For a quick second, he loosens his grip from her neck and she screams “John..?”, He tightens the grip and says “Yes, It’s me.  I told you that if it’s not me, it was nobody!!  How does it feel to have your life being squeezed out of you, Samantha?  Samantha’s eyes are filled with tears and terror. That’s how I felt when you left me.  Remember this moment, Samantha!!”.  John waits until Samantha is about to pass out, and as he feels her grip loosening up; he takes out his pocket knife, jabs it into the wall, and nicks her ear. He lets her go and then disappears. [Before he leaves, he slips something into her purse]  Samantha is now on the floor screaming and crying she’s in shock.  She can’t believe that John would do this to her.  She panics and starts looking for her phone. Her hands are shaking, she can’t remember her password, she is in distress. After a few minutes of trying to calm herself down, she is able to call 911. [crying]

  • Dispatcher: 911, What is your emergency?
  • Samantha:  Please help me, I was just attacked.
  • Dispatcher:  Ma’am are you hurt?
  • Samantha:  Yes, I’m bleeding from my ear. Please help.
  • Dispatcher:  Did you see the attacker?
  • Samantha:  Yes, it was my ex boyfriend John.
  • Dispatcher: What is your location?
  • Samantha:  I think I’m at the corner of 34th street near the coffee shop.  I don’t know, I don’t remember.  I was walking and dragged into the alley.
  • Dispatcher:  Ma’am I’m sending a unit now.  Please stay calm.
  • Samantha:  Thank you, I’ll try.

After she hangs up, she immediately calls Charlie.  [still crying]

  • Samantha:  Charlie, I need you now.
  • Charlie: What’s wrong?
  • Samantha: I was attacked by John and I’m hurt.
  • Charlie: What? Attacked? Where the fuck is Tony?
  • Samantha: Yes baby, I’m sorry I never called him and I walked to the coffee shop. I already called the cops.  Please hurry.
  • Charlie: I’m going to kill him.  I’ll be there in a few minutes.

Charlie’s head is going a thousand miles per hour.

Charlie stays on the phone with Samantha trying to console her.  He could hear the fear in her voice and the only thing he could tell her was that he was sorry and that he loved her.  A few minutes later Sam tells him that the cops have arrived, he tells her that he sees them and he’ll be right there.

He parks and runs towards her.  Some cops try to stop him but he yells “That’s my girl, let me through!!”  He pushes pass them and when he sees Samantha on the ground full of blood he almost collapses.  He screams to her, “Samantha”  He falls to his knees and holds her.  He holds back his tears and whispers in her ear. “I’m going to kill him.”  He hugs her tight but has to quickly let go because the ambulance has arrived. They lift her up and place her in the gurney, she is yelling to them “I’m fine, I want to go home.”  Charlie says “NO, we are going to the hospital Samantha!!.”  He jumps in the ambulance.  Before they drive off, a detective approaches and tells Samantha they will be in contact later in the day to get all the information.

While waiting in the hospital, Charlie calls Tony (the driver) and tells him to pick them up.  Tony expressed his concerns but Charlie told him not too worry that he would explain later and will need his help. Tony had the connections Charlie needed to resolve the John issue.

Samantha was finally going home. The hospital discharged her and gave her a pain prescription.  Besides the bruises and the three stitches, Samantha was going to be fine.

Tony is outside waiting for them.  Charlie and Samantha get in the car and head home.  Charlie tells Tony that once he drops them off to stay because he needs to discuss some business with him,  Tony says “O.K. no problem.”  Once they are home, Samantha runs into bedroom to take a hot bath, she is an emotional wreck.  While she is the bath, Charlie takes the opportunity to talk to Tony.  “Hey Tony.  I need your help on this matter and money is not an issue.  Whatever it takes.  I won’t allow that son of bitch to ever hurt my girl again. I need you to be her body-guard 24/7, I don’t want you to let her out your sight.”  Tony nods and says “No worries, I will take care of it.”

