“What are you doing here?” The man with the shocked face said. His right eye looked like it was starting to swell.
“Heyyyy, it has been forever since I saw you! How are you? How’s the family? You’re looking well… I mean your eye will get better soon. Swelling isn’t that bad yet. Let’s get some ice.” Honestly, no idea where this gregarious attitude is coming from. I don’t even like this guy. As I thought that I knew I was lying, he was the one that got away. But he was also the one who cheated on me like I was nothing. Crushing my dreams of happily ever after. I thought he was my soulmate.
I still clearly remember the event that changed my life. I didn’t know that facing my demons would all happen in one day. But that’s The Valley for you. Nothing seems to happen or every thing in the world seems to revolve around you.
“Yeah, I cheated on you. I thought you’d be cool with it.” He vomited the words out before he could think about what he just said.
“Get out!” I screamed.
“What?” He responded.
“Get out now. I never want anything to do with you ever again.” I said this through gritted teeth. I probably would have bitten him if he tried to comfort me. I wasn’t going to let him see me cry. I hoped and prayed that it wasn’t true. His best friend and mine both told me they saw him getting handsy at a wedding I couldn’t go to. I was doing my last round of final exams. He left with this woman and never returned to the party.
“Fine. I’ll leave. We’ll talk when you calm down.” He said while pulling his pants up. We were living together at the time. I thought we would have our happily ever after. Honestly, I thought we were the kind of couple country singers sang about. The kind of love people dreamed about.
“I want nothing to do with you. I won’t be here when you get back.” I yelled as he slammed the door.
I called my best friend and told her I was moving. She told me that I wasn’t thinking rationally. I told her that rational thinking got me nuked. She helped me pack.
Then I was off… off to university. I never told anyone I had gotten in. No one ever does. I thought this time this is my thing. I wasn’t going to look back. Trust and loyalty are really important to me. Both were taken from me.
“Excuse me who are you? I don’t recognize you. Do you live here?” He said. Maybe I hit him with the door a little too hard. Unresolved anger?
“Nope you don’t know me. Honestly, I don’t think you ever knew me.” I responded walking by him. I was ready to get the hell out of there.
“You are a sight for sore eyes.” He yelled after me. I wasn’t waiting around for him.