The restaurant was nothing to fancy but it wasn’t some old plain Chinese place we usually go too. I was surprised to see he actually dressed for the occasion, usually it was pants and a tee shirt and he was ready. My mother lent me one of her dresses and a pair of shoes. I didn’t really like dresses and all my shoes were ‘too high’ as my mother said.
“You look beautiful.” He said when I exited out his car. I gave him a fake smile and just kept walking.
After we got situated at our table and ordered, the band started to play some slow music and Joey was texting on his phone.
“Can you please put that away? This is supposed to be our anniversary.” I asked politely.
“Yeah… hold on…” He finished typing his last line and put his phone in his pocket, giving me his undivided attention.
“This is a nice restaurant isn’t it?” He murmured as he looked around in amazement. I had seen way well so I just nodded.
I had pictured this night so differently, I thought we would be laughing, smiling, and dancing the night away. Instead, it was so much tension between us I could slice it with a knife.
I ordered a salad, making me think of how Landon teased me to be one of those ‘calorie watching chicks’. Joey ordered some steak platter that looked like a heart attack just waiting to happen.
Looking at him devouring that steak like a animal, I started to feel guilty for kissing Landon. I mean revenge was sweet but I’m not the one to seek vengeance upon anyone. I just had to tell him before he thought things were okay between him and I again.
“Joey…” He lifted his head up, barbecued sauce on the his lip that made me feel less attracted to him. “You have something on you…”
He frowned then realized he had barbecue sauce everywhere so he wiped it with a napkin.”Thanks’ babe.”
I nodded. “Joey, I have something to tell you.”
He stopped eating and set his fork down. “Yeah…”
I took a deep breath and finally opened my mouth to speak.”Yesterday, I was with Landon… and while I was with him… we kind of kissed… but I didn’t feel anything… and we didn’t mean to we just kind of… it just kind of happened.”
His face was firm and tense I could tell he was about to do something stupid.
“Waiter!” he said waving towards the waiter who came running towards our table.”Check please.”
He gave us our check and when Joey was done signing it we took me by my arm and lifted me up. I didn’t say anything just dragged behind him. He started walking down the street away from his car.
“Joey the car is—“
“Shut up!” he hissed and I closed my mouth.
We entered into this dark alleyway where trash dumpsters were with bags poking out the top. He finally let me go and started to pace in circles.
“You lie to me! You betray me! And you expect me to be nice to you?”
You lie; you slept with my best friend and got her pregnant. And I should be nice to YOU?!
“I knew something was going on between you and that guy the first day I met him.”
“Joey I wasn’t even seeing him then; I’m not seeing him now. I just made a tiny mistake I’m human.”
“You’re not supposed to make mistakes!” Okay weirdo…
“I’m ready to go home.” I insisted but he grabbed me.
“Oh, your not going anywhere.”
“Yes I am! I’m done!” I jerked away from him and started to walk away.”I’m done with this relationship. Have a nice life.”
I started to walk away and as I did I thought Humph that was easier than I thought. But again I was wrong.
I was almost about to turn the corner when I felt a hand hit me in my head causing me to hit the ground hard.
“I said you’re not going anywhere!”
I looked up at him and I swore I was looking into someone else and not Joey. I pushed myself off the ground and started to run, something I should’ve have done a long time ago.
I thought he wouldn’t chance running down the street looking like a lunatic chasing me down, but he was right behind me. I flew across the street making sure the cars could stop Joey when he was about to cross. I heard him curse under his breath loudly but I didn’t stop running.
I ran and ran until I started to get cramps in my lower side. I took a breath beside a pond in a park. It was empty and dark, I was a bit frightened but I was glad I was away from him.
I searched for my phone in my bra, but when I tried to dial Landon there was no signal. I moved around until I finally got one and dialed his number.
“You have to come and get me.” I said my breath staggering as I spoke.
“What’s wrong? Never mind, where are you?”
“I don’t know…” I looked around to see if I recognized anything familiar and nothing reminded me of anything.
“Let me see…”
I turned around and Joey was behind me, a grin on his face. I mouth dropped open as my phone slipped from my hand and fell to the ground.
“I told you, you’re not going anywhere.”
Right when I tried to run the other way, something hard and metal-like hit me in my head. I fell down, my face soaking into the mud.
I heard Landon call through the phone but I felt so dizzy and light-headed the last thing I remember was looking at Joey’s shoes run the other way and my eyes closing shut.
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