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Just keeps Getting Better -7

Updated on August 3, 2022

Can't be

Jeremy Nunes, Chauffeur, is standing outside of the Townhouse his 'boss',
Eva Robaznik, has leased.

He is standing there, sick to his stomach because Eva is pregnant.
Pregnant For him.

Although it has been eight months since he first saw her bumbling out of the arrival lounge, finding her repulsive, none of the incidents between then and now seemed real.

How did he wind up living with her?
Having sex with her?
Being the father of her child?

He didn't feel anything for her; how could he feel nothing?

Saved By The Past?

Jeremy admitted, for the first time, that he was married, the father of a child, but estranged from his family.

Hearing this, Eva exclaimed, "Why did you tell me?"

And he replied; "Because it was long ago, and this is now..."

Eva, became upset and felt guilty. Guilty in the belief that she had seduced him from his family. As if she had so demanded his time and attention that he forgot about wife and child.

In truth his wife and child were as ambivalent about him as he was about them.

He'd taken his kid to a school function a month before Eva arrived, and then there had been phone calls. He'd never been a large part of his child's life. He was on call virtually 24 hours a day.

Before Eva arrived and demanded his service constantly, he had off days when he would visit, take his child out.

Since Eva plunging into his life, he hadn't time.

Jeremy's almost Ex had a good job, lots of friends, and she had been in and out of relationships since they parted.

Neither he nor his wife had thought of divorce. It was too much trouble.

How it is

Eva was beside him though he was alone with his thoughts. It started to rain and they went inside, her gripping him as if he'd fly away.

He wanted a beer and went to the fridge, then thought about the match and turned on the television. She called his name, jarring him to the ugly now.

She started to talk, he shut off the commentary, watching the game. He occasionally glanced at her, and away, which she was interpreting as 'shame' or 'embarrassment' and she was feeling guiltier by the moment.

Eva reflected on the fact she came to this country and didn't even stop to think if he had a life before she inserted him in hers. And he had been so good about it. He had been so compliant, never expressing himself. She had dominated him, controlled him, and was so sorry.

Jeremy, focused on the match, wondered why they didn't replace the useless striker.

Eva demanded he see his wife and child no later than tomorrow and admit the affair and ask for a divorce.

Jeremy agreed as the 'useless' striker made a fantastic header, but it was saved.

At the end of the match, as she cuddled him in bed, he realized he would have to contact his wife and see his child and discuss divorce.

It just keeps getting better, he thinks.


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