"I just can't believe
that Sara can be so stupid as to fall for that man's lies,"
as she willed herself to look away. "You'd think that after
everything he's done to me and to us, she'd be able to see him for the horrible,
evil person he is."
"Jillian, honey, I
honestly don't see why you're letting this get you so upset." Reginald watched her closely. "Forget about
Dane. He's of no
concern to us now. He's Sara's problem. Let her deal with him."
"But I'm just afraid that
she's going to realize what a horrible mistake she's made. I just know
this marriage is doomed! Poor Sara, she's going to be so devastated."
"Why all this concern for
Sara? You barely even know her! You two don't exactly run in the
same social circles."
"Well, I know how Dane
Manchester is," she shuddered at the thought of exactly how well she
knew. "I know what kind of emotional havoc he can bring. I
would feel sorry for any woman caught up with him. I just wonder how she
managed to convince him to marry her. He's far from the marrying
type. He's never been the least bit interested in making that kind of commitment.
He always said that it would interfere with his plans of becoming a prominent
lawyer. I know his parents surely aren't thrilled about this."
Reginald let out a heavy sigh
and hung his head in frustration. Why did Jillian have to obsess so much
over Dane and Sara's marriage? It really was none of her concern.
"Look, maybe he finally accepted how futile his obsession over you
was. Maybe he realized Sara was too much of a good thing to risk loosing
by stupidly chasing after you."
"That's all well and
good," she nodded as she considered that point of view, "but that
still doesn't explain this entire marriage thing. I know how his father
feels about Dane marrying too early. He always said that if he got married
before he got his law degree, he'd be cut off. No financial support
whatsoever. I know Dane; he wouldn't risk loosing that kind of
money! Not even for love. There's got to be some other reason behind
Reginald sunk back into his
chair and shook his head. He couldn't understand Jillian's apparent
obsession over Dane and Sara's marriage. She'd always insisted how Dane
refused to let her go, but why did it seem that now Jillian was the one having