Reinterpretation of Ordeal by Cheque
Is wealth always able to bring anybody a life filled with joy and remarkable achievements?
Lawrence Exeter Jr. was born in a wealthy family which pampered him throughout his childhood and provided him the opportunity to attend expensive private schools. The Exeter family has never had to go through monetary issues. However, wealth has caused several issues to the family. As the family has been attractive because of their wealth, relationships often did not last long and divorces have been filed. SPOILER ALERT: The major issue that the Exeter family faced was insecurity. Italian mafias were attracted to Lawrence Jr’s wealth and attempted to take him into hostage several times. During their last attempt, Lawrence Jr’s life was spoilt as bullets have driven into his body. He passed in the same place as he was born.
Back in year 1903, Lawrence Exeter and his wife were blessed by the news of an upcoming baby boy. The day before the doctor’s estimated birth date of their baby boy, they visited a mall and purchased all necessary items to pamper their little prince. On September 2nd, Lawrence received a phone call during a business meeting. Immediately, he rushed to the basement with a boom of excitement; then drove his car at the speed of light; dashing through all traffic lights regardless of its indicated color. Their baby was finally presented in Hollywood Hospital; thus instantly given the name Lawrence Exeter Jr. The newborn child in the Hollywood was well known throughout the neighborhood; words around the neighborhood described him as a “spoiled young prince”. Lawrence Jr. had the rare opportunity to attend the Palisades School for Boys at the age of six; through his elementary years, he was known to every member of the school community of being an awfully smart kid. Additionally, people depended on him as a rock of support for difficult homework problems.
It was year 1915 when Lawrence Jr. decided that the remaining of his school career was unimportant. He excelled every year of school with bright, flashing A-pluses on every report cards. In fact, his principal referred to him as the student with a future computer brain; bumping him up a grade three times during his attendance at the Palisades School. When Lawrence Jr. met the principal with his parents during one typical school day, Lawrence Jr. finally revealed to his principal his plans to join the military academy. The principal has profusely cried; begging him to stay. However, Lawrence Jr. sought to pursue his dream of being the youngest to ever attend the military academy. Months later, on August 25, Lawrence Jr. finally attended the Columbia Military Academy; officially claiming the record of the youngest person to ever attend a military academy. He attended the academy with the passion for serving his prosperous nation.
It was year 1921 when Lawrence Jr. has finally signed to depart from the military academy. After countless days of living under punitive environment as harsh as a volcanic region, Lawrence has decided to move on. With a mere back injury, Lawrence was left with the only option to take a hiatus from intense physical activities. Meanwhile, the spoiled prince has turned eighteen. With the eligibility to attend college and strong connections with the admissions team of Stanford University, Lawrence Sr. paid the tuition fees and secured a spot for his spoiled young prince to attend. A month before attending college, Lawrence Sr. purchased a new flaming, shiny white Cadillac for his son as Stanford University is a long distance away from home. With a new posh car in the garage, the immature Lawrence Jr. has been driving every day to town like a five-year-old child. He was driving at incredibly fast speeds and attempting to drift at every road intersection the same way as done in Hollywood action movies and eventually collided his chariot into an immense street lamp four days after the delivery has been taken. His father furiously contacted the Wilshire Auto Repair Service to get a repair of $288.76. The mechanics gawked the Lawrence Jr., thinking that he was a lunatic. After Lawrence Jr. left to Stanford, Lawrence Sr.’s house was only left with the couple. Sadly, Mrs. Exeter was called upon by the east coast branches of her company to deliver a long-term training to the employees; thus, relocating to the east coast for several years. As a result, Lawrence Sr. became a lone wolf in an enormous Hollywood mansion. With an impressive wealth, Lawrence Sr. was known to be an impressive icon; women of all ages were attracted to him. With the frequent appearance of Daisy Windsor, Lawrence Sr. became attracted to her and transferred large sums of money to her account. Together, they embarked on a holiday in Europe where they were known by the locals to be uncivilized moguls; purchasing every visible luxury good; collecting huge sums of cash in French banks; and showing off to the public. With a poor reputation in Europe, they were left with the only choice of returning back to America; additionally, vowing to marry his new partner. Upon their arrival in America, Lawrence Sr. closed a deal of $56,000 on a new mansion in the Riviera Heights and spent $22,000 on interior decoration.
