It was a devastating day for Laura that on the day that she was to share the great news with her husband is the day that he left her. Coming from out of the blue, his announcement shocked her because this was the last thing that she had expected. Everything seemed to be crashing down around her and to say that it was heartbreaking is an understatement. However, she still got her revenge in the end.
Happy in a dream
Laura was in a bubble, assuming that she was in a happy and healthy marriage. The bubble burst when her husband Jack left her for her own sister. She found this out through a note written to her by Jack who thought that this was the right way to break the news.
A Curveball He Didn’t See Coming
Jack, while writing his devastating letter to Laura didn’t know that while he was contemplating putting into words his news, Laura will be throwing him a curveball that he never saw coming.
The Heartbreaking Letter that changed her life
Laura looked at the letter that Jack left her and realized that everything was written with finality. This was really the end of a seven-year marriage and it was happening right before her eyes. Her friends told her that her reaction is only natural and that she was allowed to feel the depths of sadness and disappointment.
Beginning of the end
Jack didn’t even have the decency to tell her all this in person, this was what hurts the most. To top it off, Jack started his letter by addressing her with ‘Dear wife’ only to tell her in the body that he no longer wants her as his wife.
The end of a marriage
Laura had no idea that Jack was feeling this way at all. She felt that the announcement came out of nowhere. She started to blame herself for how terrible their communication has been because she wasn’t aware that things were already falling apart and she was oblivious to it all.
Walking on cloud nine
Before getting that letter, Laura was in cloud nine to share the amazing news that she had just received. Her discovery made her super excited to get home unfortunately for her, everything changed when she got home.
A Confession She Never Thought of Hearing
Confessions usually come in a flattering form, however, for Laura, this one was heartbreaking. The letter from her husband Jack was on the kitchen table when she got home. Upon reading it, she no longer had the drive to share her news with anyone.
Betrayed By Her Own Blood
Jack said that for all seven years of their marriage, he had ‘nothing to show for it.’ He said that he had been a good man and husband to Laura but that now he was leaving her for her own sister. Laura had not just been betrayed by her husband but by her own sister as well.
The Last Straw for Jack
The last straw for Jack was the day that Laura’s boss called to say that she quit her job. He admitted that the last two weeks were terrible for him and that he wanted out of his marriage with Laura.
Continual lack of attention
Jack in his letter, admitted that the week before, Laura didn’t notice that he had a new haircut and wearing a new pair of silk boxers. He felt unnoticed and hated the lack of attention from Laura.
Jack continued to air his grievances on his letter saying that Laura when she comes home usually just eats her dinner in two minutes, watches her favorite soap shows, and just goes on straight to bed. He constantly wonders why Laura doesn’t tell him that she loves him anymore. These were some of the reasons why he wanted to break off the marriage.
Finalizing the separation
In an accusatory note, Jack said that Laura either cheated on him or no longer loves him for that matter. In the end, it doesn’t matter because he was leaving her and finalized it by signer the letter ‘your EX husband.’
Moving to another state
With everything crashing down, Jack wrote the worst thing that you could ever read. He was moving to another state, West Virginia with her own sister and that she shouldn’t even try to look for them.
The betrayal you can’t just accept
The good day that Laura had been having just a few hours ago was gone now completely. The letter of betrayal that her husband has given her destroyed any trace of good mood that she had. What’s even worse is the feeling of betrayal from her own sister who she loved and trusted.
The Perfect Time the letter was given
But as it turns out, the letter actually came at a perfect time. Now, Laura knows how he felt, and if he waited for one more day she wouldn’t have known that he was actually harboring thoughts of running with her sister already.
Piles of cash
So what is this amazing news that Laura received and was actually excited to tell her husband Jack? We’ll give you a hint and it involved a big pile of cash.
Laura had just won the lottery! She was upset and hurt with the letter of her husband but as she starts to remember what she had won, the feelings of gloom start to fade away. Now she has all this cash to herself and she wouldn’t have to share it with her husband.
Where it all began – college
Laura and Jack met in college. It wasn’t exactly love at first sight and nothing happened at first. They merely spent their time studying together in the library for college exams. However, Jack dropped out of college and became a bartender.
