She met him at a stately home, in a room that smelt of dusty tapestries. watched by rows of outraged ancestors in their gilded frames, she gave him a birthday gift of memorable loving. Then, as he slept, walked out on him. Both these events were a total surprise to Jimmy.
Hilary’s starsign and rising sign were both Aquarius, making her adventurous, so unconventional. She saw no reason to reproach herself for her brief encounter with Jimmy. The only thing that made him memorable was the ring in the shape of a scorpion. She assumed he enjoyed the adventure as much as she did. How wrong she was.
A week later, postcards came from all over Europe, with just her name and address. No other words, yet delivering a message of menace. “I can’t think who is doing this,” she wailed, when she came to see me. But the clues were there. The ring, the birthday. He was a Scorpio, insulted that she could dump him.