WeFair – Excerpt: Not How He Said it Would Go

Fair let out a deep breath and walked over and reluctantly took her place at the table.

“Where is your father?” WeFair asked.

“He is on the train,” Eddy said offhandedly. “He said this is something I need to do myself.”

Fair nodded.

Eddy swallowed hard.

Shaft gestured to the child to proceed.

He nodded and pulled on his collar.

“WeFair, I have come to bring you a gift,” he told her.

He started to fish around in his pockets in a clumsy fashion.

One of the guards stepped up and held out a hand.

“Oh, yeah,” Eddy said as he took an object from the guard.

The guard stepped back into position.

“I brought you this,” he said, holding out his hand.

Fair reeled at the sight. In his palm lay a small black felt box. She knew that box. Her suspicions where confirmed as he opened the lid, revealing three pieces of jewelry featuring vivid blue diamonds.

“No!” WeFair shouted out involuntarily.

“What?” Eddy said, pulling his hand back a little and looking at the contents.

“I can’t take them,” she said in a panicked voice. “Not those!”

Eddy dropped them on the table and stood back from them with a confused look.

“What is wrong, Fair child?” Lure asked her daughter.

Fair could only shake her head.

Shaft reached out and picked up the abandoned box. “I don’t see anything wrong with them.”

Her father fingered the jewels and passed them to his wife.

Lure examined them closely and pulled the necklace free of the container.

“It is really quite lovely,” Lure told her daughter.

Fair turned and looked at it in her mother’s hands.

“It is,” she admitted. “But I want it gone! Not those!”

WeFair turned to Eddy who bore a very hurt look on his face. “I am sorry, just not those.”

She got down from the table and stormed from the room.

“Well.” Eddy sounded bewildered. “That is not how my dad said it would go.”