Chapter 38



Though the words seemed foreign to him when spoken the night before, Will could not pretend to himself that there had not been an issue all of these years past.  He had chosen to deny the gulf between him and his daughter like all of those other things in his life that had not made sense since Emily had gotten ill.  Abby even now embodied Emily in his eyes.  After last night, he could not be sure if the rift would ever be closed.

Will peered deeply into the weave of willow branches towering above him in search of solace.  Emily would not have been pleased with him all of this time.  She would not have been pleased with him last night and Abby was right that Emily would not be pleased as to how he was taking care of himself.

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