- 16 Dec 2018, 22:00
Egan picked the little girl up and spun her around, beaming at her a moment before glancing to Hera and saying,
“Honestly I didn’t know I had the ability to enter your house any more. Figured the locks and spells were all changed. Didn’t matter... I enjoyed the evening air.”
Following Hera into the house he put his daughter down, gave his son a pat on the head and said to them, “Go up stairs and play for a bit. Let’s see who can build the highest tower of blocks in your play room. I will come up later to see who wins.”
Moving towards the kitchen then and hearing Hera’s question Egan paused, his mouth screwing up in an unpleasent way, as though he meant to say something nasty, but after taking a breath he said, “Yes... yes that would be nice...”
He had been about to make a biting coment about Hera actually offering him a drink or did she mean tea? Because surely she didn’t mean a real drink and!...
But he held these words back. He was trying to do something different here.
Leaning back against the kitchen counter, hands shoved in his pockets, Egan said,
“I’ve been doing a lot of thinking... it’s been sort of forced on me. An awakening I suppose. And Hera... I wonder if you would be open to going to couples counceling with me?”
He paused, then said quickly, “Not to reunite. I mean just... saying we are going to be pleasent for our kids and being pleasent for them is two different things. I don’t know about you but I have a lot of built up anger, resentment, tention and it’s doing things to me. You and I handled the break up by fighting, tears, anger, hurt... then trying to hurt each other as we tore our lives appart, then trying to pretend we could just... start being civil because of the kids. But I want more for all of us. I want a mediator. I want us to talk everything out. I want us to have a real co-parenting plan, and mostly I want to let go of this... these feelings of resentment I have towards you.”
Egan looked away a moment and said, “I think you suggested something like it way back, but I wasn’t ready to listen. Well... now I am. I want this to all work out the best it can.”