we didn't have a dvd player.
i had gone snowboarding a few times.
in a desperate attempt to reconcile,
monty bought me an xbox (when they first came out) and all the stuff i'd need to watch dvd's. (i think you needed some special remote kit thingy).
he bought matching snowboards (surprised me with this after he went to some snow show convention type thing).
and a platinum /diamond ring.
the ring was cute,
but it was from him.
so i wouldn't wear it.
he made the mistake of giving it all to me....
i didn't return it at the time.
i wanted a dvd player.
i had the paperwork to return the ring for $$.
and i could sell the snowboard.
i didn't want matching snowboards with HIM!!!!
(truth be told,
i did offer to give it all back to him.
but he didn't want any of it back.)
i remember we had made a trip to costco while the wounds were still fresh.
for whatever reason, he wanted to tag along....
perhaps, it's because he wanted to pay the $300 shopping tab....
my trunk was full....
i dropped him back off at his apartment,
and carried a few things of his inside, when his phone rang....
i could hear the girl on the other end....
"come outside," she said.
blood began to boil.
i knew it was frank's girlfriend again.
why the HELL is she calling? (i thought to myself)....
i looked at him.
he clearly didn't know what to do....
she said, "she's here isn't she? i see her car. come to the back alley now."
he said, "no. i'm not coming out."
i yell in the background, "BUT I AM!"
and headed for the alley.
i'm ready to throw down in the freakin back alley.
i'm ready to pound her face in, in front of him.
i'm ready to pop my trunk and be like, "ooooh, look what he just bought me!"
(i told you i was stupid!!!!)
again, it was about being the "Better one".... the "one he would choose over anyone else...."
(probably because i felt like my dad chose his wife over us.... like SHE was better than MEEE.... now for ONCE, iiiiii would be better than anyone else.... IIII would be the chosen one..... whatever. it's all retarded and hindsight's 20/20, right?)
anyway, i go out to the back (oh, by the way, there are 2 dozen red roses in my car that he had purchased from costco for me too...)
i walk out there and sure enough she's parked over by my car with 2 other girls in her car with her.
she rolls her window down, and all of a sudden, TODAY, she's feeling a lot braver than the last time we'd had an encounter with each other....
i remember her saying to monty, "i thought you weren't seeing her anymore?"
monty just stands there kinda dumbfounded, not having any idea as to what he should say....
i look at monty, with the meanest most intimidating look i have, and say, "oh really? we're not seeing each other anymore? is that why you just bought all of this?" *pushes keyless entry trunk popper opener thing and the trunk pops open* smoooooootttttth move, right? lol. yeah, pretty stupid looking back, but whatever. it worked out great at the time.... the xbox was right on top.... well the roses were on top of the xbox and my trunk was FILLED with crap (well the groceries were on top of all the other crap that was already in my car, so it made it look like he had likely spent thousands of dollars in purchases for me. ha!)
i'm beyond pissed at this point, and wanted to kick the shit out of her.... her car AND her.... but as angry as i was, i still feared the law more.... so i said something like, "you sure are acting a whole lot tougher now that you brought your back up with you. why don't you step out of the car and f****n do something.... that's what you came for, right?" *slight pause, nothing happens*
"get the f*** out of your car B***H!!!!"
no one said anything.
not even the other girls she had with her....
monty's asking me to "please stop ashley, it's not worth it."
finally frank's gf says, "oh yeah? really? are you CHOOSING her? huh? are you?"
he looks at her, and looks at me and nods.... she waits for a moment, almost not believing what had just happened....
then looks back up at me and says, "ohhh, and by the way. you wonder if we've been sleeping together? we have...." and away she drives....
i'm FURIOUS at this point....
yeah, sure he just "chose" me over HER, but none of that needed to take place.
i took the roses out of the car and threw them at him.... i got in my car to leave, and again, he jumped in between my door and car, so that i couldn't shut it....
i gave him a few short seconds to move.... he wouldn't, so i just started driving up the alley, yelling at him to get off my car... MIND YOU, he's HOLDING THE 2 DOZEN ROSES IN ONE HAND trying to put them in my car while trying to shut off my car at the same time!!!!
someone hears me screaming at him and calls the police.... they were there within seconds.... they pulled in the alley, facing me head on....
lights shining right at me to the point that i couldn't see anything in front of me.
all i could hear were their voices over the loud speaker telling monty to step away from my vehicle with his hands up and behind his head....
"walk backwards towards me," the loud voice said....
he's walking backwards, now crying.....
they take him and slam him against the hood of their car and check all of him over.
in his right pocket, they find a folding knife....
they put him in handcuffs and in the back of their car.
for whatever reason, i called his mom (after i called mine).
both of our moms come.... he DOESN'T go to jail.
i am hysterical and end up being driven home.....
i'm pretty certain we still talked after that....
but i was done.
insecure.... beyond belief....
(jenni, did i leave something out?) lol.