Day 37: Tales Of Married Men Revelations And Hiding Plain Truths
Day 37 Of How To Move On From A Man - 1LD
“I thought we promised not to hide our dating lives anymore, remember?”
James rolled his eyes. He remembered our bargain better than any of us, but I don’t think he thought any of us would live up to it. It’s hard to teach an old friendship group new tricks.
“I want to know, too. I want to be part of your life. You are my best friend, yeah?”
James looked at his watch. It was just before midday. “Is it too early for a drink?”
I laughed. It was never too early in my books.
On raceways, I would have white wine whilst applying mascara at 9 am. It’s what you did in Melbourne; we often treated life like the am and pm were interchangeable. Not always, but when the time was right, we used it to our advantage.
“There is champagne and fresh orange juice in the fridge. I juiced it this morning. Mimosa’s?” James smiled and swiftly sauntered over to the kitchen.
“Should I make us a pitcher?”
“Does this volume of alcohol imply you have a juicy story to tell?”
I couldn’t see James' face from the dining room table come desk, but I could see his shoulders jiggling up and down. Laughter. “It was a doozy,” he said before the sound of the bottle pop echoed through my house.
“I slept with a married man.”
Thankfully James was still putting the cocktail together, otherwise, I would have splattered it all over him in surprise.
“You slept with a married guy?”
I repeated it as if I hadn't heard him. But it was loud and clear.
Here was the thing; James liked to have sex. Most of the time he hunted for a man purely to have sex with. Pursuing relationships didn't appeal to him.
It wasn’t that he said never. He wasn’t opposed to relationships, people having them, or ever being in one, but James didn’t feel the need for that companionship. An official partnership didn’t get him off.
GG once said James was staying single because it was cool. It was the problem plaguing the romantics. Every single was turning into a happy single; that had to be someone who loved being alone whilst pretending it was their choice, one hundred percent of the time, to be that way. GG called bull shit on the whole thing.
James was doing his romantic life oh so casually. Yet, I didn’t think he would lie about this, either. He was usually a man who took what he wanted from life and didn’t overly care about conformity.
How would I know, though? It wasn’t like he would tell me, right?
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But he was telling me about his dating life, so we were making strides.