It wasn’t the first time that Samantha had voiced her concerns about Dex.
Dex always called during our lunch break and monopolized my time. But that one day, Sam wanted me to explain why he needed to know exactly where I was, who I was with and even what I was eating if I went out of the office for lunch.
When I told her that he was just always attentive and interested, she gave me a frown followed by a “WTF” look.
“Don’t you feel…smothered Cara? It’s like he’s always around… even when he’s not!”
Sam’s words made my stomach ache but I pushed aside the feeling of uneasiness. Instead, I got defensive and a little angry.
“No! He just likes to keep in touch and nothing is wrong with that! Sam, you’re always complaining that men don’t communicate and now that Dex is doing just that, you have an issue with it. That’s just the way he is!”
Sam shrugged her shoulders. “If you say so. But I still think that it’s a way overboard.”
Her words festered and gnawed at me for days until Dex asked what was bothering me. Looking back, telling him what Sam had said was the beginning of a long line of stupid mistakes I made. Visibly pissed, Dex quickly brushed Sam’s attitude off as jealousy because she was still single. He strongly suggested that if she kept trying to bring him and our relationship down, I should spend less time with her.
The more Dex talked, the more he managed to convince me that maybe Sam was really jealous. Maybe she didn’t like seeing me in a position where I was finally happy and coupled up when she was usually in that position.
“El que con lobos anda, a aullar se enseña“….
Yes, maybe I had learned a thing or two from Sam about being “boyfriend-worthy” and now she was jealous.
But it wasn’t true.
It was the farthest thing from the truth but I realized it way too late into the game. I should have listened to that ache in the pit of my stomach…
Continuation: E is for “Eggshells”
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