During the year 1926, few months before Lawrence Sr.’s wedding with Daisy, Lawrence Sr. purchased high-quality rings at the Beverly Diamond & Gift Shoppe. Immediately after their wedding, the couple once again embarked on a vacation. This time, it was their honeymoon trip to Hawaii. As Lawrence Jr. discovered the mess in his family, he went to his father holding his fists and roared at his father like a tiger with a furious look. He demanded his father to divorce his new step-mother. However, Lawrence Sr. used several other ways to calm his fuming son; Lawrence Sr. transferred a sum of $200,000 to his son to keep quiet about his incident with the expectation of wisely using the money. Lawrence Jr. promised to be quiet about his new step-mother, but he did not follow his father’s expectations. After a few years of working in a prestigious corporation, Lawrence Jr.’s reputation has profusely improved. With an impressive wealth and reputation, Lawrence Jr. once again spoiled himself and started flirting with countless women. Before his wedding, he spent a total of $2,637; trying to find the perfect gown for his bride.
In year 1929, when Lawrence Jr. made incredible achievements in the business empire, his popularity increased within the west coast region. Italian gangs became interested in kidnapping him. During one unfortunate week, Lawrence Jr. was kidnapped by Tony Spagoni twice and was forced to pay a ransom fee of $252 in total. However, this was not the most unfortunate incident that has occurred to Lawrence Jr. In the year 1930, an unstable dispute arose between Lawrence Jr. and his wife; thus, causing Lawrence Jr. to file a divorce on his wife. This resulted in Lawrence Jr. paying immense amounts of money to the Wally & Smith Attorneys at Law and his wife.
While living a miserable life after the tragic divorce, Lawrence Jr. felt that his life was soon destined to death. It was year 1931, when the Italian mafias in California viewed Lawrence Jr.’s misery as an advantage. As the Italian gang was going through a financial crisis, their revenue skydived to the bottom of the sea. They viewed Lawrence Jr. as an opportunity to make the gang great again; thus, sending off Tony Spagoni to invite Lawrence Jr. to join the gang. Nevertheless, Lawrence Jr. declined the offer. The anger grey in Tony’s veins; while desperately needing money, he pointed a blade at Lawrence Jr.’s neck, demanding him to pay a ransom fee of $100. During the next day, Lawrence Jr. once again accidentally ran into Tony Spagoni; paying another ransom fee of $100. With the mafia leader under great anger, he decided to set the scene on June 3rd. During the 3rd of June, Peter Ventizzi smashed the windshield of Lawrence Jr.’s Cadillac and forcefully dragged him into a dark van. Upon their arrival at an obscure alley, Lawrence Jr. was then kindly slapped on the face and dragged onto the floor. This time, Peter demanded a ransom fee of $20,000. Lawrence Jr. softly mumbled words of distress, seeking help. The furious Peter shot him and took all remaining cash from his wallet.
With Lawrence Jr’s insurance company alerting Lawrence Sr. on this tragic event, Lawrence Sr. rushed to the garage with a sense of anxiety; raced his car at the speed of light; dashing through all traffic lights regardless of its indicated color. He picked up his son and raced his way to the emergency center of the Hollywood Hospital. Lawrence Sr. raged through the registration areas and brought his son back to Dr. David McCoy. With incredible efforts trying to relive Lawrence Jr., Dr. McCoy was skeptical of being able to save Lawrence Jr. Dr. McCoy eventually looked away with tears. Lawrence thanked the doctor and paid him his cheque.