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Twenty Four Weeks – Episode 3 – Fourteen

Smashwords Edition

Written by J.D.Denisson.

A sequel to the movie This is Where I Leave You.

Characters and back story based on the novel This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper.

Copyright 2016 J.D.Denisson.

Previously…

If it’s any consolation, Len Brookes tells me, Man Up is in trouble. We’re ahead of them on the ratings this quarter. They went down hard right after you left.

I laugh again, and perhaps it’s because maybe there is a little justice in this world after all. Really? I say.

We’ve got two of their sponsors over with us now, and a third thinking is hard about joining them. They’re deserting the sinking ship.

That’s very interesting.

Anyway… he says, standing, extending his hand again, I’m sorry I can’t help you.

Actually, I say with a grin, taking his hand, "you’ve helped me immensely.

---

I’ve changed, Judd. You said that you got lost, well I did too. I lost myself.

Ah.

I don’t like the person I’ve become. She’s cruel and she’s unfaithful. That’s not me. I’m not like that.

No. You’re not.

I don’t know if there’s anything left of the real me.

There is, I tell her tenderly.

Really?

I’ve caught glimpses of her from time to time. She’s there.

I don’t know if I can get her back.

You will. Give it time.

I don’t know if it’s possible.

---

I’ll work Monday to Friday, I tell Wade, same hours. Kenny can do the weekends if he wants.

Done.

And I want you to stay away from Quinn.

He nods, but does not lose his smile. I want to punch him in the mouth, but that would not help my job prospects at all.

So, you’ve patched things up with her?

That’s none of your business. Stay away from her, I mean it. I’ll kill you if I see you even near her.

Done, he says, still smiling. I still want to punch him, but I refrain.

Instead I say: And I’ll have a raise. You sort out a number and call me. I’ll see if it’s enough. I’ll start on Monday.

---

I was wondering if your offer still stands for a talk."

It sure does. Hold on... He goes for a moment, comes back. Look, I’m available Saturday. If that’s not too soon...?

I can do that.

Will your wife be joining you?

Ah, no, I say. "We’re only just starting to talk again. I don’t want to push things. Really all I want is some help working out what I did wrong and how to not do it again."

That sounds quite reasonable.

We have a baby coming and I want to be able to get on with her, you know?

Congratulations.

Thanks.

Well, I can help you with that. And if your wife wants to talk too, maybe alone, then my wife is available.

I’ll bear that in mind.

---

She smiles, tilts her head a little. I know that look. She’s about to ask me something. She knows that I can’t resist her when she looks cute like that. But I can. I know all her tricks and I’m not obliged to fall for them anymore.

Can I ask a favour? she