cruiser flew to the backdoor of Baptist. He slammed the car
into park and tossed the door open. Running around the back,
he opened the doors so the medical team could get to the occupants
of the backseat. His lights were still running and so was the
car as he held the door open. Kevin backed out of the vehicle
with his fingers clamped down on his upper arm.
Pete looked back
to the ER doors and saw the Richardson clan waiting. He signaled
them to wait. He closed his eyes when he saw the look on Anne's
face as Kevin turned to face them after coming out of the car.
The man's fingers were covered with blood, some dried, and some
fresh. His clothes were drenched with rain, mud streaked, and
dark stains of blood.
When Pete opened
his eyes Jake was fighting his way between the car door and
Kevin. Kevin refused to move and the two starting shoving each
other. Pete cast a backwards glance to the doors again and saw
Anne cover her mouth with both hands. Tim stood next to her
with his hands on her shoulders.
Mc jerked on Kevin's
shoulder, "Move dammit, you're in no shape to handle this."
Kevin balked back and a jostling match ensued between the two.
Jake tried to push his way pass, but Kevin refused to yield.
Bron was gasping for breath in the back seat. Pete shook his
head when Kevin hit the ground full force. Kevin fell backwards,
hit his head on the cruiser, and slid to the ground. Mc stood
over him, "I told you to back off, now you need a gurney
not a wheelchair."
Pete shouted as he bent over Kevin. Kevin was out cold.
Mc brows furrowed
together. "He'll be fine when he wakes up."
Jake pulled Bron
out of the car. As part of her came out of the car, Pete watched
the gathering of people gasp. She was covered in blood and mud.
The only clean part of her was the areas around her eyes and
her mouth. Everything else seemed to be wet, muddy, blood soaked,
or spattered. Her eyes rolled to the back of her head as Jake
picked her up.
dammit!" Mc had a hand on Kevin's shoulder after he propped
him up. A gurney was steered to him from the hospital doors.
Jake yanked Bron up to his chest after she flopped and then
went still. She passed out as fast as Kevin had. Jake carried
her in. Mc followed Jake while Pete and Kevin's brothers helped
Kevin wake up.
He didn't wake and
it took two men to get him on a gurney. Pete cracked a smile
and jumped in his cruiser after seeing the relief on Anne's
face when she reached her son. Kevin may be out for a little
nap, but he was fine. He debated whether to press charges against
Mc or not. He would need to discuss that with Kevin when he
woke up. Pete parked the car in the emergency lot and dashed
into the hospital.
The medical staff
led Pete down a long hallway to a room. He wasn't questioned
since he was in uniform. Pete walked to a door which had two
men in suits posted on either side of the door. Once inside
the room, he found Kevin and Webster. Kevin's denim coat sleeve
trimmed off at the shoulder along with his shirt. His bent elbow
resting on a tray as people bustled around him. Kevin sighed.
Pete watched Webster leave. "You gonna be okay?"
Kevin grimaced as the doctor poked and pulled the skin together
on his arm.
Pete took in the
room. His powers of observation didn't miss the pale blue walls
or the floral print curtain. A skinny little window that hadn't
been open in probably ten years or more and overly bright lights
blaring dead center over the bed. "You woke up pretty quick.
I can press charges against Mc for nailing you."
rubbed his head. "I was being unreasonable. I didn't want
anyone to touch her. I should know better with those two."
Pete shifted in his
shoes. He knew Kevin was worried and would chew Mc up later
for it. Kevin was a fighter and when his temper got going there
would be no stopping him. Putting Kevin out cold was probably
the best thing Mc could have done. "Nobody is going to
find out about this."
is going to find out about this." Kevin pursed his lips
together as a nurse swabbed his arm with something. Then she
stabbed him with a needle.
Pete moved towards
Kevin. Kevin turned his head and frowned at the nurse for the
sneak attack. "We've got it covered. Promise." Pete
watched Kevin's eyes dart around the room. His distrust of strangers
showed on his face. Pete could tell Kevin wanted out of here
now and he knew why.
go check on my wife. I told them I was fine but they don't seem
to believe me. This shit can wait people." Kevin gritted
his teeth as another needle sunk in his skin with filament attached.
Pete winced as Kevin's
skin was being sewed. He nodded and left the room. He was stopped
half way down the hall by a nurse. She informed him that Bron
had been taken to a room in the obstetrics department. Pete
journeyed to the nurse's station and found Webster. Webster
was arguing with another nurse over where Bron was and what
was going on.
