Once upon a time....
Kelly wandered down the dusty road leading to her farmhouse. Sighing heavily, she eyed the dilapidated structure...
Kelly shifted the two paper bags of groceries on each hip a little higher praying they didn't break and spill all along the road. Ted had promised he'd at least fix the steps today but...
Kelly is only a few paces from the porch and a cat shoots out to tangle in between her feet. Trying to balance on one foot and shouting for help she falls to the ground with groceries spilling all around her.
"Joe? After all these years...? Joe?"
He looked at his feet, then handed the last of the groceries to her. "I could help you inside with that."
"I don't let strangers in my house."
"But I'm not a stranger."
"Joe is a stranger. Do you have a twin, Bill?"
"You bastard! How dare you show up now, after everything you put me through? Did 'your sources' also tell you how I had to sell my mother's prized porcelain clown collection to pay the Visa bill you ran through the roof?" Kelly pushed past him and stepped on the cat's tail, eliciting an indignant yowl from Buffy the Rodent Slayer.