THE HAYES SISTERS—PART 19

“Oh, my goodness. Is he sure”?

“Lena, he’s a certified coroner, he knows what he’s talking about”.

“What does that mean. Is there going to be an inquest”?

“I don’t know, I am supposed to meet with Jack on Sunday at the Tea Room for lunch. I have something I want to run by him, but, I could be wrong and don’t want to create any problems”.

“What is it, Clara”?

“I’ll tell you tomorrow, I don’t want anyone else to know about it. I also want to speak with Jeffery when he comes back tomorrow. I want to know if he knows that Gloria is his half sister. I would also like to know if Clem changed his will”.

“Do you think he’ll know”?

“I don’t know Lena, I don’t know. Right now we need to go up to Gloria’s room and calm her down about questioning her. I tend to believe what she told us. What about you Lena”?

“I think she’s telling the truth”.

“Let’s go and get this over with Lena”. The sisters headed up the stairs. Gloria heard a knock on her door. “Come in, it’s open”. Lena and Clara entered her room.

“Gloria, we are sorry if we upset you, but, Clem possibly did not die from natural causes”.

“You think I killed him”?

“It did cross our minds. We found the lab report and the prescription slip. You have to admit it does raise questions”.

“I didn’t kill anyone, I was just trying to make sure my mom was right about Clem being my father. And, as far as the prescription it was something my mother’s doctor left in error and I just added it to my memories. It might sound stupid to you, but, you have no idea how my mother suffered and how much I loved her, so who are you to judge me”?

“Would you mind if we asked you just a few more questions”?

“Not right now if you don’t mind. And, if you want me to move out, I’ll start packing”.

“Please don’t do that Gloria, we believe you, but, we just need to know a couple of more things. Why don’t you rest a while and come downstairs when you feel better and we can have some tea or coffee if you like and if you want we can talk some more. Maybe you can even help us solve this”. Lena and Clara left the room and closed the door. They could hear Gloria crying as they walked away.

Marcus knew Jeffery would return on Saturday and wanted to speak with him. He had arranged to take him out to dinner at the Surf and Turf, it was located at the edge of town and not too many locals dined there, the food was good but pricey. He was sure Jeffery didn’t want to keep the B&B and hoped he could purchase it from him. It had been a dream of his for many years. This was his chance.

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