I look up and see that she has positioned her arse as if she is about to take a dump.
‘There is no way that you are going to shit in my shoes cat,’ I shout and throw my makeup bag at her, missing as she starts running before it has even left my hand.
‘it’s bad enough I have to come home to find him screwing that bitch but HIS CAT IS NOT ABOUT TO MUG ME OFF TOO.’
The roar and snarl in my voice sends the cat running towards the dark comfort and safe haven available under the bed.
Once safe she peers out, cautiously watching me.
I throw clothes into the open suitcase without worrying too much about folding them.
I pick up as many of my shoes as I can including my favourite pair that the cat came close to ruining. It wouldn’t have been the first time. What was left will have to be picked up another day. I need to get out of here.
He is still naked downstairs and makes no attempt to come up and talk to me.
I guess it is hard to talk your way out of a situation when you have been caught with your pants down; literally.
I want to ask him why. Why now? Why today? Why am I not enough? Why after eight years of being with you and never demanding anything? Why?
The questions will have to wait.
I pick up the wrapped birthday present and put it into my suitcase. I turned up at his place early so I could hide it and surprise him but in the end he was the one with the most shocking birthday surprise.
‘I will sell it on eBay’ I say loud enough so he can hear knowing he will have no idea what I am talking about.
As I walk towards the door I stop to look at the photo of the two of us on the dresser. So very happy. Now, I feel nothing but betrayal.
The cat walks up to me expecting to be stroked but I kick her hard and leave.
Birthday surprise ideas
Copyright Diane Corriette, August 2013
I am happy to say that this story wasn’t written from personal experience. I can’t imagine what it must be like to walk into a room and catch someone you are in love with in the acts of making love to another woman. Devastated is the word that comes to mind and I hope I portrayed ‘devastation’ in this story. Please feel free to like and share this story. I thank you and bless you for doing so.