Broken is a story that is best read Chronologically to start from the beginning – Prologue
So it had been a few weeks of sitting on this secret. I would spend about once a week with Jennifer and sometimes Jennifer and her son. It was nice to be around a little one again. Mine were teenagers so it was kind of fun.
Our bond and friendship was growing and we were talking about her impending dates with Gregg and what was going on his world. It was hard to hang onto it for so long. Listening to her talk about Gregg’s ex was almost more than I could handle without a giggle.
So one day we were grabbing some takeout and we were walking to the place from my apartment and coming back. On the way there I said there is something I need to tell you but you should brace yourself.
I said “so you know Tammy?” She said “yes.” I told her 3 or 4 details about her I probably shouldn’t know. She said “how do you know that?” I said “well it is possible I met her on a dating app.” Grinning through my teeth, bracing for her reaction. “No Way!” she said. She couldn’t believe it. I said yes. I met her before we started speaking and actually saw her when we started.
She was blown away. She thought it was funny. And then I just blurted it out… “I also slept with her…” Stunned look. “twice”. She was practically giddy and laughing. I started laughing. We nearly both peed our pants and were doubled over walking up the street like a bunch of high schoolers.
We even arrived outside the restaurant where other people were gathered because of limited capacity for Covid restrictions. The crowd probably thought we were nuts. We got our food and walked back.
We must have made at least 25 jokes about me sleeping with Tammy or Gregg’s ex and Jennifer. It was so funny. But she said something I didn’t expect. She said I want to tell him. I said “no way”. But I told her it was her decision to make. But I wouldn’t tell him. He knew I existed but I am not sure how he would feel. I think he still had feelings for Tammy. And I told her why would you want to rish hurting him?
We both agreed that he probably wouldn’t handle the news well so she would keep it under wraps. This sharing only strengthened my friendship with Jennifer. I can literally tell her anything without judgment.