Truth be told, Jo didn't prepare herself as Danny thought. She still owes money on most of the furniture, she bought most of it on credit a week ago. She also had just signed her lease a month ago, and the paint job a week after that. She's also living on her savings, which will last her a least a half a year. When she told Danny she started preparing, she meant she started saving. Saving for the day she knew that she would have to leave.
Thanks to her military connections and old friends, she is able to work as a secretary for a big law firm. Working as a secretary is far from fulfilling, but it's where she has experience. She sighs at her desk, and shakes her head at herself. She wanted to practice the law, not... this. Before she can beat herself up any longer, the office phone rings.
"Welcome to Barker's law. This is Jo, how may I help you?"
"Hello, Jo. This is Jack, Danny's friend."
Jo raises her eyebrows at this introduction. "I know who you are, Jack. You know, I have worked with you for years."
"You know me as Jack the prosecutor, not Jack the person." He states simply.
"Ok, what would you like me to do for you Jack?" Jo asks, already feeling herself becoming defensive.
" I want you to tell Danny the whole truth." Jo hesitates before answering.
"What makes you think I won't?" She asks cautiously.
She hears Jack sigh on the other end. "Jo, I have known you for a long time. And not once have I seen you open up to someone. Not until they assigned Danny to your case."
Jo feels herself tensing up, knowing where this is going.
"What are you trying to say?" Jo asks quietly. She keeps her eyes peeled for coworkers as she speaks.
"Tell Danny how you feel. Don't leave the biggest reason why you left unsaid." And with that last remark, the line went dead.
Jo looks at the phone for a while, before putting it down. She glances at the time, and realizes that it's already five. She packs her pens and notes in her purse before leaving the office. She walks down the office steps onto the sidewalk, and hails for a cab. She gives the parks' address, knowing that's where Danny will be. She can't avoid him forever, and the sooner he leaves the earlier that she can finally let herself fall apart.