Samantha comes out of the room and yells to Charlie, “Babe, have you seen Chloe?  I can’t find her.  He replies “No, love I haven’t, I’ll help you look for her in a few. The front desk just called that the detectives are here and they are on the way up.

Charlie opens the door as Samantha approaches.

Good afternoon Ms. Fox, I’m detective Williams and this is my partner detective Johnson.  We need to ask you a few questions.  Samantha says, “Yes, of course, please come in and sit down.”

  • Detective: Ms. Fox, please tell us what happen?
  • Samantha: This morning I walked to the coffee shop as I usually do for an espresso and to get some fresh air. When I was finished, I decided to continue walking. It was a beautiful day.  I remember crossing the street, walking around a corner then I was grabbed.
  • Detective:  What time did you leave the coffee shop?
  • Samantha: I think it was around 10:15 am or so, but not certain.
  • Detective:  Did you see your attacker?
  • Samantha:  At first, No, he was wearing a mask but when he was choking me he took off the mask and then I realized it was John, my ex boyfriend.  Things didn’t end well in L.A.
  • Detective: Are you sure it was him?
  • Samantha: What type of stupid question is that?  Yes, I’m positive!!
  • Detective: Apologies Ms. Fox, just doing our job.
  • Samantha: I’m sorry, I just can’t believe that John would ever attack me. I can’t wrap my head around it.  I remember him joking about how he would never let me leave him.  I always thought he was joking.
  • Detective: Ms. Fox his love turned into an Obsession.  We need a full description and any information you can give us about him.
  • Samantha:  Well, he is about 6’4, 220 lbs, black hair, light brown eyes.  He owns a charter company in L.A. called Prestige Air and his full name is John Demetrio.  I think I have an old business card with photo in my wallet.
  • Detective:  That would be greatly appreciated.

Samantha looks over to Charlie and says “Babe, could you bring me my purse, I threw on the bed and while you’re there can you check to see if Chloe is under the bed.”  Samantha and the detectives continue talking when Charlie hands her the bag.  She reaches in and grabs her wallet, she pulls out a few cards and finds John’s old card.  She hands it to detective but something catches her eye in her purse, she reaches in, pulls it out and it’s Chloe’s collar with blood stains.  Samantha screams “OH MY GOD, he killed my baby Chloe. How did he get her?”  She looks at Charlie and says, “I can’t stay here, I don’t feel safe anymore. I can’t I’m sorry.”  Charlie just hugs her tight and tells her that everything is going to be O.K.

  • Detective: Ms. Fox, Chloe is your dog?
  • Samantha: No, she’s my white Persian kitty.
  • Detective: When did you last see her?
  • Samantha: This morning before I left the house.  I always kiss her good-bye before I leave.
  • Detective: What time did you leave?
  • Samantha: It was 9:00 am
  • Detective: Are you sure she didn’t escape?
  • Samantha: Yes!
  • Detective: Ms. Fox we will need to take the collar into evidence.
  • Detective:  We will find out how he managed to pass security to get into your apartment.

Samantha is shaken and scared and decides to dump out everything inside her purse.  She doesn’t want any more surprises.  After a quick scan, she notices two iPods.  She says, “What the hell? Why do I have two iPods?” In that moment the past seven months flashed in front of her eyes – visions of the man on the flight to N.Y. – the weird lyrics she heard – all the eery moments she felt she was being watched.   She yells “All this time, John was stocking me.  He was the man I saw on the flight.  He is the one I saw at the airport, he is the one that was always watching.”  Samantha tells the detectives about the flight from L.A. and the weird messages she heard on the iPod.

  • Detective: Ms. Fox, we will have to take both the iPods into evidence.
  • Detective:  Did you notice anything missing or strange when you arrived?
  • Samantha: I don’t know, we just got home from the hospital. {looks at Charlie}
  • Detective: Ms. Fox, don’t worry, we will catch him.  If you remember anything else.  Please contact us immediately.

