“You have to stop coming to my house Mel.” Michael said and watched her.
She sat on his sofa with a bottle of wine. She looked so tired and drunk.
Why on earth would she ask a cab to leave her at his house?
“It feels good to know you still call me by that name.”
She brushed him off when Michael tried to get her to stand. “How could you do this to me.. Michael”
“I don’t know what you are talking about”
Michael turned to Imelda who seemed more worried that Melissa was around.
She definitely came around to cause trouble
“Call Robert, he needs to drive her home… it’s late already”
“I thought we were…”
“Mel, you are drunk”
“I’m not!” She started crying
“I’m just hurt. Can’t you see that?”
She got up and walked closer to hug Michael.
He drew back.
“You left me… next thing you’re married”
she scoffed and chugged her wine
“I don’t understand what is going on with you. Mel. I know we had fun while we were together. We became friends too but I never said that I love you and you know it… and I didn’t exactly plan to get married then but now I am”
Mel agreed still sobbing.
“If things were different maybe you hadn’t married Natalia, or waited a little would you have given us a chance?”
Michael remained calm.
Mel was a good friend no doubt.
A friend with benefit. They were sexually compatible and she always understood him but he never had any feelings of that sort for her.
It was all a fling. He felt bad that she fell in love with him but he had no idea even if he did, nothing would have changed.
Mel went closer and tugged at his shirt
“Answer me!” Her eyes teary.
He held her to calm her down
“I never saw you that way. I never would have”
She staggered back and sniffed “lies!”
She cried even more because she knew he was not lying
“I hate you… I hate myself, I hate that I would have to feel this way. It’s too painful! It’s all my fault. I was supposed to be just a fuck buddy but would you blame me?”
Michael felt really bad for her that he had to go to her and hug her. To console her.
“Do you think we can still…” She choked.
Michael released her trying to get what she was going to say.
“I mean you and I, we can still try. After all you didn’t exactly marry out of your own will, you…”
He drew back and looked her.
The pity in his eyes disgusted Melissa
“I love her Mel. I can’t deny it…”
Melissa hushed him “What has she given you that I haven’t? What do you need that I can’t give you…”
“It’s not like that Mel…”
“Tell me exactly what it’s like. Cause I need to understand…”
Robert hurried inside interrupting the moment “I’m right here boss”
Michael was thankful he isn’t ready for a late night drama.
Melissa was really drunk but then he knew she was hurting.
“Take her home. I’m sorry Mel that you’re hurting. Get some rest when you get home. Right now you are not in your right senses”
Before Mel could protest Robert carried her forcefully and left.
Michael sighed good thing Natalia wasn’t around to witness what happened.
He turned to Imelda who walked to the kitchen “Nanny Imelda?”
She stopped and turned
“Not single word to my wife”
The woman nodded.
Melissa knew it wasn’t Michael’s fault that she had fallen for him.
He’s a straightforward man.
They both wanted the same thing. No strings… but he was a powerful man, who is also attractive.
He’s nice, caring and friendly.
How could she have gotten so carried away?
She won’t blame it on him. On men. But herself for falling for him.
She tried to get him back different ways. The ridiculous package thing. And the rest.
What is the point of chasing after a man who is clearly not into you?