When Andrea found out that she wasn’t really his daughter, she knew exactly what she had to do. Ignore it, as it didn’t matter.
All her life he had been there. Seen her through her first bike ride, a broken arm, school, boyfriend breakup, driving test, exams, job interview. He had never failed her, not once.
And now this ‘person’ has come swanning into her life stating he was her father and he had rights.
He had rights alright…….. to butt out and go back from whence he had come.
Her mother had died years before, so it was just her and her Dad and she could talk to him about anything.
‘Ah, I wondered when he’d show up. What do you want to do? You’re getting married in a few weeks. Do you want him to give you away?’
Andrea looked at him in disbelief.
‘Are you crazy?’ she said. ‘ I don’t even want him there, but I have a plan if you’ll help me.’
A week before the wedding, she presented her ‘father’ with an envelope. Inside was a letter on the headed stationery of one of the most renown legal firms in the county.
‘What’s this?’ he demanded.
‘It’s all legal and above board. It’s a bill for the alimony you never gave my mother, costs towards my education and college fees, my healthcare as a minor, and most importantly, your contribution to the wedding.’
‘I haven’t got this kind of money! What do you think you’re playing at? You’re marrying into a wealthy family, it’s only right that I should be looked after in my old age!’
‘Old age? What are you, 46? You were only 15 when you contributed to my conception as my mother put it, then you disappeared with that work shy father of yours without so much as a goodbye. There is a page 2 though if you’re interested.’
He rustled the paper and continued reading.
‘Sign that, and you’re off the hook……. for all of it, but the catch is you disappear from my life, like FOREVER, and don’t ever try to contact me or my family again. If not, my lawyers will sue you for every penny listed, interest and costs.’
Her Dad worked for the firm as a consultant and they had been most accommodating but this slimeball wasn’t to know that.
‘What’s that? Ah, you want a pen…………..’
Written for Fandango’s Story Starter
This week’s Story Starter teaser is:
Your story made me laugh, Di.
Thanks Jim. Serves him right………….
He was a real douchbag.
That was great Di 🙂
Bit sad 😞
Maybe, but the biological father was out to make a quick buck.
This was a great idea!
Wonderful! She and her real father (as opposed to the sperm donor) were crafty and effective!
A really great take on the prompt. She really took care of that interloping “father,” didn’t she?
Oh yeah!! Glad you liked it Fandango
…and then he can stick that pen where the sun don’t shine 🙂
Was it a ballpoint? LOL