Good Monday morning folks. Welcome back to the Meet My Character Monday Blog Hop. Today I want to introduce you to Allison, a secondary character from my upcoming suspense/thriller HIM.
Allison is Avery and Amy’s mother. She is a CPA, and is one of seven children. Her parents own the island on which most of the novel takes place. Her husband passed early on in their marriage, and she has never remarried. All in all she is a good mother, but she has her faults. The biggest of these faults is that she doesn’t believe that her favorite sibling is molesting her daughter. Time and time again, Amy tries to convince her mother of what has been happening to her, but Allison refuses to believe her.
The following quotes show the two sides of her personality: the loving mother and the woman in denial.
“Boys,” Mom nearly shouted, breaking up the two. “Stop arguing and being disgusting. Don’t you have something better to do?”
“Nope,” the boys said in unison and began to play wrestle. Mom rolled her eyes and looked toward Little Paw with a blissful expression. This trip to Little Paw was the only big vacation we could ever afford to take, and Mom looked forwarded to it every time we came.
“Why were you at the mall?”
“I didn’t want to be here,” I said in a low voice.
“Why not. Didn’t you want to say goodbye to your family? They were a little put out about your absence.”
“I know. And I’m sorry I missed most of them.”
“Well, then why?”
“He said he was going to be looking for me today,” I said in an even lower voice.
“Who said they were going to be looking for you and why?”
I told her who, then I told her what had happened over the last few days. She said nothing for a long time, then she stepped up to me and slapped me hard across the face, leaving my cheek flaming. I just gaped up at her. “Why…Why would you make up such lies?” she demanded.
“I’m not lying. You and I both know I’m not lying. And if you hit me again, I’ll slap you back.”
“I’m not listening to this. Go to your room. You’re grounded form leaving this house and watching television for the next month for lying and talking back.”
“Mother, please listen…”
“Shut your mouth and get out of my sight,” she said with a look of such disgust on her face it broke my heart even more. “And if I hear you’ve said anything about this to anyone else, you won’t come out of that room for a year.”
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