Candace Part 2

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I bolted up and sat and looked at Candace. She had that deer in the headlights look, and I was a little amused that she was so nervous. Our eyes met and I could tell she was a little embarrassed that I might have been able to hear her and Karen earlier.I was the first to speak, I stayed home from work with a migraine. Her voice trembled as she replied, You've been home all day?Yes. She came further into the room and sat at the foot at the bed. Her head hung even though there was no definitive confirmation that she had been heard. I sat there and just looked at the side of her face. I could see a tear form and silently run down her cheek. Her body trembled and she started to sob.As a Dad and father there was that inner conscience that responds to the pain of a child and I reached out and took her hand and whispered, It's OK, Candace. No, Daddy it's not OK, you had to have heard what Karen and I were doing and I am so embarrassed. What's to be embarrassed about? What was I supposed to have heard? I tried to play off that there was complete innocence on both our parts, but she saw right through the disguise.Oh, Dad I know you heard, I left my bedroom door open and you are a light sleeper. Please don't tell Mom, she'd go off the deep end and