I guess his stepfather thought more of him than her.
If he was still scared of his stepfather, he might have done it.
Your stepfather just called it in.
From what I read between the lines, the stepfather has no use for Howie, so Howie's presence isn't giving him any comfort.
The ten-year-old girl had resided at Bird Song with David Dean, his wife Cynthia, and Dean's seventy-seven-year-old stepfather, Fred O'Connor, for the past six months.
"I thought he was off with Mrs. Worthington," Cynthia said as Dean started up the stairs to fill in his stepfather on their afternoon plans.
Dean looked at his stepfather, who nodded in agreement.
In an effort to release the log jam, Dean gave his stepfather a hand with the moving.
"The plot thickens, Watkins," Dean said to his stepfather as the two examined the paper.
He just wished his stepfather would be more forthcoming about the nature of his concern so he'd know how to help.
After that nasty sheriff created all that fuss and arrested your stepfather, my attorney was sure the judge would call a mistrial and we'd have to start over again.
He knew I was adopted by my stepfather, but he wasn't sure what I'd been told, so he just kept quiet.
"I wonder if being away from his stepfather made it more conducive for him to speak," Cynthia mused as she drained the sink.
The first person Dean thought of was Donnie's stepfather, Jerome Shipton.
Dean fixed his stepfather a cup of coffee.
Dean started a fire for the returning guests but then joined his wife and stepfather in the kitchen.
As Dean and his stepfather neared the bridge, they looked up to see a uniformed City of Ouray police man pointing at him.
Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.
He filled in his stepfather on his conversation with Weller as the two shared a macaroni dinner Fred had heated up.
How did he act when his stepfather had his accident up in the ice park?
He assumed it was Fred, with a tray of food and a peck of good intentions, but just now, even his stepfather was not a welcome visitor.
Dean and his stepfather looked at her, surprised she was privy to the Annie Quincy saga.
He must have seen his stepfather fall.
Ask Donnie what happened up there when his stepfather fell.
Then she added, "His mother took it away from him, saying she'd keep it, and stick it in his stepfather if he dared come near them."
During his in-and-out-of-it hospital stay both his wife and stepfather had refrained from questioning him.
Beyond possessing those meager details, wife and stepfather were clueless.
"There's no doubt Donnie hated his stepfather," Fred said.
Two days after landing in the United States, Dean received a phone call from Fred O'Connor, the stepfather he'd yet to meet, informing him his mother was gravely ill.
Dean ignored his stepfather and instead pointed out Jeffrey Byrne's belongings and suggested Mrs. Byrne might want to check them over before signing a receipt.
Is your stepfather okay?
After their father's death (963) he and his younger brother Constantine were nominal emperors during the actual reigns of Nicephorus Phocas, their stepfather, and John Tzimisces.
Fawkes's stepfather was connected with many Roman Catholic families, and was probably a Roman Catholic himself, and Fawkes himself became a zealous adherent of the old faith.
With the help of Robert (his stepfather) he raised an army, besieged Conrad, the successor of William, in the castle of Ysselmonde Utrecht and took him prisoner.
Marcus Antonius, commonly called Mark Antony, the Triumvir, grandson of Antonius the "orator" and son of Antonius Creticus, related on his mother's side to Julius Caesar, was born about 83 B.C. Under the influence of his stepfather, Cornelius Lentulus Sura, he spent a profligate youth.
Forged letters, purporting to show his desire to abandon the revolutionary struggle, were published; he was accused of drawing more than his salary; his manners were ridiculed as "aping monarchy"; hints of the propriety of a guillotine for his benefit began to appear; he was spoken of as the "stepfather of his country."
Remarried, and the young Octavius passed under her care to that of his stepfather, L.
A translation of her Epitre d'Othea was made (c. 1440) by Stephen Scrope for his stepfather, Sir John Fastolf, and is preserved in a MS. at Longleat.
Was trying to kidnap the child king, who found, as he grew up, that his stepfather, Angus, was his master and was the paid servant of Henry.
The result was that James threw off the yoke of his stepfather, Angus; drove him and his astute and treacherous brother, Sir George Douglas, into England (thereby raising up, like Bruce, a fatal party of lords disinherited), and while he was alienated from Henry and his Reformation, threw himself into the arms of France, of the clergy and of Rome.
He had complained to Henry of the captivity in which he was held by his hated stepfather, Angus.
Insurrections by adherents of the Alids gave him the opportunity to display his military skill; and when in 870 his stepfather died, by a stroke of luck the fief was given to his father-in-law, who retained Abmad in the lieutenancy, and indeed extended his authority to Alexandria, which had till that time been outside it.