“Milton, I need to ask you something,” I said.
“Uh oh,” he said, raising an eyebrow.
“When did the heavy drinking start?”
He looked puzzled. “What do you mean, heavy drinking?”
I shook my head, “Come on, Milton. You have to know how much you’re drinking. You don’t call that excessive?”
He stopped and looked down. I don’t think it had even occurred to him how much he was drinking.
“I guess it is,” he said as he looked at his glass flask and took another drink.
“This drinking isn’t just about Paige, is it?”
“No,” he said. “It’s not.”