1. Thicker Than Blood-PART THREE


    Date: 11/1/2018, Categories: Cheating, Author: mattmoreau, Source: LushStories

    CHAPTER TWELVE 2001 I had a mission now: to talk to my daughter. The woman had said she wouldn’t stop me from seeing her, but would she not? Or, allowing me to see her, would she make it problematical in any event: maybe insist on being there while I was trying to make my case to my child. Well, I guess we’d soon know. But, first things first. I had to get me a lawyer. I knew that my ex-brother, and he sure as hell was already ex to me, would use his money to hire some big legal gun to get his way, and hers. But, I had a possible counter move I could make. The son of my boss was a lawyer, a criminal lawyer, but maybe he could help me with my situation in any case. ****** I sat in the outer office waiting for his current meeting with a potential customer to end, so I could be ushered in to see him, Milton Ferguson, CEO of Ferguson Bros. It was Saturday, but a workaholic like Milton Ferguson was virtually always on the job. Milton and I had been friends for a long time. He’d been to our house, Stacey’s and mine, a number of times for barbecues and other events. He’d even been to the baptism of Jenna so many years before. He was in fact her godfather. I was hoping that his son, Nathan, would help me. I couldn’t afford him, but I had a plan. The plan was but embryonic at the moment, but if I were lucky it might blossom into something more concrete after I talked to him. At any rate, that was the hope. The office door opened and my boss and his new customer were shaking hands. ...
    Good, Milt would be in a good mood. I watched quietly while the customer turned and went out. “David, come in come in,” he said. Milton and his brother Gerald, the company CFO, had founded the company thirty years earlier. Milton and I had become friends in spite of our totally different place on the social register. Milt was a people person. Gerald, on the other hand, was taciturn and friends with few; well, he was a money man and a money man only. The good news for me was that I never had to deal with Gerald, well, there’s an upside to everything. “Thanks, boss,” I said. I entered his office and waited for him to enthrone himself behind his desk before taking the seat in front of it. “So what’s happening, young man,” he said. I spread my hands in an 'it’s a monster deal' gesture; he picked up on it. Well, Milton was nothing if not good at reading people. “Dave? What’s wrong?” he said. I decided to get right to the point. “Stacey is leaving me and, at the least, wants to minimize my position with my daughter,” I said. Yes, I know that was maybe an exaggeration taking into consideration what she’d actually said, but I had gotten a very bad feeling from her tone and look when she laid it all on me. “Excuse me! You and Stacey! I mean you’re quits?” he said. “Seems so, yes. She laid it on me this morning. There’s more, but that’s the bottom line,” I said. “Boss, I need a couple of favors if that would be all right.” “Okay, tell me,” he said. “I’m going to need some time off until I ...
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