Jack and Laura originally believed in forever. They thought their marriage would last till death do them part, however coming from opposite places in life, it was evident that this would lead to their downfall.
Black and white opposites
Laura’s family is rich and wealthy but she worked hard to earn a degree in college. Jack, on the other hand, worked as a part-time bartender but he didn’t have any ambition as to where he is going in life. This is one of the reasons why Laura’s parents were not in favor of her marrying Jack.
A Romeo And Juliet love story
Laura didn’t care what her parents thought of Jack. Even though it led to arguments between them, Laura held her ground. Her parents wanted someone who can offer Laura a better chance in life. But Laural loved Jack and didn’t listen to her parents.
Laura was stubbornly in love with Jack and wouldn’t let him go. Her parents thought that they can pressure her but it just backfired and she ended up pushing back against them.
Much to her parents’ dismay, Laura moved in with Jack. Seven years later, she realized that she should have listened to her parents all those years ago. After what happened between them it is hard to ignore that parents really know what is best.
Life after graduation
After graduating from college, Laura moved into Jack’s small one-bedroom apartment. Everything seemed to be going great for the lovebirds. However, things took a turn.
Jack loved his apartment even though it was small and grimy. The paint was faded and the wallpaper was falling off, he also never got the heater to work. But because Laura loved him, she holds on to hope that things will get better in time.
This was the first time that Laura moved in with a boyfriend. It honestly felt to her that the world was making sense and coming together for them. She thought this was a beautiful life and that she had met the love of her life.
Laura wanted to personally talk things out with Jack. However, it seemed too late for that and even though she still wanted to let him in on her news, all she could think about was his letter.
Exacting the perfect revenge
All laura wanted was to make him realize his mistake. She despised him and she wanted to exact revenge on him. Struggling financially all through their marriage life, winning the lottery was the perfect gift.
A very different life
This story could have had a happy ending. Things could have taken a turn and they would have worked things out and lived happily ever after but unfortunately, this isn’t how it ended for them.
The end of a marriage
All good things come to an end as bitter as that may sound. Their marriage was beautiful while it lasted at the beginning but eventually, it crumbled. Sometimes it’s the everyday mundane aspects of life that will eventually lead to the destruction of a relationship
The world she said goodbye to
Jack meant everything to Laura, dare she say it, her whole world? All she wanted was to spend his life with him even though he had his own shortcomings and couldn’t provide the same quality of life that she grew up in.
Something was off
Ever since they got together, Laura and Jack were careful in spending their money. Laura helped with the expenses but waitressing at a restaurant near their apartment. A few years later, she realized something was off with Jack and she became suspicious.
Since Laura wanted to spend more time with Jack, she spent every free time she had on the bar where he worked. She started to see some signs that he might be cheating on her.
Feelings of uncertainty
She started to get strange looks from the people around her but Laura did her best to ignore them. Even though she was suspicious, she tried her best to ignore them which was a mistake as she should have gone along with her intuitions.
Throughout the years, Laura kept her hope and bought lots of lottery tickets hoping that one day she will finally be able to the jackpot. She kept losing but she never gave up. One day she bought one and this one just felt differently as though it had the makings of a winner.
Laura won the lottery! It was a miracle! She realized that the best part of it all was that her husband left her before she got the chance to tell him.
Booking a Hawaii trip
Laura, after finding out she won the lottery booked two tickets to Hawaii in order for them to celebrate. However, the letter changed everything, now she no longer had to go with her own husband.
Not one penny
Now, all Laura needed to do was to make sure that Jack doesn’t get a single cent of her earnings. Jack was probably banging his head when he heard the news.
The Big Win
The letter of Jack greatly upset Laura but remembering her win at the lottery was starting to comfort her. She was thinking about what she could do with the money, she could travel the world, buy a big fancy house, maybe a car? or even a yacht. The possibilities were simply endless.
The first thing Laura wanted to do was pen Jack a reply. She started it with ‘Dear ex-husband’ and what wrote to tell him what she felt after receiving the letter. She said that he had been a terrible husband to her.
Wrong Sister for Jack
Laura continued to say that the ‘favorite meal’ that he had cooked for her must be meant for her sister all along. This was because she stopped eating port before the two even met.
