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I turned back to her when I felt her place her hand on my shoulder and heard her try and contain her own sobs of pain. I shook my head no when she held her arms open for a hug even though that was what I wanted as well at that moment.
Mare sat down on the ground beside me before speaking to me again.
"I'm going to the clinic tomorrow to get checked for STD's and, if it's possible this soon, a pregnancy test. I trust Marcia enough to explain to her why I need them done so that no one finds out about them being for me. I don't think I'm good enough at lying to stay in contact with Stephanie, but don't worry, Poppi is going to take care of our revenge on her. We'll never be bothered by Stephanie ever again Joe."
"What is your father planning to do to her, Mare?" I asked.
"I was thinking about setting her up to be used by two or three men, preferably black or Hispanic men; making a video of it and sending it to Billy Bob. As racist as he is, I'm sure that their marriage would be over. If she happened to get pregnant from her encounter, it would be icing on the cake. I wasn't thinking about hurting her physically or making her disappear forever which I'm afraid your father is thinking about doing to her." I explained to Mare as her eyes got bigger with shock from the revenge I'd been thinking about inflicting on Stephanie and the vicious tone of my voice.
"I don't know what he has planned, but I did get him to promise me she wouldn't be hurt too badly and that he'd eventually return her to Birmingham when he was through punishing her. Forget about her and tell me what else I need to do to get you to forgive me. I've loved you since before we ever went out on that first date and I still love you, Joe.
"I knew you weren't like the other boys and men that I dated before I met you from reading your stories. I still have those old notebooks with your writing in them along with the ones you've written in since then. I know you thought they'd gotten lost or thrown away during our many moves, but I've kept them near me all this time and still read them whenever I start feeling overwhelmed with things.
"What happened to that sensitive, caring young man that wrote such wonderful things in those notebooks, Joe? That man wouldn't be demanding me to get an abortion or give up a child I'd borne even if it was another man's." Mare said to me as her in charge voice began to return.
"He got replaced by an older, tougher man that realized that being sensitive was looked upon as being weak by his teammates and coaches. That man might be able to have raised another man's child even though that child would be a constant reminder that his wife cheated on him. I'm not that man anymore, Mare. I promise you I won't lose any sleep worrying about Stephanie, but you may if you find out your father has hurt her or killed her thinking it would make me come around to his and your mother's way of thinking.
"I need to get away from the house for a while so I'm going to go down to the restaurant and watch the Rangers on the TV in the bar. You need to give me my space if you want me to begin forgiving you for what you've done so don't follow me down there or call me every hour wanting to know when I'm coming home. I'll be home when I'm ready.
"One more thing, Mare. Don't be trying to break into my room and moving my stuff back upstairs. If you do that, I promise the next move my stuff makes will be into the back of my truck. I'm sure Mark and Angie will let me use the guest room until I find an apartment to move into.
"The divorce won't be that bad unless you or your father make it that way. The house is a rental, nothing to gain there, both our vehicles are paid for so I keep the truck and you keep your car, even though technically, they were bought with your father's money, so we'll be even there; you make way more than I do with your salaries from the school and your monthly dividend from your share in your father's companies and I could probably get the court to order you to pay me alimony, but I won't do that.
"The way I look