That’s When It All Went Down
He got to the hotel and called his wife’s phone from the lobby. It went straight to voicemail. Jake’s mind started racing, he thought she and JBC are already going at it. He tried to forget all of that as he went up to the front desk and asked to use the phone and for it to be it connected to JBC’s room. After it rings three times, JBC finally picked up.
Jake: “JBC, can you send my wife down to the lobby please?”
JBC: “I don’t know what you’re talking about, bro.”
Jake: “Ok then. I guess I’ll have to call Mrs. JBC and get her down here. (Totally a bluff. I knew he was married, and I knew her first name but that was it.)”
JBC: (Inaudible, shuffling, panic)
Jake: “You got five minutes.” Click.
After this call, his wife came down the elevator, confused and concerned about what’s awaiting her. Jake sat her down in the corner of the lobby and his wife started trying to make excuses. He wanted nothing to do with that.
He started explaining how things were going to be, “I’m not here to argue. The things that are said in this pile of papers are what’s going on. The only way I’m not giving a copy of this to our daughter, your parents and emailing it to everyone we know is if you move out immediately.”
His wife was very prideful, their daughter was going through a rebellious teen phase and if she knew what her mom did, it would’ve forever killed their relationship. His wife was also her parents’ golden child and she always worried about what they thought of her and her professional life depended completely on her reputation. Jake knew the only leverage he had was to pull this shame card, so that’s exactly what he did.
She started crying and saying things that made no sense. Jake kept on going, though. He gave her a check for half of the money in their accounts, told her that he already split up everything for them and explained that she would have enough money to get her own place away from him and the kids. She started crying even more, but Jake wasn’t having any of it.
She Tried To Fix Her Faults, But It Was Too Late
He gave her the separation agreement, and he stated that it was more than fair considering her infidelity. He demanded that she sign it and move out of the house as soon as her weekend was over. Before she could argue, he brought up the screenshots again so he could play the guilt card one more time. He left it at that. He simply told her to enjoy the weekend and walked out, and heard her breakdown in the background. Jake made it out the door and into his car before he had a breakdown of his own.
Throughout the weekend, she kept trying to call him, asked him to talk, but he wanted nothing to do with her. Eventually, the weekend ended. She signed the agreement and started moving out of the house. She explained to the kids that Mom and Dad just needed some time apart, that they still loved them, and all other aspects of a “standard divorce talk.”
After about a week, she wanted to have a real talk. Jake had figured out what he wanted and agreed to speak with her. Except Jake had some ulterior motives to this meeting that his wife didn’t know about in the slightest.
He’d Get Even If It Was The Last Thing He’d Do
She said she was sorry, she wanted another chance to be with Jake and her family and how she’d do anything. Jake had zero intentions of ever taking her back, but he decided this was where his revenge would come into play.