The detectives leave and Samantha falls to the floor…



Samantha arrives at her new home. She can’t believe her eyes.  Charlie has outdone himself.  It’s a beautiful three bedroom penthouse on the 42nd floor with marble floors, chic interior and spectacular views of the city.  Samantha only knows the apartment is in Manhattan.  “It’s breathtaking, I love it”, she says.  Charlie smiles, kisses her gently and then tells her to close her eyes.  Samantha closes her eyes as he is walking her to another room.  “I’m anxious babe, what is it?”, she says.  Charlie tells her to be patient that it’s just a few more steps.  Charlie says “O.K. now open your eyes.”  Samantha sees…

A beautifully furnished office.  As she is taking in every detail, she looks down and sees a beautiful white Persian kitten. “Oh my god”, she screams as she picks it up.  “Is she mine?”  She is in total awe, when she notices the gold collar and tag that reads “You’re home, we love you.”  Samantha could not hold back the tears.  “Thank you, my love.  You mean the world to me.  I love you.”  Charlie held her tight and said this is your office.  “What?, Mine?”, she says. “Yes, my love, it is your office.  It’s for your business.” he says.  Words could not express how happy Samantha was at that moment.  “Keep showing me our place my love”, she whispers.

The tour ended at the master suite where the rest is history.  The next morning, Samantha wakes up to breakfast in bed.  “Awww babes, you’re spoiling me, thank you.”, she says.  Charlie told her he wanted to stay in she looked into his eyes and deeply kissed him.  The love-making continued until the next morning.  They were both in a state of total bliss.

Two days later, Samantha was ready to hit the town.  Being miss independent she wanted to go solo but Charlie refused and told her that until she’s been here a while that he has hired a personal driver that will take her anywhere she needs to go.  Samantha wasn’t too happy about that but said fine.  They both got dressed and headed to the city.  “Oh Sammy, I’m so happy that you’re here with me.  Wait until you see the office.”,  Charlie says.  “Let’s go, I’m super excited.”, she yells.  Samantha could not hold her excitement as she ventured out and took in all the city views.  It wasn’t her first time in New York, but when you go for business and for a couple of days it’s not the same.  This was now her home, she wanted to take it all in and was seeing it for the first time.  She was loving every moment of it.

They finally arrive at the office.  The door says Wellington Solutions.  Samantha looks at Charlie and smiles.  When they walk in, Samantha is in total awe.  The office is gorgeous, modern and chic, windows all around with a beautiful view of the city.   As Charlie takes her into his office, she couldn’t help but giggle.  Charlie looks at her and says “What’s so funny babe?”  She looks at him and says “I’m proud of you Mr. Charles Wellington.”   Samantha walks into his office, sits and spins in his chair like she was a little girl.  He walks over, picks her up and sits her on his desk.  “You’re being a very naughty girl, Samantha.”  They loved to role play so Charlie took advantage that they were alone.  Things got a little heated. It was fourth of July in October.

Six months later Samantha had fallen into a daily routine.  Jogging, Yoga, Coffee shop, Shopping, Office etc.  Since she knew her way around the city she no longer required her daily driver and only called him when needed or on shopping days.

Let’s rewind for a second. Are you wondering where John is?  John hasn’t disappeared, he has watched Samantha’s every move.  He knows her entire schedule and is keeping a close eye.  He is simply waiting for the right moment to strike.

Samantha hasn’t told Charlie but she has been uneasy for several months.  Sometimes when she stares out the window lost in thought, she still gets that eery feeling that she is being watched.  Everywhere she goes, she feels uneasy.  She has seen the man from the airport multiple times looking at her from a distance and when she turns to look back at him he is gone.  She gets chills down her spine every time she sees him. She is scared to tell Charlie because she doesn’t want him to worry or think she is nuts. 

There are days that she actually thinks it John following her but then calls his office and they tell him he is away on flight. {John instructed his staff that when he received any calls that they have to say he was on flight.} She realizes that she is thinking crazy and knows that John wouldn’t be dumb enough to leave his life in L.A. to stock her.  She remembers his threats but then thinks that was just his anger talking and that he wouldn’t really harm her. 

