November 18, 2011
Carters (5) - Round 12
She grew bolder. Danny hadn't caught on yet and she knew wasn't very subtle. Maybe he knew, but didn't care, she thought. And why didn't he notice?
Roxie pretended to yawn. "You'd think you were more interested in the seats than... this..." Roxie leaned over and began kissing him.
Roxie scrambled out and said, "Just let me explain!"
Danny shoved his hands through his hair. "Jesus! In MY car?!"
Roxie reached out to touch his shoulder. "It didn't mean anything.." She glanced over Danny's shoulder and saw that Rod was long gone.
"In my CAR!"
Roxie fumed. "You sound more upset that I breached your sacred car than that you caught me having sex!"
Danny pointed to his chest. "MY car!"
Roxie threw her hands up in the air. "I can't even talk to you right now!"
Roxie crossed her arms over her chest. "What do you mean!"
"You know what I mean. Is there a chance they're not mine?"
Roxie stared at the floor. "There's a chance..." she said softly.
Danny felt the ground shift from under his feet. He felt light-headed. He put his hands up to his eyes and felt the tears. "Oh God.." he murmured.
"So... what do you want to do?" she asked. "You don't want a divorce, do you?"
Danny's heart dropped again. Divorce. It's probably what he should do. "Isn't that what you want? Why else would you cheat?" he demanded.
Roxie stared at the floor. "I don't know..."
"You don't know if you want a divorce or you don't know why you cheated?"
Roxie peeked at Danny. "I mean I don't know why... I want to be married. I... I love you..."
Danny exhaled. "Well you have a funny way of showing it."
Danny hung his head. "I don't know. I really don't know. Let's give it some time. In the meantime - no guys over. If I catch another guy around here, I'm gone!"
"I promise!" Roxie said.
Danny was touched. Gathering her up in a hug, he held her tight. They stayed that way for the longest time, until the kids came running down the stairs. Danny pushed Roxie's hair back from her face. "We have to tell them."
Roxie frowned. "No we don't."
"We do. They deserve to know the truth. They're old enough now."
"We have something to tell you. It's not going to be easy..."