Jenny looked at the ground.
"Look at me! What do you have to say for yourself?"
Jenny looked up. "Nothing! Okay?! I didn't ask you for anything! I know you don't want him! What do you care? We had some fun & now it's over!"
Curtis shrugged. "Consider it child support. I'll keep your child a secret if you provide me with support!" Curtis laughed at how clever he thought he was. "What'll it be?"
Jenny stood rooted in her place, shocked to her core.
Curtis was right. She must have wanted Quinn to know so that she could absolve her guilt. God, where was her Mom when she needed her? Jenny had never felt more alone.
"NO!" Kurt pouted.
Jenny shoved the money at him. "Here. You promised. This stays a secret."
Curtis flipped through the stack, mentally counting how much was there. Satisfied, he stuffed it in his pocket.
Jenny was infuriated! "Curtis! You promised this was it! No more!"
He just waved his hand in farewell without turning around.
Jenny couldn't help but feel that she was getting a little too deep for her own good...
God, what was she going to do?
She watched him when he wasn't looking. He was such a great Dad. And he had no clue that Kurt wasn't his. She couldn't help but feel sometimes that their family was built from cards. One swift wind and it would crumble. She worried Quinn would leave if he ever found out she'd had an affair with Curtis and wound up pregnant.
But the kids were getting older.
It would get harder and harder to keep it a secret...
Krista glanced around, "Quincy, Mom & Dad didn't say it was okay to have a party!"
Quincy shrugged, "So? They won't be home until midnight. We'll have everyone leave at 11 & straighten the place up! They'll never know!"
Krista rolled her eyes.
"Come on Krista! Don't be such a kill joy!"
"A kill joy?! Krista asked in shock. "Is that what you think of me?!"
"Well, you never have fun! Live a little!"
He was right! She never had fun! And she was TIRED of it! From now on, she was going to let loose & have FUN!
Stopped to grab the mail, a pink envelope caught his eye.
"What the... ?"
Reading the return address label, he flipped it over and opened the seal...
"Dear Quinn. I have some news that will probably be unexpected..." The letter dropped from his fingers.
He felt decades older in just those few shorts moments.
When the lights popped back on, she was startled.
Numbly, Jenny nodded, too afraid to say a word.