I came home today got off the elevator said hello to a couple that are my neighbors waiting for the elevator walked into my apartment thinking “I’m so depressed I miss home maybe I should just leave”!
I change clothes walk into the kitchen pull out some tomatoes, red onions, olive oil, salt and vinigar just as I was about to start cutting the tomatoes my door bell rings. I open the door its the guy my neighbor I just saw getting off the elevator, he looks a little worried.
I will call him Vence and his girlfriend Tracie.
Me: Hey, whats up
Vence: Tracie is down stairs she has been drinking and she is in the car trying to drive, I took the keys from her, now she is blowing on the horn trying to get the attention of everyone in the parking garage, can you go talk to her and try to calm her down some?
Me not really thinking and giving myself the chance to consider if I want to be involved in this .
Me: Ok sure.
I close the door and Vence tells me ‘ I’m going to go put on some clothes just encase I need to drive her to her friends house she wants to go to.
Me being all ditsy: Ok!
I get on the elevator go down to the parking garage and there is Trace standing by the doors.
Me: ‘Hey girl how you doing?
She laughs and gives me this sly look. She knows he went to get me.
Another couple that lives on our floor goes to the elevator and holds the door open for us. I tell the man we will take the next one. He sticks his head out to look at Tracie then he laughs. Tracie mumbles somthing under her breathe about him. She folds her arms together and stand against the wall as if she is not about to go anywhere.
Me: Whats going on? Where you going.
Tracie: I’m trying to go to building A to my apartment but he has my keys, I just want my keys so I can go.
Me: Cool, he is on his way back down.
Vence shows up and I tell him she just wants to go to her apartment thats all she doesn’t want to drive.
Vence: Ok I will walk you there.
Tracie: Just give me my apartment keys and I can go by myself.
Vence: I don’t have your apartment keys you have them.
Tracie looks down in her hands there are her apartment keys.
Tracie: Ok, give me my car keys so I can drive my car over there.
Me: You said its building A right?
Me: So you don’t need the car keys or the car to drive there we can walk there its less than 1 min away. I will walk you there you have been drinking not a good idea to drive. Let me walk you there.
Tracie: No, I want to move my car to its correct parking spot.
Me and Vence: There is no need to move the car it can stay there till the morning.
Tracie: No move my car I don’t want it parked in his spot at all I don’t want it there!
Me: Ok, Vence move the car to the correct parking spot I will walk Tracie to her to the apartment.
Walking to building A thats less than 1 min away.
Tracie: There was no need for him to get anyone else involved, I don’t know why he had to go get you! No need!
Me: Its ok Tracie, I know how things are I’m not judging you. I’ve been in situations like this before for real.
Tracie: He fucked up!
Me: Has he been drinking?
Tracie: No he is just fucked up in his right state of mind he doesn’t need to drink! He is fucked up in the head.
She goes on telling me how he really fucked up this time and she is done. I feel her pain (memories)….
Me: I know how things are, been there plenty of times.
Memories of Sam go through my mind. I’m so glad that is over. Sorry Sam if you read this, but there was a lot of drama with us, honestly it has made me a better person. I have forgiven you and myself and I am thankful for the learning and growing experience it gave me.
Walking into Building A she decided to change her mind and go to where he has parked the car to get her keys. I try to convince her that she can get them in the morning, I will even make sure she gets the keys myself so she can get to work, but she insist on getting the keys. I know its not the keys she wants to get, its him, He hurt her and she is not ready to let him go yet, maybe she will never let go but grow from this and they will stay together who knows, but she wants him to feel her pain she wants the criminal to apologize for his crime against her.
She walks up to him and ask for her car keys.
Vence: No baby I will not give you the keys you have had too much to drink.
Tracie: Give me my apartment keys!!!!
Vence: Baby you have the apartment keys, just come back with me to my apartment and calm down.
Tracie: No! I don’t want to come with you to your apartment. I have my own apartment!
She gets into his face yelling he is backing away from her, he looks a little scared and sorry in his eyes. I know he did something to hurt her and he wants to make it right, but he feels weak he doesn’t know what to do right now.
My attention shifts to a baby kitten that walks from under a car. The kitten walks up to them around them, I wonder if they see this cute kitten or are they so warped into their drama the kitten and I don’t exist only them, the keys, the situation that lead them to the parking garage…
tell you the rest later