The Family Business
Incest / Taboo
Author: Lindseee, Source: LushStories
What do you do when you are on the verge of losing everything? How desperate can you get, and what would you be willing to do if someone offered you a golden ticket to fix it all?
“It doesn't look good,” said Mark's accountant.
“Well, what can I do?” Mark said with a defeated tone.
"I think it's time you put your house on the market and start liquidating your assets, but even that won't be enough. You are deep in the hole, Mark."
Mark looked at his wife, Sarah, who was almost in tears as she listened in on the conversation.
“Okay, thanks, Tim,” Mark said as he hung up the phone.
“What are we going to do?” Sarah said, trying to dab her tears with a tissue.
Mark just sighed and stared off at a picture of his family at the beach, that was sitting on his desk.
Mark Miller and his wife, Sarah inherited a family auto parts business from Mark's father, who had already passed. The company had always been successful and was growing, until this year.
Their company supplies car parts to retail stores in the area, but this year, they got a huge new contract. This was the deal that could have doubled their revenue, but after Mark put every penny, and then some, into filling the inventory for the order, the customer pulled out, leaving the company in financial ruin.
Mark got in way too deep on this one. He mortgaged his house again, took another business loan from the bank, and even used the college savings for his children, Lindsay and Dylan.
“I think we are going to have to talk to the kids,” Mark said to Sarah.
“So we are really going to sell the house?” Sarah asked sobbing.
“I don't think we have any choice,” Mark sighed.
That night at dinner, Mark and Sarah brought the kids up to speed on the situation. Dylan tried to stay strong, but you could see in his eyes that he was upset. He was eighteen, but he was so mature for his age and looked up to his father, and was just as determined to help his family any way he could.
Lindsay, on the other hand, did not take it well at all. She was only sixteen and still in high school. The thought of having to move and change schools now freaked her out pretty bad. It was a good thing Mark didn't mention that they would not even be able to afford to move and that they could end up homeless.
Lindsay stormed off to her room, while Dylan kept trying to come up with optimistic, but unrealistic, solutions. They were not at all helpful, but at least he was trying.
Mark felt like a complete failure, but he had to stay strong. Not only so he could keep a clear head and hopefully, find a solution, but also so he wouldn't worry his family more than they already were.
The next morning, Mark, Sarah, and Dylan headed off to the warehouse. Sarah was the outgoing one, so she managed the sales department. Dylan, however, was spending his last summer working at the warehouse before he headed off to university in the fall.
Lindsay, well, she just did what teenage girls did. ...