Tuesday, March 3, 2009

B&C III - 39

Brian and Christine
Book Three
Saint Jane's
Part 39

Brian put his head in his hands and sighed.

“After I left the room” said Wendy, “I spoke with Ms. Foster to find out what we can do. I wanted to know what sort of therapy there was for someone in Christy’s position. She said the first and best thing for her would be to be in home with loving parents who would care for her and be patient with the healing process. I said ‘Well, I can provide that’ but I had to tell her that Christy didn’t want to see you. So she asked me a bunch of questions about you. I answered them as best I could but there were some things about you I don’t know yet.”

“Like what?”

“Well I met your sister and brother-in-law, and they are very nice people, and obviously love you. But I know nothing about your folks, where you came from, where you grew up. I only know that you were married once before and that you are a sweetheart of a man."

“Thank you.”

“She asked if she could come and meet you and get to know what Christy would be getting into. I thought it was a good idea. So I said I would check it out with you and call her back.”

“It is a good idea. Go ahead. What else?”

“I also asked her about counseling. But she said that, although there were professionals who are trained in this sort of problem, Christy would have to get in line as there were many girls to deal with and all of them had been at Saint Jane’s longer than Christy. Some of the older girls have been so brainwashed that they actually believe in what they were doing and are very hostile to the efforts to rehabilitate them. It’s a big, big hornet’s nest, the whole thing.”

“Do you think Christy will ever want to see me again?”

“Yes. Because I know she loves you. She basically hates all men right now. She hates all men but she loves you. As long as you are ‘all men’ she can’t deal with you.”

“How long will that take?”

“Brian, don’t be selfish. You’re the adult, you can deal.”

“You said that the older man was crueler to her than the others. How old is he?”

“I don’t know. But you and he are not the same man so don’t worry about it.”

“When will you call Ms. Foster?”

“Tomorrow. She’s off duty now.”

“I hope she’s as nice and understanding as you say she is.”

“Brian! Stop fretting. Christy is okay, she’s safe. Have another drink. Let’s go for a swim.”


(To be continued.)


Just Bill said...

DB, I may be the first reader oy this blog every day. I check my google reader often and am always glad when I find you listed.
Today's update was just what I needed. I was in a good mood all morning and afternoon and got another uplift when it looks like we are heading toward a very happy ending. I am probably wrong about that since you surprise often with the turns you take.
I do a lot of reading on many differant subjects. I read fiction often.
I am certainly not a publisher or a book reviewer or critic but I know what I like and I do like your style and writings.
Have you ever been published?
You have got to make an effort to get this story published. Again, I have no idea how to do that but I can assure you I will be buying the book and come to you for an autograph.
Please don't come back to me with a lot of excuses or reasons why you can't or won't do this. Just do it!
Please give it a try and good luck.

Beth said...

Another positive turn of events. Wendy believes that Christy still loves Brian; she's just very hurt and wigged out right now (justifiably so).

What a shame that there's a waiting list for counseling...! That's awful, but I can definitely see it happening.

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Wow, Wendy sure is taking command :o)

Big Mark 243 said...

It is always good to have that cooler, decisive person on your side. Brian and Wendy make a great couple, and will be fine parents after getting thru this.