Sarah and Lily stared at their father in shock. Sarah was the first to recover. “Divorce? I don’t understand.”
“The reasons are between your mother and me. I only told the two of you because she won’t and I’m seeing an attorney next week.”
“Oh, for Pete’s sake, Sarah. You sound like a parrot. And you, Dad, what do you mean it’s between you and Mom. You can’t drop a bombshell like that and not offer any explanation. We have a right to know what’s going on. I assume since Mom is being difficult, this divorce is your idea. Is that right?”
“Yes. Just like that? Is Mom having an affair? Are you?”
“Shut up, Sarah. Well, Dad. Which is it?”
“Lily, there is no affair.” He sighed heavily. Strange, he’d thought it would be Sarah who’d be most upset with him.
“Then why are you doing this? Mom has been a great mother to us and a good wife to you. Now this is the thanks she gets. You decide you want out and just like that, you file for divorce. What the hell is wrong with you?” Lily quit her pacing and stopped in front of his chair.
“Lily, don’t raise your voice to me. We can discuss this rationally or not at all.”
“I don’t want to discuss this with you. For the first time in my life, I’m ashamed to have you as my father. I’m going to see Mom.” Turning on her heel she stormed from the room.
Warren rubbed his face and Sarah put her hand on his arm. “Daddy, please tell me what this is all about. I don’t understand any more than Lily does. You and Mom have always been so happy. How could all those years together end like this? Does it have anything to do with the accident?
©E. G. Parsons