Kelly sat there at the table with her former mother-in-law. Laura smiled at her.
“I wanted to talk with you about something that you need to know,” Laura said.
“What is it?” Kelly asked.
“The reason the divorce was finalized so quickly, because you and Mitch were not legally married,” Laura said.
“What?” Kelly said.
“No one knows this but me and Harris, we knew that Mitch would mess up and break your heart so we put things in motion to make sure that didn’t happen but it did anyways before we could prevent it,” Laura said.
“What did you do?” Kelly asked.
“Kelly, you are married to Matthew,” Laura said.
“What?” Kelly asked.
“We set it for you to be married to Matthew,” Laura said.
“Is this a joke?” Kelly asked.
“No sweetie it isn’t, you’ve been married to him all along, just only me and Harris knew about it,” Laura said.
“I can’t believe this,” Kelly said.
“That’s why your papers were quick because you and Mitch were not married,” Laura said.
“So I’m legally married to Matt,” Kelly said.
“Yes dear,” Laura said.
“I’ve got to go,” Kelly said. She got up and ran out the door and went home and closed the door and locked it and leaned against the door. She couldn’t believe it. She and Mitch never were legally married. She was married to his brother the whole time.
“What am I going to do,” Kelly said. The doorbell rang. She looked out and saw Matthew standing there. She opened the door and looked at him.
“Hey beautiful, you ran out of the shop and I was worried about you, I asked my mom but she wouldn’t say anything about it,” Matthew said.
“I’m fine, just was talking about the divorce and how much he hurt me,” Kelly said.
“Do you need anything?” Matthew asked.
“I’ll be okay, really, I was going to go spend some time with Kate,” Kelly said.
“Sis!” Paul said.
“Paul, what’s going on?” Kelly asked.
“I know why Mom was so set on keeping you and Mitch married,” Paul said.
“Why?” Matthew asked.
“Because it kept her from him,” Paul said.
“What?!” Kelly said.
“Are you saying your mom and my brother had an affair?” Matthew asked.
“Yes, Tara got a text from her friend at the rehab center, our mom was visiting him a lot, and today she caught them having sex in his room, our mother has been banned from the rehab center and they added a month to his stay there,” Paul said.
“What the hell!” Kelly said.
“I told Dad, he kicked her out and called David to file for a divorce,” Paul said.
“She won’t give him one,” Kelly said.
“She will have no choice,” Paul said.
“How long have they been doing this?” Matthew asked.
“They met and hooked up before he and Kelly got together, while she and Dad were separated, she introduced him to Kelly and let them be together and marry each other while she and Dad got back together, she was upset when you left Mitch because she didn’t want to be tempted to hook up with him behind Dad’s back but I guess she couldn’t do it anymore,” Paul said.
“I can’t believe this,” Kelly said.
“I can’t believe she did this and accused you of destroying our family name, she just did that herself,” Paul said.
“Well I found out something today that shocked me,” Kelly said.
“What did you find out, beautiful,” Matthew said.
“Mitch and I were never legally married,” Kelly said.
“What?!” Paul said.
“What?!” Matthew said.
“Your mom and dad knew he would hurt me so they made it so the marriage wasn’t legal to prevent me from getting a broken heart,” Kelly said.
“I’m going to go talk to them,” Matthew said. He left. Pual hugged her. Kelly told him what else Laura told her.
“Sis you should have told him,” Paul said.
“I’m still in shock about it, maybe his mom will tell him,” Kelly said.
“Okay sis, take care,” Paul said. He hugged her and left. She headed to Kate’s house.