Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (10) When Fate Took a Hand
The two of them had been together for a long time but after 5 years of marriage Josh and Sophie Ferris had recently split and the only people who were at all surprised by it was them.
There were never two more incompatible souls to share a life than they.
In fact they had spent much of the previous two years constantly bickering and arguing about anything and everything.
The problem was that Josh was too laid back and easy going for Sophie who was the complete opposite she was very pushy and way too ambitious.
But not just ambitious for herself, she wanted to push Josh to bigger and better things as well, but Josh didn’t want to climb the greasy pole he was happy doing what he was doing he didn’t want to be a chief he liked being an Indian.
But for Sophie that was not acceptable and because Sophie didn’t want to settle for less than the best she wasn’t prepared to settle for someone who did.
Kay Regan was delighted when she heard the news and not just because she didn’t like Sophie although that was part of the reason but mainly she was happy because she had been in love with Josh since high school, she was in the year below him, but despite all her best efforts she could never seem to catch his eye not in that way at any rate.
So he ended up with Sophie and Kay married Colin who turned out to be the most boring man in Britain, so she divorced him after twelve months.
Kay had been pretty much on her own ever since the divorce, not that she hadn’t tried to find someone to replace Colin.
She had tried quite diligently but the problem was they never had Josh’s smile, his sense of humour or indeed his cute arse.
So in the end she resolved that if she couldn’t have Joshua Ferris she would end her days a spinster.
That was until one day when fate took a hand.
Josh and Sophie’s divorce was final and part of the divorce agreement was that they should sell the house in Dulcet-On-Brooke that was once their marital home.
Of the two of them it was Joshua who was tasked with selling it as Sophie had already moved into a bigger and better house.
So it was on a sunny spring morning when Joshua walked into an Estate Agents in Purplemere where the senior partner was Kay.
She was five foot eight with short bobbed brown hair, and mesmerizing green eyes and a very tidy figure suitably proportioned and all underpinned by stunning legs.
And those stunning legs wobbled when she saw tall dark and beddable Joshua Ferris walk through the door.
“Good morning” she said having regained her composure
“Hi” he said and gave her a considered perusal before adding
“I used to be” she admitted
“We were at school together” he said “you were in the year below with a flock of boys at your heels”
“That was a long time ago” she said and blushed
“So what are you now?” he asked
“You said you used to be Kay Finch, so what are you now?”
“Oh I see, its Regan” she replied
“So you’re married to Colin” he said
“And divorced from” she added quickly
“Ditto” Josh said
“What! You were married to Colin as well?” she asked and laughed
“God no I always found him a bit boring” he retorted
“Ditto” she remarked and they both laughed
“It would be nice to catch up sometime” she suggested
“Yes it would” he agreed “how about lunch?”
“I’d love that” she replied
“Great, I’ll see you then” he said and turned towards the door
“Was there anything else?” she asked
“Well actually I’m very happy with lunch, for now” he thought to himself and then the penny dropped
“Oh God yes I want to sell my house”