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Matt is mad

Posted on 2005.06.21 at 09:55
Hand up behind her head as she tried to finish plaiting her hair back, Sophia heads toward the phone, and stops when she hears her father's voice. The muffled cursing is followed by an angry, "Sophia, this is your father. Are you home?"

She picks up the phone, hair falling loose as she lets go the braid.

"Dad, what is it?" she says, the concern and slight irritation evident in her voice.

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lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 00:03 (UTC) (Link)
Matt picked up on the irritation in her voice and scowled, "I've just been with Vivian Cates. We need to talk about Luke, Sophia. Are you staying home for a while or do you want to come by the station?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 00:21 (UTC) (Link)

Matt is mad

"I have to go to work, Dad, Sarah's not feeling well, so I'm going in to finish her shift and close up. What's wrong? Why do we need to talk about Luke?"
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 00:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Don't play games with me Sophia. Not about this. You know exactly why we need to talk about Luke." Matt stopped for a moment to calm himself down before continuing.

"I told you. Vivian's been here. We know what you and Luke are planning. Now I'd prefer to have this conversation face to face. So are you going to come here or do you want me to show up at the diner?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 00:35 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

The anger in her father's voice was evident, especially when he reached the 'cool and cold' tone. "Let me see if I can get someone to wait back and I'll come there," she offered. She wasn't sure what Luke's mother could have said to set her father off like this, but she was used to him going ballistic over anything to do with Luke ever since that night he'd seen there wasn't going to be any avoiding her going through the change.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 01:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"No, you get someone to cover your shift. I'll come home." Matt checked his watch and reached for his keys, "You'll need a way to get to the diner anyway. I'll be home in ten minutes."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 01:09 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Alright, and Dad, drive safely," she said a little drily, her comment on his anger being a little more than it should.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 01:30 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Matt couldn't help shaking his head at her comment, "I'll make it there in one piece Soph."

He hung up the phone just as Molly came back into the station, "Hey Molly. Hold the fort I'll be back in a while."

Once outside he got in his truck and fired the engine, maneuvering the car out of town and up the hill.

Ten minutes later he pulled up outside the house and cut the engine, getting out of the truck almost before it stopped. Jogging up to the house he stepped inside, "Soph?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 01:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"I'm coming," Sophia called out from her bedroom, picking up her bag and a jacket.

"So what's the big rush, Dad? What's Luke done?"
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 01:56 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"I suspect you know exactly what he's done." Matt sighed. "Vivian came to see me after she'd had a little talk with him."

"Sit down Soph. And tell me he hasn't convinced you to run away with him?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 02:13 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Her eyes widened in surprise and she had to stop herself from laughing, the serious look on her father's face telling her he wasn't meaning it as a joke.

"Run away? Dad, are you serious?? No! And he's not running away, he's going to find Ruby, that's all," she said, sitting down and looking at her father, still a little surprised that he would think she'd do that.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 02:26 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Yeah you know it's funny. That's the same excuse Luke used with this mother. But something didn't sound right to me about that whole thing."

He looked at Sophia, "It doesn't wash. You're the reason it doesn't wash. I've noticed what's been going on between you and Luke wouldn't leave you alone right now."

Getting up he paced over to the window, "So I'm left thinking that we don't know the whole story and I say to Vivian that there has to be something else, something more important than Sophia."

Turning back, he grimaced, "Then I reluctantly admit to myself that in his mind there is nothing more important than Sophia."

"Which is why I'm wondering what you aren't telling me. What Luke isn't telling Viv. The only thing that comes to mind is the two of you running away together and if that isn't it, then what is it?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 02:32 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Her fingers fidgetted with the strap on her bag. She'd never lied to her father, and didn't want to start now, but had promised never to tell anyone what Luke had told her. He'd already broken trust with Ruby by telling her and she was not going to betray his trust in her, nor Ruby's in him, by saying anything to her father.

"He must find Ruby Dad. She's his only family now, with Mr Cates gone, and Amanda...." She stopped for a moment, the reason for Amanda's death something at the forefront of both their minds - she failed to flip. "He's coming back, he told me he is, and I believe him."
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 02:39 (UTC) (Link)

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"Soph..." Matt trailed off. She was adamant about why Luke was leaving town and she'd never lied to him before.

Sighing he ran a hand through his hair, "Ok. I believe you're not going with him. But Sophia I'm worried. Something's just not right about this."

He sat back down, reaching for her hands, unsure how to continue the conversation, "I'm worried about you."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 03:03 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

She leaned forward, resting her elbows on her knees and putting her hands in her father's.

