Rachel was glad Amanda gave her the low down on Matt. She felt as if Asa wasn't telling her the complete truth about him. Just his way of not wanting her to worry about Matt, but when she came over Thanksgiving night, she knew why Matt wasn't home.
"Did Ruthie tell you not to come back?" Rachel really wished she hadn't asked. She wasn't sure she could even get a sober answer out of her brother-in-law. She wanted to yell at him but knew she couldn't make a scene.
It wasn't until she got home she picked up the phone to call Ruthie.
"Are you sure you want to do that?" Sam reminded her that her sister was with her kids at her parents. It was best to leave it alone for another day. Rachel guessed he was right, but she still called home. Asked how the holiday went.
It was funny how her parents still adored Matt, but would have nothing to do with Sam. It was as if he alone had taken her away from them. Naturally, she was in tears by the time she got off the phone.
"Now, lets think about this." Sam put his arm around her, got her settle on the couch. "Now how happy would you be if you were there, right now?"
She looked at him out of the corner of her eye. It was true, she didn't like their rules. She'd have to be stuck with possibly a potential suitor who they approved of.
"We can see how happy Ruthie and Matt are, now can't we?" Sam smiled.
She nodded. Still she hated being torn. Why did she still care? She felt certain her parents didn't really care what she was doing now.
"But..but they are glad the football team is winning." She almost laughed. How ridiculous was that? The only reason they might like Sam, being part of a winning football season.
Sam shook his head.
"Its just..I know, Ruthie should divorce him. She should. But she won't." Rachel was still concerned about her sister. "What if..what if Matt ends up in prison?"
"You're being kind of pessimistic about that, you know." Sam slightly chuckled as he looked at Rachel.
"I can't help it." Rachel hated to think the worst.