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Just Keeps Getting Better -11

Updated on August 3, 2022

The Chess Club

Jeremy Nunes had been one of the top players at the Chess Club. He, Diane Robinson and three others usually represented the Club at major competitions.

That is how important the game and his playing had been to him. Before Eva came into his life.

Now, he sits, staring at the board.

He's made stupid mistakes, the kind a newbie would make. Diane, who knew his style, asked him; "What's wrong?"

"Do you do divorces?" he asked looking at the board.


"What do I need and how much will it cost?"

The Lawyer

Diane knew Jeremy well. She could see he was an emotional mess.

Jeremy had been separated from his wife for nearly ten years. They'd spoken about it and Diane had told him that Not being divorced meant there were no arrangements as to custody or support, and he and his wife could create and recreate their situations.

This pleased him and his wife immensely. Neither wanted the set custody arrangements, neither wanted a set sum to be paid on set days.

Everything would be easy and light.

Tonight, the way Jeremy asked her about Divorce, his whole manner screamed that he was being pressured.

She wanted him to speak, but he didn't. She knew him well enough to appreciate that he was in pain and didn't want to share it.

She told him she needed his marriage certificate and that he and his wife could work out any arrangements they wanted which she'd include in the petition.

He sat silently as he debating whether or not to open, and Diane didn't push.

AT 7:25 pm

Because he'd told Eva that he was seeing a lawyer, implying it would be at an
office, he couldn't return too late.

Instead of staying at the club until 9, as was his usual, he left at 7:00, when it was just warming up, and drove 'home', that is to the townhouse Eva rented.

She was all eyes and anxiety, as he went to the fridge to take a beer. Of course she would ask what happened, and he made a door slamming reply.

As he sat in front of the television, she went into the bathroom to cry.

Poor Eva

She was pregnant for a married man. Now she was pressuring him to divorce his wife and marry her. Could any one be more base than Eva Robaznik?

She had called a lawyer, one of the most senior in the country, who told her that usually a divorce takes about four to five months.

This meant she'd be more than obviously pregnant before he was free to marry her.
Being obviously pregnant was a very bad idea.

It was possible someone would learn her Chauffeur was the father of her child. They might fire Jeremy.

Eva stood in the bathroom, thinking about it. She realized the smartest move was to go home to her country.

Get a temporary transfer on some lie, take her maternity leave there, (with it's excellent health system) have the baby there.

It began to make sense...
and just around the time she was due she'd have Jeremy take his vacation, pay his ticket to come to her so he'd be there at the birth.

It was the most logical move she could make.

Jeremy would be protected, she wouldn't be there walking behind him as if snapping a whip. He'd get his divorce and they could marry in her home country. Maybe just before the baby was born.

It made perfect sense.


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