Every now and then, a character pops up in the real world and you want nothing more than to put him in a story.
He's so perfectly clueless. So blind to what is going on around him.
Imagine writing from his point of view. You could mislead your readers and arrive at a surprise ending that they won't see coming because they were relying on this clueless narrator and the man's blind.
He's contesting the divorce action brought by his wife which dissolved a thirty-four year marriage.
In Mr. Savva's mind, his wife is clearly out of her mind to want to leave him. He asked the judge to order psychiatric tests of the woman before finalizing the divorce, so sure is the man that his darling could not possibly be sane.
They've slept in separate rooms for the past eight years, but she needs her space and it means nothing of any significance, according to the man who wants to rationalize everything. It isn't the marriage that's broken down, but the missus. She's had a nervous breakdown of some sort, as evidenced by her seeking a divorce.
The judge didn't see that Mrs. Savva had any sort of mental impairment whatsoever. She was merely fed up with her husband, the children were grown and out of the house, and she wanted out as well.
Not one to give up in the face of certain defeat, Mr. Savva has vowed to carry on his quest. He wants a judicial review of England's divorce laws.
The laws make it too easy for a woman unduly influenced by her mother, or her solicitors, and there's the husband left to twist in the wind when he doesn't want to be wife-less.
Now, to put this character into a scene and see where the pen takes him....