#Leonie is a woman over 40, she could be your neighbor. After her divorce, she builds her new life. With neighbor Mandy she has dinner appointments of the good kind: Mandy cooks! Love also comes around the corner, with all the consequences that this entails.
When she came home, she restudied the messages she had sent to Mandy. Mandy still hadn't answered. She thought she could send another message now. Carefully she chose her words: “hey, are you working?” I'm a little worried, would you mind texting me?” She read the words three times. It didn't sound too desperate, did it? She pressed “send “and waited. This time there were two checkmarks. A few more minutes she stared at the screen to see if Mandy came online, but she didn't.
What could have been going on? Maybe Mandy had an international flight somewhere far away where she didn't have a range? It seemed to Leonie strong, never before had it been, Mandy did not save on her mobile subscription. And if she was with Elis for a few days, she could have just said that, right? Leonie got the feeling that maybe something had happened, an accident? It won't be, will it?
Leonie's kids came home. Julia was wearing a new t-shirt and Martijn wore sneakers that looked like Leonie unknown. “Where did you get them?” Leonie asked. “We went shopping with Suzanne,” Julia said on her guard. “With Suzanne? Alone with Suzanne? Was Dad not there?” Everything happened in Leonie's head. “No, Daddy had to go to a friend of his, help move or something. And then Suzanne took us to town.” Leonie wanted to say everything, the steam came out of her ears, but she didn't have the right words. Julia felt wetness and left for her room. Martijn also decided that it was best to stay away from his mother. He kicked off the sneakers and pulled his bedroom door behind him. Leonie cursed internally. Was that man completely insane? A little bit of letting his girlfriend get a white foot from the kids by going shopping with them? Her children were not for sale! She grabbed her phone and clicked on whatsapp. Somewhere in her head a little voice called her not to do this, to wait at least an hour or so, but the voice wasn't loud enough and Leonie pushed it away. She started typing. How Erik got it in his head to let his girlfriend shop with her kids. Leonie was the one who got the clothes for the kids, nobody else. Quickly she pressed 'send' and looked at the text with satisfaction. So he just knew.