Templeton approached Terry and took off his hat to show his respect. “I am so sorry for your loss, Terry. Max was a good man, always worked hard for the people of this town. He will be missed by us all.” Terry looked up at him with disdain but nodded, hoping he would walk away.
Ben saw the scene and rushed to her side. “I don’t believe it’s a good idea for you to be here.” He looked at Gloria standing at his side. “It would be better for all of us if you both left.”
Gloria replied, “Why, Ben. Max and I got along famously. It would be quite rude of me to leave the celebration of his life, and if I stay, he stays.” She winked at Templeton and took his hand. “Come on, darlin’. I could use a drink.” They left Terry and Ben, and headed for the bar table.
Ben put his hand on Terry’s shoulder, “Are you alright? I’m sorry about this, Terry.”
“I don’t want any fights today. Keep an eye on those two but if there’s a problem, take care of it discreetly, hear me?”
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish