6 April 2013

Tuesday's Tales ~ Noisy 09-04-13

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Welcome back to an EARLY addition of Tuesday's Tales.  This week I'm sharing another clip from last week's story from one of my WsIP. I have moved on a bit but hopefully it will still make sense.  I appreciate both your visit and your feedback.

“Mandy is a gentle girl, a bit more naive than we ever realised. How could she live with her mother and not know her parents were going through a divorce? It’s hard to credit, especially when the when her father’s left the house to her. Did her father assume Mandy would somehow feel less rejected if he settled the house on her rather than on his ex-wife?”

The male voice came through more clearly now, laced as it was with anger and disbelief. “Jamieson settled the house on his daughter?  Not on his wife? No wonder she expected Mandy to pay her share towards the costs of setting up in a new home.” Obviously aware his voice had risen he lowered it again, or they moved away, but she couldn’t make out more than a couple of words after that. Words that didn’t make sense to her for several weeks.

The noisy cheers all around her startled her back to her surroundings. Why she wondered as she looked round at the cheering, dancing crowds of students and parents was she even giving her own the merest of thoughts on such a happy day?

Before she could move Mandy found herself swept up by a pair of strong arms and swung round in a circle.

“I’m so proud of you,” Jason said, and rained kisses over her face, her brow, her eyes, her nose, and finally, her mouth. “And you did it without selling your old home.”

She clung on, kissing him back, seeing his smiling parents’ standing just a way off waiting their turn to congratulate her.

She’d stayed with them for two years after that fateful night, been supported when Jake’s father revealed that the paper her mother wanted her to sign had been to give away the house her father settled on her. Thanks to Jake’s father, her mother’s attempts to defraud her had come to nothing. And she’d moved back into her childhood home when she turned eighteen.
 
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16 comments:

Sarah said...

It's a good thing she has good people on her side. Wonder why her own mother tried to defraud her.

Karen Cino said...

I'm wondering why her mother didn't trust her to tell her what was going on.

rosalindsmith-nazilli.com said...

Not liking that mother at all, good job someone is looking out for her..

V.L. Locey said...

I`m not feeling much warmth for that mother at all.

triciaandersen said...

Mandy is a very strong girl to go through all that! There is something very wrong with both parents...

Lindsay said...

That's one strong woman and one nasty mother

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Sarah I'm glad you dislike the mother as much as I do.

SherryGLoag said...

Karen, I don't think it is a lack of trust on the mother's part, just a case of not considering her daughter one iota.

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Rosalind. I'm glad this scene works for you.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Vicki, as you're not meant too, I'm pleased. lol

SherryGLoag said...

Tricia, thanks for coming by. :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Lindsay

Jean Joachim said...

Not a nice mum at all! Now I want to read the rest of the story. Hope you'll be pubbing this soon.

Davee said...

Happy it worked out well and she kept her beloved home. very nice TT

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Jean. Got a bit more to do on this WIP yet. Glad you like this.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Davee