Friday, March 31, 2006

Possible Kidnapping in the Making

If I told you the scenario without telling you the characters, you would tell me that I'm setting myself up to get kidnapped. So let me give you the specifics.
Knowing my father like I do, I know that he would try anything to get me to come over to see him now. In the past, he has been refusing to come visit me and I have been acting likewise. If you're wondering why, I show my father no respect because he shows me none, therefore making him undeserving of it.
I was talking to my step-sister last night on the internet and my dad came downstairs, wanting to talk to me. I replied with some unkind things directed at him, and he dropped it. Later, she got back online and told me that Shane told her to tell me that they were going to be in my neck of the woods, if I had time to do something. This is a major guilt trip directed at me, because I have been using the excuse that I have too many things to do over here to keep visiting him, including work.
Now, all of a sudden, he and his wretched family want to have dinner with the outcast sister? Yeah right. If you knew my father, you would suspect a second agenda as well. I think that his plan is to get me to go to dinner, then take me back to the east side of the state without my mom's consent, all the while claiming that according to the parenting plan (which we no longer follow), it's his visitation time.
What are my options? I can go to this dinner, and risk becoming a missing person. I can refuse this dinner and make myself look bad to a potential judge. I could have C.R. come with me, but from the looks of it, he will not be home in time. I could arrange for my mother to come and get me if he tries to take me with, causing a scene at whatever restaurant we may be in. Hmm... what to do...