Primo: My mom can’t even talk to me safely. Look what she put in my hand while my dad was in the bathroom this afternoon.
He hands me a note.
It pains me to write this. I did not anticipate my older years being like this. I thought your father would mellow as he aged, but his actions are more and more cruel every day. I don’t know what to do.
Me: That’s awful. Your poor mom. But I’m not surprised. I have to tell you what Stephanie told me.
Me: Your dad forces your mom to give him a blow job a few times a week.
Primo: But she has COPD! She can hardly breathe!
Me: I know.
Primo: How does Stephanie know this?
Me: Your mom told her. Your mom doesn’t know what to do.
Primo: How can he be like this? How can he be such a jerk?
Me: I don’t know.
Primo: I don’t know what to do to make it better for her.