Not that it really matters. I'm just a little surprised. But I found some stuff out today.
You only knew each other for a few months before he joined the Army. And as far as I know, after your fumbling attempts to date, the only times you saw each other were when I was there with you. Shit, I think Eddie was screwing that one chick non-stop for about six months before he left. What was her name? Linda or Lindsey or some shit like that? I can't remember, but she works at my bank now. She did the paperwork for my home loan. She didn't remember me from the old days.
But I digress.
I'm pretty sure that you two never hooked up when I was still around. It must have been after. After I'd left for basic training, Eddie must have come home on leave or something. He must have looked you up, or maybe he just happened to run into you at the floodwall or at some party.
You probably got to talking about the good old days, and something happened between you two. I wonder who made the first move. Probably you, I'm guessing.
And now you've been married for over 20 years, and have two grown children with him.
Pretty weird. But it explains why I never saw either one of you again. Because you were ashamed.
I'm not sad. I'm not even angry. It's not like I just lost a friend and a girlfriend. I lost you both a long time ago. It's just that now I finally know why. So that's good. Mystery solved.
If anything, I'm a little miffed that I didn't get the chance to find out, to be angry, back when it first happened. That's a lesson that, had I learned it a little earlier in my life, that might have sent me on a completely different path.
Plus, I had you first, and that's hilarious to me. I wonder, back in the beginning, when what you did with Eddie could still have been seen as cheating on me, I wonder how many times you called out my name by mistake.
I wonder if you still call out my name, every now and then. You know, just to keep him on his toes.
'Cause he needs to be on his toes. He married a whore, after all.