- Publilius Syrus
I decided to head over to Es's. I really needed to tell her about Jack and this past summer.
I stopped by Bouchon Bakery to get us both a hot chocolate and a pain au chocolat. What can I say, both of us had an extreme sweet tooth.
I was immediately let into the building, the doorman knew me by name. I always visited the Vedder-Weizmann household. When I walked in I noticed Daniel reading a paper and eating breakfast. I decided I wanted to go surprise him.
I walked over and covered his eyes. "Guess who."
"Oh, I don't know. A little brunette goes by the name Milly?" He pulled off my hands and looked up at me, "Hey, Mil," he got up and hugged me tight. I was an only child, so Daniel was basically an older brother to me. "Hey, how's Columbia."
"Big and Hard."
"You know you'll be fine. You're a genius. Is Es in her room."
"Of course. It is before 9 o' clock you know." I grinned at him and walked off to Esme's room.
I jumped on her bed and heard her groan, "Ugh, Mil. It's too early!"
"Yeah, so, I brought us Hot Chocolate and Pain Au Chocolat." She got out from under the pile of blankets and took the drink from me, "how are you so cheery? It's 8 in the morning, and you drank the same amount as me last night."
"My dear, that is because I can hold my liquor much better than you can. But I came for a reason. I needed to tell you something, that happened this summer..."
"What is it?"
"I kind of met someone,"
She gasped and squealed, "Oh my god! Why didn't you tell me you dirty sl*t?"
"Hold your horses. There's no reason to get excited. The guy I met is a wealthy banker, Jack Woodgate. Except when I met him, I didn't know the entire truth..."
"So, what happened?"
"I went to the bank. My father was in town, he wanted me to put some cash in my account, since he didn't have enough time. I went. I accidentally ran into him. He's so handsome. I assumed that he was maybe 30, tops. He asked me out. I said yes. Then we started our relationship. That was three months ago. About two weeks ago, I was going to go surprise him at work, but then I saw him with this woman, and this young teen. He kissed her and ruffled up his hair. I knew it was his wife..."
She hugged me, "so what happened after that?"
"Well, I just stood there, like an idiot... He saw me. Had this shocked look on his face. I ran out of there as soon as possible. I just cut off all contact with him. Not that he hasn't tried calling me. Last night he came to the party. Telling me that he wants to leave his wife and that he wants to be with me."
"Oh honey. Why didn't you tell me?" I shrugged my shoulders, "I don't know. I really didn't want anybody to know. I was ashamed."
"That was not your fault... Now come on. We should prepare for tonight's party." She got up, but I still sat there, "I said I loved him,"
"Love, I said I loved him... It took me 10 years to say that to Ethan. I said it to Jack in 2 months and 18 days... and he said it back."
"Its going to be alright. I promise...." She held me close to her, "thanks... for listening Es..."
"Of course. What are best friends for? Now come on. Let's go and get pampered."
I felt a lot better after talking to Es about the situation. She always knew how to make me feel better.
I was mingling with tons of people when I ran into Liam, I didn't see many people over the summer. I had secluded myself. "Hey Liam, well you look nice..."
"Yeah, stop being a kiss ass. I'm only dressed in this penguin suit because my father made me."
"Yes, yes, I know. You'd prefer to wear plaid and grungy clothes and jeans." I smirked at him, "Oh, well don't you know me so well."
"I'd like to say I do. Well, I've got to go mingle with the others. Bye." To tell you the truth I had always had a tiny crush on Liam, but he was so not my type. I mean his life was not planned out every second for the rest of his life. He was disorderly and unkempt. But there was always something...
As I was walking, Palmer pulled me into a secluded hallway. "Palmer, what the h*ll are you doing?"
"Nothing, I just wanted to show you something." He pulled out his phone and he started playing a video. It was from last night: my conversation with Jack.
"Where'd you get this?!"
"I was back there smoking a cigarette. Heard some pretty interesting things."
"Don't show anybody this!"
"I won't, with a price..."
"I'm not quite sure what I want yet, but I'll tell you as soon as I know..." He walked off without finishing his statement.
Why does everything seem to go to sh*t when it looks like its fine?
//okay. that's the longest story. i've ever done. i don't even think anyone will read the entire thing... i might cut some things out later...