With the death of her brother Aiden, bullies at school, parents fighting,…
– What? Kate was outraged.
Lance shrugged vaguely.
– Here’s what I want to say. If Riley were alive, things would be different.
Kate opened her mouth in surprise.
Are you familiar with Riley?
– That’s it. Lance snapped his fingers. First, she hasn’t changed much. We didn’t know her until her parents died. I think I saw her at the funeral. We went to the same evening with her – so I began to make plans.
She wasn’t as pretty as you thought, but you can’t help it – I was in love and she saw it.
I seemed very nice to her, so there was no problem. I even kissed her a year before. In any case, I thought so. Well, actually I kissed her with the intention of seducing her, but it turned out that everything turned out quite differently.
Lance was twenty years old, no more. Hardly more than twenty-two. He drank a lot and looked a little eccentric. That’s about all I know about her.
From what I’ve heard, all I can say is that your sister has always been a big kid. She didn’t know what to do with the money, and she didn’t know what to do with it at all, and often, in my opinion, she didn’t do it at all. She was always ordering new dresses or updating her mother’s wardrobe so she could do something about it. But then she started getting married.
First on Robert Sebring, then on such a â€œreal Englishmanâ€ as Wade Merrivale.
You must have heard of him. He was not very pleasant, but, in general, everyone treated her differently. Only rumors reached me, since I was still here.
And then she married Dr. Duncan Murray.
I continued to be silent, although it was not easy for me. I was dumbfounded.
â€œIs it all true? Was he really married to your sister? And if so, do they still live together?
â€œI don’t think she liked the Duncans. I even think that Duncan