"Don't worry Dad, I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but yes, he promised me he'd be back and I believe him. He knows what's happening, and he's just ... he needs to see Ruby, talk to her and make sure she's alright. He's worried about her... like you're worried about me, but .. different... OK?" she said, finishing with a small laugh, trying to lighten her father's mood.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 12:42 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Some part of Matt knew Sophia was still keeping something from him. But he also knew she wouldn't tell him what it was. His daughter had obviously inherited his stubborn streak.

Sighing, he eyed her carefully, "Ok. But you have to promise me something."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 13:27 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

She looks at him with a look of humourous caution. "What's that, Daddy?"
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 18:30 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Matt looked at her and then looked away uncomfortably. "If you get into trouble with... you know... Please let me know about it? Sherman might be able to help if Luke isn't back yet."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 19:10 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Her mouth fell open a little as her eyes widened momentarily. It was the first time her father had given any indication that he would even accept Luke being around her when 'that time' came. She quickly regathered herself, and squeezed her father's hand.

"Will you... be alright? I mean, we..haven't really.. talked about it," she said softly. She knew how much her father fought the wolf inside him, and she had been brought up knowing very little of it, as he had hoped and prayed she would not become one. They both knew now that that pray of his was not going to be answered.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 19:18 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Look I'm not gonna lie. I don't like the idea.... I hate the idea of you flipping, much less with that sorry excuse for a...." Matt stopped himself and swallowed the insult on his tongue.

"But even I, the leader of the 'don't flip' league can appreciate that the first time is easier with someone you trust and as much as I hate it, Luke is the guy you trust. So .... I'll try not to kill him or anything."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-21 19:48 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Gee Dad, thanks that's really big of you!" she replied with a dry laugh, rolling her eyes at his comment. "That will of course be greatly appreciated, both by me and Luke, I'm sure!"

Her voice softened as she looked down at his hands for a moment. "I'm sorry you don't like him, and he's the one I feel most ... comfortable with," she said. "I wish it could have been different. That I wasn't like this, that it wasn't going to happen, that it was someone else I wanted to be with for this... " Her voice had risen a little as she spoke and she stopped, swallowing quickly to get herself back under control.

"But it is how it is, and we can't change what we are by birth, at least... we can't stop it... and thanks for accepting it's.. him I ... want to have help me... "

lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-21 23:41 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"Oh honey." Matt got up and pulled Sophia into a hug, "It's like you told me a long time ago. It's all about dna." Pulling back slightly he pressed a kiss to her forehead and then looked down at her, "I wouldn't change you for the world. I love you no matter what."

"Now, how about that ride to the diner?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-22 00:26 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

She hugged her father and smiled up at him, closing her eyes for a moment as he kissed her forehead.

"Yes, you better get us moving as you don't want to end up having to give yourself a ticket, now, would you?" she joked, picking up her jacket and slipping her bag over her shoulder as they made their way out to the truck.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-22 00:53 (UTC) (Link)

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Chuckling, Matt opened the passenger door for his daughter, "Well you know how scrupously honest I am, what's good for everyone else is good for me."

Driving them down from the hill he turned serious, "I suppose I should call Viv before she goes ballistic on Luke."
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-22 01:21 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"That might be an idea," she agrees. "He doesn't need any more grief right now, Dad," she adds quietly.
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-22 01:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Whether it was the way she said it or the softness of her voice, Matt listened, digging out his cell phone and calling Vivian, "Viv it's Matt. I just talked to Sophia and I think maybe we were on the wrong track."

He listened for a moment and then said, "No it's not that. Sophia assured me it's all about Ruby. And I believe her."

He shot Sophia a look as he listened to Vivian again, "Yeah, no I agree. Ok, I'll talk to you later."

Hanging up he slowed to a stop in front of the diner. "Can you get home on your own or do you want to ride when I'm done at the station?"
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-22 01:58 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"I think I'll be right for a ride, thanks Dad," she replied, opening the door of the truck then leaning over to kiss him. "Thanks, Dad, for .. everything," she said, smiling. "I'll see you when I get home."
lucascates
lucascates at 2005-06-22 02:05 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

"You're welcome, hon." He smiled at her, "I'll see you at home."

He watched as she got out of the door, sincerely hoping he'd done the right thing.
Sophia Donner
wolf_sophia at 2005-06-22 02:29 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Matt is mad

Sophia walked to the door of the diner, turning to give her father a wave before heading inside to take over the shift. Her father's grudging acceptance of Luke was still giving her a tiny sense of excitement and she rode through her shift happily with that in the back of her mind.
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