I SOLD MY V
( His royal Excellency)
Tie me down? I thought I was a whóre. Why would he want anything to do with me? I’m not talking to him and he can’t make me.
I pulled out my phone and dialed John’s number. He answered immediately. “Hey V”
“John can you come get me please?” I look right into Joshua’s eyes as I spoke.
“I’m on my way now” he said and I heard some shuffling in the background. John is such a good friend.
“What’s going on-?” John started to ask but didn’t get to finish because my phone was being slammed onto the ground.
I gasped and took a step back. “Joshua!” I yelled. “What the hell is wrong with you?!”
I knelt down and looked at my phone which was in pieces.
I looked up at him. “Why are you doing this? Why are you being so difficult?!”
“Valentina I am trying to talk to you!”
“And you get my attention by breaking my phone!” I stand up and grab my suitcase.
“I’ll buy you a new one”
“I don’t want anything from you!” I said as I walked outside.
“You are not leaving here!” He grabbed my arm.
“Let me go” I snatched away.
I hopped down the steps and I saw John’s car pull in the driveway. He got here fast he must’ve sped. Good thing he did.
Joshua followed me over to John’s car.
“Valentina don’t you dare get in that car”
John got out and stood in front of Joshua’s face. “Or what?” He asked.
John and Joshua are the same height and same build. If they fought they wouldn’t be able to knock each other out. They’re both strong like bulls.
“Stop it!” I stood in between them and pushed them back. But with me being a little shorter then them I didn’t do much of anything and it only made them look even taller. “Get in the car!” I said to John. He looked at me and slowly walked towards his car.
“Get in the house!” I yelled at Joshua like he was a dog and was going to listen to me “Now!” I growled. He looked at me up and down and sighed. He pulled something out of his pocket and put it in my hand. Finally he turned around.
I watched him walk away without turning around to look at me one last time. I shoved whatever it was that he gave me in my jacket pocket. I sighed as I got into the car.
“You okay?” John asked as he pulled out of the driveway.
I didn’t say anything. I just leaned against the window and watched the trees and the houses pass by. The sky all black and mysterious. No stars, no moon, no clouds, just quiet.
We get to the house and John takes my suitcase for me, putting it in his room. I pass the kitchen and my wine glass is still there. John is a clean freak, why did he keep it there?
I head to John’s room and take off my hoodie. I throw it on the floor and wrap a blanket around my head then plop on the bed and stare at the wall.
“Valentina” John says. “What happened?”
“I wanna cry” I said. I couldn’t see John so I didn’t know what he was doing but he was quiet. “I don’t understand”
“What did he say?”
I can’t remember half of what our conversation was. I didn’t hear it. I heard my heart pounding out of my chest the whole time but few words stuck to my brain. Few memories.
“He called me a whore” I sobbed. “I didn’t realize that he’s just like my mother” I said referring to the time my mother called me a whore.
“And he broke my phone” I sat up and looked at John. He was standing by the bed looking at the ground with his hands in his pockets. He looks so shy. “He broke my freaking phone!” I laughed.
“Don’t talk about it now” he said. “Let’s watch movies” he turned on the tv and walked into the other room.
“I brought sandwiches” I said. “He didn’t take my sandwiches” I reached for my bag and pulled the sandwiches out and placed them on the bed.
“What do you want to drink?” He stuck his head in the room.
“Something that’ll get me drunk” I said loud enough fir him to hear.
I reached in my pocket and pulled out Joshua’s gift. It was a little blue box that was soft to the touch. I sat back and opened the box slowly.
It was a ring. A silver ring with a diamond in the middle. It’s so beautiful, he has the best taste. But I can’t keep this, I don’t even know why he gave it to me. What am I supposed to do? Run and jump in his arms and tell him I love him. No way. I’m paying him back then I’m done with him for good.
“Whats that?” John asked as he put the cans of sprite on the bedside table.
“A ring” I held it up to the light.
“That’s nice, those are real, where’d you get it from?” He sat on the bed next to me.
“Joshua gave it to me before we left”
“Oh” he said disappointed. “Well in that case it’s ugly” he handed me a can and opened his.
“What? This isn’t gonna get me drunk”
“You don’t need to get drunk” he chuckled.
It got quiet and Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s came on. “Are you gonna wear it?” He asked.
I sighed and closed the box putting it on the bedside table. “No” I picked up a sandwich and unwrapped it. “I’m gonna give it back to him.”
I took a bite of the sandwich and squealed at how good it was. “Try this!” I said and put it to John’s mouth.
“No it has tomato in it” he pushed it away.
“You barely taste it please try it!” He looked at me and frowned. “Please?” I poked out my bottom lip.
He sighed and took a bite of it. “Isn’t is good?” I asked then took another bite.
He nodded. “It’s delicious”
“Miles makes the best food” I smiled to myself. “I’m gonna miss him”
“So you’re not having sex with Joshua?” He blurted out.
I looked at him and wrapped my sandwich back up. “No, I don’t think so”
“He called you a whore. He probably said worse, don’t let that man take something that important from you”
“Why do you care so much?” I asked.
“Because I care about you, Valentina, why is that even a question?”
I looked down and stared at my hands. “You’re right. I’m sorry” I grabbed the blanket and wrapped it around my head again. Laying down the opposite way from him.
This hurts so bad. He didn’t have to call me those things. Why did he call me those terrible things? I cry silently as John stays up and continues to watch tv.