June 1, 2010

The Change part 2

Kate leaned back in the office chair with a smile as she hit the submit button for the divorce form. If he wanted her to order weight loss supplements that badly, he could take the damn things himself! In fact, she’d be more than happy to cram the pills down his throat if he needed any help taking them!

She was tired of being who he wanted her to be, look the way he wanted her to look. Well, no more! Today was the start of something new and she wasn’t about to let her husband ruin it for her. She didn’t need any diet crap, she wasn’t fat. He was!

It was time she took back her life, time she enjoyed the little things once again and he wasn’t going to stop her. And as if on cue, she heard the front door slam and Greg calling her name. Just in time. She thought as she hurried into the kitchen.

“Hi hon. Did you find the ad for the pills research I was telling you about.” Greg walked into the kitchen towards his wife then leaned forward to give her a kiss on the cheek.

“Mmmm Hmmm.”

“Well, what do you think?” He asked setting his brief case down on the kitchen floor. He was so excited for her. It had been 7 years since she struggled with her eating addiction. Doctors had told him there was nothing they could do and that she refused help without hospitalizing her, but he refused to allow it.

He knew that people stared at her and it angered him to see them just gawking at his wife’s weight, but after a heart to heart talk with her last night, he was very sure he’d gotten through to her. Ya sure, maybe she was close to 600 pounds, but he loved her just the same. Her weight hadn’t even been a concern until doctors had diagnosed her with a heart problem due to the excessive weight and told him she was going to die if she didn’t lose it.

So he’d put in long hours at the office researching the best products and ways to help her. Nothing seemed to work until he’d showed her the ad before he left for work this morning. He was so sure of himself that he’d even decided to stop by the jewelry store and buy her the gold necklace she’d been recently eying.

Now as is wife nodded and handed him a glass of iced tea he realized she was still the most beautiful women in the world and always would be no matter what happened with her weight loss. He would love her in the end.

His hand slipped into his right pant’s pocket and he produced the gift box to her as he took a sip of the cold drink. There was a twinkle in her eye as if she was waiting for something and he hoped she loved the surprise.

Kate stared at the gift box her husband had just handed her as she watched his lips touch the glass and the cold iced tea flow smoothly down his throat. It wouldn’t be long now before she was free of him forever. No more yelling, no more nagging, no more smiling, no more gifts, no more. No more. She would be free.