Is the Grass Greener? part 5

Rebecca stared back into his eyes and said, ” Fine, I guess a cup of coffee won’t hurt. I’ll give you a call and let you know when it’s a good time.”

” Great! I’ll be waiting for that call sweetheart,” said Marco.

Rebecca turned around and started walking towards her car. She couldn’t help but to wonder if she made the right choice saying yes. On the drive home,  she started thinking about how she felt like she would officially be cheating on John if she saw Marco again. Despite the fact that they’re only friends, she can’t fight the feeling of having a small crush on him. When she made it to the driveway of her home , her husband John was standing outside.

“Where were you? I’ve been waiting to talk with you?” John said.

“I was out to dinner with a friend. Either way, I needed time to cool off. ” Rebecca walked in the house and sat down in her recliner.

” Well, go ahead and talk; I’m listening,” said Rebecca.

John walked up and stood over her. “I really didn’t mean to upset you so much, it’s just that I wanted you to know how it felt to catch your spouse lusting after someone else. You know I’m not really interested in those kind of movies,” said John.

” I know why you did it. It’s just that I wish you would’ve  listened to me rather than try and get even. I told you I only read the book because we don’t have any romance in our marriage. So I got my fix that way. Would you had rather I cheated on you!” Rebecca yelled.

“I’ve done nothing to deserve for you to cheat on me! Yes, I know, I’m usually busy. I don’t really have the time to be romantic. But maybe if you would dress sexy and fix yourself up sometime, perhaps that would grab my attention, ” John said.

Rebecca started to turn red in the face.

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“Oh, I’m sorry! I’m only a nurse who work long night shifts! I don’t have the time to look like a super model. But I’m glad to finally know that you ignore me because you think I look disgusting. You aren’t so hot yourself! I don’t complain about your balding head or your extra weight! All I asked for was to be given a little more attention!” Rebecca got up and pushed John out the way. She rushed to their bedroom and slammed the door shut. She locked the door.

“That’s not what I meant. Rebecca! Rebecca!” yelled John.

She couldn’t believe what her husband just told her. She started to think about how Marco made her feel beautiful. Rebecca started to cry. She replayed Marco voice in her head telling her she could wear a paper bag to dinner and she would still be beautiful. Rebecca was confused on what to do. What she did know is that she didn’t want her husband anywhere near her. She never thought John would ever be so insensitive. John started knocking on the door.

” Rebecca! Let me in! ”

“Go away!” Rebecca yelled.

“Please! I’m sorry! Either way it’s my room too. Come on and let me in. Let’s talk about it. I didn’t mean what I said. I said it out of anger! ” John yelled. He started banging on the door.

“I can’t do this anymore,” Rebecca said. Rebecca opened up the bedroom door and walked out past John and towards the door outside.

” Where are you going?! It’s already midnight, ” said John.

“I’m going to go buy some sexy clothes so I don’t disgust you”, Rebecca said. She busted out the door and jumped in the car and drove off. She didn’t know where She was going, but she knew she didn’t want to be around John. Marco smile kept coming back to her. So She picked up her cell phone and gave Marco a call.

“Hello?” Marco said with a scratchy voice.

” I’m sorry I called you this late. It sound like I woke you up”, Rebecca said.

” Hearing from you is always a pleasure. Are you calling about the coffee date?”

“Actually yes. I know this sound crazy, and I’d totally understand if you said no, but would you like to join me for coffee tonight? I had a big fight with my husband and I don’t want to be around him right now. I think I could use your advice,” Rebecca said.

” Well yes, of course! It’s my pleasure! Where do we meet? ” he asked.

“Jonah’s Coffee shop on twenty third and Filmore. ”

“I’ll be there !” Marco hung up.

Rebecca smiled and blushed at his enthusiasm. When she finally drove up to the Coffee shop, Marco was standing at his car waiting for her. He walked up to her car and opened up her door.

” Wow, you made it here fast! Did you teleport!?” Rebecca asked.

“Ha! Practically. I have to admit I was excited when you asked to see me. I thought I’d  probably never see you again. I wasn’t sure you really wanted to go out for coffee,” Marco said.

Rebecca and Marco walked in the coffee shop and took a seat. ” Well, I was planning on seeing you again, just not this soon. My husband just said the most horrible things to me and I really needed a listening ear,” said Rebecca.

“Oh, What did he say?” Marco asked.

“It’s a long story, but in short, my husband said he would give me the time of day if I fixed my myself up. I guess I  look like a slob to him. We’ve been fighting ever since he caught me reading a romance novel. I told him I only read it because he doesn’t give me enough attention. So, he got me back by watching adult movies. And now everything is messed up between my husband and I. I can’t believe I’m telling you all this!” Rebecca laid her face in her hands in embarrassment.

” Don’t be embarrassed! You’re talking to someone who has had thire share of arguments in marriages. I think what he told you was horrible. You look absolutely beautiful to me. I have no idea what he’s talking about. Perhaps it’s the other way around. Maybe he feels insecure about himself. I know I never felt good enough for my wives.”

Rebecca smiled and looked down. “Well, he sure don’t act like he feels that way,” Rebecca said.

” You’ll get through this. I’m here for you,” he said.

“I think I’m ready for my coffee. Are you? Rebecca asked. ”

“Oh, yes!” he replied. Marco ordered two cappuccinos.

