Michelle and I have been friends for ages and her wedding last year was a blast. We are always at her house for dinner with my husband and one of our friends, who has been searching all round for love but I guess cupid has other plans for her.
I had been suspecting something until one day it hit me like cold water on my face that ‘our’ friend had been lying to us all along that she was single and still waiting for Mr. Right, while all along she had been with a Mr, who was always in the room with us. All the dinners, lunches and outings. I have always had a sixth sense and this particular day I really had to watch closely because it had been more than two lunches that the two had been stealing glances and texting (I also have eyes on the side too-okay not eavesdropping on the text messages though), so I decided to put my A game on.
When we arrived at Michelle’s we all hugged and the kids went out to play, the adults stayed in the house and being close to Michelle I went to help her with setting the table. So ‘our’ friend and our husbands went to the dining room to chat. My husband has never been a talker, so he decided to go to the garden to check on the kids.
Now the part that I had been waiting for had arrived. I had to really get proof that my suspicions were really true. Slow mumbling was going on and then as I was about to push open the kitchen door open I heard “I have missed you, and you have not been returning my calls”, ‘our’ friend mumbled. For a moment I felt faint. The conversation went on, “Sandra I told you this must stop, I love my wife and your threats are not doing any of us any good. By the way I think Tatiana suspects something. She keeps darting her eyes back and forth. I don’t want problems,” said Michelle’s husband in a very low tone.
Immediately, I pushed open the door and they were both startled. Sandra looked mortified. I decided I would not talk. I set the table and left for the kitchen to finish up with Michelle. She kept rambling on how her husband loved her and how lately he had been more loving than usual. She even spilled out that they had recently gone to look for a house to buy and the coming week her car would be in her garage.
In my mind I had to figure out if this was a way for her husband to cover up for what he had been doing, or was he reforming for a better husband or was it a blinding point for Michelle and a go-ahead-with-Sandra for the husband. I was torn on what to do. Lunch was awkward that Saturday and they both kept looking my way hoping I would not say something in between the meal and in front of the children. The table was cleared, dishes done and then we all went home. In the car my husband asked me what I was thinking since I was miles away. I decided that if I told him the truth, he would go to Michelle’s husband to confront him, and that was not my intention. I decided that I would watch, but the bottom line was, would I tell Michelle the truth and jeopardize more that ten years of friendship, or would I save a marriage that was worth more than a million bucks, or would I not involve myself in that business?
Next Friday is dinner and a sleep over for the kids and I, I really wonder what will happen, I shall keep you posted.
Part 1 of the series – How can I tell her…or do i just shut up?
Part 2 of the series – Talk about wrong timing
Part 3 of the series – Duped And Deceived
Part 4 of the series – Big Shock!