“Do we have to go?” I asked my girlfriend Heather.
As Alexei Sechin approached Brenda Holloway, he softly tossed a tin to her.
“I want to try something different,” I said.
The doorbell rang in the McKenzie household. Lucy McKenzie, the head of the household, answered the door. A young, Hispanic man in a black suit and a clergy collar stood in the doorway.
A few years ago, my parents started arguing a lot. I knew things weren’t right, but when they started arguing in front of me, I knew it was the beginning of the end. Once they argued while my friends were around. We just wanted to play Resident Evil on Xbox but my parents ruined it. I was really embarrassed by them. My friends left right away. One of them looked at me and gave me a weird look like he felt sorry for me or wondered if something was going to happen to me.
My wife Jenny and I needed this vacation. My mom agreed to take care of our teenage son, and off we went to Aruba for a week. It took a couple days before we finally started to relax. The beach resort we were staying at had everything you could possibly want. The service was magnificent. Of course there were maids that cleaned and turned down our bed at night, but we also had a young man that was kind of like a butler. Lionel, our butler, was a young black man who arranged for our bags to be delivered, got ice, delivered cocktails to our room… we were really getting spoiled!