“I was afraid, Dad,” Jason said, “if I said what had happened, then you or no one else would have wanted to adopt me.”
“My son,” Michael said, “while it may have shocked us to know, I don’t think it would have changed our minds.”
“I think I know that now, Dad,” Jason said, “but I was afraid you’d make me leave.” He paused. “Sometimes I feel I don’t deserve you and Mom.”
- From Dancing Prophet.
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