“Say NO to dysfunctional relationship”.
It was supposed to be a happy Friday night, time to turn up,free from the demands of work and dealing with annoying client. Jason was also supposed to be off duty by midnight; They had agreed to meet at “Vapors” once he was done at the hospital where he worked.
Zoe freshened up, morale boosted by alcohol and confidence gained knowing her sexy number was on point. She loosened up, draining glass after glass of alcohol; dancing, laughing and jesting with her girlfriends. For Karaoke she and her girls sang several songs, the combo though awful but very interesting and fun filled .
“I’ll like to sing a song alone this time”.
“Really? I can’t believe it”. One of her friends replied.
“What song would that be?”
“Broken hearted girl by Beyonce.”
Her friend excitedly cheered her up, surprised at her unusual request to sing alone. Usually she was always very shy to sing in public, even though she had the voice an angel; She always tried to avoid any extra attention to herself. She did not just have a beautiful face with a healthy glowing skin. She was graced with thin waist,wide hips with hip gap, curvy full breast, well shaped lips and long eyelashes. An epitome of beauty and a curves..
The musicals came on loudly through giant speakers,the light dimmed while she stood patiently for the lyrics to show on the wide screen.
You’re everything I thought you never were
Ain’t nothing like a thought could have been
Still, you live inside of me
So tell me how is that
You’re the only one I wish I could forget
The only one I love to not forgive
You’re the only one
And though there are times when I hate you
‘Cause I can’t erase
The times that you hurt me
And put tears on my face
And even now while I hate you
It pains me to say
I know I’ll be there
At the end of the day
I don’t wanna be without you babe
I don’t want a broken heart
Don’t wanna take a breath without you babe
I don’t wanna play that part
I know that I love you
But let me just say
I don’t wanna love you
In no kind of way, no no
I don’t want a broken heart
I don’t wanna play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl……….
As she sang, she thought of Andrew, how she missed him so bad and craved for his touch.Her voice full and rich, she sang in her most sultry voice, straight from the center of her emotions.It was so good that she did not realize everyone was quiet and now focused on her. Tears rolled down her pretty face, making her performance more captivating; even worse she did not notice that Jason was now sited at the table with her friends starring at her.
She slowly brought the song to an end,afraid to look up for she was embarrassed by the cheering and applaud from the crowd, looking down she ran to the bathroom only that she didn’t make it to her destination for she was intercepted by Andrew.
As though in a trance, she let him guide her to his car, then to his house and to his bed were they made sweet passionate love without reservations,inhibition,sense of time,constraint or consideration for the friends they had left dazzled at the club.
He stopped calling …..
“Please keep your sorry to yourself, I don’t have time for nonsense.I had a meeting which I cancelled just to go on this date with you and I get this?”. She replied cutting him off.
She wished she had acted nice to him.
“What the fuck are you saying ” She screamed at him.
“If you had put a leech on that organ of yours there will be no Jason, or rather we will not be having this conversation”. She replied, poking his chest.
“I am tired of your juvenile attitude. I cheated on you YES I DID! Has the world stopped spinning?
“I would answer that for you..NO it hasn’t”. He gave a sardonic laugh. “Please stop those tears or else I’m gonna walk out of here”.
She wiped her tears, she knew he was pissed and when he was this way, he would take time to scold, question and explain as he would do to a recalcitrant child.
“It’s important we maintain eye contact so we are clear, for God knows I would not be having this conversation with you again”.
“What do you exactly want from me Zoe? I apologized, I pleaded, I begged , I took your insult, I took the slaps , I bared the pain of your absence in my life…..
Andrew was still speaking but she had zoned out. She was happy to hear that he was pained by her absence. It was a great relief for her, at least she was not the one only who was missing someone.
“Did you cry”. She suddenly blurted.
“What ???.” He asked confused.
“You said you missed me right?”
“Yes I said something like that”. He replied quizzically, wondering where she was heading to with her strange question.
“I am asking if you cried”.
For a response, Andrew gave a wholehearted laugh. “Of course I cried when I was cutting onions the other day!
“Oh my days Zoe, you are crazily strange. Did you even hear all I have been saying? I knew your mind would wander that’s why I asked for eye contact yet you managed to escape”.
He cupped her face in his hands, looking into her eyes “You are adorable and I love you but really, I cannot share you. It hurts too much. I hope you understand?”. Lest I forget, you sang so so well, I am proud of you and also happy to know that song was for me. I only wish that your Jason was there so he knows it’s time to back off”.
He brushed his lips lightly against hers, she had thought he would go further but was disappointed when he withdrew.
“Stop looking at me like that babe”
“Are we far from the club?” She asked.
“I am taking you home not the club except you want to call Jason to pick you?”
“Don’t annoy me , are you crazy?”
He laughed. “Okay sorry”.
“I am sure there’s no one at the club except the staff’s maybe. Check the time dear, you wanted all of me yesterday and we went at it several times. I can’t remember how many times now”. He said jokingly.
She threw a pillow at him “Get out you bully”.
He laughed.”Forgive me dear, let’s have a shower first then we can go see the security at the club because it’s 7am and your friends are probably gone”.
“OMG! Andrew don’t joke with me”. She screamed in shock
“Hello, I am serious here”.
She screamed some more when she realized he was correct. She couldn’t believe she had been with Andrew for more than 7 hours. “Why did It feel like 30 minutes”. She thought.
She felt bad, because she knew Jason would be worried sick about her. “What would I tell him now?”.
Take me home please.
“Your wish is my command Ma Cherie”.
“Stop it, don’t call me that!”.
“As you wish Zoe ..”