U is for Unfortunately
“Unfortunately, Susan Schleicher was of no assistance,” Max said. “She was under the mistaken impression I was James and—”
“It’s over ,” Payne cut in. “Over. There is no grey area. No ‘yes, but.’ No ‘what if.’ Ida left her entire estate to Caroline, and that’s that.”
In an effort to save face, Max said, “It may come to that, but I didn’t actually get to finish my conversation with—”
Payne leaned across the table and stuck his face in Max’s. “It’s over! The woman threw your pompous ass out of her office! Can you not understand that—”
“She threw him out of her office?” Harriet snickered.
“Whoa, boy,” Louie guffawed. “That’s what I call an ass-kicking!”
Max banged his fist against the table. “Enough!” Then he stood, kicked his chair over, and left the room.
It was more than a week before he returned to the table.