Jake had intercepted
Webster to find Cooper and Kaylin. Richardson family members
were scattered up and down the hallway and going in every direction.
They were all asking questions of the staff and Pete took a
deep breath. "Okay, listen up everyone!" Pete caught
their attention with the volume alone in his voice. "Kevin
is fine. Jake is taking care of Cooper and Kaylin. I'm going
to check on Bron. Everyone stay right here."
Pete waved Webster
to follow him. The two of them made a path down a series of
hallways. They finally saw a sign with arrows pointing to the
obstetrics unit. Following the marked way they found no signs
of Mc anywhere. Pete gave Webster the signal to hold up as he
approached the nurse's desk. He flipped open a notebook pad.
"I'm looking for-"
"If you're with
the mean rude jerk that just yelled at me a while go they're
in exam room 5. Your friend went down the hall and to the left."
The nurse snapped the binder shut she was holding.
Pete groaned and dropped his head.
Webster bit back
the smile. "Now how do you know that was our friend?"
their best friend is dead. It's not funny Webster." Pete
clenched his jaw closed and followed the nurse's directions.
"I meant whether
Bron or Mc was the mean one," Webster quipped back at him.
Pete tapped on the
door lightly but nobody answered. The room was slightly dark.
What he saw next shocked him even more. It wasn't the fact that
Bron's doctors were hovering over her stomach or that her feet
were in stirrups. It was the man at the head of the exam table
who was gently washing her face. The Ferragamo dress shirt sleeves
were rolled up and his Rolex sparkled under the bright lights.
His coat draped over the chair next to the head of the bed.
"I'm sorry Spark," they heard him speak but his voice
"You can't leave
him out there." Bron's voice splintered.
Pete moved forward only to have Mc shoot him a look to move
back and he did hastily.
Pete stepped back
with Webster just inside the door. Webster placed his hand on
Pete's shoulder. "There is powerful stuff between them.
Never get in the middle of it unless it's a safety issue for
her." They waited.
Pete didn't like
it, but he knew the only one who could step in without repercussions
would be Kevin. Kevin wasn't here; he was getting sewed up.
Pete said nothing. He watched and listened.
leave him out there little girl, come on. You know better."
Mc turned his head to the side and coughed. His hands busy working
the wash cloth in the basin removed the blood and the dirt from
"He needs a
doctor," Bron whimpered and then started to cry. Her body
shook from the top of her head to the tip of her toes.
one right now, I promise." Mc wrapped his arms around her
shoulders to try and still her movements. "You're hurting
yourself even more. You have to calm down."
Pete spied Mc casting
a questioning look to Gabe as Bron's body shook violently. Mc
mouthed the word shock to Gabe and Gabe nodded in return.
Pete swallowed hard,
the ball of secretion not wanting to go down. He watched Mc
dip his hand in a basin of water yet again. He listened to his
brother-in-law speak. Mc squeezed the wash cloth with both hands
and swiped over Bron's face. "I'll wait with you until
Kevin gets here. It's a flesh wound. They'll sew him up and
send him down here." Mc reached behind him and grabbed
some blankets from a chair. He tossed three of them on her.
He tucked the edges gently under her body. She was cold and
wet. Her body was shaking violently from that and shock.
Bron was biting her
lips and tears streamed down her face. Then she would wince
with every breath she exhaled. One tear trickled down her neck
and left a trail of cleaner skin behind it. She was trying to
say something but seemed to have given up when she finally uttered,
"You hit him."
"He was in my
way and acting stupid. He's one possessive shit and he wasn't
helping." Mc casually wiped the dirt from her neck as he
hesitantly glimpsed from Gabe to Bron. They were waiting, they
were all waiting. Mc licked his lips a little. "Take short
breaths. Come on you've breathed through broken ribs before.
Just take it nice and slow. Keep them shallow"
Pete's eyebrows rose
when he saw Mc pop a few buttons on her shirt. A wash cloth
glided over her body.
Bron winced again
and tried to huff off the pain. "Gabe?"
so far sweetie," Gabe smiled a fatherly smile at her. "We're
going to run a few more tests. I think you have a couple of
broken ribs for sure. I'm going to do a sonogram now."
Gabe lifted his head towards Mc and then he nodded to the door
sharply. Mc gave him a look that let him know he wasn't leaving.
