“Dri, stop. Please” Spencer called after me, following me while I was heading towards the bar where I had left Emery, I noticed that Conner had left but I pushed that thought to the back of my mind, wondering where Emery had gone.
“Why, so you can try and convince me I didn’t see what I know I saw?” I snapped at him before signalling the bar tender.
“You don’t get to be mad about this.”
“I don’t get to be mad? I don’t get to be mad about the fact that you kept something from me? I’m not mad that you were screwing someone else, I’m mad you didn’t tell me. I thought we were passed everything that had come out on that night when we sat down and told each other everything that happened while we were apart!”
Spencer didn’t say anything, his jaw tightened as he gripped my arm and dragged me down the hallway.
“Let go of me,” I hissed at him while attempting to pull my arm from his grasp but his jaw just tightened even more.
“Why the hell are you mad at me?” Spencer growled at me.
“Why didn’t you tell me you had sex with someone else while you were in London?” The anger slipped from his face as he cupped mine.
“Because it killed me to know that you were dating someone else, I didn’t want to put you through that by telling you about Scarlett.”
I shook my head at him before heading back down the hallway looking for Emery hoping she can distract me what I was just told without asking questions.
Except I didn’t find Emery, I found Alec instead. I made my over to him and he gulped at seeing how angry I was.
“What am I in trouble for this time?” Alec grinned at me but I shook my head.
“Did you know about Scarlett?” I questioned while willing myself to not cry in public.
Alec didn’t say anything to begin with, he just put an arm around my shoulder and pulled me close. “I did try to convince him to tell you, I told him it would backfire but he thought he was protecting you from the inevitable pain of knowing the truth.”
“But she’s here, she obviously works for the same company.”
“Please tell me you aren’t mad that the two of them had something, I don’t know what it was exactly but it was still something because you have no right Dri.”
I took a deep breath before pulling away and facing Alec, “I’m not mad that it happened, I’m mad that it was kept from me. Did he tell you he was the one that forced the two of us to set down and clear the air about everything that happened from the moment we broke up?”
I shook my head, I really didn’t want to be here much longer for the night but I also knew I couldn’t sneak out early. Emery would question it, Spencer would follow me and possibly get in trouble for bailing on the event and the senior partners have already spotted me, saying they were pleased with my appearance here.
I tried searching all over the hall in hopes of finding Emery but I couldn’t spot her anywhere, it wasn’t until to the bathroom that I found her hiding out in there.
“There you are! What happened with Spencer?” she exclaimed as soon as I entered and I just frowned at her.
“What was going on with you and that Connor person?”
“He is what you would call a notorious play boy who has set his sights on me,” she scrunched her face up and I instantly knew she was disgusted by him.
“Oh what, that’s a shame he was really hot and aren’t you normally into the whole ‘no strings attached thing’?” I smiled at her innocently but she glared at me.
“Don’t you dare start thinking I will be perfect for him, blah, blah,” she waved her hand around and I couldn’t help but laugh.
I knew I would need Sutton’s help with this one, Emery rarely reacted like that with a guy unless she liked them or someone else. She always flirted and got her free drinks out them and if she was feeling up for it she would go home with them, I have never seen her act like this.
“Spencer was having sex with another girl in London…” I spoke as I walked over and took a seat beside her on the couch.
I also thought it was weird to see couches in women’s bathrooms like this but I suppose it gave us somewhere to sit where we bad mouthed our dates for the night.
“You can’t honestly be mad about that, seriously I thought you were smarter than that and hell Dri you were dating Damon,” she stared at me in shock and this time I glared at her.
“I’m not mad about him having sex, I’m mad that he didn’t tell me.”
“Oh yes that, yes you have every right to be mad especially considering he was the one that wanted to have that conversation the other night.”
Emery was still hanging out at my apartment after our shopping trip the other night when Spencer returned, we both demanded to know why Spencer requested Emery to leave interrupting our girls’ night. He stated his reason and Emery and I stared at each other, she left when we recovered from our shock.
“He thinks he was protecting me, but it hurts more knowing he purposely kept it from me. If we hadn’t had that conversation the other night, okay maybe I wouldn’t be so mad…” Emery scoffed and I raised an eyebrow at her.
“Don’t lie Dri, you would still be mad that Spencer kept something from you, it’s the way you are.”
“Whatever, I just want to go home,” I complained tearing my gaze away from Emery.
“Then go home, you don’t have to be here. You’re here as Spencer’s date, not on your firms invite.”
Emery was right, I didn’t have to be here. I agreed to come with Spencer because I knew the charity was for a good cause and I’ve already done my part.
I quietly slipped out of the hall making sure to grab my coat on the way out before hailing a cab and heading home.
I had just left my bathroom after having a hot shower as soon as I got home, I just hoped the hot shower could wash away my issues.
I was standing in my bedroom wrapped in a towel looking for clothes when I heard the front door slam shut and panic instantly set in, I quickly looked around in hopes of finding a weapon but I couldn’t find anything so I ran for my closet to hide in.
I was sitting on the floor of my closet when I heard the footsteps getting closer, I didn’t know who was in my apartment but I was terrified. I crawled further back into my closet, I was stupid enough to knock something over.
The sound was muffled by the carpet but it was still a noise, I had to put a hand over my mouth to stop the gasp that was trying to escape.
I could hear the footsteps in my bedroom, more panic set in causing me to bury my head in between my knees and chest in hopes they will take what they want and leave, leaving me alone.
“Dri?” my head shot up at the sound of Spencer’s voice.
“You scared me,” I spoke softly causing him to frown before he walked over and squatted in front of me wiping away the tears I didn’t even realise I had.
“I’m sorry babe, I truly am. I honestly think that it’s time you see that therapist, I’ve come storming into your apartment before and you haven’t freaked out like this. I will even come with you because we can’t keep lying to ourselves, I panicked when I realised you were gone and Emery refused to tell me where you went.”
I looked at Spencer, considering how mad we were at each other earlier to see him this worried when we haven’t even talked about the issue yet.
All I could do was nod, “alright, how about I call Kirsten and ask her if she can give us some names?”
Spencer leaned over and softly kissed my forehead before pulling up from my position in the corner of the room.