The waitress sat down thire coffee. ” Drink up!” Marco said.

Rebecca took a sip. “This is really good. But unfortunately it doesn’t solve my problem with my husband,”  She said.

Marco started gazing at her with a blank face. “Is everything ok?” Rebecca asked.

“Oh, yes. I was just thinking about how you need to relax. I think I can solve your problem,” Marco said.

“Ha! Really?” Rebecca laughed.

“Is that your keys on the floor?” Marco asked.

Rebecca bent down to look at the floor. Just when she bent down, Marco slipped a pill in her coffee.

“I don’t see anything,” Rebecca said.

“Sorry, I guess I was seeing things. Don’t let your coffee get cold”, he said.

“Yeah,” Rebecca said. She started taking sips of coffee. All of a sudden, Rebecca started rubbing her eyes.

“What’s wrong?” Marco asked smiling.

“I feel really tired and a little dizzy,” she said.

“Well, it is two in the morning. I’m sure you’re just tired and stressed out. Let me drive you home. You shouldn’t be driving in this condition,” Marco said.

“Okay, thanks. I feel so strange!” Rebecca eyes started rolling around and her body became weak.

Marco helped lift her out of her seat and walked her to his car. He sat her in the back seat.

“Just sit back and relax; I’ll get you  home,” he said. Marco got in and started to drive.

” Wait! Don’t you need my address? Where are you going?” Rebecca asked in a slurred voice.

“Just sit back,” he said. Just when Rebecca reached out her arm to stop him, she passed out.

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Marco continued to drive and smiled.

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Rebecca had another big argument with her husband, so she decided to take that offer for coffee with Marco. But it turns out that maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. Marco slipped something in her coffee that caused her to pass out. Now instead of driving her home, he is driving her who knows where! Read the continuation to find out what happens next!

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Is the Grass Greener? Part 4

As Rebecca drove she started to think about Mr. Albate. She really felt like she could use the good company. She took the number out of her pocket and started to think about if she should call him. After hard thinking and consideration, she decided to give Mr. Albate a call. She pulled over into a parking lot and made the call. Rebecca hand started to shake. Calling him made her more nervous than she thought. He answered the phone.

” Hello!” he said.

” Hi, this is Rebecca. I was your nurse last night.”

” Hello Rebecca! I’m so glad to hear from you. I didn’t expect you to keep the number!”

” Well, I wasn’t, but you seemed like such a nice guy, so I thought maybe a cup of coffee wouldn’t hurt.”

” That sound great! Are you free tonight? I’m out the hospital now, and I  sure could use the good company and meal after eating that hospital food. I would love you to join me for dinner.”

Rebecca heart started to beat faster. Her husband John came to her mind. But she gave herself a quick pep talk convincing herself that it’s only a friendly dinner date.

” Okay, sure!  But not tonight, it’s so last minute. I’m not even dressed for the occasion,” she said.

” No worries! he said. Casual dress is fine. Do you like pizza? I know a nice little pizza joint that make the best pizza in town! So how about it? ”

Rebecca smiled. “Okay! You won me over. I love pizza. Where can I meet you? I’m on the road now!” Rebecca couldn’t believe she just blurted out yes.

“Meet me at Leonardo’s Pizza. Do you need the address?”

” I’ve drove by it before. I’ll be fine. I should be there in about thirty minutes. Is that fine?” Rebecca asked.

” That’s perfect! See you in a few!” he said.

Rebecca hung up the phone. She blushed at how she could hear the excitement in his voice. She started reminiscing about how John used to sound that way. Rebecca started looking in the mirror and fixing her hair and makeup. She looked at the time and saw it was six o’clock in the evening. She again started to second think about if she was making the right choice. She started to wonder how John would react if she told him she went to dinner with a guy. She started to consider backing out of the date. But then she had a sudden flash back of John watching adult movies. The thought of it made her furious all over again. The memory gave her the confidence to start her car, and make her way to the restaurant. She didn’t want her son to worry, so she called her son Jeff and let him know she was going out to dinner. When Rebecca made it to the parking lot of the restaurant, she began to get butterflies. She got out the car and walked in the resturant. Mr. Albate saw her and waved. He got up to greet her with a big smile and hug.

“Hello there! You look lovely this evening, ” he said. He kissed her on the cheek. Rebecca couldn’t help but to notice how handsome he looked dressed in his pollo shirt and khakis.

” Thank you! I don’t feel lovely wearing jeans and a t-shirt,” Rebecca said.

” Don’t be silly. You could wear a paper bag to dinner and look just as lovely. I’m so glad you took me up on my offer. You seem like such a nice lady. I’d love to learn more about you. Oh yeah, and call me Marco, ” he said.

Rebecca started to blush. ” You seem like a very nice guy too Marco, I’d love to learn more about you also.” Rebecca noticed him scanning his eyes all over her body.  She liked how he actually showed interest in her unlike her husband.

“Shall we order? ” he asked.

“Yes, what do you recommend?” Rebecca asked.

“How about we share a vegetarian pizza?  I’m trying to watch my waist line! Haha!”

“Sounds great, me too!” She said. Rebecca started thinking about how she admired his sense of humor. John never was much of the type to tell jokes.

