Patrizio Goes to Leticia

"What are you doing here, Patrizio?" "I needed to see you." "Why?" "I didn't like how things were left between us the last time we saw each other." "They were left the way they were because you wanted to think about breaking off your engagement even though you and I both know that it's the …

Missed Opportunity…Not

“I knew it was a mistake letting him run off to Africa like that.” “Whom are you talking about, Mother?” “Hank.  He called his mother yesterday.” “Oh.  How’s he doing?” “Never mind that.  It’s your fault, you know.” “What’s my fault?” “That he’s fallen for some African girl half his age.” Ashley stared at her.  …

Laird Reveals the Ugly Truth

"Laird, I need to talk to you about your sister," Mr. Pendlebury said. They were in Laird's flat, sitting at the dining table. Martina wasn't there. She had gone shopping with her mother. Laird was really not in the mood to talk about Antonia. "What about her?" he asked dispassionately. "She's in a really bad …

Antonia Visits the Art Gallery

It was Friday, the day before Laird's wedding. Antonia was feeling really cut up about it but what could she do about it? As much as she wanted to, she couldn't prevent it from happening. Tomorrow, she was going to sit in the church and pretend to be happy like everyone else when she was …

Brody Blows Off Steam

It was still raining and he was still fuming over his run in with Kalisha. He couldn't believe that she was engaged to Professor Warren. Why didn't the professor mention that when he saw him? Had it slipped his mind? No, that wasn't likely. Perhaps, they hadn't made the announcement public as yet. Kalisha was …

The Ladies Have Lunch

When Martina got to the restaurant, Emma was already there. They greeted each other with a hug. "Have you been waiting long?" Martina asked. "No. I got here about five minutes ago." "I guess Antonia isn't here as yet?" "No. Do you think we should wait for her at the table or wait out here?" …

Brody Bumps Into Kalisha

He was on his way home from the courthouse when he spotted Kalisha. She was coming out of a coffee shop. He debated whether or not to approach her. After finding out about her relationship with Professor Warren, he wasn't sure that he wanted to speak to her. It disgusted him that she would have …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Suspicion

"Antonia, I suggested to Martina and Laird that I wanted to have dinner with her parents the night before the wedding and they both said it was a good idea." "Won't Laird--and Martina be there?" "No. Just the two of us and her parents." "Are you going to have the dinner here?" "No, at a …

After the Ballet

After the ballet, Patrizio took Camilla home. As they stood in the foyer facing each other, she looked at him. She could tell that something was troubling him. She had sensed it all evening. "What's the matter, Darling?" she asked him now. "Nothing," he said. "I'm just a bit tired. Today was a very busy …

Running into Leticia

He walked into the restaurant and went over to the bar to have a drink while he waited for Camilla. He really wasn't in the mood to be here. When she called him that morning to remind him, he wished he had called for a rain check. If he had, he would be on his …

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