He and his friends had always wanted his step-dad. This was his chance.
He had way too much school work to do, so he decided to go home for Spring Break. Plenty of time to work and score some browny points with his mother. But, when he gets there, she’s out of town… and some other woman is in his stepfather’s bed. Blackmail time.
I shrugged. “There’s a fidelity clause in your pre-nup. One look at those pictures and you are out with nothing. This house, your Porsche, all the money… gone. What would you be able to afford on your own? An 83 Corolla, maybe?”
Frank’s shoulders drooped. He knew I had him by the short and curlies, or that I would in a minute.
“Just give us one hour, Dad, and that folder’s all yours.” I leaned back on the lounge chair and looked at the swimming pool. The sunlight made patterns in the tiny waves. I tried to give off a vibe of nonchalance, but my heart was about to beat out of my chest. I’d never seen him get violent before. I’d also never pushed him like this. A few guttural sounds came from Frank as he mulled over his options. I could have sworn I heard the second his dignity left him and he knew there was no way out of it. And he didn’t even know what it was yet.