Daily Dialogue: Cheating and Dealing

Two women walk a road less traveled in my mind and talk to each other for 40 minutes.

Connie
It’s over this time, I swear. It’s really, really over.

Olivia
What happened?

Connie
Richard cheated on me. Again.

Olivia
How do you know?

Connie
He told me when he was drunk last night.

Olivia
I thought that you weren’t gonna see him for a while.

Connie
I know, but–

Olivia
Because you needed to clear your head.

Connie
He fucking cheated on me! Can’t you see that?!

Olivia
I can and I’m really sorry, but you cracked. You broke your promise to me so, in a way, you cheated on me.

Connie
Oh, this is NOT the same, Olivia.

Olivia
Really? How?

Connie
Um, because I didn’t have sex with a promise?

Olivia
No, but you took something that meant a lot to me last night and shattered it. My trust.

Connie
Trust isn’t love.

Olivia
I’ll remember you said that.

Connie
Olivia, I– You know that I care about you. But I’m addicted to him.

Olivia
Yeah, no shit.

Connie
And he cheated on me.

Olivia
If he didn’t cheat on you, what would’ve happened?

Connie
What… What do you mean?

Olivia
Would you have fucked him?

Connie
You know the answer to that.

Olivia
Because you’re addicted to him, and would’ve broken yet another promise to me.

Connie
Olivia, please… I can only deal with one thing at a time. I’m REALLY sorry and we can get on and on about how horrible of a human being I am, but can we address the Richard thing first?

Olivia
Why not? So, Connie, tell us about the Richard thing.

Connie
He called me last night out of the blue.

Olivia
After not talking to you in over a week. After deleting your number from his phone in front of you.

Connie
Yeah…

Olivia
What did he say?

Connie
He said that Missy–

Olivia
Missy? Oh, she sounds like a catch.

Connie
He said that she was going out to have sex with someone even though she said that she wasn’t.

Olivia
Who is Missy now?

Connie
His… other…

Olivia
He was complaining to you about his other bitch?! Oh, Connie… Connie, you’re an idiot. What did you say instead of hanging up on him? Because I know it didn’t end there.

Connie
No…

Olivia
How did it end?

Connie
She came into the room he was in and he put the phone down, but I could hear them screaming. Then… moaning.

Olivia
You stayed on the phone to hear them fuck?

Connie
I’m lonely, Olivia. You’re my friend and I want us to be friends forever… but you can’t always be around. And that’s ok, it would be selfish and unfair to you and your boyfriend if I tried to hoard you. But you can’t always be around. No one can. Except me. Most of the time, I’m fine with being alone. Because being alone doesn’t mean being lonely. Sometimes, though… Sometimes, I’m not good enough. Sometimes I can’t stand being by myself. Where we you last night? You were with Dennis and probably had a great time. That’s fantastic. I was stuck listening to my asshole ex fuck the woman he left me for because I was too lonely to hang up. So yes, I broke a promise and would’ve broken another, but I’d do anything to not feel lonely.

Olivia
Connie, you know you can always–

Connie
Don’t you dare. Don’t you even dare. No one can be there whenever I need them. Would you have left Dennis last night to keep me company?

Olivia
You know how hard it is for us with his schedule…

Connie
So you couldn’t have. And I’m not blaming you. Friends don’t blame friends for that kind of thing.

Olivia
I’m sorry I tried making you the monster in this.

Connie
I am the monster. The lonely monster desperate for any company it can get.

Olivia
Are you gonna talk to him if he calls again?

Connie
Not today. Or tomorrow. I can’t say what’ll happen by next week.

Olivia
We can try to find you someone else.

Connie
It took my entire life to get Richard. What makes you think the next one will be easier? I haven’t changed. You were with me through all the different avenues I took toward relationships and failed. What makes the next time easier?

Olivia
I don’t know…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: