Episode 341: I Will Not Be Denied"I can’t." Sarettes’s insides clenched with dread, as every time they met, yet she couldn’t bring herself to pass on a chance to see Cal. "My father may be gone, but my husband and son are just as conservative and so are the circles we’ve made our life in. The scandal would destroy my life."
His hand wrenched from hers, where in their other meetings Cal showed understanding for the sticky situation, the same understanding he’d easily shown her from the day they met. It hurt to lose that, like losing him all over again in a way.
"This is destroying my life," he barked. "Why the hell can’t you ever think of me? I’m stalking my own kid because she wants nothing to do with me; she won’t hear me out!"
For several minutes Cal paced the grass, his large feet trampling a clear path. "Look at the guy she’s with Sarette, she’s not the country club type, if we go talk to her it’s not like she’s going to go blabbing around town. She’s not into all that garbage, she’s like me that way, simple tastes, I have money now but I’ve never given a damn if I’m with the right kind of people. Nobody has to know except us and her."
"I don’t know. What if it isn’t like that? What if she wants to punish me?"
"Like I said, she’s more like me than you," he spat eyes ablaze. "At least except for what I’m about to do." Long legs stomped a few more feet. "I’ve been patient, but I can’t wait for you to do the right thing instead of the proper thing. If you don‘t go try to make this right for Avalon and me, I‘m telling your husband."