Earlier in Part 2: Rebecca Kings father, Samuel is on his way to jail after a violent incident at the McDonald’s where his daughter works. He injured three employees and terrorized patrons. On his way to jail he remembered his wife was picking Becca up. He vowed they would both pay.
From Part 1: Rebecca asks God to pour her out as a drink offering to get her father’s attention and bring him salvation.
Samuel King served five years for his outburst in that fast food restaurant. The district attorney charged him with many things but what earned him a ten year sentence was nearly causing the death of an employee he had knocked out and who hit her head on the stainless steel counter.
Overcrowded jails earned him early release, not his behavior. He walked off the bus and looked around the town that had grown since he last saw it. Sam King looked for no greeting committee.
His wife had divorced him as soon as his sentence was announced. She’d taken the kids and moved, leaving no forwarding address. After bugging her parents he’d spent three months in solitary and was forbidden to contact them. He learned through his lousy attorney they had both died within a year of one another four years ago.
Becca was the only one Samuel had any idea of where she was and he was headed there first. She still owed her father something. If not for her he’d never been in that McDonald’s, she and her mother had been late and Sam had been sure Becca had been with some trashy boy.
Well, he’d surprise his daughter today. He had her address. He was going there as soon as a bus could get him there.
Sam figured he had her work address when he found Heavenly Haven two blocks from the bus stop. He walked through automatic doors and stalked up to the receptionist. When she asked his name he lied and gave his oldest sons name. The receptionist handed him a pass and told him he wanted room 117.
Forbidden he remembered the night before his sentencing. Rebecca had come to the jail and pleaded with him to “ask Jesus into his heart” and before the guards could stop him he’d knocked Becca out of her chair and started stomping on her. He was sure he’d heard bone break before one of three guards had tased him. They told him later his daughter had been taken by ambulance to the emergency room.
The next day his lawyer had been furious with him as had the judge. There had been no mercy. Sam hadn’t heard a word they said about Becca’s condition, he’d been to mad at her for crying at the hospital getting everyone mad at him.
Now Sam’s footsteps stopped outside room 117 and he figured his daughter was tending to some old coot. Boldly he swung the door open.
Before he said a word the woman in the wheelchair turned around. Sam saw but couldn’t comprehend.
Rebecca spoke first, “Daddy! You’re out!”
“Yeah.”. He muttered.
“Well come in and sit down.” She offered him one of the rooms chairs.
“Thought you worked here.”
Slowly Rebecca met his eyes, “No. I moved here when Mom couldn’t care for me at home anymore, about four years ago.”
“What did this to you? Wreck?”
“Accident of sorts, he didn’t mean for it to, I’m sure.”. Rebecca turned half away.
“Got yourself mixed up with some no account…” but his words were interrupted by a doctor coming into the room.
“Rebecca had the great misfortune of being beaten and having her spine severed. Unfortunately she had no choice in having this man in her life.”
Sam rolled his eyes. “Husband huh? Forgot your place?” He sneered.
All the blood drain from his head at the doctors next words despite his daughter trying to stop him. “No, her no account father did this.”
Sam turned an ran.
To be continued.