Daphne searched the room for an escape, realized there was none and then laughed nervously at Cas. “Sweetie, why don’t we…why don’t we go upstairs and talk about this?” she suggested.
“Why can’t you tell me right here? Is the truth so upsetting you think I might do something to embarrass you and myself?” Cas asked.
“If you mean causing a scene, you’ve already done a great job of that” Daphne sinabi and she took his arm. “Come on, let’s go”
She dragged Cas upstairs to her room and locked the door. She turned around. “This better be good, Emmanuel. Now tell me, what did I supposedly lie about?”
Cas coughed. “You told me your sister and her husband were divorced. But Alexia sinabi it’s not true. She says Zoey is here to take care of you. Is there something you haven’t told me that I need to know”
Daphne face’s stiffened and she tried to avoid looking at her fiancé. Cas made a few steps towards her. “I hope you know that I’m here for you, come what may. Whatever nightmares you’ve been through, whatever horrors you might have caused, I am here for you” he promised.
“Don’t do that” Daphne sinabi hoarse. She failed to hide her tears. “Don’t be so nice to me” She looked up. “You really have no idea what you’re getting yourself into”
“Then tell me” Cas said.
Daphne dried her eyes and sniffed.
“When Martin died I headed down a really bad road. Zoey wasn’t the one who started drinking, I was. And it was bad. If Zoey hadn’t put me into rehab I wouldn’t be standing here, talking to you. I was released three months nakaraan and Zoey suggested to keep an eye on me, to make sure I don’t fall into old patterns”
“That means she’s a good sister, but not a very good mother” Cas said. “A mother doesn’t abandon her child for so long”
Daphne frowned. “Emmanuel, sweetie, don’t be so quick on the judgment, okay. Zoey is really doing the best she can”
Cas shook his head. “A mother doesn’t leave her child alone. And she doesn’t try to seduce her sister’s fiancé”
“What?” Daphne asked confused. Cas told Daphne what Zoey had done earlier that day. She turned around, unlocked the door, opened it, walked out of the room and smashed it.