It was now winter and very cold but Samantha being Samantha didn’t want to stay in and decided she wanted to go to her Yoga class.  The day was cloudy and ugly but didn’t have time to call the driver so she decided to walk.  She is walking and calls Charlie.  She is telling Charlie that it’s really cold and that she thinks she isn’t going to make it to class after all and will just stop at the coffee shop for an espresso and quick bite.  She is at the coffee shop sitting by the window when she looks up and sees the man across the street, just standing there, staring at her.  This time she freaks out and runs out to face him, she’s had enough.  When she gets outside, he’s already gone, like if he would’ve disappeared into thin air.  She can feel the chills going up and down her spine.  She rushes back in, calls her driver to pick her up.  She’s completely shaken.  It wasn’t like other times, this time the look in his eyes scared her. She felt helpless.

Samantha is getting antsy that thirty minutes have passed and the driver is still not there.  She knew she called him last-minute and the weather wasn’t helping either.  She couldn’t wait any longer and decides to just walk back home.  As she gathers her things and walks out, the driver arrives.  A sigh of relief came over her but when she gets in the car she breaks down.  Tony, the driver, knew something was wrong.  He pulled over and tried to console her.  “What’s wrong Sam?”  I’ve noticed you haven’t been yourself lately.  Talk to me.”  Samantha looked at him and said “Thanks for your concern but I’m fine, I just want to go home.”  He drives off and quickly takes her home.  “Thanks again Tony. See you soon. – Good bye.”

It’s been a week since Samantha leaves the apartment and Charlie is growing with concern.  Every time he asks what’s wrong. the reply is the same.  “Nothing, I’m fine. Just clearing my head.”   He couldn’t take it anymore and he pulls Samantha out of bed and takes her into the living room.  “What’s wrong Sammy?  You’re distant and I need to know what’s wrong now and I don’t want to hear you’re fine.”   Samantha begins to cry and explains that she is scared and fears that she is being followed.  Charlie is concerned, he says “I can’t believe you haven’t said anything.  I’m here to protect you Samantha.  Not too worry, Tony is not only your driver but your body-guard for now on.  I don’t want to hear any if and or butts about it.  I still can’t believe you kept this from me, Sammy.”  He hugs her tight and reassured her that he will keep her safe. “I didn’t take a week of Karate for no reason.”, he says.  Samantha started laughing and says “You see baby, that’s the reason I fell in love with you. You always say the craziest things in the right moment. Thank you, love.”

Samantha has had enough of being home under the covers.  She gets up, gets dressed and is out the door.  She doesn’t call the driver since she was only going a couple blocks to the coffee shop. Charlie would be upset if he knew, she thinks to herself but continues on with her plans.  She arrives at the coffee shop, orders her usual and just sits and stares out the window.  It was a lovely day.

Once she was done, she figured she continue walking to burn off the calories and she crosses the main street and heads towards the downtown area, she is then grabbed and taken into a dark alley.  She is trying to scream but her mouth is covered.  She’s fighting for her life, kicking and trying to break free but the man was too strong.  He slams her against the wall and has her by the neck.  Samantha can’t see him, his face is covered, she is trying to remove his hands from her neck.  She can’t breath, he is choking the life out of her. The man isn’t saying a word.  He is just staring into her eyes.  In a quick moment, he removes his mask, her eyes open wide… she could not believe who it was…


John was watching Samantha at a distance, once she boarded he waited a few minutes then proceeded to the gate.  As he walked past first class, he took a quick glance at her and when she looked up he was already gone.  Samantha could not shake that uneasy feeling of being watched.  She ordered a drink and said to herself that it was probably just nerves.  She was about to start a new journey in her life — of course she had to feel nervous and anxious. “It’s just all in my head.” she kept thinking.

During the five-hour flight she could not help but think about John and the last few months. She felt horrible that she could not say good-bye and leave things on a different note but it was time to finally close that chapter in her life.  She whispers to herself, “I did the right thing. I’m happy.”

