I woke up in the middle of the night when someone knocked on my door. One of the staff put her head inside the door and she looked worried.
"The police want to talk to you, ma'am!"
I swallowed. What had Louis now done? I put on a robe and went down to the hall. Two policemen stood there and they looked at me as I walked down the stairs.
"Are you Mrs. Tomlinson?"
One policeman cleared his throat lightly and took a few steps toward me.
"Your husband is in prison. During this month we had several times had our eyes on a secret club. At this night we made a raid and found your husband there."
"What's he guilty of?"
He swallowed and cleared his throat again. I suspected but I still had to hear what the policeman said.
"It was a secret club for men who love other men, if you know what I mean?"
I was annoyed.
"I know that my husband's gay, but what did he do wrong?"
He was startled and realized that I already knew what Louis had done.
"It's against our laws that men are with men, and he's convicted of sexual contact with other men in public places."
Johannah was angry. In the morning we went into town and went into the police station. They refused to release Louis and Johannah was cursed.
"Don't you know who we are?"
The police smiled at her.
"Yes, ma'am! You are Mrs. Tomlinson, Louis mom."
"I give every year thousands of dollars to the police and this is the thanks I get?"
I realized that she had bribed the police.
Supreme commander came up to us and he drew with him Johannah to another room. I followed and heard how she almost shouted at him.
"Please Tom, drop off my son!"
He shook his head and closed the door behind us. He looked at Johannah and he swallowed.
"They have been watching us from the capital, and we have many times let your son get away with the law, but this time we can't turn a blind eye."
She dropped out of anger.
"What the hell is happening?"
He looked down at his hands and I saw that he was afraid of her.
"Your son will be convicted and he will end up in prison."
"But then it comes out that he's gay?"
Tom nodded and looked up at her.
"This time I can't protect him and I'm sorry it had to end like this."
About ten lawyers came to the house. They sat in the office and tried to find a solution. Johannah was with them all the time and they worked all day and all night. I kept myself away from the door and I was self-conscious about what would happen to me. One morning Johannah had left the house and a lawyer were waiting for me.
"We've gone through Louis testament, his father's will and we have gone through the statute book." he said. I nodded a little bit and swallowed.
"And what does that have to do with me? Louis in jail and you can't get him out?"
I went with him into the office.
"We have found things that really have to do with you." he said, smiling faintly. "I know the circumstances behind off the wedding and why you became Louis's wife."
I sat down and swallowed again.
He laughed a little bit and looked at me.
"Emma, if I say it like this. Your now one of the country's richest girl and you are it legally."
I fell silent and just stared at him. He laughed a little bit.
"Louis broke the contract he had with the family when he chose to be gay. He and his mother tried to circumvent the contract and therefore you came into the picture." He smiled reassuring to me. "According to all the papers, you would just have a child and Louis would give the child everything he had. Now you have a child and I know that it's not Louis. Yet inherit you and your child all that he has. He has been deleted as heir and you are now the owner of everything."
I just stared at the lawyer.
"Do I have everything?"
He laughed and nodded.
"Johannah realized that she had lost control and she has promised not to come back here. You are now the owner of this farm and you own everything that you can touch."
He came up to me and took my hand in his.
"You are free to do whatever you want with the assets. I have also seen to, that you will be divorce from Louis and in about a month, you will completely be free of him."
I don't know what had happened, but I was the owner of all that had been Louis. His name was thrown in the dirt and he had lost everything he had fought for. I couldn't believe it.
I sent telegrams to Niall, he and his family could now get back to me. I also sent telegrams to Liam. I wanted him to come back, and help me.
I realized my power and I realized that I would change all that old stuff. Employees' house was demolished and quickly built it up new lucid home to them. I made sure everyone got paid for what they really did and I saw that no one had anything to complain about.