Her heart skipped a beat when she heard her 18-year-old sister flirt with their elder sister's husband. They continued flirting with each other after assuming she had fallen asleep.
She could hear her brother-in-law telling her older sister how beautiful she was, but she kept her body still because she didn't want to alert them.
The woman felt terrible after knowing her brother-in-law was cheating on her other sister. She turned to Reddit for advice because she had no idea what to do next.
The girl overheard her sister and brother-in-law talking in the living room | Source: Unsplash
Before sharing what she heard, the 14-year-old confessed she never knew the "right way" to react to things and often got into trouble because of her responses.
Initially, she had planned to talk about the incident with her friends, but she was on vacation with her family in a place with no network coverage. The lake house only had a computer connected to the internet, so she used it to seek advice from other Redditors.
She had two older sisters, Abby, 18, and Claire, 24, and was on vacation with her parents and Claire's husband, John. She shared that Claire went to sleep early the night before because she wasn't feeling well.
OP was in a lake house with her family. | Source: Unsplash
After her parents went to bed, OP (Original Poster), Abby, and John were sitting in the living room. OP was relaxing on the recliner while the others were sitting on the sofa.
Frantic with worry, the girl wrote the Reddit post and asked people on the internet for advice on what to do next.
Her eyes were closed, but she could hear Abby and John whispering to each other. She overheard John telling Abby how beautiful she was, and then he started flirting with her.
Abby and John were sitting on the same sofa. | Source: Unsplash
A few minutes later, they left the living room. OP was horrified to know that John was cheating on Claire. She badly wanted to tell Clare about it but couldn't muster the courage after thinking about the consequences. She explained:
"I'm worried she'll just call me a liar and then everyone will get mad at me."
Frantic with worry, the girl wrote the Reddit post and asked people on the internet for advice on what to do next. She apologized to everyone for not being able to make the decision herself. Another Redditor replied:
"Gather up your family and tell them what happened. All of them, and explain what happened"
OP wrote a Reddit post to ask other users for advice. | Source: Unsplash
"Idk how my parents will react to this I hope they’d protect me"
A few days later, another post by OP surfaced on Reddit, where she revealed what happened after the incident. She told her parents and Claire about the events of the other night and later felt guilty about ruining the vacation.
Claire was shocked to learn the truth. | Source: Unsplash
After her parents confronted Abby and John, they discovered that they had slept together. As a result, OP's mother threw Abby's belongings out of the house and asked her to leave immediately.
Meanwhile, Claire blew up on John, and he yelled back at her. He also nearly got into a fistfight with OP's father, after which he left the lake house.
OP felt guilty for ruining the vacation, but she was also glad her sister discovered the truth. She thanked other Redditors for their advice on her original post.
OP's mother kicked Abby out of the house. | Source: Unsplash
"John is a cop"
Meanwhile, VanilleMoon asked OP to talk to her parents about Abby. The Redditor believed Abby needed therapy because a grown-up man had manipulated her into sleeping with him.
Some Redditors believed Abby needed therapy. | Source: Unsplash
"Idc if he is the police you still should call the police"
Most Redditors were shocked after knowing that a 32-year-old man had manipulated an 18-year-old girl. They sympathized with OP's sister and urged OP to ask her parents to bring Abby back.
Another Redditor insisted for OP to call the cops despite knowing John was a policeman. | Source: Unsplash
Questions to Ponder:
Do you think OP's parents shouldn't have kicked Abby out of the house?
Most Redditors felt that OP's parents made a mistake by kicking Abby out of the house. They considered her a victim of John's manipulation and thought she needed therapy. Do you think they should bring her back?
Do you think being a policeman made it easy for John to convince Abby to sleep with him?
John was an authoritative figure in the family because he was a policeman. Most Redditors felt Abby fell in his trap because of this. Do you agree?
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