Monday, August 15, 2011


“You two seem to be doing better,” Felicia observed as she accepted her sparkling water with a splash of pomegranate juice, taking a sip through the requisite pink, twisty straw and indicating Frankie who, with Charlie’s laughing help, was spinning a giggly, squirmy Lori Ann around to play Pin the Tiara on the Princess. “Did you and Frankie get a chance to talk finally? Clear the air? She put your mind at ease about her missing years?”

Cass shook his head. “We got… side-tracked.”

“You don’t seem particularly upset about it.”

“I gave it some further thought. What would be the point? We both had lives during the time we were apart. But they don’t matter. The only thing that matters is the life we have now, together, with Charlie and Lori Ann, and our family and friends…”

“The past has a nasty tendency to rear up and disrupt your present when you least expect it,” Felicia advised with a near-exhausted sigh.

“Yeah. I heard about Spencer. Is Lucas involved?”

Felicia hesitated, then nodded once, briefly, as if any greater acknowledgment might trigger instant repercussions.

“Are the two of you in danger?”


Lori Ann's 2nd birthday party sets the scene for bittersweet memories, attempted reconciliations, and pointed accusations. Kirkland takes his anger with one parent out on another, Donna steps back from John for his own good, and even in death, Gregory offers his friends insights into themselves.

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