Nicole was applying her night cream,she had changed into her blue pajamas.The boys were still watching the game. She inhaled and exhaled,counted to 20,she did everything she thought of in that moment to keep her from losing it.
For the first time, she resisted texting Oscar,she didn’t know what to say,no,she honestly felt embarrassed that her conclusions were correct.She couldn’t call Mona nor Jocelyn they’d advice her to leave.Should she leave? She didn’t want to live with her obnoxious sister either,who she knew would counsel her with I told you so lectures,she didn’t want any confrontations other than with Darius.She wanted to know why, why did he cheat.
She exited watsapp and put her phone down and reopened messenger on Darius’s iPad. She opened the messages with Alice and left it there so he would see she read it all.
She turnt off the lights and pretended to sleep.
About an hour later she awoke to hear the boys leaving,she had actually fallen asleep.She quickly composed herself as she heard him making his way to the bedroom.She turnt with her back facing the door and closed her eyes.
He turned the lights on,yawned as he sat on the bed,he was on the iPad.
“Oh shit” he mumbled ,
She turned towards him and sat up,his face was flushed with embarrassment and annoyance.
“I can’t believe you’ve been lying to me this whole time”
“Yow what the hell were you doing on my iPad,huh?”
She stood up
“Why did you cheat on me Darius!”
He stood up as well
“why were you going through my things Nicole huh”?
“That’s not the point!”
“It is,you must learn to respect people’s things!”
“You left it open and I acted on a feeling, I’ve been having,Now why the hell did you cheat on me!”Nicole yelled getting angry.
He sighed as he looked up at the ceiling with his hands on his sides,
“It just happened ok, She’s been going through a real rough time and Ive Known her longer than I’ve known you and she wanted some help”
“what!?so you helped her by sleeping with her?”
“No Nicole listen,please sit down,”
Nicole began pacing the room,
“No! You don’t tell me what to do,your story makes no sense”
“No honestly,you gotta sit for me to tell you how it all happened, please”
“Just bleeping tell me why you cheated Darius!
“Ok,you want the truth ,well you were stressing me out and I went over to her house once cause she was having family probs, and while we were talking she ended up kissing me”
Nicole eyes got watery
“I was surprised and didn’t kiss back,but you and I ended up having space and one thing led to another”
“Darius really? You’ve been cheating on me even if we got back together!?”
“She got clingy and didn’t wanna stop,I wanted to end things but she threatened to kill herself, she’s had a history of self inflicting herself,”
“And what about those other people you’ve been chatting with,you slept with them too!?”
He shook his head
“Oh no,no,no,these are just chats, people I talk to when I’m bored, it’s nothing I swear!”
Nicole felt her heart burn and rise to her throat,her skin got hot and her mind raced.
Darius couldn’t look her in the face as he spoke,
“You liar!I need you to end all this or I’m leaving!”
“Didn’t you hear what I said, she’ll kill herself if I end things,do you want that on your conscience?”
Tears run down Nicole’s face,as she shook her head in frustration.He came over to wipe her tears,She brushed him off.
“Stop crying” he said lowly
“We’ll get through this,I’ll find a way to end things I promise” as he held her close.With her head on his chest,she felt every bit of anger rush through her.She pushed him away.
“I’m leaving “She cried as she stood up
“Don’t leave ok,” he took his phone and left the room.
Nicole began packing her things and mumbling to herself as to every reason why she should leave.
He walked back into the room with a smirk on his face,
“No, I’m a wicked person”
he admitted shaking his head.
He got serious,”You know it’s real late,you can leave if you want ,but tomorrow, I’ll sleep on the couch,but I can’t let you leave this late”
Nicole froze as she looked at him in disgust as he took his sheet and pillow and went to sleep on the couch.She looked at the time on her phone and was after 1am ,she sighed. She sat on the bed as the tears poured,she cried at her situation,at her life and how did she get there.
She curled herself up on the bed using the clothes she had in her hands to cover herself as she cried herself to sleep.