“Say what’s on your mind because I sure know I want to!”
“Come on, say it because if you don’t then I might.”
“No because if I do I’ll probably…” She paused.
“Probably what?” I asked.
“Damn Rita, for once in your pathetic life can you just tell me the truth?”
“Okay, you want the truth?” She asked. “The truth is I don’t.”
“You don’t what?” I asked as if I didn’t already know.
“I don’t have feelings for you…” There was a long awkward silence. Even though I already knew it, it still hurt like a brick to the head once I heard her say it herself.
“So all of this was just fake?” I asked confoundedly. “Why would you do this?”
“Honestly, I needed the entertainment.” She said.
“I see,” I told her. “So who is this guy that’s got you all happy?”
“What do you mean?”
“Don’t play dumb, I know it wasn’t me. There must’ve been another guy on the side… Was it Eli?”
“Ouch... “ She said.
“Tell me!” I shouted.
“Seriously ouch,” She laughed as if this were a big joke.
“Was it him?” I caught her eye, but quickly she looked away. “Was it, or was it not!” I repeated.
“Sorry, but yeah…” She said awkwardly biting her lip.
“I know, I just wanted to see if you would tell the truth this time.”
“Damn it, why do you know me so well?”
“Because I’m the same way.”
“Well, what do you expect. Told you I was a player and you were going to get hurt,” She said.
“You’re not a player,” I laughed. “You didn’t hurt me, I knew what it was from the beginning. That’s why I kept a few on the side while we were dating.”
“Let me guess, Bre?” She asked.
“Yup.” I said. “But that’s not all, I had girls you never even knew about that were willing to do anything for me.”
For a second she looked dazed and confused. “But wait, if you knew what this was from the beginning, why’d you still play along like it was okay?”
“What do you expect, I’m a player too, I need to keep myself entertained just like you do.”
“Then why are you taking this so seriously?”
“I don’t know,” I told her.
“Because you care.”
“I don’t care,” I looked into her eyes. “I don’t give a fuck about you... I just for the first time in my life found someone so similar to me. You’re the female version of me.
We like the same music, we’re both players, we think just alike and we even act the same in situations like this,” I told her. “Yeah I’m not going to lie,” I continued.
“I loved our friendship and how close we were, and you have a nice body and I love feeling on it, but do I care about saving this relationship?” I paused.
“No I do not… I’m at this point in my life where I don’t care about trying to make people like you want to stay in my life.
I’ve lost people who meant the world to me at one point. And I’m carrying on without them. So if you want to leave, then just leave. It was nice knowing you.”
“Wait,” She said. I looked at her face and I can tell it was full of regret and reluctance.
“What?” I demanded.
“Nevermind, you probably wouldn’t believe me.”
“You got that right.”
“Ugh,” she sighed. “Can we just cuddle and talk this out?”
“Maybe you can cuddle with Eli,” I winked at her.
“Hurry up, say what you were going to say so I can leave already.”
She sighed once more, “Nevermind. Merry Christmas.”
“Yeah, merry Christmas to you too.”
“I love you,” she said, but I didn’t answer or even bother to look her in the eyes. I turned around and walked out leaving her and everything we had behind.