Johnny Standing Elk rolled his eyes and thought, This woman is a walking disaster area.
Then he decided that he still had the rest of today and thirteen more to watch out for her. He made himself a heartfelt promise to never make a commitment to look out for someone again, even though this lady’s brother, Brett, was a nice guy.
Johnny finally had to ask her, “What are you afraid of, Wednesday? Can you tell me? I can tell you’re a professional woman, likely with a great career. I know it isn’t any of my business why you are here or what is going on. But if it is going to affect how you treat me and everyone else, maybe we can talk about it. Okay? I give you my word. I’ll keep it in total confidence. Okay?”
She thought over her situation. She had never been so out of control in her life. More importantly, her quandary was nowhere near remedied. She was rather certain that she could never last until Brett got back without falling apart. She could barely survive a simple day. Maybe it would better for everyone if she just left. But to do that, she would have to confide in Johnny.