Paul. He just couldn’t let his brother-in-law be happy with this woman. He pitied Michael. He wasn’t sorry Michael hadn’t found Angel. He was sorry Michael was torn up about losing her. She wasn’t worth grieving over. She was coming between them.
Paul is set on avoiding Miriam’s attention. Yet his heart would jump when she would visit. He thinks she would be perfect for Michael.
“I’ve got no right feeling this way about a girl like her”
Angels words ran through his head,
“I know what I am, mister, but our call yourself his brother?”
He should just go the nearest brothel for his desires but the very thought of it sickened him. Life was empty and meaningless with out Tess.
He would make it up to Michael by leaving Miriam alone so that when Angel would leave him again there would be a decent girl waiting for him.
He couldn’t sleep. He couldn’t stop thinking of Miriam. A year ago, he hadn’t thought the pain of losing Tess would ever go away. But then, a year ago, he thought he would never fall in love again…
Miriam confesses she loves Michael but she loves Amanda too. She dreams of marrying some day and knows finding a man a good and wonderful as Michael will be hard. Michael mentions her interest in Paul and Angel gives him a NO Way NO How. But he drops it with
“Leave it to the Lord”.
“They look good together don’t they”
Paul taunts Angel as Miriam and Michael dance together as the Altman’s party. Michael reminded her to be patient with Paul. She would swallow her pride if need be. For Michaels’s sake, she would take whatever Paul had to throw at her.
Angel watched the two people she loved most in the world dancing together and laughing and wondering if Paul wasn’t right about everything. Would she stay put or run and hurt Michael again?