Chapter three: thank you to anyone who is reading my story you know who you are I am honoured and indebted to you'
Exasperated and grubby from working all day Meagn was at the height of agitation.
Megan: 'so I have found no evidence of murder except for gunshot residue on the hands but it is the middle of hunting season so we'll do a ballsitics search and try to find a match to his domestic weapon'
Peter:'His tox results show he had a high amount of alcohol in his system and he took some aspirin which would contribute to his liver failure.'
Megan: 'what would push a man to do this to himself?'
Peter: 'Bud said his financials weren't the best due to a restructuring of the company where he worked at the start of the economic downturn,his hours were cut way back-
Megan: 'and he probably made withdrawals to pay for his liver treatment -
Peter: 'that studio apartment will go into repossession,his wife claimed she didn't know anything about financial trouble or the liver damage'
Megan: 'they were married for twelve years why didn't he just tell her and how could she not see he was a little bit peaky?'
Peter: 'who knows maybe he shut her out after his hours were reduced,by not confiding in his wife he was able to ignore the reality,even though the secret ate away at him,people do that'
Giving a deep and meaningful look at Megan while saying this,Peter inadvertantly woke the sleeping dog.
Megan: 'let it go Peter'
Ethan looks on oblivious to whats taking place concentrating on sterilising agar petri dishes.
Megan: 'I'm going to rule it as a suicide,the facts seem to back it poor man, the rigidness of his vertebrae in his lower back suggest hard labour in the earlier years of his life possibly a builder and a faint scar running all the way down his right fibula is a memory of the crash that caused his liver damage in the first place'
'If only his wife had known she could have helped him in some way obviously she didn't know him that well -
'ok Peter that's it,I need to speak with you outside once I have sown the v section'
A half an hour later,Pete catches up to Megan at the elevator
'you needed to speak to me'
'yes get in'
'but im not-
'Peter im not going to make this easy for you now get in,I mean it'
'your very authorative do you know that Megan,is that one of the things he likes about you?'
'that's enough of the snide remarks Peter what is your problem with this anyway,I have a scial life and suddenly its not suitable enough for you'
Until this moment Peter didn't wan to face the truth because he promised he wuldn't hurt Danni he was pretending to be happy all along,as Megan keeps ranting Peter thinks about his behaviour,why do I care so much?
Is it because you are her protective partner and confidante or is it because…oh come on isnt it obvious?
the subliminal mind and unconscious mind is more insightful than the conscious
Picking up from his last thought he blurts out
'because he's not suitable enough for you'
'excuse me, Peter what is wrong with you?'
'actually I think Ive never been more right Megan'
pressing the stop button of the elevator,Peter passionately kisses Megan and like two opposite poles of a magnet attracting each other electrodes shoot through both like all great things that only last a minute or two,the kiss broke while Megan panted 'ow Peter im sorry but that bar was sticking into my side'
as their own clumsiness caught them out again they both laughed while inspecting the bar'
Megan started the elevator again.
the doors open to a new reality and a tectonic shift in their relationship as Megan has to get the last word,
'I told you Peter we've always had a thing…