Happy Saturday to you all! I’m taking today’s snippet from Cassie’s Conflict, the fifth book in the Cassie’s Space series.
Cassie and Tom have been married for more than forty years. While they may fuss occasionally, they rarely fight. However, when Tom is convinced that Cassie’s not feeling well and Cassie insists she fine, Cassie finally comes out fighting. As they got ready for the banquet they were to attend, Tom fussed about Cassie not coming to the room to rest before dinner. Then he told her, ‘no drinking’ that night, angering her further. Eventually Cassie’s had enough.
Tom turned to the couple on our left and announced, “I think we’ll be headed back to the hotel soon. Cassie’s been a little under the weather.”
As far as I was concerned, the fight was on! “THAT’S IT!” I shouted loud enough to attract the attention of several tables as I slammed my hand down. Lowering my voice only slightly I continued, “Cassie has not been under the weather in the least. If Cassie had been feeling under the weather, I would have been one of the first to know. If you think I’m too old and decrepit to come to these functions, why don’t you just put me in the home and be done with it? You can go back to the hotel alone if you want to, I don’t give a damn! I’m staying here!” I grabbed Sue’s drink and downed it in one gulp and then left the table so fast none of the stunned men had time to rise.
I was so mad I didn’t know what to do with myself. I headed to the bar to order another drink. I scanned the crowd until I spotted several old friends and asked one to dance. I stayed on the dance floor nearly thirty minutes. Tom was still at the table. His face was dark with anger, but he made no move to come to me. I tried not to look his way, but it seemed impossible. I kept glancing over regardless of my intentions. He never took his eyes off me. Finally, I couldn’t take it any longer and I headed to the ladies’ room.