Just Keeps Getting Better-6
When Eva said she was pregnant he had to vomit.
He ran out of the house, threw up on the lawn, hastened to the car as if to drive away.
Doing a world class sprint/waddle Eva caught him.. Tears were rolling down her face. She swore she would get an abortion as long as he stayed.
"It's not that," he said with a sudden enlightenment; "I'm married."
Eva pulled away from him.
She resembled a wild boar.
"We separated a long time ago," he said as if it wasn't important, keeping his
voice down, in case the neighbours might hear. "We just never got divorced."
It Was True
Jeremy stood by the car, the replusive Eva staring into his face. He remembered his wedding. His bride had been so beautiful, and he thought he was in love.
When they separated, neither moved to divorce. Neither wanted to be unmarried, but they could not be married to each other.
So years had passed and they saw each other once and a while. He visited his child and life flowed, for without a divorce there was no 'settlement' no limits or laws or restrictions.
They both had felt comfortable with that non-decision.
Coming to Terms
Jeremy stood outside of the house Eva rented for 'them' feeling nothing.
He wanted to feel something. But it was all so removed as if he were half watching a boring episode of a third rate serial.
Eva, however was overwhelmed, tears were pouring down her face. She was asking questions about his marriage.
She asked if he had a child and he admitted, almost as if he were lying; but he wasn't. It was true.
He had married years ago and there had been a child.
Eva asked about the child, feeling guilty as if she had prevented him from seeing his own child.
He stood astounded that she, Eva, who loved him unquestionably, who gave and gave without thought that he was just taking, felt guilty as if she had prevented him from seeing his child.
He could not speak or think as Eva put her arms around him, asking him to forgive her for being selfish.
Looking at the sky he thought; just keeps getting better.