The second time I ran into Greg’s wife was during the breakfast conference aimed at the trauma-informed care. She represented her company, I showed up since I was hungry and wanted to see my good friend who was supposed to educate on domestic violence after fruit and coffee.Emy immediately recognized me and approached our table.
– I know you, you have a funny name. What was it a bunny or a squirrel?
– Neither. – I had no desire to respond to her sarcasm, it was too early, and I was not fully awake yet anyways
My one-word feedback and the serene eye-contact without smiling made her nervous.
– I was just trying to be funny, did not mean to offend you, what was your name again?
– Now I remember. You play the piano and have a kid
Another long and meaningful eye-contact. Yes, my sweet overweight lady. I have a child, Greg’s, your sons’ brother, but you do not need to know, really, it will save you a visit to your psychoanalyst.
– Yes, Emy.
– And you remember my name, how nice of you. I do not see any piano here though
– There is one in the lobby but I am not playing today
– Why are you here than, are you a psychiatrist?
Well I act like one every time your hubby comes into my life throwing tantrums at 1 am. I help him cope with his work, family stress, and absence of sex life so he can come to you relieved and ready for a daily portion of drama. Actually, I am a family counselor who has been saving your marriage for a while.
– No, I am not
– What do you do for living?
She was still standing at our table, and my friend was put off by the way she presented herself.
– Would you like to have a seat? You are standing, we are sitting – not good, – There was a slight surprise on her face, she obviously did not expect me to be nice to her.
– Thank you, Vixen. I really wanted to know more about you, people talk about you, they talk a lot, I was just curious …
She used good perfume and had a perfect manicure. Her wedding ring did not trigger any emotions, I literary felt nothing when I saw it: neither jealousy, nor sadness. She wears a ring, I am required to wear his presents, necklaces that he regularly brings me from business trips: same collar, same leash,
same slavery. He owns me, he is in my heart and between my legs.
– Really? And what do people say? – I was curious. I do not interact, I am not a people-person, prefer horses. Animals make much more sense than most humans.
– People say you always get invitations to the events that none of us have access to
– Really? Which ones?
– The recent VIP party in Cheretto… My company was unable to get membership there, we have been on the wait list for years. And people saw you there. I saw you on our front cover not that long ago and recognized the face. Just interested who you are, Vixen. Everyone, actually is.
I laughed loudly and felt quiet and surprised glances towards our table. My friend gave me a disapproving look – after all, it was a trauma-related event for therapists, psychologists, and social workers. It was the time to go, being around serious people who claim they help others but are unable to stop eating junk food and take care of their skin and bodies is not something that I can tolerate for a long time.
Vibrating IPhone. A text from Greg: “Do u want to get fucked? I want you to be my little slut”. – What an idiot. How can Emy live with a guy like this?
– It was a pleasure to see you both, but I gotta go. – I smiled to Emy and thanked my friend for the invitation. Anyways, breakfast pineapples were yummy.
– We need to get together, Vixen. Would you like to meet for lunch? – Emy hurriedly opened her handbag searching for her business card
– Sure, you gave me your number in Ritz, remember? I will give you a call, and we’ll meet in Cheretto if you like. They will let you in if you are with me, and you will buy me lunch, deal?
– You are so sweet, my dear, you are… – Mentioning Cheretto got Emy from zero to hundred, she was happy, she seemed to change her attitudes about me in seconds. And I was leaving, I was in a hurry, I wanted to see Greg, I was happy that he is still the part of my life.