“It’s so good to see you! I’ve missed you!” Kimberly said excitedly.
“I’m glad I could make the trip.” Deanna continued her monotone responses.
“The weather is beautiful today, we should go to the park and catchup, it has been four months since I seen you.”
“Actually, I think I will go to my room and lie down for a bit … “
“Deanna, is everything all right? You don’t seem yourself.”
“Yeah, I am fine. I just want to rest for a awhile.”
“Ok, maybe I will join you later … “
Deanna walks away swiftly as if she didn’t hear Kimberly’s last comment. She needs to tell her about her secret, but she doesn’t know how … yet. Finally, she reaches her private wing where she spent many months recovering from her illness. Deanna lays down on the soft king sized bed, she closes her eyes, and memories of Kimberly flood her mind. All the intimate talks they had to the very private intimacy they discovered and shared openly with each other, including Kimberly’s husband. Deanna felt sleep taking her over and she still had Kimberly floating around in her mind. She feels a hand across her leg and becomes startled.. She immediately opens her eyes and finds Kimberly naked, laying next to her.
Kimberly begins stroking Deanna stomach and abdomen in a large circular motion.
“Its been four months … things aren’t feeling right … “
An extremely long awkward silence fell in the room.
Suddenly, Deanna blurts out quickly, “I kept the appointment.”
“What appointment? What are you talking about, Dee?”
Deanna gets up from the bed and walks across the room to balcony window.
“The appointment that I told you I cancelled in New York.”
“What? You kept it?! You lied to me?!”
Deanna couldn’t speak but let her head fall in shame.
“You followed through with it? Who took you there?”
“Derek took me and I stayed with him while I recovered.”
“I can’t believe this! You killed our child! You killed Sergio’s child! He is going to be devastated!”
“Kim, Sergio is your H-U-S-B-A-N-D! He cheated on you with me - your best friend! I couldn’t continue to live with that idea! It wasn’t supposed to go this far. We were only going to keep our relationship between us! Sergio wasn’t supposed to be involved like this!”
“Dee, Sergio knows how our relationship is … we developed a loving bond … an intimate bond that shouldn’t be broken. Not like this … “
“I had to do it. It was the right thing for me.”
“I shouldn’t have let you go back to New York. You could’ve continued your therapy here.”
“I don’t need therapy! What would I have done? Moved in here? What about my friends? My TV show? I couldn’t just drop all that because I was having your ‘love child’!”
“Yes, you could have done that, Dee. Besides, I know you stopped going to your therapy appointments.
“What?! Have you been talking to Derek?”
“No, the hospital called me and asked why you attending your appointments. I signed a form making me your care taker when you were in a coma for so many months and anything that happens to you I’m informed of it.”
“You … You … signed … … a … “
Deanna’s body became limp and she collapsed into an unconscious heap.
Copyright 2012 by Denise K. Marine. Do Not Use Without Expressed Written Permission of Denise K. Marine.