I had told the Stetson man that Tori needed me to be with her for a medical issue. I elaborated just enough to say nothing was confirmed and that she was just in the testing phase, but needed me to be there. This was difficult for me. I find that the things I put into the universe have a way of coming true. The last thing I wished upon anyone, especially Tori, was any health issues. So, to compensate for this, I sent Tori the extra money from the scholarship fund.
I called her and explained the story. She knows how I feel about the universe. I begged her to use the money to treat herself to a spa day. She would be away from the house and would have an excuse to turn her phone off while she was relaxing at the spa. In my mind, that would be close enough to relate to a medical issue. I convinced myself that she would be heading off her medical problem with holistic and alternative health care. This day could be her medical rejuvenation.
She objected. Tori kept telling me friends cover for one another and don’t judge. We are there for each other whether we make good decisions or bad. If we choose a bad path, our friends help us to pick up the pieces and carry on. Needless to say, Tori never cashed the check I sent her.
The Stetson man could not say much about Tori needing me. Tori had agreed to stay with me at the Stetson man’s urging early in our relationship when he was going to be away for a few days on business. It was a few days after I had just made the move to his hometown and Tori had come down to stay with me. She even rode out with me and my little dog for the move. The entire time, she tried to persuade me not to move, but it was a bit late for that; the moving truck was only a day or two behind us. Tori was scheduled to go home, when the Stetson Man offered to pay for her flight change. He didn’t want me to be alone on my birthday in a new place without any friends. So, Tori agreed to stay. Thankfully, she was with me when the call came that my son had passed away in a car accident. She was a great help in the excruciating days after the accident.
Due to this, the Stetson man didn’t put up much of an argument about me going to see Tori. It also crossed my mind that the Stetson man would now have the time to wine and dine the barber while I was away. I kept pushing that thought from my mind. I couldn’t let that be a factor in my “positioning” with the Greek God. He could be very useful in my future. In those days, life and everything in it was all about me and my needs.