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Timothy - 83. Chapter 83

“Tim, when Ann Marie first told me about her rape, I was afraid. I didn’t want her to become depressed, and I didn’t want my friends to know. Your father never knew, and I didn’t tell him until the day Ann Marie was hospitalized after receiving your letter. He was angry at the boy who did it but angrier at me for not telling him.”

“Is that when you started to see Bruce?”

“No, I encouraged Ann Marie to focus on her education. I found an all-girl college and told her to enroll there. The first time she came home, she couldn’t leave the house. From that time on, I encouraged her to take summer courses. Instead of coming home, she went to the homes of her friends. She had a good friend who was focused on studying and wasn’t into boys. That was how she met Mr. Struthers. She told me he reminded her of Dad, except he was older. When she graduated, she told me Mr. Struthers asked her to marry him at the urging of his daughter. She asked me what I thought, and I told her she should give it some serious thought. Since he was older, I thought that he wouldn’t be interested in having marital relations with Ann Marie. I was wrong. Ann Marie called me crying; I told her to see a doctor and ask for a prescription for sleeping tablets. Whenever he became amorous, she gave him a sleeping tablet and then pretended they had sex in the morning. She did that, but one tablet wasn’t enough, now she gave him two tablets. One night he was tired. She had given him two tablets, but he didn’t know that, and he took two on his own. That was when he died.”

“He knew about the sleeping tablets?”

“Yes. On occasion, Ann Marie needed them, as she was having nightmares.”

“Why didn’t she come home when he died?”

“I told her not got come home. I was afraid she would relive her rape all over.”

“Why did you go to see Bruce?”

“I wanted to see him and find out if he felt anything for what he did. But when I saw him, I decided to make him relive that night. I wanted him to feel guilty. But he wasn’t. I would tell him I knew he raped my daughter when you canceled my appointment. Then you became involved. You found out who raped Ann Marie, and he left town. If I had told your dad, he would have gone after him, and I was afraid he would have killed him.”

“Does he know all of this?”

“No, he thinks Mr. Struthers died of natural causes..”

“Are you going to tell him?”

“No, Ann Marie is doing well, and he is happy to see her getting better. I think leaving this behind us is the best.”

Stephen and Dad returned, “I thought you would have prepared the rest of dinner.”

“We made coffee. It won’t take long to finish preparing dinner.” I saw Mom smile as she set a coffee in front of Dad.

Stephen sat in his chair, looking at me and then the table. I took the hint and got a coffee for him.

I wasn’t sure. If I were Dad, I’d want to know, but it isn’t my place to tell him. Maybe it will be the right time to tell Dad in the future, and it will be Mom’s choice.

That night, lying in bed with my head on Stephen’s chest, I told him what Mom told me.

“So she feels guilty about Mr. Strutter’s death.”

“Yes, and she didn’t react when Ann Marie told her about being raped.”

“That is a heavy burden to carry.”

‘Yes, but now that she has told me, I think she will tell Dad everything.”

“I hope you are right. The sooner she tells your dad, the better she will feel.”

“I don’t know what she has told Ann Marie but if she hasn’t, she should apologized to her.”

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So AM may feel responsible for her husbands death it was unintentional but still.I'm curious if she told the doctor about that.

While Mom should have told Dad what happened I do appreciate her concern that Dad would have tracked down Bruce and kill him.

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You’re damn right mom, I’d be madder than hell if I were your husband and you kept this from me because you didn’t want your friends to think badly of you. Revelation, it’s not about you!!! Now, not only does she have a rape on her conscious she also has a death. Way to go mom - stellar. And I agree with @chris191070brucee should be felled up with Big Bubba & Co. 

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To save face with friends and be damned!!! Sorry mum has passed me off.

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2 minutes ago, Anton_Cloche said:

The family that slays together stays together? Last name Soprano? 

Fredo from The Godfather wouldn't agree with that

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Mom needs serious help...Oh...what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive...

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2 hours ago, mikedup said:

Well that was a real revelation, that imagine is not a detail that needs to aired to the public , putting sleeping tablets in someone's drink is bordering on premeditated murder, this story is really getting very ,very intense, Bruce is going to pay

Abetting a murder, intentional or not will cause internal strife.

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2 hours ago, chris191070 said:

Wow, Mum certainly was carrying a burden. Telling Steven will help her, but she needs to be honest with Dad.

Ann Marie was scared of all men because of  Bruce.

Bruce needs a session with Big Bubba and his friends with no lube involved.

Bruce can try running but won't work. Donnie has him tagged

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2 hours ago, weinerdog said:

So AM may feel responsible for her husbands death it was unintentional but still.I'm curious if she told the doctor about that.

While Mom should have told Dad what happened I do appreciate her concern that Dad would have tracked down Bruce and kill him.

