Prelude 16

"Mummy, when is Daddy coming home?" Jojo asked.

Fiona didn't know how to answer. Aaron wasn't coming back, not if she had anything to do with it. Their relationship had deteriorated in the last year to the point of no return and she wanted, needed to move on. But the girls missed their father.

"Jojo, Daddy is gone and I don't think he will be coming back."

Jojo wept bitterly and Fiona held her close, trying to comfort her.

"Can we visit him?" Liesel asked. She had already been inducted into the reality of separation and divorce by her friend Amy.

"We'll see."