When I turned 15, my mother sat me down and told me something that shocked me, "Your father did not die in an accident—he was murdered!"
I asked, "Who did it mom?"
"The police were unable to find a suspect, so it's what's called a cold case now, Ray," she said, "It's not likely to be solved unless someone already imprisoned tells a cellmate."
I practically screamed, "Why have you waited to tell me this?"
"I wanted you old enough to understand," was her ... explanation.
"Well I DON'T," I yelled, going to my room and slamming the door.
There was a knock and I said, "Go Away!"
"It's Susan, your sister," she said.
I wasn't mad at her ... yet, so I said, "Come in."
We reluctantly waded to the shore and retrieved our clothes, but we didn't put them on. We walked hand in hand nude, through the trees and back to the cabin. Our bodies still tingled from a combination of the act of love just completed and the cool night air.
Upon arriving at the cabin, we tossed our clothes onto a chair near the fireplace. Our bodies were still damp; Caroline was shivering slightly. She decided to take a shower and headed for the bathroom.
"How about a drink to help warm you up?" I asked, heading for the kitchen.
"Sounds good," Caroline replied, closing the door to the bathroom. I heard the water running as I made us each a whiskey sour. The clock on the wall began to chime. Glancing up I noticed the time - ten o'clock. We'd been here only two hours and already had begun acting like wild animals in heat. It felt good.