I rarely went out, I didn’t have much money and I had been pretty much hiding for 2 years by this point, so a night out with a friend to see a concert was a big treat for me.
My friend K and I had managed to get tickets to see Bastille months ago and finally the date was here. We decided to go for some food first and after a little hunting of the unfamiliar area we found a Nando’s.
We ordered sangria, and toasted to good luck for the future, I had a couple of interviews coming up which I was excited about and we were going to see a great band live!
I was relaxed and happy with my friend thinking this is what life should be like, I am young and single. I lived in one of the most exciting cities in the world and I had been hiding away scared for too long!
We were just getting ready to leave when my phone pinged with a new e mail. I had been waiting for confirmation of my interview time early next week so I opened up my emails. What I found wasn’t interview details; it was the details of a house for sale.
The email was from an agent in Essex- Waltham Abbey to be exact, the town M’s house was in and the details were for his house- once our house.
I could have screamed in frustration! This was M teasing me, poking me from afar- I can still get to you!
Of course the email wasn’t from him directly, but chillingly I realised he had one of my new e mail addresses. I turned to K and she looked at my phone, she quickly realised what was up and gathered me in a hug.
She was fully aware of M’s actions in the past and declared that he wouldn’t ruin our night- he would get his, what goes around comes around and what M had coming would knock him sideways.
K was a good friend; I quickly forwarded the offending e mail to R and fired off a quick explanation. Then trying to salvage the mood, I went back to the e mail and showed K what M had done to the house- the kitchen was now sugarplum pink- celling and all!
We had a good laugh at his lack of taste, got a quick round in and cheered to his demise.
We went to the gig and it was impossible not to enjoy ourselves, the music was awesome, the lead singer totally gorgeous and the atmosphere was electric. I left thinking that this was it this was the start of my new life, the life I wanted and M might poke me but K was right M’s court date was only a few weeks away now- just on the other side of Christmas.
With that thought I smiled and went home feeling truly happy for the first time in a long while.
©2015 C xo