Now I'll be perfectly honest, I am not even sure what he said or what I said when he first came in.
I think I ran to hide my vibrator...
I know he said something about it being hard to love him...really!?...what a bunch of self indulgent, self stroking crap!
But trust me I wasn't thinking that at the time. To be honest I have no idea what I was thinking...probably because I wasn't thinking...my heart was in control.
I know we talked about New Years Eve. I was very upset about New Years Eve.
He told me he ended up going over his ex's...now I know this sounds bad but it wasn't his recent ex. This was the ex he had his daughter with and they have been broken up for 13 years.
Plus she has a boyfriend, who was there.
It wasn't the fact he went there that bothered me. He actually goes there all the time. His daughter lives there.
It was the fact that he didn't spend New Years Eve with me.
Then he goes on to tell me that he behaved poorly there! He drank too much and made a scene.
But everything I questioned...
Everything I asked....
He apologized and reassured me COMPLETELY.
He was 100% with me!
His "I love you's" were non-stop.
He kept telling me over and over how much he loved me. How much he needed me and how I was his best friend.
He would say just that: "I love you! You know that right! I love you. You are my best friend".
Over and over again he would say it:
"I love you! You are my best friend."
He would take my hand and hold it...repeat "I love you...you know that...you are my best friend...you know that..."
Stroke my face...and repeat "I love you...you know that...you are my best friend...you know that..."
Examine my face...kiss me..."I love you...you know that...you are my best friend...you know that..."
And he sang to me...
The song he kept signing: "Maybe I'm Amazed"
It was beautiful.
It was close.
It was intimate.
We talked...I questioned it happening again...him needing space.
He said: "This time next year we will see how many times it's happened...zero!"
He brought up marriage again and Vegas.
We started planning a trip "to some place warm".
It was all future tense.
It was all us!
And as far as New Years Eve went...we had it out...
He was really upset about getting drunk at his ex's and he was wondering how to handle it with his daughter.
So I told him that on my end I would let him off the hook for New Years.
And I did let him off the hook.
He even went as far as calling his ex and telling her that he would be coming over...coming over with me. That we would pick up his daughter and take her out to dinner. I could hear the whole phone conversation he was having with his ex and his daughter, how he was including me in the plans.
I told him that I felt that maybe he should go alone and he said no. "I want you with me. I need you with me." and so I said I would go with him.
Those plans never came about.
2 days later at 7 am in the morning Mr. Selleck declared that he needed his space again.
His exact words: "Oh yeah. I'm going to need some space again and that includes seeing other people."
Just like that!
"Oh yeah. I'm going to need some space again and that includes seeing other people."
I was in shock!
I was amazed!
"You're telling me this now at 7am when I have to go to work!"
His reply: "There's never a good time to say it."
I think I wanted to punch him but I was in too much shock to form sentences never mind throw a punch.
The sentences I was trying to form were coming out all jumbled...
"How could you...after this last week...the I love you...the best friend..."
His response: "I was in a very emotional place and needed you."
*So you used me and now tossing me to the side?!? - of course this was something I didn't say...
I wish I wasn't in such shock. I felt like I couldn't breathe...struggling to keep my head above water and Mr. Selleck kept pushing me under...
There was no clarity in the moment. Everything was so surreal. Like he was this stranger standing in front of me saying: "But I still want to see you!"
He still wanted to see me (yeah right! douche bag!).
He said: "I know you don't do that but I want you to think about it. Think about it. Consider it. I'll come over tonight (it was our Wednesday) and we'll talk about it."
I couldn't believe what I was hearing!
Oh yes...I was amazed!
The last sentence I did form, my last words to him as he walked out the door were very clear:
"You know this is over right!".
That is the last time I saw Mr. Selleck.
I text him later that day and told him not to come over. There was nothing left to say...
Maybe I'm amazed at how quickly his feelings changed.
Maybe I'm amazed at how casual and nonchalant he was about it all.
Maybe I'm amazed at how little his words "I love you" meant.
Maybe I'm amazed that I was in bed with a total stranger and never noticed.
There are so many things that I am amazed about what happened, but I guess the one that gets me the most is I am amazed at how much this hurts.
Because if there was one thing that I thought I got out of the last four years of struggling it was that I've become immune to hurt...