She needs to tell Dad come what may

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Stupid stupid woman. And I feel that she didn’t feel responsible for the dead of AM ‘s husband. Every time she choose to do the wrong thing. If the true comes out, both AM and mom could be arrested for Mr. Strutter’s death. AM was mentally unable to tell the difference between good and evil but mom, my god. She deserves punishment.

 Still I hope that Timothy don’t tell the DA or the judge the true for AM’s sake and  because that would bring the process of Tom against Bruce at risk and Tom needs the win. But  Timothy has to force his mother to go to long-term therapy, she really is no good. I didn't expect this.

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1 hour ago, Christopher said:

You’re damn right mom, I’d be madder than hell if I were your husband and you kept this from me because you didn’t want your friends to think badly of you. Revelation, it’s not about you!!! Now, not only does she have a rape on her conscious she also has a death. Way to go mom - stellar. And I agree with @chris191070brucee should be felled up with Big Bubba & Co. 

In some ways I can understand Mom. She got caught in her quicksand. 

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2 hours ago, Christopher said:

You’re damn right mom, I’d be madder than hell if I were your husband and you kept this from me because you didn’t want your friends to think badly of you. Revelation, it’s not about you!!! Now, not only does she have a rape on her conscious she also has a death. Way to go mom - stellar. And I agree with @chris191070brucee should be felled up with Big Bubba & Co. 

Mom's said her first concern to prevent AM getting depressed. (Mom was misinformed, but it's only relatively recently that the effects of trauma and PTSD have become wide public knowledge.) Not wanting her friends to know may well have also come from wanting to protect AM. That was a time that many people would have thought of AM as "damaged goods" (that still happens today), which meant AM suffering odd looks and whispers wherever she went in town. Mom may not have made the smartest decisions, but she was doing the best she knew how within the cultural restraints of that time.

Also, Mom's advice to AM about sleeping pills also seems sensible. The double dose was an accident, not Mom's fault. I

43 minutes ago, CLJobe said:

Abetting a murder, intentional or not will cause internal strife.

If it wasn't intentional, it wasn't a murder. It was at most manslaughter.

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Wow 😮, regardless the nativity in intent, drugging anyone at anytime without their knowledge is a huge breach of trust and majorly illegal; then contributing to death even while not intentional is still manslaughter!

There is no such thing as legally dosing a person for personal convenience; that is only allowed when it is necessary, in the interest of safety to that person or others, to prevent life threatening actions of self harm or harm to others.

No wonder that AM is screwed up. With mom’s advice it’s like the perfect storm of making of a murderer.

Bruce is not the only guilty party here and this news if exposed could jeopardize the case against true evil.

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AM was acting in interests of safety. The trauma of rape is huge. Even if it was her husband, being forced to have intercourse when she doesn't want it would be repeated rape. 

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19 hours ago, drsawzall said:

Mom needs serious help...Oh...what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive...

Yes, a verse everyone should know.

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17 hours ago, frosenblum said:

Mom's said her first concern to prevent AM getting depressed. (Mom was misinformed, but it's only relatively recently that the effects of trauma and PTSD have become wide public knowledge.) Not wanting her friends to know may well have also come from wanting to protect AM. That was a time that many people would have thought of AM as "damaged goods" (that still happens today), which meant AM suffering odd looks and whispers wherever she went in town. Mom may not have made the smartest decisions, but she was doing the best she knew how within the cultural restraints of that time.

Also, Mom's advice to AM about sleeping pills also seems sensible. The double dose was an accident, not Mom's fault. I

If it wasn't intentional, it wasn't a murder. It was at most manslaughter.

Mom believes she is indirectly the cause of Struther's death. If, that magic word. 

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13 hours ago, Philippe said:

Wow 😮, regardless the nativity in intent, drugging anyone at anytime without their knowledge is a huge breach of trust and majorly illegal; then contributing to death even while not intentional is still manslaughter!

There is no such thing as legally dosing a person for personal convenience; that is only allowed when it is necessary, in the interest of safety to that person or others, to prevent life threatening actions of self harm or harm to others.

No wonder that AM is screwed up. With mom’s advice it’s like the perfect storm of making of a murderer.

Bruce is not the only guilty party here and this news if exposed could jeopardize the case against true evil.

Isn't there a saying about the best intent leads to a road to hell. and hell can be expieerenced here on earthy, ask Mom..

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18 hours ago, dutch woman said:

Stupid stupid woman. And I feel that she didn’t feel responsible for the dead of AM ‘s husband. Every time she choose to do the wrong thing. If the true comes out, both AM and mom could be arrested for Mr. Strutter’s death. AM was mentally unable to tell the difference between good and evil but mom, my god. She deserves punishment.

 Still I hope that Timothy don’t tell the DA or the judge the true for AM’s sake and  because that would bring the process of Tom against Bruce at risk and Tom needs the win. But  Timothy has to force his mother to go to long-term therapy, she really is no good. I didn't expect this.

A good story always has a twist. Tim will have his revenge in the courts.  Mom needs therapy absolutely. She has messed up AM's life and has indirectly created problems for others.

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