Part 9: The Confessions of a Stupid Romantic - Hello? Yeah, I'm stealing your boyfriend.
you going to Jova's office, today?
was talking to him on the phone. I was still pretty upset from the disaster
obstacle course two days ago.
Dan: We've been through too much
Me: Yeah...like finding out about
heard Dan letting out a deep sigh. He really didn't think I would let it go so
Dan: I'm sorry for not telling you
about her. All the stuff I said about her having a career, wasn't true. I
didn't tell you because I knew you would be very upset. Now, I realize that if
I told you the truth from the beginning, we wouldn't be in such a mess.
I mean of course he should've told me from the beginning. I'm a big girl, I can
Dan: But I was telling the truth about
you being my longest relationship and knowing
her for five years.
Me: How did you meet her?
Dan: Senior year in high school, I went
to a journalists and photographer conference at a London hotel. I met her in
the hotel lobby. We were both nervous about being in a country that we never
visited before. We sat together at the conference and traded numbers. We been
in contact ever since.
We been in contact ever since. If only I
could scream without him hearing me.
Me: When did you and her started
Dan: Two years ago. I don't think you
want to hear this but after years of working with her I started to develop a
crush on her. But she always had a boyfriend. When she and her boyfriend broke
up, I saw an opening and made my move. She finally took a chance on me. We were
dating for three months when she got a phone call to shoot male models in
Brazil for a month. I let her go but I soon found out that she slept with one
of the models. I broke up with her over the phone.
knew that bitch was shady!
Me: That's terrible. I would never do
you like that.
Dan: That's really nice to hear.
knew he was smiling on the other line.
Me: Then why are you still contacting her?
Dan: After everything that happened in
our personal lives, we were great professionally. Beth, I love what I do and won't
let a grudge get in the way of that. I know you don't like her but you can
trust me. I really care about you.
wish I was more sure about that.
Me: Alright. Dan, I really appreciate you
being honest with me. Changing the subject, I can't wait for our anniversary tomorrow.
I didn't want things to be too much of a big deal because of everything that
was going on, so I just got us reservations at Reserve, the new upscale Italian restaurant.
Dan: Oh my goodness, I forgot about
bet he can hear my voice tremble.
Dan: I'm so sorry, baby. I have an
interview with Matt Damon for Esquire, tomorrow.
Me: Are you serious, Dan?!
Dan: I know. I know. But I promise you
I would be finish before our dinner starts.
traded I love you's and hang up the phone. How can he forget? I'm really
starting to feel that he doesn't take this relationship serious.
was so excited for this day. I styled my hair to long wavy locks, bought a new
white dress and gorgeous gold accessories. I dug into my closet for my gold
Jimmy Choos that I got for my birthday. The reason I'm so dolled up? It's Dan
and I's six month anniversary. I know six months to some isn't a milestone but I've
really have fallen for him. We're having dinner at the Reserve.
now I'm at Ashley's store for some girl talk.
Ashley: It's really mess up how he
Me: I know.
Ashley: Do you really trust him with
your worst enemy?
Me: Not really, but I just want to
focus on us tonight.
Ashley: But Angelina was his ex. Do you
think he's over her?
Me: Of course, she cheated on him and it's
been 2 years.
Ashley: That's all true but I still don't
took Ashley's worries into consideration. I looked at the wall clock that read
7:15.Dinner started at 8. I gave Ashley
a kiss goodbye and headed home.
got to Reserve, at 8:05. I called Dan
twice but he didn't pick up. I decided to call him again later.
Still not here. I called him again but nothing.
I called him again. Then again. And again. One more time.
A woman's voice: Hello?
Me: Is Dan there?
Woman: Yeah! Who's calling?
Me: Beth. He's girlfriend.
Woman: Beth! I didn't know you were
Me: Um...who's talking?
Woman: It's Angelina! It's been too
Instead of being with me, he's with her. Great. I could tell she was being
fake. As if she really cared about talking to me. I started to grin my teeth.
Me: Put Dan on the DAMN phone!
Angelina: Alright. You sound kinda
finally got on the phone,
Me: Where the hell are you? I've been
waiting for you for 45 minutes.
Dan: I'm so sorry. I'm at Angelina's
apartment going over my notes and her pictures of Matt Damon. I lost track of
time. I think I can get there at 9:30.
Me: No! I had enough of your bullshit! You
know what? Fuck this dinner!
knew I was loud enough to hear. People were staring.
Me: Fuck Angelina. And fuck you. This relationship is over!
Me: No buts! I heard enough of that.
hung up the phone. I'm a really easy going person but there is so much I can
take. The tears were coming as I deleted him from my contacts. Why do I keep
dating these assholes? Did I make the right choice of breaking up with him?