Chapter 7: Pride and Prejudice
Zach is a simpleton. He has not learned that you get all of the facts before you make a judgement. What is he, twelve? *no offense to 12-year olds*
He doesn't seem to have any gut instincts because he bought that abuser's tall tale, hook, line, and sinker.
I think he's so ready to believe the worst about Emma because he's pissed at himself for wanting her so much. However, that's no excuse. Doesn't he know what kind of man his Uncle is? His suspicions are not only an insult to Emma but to his Uncle. What...a...moron.
I fear Zach will, however unwittingly, cause much harm and danger to Emma. And he should feel extremely guilty when he realizes his mistakes. Hope he learns from this, but so far, I don't see him as a man who reflects deeply about much of anything. Yeah, I'm really pissed at him right now.
I'm of two minds about Emma deciding that Zach should not be told about her troubles with her abuser. On the one hand, it could prevent some really bad things later on, but with the way he's currently acting, he probably wouldn't believe her anyway. Why is it so hard for him to give her the benefit of the doubt and he seemed to accept everything that guy she was married to without question? Does he have to make her the villain to allay his desires for her?
On a lighter note, look at Miss Luna, dropping it like it's hot, or least knowing how to drop it like it's hot. That woman is a real character. hee
This was a very good chapter, Chica. Much appreciated.
Reviewer: BellaChica Signed
Date: March 05 2011