months to live, Hayley gets worried. What will happen to the baby? Will Calum be able to handle the baby on his own? Will it live, being a premie? Hayley thinks about these things as she's in the hospital. Her nine months are almost up. She tells Calum what's going on and that he will have to raise their child on his own. She tells him her terrible thing.