Unable to think straight, Tony walked aimlessly around the Rockerfeller Center. He couldn't believe Kathleen would be so atrocious to lie to Angela about them, and he thought she was a kind-hearted woman who understood that he didn't mean to fall in-love with his boss. But he was wrong. Kathleen was calculating. She wanted break them apart and have Tony for back for herself. Angela wasn't easily jealous. She found security and strength in their relationship. She always trusted him and it was for that same reason that he was once tempted by a willing young woman and he strayed from their mutual understanding and fell for Kathleen. That unpleasant incident taught Angela not to be too loose in the way she handled their relationship, it toughened her, taught her to fight and not to trust too easily. And since he once fell for Kathleen Angela didn't doubt Kathleen's claim that he once again fell for her.
He wanted to run after Angela, to tell her that everything Kathleen said was a lie. He could never fall for another woman again now that they were engaged. He loved her and only her. Going to Egypt wasn't a part of his plan. He'd been saving up for the wedding but now if he wanted Angela back he must use up what he saved and follow her. He would have to find a substitute teacher to teach the advance classes for the summer. He sighed, he would have earned 500 dollars for the summer.
He trusted her. Perhaps he should just wait till she comes home. By then she would have simmered and have forgotten what she was upset about. If he followed her, it would be an admission of guilt unlike if he stood his ground it would indicate a clear conscience. She would not deliberately do something she'll later regret just to spite him, would she?
But he didn't trust the circumstances she'll find herself in, alone with an intelligent good-looking man who would offer her comfort and understanding. He had no doubt his colleague Dr. Jones had been smitten by her. They're both men and he knew what a fascinated man looked like. His antenna immediately detected Dr. Jones' attraction for Angela.
He was so distraught and lost in thought that it took him a moment to realize someone was calling out his name.
"Tony! Tony! Hey Tony!"
He looked up and realized he was outside the jewelry shop where he got Angela's engagement ring. The old lady who once owned the ring had been calling out his name.
He tried to force a smile and pretend all was well.
"Hello Eloise! How are you? You're looking good," said Tony.
"I wish I could say the same for you, Tony. What's wrong? It looks like you just lost your winning ticket to the lottery," replied Eloise with concern.
Tony tried to act nonchalant. "It's nothing. Just a little misunderstanding is all."
The old lady tapped him on the back for comfort.
"Now, Tony, don't let your misunderstanding stand between you for days. It may have been small or petty but if you don't fix it right away you'd be surprised how it would become bigger and harder to fix."
Tony's eyes suddenly lit up. Her words enlightened him. He would go after Angela curse the savings. Either it will just take them a little longer to save or they would just have to settle for a less fancy wedding. He would fight for Angela, make her understand the truth.
Indiana and Angela rode the open-air jeep on the way back to the hotel in silence. Angela's thoughts flew back to Tony despite the great company she was having and the interesting atmosphere of Cairo. She couldn't believe he would cheat on her. Why didn't her just say he wanted to call off their engagement? Why did she have to find it out from Kathleen? She suppressed the tears that were slowly brimming in her eyes.
The silence was broken by Indiana's soothing gentle voice.
"Tomorrow will be a busy day, Angela. How about a Cairo Night Tour? I'll take you out to enjoy the evening sights, we can have a little dancing, and have a dinner cruise on the Nile. What do you say, Angela? he asked eagerly.
Angela looked into his scholarly handsome features, a total opposite from Tony's sharp masculine ones. It wasn't a date. He only wanted her to see the beautiful city.
Indiana noticed her hesitation. He gently touched the corner of her eye with his index finger.
"You look very sad. I only wanted to bring back your smile. I know you must miss Tony but it would do you good to spend a few days away from each other once in a while. And when you get back you can tell him all about Cairo," said Indiana.
His gentle smile was infectious. Angela found herself returning his smile and agreeing to their friendly date around Cairo. She wanted to experience the culture, taste the food and see the sights indeed.
Indiana helped Angela out of the jeep and escorted her back to her hotel room. On the way inside, they passed by the courtyard instead of the main hall. The glittering deserted swimming pool that overlooked the Great Pyramids was inviting after a long hot day at the desert. It was almost completely sundown by the time they reached the hotel and the view of the sunset by the poolside was breath taking.
"Maybe we can take a dip tomorrow night after the dig if you like," said Indiana.
"That would be lovely," said Angela.
"Let's convene at the lobby in an hour so we could have a little walk before the dinner cruise at 8pm," said Indiana as he and Angela parted ways.