Saturday, November 19, 2011
it couldn't be that bad
"Hey, I've heard so much about you." Leon was all grins, shaking Jared's hand. "How about we have a drink. Go outside, get some air."
Jared was friendly enough. Soon enough, Leon had him a drink. The nontoxic kind. Just a soda.
"You OK?" Leon winced thinking Jared just might swoop in and take his son with him.
"I-I ..she never lets me see him. You know that." Jared was bitter as if he might break down in tears. It was like he had two gears. Set him off in a rage, or have him cry like a baby. "I just want to see my boy."
"You sure that's all it is?" Leon knew there had to be more. "I mean, he thinks the world of you. Jai, knows you're the best. And your a cop, too. You can't bring yourself down, man. Not right now."
He finally told Leon that he'd left his wife. She didn't like the idea of him coming to see his son.
"Why does she make me choose?" Jared shook his head. "Its either her way, or nothing."