Shelby stopped by the office to see her son. The last time she saw him, he was angry and left. He hadn’t been by for a visit since. He hadn’t accepted any of the phone calls from them either. He had talked to Fiona, but stopped taking her calls also when he found out that she had been asked to call and check up on him.
“Brooklyn, is Campbell in?”
“He is. I was told that if you called or stopped, not to let you in to see him.”
Campbell came out of the office to give Brooklyn some papers. He saw his mother standing there.
“Brooklyn, I am needing three copies of this contract.”
He looked at his mother and smiled. “Come on in.”
Shelby hadn’t been expecting that, especially after what Brooklyn said. She looked at the young woman who just shrugged her shoulders also looking confused.
She sat down and looked at her son. “How are you doing?”
“I’m doing pretty good. I talked to Abbey and tried to convince her to quit.”
Shelby frowned hearing that. “You said you tried. Does that mean she refused?”
He smiled when she asked. “She quit. She’s not leaving, though.”
Shelby was a bit confused. “If she quit, why is she staying?”
“I asked her to stay.”
“You asked her to quit, then asked her to stay?”
He nodded. “I don’t think it would be appropriate for you to continue paying my girlfriend to take care of me.”
Shelby couldn’t help smiling when she heard those words from her son. “She convinced you that you weren’t the bad person you thought you were.”
He shook his head. “Not completely. She did show me that I can’t let what happened stop me from trying to be happy though. I love her and being with her makes me happy.”
He shook his head. “I’m scared of losing her.”
“At least you are not letting that stop you from being with her. I am happy for both of you, honey. All I have ever wanted was to see you happy and with someone that you love.”
She looked at her son thinking about all the sadness he had in his life.
“Does she know about Rita and Nicholas?”
He nodded his head. “I told her about them.”
She was glad. They were the one topic that Campbell rarely discussed with anybody. Her son’s life was finally starting to move in the right direction again and that made her very happy.