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"I'm sorry, I should have told you."
The whispered words settled in his gut like lead, and made him feel like a complete heel. Still, coming face to face with her past like this, had thrown him for six.
"Yes, you should have done." He ground the words out through gritted teeth, and flexed the smarting knuckles of his right hand. The rush of adrenalin and the grim satisfaction of seeing her ex-client go down like a sack of potatoes had been worth the pain, and the undoubted loss of his job.
"No, one talks to you like that—no one."
She pulled him closer, wrapping her stocking clad legs around his hips, and he took a deep calming breath of the unique scent that was all her. Loosening the death grip he had on his whisky laced coffee, he banished the look of disappointment on his father's face from his mind.
His mother's words echoed around his brain.
"She's scum. I told you this would happen."
He could see his parents glaring at them now, through the open door to the kitchen.
Raising his cup in a mock salute, he smiled.
"The past doesn't matter. Let's go home, baby."
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