And not because she was particularly close to the housekeeper, just because she had no one else.
Cammie is watching me, trying to decide how far she wants to go with her answer. I wonder how well she knows Olivia. It had never occurred to me, until now, that she might be good friends with her.Eventually, she clears her throat. Well, she’s a bitch like you. Caleb has always been attracted to the Cruella De Ville type. But, I suppose if you want an honest answer… her voice trails off. The band comes on stage and things are starting to get loud. I lean forward, hungry for her answer.
They spark, she says. I jerk back. What the hell did that mean? When they’re together, it’s like putting a hurricane and a tornado in the same room — you can feel the tension. I didn’t believe in the cliché of soul mates until I saw them together.I’ve heard enough. I am sick to my stomach. I look around for my ride and can’t see him anywhere, but Cammie’s not done.I know you got pregnant on purpose, she says, plucking my cigarette from my fingers and taking a draw. I blink at her, too intrigued to argue. How could she possibly know?
Now, you’ve got the guy … and the baby. You won. So, why are you asking about Olivia?I consider lying, telling her that I’m making sure she is gone for good or some bullshit like that.
She smirks. You want to know why he loves her, Leah? She overemphasizes the ah in my name. I flinch.
I shake my head, but the little blond is smarter than she looks.It feels all wrong. Our fingers don’t fit well together. His hands are large, his fingers broad. My hand feels stretched and awkward in his. Della always said that hands should fit together like puzzle pieces. Hers and Kit’s fit. She told me that!
The little boy suddenly appears from the kitchen. Kit lets go of my hand to swing him into his arms.They seem very comfortable together, considering he’s not the boy’s father. Neil is his father. So where is Neil? And what happened between us?
What happened to Neil? Why aren’t we together?He glances at the little boy … what was his name? Tim? Tom? And sets him on his feet.