Leo was in Jenny's office, waiting for her to come in. She didn't know that he was there, and he didn't mind that. The element of surprise had worked for Jenny six years ago, maybe it would work for him today. Leo heard the click of a doorknob, as the door opened, and Jenny entered the room.

"What are you doing here?" Jenny asked darkly.

"We need to talk. Can we talk Jen?"

Jenny went behind her desk, and began to rearrange some papers and files. She didn't even look her husband in the eye "What do you want to talk about?"

"You." Leo said softly.

"Me? What about me?" Jenny asked looking at her husband.

"Well, for starters, Why weren't you happy to see me?"

"Leo I'm a doctor, a doctor who has been out of work for five months. I have a lot of work to do. So you will excuse me if I'm not happy to see you." She snapped sarcastically.

"Jenny what's happening to you? Six weeks ago you couldn't bear to be out of my arms, now you don't even want to be in the same room. You and I used to talk about everything, now we don't talk at all. So what has changed?"

"I don't know what you are talking about? Nothing has changed."

"Jenny, everything's changed. You don't let me in anymore. After the honeymoon, you shut me out, pushed me away. I'm truly in love with you so much so that it hurts me to see you like this. Please, talk to me. Let me help you. I want you to be happy and you aren't happy now. Let me in." Leo pleaded.

Jenny moved to her office door and began to open it when Leo stepped in front of her and pushed it closed. "Leo as much as I like your visits I have patients to see, so if you're done making whatever point it was that you were trying to make. I'll get back to my life and you can get back to yours."

Leo still stood in front of his wife blocking her exit from the office. "You are my life. You won't get rid of me that easy. Jenny, you and I know what's wrong all we have to do is think back to a June day six years ago and the long months before that day. I'm not here to lecture you. I'm here because I love you and I want you to know that you are not alone I will be here when you are ready."

"Ready…ready for what? Oh, by the way, what happened six years ago, you don't have to worry about that with me. It's not going to happen."

"Jenny." Leo said sternly loosing his temper. "Look at yourself! You are a mirror image of someone I used to know very well."

"Leo! This marriage can end right here and now if you want it to." Jenny screamed back at him while trying to get out of the door. She was unsuccessful.

"I'm not here to force you to do anything. I'm not here talking divorce nor do I want one. I here because my love and my heart is breaking seeing you like this."

"Thank you for your concern but it is not needed. Now I do believe that you have a meeting to go to or a war to watch over or something like that. If you will excuse me." With that Jenny stormed out of her office slamming the door in her husband's face.

Leo stood in her office in disbelief. He had no doubt in his mind that she had a problem, a big problem. He only prayed that she would come to the same conclusion before she hurt herself or someone else. One thing was for sure from his own personal experience she had to come to this conclusion by herself in order for it to work in her favor. No one person could force her to do anything about it, and he hoped she would do something soon.

 

Mirror Image - 4

 

 

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