He didn’t necessarily feel cheated but it was unfair. Their final days were fraught with pain and nights with bliss. It wan’t supposed to end this way, with her gone. She was meant to stay. She promised him. He can admit that J had more years than him but what does that mean in the long run? He offered her more than J could give. He could make her feel like a woman. Make her feel desired, intelligent, mature. An adult, even. Eight years is a long time but it means nothing to their 14 months.
Lesson learned. A mother will always choose her kid.