Gabe looked towards the ceiling and then back at Pete and Webster.
"You two can wait outside."
They backed out of
the room and shut the door. When they turned around Cory was
standing there. Not in uniform but a pair of jeans and a sweater.
"Umm, Andrew is with Kevin." She entered the room
and closed the door.
They stood outside
and waited. Pete prayed silently that all would be well with
this family, they didn't deserve this. Mc came out of the room
with Cory right behind him interrupting his silent Vigil. Cory
didn't have a choice; Mc had a death grip on her upper arm.
He closed the door. "Where the hell is Andrew? I tried
to call him all day. He has no freaking clue what has happened."
Cory blushed and
she dropped her head for second. "He was with me. It was
my day off."
he answer his cell?" Mc glared at her.
"He lost his
phone… somewhere in my house…."
Mc answered and then went back into the room. He stood on the
other side of the open door. "I think you'd better check
in your bedroom." Mc slammed the door shut on them.
Cory bit her bottom
lip. She passed a glance to Pete and Webster. Pete raised an
eyebrow at her. "Well, I have a job to do." Cory followed
in behind Mc.
Meanwhile on the
other side of the hospital, Andrew was standing in Kevin's room.
Kevin shook his head at him showing his disappointment. "We
only asked you to carry your cell for emergencies or to leave
word where you are going to be. Where were you and where was
Andrew stuffed his
hands in his pockets and went up on his toes. "I was at
Cory's," he mumbled.
Kevin winced as the nurse wrapped gauze over and under his bicep.
"I lost it at
Cory's," Andrew blushed.
between the damn sheets," Kevin barked at him. "We
needed you today. Your Mother walked into this mess because
neither I nor your brother could reach you to stop her."
Andrew stared at
the floor and didn't respond. He wouldn't even look him in the
Kevin sat on the
edge of the bed. He waited patiently as the doctor began to
recite his discharge orders. "Keep the bandage clean and
dry. You've refused the CAT scan to check for a concussion.
You'll need to--"
"Sir, this is
nothing against you or anythin', but my pregnant wife and my
two children are in this hospital. You are keeping me from them."
Kevin grabbed the man's pen and scrolled his name across the
top sheet. "The billing information is still current, use
Kevin stood up and
grabbed what was left of his coat from the bed. Kevin yanked
the door open and saw Pete standing there. "Where's Bron.
If you're here, who's with her?"
huffed. "Jake is with Cooper, they're warming him up. It
was too cold for him out there. The little thing is sneezing
Kevin flexed his arm. "Bron?"
"It looked good
when I left." Pete's breath fluttered out of lips. "We
can't seem to find Kaylin."
Kevin knew a look
of alarm had registered fear on his face. "What!"
Kevin shot him a look.
"I can't find
her. I left Webster with Mc, Cory, Gabe, and Bron. Andrew is
with you. Your family is here. I can't find her. She's not in
her room." Pete was ticked that the staff had lost tabs
Kevin stepped out
the door and up to his family. They all began talking at the
same time. His mother was hugging him. Suzie was apologizing,
Kris was sniffling. Jerald was informing him he was going to
fight Mc. He shook his head; he couldn't take it all in. From
the crowd he heard one voice that was distinctly different from
all the others.
he heard whispered.
are you doing here?" Kevin bent down and scooped her up.
A look of relief crossed his face and Pete's as well. "Andrew,
stay here with Grandma. Then I'll know where you're at."
Kevin gave him a nod. Andrew stepped to Anne's side in an instant.
Kevin was happy his shoulder was still numb.
Pete motioned Kevin
to follow him. "Come on, I'll get you to Bron."
Kaylin answered as she squeezed Kevin's neck even tighter. "They
want me to go home, but I want to stay with you, Mom, and Cooper."
She wrapped her legs around his waist.
Kevin had noted the
clean hospital gown and the lack of Kaylin's own clothes being
with her. They had probably lost her clothes too, he thought.
"You're staying with me since nobody else can seem to keep
an eye on you."
Kevin made sure his
bad arm was out of her reach as they walked down the hall with
Pete. They turned a corner and ran into a nurse who could be
a poster child for over-indulging in food.
"There you are,"
she spoke in a surly voice to the little girl Kevin held in
his arms. Kevin could feel Kaylin shake as the nurse spoke.
"You have to come with me."
she doesn't. She's my daughter and she's staying with me."