Marco called over the waiter. As he was ordering, she couldn’t help but to think about her husband. She started feeling guilty again about being out with another man. This was supposed to be only a “friendly” dinner, but she found herself feeling like a teenage girl on her very first date. His presence gave her butterflies. She started staring at him and found herself really attracted to his smooth classic appearance. The smell of his cologne made her swoon. The more she felt those emotions, the more guilty she began to feel.

After he finished ordering, he said, ” So, Rebecca, tell me more about your family.”

“Well, I’ve been married for 18 years to my husband John. He’s a high school teacher. We have one son together named Jeff who is now sixteen,” Rebecca said.

“Wow! You’ve been married that long and only had one kid?” Marco asked.

” Yes, Our careers didn’t allow much time to expand our family. Being a nurse takes up a lot of your time,” Rebecca said.

” How did you guys meet?” Marco asked.

We met twenty years ago at a local bar in town. At the time I was a bartender there, and John came in crying because his girlfriend had just dumped him. I was there to talk him through it. We were inseparable after that.”

“Wow, great way to meet,” he said.

The waiter came and sat the pizza down.

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“Wow, this look delicious, Rebecca said. I’ll dig in while you tell me more about yourself!”

Marco sat back and took a deep breath. ” Well, I’ve been married three times. I haven’t had much luck in love. I was married under five years to all three. I have two kids with my first wife, one with my second wife, and none with my third. I’ve learned my lesson! No more wives or children! ”

“Haha! I’m sure”, Rebecca laughed. Despite her laughter, she actually found what he said quite alarming. She started thinking maybe he’s not that charming after all. She could see the embarrassment in his face as he continued.

“Yeah, I’ve been single for five years now.  I’m just fine with focusing on my career, and taking care of my children,” Marco said.

“Oh, what do you do for a living? That’s if you don’t mind me asking,” Rebecca said.

“Oh, no, not at all, I’m an architecture, ” he said.

“Great career”, she said. She started thinking about how she couldn’t believe all those crazy things were coming out of the mouth of an handsome architecture. She was afraid to ask  about his children. He already had enough working against him.

Rebecca phone started to ring. ” I’m sorry, let me take this call. ”

” Of course,” he said.

“Hello?”

” When are you coming home?” asked John.

“I’ll be home in an hour or so. But either way, don’t wait up for me,” Rebecca replied.

” Look, I’m willing to talk things out if you are,” John said.

Marco watched Rebecca with a look of concern as she talked on the phone. Rebecca looked at John back in embarrassment.

” Look, we’ll discuss this later, I have to go!” Rebecca said. She hung up the phone and took a deep breath.

Marco noticed her look of discomfort. ” Is everything okay?” He asked.

“Oh, yes, I’m fine!”

“You can’t fool me! Ha! I’ve been in three marriages; I know the look and feel of there being trouble in paradise. I don’t want to get in your business, but I’m here if you need my advice. I’ve experienced a little bit of everything!” Marco said laughing.

Rebecca smiled and replied, ” I’m fine, really. The pizza was delicious, thank you so much for the lovely evening, but I really should get going now.” After hearing about all his marriages, Rebecca didn’t feel comfortable confiding in him. He actually made her feel awkward and turned off.

“Of course! He said. I really enjoyed your company. Thanks for joining me. Is it possible to see you again? Perhaps for that cup of coffee?” He gazed at her with a look of desperation and uncertainty. He could tell she was turned off after hearing about his ex-wives.

” Ummm……..that really don’t seem like a good idea. I’m sorry. This dinner itself might have been a bad idea. I did break my rule of not mixing business with pleasure. I had a wonderful time, honestly. But I just can’t. Goodbye Marco. Rebecca patted him on the back and then turned to leave. That’s when he grabbed her by the hand and stared her in the eyes and said, ” please……”

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Rebecca looked at him astonished. She resented Marco putting her on the spot. She already regretted going out to dinner with another man behind her husband back. And he also didn’t seem so much like the charming guy she imagined him to be. Rebecca couldn’t help but to wonder if he was the cause of all his divorces. What caused all those women to divorce a well spoken, handsome, architecture? But on the flip side, he was supposed to be just a friend and nothing more. And his company did help her forget about what John did. She stared back into his eyes and said……..

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To be continued!

Rebecca finally made the call to Mr. Albate. She had a lovely dinner with him at the pizza joint that she ended up regretting. Now Mr. Albate wants another date! Should she?! Will she say yes? Read the continuation to find out! 

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Is the Grass Greener? part 3

” Don’t be sorry. You’re only trying to do the right thing. And I respect that you are a married woman. That’s why I am asking for a dinner date as a friend. You can have friends can’t you?”

Rebecca looked at him and said, “well…….no, I can’t. I really don’t think it would be appropriate to date one of my patients. I’m really sorry.”

Mr. Albate gave out a loud chuckle. “Okay,  well, I guess it was worth the try!” Rebecca tapped Mr. Albate on the hand and gave him a warm smile.

” Get well soon Mr. Albate!” Rebecca left the room and headed back to the nurses station for lunch.

“Are you okay Rebecca?” Jane said.

” No, I have to face my husband when I get home. I don’t even know if saying sorry will make things better.”

“I’m sure John will be a lot better when you go home. Your husband probably just needed time to cool off, ” said Jane.

” Yeah, let’s hope so.” One of Rebecca’s co-workers handed her a folded up piece of paper. “What’s this?” Rebecca asked.

