He carried on to New York then headed towards Rake Lane hospital and then onto Hillhead’s road.
How long are you home for Bobby?’
“Just a few days until after the funeral.’
“I’m Sorry Bob, I did hear about your dad. Sally and I will be at the funeral you know that.’
Does Simon know John?’
“Yes, he’s coming as well.’
“So is he married or what?’
“Divorced, He was married to a right gold digger, who was just spending all the money Simon was giving her.’
“She took him to the cleaners mate, he lost his three bed roomed house that he bought and his Electrical business went down the pan as well.
“Shit, looks like he got well and truly screwed.
“I tried to tell him when he first met up with Lucy Jackson; she was well known for being a good time girl but you know Simon he just wouldn’t listen. He asked me to be his best man and we did try to contact you but your mother said she didn’t know where you were living and didn’t care and slammed the door in our faces. Anyway,
Simon married her and within six months Simon was a changed man. Honestly, she said Jump and Simon said how high. He was just like a lap dog.’
She had the looks and a crackin’ body but what a bitch.’
“How long has he been divorced then?
“It will be coming up to about two years now.’
“Is he with anyone?’
“Are you kidding, since Lucy screwed him in more ways than one, he has been on his own. He meets me for a pint once a week in the Station Hotel.’ “Poor bugger, will never trust another woman he says. He’s only got one small retail shop now.’
“What about Lucy where is she now?’
“Soon after the divorce she took off, she lives with some other mug in Earsdon.
“She made a lot of money out of Simon.’
“Well we will have to put that right won’t we smiled Bobby.’
I would love to see that smile wiped off her face I can tell you and so would Simon.
“Leave it with me said Bobby I will take care of it, I know a few friends who will be glad to help.
“There won’t be any rough stuff will there Bobby?’
“No these people are clever John but they will bring her down.’
The taxi drove down Edward’s Road and John stopped him outside the house.
“I will stay in the car go get him said Bobby.’
John Jumped out of the cab and went down the pathway and pressed the doorbell.
Bobby looked on as he saw his friend come to the door.
He certainly looked a broken man as John made him get his coat as the taxi was waiting.’
Simon through on a black leather coat, his hair needed cutting and he was unshaven. His jeans looked like he’d worn them for ten years and they were frayed at the knee.
“When he got into the back with John.
“Bobby lent over the front seat and spoke.’
“Jesus, It’s you.’
“Close but I am Bobby Wray.’
“Oh Bobby, its great to see you mate.’
How long are you staying?’