Nakusa looked at her husband. “It’s okay, John. Nobody blames you for what happened.”
“It was my family that did this to them, Nakusa. How can they not look at me and think of that?”
“You did the right thing when you went to court with Philip and turned in your father.”
He nodded and sighed. “I know. Still doesn’t make it any easier though.”
She hugged him tight. “You are a good guy, John. Do not let what they did change your opinion of yourself.”
She took his hand and pulled him into the house with her.
Philip looked at John. “You doing okay?”
John shrugged. “I’m trying.”
“I know what you did wasn’t easy, but thank you.”
“They may have been my family, but what they were doing to you and others was wrong. Both legally and morally. I couldn’t let my father continue hurting people.”
“You are a good man.”
“So people keep telling me.”
“Start believing it.”
They watched as one of John’s kids came over to them. “Dad, Grandpa wants to talk to you in his office before everybody heads to the backyard. He wants to talk to you also, Uncle Philip.”
They watched Dale head to the yard with the others then went to the office.
Andy looked up when they came in. “Sit down, please.”
John and Philip looked at each other then both sat down.
“First, I want to make certain you both are okay. You have both been through a lot emotionally over the past few months.”
The two men both said at the same time, “I’m fine.”
The three men all smiled at that.
“Seriously, I’m fine. I have been more worried about Philip than myself. He was the one that had to deal with my father and my brother.”
John looked at Philip. “My nephew is pretty angry right now. I don’t think he’ll go as far as his father did though. He’s a good kid. Just upset at the moment.”
Philip nodded. “That’s understandable. He just lost his father. I would probably be upset in his shoes also.”
Philip looked at Andy. “Are Julliet and Tiera coming today?”
Andy shook his head. “They were invited, but Julliet wants nothing to do with any of us right now.”
“We did just send her husband to jail.”
John sighed and nodded. “She won’t even let me see Tiera right now. My own little sister and I’ve been banned from seeing her.”
“I’ll try to talk to Julliet. If she refuses to talk to me, I’ll talk to her mother. I know my sister is still talking to me at least.”