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Chapter 8

Serena was drinking heavily. As many times as Ric had talked himself out of facing that fact, he could no longer delude himself about the issue. Oh he had come up with a multitude of excuses for her behavior- but no more. He loved as his best friend too much to let her continue down this path of self-destruction.

Ric had confronted Serena a week ago and asked her if she was drinking heavily and she had done something that in all the years he had known her, she had never done before. Serena Campbell had looked him dead in the face and bold face lied to him.

Deep down, he had known at that moment it was a lie, but he didn't want to accuse her falsely if he was wrong, so he let the subject drop; That was the worst mistake Ric had ever made in his life and that is saying a lot for a man who had lived as many years as he had. Every day he enabled her to go on as she was, while accepting the falsehoods she had told him, was a day he allowed her to put her life and the lives of others at risk. And that was UNACCEPTABLE.

It would be one of the hardest things he would ever do but Ric knew he had to confront her and force her to admit she was hitting the bottle hard. She had a problem and ignoring it would not make it go away.

Ric knew if she was in her right mind and her brain hadn't been polluted by the alcohol, Serena would be horrified that she had sunk so low as to be drinking at work he knew she needed help,love and support.