Alissa came home with the groceries and found her cousin in tears.
“What happened Brooke? Is it that baby?” she asked rushing over to her cousin. “We’ll go back to the hospital now.”
“Who knows? What are you talking about?” Alissa asked completely confused.
Brooke nodded. “He came here this afternoon looking for you. You must have driven past him earlier today. He swore up and down that it was you and wanted to know if you were here.”
“What did you tell him?”
“I lied. I told him you weren’t here. The look on his face was strange. I couldn’t tell whether he was angry or desperate. Maybe I didn’t do the right thing.”
“Brooke, you did the right thing. I’m sure that it was anger on his face. I hurt him badly.” Alissa paused. “I just don’t know why he came here. He’s moved on.”
“I don’t know but what do I tell him if he comes back?”
“He won’t.” Alissa said with certainty.