Broken is a story that is best read Chronologically to start from the beginning – Prologue
In the weeks that followed I was having trouble getting Hailey’s time. She would tell me that we would see each other this day and that day. And then have to cancel or cut it short. I was always empathetic to her busy life but it started getting ridiculous. I was being squeezed in or squeezed out I couldn’t decide which. Her messages were just all over the place. Wanting to spend time with me to almost dismissive.
I was still trying to make the Basketball game happen. What should be and was once simple person to make plans with was getting more difficult. It was painful. We were starting to argue over her availability. She would talk about how busy her life was. Meanwhile she spent every free night going out with girlfriends. Which I don’t object but it was a change in our dynamic. I tried a few different things to get her back into a rhythm. I was being kind and supportive, kept it light… nothing worked. She was stuck in a morbid state with me.
At this point we had no plans in sight and it had been about 7 days since we saw each other. And it kind of started getting away from us. We decided to call on the phone. What used to be 2.5 miles lets see each other now is a scheduled phone call. It was important to me. I didn’t go anywhere that night to make sure I would talk to her. She said James was going to pick up the kids later and she would call.
She never called and I never heard from her that night no apology text nothing, she just disengaged. And I refused to call or text her back. This was such crap. I decided to focus on me. She was making herself and her life busy. We all have obligations but we also choose how to spend our free time and I wasn’t in her plan. It hurt like a mother fucker.
But this time I wasn’t sitting still. I gave her 2 days to contact me or I was picking up the dating apps. Those days came and went no word… So be it! Fuck her! I am getting my freak on. My dignity can only be compromised so much.
I don’t know if I would ever hear from her again but I certainly was going to try to have some fun while there was radio silence. It would be my first swiping since I met Hailey…