Note from SweetPoyzin: Bad things come in threes…sorry again.
With all the shit happening in my life something was bound to break. It was work. I got sloppy on the job and a patient died during a routine surgery. I was put on leave and that’s when I made a decision. I called Adam to tell him.
“The kids and I are leaving.”
“WHAT!? Why!? Just because someone died on your watch doesn’t mean you will lose your job.”
I sighed. “I’ve already lost my job, Adam.”
I couldn’t even look him in the eye. My little brother had stood by my side for years but this blind faith in me was too much.
“Stephen and I were having an affair.”
“YOUR BOSS!? God damn it, Penelope. Why can’t you stay out of trouble?”
“DON”T FUCKING JUDGE ME, ADAM! In the past 3 months I have lost my twin, my marriage, and my job –”
“They were my family, too.” He said quietly.
At that moment I realized I was not the only one still hurting. I was just the only one handling it so poorly.
“Fuck. You’re right. At any rate I need a fresh start. The kids and I are moving to Storybrook county…next week.”
“Fair enough. I’ll pack my things.”
“Adam. Don’t be ridiculous. You just bought a house.”
“Yeah, well it looks like I’m selling it now. We both know you need someone to keep you out of trouble. And I need to be the fun uncle to these two monsters. Sugar before bedtime and all that jazz.”
“Storybrook County is even closer to University. I’ll live there while I attend classes. Boom. Next excuse?”
“Alright. Pack your things. You only have a week.”
And with that we were off to our next big adventure.