By Patti G
Brot and Tim approach Jesse's office door and knock once.
"Enter," says Jesse.
Brot and Tim go in. "Take a seat, gentlemen," Jesse says. "I want to know exactly what happened in the park today and why an
autistic young man was thrown down on the ground, handcuffed and brought
to this station? I have spoken to the boy's sister, and she is
considering pressing charges." Jesse tells them both.
Tim speaks up first, "Chief, we were told there was a strange
man hanging around the playground. When we approached and asked his name several
times, he just ignored us."
"So let me get this straight. This boy who did nothing alarming and
showed no aggression to you or your partner, Officer Dillon, you
interpreted as constituting a threat?" asks Jesse.
"I guess I might have overreacted to the situation, Chief," Tim says.
"I should thinks so. This boy was told by his sister to wait
on the bench and not go anywhere or talk to anyone while she went to get
a sweater from her car. I have talked to her and apologized profusely.
She finally agreed not to pursue the matter, but I suggest you both go
and personally apologize to her and the boy." Jesse tells them.
Brot and Tim agree, and Jesse dismisses them.
A minute later, there is another knock on the door, Brot enters and
asks if they can talk. Jesse tells Brot he thought he was very quiet
before and this whole incident does not sound like the way Brot
Brot tells Jesse he doesn't want to start his partnership off badly
with Tim, but he (Tim) totally overreacted to the situation. Jesse thanks
Brot for the information and dismisses Brot.
Jesse sits back at his desk and opens a drawer and pulls out a
file. He looks at it and it is labeled "Dillon, Officer Timothy." Jesse
starts to think he may have missed something when he agreed to hire Dillon so quickly. He will keep his eye on him, but hopes this was an
Zoey knocks on Zach's office door and hears him say, "Come
"Anthony, the pit boss said you wanted me to come to your office.
Have I done something wrong, Mr. Slater?" she asks.
"You have done nothing wrong, Zoey, and I am sorry if you felt
troubled. I need to talk to you about something and wanted it to be
private and not to be disturbed. Incidentally, you will be paid for your
entire shift tonight, if that is a concern to you." Zach tells her.
"That is very considerate, Mr. Slater, but I cannot imagine
what there is you could want to talk to me about that would require a meeting
like this," she says.
"Please sit down, Zoey. Can I get you something to drink?"
"No, not at the moment. Thank you, though," she says.
"Zoey, what I am about to tell you came as a big surprise to me. I
have checked and rechecked all the information before even thinking
about telling you this. Then I gave great thought as to how this
information will impact your life. In the end, I have decided that you need to
know the truth. I only hope once you do, you will let me help you deal with all
this new information," Zach says.
"You are kind of freaking me out Mr. Slater," she says.
"I am sure I am, and I am sorry about that. Please sit down and let me
try to explain this all to you. This started when you lost your locket,
and I found it at the casino. I did not mean to, but it opened, and I saw
the picture of your mother and your father. I could not believe it.
Zoey, your father, whom you never met is my father also, Alexander
Cambias, Sr.," he says.
"So you are telling me that we are related? That you and I are half
siblings? Just from that picture, do you have any actual proof?" Zoey
"I am afraid I have more proof than I want or need, Zoey. I have
everything here to show you. However, there is more to me telling you
that we share a father. I need to tell you the whole Cambias story, and
I am afraid that when I am done, you might not like what you will hear
and might not like me for telling you the truth about your real family.
I just ask you to be patient and to understand. I know better than anyone
what this information will feel like to you. So let me start at the
beginning. Alexander Cambias married my mother Amelia Howe and had two
sons, myself named after my father and my younger brother, Michael.
When we were both still small…..
A young woman, Ellie Westmore, shows up at PVH and asks the first
nurse she sees where the HR department is. She explains she has just
been hired at PVH as a nurse and needs to fill out some paper work
before beginning her first shift.
Hours later, Zach finally finishes up most of the Cambias history and
how their family affected the lives of the people in Pine Valley. Zach
knows he has given this young woman so much to process.
"I can't believe this whole thing, Zach. I grew up just
thinking it was my mom and myself. I never knew the man in her locket, and she
never talked about him much either. Did she know about him? If she did, why
didn't she ever tell me? Putting aside for the moment all the horrible things
that he and Michael, my uncle, did to all these people, I have found I have a
whole family that I never knew about." Zoey stands up and
just looks at Zach with confusion written all over her face. I have to
get out of here right now and be alone, have some space to process all
of this," she tells Zach.
Zoey runs to the door, and Zach starts to go after her but realizes
that she probably does need time to take this all in. He just hopes when
the dust settles they can talk again and try and form some kind of
relationship and he can help her deal with all that being a Cambias
To be continued ...
P.S. I have been watching AMC since 1976,
and during that time I have had the pleasure of sharing that
experience with family, friends, and yes even my late
husband. Now, however, I watch the show alone these past
years and enjoy writing my Random Thoughts article as well
as this new venture Fan Fiction. I am pleased when I see
people have read my posts as it makes me feel connected to
all of you out there. Thanks for all your support. I am
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