From Denise Swanson’s Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries
Do you watch all those medical shows on television? You know, like House and Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Now that I’m a doctor myself I can’t stand to watch those shows, but growing up I never missed an episode of Chicago Hope, ER, and Doogie Howser, M.D. By the time I was twelve, I knew two things. One, that I wanted to be a doctor, and two, that I loved Devereaux Sinclair.
Which leads me to the second item on my life plan, marrying Dev. Unfortunately, although we were off to a good start, going steady when we were teenagers, our relationship had a bit of a stumble when her dad was accused of embezzlement, then convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sent to prison. Up until that point, even though my mother wasn’t thrilled, she tolerated Dev as my girlfriend, but after that, Mom waged all-out war to make me break up with Dev. I resisted all her threats to cut me off without a dime, send me to military school, and even kick me out of the house, but when she said that she’d make sure Dev’s grandmother was investigated for collusion on the embezzlement, I ended things with Dev.
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