Char stayed in my bed until I fell asleep but was gone in the morning. My mind was filled with the previous day and with the date I had with my aunt, “a guy couldn’t have a better day,” I thought as I rolled out of bed for my morning trip to the bathroom. As always my erection pointed the way under my robe. I noticed the door to the room Char was using was closed tight so I didn’t stop but remembered yesterday clearly.
I dressed and went to the kitchen where Mom was making breakfast. My dad was not there, which didn’t surprise me because he played golf every Sunday morning. Mom was very quiet as she prepared breakfast, which was very unusual. As she turned to slide my plate of eggs to me it seemed like she had been crying as she offered me a “Good morning,” and left the kitchen. Something was really off this morning and it seemed like maybe she found out about Char’s date with me and what we had done.
I pushed my eggs around lost in thought when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I looked up at Aunt Charlotte, who was not smiling either. She came around and pulled out a chair. “Have you spoken to your Mom?” she asked.
“No, am I in trouble, does she know,” I whispered.
“No, it is nothing like that Larry. I should let your Mom and Dad tell you this but since we have been so close I thought I might help you understand. Do you remember what I told you about intercourse?”
I nodded as I saw a worried look in her eyes. “Well you Mom found out last night that your Dad has been unfaithful. She found out your Dad has been meeting Susan and having intercourse.” She whispered, “This is something a man and wife NEVER do if they care about their marriage and family.”
I gulped, I knew what divorce was, several of my friends parents divorced because, “Dad was screwing around.” I had no idea what that meant when they told me so now I looked at Char, “does that mean Dad has been screwing around.” I saw Char hold back a smile.
“You must have heard that phrase from friends; yes that is what it is called.” She said dabbing a tear from her eye. “But you need to know that your Dad made a big mistake but that doesn’t mean he is a bad person.” She said.
“Are they going to get a divorce,” I asked pushing my plate away.
“I don’t know Larry, they may be able to work this out. But I know this, your Mom really needs you now. You need to be on your best behavior and help out all you can. She doesn’t know I am talking to you, so listen when she does tell you and try to understand this has hurt her deeply.” Charlotte said and put her hand on my shoulder and whispered, “I am sorry our little secrets happened when all this came up.”