Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Eyes of Love by Angelina Rose

Chapter 1

Sally Overby sat at her desk staring out over the Atlanta skyline as she did most days. As an attorney, she spent many of her days knee deep in paperwork rather than making long, elaborate speeches in a court room as she had assumed when she chose this career path. She'd imagined herself concocting speeches that would make the judge gasp and the jurors applaud, and she would bow at the end thankful for their praise. She would release innocent people and lock up criminals, and maybe even win the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts one day.

But, no. She just did a lot of paperwork, it seemed. She did boring real estate closings, the occasional divorce and, once in a while, child custody cases. Other than that, she just did a lot of reading and a ton of typing.

"Sally?" her co-worker and fellow attorney, Taryn Miller, called from behind her.

"Oh, hey, Taryn," she said smiling.

"I told you facing your desk toward that window was only going to result in more day dreaming," Taryn teased.

"I was just taking a little brain break. What's up?"

"Well, the Dottard case is settled. Mr. Dottard decided to agree to joint custody after all, so no court date needs to be set on that one."

"Oh. Great. Glad to hear it. I know Mrs. Dottard is relieved. That man was very difficult to deal with. Wonder what made him change his mind?"

"New girlfriend who wanted him to spend his time with her and not the kid."

"Well, that's pretty sad," Sally said rolling her eyes.

"You know some men will do anything for a piece of…" Taryn was interrupted by the ringing of Sally's cell phone.

"Hold that thought," she said laughing. "Hello?"

"Hi, Mommy!" her son's squeaky seven-year-old voice said.

"Baby! How are you?" Her son, David, was spending the summer with his grandparents on the other side of the country in Arizona.

"I'm good. We just got back from the pool. We have to eat lunch and then we're going to the carnival!"

"Wow. That sounds like a lot of fun, buddy. I miss you so much!"

"I miss you too. Well, gotta go!"

"David, make sure to ask grandma to let you video chat with me tomorrow, okay?"

"Okay. Bye, Mommy!" he said as he hung up the phone. Sally held it there for a moment before clicking the end button as if she was waiting for him to say something else.

The Eyes of Love

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Genre - Romance Contemporary

Rating – PG

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