I opened it up, noticing the six pack of condoms as I pulled out her phone. She burst in, and the look on her face made me a little nervous. Heather was reaching for the car door when the Beast hurtled out of the garage.
Not wanting to make a mess, I took it out into the garage, took out the battery, put it on my workbench and grabbed a hammer and smashed it into three pieces. Another five seconds and it could have been very bad. His face had caught most of the impact of the door, and it was pretty plain to see his nose was broken.
I had kind of resolved myself to losing her, she had made it easier to accept over the last few months. I didn't move money around because we didn't have a lot.
What I didn't understand is why she didn't just leave. We lived in a debt free house, but only because it had belonged to my grandmother and we moved in after she had passed away.
Being a small town, I knew a couple more of the cops, including the man in charge, the father of a friend. They'll know more when the MRI and X rays are examined." I thanked him and was walking off when he called out. She needed it to pay her parents back for bail and to hire a good lawyer. You can't get half of something you don't own." She was still fuming when he named the next demand. We would go pick something out, I'd take her home and get Dad and his truck, he'd write the check and I'd give him cash.
He had been our baseball coach when we were in junior high. " It didn't matter what rank he held, he would always be Coach to me. "Just so you know, your wife seems to be fine, if being charged with all the things we can think of can be called fine." "Any way you can charge her with Extreme Stupidity? I still had the restraining order in effect, so we talked through our lawyers. I had my parents along with my lawyer, because their input was pertinent to the case. "She wants the house, or at least half it's value." I knew she had lined a realtor friend up to buy it for her, then sell it back using her half of the proceeds for the down payment. My lawyer pulled a paper out of his briefcase and passed it over. "My client wants all the new furnishings in the house, the living room suite, the dining suite, the furniture from all the bedrooms, the silver service, and the new kitchen appliances.' My lawyer responded with more paperwork. "All the furniture in the rental is owned by the landlord, I'm afraid. "I didn't exactly envision this scenario, but I knew it wasn't going to end well. By all rights, she owes me nine grand from the money she took, but if she'll just sign the papers we'll call it even."He grunted. The Judge slammed his gavel down and I was a free man. They tacked on a lot of trivial shit that got thrown out, because they were pissed at her over Officer Johns.
Ginger got a free ride in an ambulance too, ending up with bruises, a few contusions from the air bag, and a pretty good case of whiplash.
I went over the whole thing four different times before they were satisfied. Ginger got out on bond, hitting the bank and taking out nineteen thousand, leaving me a grand. "His father owns the house, his name is nowhere on the deed.
The Judge called me and my lawyer into his chambers during the divorce, looking over the papers. You lived with me long enough to know I wouldn't just roll over." She sat for a minute before speaking. I hated our house burning down, hated the move here, hated leaving our friends. Looking back, I knew you were a nice guy, and I should have just talked to you." "That's about the dumbest thing I've ever heard you say. Even after we moved, we could have still moved back.
I think that may have been some of it, but the truth was you wanted out. " "I know it wasn't all your fault, but I blamed you for everything.
I wasn't really interested in anyone else, I just wanted to hurt you. You were right, we should have just talked it out and parted on as good a terms as we could." I got up, done. You need to see someone, Ginger, you're pretty fucked up.
I hear you're moving back home, so I doubt I'll see you again.
Try to live a decent life, and if you fall in love with someone else, use our experience as a learning tool." I didn't say goodbye, just walked away.