Lilly Mac: How are you doing these days, Kemington?
Kemington: Pretty good. Loving life as usual.
Lilly Mac: How’s the fam?
Kemington: Couldn’t be any more perfect. Well, maybe a little girl would make things fantastic, but we’re working on it.
Lilly Mac: Really? Is that supposed to be a secret?
Kemington: Maybe…maybe not. <he chuckles>
Lilly Mac: So let’s get down to business. I know you’re a very busy man. Speaking of…how’s the skate park doing?
Kemington: Oh, it’s wonderful. Very successful. But I never had any doubts.
Lilly Mac: I actually had someone recently question why you would put such a wonderful facility in an urban area like Oak Cliff, Texas especially when you live nearly a forty minute drive away in Southlake.
Kemington: I guess I would say…why not? But, it’s rude to answer a question with a question, so I shall explain my reasoning. Not that I don’t love Southlake or any of the surrounding areas. And not to say that those areas don’t have skaters, because they do. It’s just that when I was younger, I always questioned why there were “bad” areas and “good” areas, and also why I wasn’t really allowed in the proclaimed “bad” areas. I didn’t like that. Yes, my parents donated to several charities that helped the underprivileged tremendously, but I wanted to do something different I guess. Something with sustainability. Something more than just write a check once or twice a year and live in my castle on the hill. As you know, Victoria gifted me the skate park and I swear that woman is my angel in the flesh. She knew me so well to make the decision to construct the park in Oak Cliff. I wouldn’t have it any other way. The area around the complex is thriving now. And with the national and international attention via certain media circuits, it is pushing all entities to clean up South Dallas, and that was my goal—turning a “bad” area into a “good” area.
Lilly Mac: Wow, thank you for that. As I said in the beginning of my intro, a lot of my female readers and some of the men love everything about you.
Kemington: Thank you to the masses.
Lilly Mac: However, there were a choice few who believed a man like you could never exist in reality.
Kemington: Why is that?
Lilly Mac: Well, just as you mentioned above, you have a level of compassion that is rare in society these days. Plus, and I’m really rationalizing here, the fact that you had the proverbial “silver spoon” makes it hard to believe that you are so…perfect.
Kemington: I’ve always had a love for others. And there are a lot of well-off philanthropists out there.
Lilly Mac: I guess the cooking, the rubbing of the feet, the protecting of the ones you love kind of made people wonder.
Kemington: The question alone just seems so ludicrous. I will say that a part of me hurts for any woman or man that has never received the closest thing to unconditional love. There are always conditions when it comes to love, but there are significant others out there who can straddle the line of not having any conditions to their love. Cooking has always been my passion, but a huge part of me loves working with my family business as well. So I do them both. And to be honest <he leans in closer> if I left it to Vic to cook, we’d all starve. The way that I was raised…silver spoon and all…I always strived for a different way. I always felt normal whereas others never viewed me that way. Which is one reason why I never needed the debutantes or pomp princesses. When I first caught sight of Vic on campus—little did she know—I saw her during Freshman orientation first. I never wanted an economics class. I kind of wanted to go into a different direction, but once I saw her visit the table during the open house on campus, I pulled every string I could to get in that class with her. I loved her. Never knew I could feel that type of love which happened again when our son was born, but I loved her. Would have given her the world. I even granted her the divorce that damn near killed me, but she wanted it and I lived for her wishes.
Lilly Mac: That is so beautiful, Kemington. I can speak from experience that there are mates out there who are more than good. How is your relationship with Sandra these days?
Kemington: Just as we mentioned a second ago, I’ve always had a curiosity about Sandra. I knew that she didn’t favor me too much, but I never really understood until I first met her husband. She was one of those who never got the pleasure of having someone love her without conditions. I took it upon myself to attempt to form some type of bond with her especially after the last year. She works for me now and that was a decision that more than surprised Vic. But, Sandra is the best. I don’t think anyone else could run my facility like she does. I hope that life gives her goodness in the long run, so she can finally reach her peak of happiness.
Lilly Mac: Again, I say…wow. You are really…truly…amazing.
Kemington: I am who I am. No changing in that. Take it or leave it.
Lilly Mac: Welp, there you have it folks. Thank you for sitting with us today.
Kemington: Always a pleasure.
If you want to get to know Kemington a bit better...check him out in Wronged Desires and the upcoming Entangled Desires.