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The woman stared at me. “Mildred isn’t here, did you say she made an appointment to see me?”
She shook her head and formed a grim smile in annoyance, examining me closely for complicit behavior.
“Mildred Shoe is your attorney, right?” I asked.
Before she answered, our attention was drawn to a ‘plop tap’ sound. It was getting louder while maintaining a consistent rhythm. Turning, we saw Mildred, running in heels. Her pearls were swinging from side to side while she clutched her briefcase to her bosom.
Halfway up the stairs, she stopped to catch her breath. Maybe it was to garner sympathy or to measure how much of her treacherous behavior had been exposed. Gingerly, she walked up to the porch, still huffing and puffing. Her eyes darted again from the woman standing in the doorway to me and she smiled weakly.
We glared at Mildred to be certain she got the point that we felt like pawns.
“Mother, Fiona, I can explain.”
Adam Curie is one of the oldest judges on the bench in Cook County, Illinois. He is at least eighty. I’m not certain but I think he only works part-time. Everyone loves him. When he walks into a reception, people surround him like he’s a rock star.
We have a driving relationship, he gets invited to the best receptions (bar groups and some political ones) and I drive. He is as politically connected as a person can be. He’s also as wrinkled as any elephant at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
While we talked, I pictured his eyes twinkling with mischief. A small worry pushed into my thoughts. In the last several months Judge Curie has spent a lot of time at the emergency room on one medical issue or another. The day after he makes Methuselah look like a seventh-grader.
The hospital doesn’t keep him overnight. He says they make him wait several hours, run tests and send him home in the bewitching hour.