Chad and Lex didn’t know about each other. And I always thought I’d be in the clear because they didn’t know each other. They may have seen each other around, but since Lex was less likely to be in the same crowd as Chad, the men weren’t friends or even mere acquaintances.
Although I was no longer in love with Lex, he had his position in my life, and in that instant, I saw it all crumbling down around me. As I broke down uncontrollably, Chad thought I was crying over him. But really, I was crying about my life back home, about the fact that Chad was married, about the fact that I had just been caught and all the benefits would stop. Lex’s money paid for everything, and now he knew what I had been doing with his money.
I stumbled out of the car in a daze. I asked my friend Shyon to call Lex and try to convince him that I loved him. I even wrote to him a letter and asked her to give it to him. I begged her to call him and when she did, I told her to ask him to come back to the apartment. He did, and when I gave her the letter to pass on to him, I begged her to ask him to forgive me. I even promised that I would pay her. I later found out that she was the one who had told him everything.
Shyon went outside with the letter and she was in the car with him for almost an hour. I was inside thinking that all was going well, until she came back in and said it was over, that he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.
Meanwhile, Chad and I were not in a good position either. I had no way of paying my bills and I heard from a girlfriend of mine that she had run into Chad and he hit on her. In a desperate attempt to try and save my relationship with him, I deliberately invited her over, and when Chad called to talk, I told him to come over. I ensured that she was outside with me so that when he pulled up, they would see each other.
“I didn’t know you two knew each other,” he said.
“Well, obviously we do,” I replied. “So how do you two know each other?” I asked.
He started explaining that he had no interest in her at all. He had heard that she was easy and was upset about what happened with me, so he chatted her up to try and make himself feel better. Chad told her point blank that he loved me and wanted me, and that he was only interested in hooking up with her. Although I still felt like what he did was wrong, it gave me a glimmer of hope that maybe I could still salvage my relationship with him.