"To consult. With the protection of confidentiality."
"Shit. You don't have to hire me for that."
He pulls his wallet from his pants and takes out a
twenty-dollar bill, which he pushes at me. "I know that. But if
you were questioned on the stand later -- as a friend -- you'd
have to lie to protect me. If you're my lawyer, our discourse
will be shielded by attorney-client privilege." He's still
pushing the bill at me. "Take it, Penn."
"This is crazy -- "
I wad up the note and shove it into my pocket. "Okay, damn
it. What's going on?"
He sags back in his seat and rubs his temples like a man
getting a migraine. "I knew Kate a lot better than anyone
Kate Townsend again? The sense of dislocation I felt
in the boardroom was nothing compared to what I feel now. Again
I see Drew sitting at the table, weeping as though for a family
member. Even as I ask the next question, I pray that I'm wrong.
"Are you telling me you were intimate with the girl?"
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