Tuesday, July 19, 2016
So Where's Rod? (Photostory)
While Danielle is home informing the boys about the little princess that is on the way, Rod is meeting with his lawyer in hopes of restoring his visitation rights with Nicole.
Disclaimer: Please forgive the office dio. It's a quick and dirty due to time constraints.
Roger is explaining to Rod the conversation he had with Melanie's lawyer.
"I just don't understand how she can keep doing this? It's just not fair. I take good care of my daughter and she wants to paint me as a deadbeat dad." (Rod)
"I know, but unfortunately the courts may be a little biased when it comes to dads. As a lawyer she knows the law and knows just how much she can get away with. You may want to consider fighting for full custody. Then maybe she would see how serious you are about the issue." (Roger)
"Full custody? I'm not sure I want to stoop to her level." (Rod)
"Just give it some thought and if you change your mind, let me know." (Roger)
"So your arbitration hearing is August 3rd at 1pm. And since your ex-wife is a lawyer, I will be there to make sure you aren't railroaded." (Roger)
"I appreciate that." (Rod)
"It doesn't look like they have assigned the arbitrator yet. I will keep checking. It helps to know who we are dealing with before we go. Try not to worry. You have a strong case." (Roger)
"Great. Well I appreciate your time." (Rod)
"My pleasure. Call me if you have any questions." (Roger)
Rod heads home. Once there, he enters to a very quiet house. He wonders where everyone is.
It doesn't take him long to locate Danielle.
She is knocked out in the nursery. He quickly scours the house to see if the boys are somewhere about, before returning to the nursery.
He walks over to Danielle and bends down to give her a kiss on the forehead.
Before he can do so, Danielle turns and opens her eyes.
"Hi, honey. You're back. How was the meeting?" (Danielle)
"Okay. Where are the boys?" (Rod)
"Oh mom stopped by and decided to take them with her to give me a little break." (Danielle)
"And how is the little princess?" (Rod)
"She was a little feisty earlier, kicking up a storm, but she's been pretty quiet lately." (Danielle)
Rod goes quiet for a minute. He is reminiscing about the times he used to talk to Nicole when she was in the wound.
"Are you okay?" (Danielle)
"Yes. I'm fine. Come lay down with me." (Rod)
He takes her hand, helps her out of the chair and leads her to the bedroom.
Doesn't take him long to undress to his boxers.
"So tell me about the meeting." (Danielle)
Rod tells Danielle all about his conversation with Roger.
"Wow, full custody?" (Danielle)
"I'm not sure that's the route to take. I'll have to wait until arbitration. Now come here." (Rod)
Rod puts his arm around Danielle and pulls her closer. He kisses her on the forehead.
"That's enough talk about Melanie. I'd like to keep her out of our bedroom." (Rod)