Vicki was on the internet looking at the new eye care procedure that her doctor had recommended for her. If her doctor was right, then she would no longer be going blind and no longer have to rely on Henry or Coreen to read things that were in small print. By the look of things, the new procedure just started and had great results, although there was one major risk. For a week, she would be blind, and if by the end of that week she didn't have her sight back, then she would be getting an seeing eye dog sooner than she thought.
"What are looking so serous about?" Vicki looked up at her door and found Henry leaning on the door frame. Vicki took of her glasses and closed the window that she was looking at.
"Just some research for a case. How long have you been standing there?"
"About five minutes. I came over to talk to you about last month." Vicki knew what he was talking about. The kiss they shared before destroying the items that almost got her dragged to hell. She leaned back as Henry took a seat across from her.
"What about last month do you want to talk about?"
"About the moment we shared, the kiss, and how after that, you've been putting distance between us." Henry appeared behind her, putting his head next to hers. "I want to know where we stand. If we're ever going to move forward from where we are know." Before Vicki could answer, one of her clients came in.
"Mrs. Harper, come in."
"I hope that I'm not interrupting anything." Henry had backed away from Vicki, but anyone could tell that something was going on. Vicky glanced at Henry, letting him know that she would answer her before reassuring Mrs. Harper that everything was ok. Mrs. Harper took a seat while Henry went outside to talk to Coreen. Vicky had to find Mrs. Harper's son and had accomplished it.
"Mrs. Harper, I've found your son and he's fine. The think is that he has had a sex change and is working at a party agency. This is the address of his home and his job if you still want to see him." Vicki handed a piece of paper with the addresses and the numbers of both places and a cell phone number.
"Thank you, Vicki." She looked at the paper trying to decide if she wanted to meet her new daughter. "Here is the rest of your payment." Vicki took the check and stood to escort her to the door. When she turned around, Henry was staring at her and Vicki was getting a little nervous about his intense stare.
"I'm going to go out and get some more coffee and things." Corrin slipped by Vicki with a grin on her face. Vicki was so going to get Coreen for this.
"Are we going to talk now or do you have something to do." Vicki went back into her office and Henry followed after her.
"Henry, I'm not trying to put distance between us, it's just that I've been thinking about some things and it's preoccupied me."
"And what is on your mind so much that you've avoided me and what happened?" Henry was angry now and wasn't trying to hide. Vicki had a feeling that if she didn't tell him now, then whatever they would have would have been lost. Vicki sighed while taking an envelope from the bottom drawer.
"This is my last report on my eye exam that I took two days after." Henry took it and read it. He scanned down the report until he saw what she wanted him to see.
Although your eye disease has been decreasing over a steady time period, it has accelerated beyond predicted time frames. We are sorry to say that within two months, you will have no deification between shapes and some colors. Your eyesight will only get worse from there…
Henry didn't need to read any further. He knew what this meant. He was torn between being sorry for her and anger that she hadn't told this to him soon. He could have helped her and see if there was anything that could have been done.
"I've been doing some research on a new procedure that could possible reverse the effect and cure my eyes, but there's a catch. For a week, I'll have bandages over my eyes, so I won't be able to see. After that week is up, I might be cured for life, or I might never see again." Henry sat there in silence. He couldn't believe what he was hearing. "My insurance covers the cost of the operation, I just have to call and schedule an appointment." Vicki took the paper out of Henry's hands and put it back into the envelope. "I've been trying to decide if I should do the surgery of make arrangements for me going blind."
"Why haven't you told me about this sooner? I could of helped you, been there for you."
"I know. At first, I didn't know what I should do; we were getting along so well that I didn't want to ruin it. Then I thought that I could deal with this on my own. I found out about the surgery about a week ago and was deciding on how I was going to continue. I was going to tell everyone tomorrow what I was going to do."
"And what are you going to do?"
"I'm going to try the surgery. I'm going to schedule it for this week." They sat there in silence. Henry sat, silently seething and worried at the same time. He wanted to be there for her, protect her, but she wasn't going to be that easy to protect. She would rather be on her own and take everything on her shoulders. Henry got up and walked around to her chair. He kneeled down in front of Vicki, making his face level with her face.
"I'm going to be here with you and I'm going to make sure that you're not going to hide anything else from me. We're suppose to be together in this, and I'm making sure that we do." Vicky nodded her head in understanding. "Now, we're going out to dinner."
"Where going out to dinner and going over what we're going to do while you recover and see what we'll do if this surgery doesn't work."
"Ok." Vicki got her coat and followed Henry down stairs to his car.