Samantha gets up to go the lavatory when she turns and sees a man in the coach cabin staring at her.  She whispers “John. It can’t be.” She quickly turns away but then looks back and he is gone.  That eery feeling came across her again.  John was watching her from his seat all along.  The flight attendants failed to close the curtains all the way so from where he was sitting he could clearly see Samantha.  She always sat in the seat next to aisle.   Remember, John knew everything about her.

Samantha was now anxious, nervous and confused.  “What the fuck, is going on with me.? , Now I’m seeing things too. I thought I saw John. I’m freaking loosing it.  Samantha, please snap out of it.” , she could not help but have an internal battle with herself.   Flight attendant she yells, “Two more drinks, please”.  She needed to relax and calm down.

Samantha finally closes her eyes and John gets up, sneaks into first class and whispers in her ear, “I’m watching you, Sammy.”  She is startled and jumps up.  Her heart is now in her throat. “What a horrible nightmare.”, she says.  She looks around and everyone is asleep around her.  She shakes it off, grabs her iPod and decided to go back to sleep.  John had somehow replaced her original iPod with his that he could control from his laptop.  It was now his turn for some fun.  He didn’t change her playlist just altered some of the lyrics.

  • I’m going to get you, Samantha.
  • You’re going to feel my pain, Samantha.
  • You should have never left me, Samantha.
  • You’re not bulletproof, Samantha.
  • I’m going to kill you, Samantha.

Although Samantha was in and out of sleep, John could see her reaction every time he mixed in a lyric.  Samantha would look at iPod just to confirm what song was playing.  Samantha thought she was losing her mind.  She would rewind the song and not hear what she thought she heard.  After a few songs, she could not take it anymore and yanked the earplugs off and tossed the iPod into her bag.

She turned on the overhead light she was now freaking out.  John was loving every moment of his torture.  He could see that she was terrified and uneasy.  Although he was hurt and angry he wanted to run and console her but he held himself together and stuck to his plan.

Samantha remained awake during the rest of the flight she needed to stay calm.  She kept thinking that maybe it was all the drinks that were making her hallucinate.  The pilot then announced that they would be arriving shortly.  Samantha could not help but jump up for joy, everyone turned and looked at her. “I’m sorry, just excited.” she says.  She goes to lavatory to freshen up.  It had been a few months that she sees Charlie and she didn’t want him to see her looking restless.

Samantha comes out looking radiant and refreshed.  She is all smiles.  The [Fasten your seat belts] sign goes on.  “Yes, we are almost there.”, she whispers.  The plane lands.  Everyone claps.  She grabs her phone and quickly turns it on.  She sends Charlie a text, “I’m here baby, I’ve landed. See you in a few minutes my love.”  As soon as the [Fasten your seat belt] sign goes off, she unbuckled her seat belt and jumps up and gathers her things.  She is so happy.

In the meantime, John is watching her and he is upset of how elated she looks.  At that moment, he realizes that maybe, just maybe Sammy is finally over him. “How could she be smiling after everything that just happened?”, he thought.  It doesn’t matter, I will continue with my plan.  “If it’s not me, it’s no one.” he whispers.

The planes hatch opens and they start letting the passengers out.  Samantha quickly runs out and sprints towards the gate.  As she gets closer, she slows down, takes a deep breath and then walks through the doors.  From a distance she sees Charlie holding a bouquet of Orchids.  She runs to him and gives him a big hug.  Her eyes quickly filled with tears as she looked at him.  “Hi baby. I’ve missed you so much.”, Charlie says.  “I’ve missed you more.” she says.  After a few minutes of kissing and hugging, Charlie tells Samantha he has a surprise for her and they should go.