“I don’t know. A guy from room 304 asked me to give it to you.” Rebecca hesitantly took the piece of paper.  Rebecca opened it and on it was Mr. Albate’s phone number. Rebecca started to laugh.

“What’s so funny?” Jane said with a puzzled look.

“One of my patients asked me for a date, but I told him no. This paper has his phone number on it!”

“Are you going to keep it?” asked Jane. All the nurses at the desk waited for Rebecca’s answer in anticipation.

“Of course not! I’m married. John would lose his mind.” Rebecca said. All the nurses shook their heads in agreement.

“Good answer,” Jane said.

Rebecca walked to the trash can to throw it away. Just when she put her hand over the basket, visions of Mr. Albate’s face flashed in her mind.

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At that moment she admitted to herself that she did enjoy their conversation, and he did make her feel beautiful. So Rebecca looked around her to see if anybody was looking, and quickly stuffed the number in her pocket. All night during work she felt a little guilty for not throwing his number away. She felt like she was cheating on John. But, she couldn’t get herself to throw it away. She wanted to keep it just in case she changed her mind.

When Rebecca got home that morning, she spent time sitting in her recliner trying to figure out a way to apologize to John. Rebecca really regretted hurting him. She thought to herself that maybe she could cook his favorite meal and have a candlelight dinner. She could wear his favorite dress and have a long conversation in front of the fireplace. Rebecca thought Maybe a romantic evening  is just what they needed.  After having the whole evening thought out, she finally felt peaceful enough to go to bed.

As Rebecca was waking up, she heard noices of moaning. She thought She was hearing things and started digging out her ears. After she sat up and cleaned the sleep out of her eyes, Rebecca heart stopped at what she saw.

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“John! What is that you’re watching!” Rebecca yelled.

” What do you think it is? I’m only doing the same thing you do. I’m fantasizing!” John said.

” John are you really going to compare watching adult movies to reading romance novels!? Is this is your revenge on me!? I get this for reading a simple book!? Have you always watched these!?” Rebecca asked.

“No, but I’m going to start. I think we both have the right to fantasize about other people, ” Jhon said.

Rebecca started to cry. “You’re disgusting! I never said I fantasized about anybody. I was only fantasizing about having a love life. You ruined the whole evening! I wanted to have a romantic dinner and talk things out! But, that’s okay! I see you already started without me! ” Rebecca ran out the bedroom.

“Mom! Where are you going”? Her son Jeff yelled.

“I’ll be back sweetie, I’m going for a drive to cool off, ” Rebecca said. She rushed out the door and jumped in her car and drove off.

“Dad, what’s going on? Why is mom so angry?” Jeff asked.

“Don’t worry about it son. Just know that your dad went too far, and now I have to fix things, ” John said.

Meanwhile, Rebecca was driving thinking about what to do.

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Her husband went way further than she thought he would. He knew that she never liked him watching adult films. Even though she knew he did it to make her jealous, she couldn’t stand the fact that he wanted to get revenge on her over something as ridiculous as a romance novel. Rebecca felt frustrated and just wanted to escape the situation.  As Rebecca drove she started to think about Mr. Albate. She really felt like she could use the good company. She took the number out of her pocket and started to think about if she should call Mr. Albate. After hard thinking and consideration she decided……….

To be continued!

Rebecca turned down Mr. Albate’s date offer, but decided to take Mr. Albate’s number for a ” just in case”. But now that John has went too far, Rebecca is now considering taking up that dinner date. Will she decide to call him? Read the continuation to find out!

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Is the Grass Greener part 2

John dropped the book and the sound of it hitting the tile floor woke Rebecca up. John stood over her and said, ” Did you have a good sleep honey?”

” Oh, hi John, what are you doing home so early? What time is it?” Rebecca sat up and started feeling around for her book.

” It’s a little past eleven. I had to leave work early because of a bad stomach ache. I’m hoping It’s not food poisoning; I did eat off of a weird looking food truck yesterday. Perhaps it wasn’t real beef in those burritos after all.” As John talked, Rebecca sneakily rubbed her hand around the creases of the seat cushion.

“Is everything alright honey? Did you lose something?” Rebecca stopped and looked stunned.

“Umm…oh, yes! I think I dropped my keys in the cushion.” Rebecca got up and stooped down on the floor. When she finally noticed the book on the floor besides the recliner, she quickly grabbed it to slide it underneath. But it was already too late. Her husband stopped her in the tracks and said, ” Read any good books lately?” At that moment, all Rebecca could do was turn to John and look at him stunned.

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“Haha! That’s a funny thing to ask John, why? ”

” Oh…..because I thought you might want to read this.” He picked up the book and handed it to her. ” Is that what you were looking for Rebecca?” John stood over her and gazed into her eyes. Rebecca just sat there quiet with her jaw hung low. At that point, all Rebecca could do was just sit there in utter embarrassment.

“Rebecca why did you keep this from me?”

” I just felt that it would ruin your ego if you found out. I mean, you know we don’t have much of a sex life.”

John bursted out laughing. “Did you just say my ego!? What are you insinuating!? I mean, should it ruin my ego? Let’s take a closer look here.” John opened up the book to start reading.