Kevin shot the nurse the crappiest look to date that anyone
had ever been on the receiving end from him.
The nurse's expression
was one of dissatisfaction. "Sir, this is a hospital."
"And I'm payin'
the damn bill for at least four people tonight so she's staying
with me." Kevin shot the words over his shoulder as he
followed Pete. The nurse was hot on their heels reiterating
hospital policy to Kevin, who really didn't give a damn.
When they finally
reached the room Kevin rushed in with Kaylin still in his arms.
Kevin stood for moment to take it all in. Gabe was passing the
device over Bron's belly. He walked right up to the bed and
peered over it to the monitor. He waited and hoped a heartbeat
would be found. The blip went off and stayed there at a steady
rate. Gabe and Jason smiled at both him and Bron, but said nothing
since Kaylin was in the room.
Kaylin shook intensely
in Kevin's arms and her teeth began to chatter. He looked at
Cory for help who was standing off to the side. "Can you
get her a blanket or something? She's freezing."
Cory smiled and offered her open arms to Kaylin. Kaylin almost
jumped from Kevin's arms into hers. Cory shooed the other nurse
out the door with her free hand.
Kevin's head turned
to the side as if to question Kaylin's willingness to go with
a stranger. When the door shut Cory clapped her hands. "Thank
you. I've wanted to do that for years. She's such a bi… witch."
Kaylin laughed, "You
Kevin frowned at her.
"Well, she was."
Kaylin snuggled a little closer to Cory.
Kevin tried not to
smile but Cory couldn't help it. "I checked on Cooper and
he's fine. They're giving him some fluids since he's going to
at least catch a cold out of this. This one disappeared on them
so I went looking for her. Gabe, I'll get you the tape you need
too." Cory left with Kaylin in her arms.
Kevin turned to the man running the sonogram machine. "She's
already stitched what the hell could you tape?"
"She has two
broken ribs that they know of. They don't usually do it anymore
but since she's pregnant Gabe wants her as pain free as possible
without meds." Mc spoke as he stood next to Bron. Her face
was clean now and she winced on occasion.
Kevin ducked out
of the doorway. It finally connected with his brain that Kaylin
had seen the sonogram machine, Mc, Gabe, and Jason were all
in the room with Bron. He knew Kaylin was far from stupid. "Cory!"
Kevin called her back as she was half way down the hall. Cory
turned and approached him again.
He lifted Kaylin's
chin up so he could look into one very sleepy set of eyes. "Mom
has some stuff going on. She has some broken ribs so Gabe and
Jason are going to be awhile. She's hurtin' right now."
"She won't take
any medicine; she's pregnant with my sister." Kaylin's
head lulled to the side as Kevin took her back from Cory. Kaylin
yawned but still shook.
Cory said nothing.
She went down the hall to a linen closet and retrieved a blanket
and tape. Cory tossed him the blanket and continued on into
"So you found
out huh?" Kevin pulled the blanket around her tightly.
crying and stuff about the baby. I told them I took care of
Cooper while we were out there and he'll be okay. Then Aunt
Kris was crying and she said you would blame her for Mom losing
the baby she was carrying in her belly."
Kevin said nothing.
One, he was shocked that Kristen was even here in Lexington.
So she wouldn't know that Kaylin wasn't supposed to know. Kevin
took a seat in a chair in the hallway. Bron was in safe hands
now and their baby seemed to be fine as well. Kevin looked down
at the blonde head tucked under his armpit. "I wonder why
Kris is in Lexington," he mused aloud.
Big blue eyes turned
on him and blinked at him. He saw the moment of confusion. "Because
silly, she's Uncle Jerald's girlfriend."
Kevin's mouth opened
to refute the statement and then it closed. Why argue with a
seven year old who didn't understand the world yet.
Kaylin yawned again.
Her shivers seem to slow down a little. Doe eyes looked up at
him, "She is. I had a sleepover at Uncle Jerald's when
you were in New York. She has the prettiest pink satin pajamas."
Kevin could feel
his eyes start to swell in his head. He thought his head would
explode. Granted, he had a headache from slamming his head into
the car and a knot on his head to prove it. But, this headache
was unrelated to those injuries. "She does, does she?"
his bottom lip twisted into his teeth.
very pretty. It has shorts with pretty white lace." Kaylin
cuddled closer to him.
