Andrew and I woke up several times that night to make up for missed time. I rolled over in the morning and kissed him on the lips and laid my hands on his chest. “What do you want to do today? Get something to eat?” I said and cuddled up against him. “Let’s get sushi and walk around New York City.” He said smiling down at me before kissing the top of my head.
We both got redressed in our clothes from yesterday and left the hotel to find a good sushi place. I held Andrew’s hand while we walked through the streets of New York City. Thousands of people walked around us, dozens bumped into us, but none of those people were important to me.
“Kim, here’s a place.” He pulled me into a little sushi bar and we sat down waiting for our waitress. I stared at Andrew and played footsy with him under the table. I saw a girl glaring at us from a table over, she was obviously jealous. I leaned across the table and laid a light kiss on Andrew’s lips just to piss her off.
Andrew pulled away from me and glanced out the window. “Kim, I don’t know what I’m going to do…” I grabbed his hand with both of mine. “What do you mean?” I asked. “I don’t have a bed to go home to tonight; I don’t have a car, or a job…” He trailed off with more and more things that just made our situation even more complicated.
“I have a plan Andrew. You know I’m very resourceful…” I said but his eyes still showed worry. “Tonight I’m going to drive back to my house, get a huge suitcase and stuff it full of clothes, jewelry, valuables, and money. We can sell my gold for money when we need it. We just need to leave town and go. I’ll leave my Mercedes at home and we can take a cab… So no one can track us down.” I told him everything, from the potential cities down to what necklaces I would bring.
“I can’t do that to you…” Andrew whispered but the waitress walked up to take our order. I stared at him in disbelief, he couldn’t do what? Andrew ordered us food and then looked back at me. “I can’t make you live paycheck to paycheck, Kim. You don’t realize what it’s like to live in hiding, to be poor.” He spoke these words with hurt and a little anger.
“Are you calling me spoiled? I can’t believe you…” I went to get up but Andrew grabbed my hands and kept me there. “No…What I was trying to say was that… I’ve lived in less than comfortable places before, after my parents kicked me out. It isn’t an easy life. You would have to forget about all the luxuries of life and get a job to help me pay for things… And you’re not even out of high school.” He tried to break this to me gently, but tears were streaming down my face. Andrew didn’t want to be with me anymore… He didn’t want to take away my luxuries in life; it was as if he didn’t know a thing about me.
I got up from the table this time, ripped my hands away from him and ran into the flood of people in NYC. “KIM” I heard him yell over the sea of people but I ignored him and ventured forward. I lost myself in the sea of bodies, running, pushing my way through people until I found myself on a block with no one. I collapsed onto the ground and burst into tears.
Once the tears would come no more I got up and made the trek back to the hotel. I went up to the room and tried to look through the peep hole to see if I could see into the room. I didn’t see anyone so I scanned the card and the door unlocked. I walked into the room and he wasn’t there. My heart sank. I had almost hoped he would be here to say sorry and beg me to run away with him.
I fell onto the bed and the tears started to fall again from my eyes. I grabbed one of the thick pillows and screamed into it. “I hate you! AHHHHHHH” I screamed over and over until my head felt heavy and I fell onto my side.
Two hours passed of me waiting on that bed, sitting and rocking back and forth like a child. I wanted him to come back to me, I wanted him to grovel at my feet and beg me to go away with him. I wanted him to admit he was wrong, that he was wrong about me…
I heard the door crack open and I jumped onto the bottom of the bed. My hopeful eyes turned sour when I saw it was only the maid… “Miss there is a man out here who said he lost his room key. Is he here with you?” She pointed to a very drunk Andrew. I nodded and pulled him into the room.
He fell into the wall and his words were slurred. “Kim, you look so sexy” He said and grabbed at my waist, but I slapped his hands away. His face was red and he kept looking all around the room. He tried to climb onto the bed but couldn’t lift his leg up high enough and fell onto the floor with a loud thud. “Oww, Kim help me up.” He called out to me. I stared down at him lying on the floor.
“Andrew! Why won’t you runaway with me?” I yelled at him and kicked his foot lightly trying to get his attention. “I don’t deserve you, Kim… You have so much money, you’re hot, and who am I?” He pointed at himself before dropping his arms with a thud.
“So what, you just had sex with me for fun last night? You never planned on going away with me?” I questioned him and his eyes lit up like a small child. “Sex? I’ll do sex” He rolled onto his stomach and started getting up. I rolled my eyes. “NO. Why don’t you see that I love you? I don’t need the car, the clothes, and the house! I just want to be with you, you’re the first person who ever really cared about me…” I had started out shouting but my voice fell into more of a whisper at the end.
He was on his feet now swaying back and forth. “Kim… I love you too.” I ran over to him and shushed his lips with mine. He grabbed onto my waist and sent us both tumbling to the ground. I laughed as he laid there next to me with his stupid smile on. “If you love me, then take me away from here.” I pleaded with him and finally he nodded his head.
“Fine, we’ll go to Philadelphia. I have a friend there…” He slurred again before reaching for my waist. “Good! You stay in this room and sober up while I go home and get everything.” I grinned from ear to ear and kissed Andrew one more time before leaving the hotel.
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