Everyone has a secret.... Corner Confessions 'coming out' on 9.17.16 (www.cornerconfessions.com — currently under construction)
“So, he went home to Cathy and then married her?” Steph asked.
“Yep, just as he promised, but left out all the details of the alternative routes he took to getting to their happy wedding day,” Iona answered as she traced imaginary lines on the table with her fingers.
“Yes, I suppose he did.”
“Mmmm hmmmm, then give it a year or two and Cathy’s daughter decides to move from Des Moines to Louisville, Kentucky for a job transfer. She’s out there for a while and Cathy gets distressed over missing her only child and her only grandchild so she convinces my loser father-in-law to pick up and move to Kentucky because there really isn’t any reason for them to be in Iowa anymore. So, they do and they wind up building a huge house out there which eventually Cathy’s daughter moves into with the grandchild because it is a definite upgrade compared to the hole-in-the-wall apartment she is living in, in a nearby town.”
“Oh, I bet that went over well, didn’t it?”
“Yep. So well in fact, my father-in-law wound up spending another two million building a nearly identical house for Cathy’s daughter in the same neighborhood to get her and the grandchild out of the house.”
“And… I’m lost again. How did that happen? Why did that happen?” Steph asked with confusion in her voice.
“Well, my father in law didn’t want two additional people in the house; one being a kid who is loud and rambunctious and the other one who didn’t like him and didn’t control her kid. So, he moved them out,” Iona explained.
“Yeah, you move them out of the house, but most people wouldn’t go and build someone they don’t like a two million dollar house.”
“But he’s not like everyone else. He has money… illegally obtained… and hidden… from the US government, among others…” Iona said slowly for Steph to catch on as to what she was trying to convey.
“Ahhhh…. Oooohhhhh! Blackmail! She blackmailed him! Oh my gawd!!! Is this what you’re talking about?!?!?”
“Yep, Cathy started figuring out that maybe her one true love wasn’t all that true, and she put a private investigator on him for a while to find out he’s a philanderer… the same way she showed up in his life was the same way countless women were being churned through his personal turn style on nearly a weekly basis. So, their marriage started falling apart and they started living separate lives.”
“So, why didn’t they get a divorce?”
“He can’t divorce her because she knows too much and for protection purposes, should something ever happen to her, Cathy’s daughter knows everything and holds the videotaped evidence of what all went down according to Cathy, all the transactions she made at his request – including the Donna transactions; she literally has him by the balls.”
“Karma sucks for some people, doesn’t it?” Steph summarized with a growing smile on her face.
“Yes, it does! And for all the rest of us, we just laugh and laugh and laugh…” Iona said with a smile of pure satisfaction as she leaned back in her chair. “But that’s not where the story ends… There’s more.”