“John don’t! That’s not what I meant! Please!” Rebecca tried to grab the book, but he blocked her with with his arm and began to read. “Hmm….. let’s start here on page twenty where you bookmarked.” Rebecca fell back onto her recliner covering her face as he began to read.

” It says here that Lorenzo walked Julia into the beach house and offered her a seat on the couch. The passion between them grew more and more as they stared into each other’s eyes. Lorenzo sat by Julia on the couch and before they knew it they were kissing passionately. Julia pushed him away out of breath and…..”

Rebecca got up and snatched the book out of his hand before he could get out the next word. ” That’s enough already! Yes, okay! I read romance novels! Instead of cheating on you I read this. I get lonely and miserable. You never want to be romantic! Why can’t I at least fantasize!? ”

” You know what Rebecca, you’re right! Go ahead and fantasize! Fantasize about your dream guy Lorenzo!” John shoved her aside and rushed out the door.  Rebecca started to cry and threw the book in the trash.

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All day she kept calling him but there was no answer. She didn’t see from her husband until late that night. He quietly walked in the door and walked pass her. ” John I’m getting ready to go to work, did you want to talk before I leave? ” He didn’t look at her and walked straight towards the kitchen. He ate his dinner in silence and then went straight to bed on the couch. Rebecca finally realized that John wanted nothing to do with her, so she kissed her son goodnight and headed to work. She cried throughout  the whole drive to work and walked into the nurses station with her head down.

” Hey Rebecca!” Yelled her friend Jane. So, what happen at the beach house with Lorenzo?”

“Don’t mention that book to me ever again, I threw it away. I could care less what happen at the beach house. Reading about the lust of Lorenzo destroyed my marriage!” Rebecca pounded her head on the table and started sobbing.

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“Rebecca! Get yourself together!” Jane looked around in embarrassment. “Calm down and tell me what happened.”

” When I went home I fell asleep on the recliner with the book on my lap. John noticed it and got really mad and jealous. I told him it was just fantasy, but he wasn’t having it. He said go ahead and continue to “fantasize” about Lorenzo!” Rebecca put her hands over her face.

Jane reached over and hugged Rebecca. “That was a mouth full. I’m so sorry. See, yesterday I told you………”

Rebecca interrupted Jane in the middle of her sentence. “I definitely don’t want to hear your I told you so Jane!  Either way, what’s done is done! I’d rather just work tonight and then deal with it when I get home. ”

Rebecca got herself together and started making her rounds. As she made it to her last room before lunch she heard a soft sound of Frank Sinatra singing ” Fly me to the Moon”. There sat on the hospital bed a gentleman with salt and pepper hair and an innocent smile. He appeared to be in his early fifties. He had a very smooth and classical look to him. He sat there staring into space looking as if he was reminiscing about beautiful yesterdays.

” Hi Mr. Abate, I’m your nurse for the night shift. I’m Rebecca.” She gave him a big smile despite the fact that she felt like crap. “I’ll be checking your vitals and giving you your medication.”

“Oh, welcome nurse Rebecca. Nice to meet you. I’m Mr. Albate.” He gave her a little grin. “You look exausted. Maybe you should take my place and I take your vitals!” He gave out a loud chuckle.

“Haha! That was a good one Mr. Albate. But You’re probably right!” They both bursted out in laughter.

“Sorry to interrupt you, you are listening to some pretty good music right now!” Rebecca said.

“Don’t worry about it. I can’t sleep anyway. And seeing such a beautiful lady with a warm smile helps a lot. Do you like Frank Sinatra?”

Rebecca began to smile and blush. She began taking his vitals. He gazed into her face in silence with a slight grin. “Yes, I’ve listened to Frank Sinatra a few times,” said Rebecca.

“Hmmm…Yes, I’m the biggest Frank Sinatra fan you will ever meet he said. Listening to this takes me back to my youth. My dad would play Frank Sinatra everyday after work. He would light his pipe, sit back, and read a newspaper. He was a classy man. My dad isn’t alive now, but I carry on his tradition”.

“That is just lovely! Welp Mr. Albate, your vitals seem just fine. Besides your stomach flu, you’re okay.  And here is your pills. You should be feeling much better by tomorrow. ”

Mr. Albate just smiled and continued to gaze. “Is there anything else I can help you with, Rebecca asked. Do you need a refreshment? ”

“I’m sorry to just gaze at you, but you are so beautiful and kind. And such sorrow hidden behind that smile. I can tell you are a great person in need of a listening ear. I probably won’t be here tomorrow night. I know this is kind of inappropriate, but I would like to give you my number. Maybe I can take you out for dinner sometime.”

Rebecca looked at him stunned. ” Oh, Mr. Albate, I couldn’t, I’m married. Also, I don’t mix business with pleasure. I’m sure you’re a great guy to talk to, but I just can’t.  I’m sorry. ” Rebecca smiled at him in remorse.

” Don’t be sorry. You’re only trying to do the right thing. And I respect that you are a married woman. That’s why I am asking for a dinner date as a friend. You can have friends can’t you?”

Rebecca looked at him and said, well…….

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To be continued

Rebecca just had a horrible fight with her husband. Now, she so happen to run into a charming patient who wants to take her out for dinner as “friends”! Will Rebecca accept Mr. Albate’s number? Read the continuation to find out! 

