It was a relaxed atmosphere while the food was being consumed.
“I have something for you.” Brody said, reaching into her purse. “Joe gave it to me. I think it’s from your sister.” She handed him a cream envelope with his name neatly written across it. It felt like several pages at least.Read the rest of this entry
Brody blinked. Was it her or did the man in front of her stare at her body? She mentally shook her head.
When her tortillas arrived, she looked at the untouched snack before raising her eyebrow at Collin.Read the rest of this entry
“I’m sorry.” The gruff apology pulled Brody out of her reverie. She looked up, squinting as her eyes focused on the man standing next to her table. She felt a little too wilted to spar with him, yet she needed to show she was no pushover.
“Mr. Logan. It seems that you pop up in all the places I am. Are you stalking me?”Read the rest of this entry
Collin drove back to work, his mind in chaos after leaving the estate attorney’s office. Flashes of his sister and brother in law, at the beach, mountain climbing, wakeboarding at the local wave park. He remembered the quiet sad moments after she miscarried, the endless procedures they endured as they tried to have a child.Read the rest of this entry
Brody blinked a little as she stepped out into the bright sunshine. Her Santa Fe was parked a few parking spots from the entrance of the building. She used this time to think about what happened in the attorney’s office.”Read the rest of this entry
Collin sat down with a thump, knocking over the water bottle in front of him. By reflex, he grabbed it before it could roll off the table. Turning to stare at the young woman next to him, he repeated. “’Uncle’?”
Brody gave a slight smile devoid of warmth and nodded. “Three months along. Approximate due date is May 17th.”Read the rest of this entry
The meeting room was normally quite spacious, with seating for eight people. However, the presence of the glowering Mr. Logan seemed to fill the air with oppression.
Sitting several chairs down from him, Brody sat quietly with her hands in her lap. Only she knew that her hands were twisted together and clenched from all the tension in the air.Read the rest of this entry
Brody took a deep breath as she watched the two men talk. She was disappointed Collin didn’t recognize his sister’s best friend from the community college. Okay, it had been over five years since they were in school together, both ending up in different universities. But in a tiny part of her heart, she hoped he remembered the pudgy, freckle-faced girl with glasses who was nigh attached at the hip with his sister for several years.Read the rest of this entry
After paying the cab driver, Brody looked up at the Mission Revival building in front of her and felt uncomfortable. Over the past week, she had fielded calls from the estate attorney while arranging her own work schedule at the school. Today they would discuss the future of her child.Read the rest of this entry