New Excerpt: Chapter 7


Confessions: 
Intimate revelations about a person’s private life or occupation.

It was very early in the morning when Jackson boarded the red eye to Raleigh North 
Carolina.    He was very anxious to get to the hospital to be with Lila and his daughter 
Sadie.   As he sat on the plane, he began to recall the moment that Sadie told him 
that she would be moving in with Dante.    
“ Daddy I have some news”, she said excitedly.  
“ Oh he said in a happy tone”.  Is this about Law School?
“ Well not exactly”, she said nervously.  
“Okay, what do you mean  by not exactly Sadie ?
“  Well I am moving in with Dante”, she said in a high pitched tone.
“ What, he gasped and then said,   “ you are moving in with that weasel  and 
what about Law school”?
“ Please Daddy understand”, “ I love Dante and  he feels the same”.
“ Hunny, he is not right for you”, I can sense it.  
“ Well I am sorry you feel that way”, “but I am still moving in with him”.
He was so caught up in his own memories, that he did not notice , that the plane had 
landed and that almost all passengers were almost all out.    “ Ah Sir is everything 
alright”,  said the young flight attendant.   “ Oh yes it is, I am sorry I was too busy reading
my paper and did not notice we were here already”.    As he said that he quickly grabbed 
his carry on bag and preceded on to check with the rental service for his car.    
Meanwhile in another part of town,  Lila Reece Martin sat patiently next to her daughter 
Sadie as she slept.   Lila was so distressed about the threats made by the district 
attorney Charles Mason, that she barely slept.   As Lila preceded to grab a quick cup of 
coffee, she was so relieved to hear from the Doctor on staff that Sadie’s prognosis was 
improving.   However, Lila was also informed that once Sadie woke up she would be
getting a psychiatric evaluation and then be ready to begin  the trial.     “  Oh Sadie
why did this have to happen to you, my dear daughter”.   She had just finished on her 
last sip of her coffee cup when Jackson came into the room.   “ Darlin”, he said as he
hugged her tightly.    “ Oh Jackson, hunny so glad you are here now” she said as she held on to 
him tightly.   “ There, There he said.   “ So how is Sadie  this morning”? he asked in a much 
concerned tone.   “ Well she is getting better and stronger, and the doctor wants her to get a 
psychiatric evaluation once she wakes up, and eats.   As Lila, said this Jackson shook his head,  “ 
“I can not believe they are putting our baby  through all of this.”    Sadie could hear the 
conversation between her parents, and decided that for the time being she just wanted to rest and
 then decided not to let them know just yet that she had woken up.   As she continued to 
overhear them, she let her own thoughts run away with her.   
“ Oh Dante,  I love you so so much and I am so excited that we will be 
together now”. 


“ Oh Sadie, I love you too, baby!  ( In the background you could hear a church 
bell ringing. 

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