I reached for my phone, just as I was about to unlock it I saw a follow request on instagram. “hmm… I haven’t liked any random pics lately… no clue who this is” I thought. I unlocked my phone and scrolled through to my instagram app. Upon opening it, I decided to creep this individual, I didn’t recognize his display picture- I scrolled through and eventually I came up to a photo that I recognized- “oh shit, that’s Jessie’s ex fiancé” I said aloud. Henry shuffled but didn’t say anything. I looked at him, he was still sleeping so I continued to insta creep this person. I found it odd that when they were together, he never acknowledged my presence outside of her company… and now he wants to be Instagram buddies… that was not going to happen… Henry rolled over and wrapped his leg over me, I could feel his erection against my backside. “what the fuck, is this guy an energizer bunny or something?” I thought to myself, I was satisfied, with Henry I was always satisfied, but I needed sleep before I got twisted into a pretzel again with him. Just as I was about to click on another photo- I saw a text message come in from Jessie. I clicked the notification and opened the message:
Jessie: Hey babe still on for tonight?
Instead of responding, I decided to call her. I untangled myself form Henry and walked to the kitchen,
“Hey babe” she said as she picked up “hey!” I said then continued “Yea we’re still on for tonight… but that’s not why I called you… do you know who ******** is?” I asked ” Yea, that’s Daniel, why?” she responded. “oh, he just sent me a request on Instagram, I’m not going to accept it- I just find it weird that he sent me a request, considering that we aren’t friends” I said “NO NO NO NO DO NOT ACCEPT!!!! REJECT IT!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG With HIM?” she almost yelled… I instantly regretted saying anything, me and my fucking big mouth- didn’t want any drama ugh. “ok, well I don’t think anything of it, but its just odd I guess” I said “hun I’m at Henry’s so I will see you later at Jacks for drinks” I said “ok babe, see you later” she said then hung up.
I looked at the time, I was starting to get hungry so I decided to surprise Henry with something to eat. I know I taste good, but man cannot live on woman alone, so I quickly changed and ran down to Starbucks and grabbed coffee, green tea a fruit salad and two muffins. On my way back my phone started vibrating, it was Jessie calling. I didn’t want to deal with that yet- I needed to go back to Henry’s have breakfast, help him furniture and grocery shop and spend the rest of the day with him before heading back to suburbia.
When I got back I heard Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” playing I loved that song, then I heard a low humming in the background- Henry was singing, first time I heard him sing- he wasn’t the greatest singer but still he was singing my favourite song. I could get used to this, coming home everyday to a happy guy, to him- we weren’t exactly official, I didn’t have a title- he was just someone I had dinners with and slept with and fought with, but I didn’t have a title, I wanted to know where I stood- where this was going… shit I was catching hard feelings for this guy.
“Brought you breakfast” I said interrupting his singing. Henry turned around “I was hoping you’d be breakfast” He said smiling then walking towards me “Here, got you coffee just the way you like it” I said looking at him, Henry was acting odd- strange, like how he did when he did lines. “Are you fucking kidding me?!” I almost snapped putting down the food “What?!” he said trying to pin me against the counter “You’re still doing that shit!” I said as moved away from him I saw a little packet- I reached for it but he cut me off then pinned me against the counter. “Babe, calm down, do a line with me, just like old times” he said “No dude, I’m done with that” I said trying to move away from him, but he held me still. “Really, since when?” he said pushing his crotch into me, this wasn’t a position I was hoping to be in, I thought he’d grow out of this, stop this shit- after everything that happened I wanted to believe that he would change- but I guess somethings will never change. “Henry, let me go” I said trying to push him off, but he just pressed his weight into me, “Just one line babe” he said holding me, he lifted my chin so that I could look up at him then lowered his mouth to mine. I tried to turn my head but he kept finding my mouth, “no Henry, stop” I said trying to avoid his mouth, he looked wounded “why?” he asked as I shoved past him and grabbed the packet and rushed to the washroom and locked the door. “Remy, open the door” I heard him say, he was calm- this wasn’t new- it took a lot for him to get mad, I looked at the packet remembering the good times we had when we were high out of our minds, but I grew up- I was done with that and he needs to be done with it too, I emptied it in the toilet then slowly opened the door and braced for the fall out.
“Where is it Remy?!” Henry demanded, I got some distance between us, then looked at him “Henry, this needs to end- I threw it away” I said I thought he was going to explode, yell at me, scream at me, kick me out but instead he just stood there staring at me in disbelief. “Fuck you” he said then threw his hands in the air, I wanted to run over to him, but instead I made sure to keep my distance- sober, drunk and high Henry are all scary men when they get angry, he’s never been violent with me, but I’ve been on the receiving end of a back hand and a fist of another man and I didn’t put it past anyone to lose their shit on me. So I slowly made my way out of the room into the kitchen and sat at the end of the counter as far from his bedroom as possible.