Read part 1 here: 

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/is-the-grass-greener-part-1/

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Is the Grass Greener? part 1

Hi friends! I’m writing another short story. Here on Betcha didn’t know I write a little of everything! And disclaimer: I’m not a professional writer, so yes, you might notice flaws. Anyway, some of you enjoyed the Story of kitten, so I hope you enjoy this as much.😀

In the small town of Red Bluff California lives a 40 year old nurse named Rebecca who is the wife of a 50 year old high school teacher named John. They have one son together named Jeff who is sixteen. They aren’t the happiest married couple alive, but they share enough love to have sustained a marriage for eighteen years. They met twenty years ago at a local bar in their small town. At the time Rebecca was a bartender there, and John was a heartbroken lad who entered the bar to drink his pain away. He had just been dumped by his girlfriend. Rebecca happen to be the bartender that night who was there to lend a listening ear to John. After that night meeting at the bar they were inseparable. But, that was twenty years ago. They aren’t nearly as close as they use to be. They both eventually got lost in their careers and parenthood. So, the spark in their marriage is pretty much obsolete as a result. But, that never stopped Rebecca from fantasizing about romance. She loved to read romance novels at break during her night shift as a nurse.

Jane her friend and co-worker found Rebecca indulged in her novel. “Rebecca are you reading one of those romance novels again?”

“Oh, hi Jane” Rebecca said as she gazed down at the page. “Don’t interrupt me now Jane, Lorenzo is about to take Julia to his beach house for a romantic dinner!”

” Haha! Rebecca does your husband know you spend your break at work drooling over romantic novels?”

” No, and I don’t plan on him finding out either! That would definitely destroy his Manly ego! It’s just that our love life sucks, so I have to get excitement from somewhere.”

” You and John should work on your love life; you guys are such a lovely couple. Besides, you can’t read novels forever; what kind of marriage is that?”

” I know Jane, it’s just that he’s always busy or tired. I try to flirt with John  sometimes, but he usually just brush it off.”

” Well, do something Rebecca. Eventually he will find out about you and those novels.”

” Yeah,” Rebecca said sadly. Rebecca closed the book and started gazing into space daydreaming about being Julia at the beach house having a romantic dinner with Lorenzo.”

“Breaks over! You better get back to work before you get caught not doing your rounds!” yelled Jane.

“Oh yeah, thanks Jane. I did lose track of time.” Rebecca quickly got up and got back to work. After Rebecca’s shift was over, she went straight home. She was eager to read what was going to happen at the beach house with Lorenzo. Rebecca get home in the morning after night shift. Her husband is usually at work, and her son Jeff at school. So it is the perfect time for her to continue her romance novel. So she took a seat in her favorite recliner, got a cup of coffee, and began to read her romance novel. But just after a paragraph her eyes got heavy. She didn’t take into account that she just worked for eleven hours. No matter how hard she fought to keep her eyes open, she couldn’t. Her eyes finally closed, her head fell back, and her book was left resting in her lap.

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John her husband had a terrible stomach ache, so he left his class early and went home sick.  He expected his wife to be sleep when he got home from work, so he opened the door quietly. As soon as he walked into the living room he saw his wife sound asleep on the recliner. He smiled and walked over to her to give her a kiss on the forehead and cover her up with a blanket. As he leaned over he saw a shiny book. He noticed it had a romantic cover.

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“What is this?” Jhon said.  John had a look of curiosity on his face. He picked up the book and read the title saying, “The Lust of Lorenzo”. He quietly opened the book and started scanning over sentences. The more he read, the wider his jaw dropped.

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John dropped the book and the sound of it hitting the tile floor woke Rebecca up. John stood over her and said………….

To be continued! John has finally caught his wife with her romance novel. Is John going to take it lightly, or will it cause a problem between them and become Disastrous ? Read the continuation to find out!  

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The story of Kitten part 12 (Ending ! )

 

Tom – “Fine!!!!”

( Tom opened the door.)

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Gloria- “Hello Tom.”

Tom- “Gloria! What are you doing here! You’re not following the restraining order!”

Gloria- “Why should I follow the rules when you don’t! You go around town finding hearts to break. You replaced me with Cindy, then you replaced her with that redhead! You’re hilarious! ”

Tom- “What! It’s none of your business who I date! Besides, we didn’t work out, so yes, I moved on! Besides, how did you find me? Are you still stalking me!? ”

Gloria-” I dedicated 4 years of my life to you. Then you just up and left me for Cindy! So yes, I’ve been following you. And I saw the trouble Cindy was causing you; so I killed her for you. You’re not moving on this time. I killed Cindy and now I’m going after your little redhead! She’s not getting in the way of us getting back together either! ”

Tom- “You what!”

Gloria- “Yeah, I walked up behind Cindy and strangled her. Then I put pills in her mouth and hand to make it appear as though she committed suicide. Clever, right? ”

Tom- “Well, they didn’t fall for your suicide plot because they are blaming Kitten and I for it!”

Gloria- “Ha! Oh well, they’re not after me either way! So that gives me time to get your precious little kitten next!”

Tom- “Stay away from her! If you touch her…..”

Gloria- “What!”

(Gloria pulled out a Gun and pointed it at Tom. )

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Tom-” Put that away! That’s not going to solve anything. ”

Gloria- “Oh yes it is. It’ll force you to take me to Kitten’s house, so let’s go!”

