The children had not heard anything. When the father came, they were sleeping in their room. Paul and Manu would have much fear if they had heard his father shouts.
-Mom, are you happy? -said her eldest son the next day, while they lunched. He had a habit of doing that cumbersome question.
Marcy masked his discomfort.
-Very happy child, but hurry, if not we will arrive late to school.
Mazello was a large enough city to have schools, a good library, church and Town Hall. In this they had been married already ten years earlier, when Marcy and Manele had twenty-nine. He had preferred to buy the house in this village, close to the city of Greda, a large village located in the foothills of the mountains of the North. The flats were cheaper and life quiet more, although Marcy feared the isolation of the small places, accustomed as it was to the hustle and bustle of Greda, the big city, where he had resided previously.
After leaving the children to the door of the school, headed his vehicle to the Mall and did it. She unhesitatingly entered the large bright surface and directed her steps, as an automaton, the same place every day,
carrying the wallet ready knowing what was going to happen.
He heard the mantra of the machine at the bar of the Mall that claimed his attention, attracting their lights as a magnet. "Today I'm going to get lucky". She slid through the slot a coin after another.
-Can you give me change?
The waiter served her request, and other ten coins disappeared without result. It would have difficulty to acquire in the Super everything she needed.
Once he had bought the most elemental to the meal of the day, she was given a tour of the area of clothing stores and accessories. She had to return to attract Manele in any way. Pregnancies had damaged her body, and when he spoke of his female colleagues, to those he described as attractive, confident, young, she could not avoid a sting of jealousy. They had decided to have children, and she does not work, despite having graduated in business administration, and his life as a housewife, began to seem simple compared to the colleagues of her husband.
He bought fine lingerie and a little black dress with broad neckline, to complete the model also acquired heel shoes. He later attended the hairdresser where she made a good change, based on red colour wicks, on his long, wavy black hair.
He returned home, hasty, to cook dinner and had time to prepare. Manele would travel next Thursday, and wanted to surprise him prior to his departure.