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blow up at the dance Robert avoided as much contact with Justin as possible
while living in the same house.
He spent his
time in his room or at the library. He was able to put the whole matter behind
him and concentrate on his future.
grades dropped below a passing grade and he had to struggle to get a D.
before he was finished with his classes Robert went to a dance as usual and
several girls wanted to dance with him. They knew he was on his way to being
successful and that appealed to many of them.
dance he didn’t have the use of his Pa’s car for Justin was using it now.
While he was
walking home his former girlfriend caught up with him and asked him to walk her
home for she was afraid to walk by herself.
okay for it didn’t matter to him one way or the other. As they walked she tried
to talk about how sorry she was about the Justin incidence and that he could
have her if he wished.
stopped her in mid-sentence and said, “Justin has put you up to this hasn’t he?”
could get her denials out he said, “I know him forward and backward and I think
I know what this is all about. He has gotten you pregnant hasn’t he?”
After hem hawing
a bit she confessed, “Yes.”
continued, “And he wanted you to have sex with me so in a couple of months you
could say it was me instead of him isn’t that right?”
hesitated but the admitted it all was true. “But you don’t understand he said
if this didn’t work out he would marry me so I had to do it.”
“I have bad news for you. Do you know
She said, “Yes
she is that homely girl who is about thirteen years old and lives down the
street from you.”
just so happens she is pregnant and guess who the father is? Her folks found
out who the father was tonight and they caught him just before he boarded a
train out of here. They dragged him out back of the station and beat him so bad
he could hardly say I do to the preacher when asked “do you take this woman.
Romeo’s days are over for they have made him a promise if he was ever
unfaithful to Cindy they were going to use their twelve gauge shot guns on him.
He won’t be finishing school for he has to get a job and support his wife and
“I think you will be safe from here to you home, so and won’t need my
As he walked
home he was thinking how he and Justin were such good friends and how it hurt
to see where things had gone to.
Trying to be
a little more psychological about it he thought people and things change and
there isn’t much you could do about it.
He had tried
to alter Justin’s ways for several years but he just went the way he wanted and
no one could change him. All one could do now was to accept things as they are
and move on.