Saturday, December 13, 2014

Country Gal Gone Wild - Chapter 16.2

Across town, Logan sat on his front porch with a pouch of chewing tobacco in his right hand. He’d taken up the habit ever since he stopped smoking cigarettes. He only did it sparingly so as not to become addicted. Yet whenever he felt particularly stressed, he indulged in it even more. Tonight he was stressed in a major way.  

Logan was stressed and distressed about the fact that Ruby’s father actually seemed pleased when he told him that she was getting married. It irked him that Papa Hudson had given up on their collective dream of her marrying him – a hometown guy. 
Ruby’s father didn’t seem to care that her new man was an outsider or about the fact that no one but her really knew this Gavin Sweetwater fella. All Papa Hudson was concerned about was the fact that his youngest daughter was finally going to regain her rightful respectability within their community.
“What doctor’s wife ain’t respected in any community all over the world?” the older man had said. 
A policeman’s wife is equally respected, Logan mused hotly, forcibly padding his jaws with tobacco. He wanted to be the one to restore Ruby’s respectability. After all, he’d been the one to take it away from her. 
Maybe I can still be the one, Logan thought as he went inside to review Ruby’s video again. What doctor in his right mind would want to marry a woman with her kind of past? Maybe I can help him learn a few things about that past.

(c) 2014 by Mi'Chelle Dodson/Suprina Frazier 

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