Matthew was seven years old when Penny got the impression that Jake was having an affair.
Jake was usually home when she arrived from work. Now, she would either come home to an empty house, at her inlaws, or a baby sitter watching Matthew.
Either option produced a shrug, and Penny would go to her room.
Once and a while she would hear Jake Jake would wander in, sometimes stopping by her door, for a moment, before going to his room.
Although she was supposed to feel betrayed and hurt, all she could think of was that she was now ‘off duty’.
She made a mental note of the date and tried to recall the last time she and Jake had sex and wasn’t sure.