“So, how do you think she’s gonna react?” Cameron calmly sipped his chamomile tea as he relaxed in his chair.
“I’m hoping she’ll be cool and not dramatic,” Kimberly shrugged, “I don’t know, papi. I think we’re going to see a new Faith.”
“I talked to her last night and she sounded fine to me,” Krista added, “so I don’t think we have anything to worry about.”
“Yeah, they say that about all the serial killers at first,” Cameron sniped, “oh yeah, they were nice guys at first, until the knife went in.”
The stylists at MillionHair were anxiously awaiting Faith’s return to the salon after her self-imposed sabbatical. Word about Faith’s crumbling marriage soon made the gossip rounds and the stylists were sharing their own take on what they believed happened.
“So what do you think happened between them?” Jocelyn asked. “Why do you think Eli left?”
“Because he’s an asshole!” Krista shot back. “End of story.”
“No one is arguing that,” Cameron agreed, “but let’s keep it real about Faith. She’s not exactly Ms. Mature, herself.”
“What?” Kimberly turned to Cameron. “Are you suggesting she pushed him into cheating on her?”
“I’m not suggesting a damn thing,” Cameron defended, “but it’s never just cut and dried when a split happens. Both parties are to blame; it’s just a matter of how much both sides get.”
“Cam has a point,” Jocelyn chimed in, “what you won’t do for your man, someone else will do.”
“I can’t believe both of y’all are saying Faith was at fault for Eli creeping on her.” Krista shook her head.
“I didn’t say that,” Cameron offered again, “I’m saying that while everyone loves to put blame on the guy for being an asshole, no one ever considers why he did it. Come on, Krista, keep it real. Can you honestly say you know everything that went on behind closed doors between Faye and Eli? No, you can’t say that. You only know what Faye tells you and guess what? She might not be telling the whole story. Or she might be telling you a story that makes Eli seem like an asshole while she comes out smelling like roses. This is the same woman who has admitted to all of us that she withholds sex from her husband when she’s mad at him and she’s shocked that he went out and cheated on her? Are you serious, now?”
Where I Wanna Be is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and All Romance.
The first follow-up, Love, is due out on Thanksgiving.