Episode 5

Episode 5

 

“A.J, it’s not that I’ve been trying to avoid you; I just wanted to wait a few days to let things sink in before discussing things.”

“But why Jamie? I mean, you didn’t even give us a chance to talk about it before moving all of your things out.”

“A.J, we’ve been talking about it for over twenty years. What is there to say that hasn’t already been said a hundred times? How many times must we go through the same things repeatedly like a merry-go-round? And, I took the money because I never really did think the strip mall was a good investment.”

“And what about me? What am I supposed to do now? That money was for us.”

“That money was for me Ak’Shun! Not us.”

“Well, you are my wife.”

“Hmmm.” Jamie grunted. “Yes, I am your wife, but not for long A.J.” A.J. was shocked at how cold she was treating him and she could see it. No matter what, Jamie knew that she needed to remain strong and stick to her guns. “Look, I left you with one-hundred thousand dollars A.J. That’s more money than most women would have given a man, and like I said in the letter; it’s definitely more than you deserve.”

“This just isn’t right Jamie. Surely there must be something that I can do to make things right between us. I need you baby. My life won’t be right without you.”

“I’m sorry A.J, but it’s too late for that now. I’m trying to make this as easy and painless as possible for the both of us and the girls.”

“How are you trying to make it painless for me? All that you’re doing now is breaking my heart right now.”

“A.J.”

“Is it another man baby? Huh? Is it another man?” A.J. asked.

“Of course there is no other man. Cheating is your thing, not mine. Remember?” Jamie quickly snapped back.

“Oh, so is it? What about Dexter?”

“Dexter! Dexter who?”

“Never mind.” A.J. decided against discussing this with her at this time. He needed to focus on what he needed to do to get her back. “Baby, please come back home. I’m begging you. I promise you this is something that we can get through, and if its about the money, kool. We can scrap the strip mall plan.”

“A.J, this isn’t about money or the strip mall. This is about me no longer being happy. This is about me wanting a new beginning.”

“Baby, please. I’m begging you. Please!!!”

“Please don’t do that A.J. My mind is made up and begging won’t change it. Have you spoken to the girls yet?”

“I talked to Rachael, that’s all. I haven’t returned Merlinda or Daphne’s calls yet. But I will.”

“You need to call them sooner than later A.J. They’re your daughters too you know.”

“There you go on that B.S again. Please don’t go there Jamie. Not now anyway, okay?”

“A.J. we talk about this all the time.”

“Yes, we do and I’m not treating Rachael any better than I do the other girls. I just haven’t gotten around to calling them back yet. That’s all.”

“The other girls? What, they don’t have names now?”

“Baby. Don’t do this. She just happened to catch me at a time I was able to talk without breaking down and crying like a little girl.”

“Like a little girl, huh. Whatever A.J. Either way, you should call them back. They love you and they are hurting just like Rachael.”

“You’re always accusing me of showing more favor to Rachael. I love all my babies equally.” He paused for a moment. “And are you really in a position to tell me how to deal with this? It’s because of you that me and the girls are hurting in the first place.”

There was a long moment of silence over the phone. Jamie didn’t say a word and A.J. knew exactly why she didn’t. Jamie was crying and didn’t want him to know. After being together twenty-six years, he knew how she was. He knew now was the time to strike and play on her emotions.

“Baby, we have been together for the better part of our lives.” He began talking in a soft, sexy, but sad and humbled tone. “Twenty-six years baby. Yeah, we’ve been through some hard times, but you know we’ve…” A.J. chuckled. “We’ve been through so many more good times baby. We were barely out of our teens when we were inseparable and thought we could change the world if we did it together. We were closer than Bonny and Clyde. Remember when we use to…”

“Stop it A.J.! Stop it right now. Your sweet talk is not going to work this time. This is not easy for me either, but I know that it’s best. My mind is made and we need to agree on terms so that we can do this quickly and amicable.”

“Why so fast baby? I mean, you act like you have a deadline to meet or something.”

“A.J, I want to move away from Cincinnati.”

“Away from Cincinnati; where?”

“Down south.”

“Down south? Down south where? I sure hope, Kentucky?”

“No not to Kentucky. I’m thinking of moving to either North Carolina or Georgia.”

“I can’t believe what I’m hearing baby. I just can’t believe what I’m hearing. Why down south baby? Huh? Why down south?” All that A.J could think of was Dexter. What if she was going down there to hook back up with him? He knew that wasn’t likely but with the way things have been going with him lately it would fit right into the script. A.J. was beginning to feel as though he was a character in a movie viewing his life’s drama from the outside looking in. “You have someone else baby and I know it for sure now. That’s the reason for all the urgency.”

“A.J, use your head. If I were involved with another man, why would I be trying to leave?”

“You would be trying to leave if he lived in Atlanta.”

“What about if I move to North Carolina?”

“Jamie. I know about Dexter.”

“Who is this Dexter that you keep talking about A.J.?”

“The guy you slept with when you visited Atlanta about 20 years ago. That’s who.”

The phone went completely silent. “A.J….”

“Oh, so you don’t deny it?”

“Dexter?” A.J, I don’t know anybody name Dexter and I surely didn’t sleep with him.”

“Jamie, I know all about it. And I know that you know exactly what I’m talking about. It was the first time you ever talked about leaving me and you went to Atlanta to spend a few days with your people.”

“A.J. honey…” she wanted to explain, but didn’t know how to begin or even if she should. He caught her completely off guard because this happened so long ago and furthermore, how could he possibly know what she did that weekend.

“Oh, so now I’m honey, huh?”

“A.J, I don’t know any man named Dexter, nor have I ever slept with him.”

“But he knows you well enough to call you Summer, right? Jamie, you can’t bull schitt a bull schitter.”

“You got that right A.J. You got that much right for sure.” Now Jamie was growing angry. “You know what A.J. I won’t even try to lie. I did hook up with someone that weekend. I was hurt. I was confused and it was a long time ago.”

“Damn, you Jamie!!!!!!! How could you? How could you have done this to us?”

“Ak’Shun, what did you expect?” Jamie broke into tears, openly crying over the phone and feeling regret for what she did back then. “Back then, you didn’t know how to keep your dick in your pants. You brought home diseases from other women. You had women claiming to be pregnant with your child and to make matters worse; sometimes you didn’t come home at all. Yeah. I slept with one other man than you, in my whole entire life. That was the first and last time, all because I loved you.”

“I can’t believe this. I just can’t believe it. What kind of woman are you Jamie? First, you up and move out without any warning and now this.”

“A.J, you act as if you’re were an angel. As far as I’m concerned, you have no right to come at me as if you were as honorable as the pope. We were breaking up because you cheated on me, remember?”

“Naw, naw, naw. If you loved me, you would not have let another man get between your legs.”

“You are not going to make this about something I did twenty years ago A.J. Not after all you’ve put me through and I stayed by your side the whole time. I won’t do it!!! I will not shed another tear from this!!! I want a divorce and I want to move away from Cincinnati and you. That’s the last word and you can discuss details with your attorney. And for the last time, his name was not Dexter.

“Then what was it?” A.J asked.

“You seem to know so much, so you tell me. Good bye.”

 

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1 Comment
  1. Jade West 5 months ago

    Ooh wee its getting hot in Hurr! Can’t wait for the next episode!

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