It was a good question, and Elizabeth knew the answer. He would blame her for the deaths, for
being a cop in the first place. He would say she’d broken trust, and that everything bad flowed from
that single poor decision: the basement, the dead brothers, her career. “He still can’t accept the life
“Of course he can. He’s your father, though, and he pines.”
“For simpler times, perhaps. For what once was. No man wants to be hated by his own daughter.”
“I don’t hate him.”
“You’ve not forgiven, either.”
What does "For simpler times" mean?