That won’t be happening.”
NAME: Senator Ted Kennedy
ROLE: John's uncle who disapproves of his relationship with Abby...and stops at nothing to come between them.
HE MET ABBY... At the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, 1982, when John and Abby announced their engagement.
(I've Loved These Days, Book 1 in The Abigail Phelps Series, Chapter 13 - "When In Rome")
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: "I hated him. I hated Ted Kennedy right then and there, and it was a hate that never went away. Twenty years later that man was still doing all he could to ruin my life."
I've Loved These Days, Chapter 13 "When In Rome"
ROMANTIC CONNECTION: Umm...no.
IN JOHN'S WORDS: “Listen to me, Abby. I will not let him hurt you. He won’t touch you, do you understand me? And he won’t touch us. Do you hear what I’m telling you? You just breathe, beautiful girl, and hold on to me. He won’t ever come between us again. I love you. He will not win.”
Scenes From Highland Falls, Chapter 10 "This Night"
IN TED'S WORDS: “I’ve seen that you and my nephew have been spending time together again, and it doesn’t surprise me that he wanted you here...I’ve tolerated your friendship with my nephew because it hasn’t seemed to do anyone any harm. And because you are fairly safe now, since you are married and have a child, although we both know, of course, that those two facts aren’t all that related...I don’t care what you do in your free time, or with whom you do it. As long as it’s not my nephew, that is”
Scenes From Highland Falls, Chapter 11 "Worse Comes To Worst"
Scenes From Highland Falls, Chapter 24 "And So It Goes"