I have changed my flight and I fly tomorrow. I know you are angry with me and don’t want to see me and I completely get that and that is why I have changed my flight. I fly at quarter to one tomorrow and will be standing by the entrance to security at half ten until eleven.
I will be waiting to say goodbye to you but the choice is yours. I love you and will never stop loving you and I hope you can forgive me.
I pressed the send button and waited until the notification saying the text had been delivered was visible. I waited a moment longer, in the hope that she might read the text but word ‘delivered’ did not change and with a sigh I placed my mobile down on my bedside table.
I had completely screwed up what could have been a romantic last week with Megan, why had I let it happen? Why couldn’t it have stayed buried in the past, it had been something so insignificant!
~ 6 Hours Earlier ~
“So what do you want to do today?” Megan asked rolling over onto her side and kissing my shoulder,
“How about swimming?” I suggested with a smile,
Megan laughed, “I swear that it’s only since we moved out hear that you have become obsessed with swimming,”
“Yeah well, it’s outdoors and it’s always so relaxing,” I said,
“Okay we will go swimming,” Megan relented, “But only because you asked so nicely. I wouldn’t dare let my hair reek of chlorine if it was anyone else asking,” she said and I did a small celebratory dance whilst lying down in the bed until Megan whacked me with the pillow.
“God you’re like a little kid,” she said with a small chuckle, you get excited over the smallest thing,
“You get me excited,” I replied seductively, before rolling over and climbing on top of her. I pressed my lips against hers and allowed my hands to caress her soft breasts and making her nipples hard.
“Take me now,” I breathed,
“I thought we were going swimming?” Megan teased,
“Swimming can wait,” I replied and Megan grinned, before reaching over to the bedside draw…..
“Are you inviting Dani?” Megan called from the kitchen,
“Yeah I was planning on inviting her, I mean if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t have known about the pool!” I called back from the bedroom. I had just slipped into my bikini and was pulling on some skinny jeans and a tank top.
“I’ll give her a ring and see if she wants to come along and meet us there!” I said grabbing my phone and scrolling through my contacts until I found Dani’s name. I pressed the call button and only had to wait a couple of minutes before she picked up,
“Hey Dani, its Anna,”
“Oh hey Anna, how are you chicka?”
“Yeah good, Megan and I were thinking of going swimming and we wondered if you wanted to come too?”
“Yeah I’d love to. Crikey, you convinced Megan to go swimming with you, she must love you!” Dani joked and I laughed, “Shall I meet you guys there in about half an hour?” she suggested.
“Yeah sounds good, see you there!” I said hanging up the phone.
I walked into the kitchen with my bag which I had packed full of towels, shampoo, conditioner and my hair brush for after we had finished swimming and placed it down by the door, “Dani said she is going to meet us there,” I told Megan,
“Uh huh, I’ll just get my things and we can go,”
“Cool! You know she was amazed that you agreed to come swimming, she said it must be love!”
“Or stupidity! My hair will never de-frizz! Megan retorted, something I couldn’t quite place, in the tone of her voice.
Dani was already waiting for us outside the entrance of the pool looking just as excited as me about going swimming. The sun beamed upon my face, my gaze was locked onto the cloudless sky, a shining blue that could allow me feed off of its beauty and live forever. It was a perfect day to go swimming for what could be the last time.
“Come on, the pool Is going to be heaving!” Dani said waving frantically to get us to hurry up,
“Jeez, you are both as bad as each other, no wonder you get on so well!” Megan said rolling her eyes and chuckling.
“I’m really going to miss this girl when I go back to England,” I said, pulling her into a one armed hug, “She is a diamond!”
“Oh get a room, you two,” Megan said as we entered the pool, again in a tone of voice I couldn’t quite place.
Ten minutes later we had all made our way into the clear blue pool, Dani and I trying to imitate dolphins and dive in as majestically as possible, whilst Megan slipped gracefully into the pool using the step ladder, trying her best not to get her hair wet which was made difficult by the fact that Dani and I had just dived in and upset the surface of the pool.
