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The Roommates – Fast Forward to 2019: Chapter 50
Monday, December 23, 2019
4:30pm PST – Orange County, California (7:30 pm in Toronto, Canada)
Steven & Tracy Kennard Residence
When the courier delivered his divorce papers on Monday afternoon, Henry had been very surprised. He read through the paperwork and felt his stomach churn. Steven Kennard would not be happy. And while Henry had no desire to be divorced, he dreaded the older man’s disapproval more than he did the dissolution of his marriage.
With the papers in his hand, Henry had driven over to his in-laws’ and shared the news with Steven. They’d sat together in his father-in-law’s office.
Steven had been furious. He’d explained that Tina’s detective work had crippled their ability to force her away from Bette Porter.
With his eyes narrowed and hard as coals, he said “I thought you said you she was on track?”
Henry sipped from the glass of scotch that had been poured for him. “They were. We were getting back together. She said she wanted to start a family.”
Steven looked at his son-in-law as though he was a child believing in Santa Claus. “And you believed her?”
“Didn’t you?” asked Henry. He chose not to tell the old man about waking up to his wife fucking him. At this point, it would only be for shock value and he didn’t have it in him.
Steven smiled bitterly. While he had wanted to believe the words his daughter had spoken when she’d last visited him, he was not a man to be convinced without proof. “What do I always tell you, Henry? Trust, but verify. I did everything I could to make sure her story checked out. I followed her emails, texts, phone calls. I had my guys follow her.”
Henry shook his head, glad that he wasn’t the only one who had been duped. “Then it sounds like she’s smarter than you. How did you lose her?”
Steven struggled to maintain a façade of calm while fury danced beneath his skin. “I don’t know yet. But trust me, I’ll find out.”
“Maybe she thought you were just bluffing,” said Henry.
Steven shook his head. “No. She didn’t. Her accounts have been cleared out. Money funneled from account to account. I can’t even fucking trace it!”