There are two sides to Don…
There is work-Don and then there is home-Don.
At his company Guard Tech, which he founded with a close friend, Don is the main man – nameplate on the door and everything – but, despite all the authority he has in his company and in his industry, Don is one of the nicest guys around.
His subordinates have great respect for him and his business clients love working with someone like him.
And then there is home-Don, the same man with a different face.
The moment Don arrives at home, he heads straight up to the study, switches on the computer and seemingly returns to work. No one really knows if he is actually busy with work and no one has the guts to ask.
His wife, Rea, later sees him when she brings him his dinner in the study. She doesn’t have to do it but it’s her only opportunity to talk to him, which ultimately fails.
Rea’s patience with Don has dwindled over the years. In their late 40s, Don turned into a boring, old, workaholic while Rea kept her youthful charm.
Don wasn’t always so dull. He used to be sociable, fun and romantic but with his deep routed fear of failing his loved ones he built a successful business, at the expense of his family life.
The couple has only one daughter, 23-year-old Alma, who recently moved back into the mansion. She is only seen by her parents (from a distance) when she goes to the garden to play her guitar there but lately she is hardly seen around at all.
It’s like Don’s personality rubbed off on the whole household. Just like Don, the rest of the family members keep to themselves, doing their own little things and avoiding conversation, which is seldom pleasant.
Perhaps there’s more to Don but for now his family will just have to endure him.