Behind the boxers
Laura went on to explain that she ignored Jack’s new boxer because she saw the price tag to be $49.99 which was a coincidence since her sister borrowed $50 from her the morning before.
Laura still loved Jack and wanted to work it out. However, it was evident that he was really unfaithful even though she didn’t want to believe it at first.
Winning the lottery!
Laura wanted to spend her $15 million wins with her husband so that they can spend quality time together. She quit her job for that chance.
Changing her mind
Everything happens for a reason, once she read his letter everything changed. If only he knew beforehand then things would have turned out very differently for both of them. She wished him all the best and hopes he gets the fulfillment he is wanting for out of life.
Laura tried to process her feelings properly before she goes on and spends the money. She wants to make sure that she is doing it the right way.
This was quite a big decision to handle, Laura wants to make sure that her head is cleared and void of emotional biases before making the decision on how and where to spend her money.
Giving Jack her part
Laura wanted to give Jack some part of the money seeing as he was after all her husband. She called her lawyer to know just how much she owes him. His name is Jason Kurland and he specializes in people winning the lottery. Laura told him the whole story and asked for his professional advice.
In an unexpected twist, even Jason was stumped with the situation. This was something entirely new to him. He was blindside unexpectedly.
Skeletons in the closet
Laura’s lawyer said that she didn’t owe Jack anything especially that he wrote her the letter after she won the lottery. However, Laura had a deep dark secret that she hasn’t told anyone outside her family.
Her sister wasn’t always a girl
Her sister, Carla, whom Jack ran away with hasn’t always been Carla. In fact, she was previously known as Carl. He was born a boy. She ended her letter to Jack by telling him that she hopes this fact will not bother him.
Laura the winner
Laura, in the end, was actually the winner of everything. This day was truly eventful for her, the turn of events happened so quickly.
Mountains and valleys
With all that she had to endure the last 24 hours, the emotional thrills were all over the place. This was such a tiring day for her emotionally.
In the end, Laura had the last laugh over what happened. She had the revenge all on the palm of her hands without even knowing that she would have to use it on Jack.
Laura didn’t waste the ticket she already booked for Hawaii since they were already paid for. It was her vacation anyways, she deserved it and she was going to use it for her own enjoyment. This was also a great way for her to celebrate her freedom.
She loved Jack
Even though she had her previous suspicions about her cheating, Laura loved Jack. This was why she booked them the tickets in the first place as soon as she found out about the lottery.
A better and wiser Laira
Things may have worked out differently for Laura but that’s just life. It throws us curveballs and those who are able to handle them end up stronger and wiser than before.
Moving On to a better life
Jack had been unfaithful to Laura but this was now her chance to leave it all behind and create a new and better life for herself. The life that she really deserved.
The life Carla deserved
In the end, Laura realized that she wasn’t bitter or anything, in fact, surprisingly she was surprisingly happy. Her suspicions were proven correct but now it was all gone and she has a chance to start again.
Strong Woman in the making
On her way to the airport, Laura realized that she was now free to do anything and be who she wants to be. She now has a chance to seize life in Hawaii and re-arrange again.
A Canadian fisherwoman came across a sight with her boyfriend which was amusing like the one Laura found. They were in for a surprise.
A surprise up ahead
They spotted an iceberg ahead as they were navigating the waters. This one felt different even though they spot one almost every day. What could it be?
There was something off about this iceberg even though they couldn’t point it out immediately. The sun was shining bright that day which made it hard for the crew to completely check out the large chunk of ice in front of them.
The Iceberg Appears with something on top of it?
There was something dark on top of the iceberg, it was difficult to make out exactly what it was from the distance. They originally thought that it was a seal but it wasn’t.
Getting a good look
Cliff agreed with Mallory that it was just probably a seal. However, one of their crew members, Allen wouldn’t let the matter go. He thought it was something strange and wanted to investigate further.
What was on top of the icberg?
Through the binoculars, they looked closely at the animal. Allen told everyone that it didn’t look like a seal. How it moved was not the same as how seals move.
The crew decided to take a closer look at the animal on top of the iceberg since their curiosity was at its best. They wanted to find out exactly what was it on top. It was starting to get colder when their boat was able to get a little closer.
