#WDYS — Christmas Eve Eve

She asked me to come by the house on the night of the 23rd, what she always called Christmas Eve Eve. She said that I could stop by and leave presents for the girls under the tree that evening because she would be out of the house with her new boyfriend.

She could have just told me that she would be out with friends, but no, she had to specify that she’d be with her new boyfriend. Fine, I was better off without the bitch and didn’t need the aggravation of her being there. Besides, this would enable me to spend some quality time with my two daughters.

My girls were happy to see me when I arrived with pizza that evening and we had a very pleasant visit for a few hours. I put their presents under the tree and made them promise not to open them until Christmas morning.

I was about to leave when my older daughter told me that their mom had left a note for me under the tree. The note was made from brown paper wrapped in a bow of twine. On the front of the folded note was a drawing of flowers in white.

I picked up the note and untied the twine bow. When I unfolded the note, a small card about the size of a business card fell out. I picked up the card and written on one side of it, in my wife’s handwriting, was, “Merry Christmas. See you in court.” I flipped the card over and saw this:

I asked my daughter what Mommy’s new boyfriend’s name was and what his job was. She said that his name was Jon and she thought he was a lawyer.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: Jonathan Borba @ Pixels.

21 thoughts on “#WDYS — Christmas Eve Eve

  1. Sadje December 23, 2021 / 4:02 am

    You’ve told the story so well Fandango. Lot of details, emotions here. Thanks for joining in

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  2. Marlapaige December 23, 2021 / 4:51 am

    Omg I love this! Everything about it just tickles my fancy! Beautifully done!!

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    • Fandango December 23, 2021 / 12:07 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks.


  3. True George December 23, 2021 / 5:01 am

    Looks like the soon-to-be ex-wife found a way to pay the divorce Lawyer…

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  4. emkingston December 23, 2021 / 11:46 am

    Ouch! It was the ending for me. I bet he could have gone all year without that note.

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  5. pensitivity101 December 23, 2021 / 2:07 pm

    Now that could work in the guy’s favour as he could imply how she was settling the lawyer’s fees.

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  6. Nope, Not Pam December 24, 2021 / 1:44 am

    Ouch. That bites hard 🙂

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  7. Marleen December 24, 2021 / 11:05 am

    Your heading kind of woke me out of a state… a situation where I’m spending time on legal preparation. It dawned on me that nobody’s going to be open for a few days.

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