As they are walking towards baggage claim Samantha is telling Charlie about her flight.  Charlie hugs her tight and says “Baby, it was just your nerves, don’t worry, I’m here now and I will not allow anything to happen to you.”  Despite his comforting words, Samantha had a bad feeling.  As she is waiting for her bags, she gets that weird feeling like she is being watched again. John is looking at her from the other side.  She looks up and he is gone.  Charlie comes from behind and Samantha jumps and yells at Charlie “You scared me, please don’t ever do that to me again.” Charlie apologizes and gives her a hug. “No I’m sorry, I overreacted.  I’m still jumpy from the flight.  I’m sorry baby.”, she then says.

Charlie tells her that it’s fine and that the car is waiting.  “Let’s go my love, I can’t wait to get you home.”  Samantha just smiles.

As they drive away from the airport Samantha looks out of the window and sees the same man staring at her.  She did a double take, she swears it was John. Charlie says, “What’s wrong Samantha, you look like you’ve seen a ghost.”  Samantha says, “No baby, it’s nothing, I just thought I saw someone from L.A. that’s all. I’m fine.”

John gets in a taxi and tells the cab driver, “Follow that car…”

AMOR {LOVE} – Chapter II

Samantha made her choice but now was facing two problems.

  1. How to tell John.
  2. How to tell Charlie.

John was only in town two days a week and one weekend a month.  He owns Prestige Air in L.A. and although he doesn’t need to charter planes, it’s his passion and he loves it.  His travels have never been an issue with Samantha, she actually enjoys her free time and loves that she has her own personal pilot.  One weekend a month, John takes her anywhere she wants.  Paris – Rome – Greece .  You name it, she has probably been there.

John called and told Samantha that he was taking a few weeks off to relax, unwind and spend time with her because he knows that he’s been working a lot lately and hasn’t been around much.  That’s just great {sarcastic},see you soon. Love you – Samantha says.

She felt a knot in her throat and wanted to cry.  What is she going to do now?

John gets home in a few days and Samantha is still struggling with her decisions.  She’s now starting to question herself.  Am I doing the right thing?  How can I look into his eyes and tell myself to walk away?  How is Charlie going to react?  Will he be pleased?   She is completely conflicted.  She even had to take a few days off from work to clear her head and gather her thoughts.  She has made her choice.  Although, she still loved John her heart was beating for Charlie.   Now, it was time to break the news.

Charlie and Samantha have a great relationship.  Although they spent most weekends and all their free time together, she knew it wasn’t permanent.   She always came home but now she is ready to tell Charlie that he is the one!

John has finally arrived from a stressful few days – he doesn’t seem to be in the best of moods but Samantha gathered the courage and told him that she needed to talk.  Those dreadful words no one ever wants to hear. He looked at her and told her to please give him a few hours because he needed to rest.  O.K. she said, I have a few errands to run, I’ll see you later.  Bye – Kisses.

When Samantha left, she called Charlie but he was busy in a meeting and could not talk. Now she was feeling antsy, she needed to talk to him, she needed a sign, anything.  After a few minutes of looking at her phone,  she shouted “SCREW IT!” – I know what I want and what I need to do.

She returned home to find John watching T.V.  She looked at him and said “I thought you were tired.”    He shot her a look then asked her what was wrong.   Could you please turn off the T.V.?  I really need to talk to you.  It’s serious.  He didn’t seem to pleased and a look of concern came over him.   What’s up babe, what’s going on?   Samantha took a deep breath, trying to fight back the tears and said:

John, I think it’s time we go our separate ways – I love you but it’s been ten years and I fear this is it.  We have fallen into a routine and I’m not happy anymore.  It was fun and exciting in the beginning but now it isn’t.  I’m sorry.

John became pale white – he could not help but get defensive as he heard his love tell him that she wanted to leave him.  Samantha, are you kidding me?  We have been together ten years and you’re the love of my life.  Routine?  You love our life together, why are you doing this?  Is it my business?   I will sell it if you want if that’s the issue?  No John, it’s not your job, it’s not you, it’s me.  I’ve been seeing someone for the past few years and I’ve fallen in love.  WHAT THE FUCK!?  A few years? You have to be fucking kidding, right!?  No! I’m so sorry.  Sorry, I’ve hurt you.  I don’t expect you to understand.  WHO IS HE? I’M GOING TO KILL HIM?