Some thought that it was risky to stary from their usual route but crew member Allen was able to convince his friends that they should investigate or else they might never find out what animal it was on top of the iceberg.
Allen continued to convince the crew by telling them that by sailing near the anima, they might just save it from the bitter cold that they were currently experiencing.
Bitter weather to weather
The anime stranded on the iceberg had fur to keep from the cold but it was soaked. With the wind blowing wildly from all directions, the small creature will freeze to death. The crew’s heart was warmed as they realized that they had to help. They had no idea what specific animal it was but they knew that they had to rescue it.
Taking things slow
The water below them was deadly cold, therefore, it was vital that they take things slow. The ice floating around them could easily damage their boat as well or worse capsize and leave them stranded there just like the animal they were trying to rescue. Therefore the whole crew was on the alert, looking out for any dangerous object that can derail them.
Everything slows down
The waves started to get higher, much to their dismay. The boat’s movement turned precarious as Mallory repeatedly warn them to be more careful. As they neared the place where the animal was, their curiosity and excitement peaked. Carefully treading the waters, two members kept a close watch on their environment for potential dangers.
The waves are becoming stronger as if it knew what they were going to do and was doing its best to contradict their plans. The crew was confident that they can handle it, but they were scared of how the poor animal was going to react especially with the continual movement of the iceberg.
Besides the blocks of ice that the crew was already worried about, Mallory was afraid that because of fear, the poor animal would jump into the water. If only they could edge a bit ore closer so that she can figure out what was going on.
Chasing After Ice
The iceberg was moving further and further away, the crew was worried now about the state of their boat. The animal on the other side was hesitant and anxious as well. Now, they were all working about the boat, their safety, and the animal as well.
A Tricky Situation
The trio increased the speed of their boat in order to near the iceberg. However, this made navigating a bit trickier. It was getting dark soon and they will soon have to leave.
Getting a better look at the animal
As they near the iceberg, the trio was finally getting a better look at the animal. Its shape was similar to a dog and it had four legs but what they couldn’t figure out was how it got on top of the ice.
Alone and helpless
The animal on top of the iceberg was so afraid and shaking violently because of the cold. They wanted to make sure that the animal didn’t freeze to death. They needed to reach it fast.
It is an Arctic Fox
They can now finally see that the shaking animal was actually an arctic fox. They didn’t have the luxury of time to investigate how it got there because it was already cold and weak already. Birds were even circling above it if they don’t hurry they might devour the animal.
Not A Family Pet
It appeared that other animals were aware that the fox was dying, so they made a choice quickly. They made up their minds to rescue it and help it live a little bit longer. The crew decided to put their fishing on hold until they have a better idea about the whole situation. With their minds made up, they went on to do it even though it was dangerous for them as well.
A bold rescue by the trio
Time was not on their hand and the fox was already freezing. The trio needed to come up with a plan in order to save it but suddenly a dilemma was in front of them. Will the arctic fox actually trust them and walk up to them?
Good intentions in mind
If the creature didn’t have any interactions with any human before then it will be hesitant to trust them. It might not let them come near it even though it desperately needs saving.
Taming a fox
They had to tame the animal, it was on the top of their agenda. Stretching out their hands, they talked to them quietly, trying to ease him to them. They gently called out to the Arctic fox and signaling for it to come towards them.
Running Away Instead Of Coming towards them
The Arctic fox didn’t trust them. It tried to run away but with no place to run it was trapped on the piece of ice. Even though shivering, it just stood there and stared at the trio who was trying to reach out to him. It seemed that it wasn’t going to budge but the trio will not be giving up either.
Playing the waiting game
The trio realizes that the trick is to wait things out. They needed to be patient in order to first help the fox trust them. They waited and waited and waited some more.
The boat kept floating next to the iceberg as the trio just waited for the animal to trust them. Finally, after some gentle coaching, the fox finally took the first step forward towards the boat. It finally realizes that this was its only way out of escape.
The fox slowly took a step forward slowly. Even though it was too weak to jump into the boat, Allen leaned over and reached out his arms to pick it from the ice. Finally, their rescue mission was a success!