After the call, Mark went into one of those deep funks which had become were more common as the years passed.
He should of…
He shouldn’t of…
on and on in a constantly cycle although he really didn’t feel remorse.
Mark felt as a scientist who has tried various chemical compounds and considered what he ought have used or how much, not deeming any of his experiments a failure..
After a time, he emailed Leah, trying to ascertain if there was some conflict between her and their sons.
She responded almost immediately and went into a long dissertation of all the encounters she had with them over the past forty years.
She ended with:
“It was nearly twenty years ago when I decided I had just as much right to live a happy life as anyone else. So, I forgot about them.”
This shocked Mark.
But as he sat there, confused and unable to comprehend why his sons would lose an inheritance to ‘fix him’, he began to examine Leah’s words.