uddenly, “Jesssssiiiiiiieeeeeeeee,” he heard Penny's voice as she bounded through the airport and ran straight into his arms, they sobbed and hugged. Carmel caught her up eventually, Todd walked over to her, “What are these two like?” he said smiling, his smile was devastatingly handsome, Carmel thought that he just didn’t smile anywhere near enough, he could stop hearts with that smile. Then she got herself in check, this was Todd she was having these thoughts about, 'Todd the bully'.
“They could teach most of the world about true love,” Carmel said, Todd agreed. Then they really did have to pry them apart or Jessie's flight was going to go without him.
When Carmel and Penny got home their mother was waiting for them, she'd had a visit from Police Commissioner Steadman.
[we've had a visit off your father, threatening my mother, please advise your father, if he steps foot on my property again I will have him for trespass, if he approaches my mother I will have him very publicly for harassment. Any threats he can direct to me.]
Carmel sent a text message to Todd. Who the second he read it, picked up the phone.
“Thank you, Father, for giving me permission to date Carmel, you have no idea how much this means to me!” Todd said.
“WHAT??? I HAVE WARNED THAT WOMAN TO KEEP HER FILTHY KIDS AWAY FROM MY SONS.”
“The agreement was, I wouldn’t date Carmel if you left Jessie and Penny alone, you broke the agreement.”
“I won’t have either of you near those scum.”
“You just have no idea do you? You don’t even know that your own son is sat here crying his eyes out because the girl he loves is on the other side of the world, how would you know? You weren’t at the airport. Anyone who had seen those two together would never ever try and keep them apart. You will not interfere again or I will go right ahead and marry Carmel.”
“You, you!” his father stuttered.
“This is the last warning I will give you, and just so you know, if you go near Carmel's mother, Carmel will sue you for harassment, and I will stand witness for their side.” At which Todd hung up, he was shaking.
A message came through shortly after from his father, [I agree, u just keep your end of the bargain]. Todd wanted to push it, his father had already broken that agreement.
[I want it in writing, you will stay out of Jessie's relationship]
[Agreed, but I warn you, he brings disgrace on this family, I hold u responsible]
Carmel sat back and breathed a huge sigh of relief. Her mother questioned her as to what had been going on, she knew Penny had said she would go to Japan for this boy, but she hadn’t taken the whole thing seriously.