An imposing figure even on good days, Judge Baxter entered the courtroom looking stern. It was divorce court day, and he was clearly in no mood for sympathetic pleadings. When he reached the case of Joan and Amos Harper, he summarily dismissed the statements by Mr. Harper's attorney regarding the burden Mrs. Harper's financial demands were going to place on his client. The attorney noted that Mrs. Harper had a lucrative online business and really didn't need spousal support in the amount requested. Judge Baxter growled something under his breath about men who shirk their responsibilities, and ruled strongly in Mrs. Harper's favor. Fifteen minutes after the court was adjourned Judge Baxter was in his chamber with his arms wrapped tightly around Joan Harper as they talked excitedly about trips to exotic destinations they'd be able to take together in the future.