“He blackmailed me,” she’ll say. “I did a hit and run. Thought I got away clean. But then there was a note on my door that read ‘I saw.’ We met and he gave me my options. Marry him or go to jail.”
You ask her why she didn’t just kill him.
“I planned to,” she says. “But he had a fail-safe. If anything bad ever happens to him a letter gets sent to the police telling them everything.”
She still doesn’t know where that letter is. You offer to go looking for it but she says no.
“I don’t want to kill him anymore,” she says. “I’ve seen what you’re going through on that dating scene and no way do I want a taste of that. Besides, people get married for far worse reasons than avoiding prosecution for vehicular manslaughter and fleeing the scene of a crime.”
You both look outside and watch your Dad shoveling snow.
“You’ll see, sweetie,” she says. “You get used to people.”
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