“Didn’t know you were up here.”
My father’s voice drives the imminent silence in the room, taking my attention away from the two women as I turn to face him.
I slip my hands in my pants pocket mirroring his pose.
“Thought I would stay the weekend, since the event is tonight.” I say
“Yes, I would’ve thought you’d invite Dainy.”
I smile at my fathers attempt to snoop, “Not yet, I never liked catfishing.”
He laughs, “It has its disadvantages, but still the best way to catch a big fish.”
Shaking my head my smile widens as I move a few steps closer to my father who is standing by the oak stained door.
“I’ll keep that in mind old man.”
He closes the gap between us.
My father is at least four inches taller in height.
He puts his hand on my shoulder, making sure he has my full attention.
Which he always does.
“I’m proud of you son, you did what you had to, you protected her. That is a man Sabastian. Us Delroys, we only love once, she will come back.”
He looks pass me when he says that , his mind going somewhere in the past.
It isn’t the first time I wonder about his special woman.
My grandfather once told me that my father was in love with his best friend, until she fell in love with someone else, a man from the other side of the tracks.
I never did know who it was that ripped my father’s heart.
He seems to catch his brain somewhere.
Dropping his hand from my shoulder, shoving it into his pocket, he smiles tightly.
His shadows and secrets there for me to see, but my father is such an accomplished man that even I wouldn’t dare cross him, or question him.
“Let’s go have lunch son.” The sound of the Jet sounds the air as he finishes that sentence, and It takes everything in me not to turn around.
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