And he instinctively went to her.
“Joe, he’s gone. James has gone!”
Joe, so full of anger and hurt one minute before held onto her and let her sob into his jacket. He held her tenderly and waited for her to look up at him.
“Joe, I’ m so sorry. I’m so sorry but I did it for your own good. You had to leave.”
Joe looked down at her. He couldn’t believe that he could still feel such love for this woman after all she’d done, all she’d hidden from him.
“Vi, I don’t understand. Where’s James?”
Violet broke away, and turned her back on him and he saw her shoulders heave with grief.
“Dad’s got him. I know he has. He said he’d take him if he felt he was in any danger. He said he’d take him away if I put him in danger. If we put him in danger.”
“What do you mean ‘we’?”
Violet turned back round and said. “Us, Joe. You and me. If anyone found out you and I had a son. If he found out, he might take him. And Dad said he’d die before James would be a pawn in all this”
McGilligan had feared the worst and had taken James away. Violet knew that her Dad had contacts. He and James could be a world away in 24 hours and there was nothing she could do to stop them. James would be safe, but would she ever see James again?
She thought of....