Donna is a professor at the college. After losing her husband, she had shut down emotionally. Fate played a hand as she happened to own a racehorse and was not getting it trained. When one of her student’s friends, happened to be a trainer comes to assist her, things change.
I won’t spoil the book for your but below are a few paragraphs out of the chapter “Society.”
Donna and Sam fell in love and she married her. She did it in a very public way which caused all sorts of issues for some stuffed shirts. Below is from the book…
Some of the staff got together over dinner one night, and Blake was in attendance as well. Donna was enjoying the camaraderie while visiting with her peers. Blake was tying one on.
Coming up to Donna the booze had its effects on him. “Can I ask you something?”
“Sure Blake, what is on your mind?”
“You caused me a lot of grief a few months ago.” He lamented. Donna saw that he was feeling his drinks. “I am sorry about that Blake, what is your question?”
“No, it is ok, Sally straightened me up. She even told me to pull my head out of my ass!”
Donna laughed at that as she thought Blake often suffered from Rectal-Cranial Inversion or RCI.
“So you were not upset by my wedding to Sam?”
“I was at first; I had people wanting to pull their support from the school and all kinds of foul calls, it was awful. Sally pointed out that I was acting like a caveman and I needed to get with the times.”
“Blake, I had no idea that I would love another woman, but I do, what is your question.”
“Why the paper, why the public wedding. Why not just do your thing in quiet and live your life. You live so far out there that nobody would ever have known!”
The rest of the staff was listening ready to bite his head off. Donna looked at them giving them the backoff look which they all knew well.
“Blake, I am going to tell you this, which I hope you will remember because I will not repeat this to you again. I originally wanted to do just that. I told Dane and Marcie that nobody must know about this.”
“So what happened? Why?”
“The teary-eyed love of my life looked at me and asked, we can tell people eventually can’t we?”
“Blake, that broke my fucking heart! When I realized that I had just marginalized the love of my life to some god damned secret, it killed me! I will not apologize for loving another human being, not to you, the board of directors or the fucking president of the college! Anyone who thinks our marriage is any less than theirs is full of shit and fuck them! I have no tolerance for bigots. When you realize that we are all human, barring a few minor differences in plumbing, we are basically the same; it makes a whole new argument out of it. The inconvenience I caused you and some at the school is trivial in comparison to how badly I hurt that person who is so special to me! I hurt her by wanting to protect the fucking school over her. Family comes first Blake!”
“I am sorry Donna, I had no idea.”
“I had to bribe the damned preacher to meet us at the hotel and marry us! He would not do it at his church, and I had to agree to keep his name private. Do you know how that feels?”
“Why not just go to the courthouse and do what the others….”
“Do you see what you just did? “
“I see the problem; you feel cheated.”
“Blake I had the white dress, the flowers the parties and all that stuff with Steve. Samantha got none of that! She got screwed by the system, by bigots and ignorant assholes. The whole time that preacher was doing his thing I hated him in my heart! He took money to do that which is against his fucking idea of morality. Did you know that morality has a price?”
The people at the table were shocked. They had no idea what it took to get married like most people. “I wish there were something I could do to make any of that right,” Blake said.
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