Matthew and Peter walked into the hospital and spoke with a nurse who led them to Melissa’s room. They went in and saw her sitting by the window on the bench there. She looked at them.
“Peter, Matthew?” Melissa asked.
“Melissa,” Peter said.
“Melissa,” Matthew said.
“What do I owe this visit?” Melissa asked.
“I would like some answers,” Matthew said.
“I can guess to what, you want to know why I did what I did to Kelly,” Melissa said.
“Yes, are you aware of her condition right now,” Matthew said.
“No, how is she?” Melissa asked.
“She can’t see, Melissa, she got glass in her eyes and we won’t know if she will regain her eyesight until she’s all healed, does that make you happy, that you possibly caused her to be blind and will have scars on her body and face so she won’t look the same as before,” Matthew said.
“No it doesn’t,” Melissa said.
“How do you feel really,” Peter said.
“After being in jail and being in here, it’s gave me a lot of time to think about everything that I did, Matthew, Peter, you both won’t believe me but I regret what I did, I can’t believe I did that to her, my daughter, I can’t believe I did that,” Melissa said.
“Melissa, here is a picture of her at the hospital,” Peter said. He showed her a picture of Kelly in the hospital.
“Here is her today,” Matthew said.
“Oh god, I can’t believe I did that to her!” Melissa said. She broke down crying.
“Melissa, why did you sleep with Mitch, why did you cheat on me with him?” Peter asked.
“I don’t know, I was stupid and I made a huge mistake,” Melissa said.
“How many times did you two fuck?” Peter asked.
“Three times total, twice before he started dating Kelly and that one time at the rehab center,” Melissa said.
“Did I not give you everything you’ve ever wanted?” Peter asked.
“Oh god Peter, you did, I just thought....” Melissa said.
“You thought what?” Peter asked.
“That you had an affair, I found lipstick on your shirt when I was washing one day,” Melissa said.
“I never ever would do that to you, I never would intentionally cheat, a client came onto me at the office and tried to kiss me but got my shirt collar before I pushed her away from me,” Peter said.
“Why my brother, why push him onto your daughter, why would you want her to stay with him after she caught him fucking his assistant in his office,” Matthew said.
“I met him and felt this connection with him, as for wanting him and Kelly to stay together, it was to keep me from him,” Melissa said.
“Oh god,” Peter said.
“I’ll sign whatever papers you want me to,” Melissa said.
“Melissa,” Peter said.
“I know I messed up big time, I destroyed our marriage and I blamed our daughter for it,” Melissa said.
“So that’s why you threw her into the donut case, because you blamed her for your life being destroyed when it was you who did it to begin with, you most definitely belong in here indefinitely,” Matthew said.
“The blame is on you, Melissa, she didn’t tell you to sleep with Mitch those three times, she didn’t tell me about it, Paul did some investigating, he told me everything, he told his sisters after he told me, but you are the one who destroyed your life and our marriage, you alone, Kelly was innocent, she’s the one who was hurt most in all this,” Peter said.
“I realized that after I got here and talked to the therapist, she helped me realize that everything was my fault, my fault alone,” Melissa said. The door to the room opened and in came Paul with Kelly. Melissa covered her mouth and cried softly.