Broken is a story that is best read Chronologically to start from the beginning – Prologue
It was the end of summer and Hailey had just moved into her new place. It was her first night there. She decided she wanted to be alone. So she arranged for the kids to be at James’s. We were talking through out the day but she was busy.
She was all over town and back and forth. And I was trying to give her emotional support. For people moving out on their own for the first time after long marriages it is typically the first night alone in a very long time. Plus the significance of it just being you. I understood how emotional this could be for her.
I settled in that night but felt a little uneasy. I wanted to be there for her in every way possible. It was a big moment and I felt so antsy because I wanted to help.
She had finally moved her last piece for the day and set up her bed. She said I am climbing into bed. And I knew what was coming next… “I wish you were here.” So I asked how long are you going to be up? She said about another 20 minutes. I told her “ok I am coming right by.”
I couldn’t believe how bold I was about to be. I just said to my wife I am running to the store I need breakfast. I think I really did. But I needed to run to the store. I hauled ass to the store and got what I needed right away. Then off to Hailey’s. I went up to the front door that she left open for me.
I walked in and she came out of her room in her bathrobe to greet me. She gave me a quick tour and I said let me tuck you in. I laid her on her bed opened her robe and must have had the quickest sex of my life. She needed it, I needed it. And I was so happy I could put her to bed properly. I tucked her in kissed her goodnight. And we said I love you to each other. She later texted “thank you for coming tonight it meant a lot.” She could be so sweet sometimes.
I thought this was what was waiting for me some day and I knew I was going to have to walk over a long stretch of coals to get there. But… dammit… someday… soon?