Torn between two loves
This excerpt was taken from the soon to be published book, ‘The Journey: British in New York”. It highlights some of the adventures of a British lady who left London to migrate to New York City.
Sara glanced at the clock. She could feel a hot flash coming on. She needed some fresh air. This menopause is acting up she thought. She’d already had her quota of hot flashes for the week. So now what?
Why now again? Sighing softly, she got up and stretched lazily.
The apartment was cool but she needed some fresh air. Autumn was one of her favorite seasons but it had gotten too cool for her liking.
Pulling on her favorite pair of distressed denim she grabbed a contrasting t-shirt and pulled it onto her supple body. Slipping her feet into her well-worn loafers. Walking towards her hanging Jackets, she chose a mocha lambs leather bomber jacket she had brought from London. Sara grabbed her leather handbag and headed for the door.
She stood still for a moment outside the door and sucked in some fresh air. Walking to her car she quickly started the ignition and rolled down the windows. She headed for Wally’s house. She had been dating Wally for the last two years and was very fond of him. They had decided to take things slowly. There was no rush. Getting to know each other and fostering their friendship was very important to them both, Sara thought reflectively.
As she got close Wally’s house she noticed a gold Lexus driving up behind her. Her memory told her she had seen this car before.
As she got close Wally’s house she noticed a gold Lexus driving up behind her. Her memory told her she had seen this car before.But where she wondered? She shook her head as if to clear her memory, and slowed to let the Lexus pass.
As it passed her she noticed that she was driving a similar model. Sarah pulled up one house away from Wally’s place. She was not sure why she did that. She appeared to be operating out of herself at that very moment. What had brought her up to Wally’s house anyway she wondered silently. She hadn’t planned to come this way at all. Suddenly, Sara realized the Lexus had stopped at Wally’s house. As if transfixed she sat there unmoving! Her mind was running wild. She was not expecting anything in particular. Still she felt stuck. Unable to drive on! All of a sudden she noticed a quick movement. The driver of the Lexus, a lady had vacated the driver’s seat and was entering the passenger side. A man rushed from Wally’s house into the street, and ran towards the Lexus in top speed. The man looked at her car and quickly jumped into the drivers seat. Sara recognized the man as Wally. In a flash she placed her foot on the accelerator and pulled up alongside the car. Sara was looking directly into Wally’s eyes. Wally had a silly smile on his face. Sara indicated he should turn down the windows. Looking straight ahead he mouthed something. She was lip reading. He appeared to tell his passenger ‘let’s go’! The passenger looked irate. She touched his arm holding the steering wheel and said ‘turn it down’. Sara and Wally’s lover were staring each other in the face.
Sara’s imagination had come alive. The lady in the passenger seat was a stranger. She spoke! She said, ‘you are Sara’! Sara said who are you? I am Kayla, said the lady. I’m Wally’s girlfriend of five years. Sara piped up, what? What are you saying? Serious!! How can you be his girlfriend when I have been with him for the last two years. He assured me that he had no girlfriend when we met. He keeps reminding me that I am his only girlfriend. Wally sat in the drivers seat with head straight. He didn’t look at either ladies but stared at the road ahead instead. As if in a trance he kept repeating lies, all lies!! Kayla reached out to slap Wally. Wally jumped out of the car and ran for his life. As he ran he made a comment, ‘you ladies’……… She wasn’t quite sure exactly what he was saying. Wally ran for his life. Had it been a different occasion Sara would have laughed at the fact that he appeared to be going faster than the legendary ‘Usain Bolt’! Sara and Kayla stood outside the cars exchanging stories about Wally’s infidelity. They were going to get him. Wally called Kayla’s phone about an hour later. Kayla answered, and then handed the phone to Sara. Sara said Wally get back here. Wally said you ladies are planning for me! Why are you still chatting. I am getting further away from you two. It sounded as if he had started running again! He realized the women who had met less than an hour ago had formed a bond. An alliance! That was dangerous. Double trouble! He knew he was done! He had to do something!
But what? And what if his other ladies found out he was a cheat? He didn’t want to lose any of these two ladies.
TO BE CONTINUED….
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