Clear Calm #AtoZChallenge
“Caleb, I just can’t do this anymore.” Clay wanted to throw up.
Caleb looked at him stunned, his cowboy hat’s brim wrinkling in his grip. “But… Clay. Why?”
Clay backed up and turned to leave. “I just can’t. I’m sorry.” He gritted his teeth and walked off.
His heart nearly broke when he heard Caleb calling his name. He ducked around a corner and hid in an open stall and Caleb ran past.
He hated this. The last thing he wanted was to hurt Caleb but he didn’t have a choice. If he didn’t end things his father threatened to cut him from the will then fire him and Caleb. He wasn’t so much worried about himself as he was for Caleb. Caleb had a young son and couldn’t afford not to work. Clay knew his father would badmouth them to every ranch in the state and Caleb wouldn’t be able to get another job. There was no way Clay could let that happen.
He had to protect Caleb and his son Corbin.