Don is an abuser. Every moment he drives those two hundred miles, he feels he is stomping on Lynn’s face. He will find the law, the lawyer, won’t!
Late in the day, after Don has already driven those two hundred miles, Lynn sends him an email.
She informs him that the law he seeks is in documents at the local Department of that governmental branch.
Don does not, can not respond.
He can not berate Lynn, can not prove to her how brilliant he is. Lynn did not take the bait. Lynn did not do more than sit back and watch him waste time, waste gas,….He has driven all this way for Nothing!
Thirty years ago, Lynn had been married to Don. She knows him… knows him very well. She knows he is an Abuser. She was Abused by him. She escaped.
Lynn knew when she received his first email, when he asked for assistance, then sent shards of documents, that the purpose of the exercise was not for Don to reopen any case. The purpose was to give her a basket to carry water, and send her to the well.
Lynn did not fall for it.