This week's excerpt from A Cougar's Legacy reveals Marie-Claire's reaction to her husband's infidelity, and the consequences that follow. Hope you enjoy it and leave your comments too.
#5: End of the road
In the meantime, Marie-Claire forced her way into the suite pushing the young redhead out of the way in the process. She was just in time to see her salt and pepper haired husband walk into the living room with nothing but a bathrobe on. The front of his robe was open and through it Marie-Claire could see his semi erect penis in the shadow of his pot belly.
First she was shocked, then angry, and then sad and deeply hurt. She was going to rip the hair from Danielle’s head but she restrained herself and with great difficulty she maintained her dignity.
Walking up to her perplexed husband, she pointed in the direction of the younger woman and then issues her ultimatum.
“The slut leaves this very minute.”
Though her voice was even, the simmering rage in her moist eyes left her husband in no doubt of his wife’s resolve. With shaky hands, he pulled the front of his robe shut as if to cover his shame, and then he walked past Marie-Claire towards Danielle.
Antoine pleaded with his young mistress briefly and then used the house phone to call a cab while she changed and quickly gathered her stuff. She immediately left the couple to sort of the drama she had helped to create.
The divorce could have been a loud and acrimonious one, if Marie-Claire’s attorney had had his way. His client however was too saddened by how things turned out in her marriage that all she wanted to do was put the unfortunate event behind her and start a new life. She had no doubt that dealing with the rigours of an uncertain future on her own would be hard and depressing, she therefore thought it wiser to reserve her strength for that challenge rather than waste it on a man who had betrayed her trust and so brutally broken her heart.
In her silence, Marie-Claire was able to achieve the one thing that probably would have cost her lawyer so much effort. She made her soon to be ex-husband so uncomfortable with her subdued response to his treachery that he feared the worst. He knew Marie-Claire could destroy his reputation if she decided to make a scandal out of his betrayal.
As the CEO of a top French tech company, not even the rather tolerant French public would have looked kindly upon his shabby treatment of his wife of seventeen years. A scandal of that type would have been particularly damaging for a man with the powerful enemies that Antoine Gaultier has made both in the boardroom and outside of it.
Antoine had wisely proposed a very handsome settlement that literally ensured Marie-Claire would never have to lift a finger for the rest of her life. Apart from a king’s ransom in cash, she got their expensive home in the upmarket suburbs of Paris, as well as stock in the company which she had helped build in the very early days.
She had quit working so she could concentrate on getting pregnant with their child, which unfortunately never happened. Although she never went back to work she nevertheless continued to support the business in other ways.
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