( Gloria shoved the gun on Tom’s rib.)

Tom- “You’re going to regret this! ”

Gloria- “yeah, Yeah, let’s go! ”

( Tom was lead to his car by gunpoint. She continuously pointed the gun at Tom as he drove.)

Gloria- “Don’t make any slick moves or you’ll be joing Cindy! ”

Tom- “I can’t believe you would go this far to get me back! I’m not going to let you hurt Kitten!”

Gloria-” We’ll see about that! ”

( Tom drove up to Kitten’s house. Gloria lead him out the car at gunpoint. Tom knocked on Kitten’s door while still having a gun shoved to his back. Kitten opened the door looking confused. )

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Kitten-” Tom why are you here? And who is she behind you? ”

Tom- “Ummm…….”

Kitten- “Tom! Say something! ”

(Gloria pointed the gun at kitten.)

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Kitten- “Oh my God! ”

Gloria- “Soooo you’re the one Tom left Cindy for. Did you know that Tom left me for Cindy? ”

Kitten- “No. But I think I can tell why.”

( Gloria pistol whipped Kitten. Kitten fell down onto the couch on the porch.)

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Tom- “Kitten! Look Gloria! This is between us; leave her alone.”

Gloria-“There is no us as long as she exist.”

Kitten- “Look, I don’t want him! Take him. He’s not worth my life!”

Gloria- “I wish it was that easy. Cindy said the same thing before I killed her.”

Kitten- “You killed …….”

Gloria- “Yes! Look, you seem like a nice girl; don’t be fooled. Just like he left me for Cindy, he’ll leave you. I really wish I didn’t have to kill you, it’s just that I need everyone out the way so Tom and I can start over. It’s nothing personal. ”

Tom-” You’ll never have me!”

( kitten quickly jumped up and kicked the gun out of Gloria’s hand when she was looking back at Tom.)

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( Tom quickly grabbed Gloria from behind as Kitten picked up the Gun and pointed it at her. Gloria had a look of panic.)

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Tom- “Kitten call the cops! ”

( Gloria started crying as Kitten Grabbed her cell.)

Gloria-” Tom don’t do this! I love you…..I just want things to go back to the way it used to. When you loved me. I Never meant to hurt you. ”

Tom-“Do you think that I could possibly forgive you after this! You’re crazy! Look, what we had was in the past. you’ve always had a bad temper and obviously things with you hasn’t changed.”

Gloria-  “please! ”

( Gloria then quickly head butted Tom from behind and ran towards Kitten. Just when Gloria got close, kitten pistol whipped Gloria and she fell to the ground unconscious.)

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Tom- “kitten! ”

( Kitten stood over Gloria body)

Kitten- “One turn deserves another! ”

( The police drove up and ran up to the porch.)

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Tom- “Thank God you guys are here! She tried to kill us! She’s the one who killed Cindy! ”

Officer-” I’ll have to take you all in! Put your hands up! ”

( Gloria woke up and sat up.)

Gloria- “I’m going to kill you!!!!!!”

( Just when Gloria was going to get up, the cops knocked her back down.)

Officers- “Get down! You’re under arrest! ”

Kitten- “See, we told you. She’s the one hostile! ”

Officer- “Fine. You’re lucky. ”

( The paramedics drove up and ran up to the porch.)

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Paramedics- “Are you guys okay? ”

Kitten- “I was pistol whipped. But I guess okay other than that. ”

( As the Paramedics treated kitten, you could hear Gloria screaming in the background as the cops were taking her away.)

Gloria- “You’re going to pay for this Tom!!! Both of you! I promise! ”

Tom- “haha! Her big mouth has always gotten her in trouble! ”

Kitten- “Why are you always dating crazy women? And now I’m questioning myself!? Haha! ”

( Tom leaned over to give her a kiss.)

Kitten- “Not so fast! I’m not happy with you! This girl came out of the blue. You have a lot of explaining to do! How do I know there’s not someone else hiding? ”

Tom- “I promise it’s not! ”

(Tom’s dad and Kitten’s Mom walked up.)

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Tom’s Dad- “What on God’s green earth is going on here!? ”

Mom- ” Yeah, there’s Police, ambulance, and blood! Kitten what happen to you?! ”

Kitten- “let’s go inside, Tom has a lot to explain! Right Tom!?”

Tom- “Ummm, right! Haha! ”

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3 years later

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Tom- “See, I told you there was no one else. This is 0ur 3 year aniversary and we’re only growing stronger.”

Kitten-“Yeah, I was really seriously deciding to call it quits after Cindy’s death. Then when Gloria showed up, I just couldn’t take it! ”

Tom- “Yeah, but DNA test showed Gloria killed Cindy. My hands were clean. She was sent to prison and everything has been peaceful ever since. There were no more women! ”

Kitten-” Well, true. But it’s still taken me time not to be skeptical of you and your past. But you have proved to be worthy over the years. Haha! I can’t believe our parents got married too.

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But, luckily now my mom has someone besides me to count on! Now I can move on with my life! ”

Tom-” You mean our life right?! ”

Kitten-” Right! ”

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Tom and kitten were meant to be after all! Things were a rollercoaster in the beginning with Cindy’s jealousy, her death, and Gloria’s mysterious appearance. But all worked out in the end, and now it’s smooth sailing ! Especially with Tom and Kitten’s bundle of joy on the way! And they lived happily ever after!!!😊

Thanks for reading my story guys! That was my first time writing a story for others to read.  I had fun writing it. It was flawed considering my amateur writing, but you guys hung in there and enjoyed it just the same. Thank you😉. 

