I was still struggling to come to terms with my recent breakup. Although things were going well, I had just ended my May-December relationship with Keegan, because he was too preoccupied with our age difference and was still dating other women in case something better came along. To take my mind off the breakup, I decided to join my friend Kate at her new boyfriend’s vacation house.
Kate and I spent our days shopping, getting manicures and pedicures, and getting our hair done at the salon. She took me to get a Brazilian wax to try and make me feel sexy again. Meanwhile, Keegan kept calling and sending me text messages, but I wasn’t responding. Kate would clear my voicemails and delete my text messages for me, unless I wanted to hear or see them. But on our last day at the vacation house, she had a change of heart, and so did I.
The next time Keegan called, Kate answered it. “Hello?” she said in her sexiest voice.
“Is… is Jessica available to speak with?” Keegan asked hesitantly.
“Yes, she’s right here next to me. I’m looking right at her beautiful face,” she responded before handing me the phone. I knew what she was trying to do.
“Hold on,” I said, quickly putting the phone on mute.
“Give him another chance,” she said.
“Really? Another chance?” I asked in disbelief as I stood up.
“He’s still on hold. He’s been calling and texting every day. Obviously he made a mistake and now he realizes it. Answer the phone and talk to him,” she said smiling.
“Hello? Are you still there?” I asked hesitantly, taking the phone off mute. But the other end of the line was dead.
Keegan had hung up and I immediately felt remorseful. “I’m going to try calling him back,” I said to Kate, as she looked at me smiling. I must have really liked this man if I was willing to chase after him now. The only question was, by putting him on hold for so long, had I completely blown my chances at saving our relationship? Did he think I wasn’t interested anymore?
I dialed his number and waited…