This is It
Vartann exited one of the interrogation rooms and started walking down the hallway. Suddenly he saw Catherine hugging a man he's never seen before and kissing him on the cheek. He stopped and stared at them, many thoughts running in his head. Catherine said goodbye to the man, hugged him again and walked away.
Later that day she was sitting in her office and going through some paperwork when Vartann knocked on the open door. She raised her head and smiled.
"Hey, come on in."
He walked in. She took off her glasses, got up and went to sit on the couch. She sat down and he sat next to her, not looking at her, only on the floor.
"So, what's up?" She asked.
"I, uh… I saw you today, down town." He said quietly.
"Oh, you did? I didn't see you."
"Yeah, you were hugging some guy." He continued quietly, "Who was he?" He finally looked at her.
"Lou," She smiled, "it's really not what you think."
"Then what is it?"
She sighed, "This guy is my brother. Well, half-brother – he's Sam's son."
"Isn't Sam's son dead?"
"One of them. This guy was in jail a few years. But now he's fine." She added quickly after getting a critical gaze from him.
"How come you've never mentioned him before?"
She shook her head and shrugged, "I didn't think he was worth mentioning."
"More secrets…" He mumbled to himself. She heard it.
"This again?" She asked.
"What can I do? You always keep secrets from me."
"Hey, that's not fair." After a little while of silence she added, "It's not like you don't have any secrets."
"Yeah, but I share them with you." He replied with an angry tone.
"Did you tell me about Anne-Marie?" She didn't let him answer, she started getting a little pissed, "you told me after I found out by myself. And I'm not saying you should tell me everything about your past sex life, I'm just saying we both have secrets from the past that we rather not share. There's nothing wrong with that."
"Well, I guess we don't have the same opinion." He said quietly again.
"I guess not." She said. "What do you suggest we do now?"
"I don't know. It's just not the same anymore." He sighed.
"So this is it?"
"I guess it is."
"Okay." She whispered, the tears in her throat making it impossible to say another word.
He got up and left her office without saying anything else.
She buried her head in her hands and started quietly crying.
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