42. The Whole Truth
Since the accident Mikey had been a getting a ride from Corey, a golf buddy who taught history at the middle school. Corey’s brother Derrick – another golf buddy – was representing Mikey.
“Derrick thinks he can get the charges reduced,” Mikey said as Corey pulled out of the school lot. “He says the road wasn’t well marked. The county hadn’t properly cleared the shoulder of gravel they put down during the last snowstorm. The farmer’s fence was six inches closer to the road than law allows. Turns out it wasn’t my fault and Derrick thinks he may even get my case dismissed.”
Mikey thought Corey would be happy for him. Corey sat silently for a long moment before he spoke.
“Derrick wasn’t lying. He told you what was legally true, but not the truth,” Corey said. “Truth is you were responsible for that accident. You could have killed someone. You have a serious drinking problem.”
Mikey shook his head. Derrick had warned him Corey wouldn’t understand.
Today I will be grateful for friends who tell me the truth.
Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose
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