Phillip: *laughing back*
Kim: *hears and wakes up* Dad?
Phillip: *opens the bedroom door* Oh hey honey, you're up early.
Kim: Yeah, I didn't sleep much. *crosses her arms* I thought I heard Kathleen too.
Kathleen: Hey honey. *smiles*
Kim: Don't call me that, I'm not your daughter.
Kathleen: Right, I apologize.
Phillip: Kim, Kathleen is gonna be your new mother when you get back; I think you should start calling her mother now.
Kim: I don't think so, are you gonna clean up too or just gonna let me do it and then rest just let the land owner and whoever come and clean it up?
Phillip: I was gonna clean up, but I have until another month, you have until Saturday Morning, that's in 4 days.
Kim: Well my room is almost done, whatever is left, just toss it out or take it to mom's if you can please?
Kathleen: We can bring it to my place if you want.
Phillip: Great, I'll just take it there for now and when you get back...
Kim: I'll buy a house and move them there.
Phillip: You want a house? To yourself?!
Kathleen: I think that would be great, you'll be 18, and you're gonna need a place to stay, so yeah, a house will do you good. *smiles*
Kim: Oh, so don't want me to be living with you and my father? It's ok, I'll ask my mother for help, I don't want yours anyways Kathleen. No, matter of fact, I never even wanted your help in the first place. Especially with the college tuition!
Phillip: Hey! You needed that money! Where were you gonna get it huh? Thank you would be nice wouldn't it?
Kim: *looks at Kathleen* Thank, thank you Kathleen. *quickly* Dad, can't I just wait until next year?
Phillip: What? No! Kathleen paid a lot for it, and you're gonna go ok!
Kim: I didn't ask her to!
Kathleen: That's fine with me, if you want to wait until next year; it's fine with me too.
Phillip: No Kimberly! You got accepted, you graduated, you will go to UCLA you hear me!
Kim: *tries not to cry* Fine, is that how you feel about me, about your kids huh?
Kim: Pushing and telling Kayleigh to go with mom! Now you're pushing me to go to college out of the country?!
Phillip: At least you're getting an education! Kayleigh will be a freshman this year! She has a lot to learn still Kim!
Kim: Yeah, she does, but maybe she's the same like me dad! Maybe she's also struggling living with mom's new boyfriend! And can't stand him anymore how I can't stand yours!
Phillip: That is enough for today Kimberly, go to your room.
Kim: No, because you know I'm right! *cries* You don't love Kayleigh, and you don't care for her dad! If you did then you would have had her stayed with us, but wait. No, I'm wrong, you nevered wanted Kayleigh, you blamed mom that she had an affair and that Kayleigh's isn't yours, that's why you don't love and care for her right?
Phillip: *stands in silence*
Kim: *cries more* Am I right dad? How can someone hate their fresh and blood child so much? Especially when they look just like you! I wish you were never my father! *runs to her rooms and slams the door*
Kathleen: Just let it go Phillip, let it go.
Kim: *gets mad and trashes her room up again*
Phillip: *looks upstairs* Kimberly Wilson! *runs up the stairs* Open this door right now!
Kim: *opens the door in anger* What! *screams in anger* What do you want!
Phillip: Calm, calm down first Kim.
Kim: *exhales hard and goes sits on her bed breathing hard*
Kathleen: *sits next to kim and plays with kims hair* It's ok honey, just take a deep breath. Phillip, let's call it a day like you said.
Phillip: Right, I'll be downstairs*
Kathleen: Are you ok Kim? Are you hurt anywhere?
Kim: *crying* Why do you care? I'm not your daughter!
Kathleen: I love you Kimberly, just as if you are my own.
Kathleen: If I didn't, I wouldn't have paid for your college tuition at all. I wouldn't even let your father come home to too.
Kim: *calms a bit*
Kathleen: Come down when you're ready to ok?
Kim: *nods in tears*
Kathleen: I love you Kim.
Kim: Don't say that.
Kathleen: *walks out the room*
(Later That Night)
Kathleen: I'm gonna go home, I'll see you tomorrow Phillip.
Phillip: Alright. *gives Kathleen a kiss*
Kathleen: *smiles and leaves*
Phillip: *knocks on the door* Kim?
Kim: *cleaning again*
Phillip: It's your dad.
Kim: *opens the door* Yeah? *forces a small smiles*
Phillip: May I come in?
Phillip: You ok?
Kim: Yeah, are you?
Phillip: Yeah, I'm ok, look I'm very sorry about earlier ok.
Kim: No dad, I am. I apologize for crossing the line and I apologize for even saying that about you.
Phillip: No, you stated correct. I didn't love Kayleigh as much as I love you.
Kim: Yeah, you didn't.
Phillip: But so you know, Kayleigh is you full blooded sister, not half, or anything.
Kim: Yeah, I know. I only said it out of anger.
Phillip: *puts his arms around kim* Honey, the reason you and Kayleigh are split is because your mother loves Kayleigh more. When you were a newborn, she didn't care much for you, she went out to parties, got drunk, and came home late. With Kayleigh, I guess that's when she grew up and took more responsibility. You were basically just mine until your sister was born, and today, you still are mine honey.
Kim: Yeah, I knew mom always loved Kayleigh more. I saw it thru her, she always helped Kayleigh with everything, bought her more things, and took her out more, but I don't care anymore dad. I'm gonna be an adult now, I'm going to college, and I'm gonna be living my own life for a year, I would careless what happens to mom and her new relationship.
Phillip: Now you see who's the bad parent?
Kim: No, you both are, just that you two had your own favorites.
Phillip: Oh? Ok. But um, I do love you more than Kathleen honey. Just so you know that now. I love you.
Kim: I know you do dad.
Phillip: Good, because I don't ever want you to think I don't.
Kim: Dad, I'm your daughter, it's just that I wish you nevered cheated on mom, and I wish mom wouldn't have moved on so fast.
Phillip: Proves that your mother didn't love me anymore.
Kim: You cheated on her! How do you think a victims feel?
Phillip: I know what I did was wrong honey, but can't you forget it and forgive me?
Kim: For being with your ex-wife you left for mom and then leaving mom for her again, no, but for being a real father and taking full responsibility... *smiles* Yeah.
Phillip: *smiles* Thank you honey, I'm gonna go buy something to eat, want anything?
Kim: Yeah, can you pick up some fruits for me? I'm craving lots and lots of fruits lately.
Phillip: You're not pregnant are you?
Kim: Me? No! Dad, Harry and I haven't even done anything yet. *laughs*
Phillip: *chuckles softly* Good, or else you really wouldn't be going to college then.
Phillip: Alright, I'll be back in a bit.
Kim: Ok. *smiles*