He stood and advanced on her. “Why wouldn’t it be a good idea?” he asked, but didn’t give her a chance to answer. “And yeah, I need you there tonight. You might not be the one running for office, but we need to face this problem together.”
“Together?” It didn’t sound like he planned to walk away, but she didn’t want to read too much into his statement either.
Brett put his hands on her waist and pulled her a little closer. “Isn’t it what couples do? They work together? I don’t have a lot of experience with relationships, but my parents always work as a unit.”
Her parents did as well. “Yes, but I thought you’d find it easier to cut ties with me. You could go on record saying you didn’t know about my past, which is the truth, and move on. If you did, the voters might not hold all this against you in November.”
“Is that what you want?” He sounded concerned. “I know your involvement with me has turned into a major headache for you. Given time, things will die down.”
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