Desiree: As you know, you started a new position 3 weeks ago. As of yesterday, I put a deposit on a 2 bedroom apartment which I move into on August 1. My current position pays, after taxes and deductions, about $80,000 a year (my disposable income). The project manager is going on maternity leave later this year, at which time I there has been talk of me taking over her role, which will put my disposable income at about $108,000 a year. Since I have absolutely no bad credit in Canada, I have been able to get approved for a loan of $20,000 which I intend to spend entirely on legal fees. In addition, I intend to spend ALL of my income (minus cost of living) on legal fees. I have been in contact with a lawyer in Los Angeles and have provided him full disclosure of material, including all of our emails, and he is willing to take the case. He will be charging $250/hour but he has an incredible track record. Obviously, I would rather put that money toward G*****'s future and education...but I am prepared to put every resource I have, and to get myself grossly into debt, to get G***** back and to have you removed, completely, under court order, from both of our lives - permanently. From my conversations with G*****, it is clear that is what both of us want! School here starts the day after labor day. I have already completed the required formalities to be able to enroll him here (because he was not born in Canada) and he has been approved. I have applied for his Social Insurance number. He is covered under my medical insurance and is the sole beneficiary of my life insurance. This is my final attempt to resolve this matter amicably. I hereby request that you return G***** to my custody before the start of the BC school year, with all of his belongings. If you continue to refuse to cooperate, in G*****'s interests, then my only remaining alternative is to proceed with the lawyer. And let me be perfectly clear: if we go down that road EVERY aspect of your life WILL be scrutinized, his investigator WILL research, document and record EVERYTHING you are doing and have done for the past 10 years; every disciplinary action or behavioral report about Sage will be brought up; every single time you, Michael, Kristopher, your mother, your brother, and anyone else close to you has ever interacted with any law enforcement officer, not paid a bill on time, will be scrutinized; every past and present employer and landlord will be interviewed; every person you've lived with or associated with will be questioned; every tax return, every credit card bill, every bank account, every medical record (including psychological/psychiatric) for all the relevant people in your life will be found and picked apart (medical records are confidential but investigators always have ways around that). Every time Sage choked a kid at school it will be found. Every person you've ever had any relationship with, or slept with, or even just had a drink with, will be found and questioned. Every person that comes to your home, or whose home you go to; every person you work with, will be researched and questioned. Every person you have ever betrayed, lied to, deceived and mislead will be located and interviewed. I anticipate it will cost me well over $100,000, and I accept that. I know, given your personality, that you would not respond to threats, and that you will see this email as a threat - and to that end, I do not expect you to even consider returning G*****. I fully expect you will respond with hostility and further delude yourself into thinking that you'll be fine. But, if I know anything about the justice system in the US (and in Canada, too, I suppose), it's that in the end you will be left with nothing - you will be broke, ridiculously in debt, out of a job, likely out of an apartment, and you will lose in court, either way. You know as well as I do, that given your performance (in dealing with me) over the last 8 months, your refusal to cooperate in G*****'s interests, your deliberate actions to complicate things for me so that you can get custody of G*****, your explicit request for an order prohibiting all communication between G***** and I, and the Court's expressly stated interest in maintaining the status quo (which would have G***** in MY care - 8 months is not a significantly long enough time for the status quo to have shifted), that the court is going to order you to return G***** to me anyway. You'd only be delaying the inevitable and forcing G***** to continue to suffer (he hates it in Arizona, he doesn't like Sage, and he's afraid of you). We've found ways to communicate without having to use your landline (because we still believe you are recording/listening to the calls). He is not of the same social or behavioral strata as you, Sage, and whoever your fiancé happens to be this month. He doesn't feel like he fits in with all of you, and he just doesn't want to be there. No matter how long you keep him there, or how many things you buy him he will never be one of you and he is smart enough to tell that all of you will never fully accept him as one of you - he just doesn't share you values and beliefs. Anyway, it's up to you to decide how we proceed now. You know my position and intentions. If I do not receive an affirmative response by the end of the week I shall presume you oppose my request and shall proceed accordingly. Good day! Patrick P.S. If nothing else, think about this one thing: it is because of your own, deliberate, actions of repeatedly filing reports with DHS that I am now in a position to cause you a lot more difficulty, legally, and that I am doing as well as I am. Had you not done that then maybe I'd still be in LA struggling just to get by. I suppose, for that I should thank you (but I won't because I truly despise you and have concluded that you really are one of the most foul people that has ever existed) (stated with my usual tone of indifference).