Smed supposed it was a plan that Zeke had. It was a bit of a shock. He felt so unsure of so many things these days, but Smed was certain that Zeke meant to marry Randi.
Many a night, he saw himself telling Zeke it was entirely his fault about Caitlin giving him the silent treatment. Some nights, everything was his fault. How he'd possibly ruined everything for Megan. And now Natalie. If he'd only been Catholic, he might have thought of becoming a priest.
This summer... it was as if he'd stuck his head in the sand. But he worked. A lot. He filled in for a lot of vacations. He practically lived in the computer room at work. He couldn't fully say he was repenting, but he was doing his best to stay focused on school and his quiet self.
Everything seemed to be going like clockwork. He stayed out of Caitlin's way. She stayed out of his. He thought all was well. Logan and Alex were at the zoo. It was rather a non exciting summer. Except for the wedding coming up. Sheila and her Mom would be here soon.
He supposed the only other emotional rollercoaster was that of Sammi. He wasn't sure what happened with Lyle. But Sammi was sad again.
"He joined the army?" She was sick about it.
"Well, you have to be a little proud of him, don't you?" Smed thought that took a lot of guts. Lyle intended on driving a tank or maybe jumping out of planes. Something exciting.
She told him she knew she was being selfish, but she missed him. And she'd cried so that she was sick.. She wouldn't eat. A lot of days she stayed in her room and he'd have to make sure she was OK.
It felt like helping an invalid. He'd never seen her this depressed. Of course, Logan was a bit curious too. He said something didn't smell right.
"What is that suppose to mean?" Smed wanted to know.
"I dunno." Logan thought maybe he was around too much wildlife, lately. Maybe that was it. Now, Smed was scared. What if she were really ill?