Daily Prompt: Artificial
Her smile as fake as the plastic plant sitting in the corner of the room, her contempt for me obviously hard to hide as she motioned to the chairs in front of her with the sweep of a well manicured hand.
We sat! Eric and I gave each other a sideways glance and settled uneasily into the cold leather chairs, I said hello. It felt like an odd way to be meeting his ex-wife for the first time. Was I being interviewed?
My ability to watch over her children was an issue for her, I understood that. I wouldn’t want a woman I didn’t know caring for Georgia every other weekend either, and she was a cat. This little power play was more than that; this meeting could have gone down in a coffee shop, or her kitchen for that matter. She chose to see us here in the cold and sterile surrounds of her office.
Lucky for me my bullshit detector is reliable, and this was a bullshit move on her part. I wouldn’t be pulled into making their children pawns in a dirty custody battle. She would like me, eventually; she just didn’t know it yet. She is an intelligent woman, it won’t take her long to workout that what she see’s with me – is what she gets. Whether she likes it or not!
Time would prove to her that I loved him enough to love her children too. There was no need for insincere gestures or the game playing of who can do what, when and where. She would find, other than my boobs, there was nothing artificial about me. I’m not a phoney, I am simply me, and being me seems to have won the children over – it would her too, hopefully.
She was a good psychiatrist and would soon work out this was not just about what she wanted anymore. We were a family now, all of us; the baby I was carrying would be her children’s youngest sibling, we were all on this merry-go-round together!
I find writing to be a great escape from the busyness of life, which is why I enjoy playing with flash fiction when I have the time.
Having said that, the main focus at calliemm.com is to share awareness of the rare/uncommon cancer my husband Brendan has…