1. The Weight


    Date: 5/22/2020, Categories: Wife / MILF Author: byBillandKate, Source: Literotica

    "You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility ... And this responsibility is like a big rock that weighs a ton. It bends and it twists them until finally it buries them under the ground. ...I have never had this kind of courage." Bernardo O'Reilly (Charles Bronson), The Magnificent Seven, 1960
    
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    Richard (Rick) Wilson sat in his twelve-tear-old Ford pickup trying to work up the courage. Courage -- what a strange word to use for the action Rick was contemplating. When did life become so desperately overwhelming that this seemed the only option?
    
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    Rick grew up in a nice house with two younger siblings and two wonderful parents. An 'A minus' student and all-around athlete, Rick was popular throughout high school. He only experienced two traumas in his young life.
    
    The first was when his high school girlfriend, the girl he thought he'd marry someday, broke up with him a month before the junior prom. Carrie gave him the old cliché, "I think it's important we see other people to make certain we really love each other."
    
    Carrie had the nerve to show up at the dance with her new, college-age boyfriend. It took most of the following summer and the support of his family to get over the vision of 'the love of his life' with her arms around the college stud's neck as they swirled and kissed on the dance floor.
    
    It was a year later (what was it about May?) Rick was pitching for his high school baseball team when a line drive hit him in his right ear. The bone surrounding the ear was shattered; he was now deaf in that ear and worse of all, the time recovering prevented the college scouts from seeing him pitch. The scholarships Rick counted on to pay for college never materialized.
    
    Without a scholarship, Rick enrolled at a state college and had just started his junior year when the Twin Towers were destroyed. On September 14th, Rick walked into the local Army Recruiter's office with every intention of signing up. It never occurred to him that he wouldn't be eligible, he was a six-foot, one-hundred-ninety-pound specimen of early manhood. He could bench press two-hundred and sixty pounds and run the quarter mile in fifty-eight seconds.
    
    The recruiter shook his hand and was kind enough to say, "Thanks son, we would have loved to have you join the team." before rejecting him for the deafness in his right ear.
    
    Rick never shared the rejection with anyone. There wasn't a logical reason for the secrecy; he certainly had no reason to feel ashamed for the physical disability. He just never got over the feeling of inadequacy and carried it deep down in his soul for years.
    
    Rick graduated with a degree in Finance and began working at a local branch of a growing bank, Washington Mutual. It was 2003 and the mortgage market was going gangbusters. It wasn't unusual for Rick to close a dozen mortgages every week in addition ...
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