By Barbara Delinsky
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The envelope had my name on the front. The return address read the Office of the Constable of Essex County. I closed the door. With an uneasy glance at Dennis, I opened the envelope. two The heading proclaimed the paper a Temporary Order issued by the Probate and Family Court Department of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Essex Division. Dennis’s name was typed in as the plaintiff, my name as the defendant. Bewildered, I glanced up at him. He looked totally placid. I read on. Pending a hearing on the merits or until further order of the court, it is ordered that: The plaintiff/father is to have the temporary custody of John and Clara Kate Raphael, the minor children of the parties.
His eyes were dark. “So he says we’re having an affair. That’s priceless,” he muttered. ” A WOMAN’S PLACE / 57 “Stupid stuff. ” “He’s crazy. ” He looked stricken. “I know about the pain of divorce. I never wanted it for you. ” He swore softly. ” “Well, that’s the next problem. I just came from seeing Lloyd Usher. Talk about mistakes. He made me feel like I’m getting what I deserve. Am I? ” Brody started to put an arm around me but stopped and looked down at himself in disgust. So I did it myself, slipped my arm around his waist.
You’ve been gone thirty-four days of the last ninety. You love being on the road. ” “I don’t. Especially not when one of the kids is sick. You actually counted how many days I’ve been gone? ” I would have counted myself, if I hadn’t been so upset. Poor Kikit. I knew how her attacks went. There would have been several hours of panic, followed by a swift physical recovery. The emotional one wouldn’t be nearly so swift. Until we identified what had triggered the attack, she would be afraid to eat.
A Woman's Place: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky