THE SUNSET HOTEL - JILLIAN'S
are you doing here?" Jillian asked as her sister
Janet stepped into the
room. "How did Father let you leave Manhattan?"
"Mother sent me to
deliver some more money to you." Janet held out the envelope. "She would have liked to have
done it herself, but Father would have been too suspicious."
"And how did he let you
"Well, he doesn't know
I'm here," Janet confessed. "Mother convinced him that I was
going to an artists' seminar in Chicago. He really didn't want me to go
alone, but Mother can be very persuasive."
"So, you know about your
mother's support of Jillian?" Reginald asked as he walked over to
her. "I thought your mother wanted to keep all of this a
"She does! She
doesn't want Father to ever find out what she's doing." Janet
replied. "He was completely wrong to do what he did. I can't
understand how he could just disown you for wanting to follow your heart.
I told Mother I disagreed with him and she told me what she was doing. I
support her decision, and yours, every step of the way."
"I'm so glad that someone
else in my family is on our side." Jillian hugged her sister tightly.
"Now, there's just one
problem." Janet grinned as she carefully eyed Jillian and
Reginald. "I need a place to stay while I'm in Albanyville. Can
I stay here with you?"
Jillian's face beamed with excitement. "I'd love to have you
stay! It gives us a chance to catch up on what's been going on."
Janet pulled her suitcase in from the hallway. "I have a feeling that
this is going to be a much more pleasant visit than last time."