Peter slowly led Danny and I into Father's office. I tried to keep an innocent face. Father glared at both of us.
"Sit, now." He ordered. We both sat. "I can't believe this. How long has this been going on?"
"How long has what been going on?" I asked. Father's eyes burned into mine.
"How long have you been sleeping with him damn it!" he yelled.
"I haven't been sleeping with him." I replied.
"Don't lie to me!"
"I'm not lying!"
"The hell you aren't. Danny, tell me."
"We haven't had sex, if that's what you mean." Danny replied.
"Then why did I find birth control in her cot?" I looked over at Danny; I guess it was time to tell him.
I was a little surprised he believed it all. Everyone thought Shaun and the others were great kids, and not many knew why I hated them. Only the ones in on the secret. But Father was upset that I was in love with Danny. He went over the issue of age, and I explained that we'd already been over that, thoroughly. So I didn't know where I was at anymore. A two-year-old secret had finally been exposed.
What now? That secret was a big part of my life. A big reason for all the things I did. So what now? And what about Danny and I? Do we go public? What about Robby? What would father do to Shaun and his gang?
Should I break up with Danny? Was I right in the first place to stay away from him? Maybe Robby was better for me. I wasn't sure what to do about anything.