Now Kevin was stunned,
he knew the sleepwear, he had purchased it for her a few birthdays
ago. It was his favorite too. It wasn't shorts, it was tap pants
and a camisole that matched along with a thong and an over shirt.
He didn't know what to say. There is no way in hell his brother
would be dating let alone sleeping with ex-fiancée.
"It was really
cool because Grandma Anne and Gabe wanted some private time
so they could cuddle on the couch and watch television like
they do every night. They asked Aunt Kris and Uncle Jerald to
watch me so they could have their time." Kaylin smiled
a broad smile. "I think Grandma should marry Gabe."
"So what else
has been going on while we were gone?" Kevin questioned
but not sure if she really understood or if he really wanted
"Andrew is always
with Cory. I get to go to her house alot, she has a tire swing
in her yard. Uncle Nick is thinking about asking Aunt Suzie
to elope. He said he wants to just sai away with her."
When Cory came out
of the room he passed Kaylin into her arms. He heard his family
troop in their direction. The door closed to Bron's room. Kevin
checked over his shoulder, both Cory and Kaylin were inside.
Now he was waiting for a confirmed visual on them. When he did
see them he was somewhat bewildered. They were all there. Andrew,
Jerald, Kris, Suzie, Tim, and his Mom were heading his way.
Then his mind hashed over what Kaylin had just said to him.
His feet slammed into the industrial floors heading in their
direction. As he got half way down the hall, his emotions hit
him. "KRIS! JERRY! MAMA! SUZIE!" Kevin screamed as
loud as he could and he didn't care who the hell heard him.
Bron was in a wheelchair
in the doorway now with Cory at the helm. She watched Jake rush
down the hall huffing and puffing right pass a pissed off Kevin
to her. "I can't find Kaylin. She's not in her room."
Bron propped her
elbows on her wheelchair. She placed her chin on her interlaced
fingers as her bent elbows supported her head. "I think
we found her."
The roll call started
again only an octave higher which none of them by looks on their
faces thought was possible. Bron blinked and smiled at Kris.
Bron was grinning. Kevin was a pickle in the middle at the moment.
it," Bron motioned for Cory to get Kaylin out and for Jake
to take over the driving. She then pointed to the door once
Kaylin was heading down the hall with Cory. Gabe and Jason who
had come out of the room when the commotion started.
Mc had joined them
and stood back. He leaned on the wall, "Cute show."
Bron pointed to the room.
"Not funny Bron.
I'm leaving your ass in there too. Kaylin needs to shut her
mouth." Jake pushed the door open. On his way out he started
to prop the door open.
"Leave the door
Jake this isn't going to be pretty." Bron barked at him.
Kevin yelled her name once again as he waited by Bron's door.
you, Kris." Mc grinned at her. He had been waiting for
her frown intensified as she leaned on Jerald for support.
"Who the hell
do you think you are, yelling like that in hospital!"
"I WANNA KNOW
WHAT'S BEEN GOIN' ON AROUND HERE WITCH!" Kevin rasped back
at Bron as he stormed into Bron's room.
"FINE! But you're
not going to like it one bit dark boy! " The forced shut
almost breaking the automatic closer. The they heard a lock
Mc walked up to the
bunch that seemed much more merrier than before. "Hello,"
he whistled. "Bron's back!"
Everyone asked the
same questions over and over again about what had happened.
Anne's face turned lily white when Mc told them that Stevie
had shot Kevin. Mc stopped and paused for a long time. He couldn't
talk anymore, his eyes misted over and he cleared his throat.
His lips pursed together and he looked at Pete and Webster.
He closed his eyes and his head moved from side to side. "I'll
go check on Coop and Jake."
to Pete and Webster. Pete let out a long sigh. "Look, I
watched all of it, she threatened to kill herself in order to
get Steve to let all of them go." Pete winced and shook
slightly. He could recall the description she gave Stevie. "She
scared the shit out of me, because I think she would've really
done it. She almost had him convinced. She even sent Jussy out
with the kids. Then things went wrong and he overpowered her.
She lost her gun in the mud. Kevin tried to protect her by telling
him she was pregnant. That wasn't a good idea. Steve took his
boots to her. Then he turned to fire on Kevin again. Bron came
off the ground as soon as Steve turned on Kevin. She got her
shot off but it wouldn't have been enough. So I did my job and
took care of it."
Murmurs were going
up and down the hall. "Pete, are you telling me that my
daughter-in-law saved my son's life?"
