“What have you done?” Bobbie and I are sitting across the table from a very pissed off Julie “Exactly what you asked me to do” She slammed her hand on the table “I ASKED…..” Bobbie jumps from her seat fist balled “Not here” I grab Bobbie’s hand and force her to sit back down.
Julie clears her throat looks around the room and fixes herself in the seat “I asked you to watch my husband not me” Bobbie leans over to whisper in my ear “Hey I’m talking to you” I hold my hand up to hear what Bobbie is saying when Julie smacks my hand down “This may be your type of work but don’t forget my husband is still higher than yours”.
Bobbie hits me under the table and gives me a nod towards the door “You have 2 sons right?” I spot Beccs and Nala walking in the restaurant hanging from the arms of Julie’s sons “You stay away from my family” The girls start walking towards us “I promise to stay away but I can’t say the same for my girls”
“Mom? What are you doing here?” Julie turns around her face turning pale “Boys? Oh
I’m here. I mean we’re here planning. I mean finishing up plans for the charity next month” One of them leans over and gives her a kiss on the cheek “What are you guys doing here?” “He points to Nala “Just grabbing some food before we head to the lake” Nala puts her hand out first “Mrs. R it’s so good to finally meet you. Christian has told me so much” Julie sticks her hand “I wish I could say the same but I haven’t heard a thing about you”
“Sorry mom this is Tanya and Josie” Bobbie started laughing at the names the girls had chosen for themselves since they’re the names of her crazy exes.
“How rude of me. I’m Christian and this is my brother Joseph” I hold my hand out “G” Bobbie waves her hand in the air “Bobbie” “Very nice to meet you both”
“Julie you told me everything about these boys except how handsome they are” Nala rubs her hand up Christians chest “Honey let’s let them get back” He kisses Nala on the forehead “Christ I’m sorry. I’ll let you ladies get back to your planning”
I hold my hand up “We were just leaving” I stand and shake Julie’s hand “I promise you’ll die over my work”
The next morning Julie asked me to meet her for lunch but when I arrived it was not Julie who was waiting for me.
“You must be G” He shakes my hand then holds the seat out for me “And you are?” He takes a seat across from me “No need to trouble with my name” The waitress comes over to take our order “No thank you I doubt this date will last long”
“I’m simply here to tell you whatever game you’re playing is being put to a stop right now” I lean back in my seat and smile “What do you see when you look at me?”
He leans to the side to get a view of my body “A cute girl that’s out of her league” I say nothing and let him continue on “I’m a problem solver. And if you become a problem I’ll solve you too”
I clap my hands and laugh “Oh my god. Does that problem solver line actually work?” I stand up from my chair walk over and lean into his ear “Don’t be fooled by the blonde hair and killer figure I’m match for any man” I kiss him on the cheek “especially ones like you” I grab my purse off the table and walk out the restaurant.
I call Bobbie from the car “Julie just tried to have a guy scare me off” Bobbie gave out one of those good gut busting laughs “No she didn’t” “Yup she did” “So now what?” “So now we do what we do best”
When I get home Runner is sitting on the couch watching T.V “Hey babe” “Hey babe. How was your day?” “Great Julie sent some guy to threaten me” He got up from the couch “G let this one go” “I never let anything go”
He walks over and wraps his arms around me “This is my career let it go” He kisses me on the forehead then walks away “Why?” “Because I don’t want you jeopardizing everything I worked for because some old lady challenged you. Be like other women for once”
My husband telling me to be like someone else sent my anger into overdrive “You knew the kinda woman you married” “Did I?” I grabbed a wine bottle and threw it into the T.V “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?” “Right now. You are”
“Yes I knew the kind of woman you were when I married you. but fuck G can we go a month without you plotting against someone. I love you but fucking hell I’m tired of wondering who’s coming for my family next because you can’t let shit go”
“I would have a baby on the way if you weren’t you” His brain must have caught up to his mouth because a few seconds after that “I didn’t mean that” “So it’s my fault?” He took a step towards me to grab me and I right hooked him “So I should I have sat back and done nothing? Did you think putting a ring on my finger would make me change my ways? “ I take off my ring and toss it to him “Fuck that I’m always gonna be me and fuck you if you don’t like it. I’m gonna go to my house. If you get lonely go find one of those other women to keep you company”