*Sleeping with Derrick, killing him, and then trying to kill Ali... all for nothing. What had she gained? Certainly not Dan. Ali had him wrapped around her little finger, as far as she knew. And what had she lost? Everything. Her popularity, her dignity, her friends, and now her Father.
After June had told him everything, he had gotten up and left the room without a word or a backward glance at her. She remembered feeling shaky and drained, wanting only to curl up in a ball and pretend nothing had happened. He had come back, about a half hour later and sat across from her, still avoiding her eyes.
"Why did you do it?" he asked in a low voice, staring at the coffee table between them.
The real answer seemed so stupid. To get Dan Walker to be her boyfriend? No, she couldn't say that. "I did it for you." June whispered instead, which was not a lie. It was all for him and his damn reputation.
Without warning, Mr. Adams jumped to his feet and grabbed one side of the coffee table with both hands then tossed it aside in a fit of rage. June gasped, startled at the crashing sound, but held very still, as though any quick movements would make her Father attack her. He hovered in front of her, and she could feel the rage flowing off him like sweat. You didn't do it for me, you slut. Why did you do it?"
"I just wanted you to be happy with me for once." June had wailed, anger disappearing in a second and replaced immediately by inadequacy and despair. "If everything had gone the way I wanted, then I would be your perfect daughter with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life!" He seemed to be shocked into silence, his eyes bulged and his mouth gaped. She got to her feet and took advantage of his silence and continued, anger returning like an old friend.