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Read part 11 here👇

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2017/03/05/the-story-of-kitten-part-11/

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The Story of Kitten Part 11

Tom– “Cindy!!!”

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Kitten– “What just happen? I came here to fight her, and now she’s dead? What’s going on here?! ”

Tom– “I have no idea! ”

Police– “Sir, do you know the victim? ”

Tom– “Umm…yes. I was her ex- boyfriend. ”

Police– “Do you know who could have done this? Did she have any enemies? ”

Tom-” Umm….no…..I mean we have been seperated for only a few days now. I don’t remember her having any enemies. ”

Police-” Do you think you could come into the station for some questioning? ”

Tom-” Look, I don’t have anything to do with this.”

Police– “I’m sure you don’t. But we really need to get to the bottom of this. And who is she with you? ”

Tom– “My girlfriend. She’s innocent too. ”

Police– “We’re only going to ask a few questions. We’ll need to have you both come in. We really appreciate your cooperation. ”

Kitten– “This is just great! ”

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( kitten and Tom was taken in for questioning. As they walked in the station, they noticed Cindy’s parents crying. Tom and kitten was taken to separate rooms for questioning.)

Detective Ross- “Hi, I’m detective Ross. I wanted to ask you to give us any information you have on Cindy’s murder. ”

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Kitten– “I don’t know anything! ”

Detective Ross-” let’s start with this question. Why were you and Tom at the park? Did you know she was going to be there? ”

Kitten– “Look, I knew she was going to be there. Cindy and I fought over Tom on the phone. Eventually it turned into us agreeing to meet up to fight. That’s it! ”

Detective Ross– “So you did have hostility towards Cindy.”

Kitten– “Yes. But if you look through her call record, you’ll see that she died shortly after we got off the phone. ”

Detective Ross– “We’ll definitely check into that. Do you suspect Tom did it?”

Kitten– “No, he was with me the whole night. We showed up together. ”

Detective Ross– “It doesn’t help Tom that she accused him of abuse not long before she died. ”

Kitten– “Despite the fact, he wasn’t there and you can’t change that.”

Detective Ross- “Perhaps you guys had someone else do the dirty work.”

Kitten– “Good luck with that. You’re not going to find anybody that we hired. Either way, you might as well let us go. You won’t find Tom and I DNA or fingerprints on the crime scene. ”

Detective Ross– “Welp, thanks for answering our questions. You can go now. But just know this, if you guys did it, we will find out!

(Kitten walked out the door with a look of frustration on her face. Detective Ross walked out the door and headed for Tom’s room.)

Detective Ross– “Hi Tom, I’m detective Ross. ”

Tom– “Look! It wasn’t me okay. I was with Kitten all night! The girls got into an argument over me on the phone, and then I simply was giving Kitten a ride so they could sort things out in person. I have nothing to hide! ”

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Detective Ross- “Why were they arguing over you? ”

Tom– “Because I left Cindy for Kitten. ”

Detective Ross– “Hmmm…….”

(They were interrupted by a knock on the door. )

Tom’s lawyer– “Excuse me, I’m Mr. Cook Tom’s lawyer. I would like to be present for questioning. Tom you didn’t say too much already did you?”

Tom– “No, I just told the truth.”

Detective Ross-” Tom you can go, I’ve heard enough. We’ll do an autopsy and DNA testing on Cindy and get back to you.”

( Tom got up and busted through the door with anger. Kitten was sitting down crying with her mom and Tom’s dad . )

Tom-” Kitten! Are you okay? ”

Kitten– “No! I’m not! ”

(kitten got up and busted out the door of the station.)

Tom– “You’re not claiming that I have something to do with this are you? ”

Kitten– “I don’t know! All of this is starting to get too crazy even for me now! Maybe we should take a break.”

Tom-” Are you kidding me! I need you more than ever now! ”

Kitten-“Whoever this mystery killer is could come after me. I feel like you’re hiding something from me! ”

Tom– “I’m just as confused as you are! You have to believe me!”

Kitten– Goodnight Tom.

Tom– Kitten!!!!!

( Kitten walked off with her mom and got in the car, and then drove off.)

Tom’s Dad- “Tom let her go, she just need time. All of this is a lot to soak in for us all. But if you’re hiding something, it’s best to reveal it now; murder is serious. ”

Tom-“There’s nothing! ”

( Tom started walking down the street.)

Tom’s Dad– “Where are you going! Get in the car!”

Tom-“I’ll walk home! ”

( After a two hour walk, Tom made it home. He went inside his apartment and flopped on the bed. Then there was a knock on the door.)

Knock

Knock

Tom– Go away dad!

Knock

Knock

Tom– Come on!

( Tom finally got up.) 

Tom– Fine!!!!

( Tom opened the door.)

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Things haven’t gotten any better. Could things be getting worse? Is kitten done with him? And most of all, who is this woman at Tom’s door! Read the continuation to find out!

Betcha didn’t know!😆

 

Read part 10 here👇

https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/the-story-of-kitten-part-10/

 

 

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