STOP IT, JOHN!! You are not going to kill anyone, you don’t know him, so please stop with the threats!  I know you’re hurt but this hasn’t been easy for me either.  You think I wanted to hurt you?  It was never my intention.  You are a wonderful man and I will always love you but my heart now beats for another.  I don’t want to continue to hurt you or myself for that matter.  I’m sorry John.  I have to leave.  Live your life, find happiness.  You will find someone who will love you the way you deserve.  I’m sorry.  {John screaming} SAMANTHA, please, I beg you – don’t go!  I love you so much.  Samantha is crying – gives John a hug and kiss and walks away.

John is completely heart-broken .  He becomes angry and starts throwing things, breaking pictures.  He was acting like a mad man  He tries calling Sam but its going directly to voice mail, he then sends her the following text(s):

YOU BITCH! You think it’s going to be that easy to get rid of me.  I’m going to fight for you.  Whatever it takes – This is not over.    I love you, baby!

Samantha is crying and trying to keep it together. She is looking for her phone and can’t find it. She pulls over and finally finds it buried in her bag.  She has five missed calls, four text messages. Charlie has called several times.   Hi Charlie,  What’s wrong my love? He immediately knows something is wrong. You don’t sound to good.  I need to talk, can I come over?  Absolutely babes, I need to talk to you as well  O.K. see you soon. Love you.

Charlie has been waiting for the right opportunity to open a consultant office in New York. A project he had been working on for several years.  His chance had finally arrived.  How does he tell Samantha that he is leaving L.A. to New York in a few days?

Before she drives off, she decides to read her messages and came across several from John, she could not believe what she was reading, how dare he threaten me.  It was something John always joked about.  If it’s not me, it’s NO one. This is no joke!  What the hell does he mean? She decided to ignore the messages for now.  I’ll deal with this crap later.

During the drive to Charlies, her mind is going a thousand miles per hour – wait a second! what!? Did Charlie say he wanted to talk to me as well?  Oh my god, I wonder what it is.  It’s those dreaded words again no one wants to hear.  Please God, don’t let it be anything serious.  PLEASE!!

She pulls up to the drive way – takes a deep breath – checks herself in the mirror.  {Good God, I look like hell.}   Pinches her cheeks – O.K. I’m ready!  I’m strong.

Knocks on door –

As soon as the door opens and Charlie emerges she flings to his neck and starts crying.  {her total composure went out the window}  Oh babes, you don’t know the day I’m having.  I just need you to hold me.  After a few minutes of whimpering and taking deep breaths Samantha finally pulls it together to sit down and talk to Charlie.

Charlie is concerned because he had never seen Samantha this upset or emotional.  What’s wrong baby, talk to me.  I have never seen you like this.   I know love, I’m sorry – Wait a second, didn’t you have to talk to me about something?  Yes Sam, but it could wait.  No No, please you go first.  Let me catch my breath and then we’ll talk.

Well… Samantha, you know that I’ve fallen in love with you and you have changed my life but I have another love in my life. {pause}  Samantha could feel her cheeks getting red and her eyes were filling with tears.  All she can think was – Is he breaking up with me? I can’t believe this is happening, right now. I want to die.  She was about to get up and walk away from him when she snapped back into reality and heard him say “Babe, Do you remember that project I’ve been working on?  Sam shakes her head – Yeah!  Well that’s the other love of my life. Samantha quietly sighed in relief.{Thank you, God.}  O.K. babes, what’s going on with that?  Well.. The good news is that I’m opening a consultant firm.  Samantha leaps up and congratulates him. That’s fantastic news baby, I’m so happy for you. Let’s celebrate!

While Samantha is going on about how happy she is, John says that the firm will be opened in New York.  All of a sudden, there was dead silence {you can hear a pin drop} and Samantha sits back down.  With tears in her eyes, she says – New York?

Peace & Love xox