Maxie knew he had to stay strong for Katy. He hoped this would be a good pregnancy for her. If only she could find a bit of joy in it. But he wasn't sure he could stop the guilt from happening.
A part of him wanted Colin to know the truth. He had a son. He needed to know, but it might upset Katy so that he hated to think what might happen.
It was best just to leave it. Go on with life. There was the boarding house to keep him busy. And to keep away from Ian if he could.
The timing was all wrong. He couldn't just forget about Katy even if a part of him knew that Ian needed him more now than ever. How in the world did he get to this place? Wasn't it a few weeks ago when no one wanted to give him the time of day.
He was cleaning up in the kitchen when Lauren walked through.
"You're coming tonight aren't you?" She asked, looking all somber in black.
"Where?" Maxie winced.
"The Black Cat, you goof." She smiled. "How could you forget?"
"Oh, oh, that's tonight, is it?"
Katy was resting already. He didn't want to dare disturb her.
"Sorry," Maxie then smiled. "Of course I'll be there. I wouldn't miss it." He had to go. He'd promised Ian.
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