"Ok, but I really need to make dinner, so make it quick?" Jackson sighed. He had a feeling she wouldn't feel like eating after he'd said his piece.
"Do you want to sit down?" He motioned to the picnic table, and she shook her head. "I should have told you years ago, when I first found out..." Lisa looked a little worried and very confused
"Told me what?" She asked, almost impatiently.
"I dated Trisha." Lisa face fell and her eyes grew wide in shock, before an angry scowl plagued her features.
"No, no, Lisa, no, not like that!" He could barely get the words out. "Before I met you, before I lived here, back in Twinbrook..." Lisa raised her hand as if to hit him, but instead let out a frustrated squeal when he didn't flinch.
"Lisa, I wanted to tell you before..." It was as if he'd read her mind. They'd been together most of their lives and had learned to read each other quite well, but this had still come as a surprise to Lisa. "I just couldn't find the words at the time, and then, well, as time went on it seemed less and less relevant. I know it wasn't, I know I should've told you straight away, but I couldn't do it."
"I didn't want to, I hadn't meant to tell you at all, I'll admit, but Taylor..."
"Madi, daddy has to go stay at a friends for a few days, you need to go back inside and finish your homework." She spoke softly, as if to a toddler.
"I finished my..."
"Just go back inside Madison!" Lisa snapped back, not letting the child finish. Madison turned on her heels and almost ran back inside. Lisa turned to her husband one last time. "Go. Please, just go." She started to tremble as she tried as hard as she could to not cry. Jackson didn't care, and was crying already.
"Please..." Was all he could get out. Lisa crossed her arms and turned her head. Indicating that she wasn't going to listen to him anymore.
Sorry Madi! Totally forgot it was her birthday, otherwise I'd have held this off for another day! Poor girl...
Awkward that this was probably the easiest chapter to write (I'm better at doom and gloom than happy families), but the hardest to stage. I hated making Jackson and Lisa argue, as they constantly roll wants to romance each other, and both have 'eternally faithful' moodlets :'(