Prelude 30

It was good at last to be out of that house with all its memories, thought Fiona. She surveyed her new Chelsea studio flat, pleased with the modern d├ęcor she had chosen - it was appropriate to her new executive lifestyle.

She thought about the years since Aaron's disappearance, the crying, the struggle to make ends meet, her personal triumphs, her career, the growing up of the girls into fine young women: Liesel married with a good job as a pharmacist, Jojo finishing her PhD in Geology. She resented Aaron immensely but was not unhappy with how life had turned out.

It had all passed by so quickly though, she thought, and a gentle melancholy threatened to envelop her. However this was detected early and quickly dispatched by a Positive Mental Thought.

An unfortunate acronym.