"His and the
rest of them, including hers." Pete looked down the hallway
to see Jake approaching him. "I've got some work to do.
I have to start getting statements."
me." Jake spoke and turned back around to go back down
Gabe blinked at Anne.
"Would you like to join me for some coffee downstairs?"
Anne shook her head
no to him. "I need to talk to my son. My new grandbaby?"
is fine. Bron will heal in time. Her physical wounds will heal
long before her mental ones this time. Kevin, well…" Gabe
slanted his head at her.
The door was thrown
open. "MAMA!" Kevin barked at her.
Gabe turned slowly
and walked up to Kevin. "Young man, you will not now, nor
ever address your mother with that tone of voice again. Do you
understand me?" Gabe walked towards Kevin backing him in
the room. "You may be angry but you will show her respect
because I know she taught you better." The door closed.
passed among the occupants of the hallway. Tim went to his mother
and hugged her. "Everything is going to be just fine Mama.
Gabe isn't going to stand for Kevin's crap. I'm so happy that
he finally knows." Tim turned to Jerald and Kris. "I
think you two should go in there and tell him."
Kris let out a chuckle.
"Yeah right Tim. Mama getting it on is one thing in Kevin's
book of rules. Jerry and I fall under a different rule."
Suzie giggled, "Lying
Jerald dropped his
head, when it came back up he was smiling. "Right along
with not informing him and not seeking his approval informing."
The door opened.
Kevin stood there, he glared at Jerald. His face was red as
hell and he was huffing and puffing.
Bron wheeled herself
out of the room. She waved to everyone. "So Kris, Kaylin
told Kev that she really likes your pink satin jammies."
"I like them
too," Jerald grinned.
Kris gave Jerald
a fiery glare.
"So do I. I
bought 'em." Kevin opened the door a little wider. "I
need to speak to my big brother alone for a few minutes."
Kevin leaned on the door frame frowning at all of them as he
waited for Jerald to join him.
"Now, just hold
on one second." Kris charged up to Kevin. "What I
do and who I do it with is none of your damn business anymore.
I put up with your shit for eight years and I'm not going to
put up with it one more second." Kris stabbed Kevin in
the chest with her finger. "All of us went out there to
help you and your wife today. We care about you and your family.
I happen to love your brother and I don't need your damn approval."
The only sound heard
was one distinct set of hands clapping in the hallway, which
had fell silent when Kris launched into her speech.
"I knew you
had a backbone in there somewhere woman. You just needed the
right man to fight for so you could find it." Bron stopped
Kris stopped; a look
of mortification crossed her face. "Oh my God, I'm so sorry."
She looked at Kevin. Kevin's arms wrapped around her and he
pulled her close. He hugged her tightly. "It's cool, I
get to keep you. Just don't be doin' any comparisons."
compare to you Lurch!" Bron laughed as she wheeled herself
down the hallway towards the room her son and daughter were
in. Kevin let out a huge sigh and ran up behind her. He placed
his hands on the pushers of the wheelchair. "You are so
not off the hook for this shit. We've had this discussion before
about me needing to know what was going on in my own house woman."
"Stuff it Kevin,"
Bron smiled as Kevin wheeled her to her kids.
A week later Kevin
stood in the funeral home with a frown on his face. He kept
tugging on his tie. It didn't feel like a tie, it felt like
a noose and seemed to be getting tighter and tighter. Now he
felt like a hypocrite standing at a service for man he had hated
more than anything in life. Well, not actually, he thought he
hated Lenny even more but at the moment both men were neck and
neck in his book. Kevin's dreams had turned into nightmares
as he had relived that night over and over in his head every
night for the last week. He leaned back against the wall and
watched troops of people tramp through the place to say how
wonderful the man was. Kevin was ready to bail and puke outside.
A hand on his sleeve stopped him. It was his mother. She tugged
on his sleeve so he would bend his head down to hers.
"I know this
is very hard for you. But, you have come a long way in your
marriage. You have learned to compromise with your wife which
speaks volumes for you. Compromise one more time Kevin and let
her say good bye to a person who was her good friend for over
twenty years, not the man we have known the last year."
Kevin sighed, rolled
his eyes, stood back up and plastered a smile on his face. "Yes
Mom," he groaned. Kevin was on auto pilot. His mind had
left the service even though his body was still there. He went
back to that dreaded night that he had been reliving. People
had filled in the blanks for him.
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