The weekend trip was supposed to be a kind of family get-together his mother usually threw around her birthday. When the day finally arrived to meet Mrs. Davis at last, Angela began to feel nervous like she was actually getting to meet her boyfriend’s mother for real.
But none of this was real, she reminded herself for the umpteenth time as she joined Shane in the car. He’d chosen to take the Porsche since he thought the drive might be more fun in the sports car. It was a short two-hour trip to his parent’s home located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. She intended to use that time to go over everything Shane had told her about his parents, especially his mother.
According to Shane, Valerie Davis was a strong, loving woman; prominent in her church and the small mountain community where he grew up. From photos, she knew Shane looked nothing like her except perhaps, her steely grey eyes and strong-looking chin.
Angela could only imagine what Valerie would think of Shane bringing his new girlfriend to the weekend family reunion. From pictures of Valerie, Angela had made her own opinion about the older woman and she sensed she was the type to want things to go her way. Anything else would be fought against tooth and nail until every facet of life could return to the status quo. Angela dreaded discovering if she was right.