Warren never met with Alex alone. Mary was always there between them, the link that connected two people who would have never met in any other way.
Sometimes, Alex wondered what would have happened had he been able to help Warren with whatever it was that caused him to drift from his wife and children. Maybe he could have done something to stop it from happening.
Of course, Alex could wonder all he wanted. Nothing would change the past or what had happened as a result.
Speculation means nothing when the time to act has already passed.
But I am leaving the regions of fact, which are difficult to penetrate, but which bring in their train rich rewards, and entering the regions of speculation, where many roads lie open, but where a few lead to a definite goal. –Sir William Ramsay
Inspired by the quote from the Friday prompt from Light and Shade Challenge. This little snippet of my Former Guardian universe is brought to you by the fact that I didn’t stay under the 100 word limit in my last response to this prompt. Hurrah for stories running ahead without authorization!
(I might be a little loopy today.)