“Why does swimming turn you both into children?” Megan asked, swimming up to Dani and me who were now splashing each other and laughing.
“Because swimming is fun!” I said with a mischievous grin on my face,
“What’s that grin for? Anna don’t you even think about spla…….” Megan began before receiving a mouthful on water as I had just splashed her.
“Urgh, disgusting and you have got my hair wet! Cheers for that!” Megan said looking annoyed,
“It’s only a bit of fun Megan,” Dani said,
“For you two maybe but I can’t stand swimming at the best of times as it makes my hair a nightmare to tame afterwards. The only reason I came was because Anna practically begged me to,”
“I did not,” I said defensively, “I suggested swimming and you agreed! Go and sit on the deck chairs if you don’t want to swim then!”
“Fine I will. I may be able to stop my hair from frizzing,” Megan said before swimming to the side and pulling herself out of the pool. I shook my head in irritation before turning my attention to Dani and splashing her.
“Don’t let her get to you Anna,” Dani said, patting my shoulder with her hand, “You know what she’s like about swimming. Do you want me to go and talk to her?” Dani suggested,
“Yeah, she might listen to you.
Dani nodded and began to swim towards where Megan was now sitting, I stayed where I was pedalling water and watching the conversation from a distance, even if I couldn’t hear what they were saying. After a while, it became apparent that things were getting a little heated so I swam towards them and pulled myself out of the pool.
“What’s going on?” I asked
“I was trying to talk calmly to Megan about why she kicked off about swimming and she starts throwing accusations about you and me about, Dani said, a hurt tone in her voice. I span round to look at Megan whose face was screwed up in annoyance.
“Megan, why are you even suggesting such a thing?” I asked, hurt that our perfect day was turning sour.
“Ever since you met her, all you have wanted to do is spend time with her and all I seem to do is go to work and see you on an evening. Our last week together and you insist on inviting her!”
“Megan, why are you getting jealous? I invited her because she is a friend and I won’t get to see her for a long time when I go back to England, is that a problem?”
“Friend, sure! I’ve seen the way you two act around each other!”
“Yeah, we act like friends around each other.”
“Look at me with a straight face Anna and tell me that nothing has gone on between you both,”
“Why are you doing this now Megan?” If you didn’t trust me then why didn’t you ask me all this weeks ago?” I asked, taking a tentative step towards her.
“I trust you, I just don’t trust her and I never have to be honest.”
“Well you obviously don’t trust me otherwise you wouldn’t be asking me to prove myself!” I cried.
“Just answer the question Anna!”
Silence hung over us for a long while, I couldn’t look into Megan’s face because I knew that I couldn’t truthfully say that nothing had happened. All I could think about what that moment of madness when we had kissed. A kiss that had meant nothing. A kiss that could ruin everything!
“Well?” Anna I need to know?” Megan pressed,
I sighed, “There was something, it meant nothing and it was in a moment of utter madness. We kissed but like I said it meant nothing and it was an accident,” I said stumbling over my words and trying to stop myself crying.
“How can you kiss someone by accident?” Megan said angrily,
“I don’t know but I did!”
“I knew that something was going on!”
“Nothing was going on, it was one kiss Megan, please listen,” I said
“Anna, if you can kiss someone else just once, you can kiss someone else a thousand times. I’ve had my suspicions for a while now but I hoped they weren’t true,” Megan said, tears filling her beautiful eyes as she began to grab at her belongings.
“Don’t go, please let’s talk about this!” I begged,
“There is nothing to say. The reality is that you are going back to England and if you can’t stay faithful to me when we are living under the same roof then how can we be together when you are thousands of miles away? Its over Anna,” Megan said tears in her eyes and she walked away.
I sank to the floor, in utter shock, unable to comprehend what had just happened. Megan was gone. Dani knelt down to try and comfort me but I shook her off vigorously, in my mind it was her fault as much as mine.
I had no reason to stay here any longer than I needed to now.
My mum needs me.