“I was lucky, I had the best”
Had! Why had? I know I’ll never compete with Val, she will always be number one in his heart but he didn’t have to say ‘had’ in front of me did he. I love him, always have, he fills every millimetre of my heart, I couldn’t give him more of me but maybe he doesn’t feel the same, maybe he really does mean ‘had’ the best before he settled for having me.
Her card might be useful when he decides he’s had enough of me I suppose.
Why’d he take that card? What was he thinking? I thought he was happy with me but maybe he’s beginning to change his mind? I know I’m a granddad now and officially old but I don’t think I’ve changed much or at least not for the worse. He makes me smile and makes me want to get up in the morning and now that I’ve given up on trying to stop him smoking himself to death I thought we’d really made it to being a couple but maybe I was wrong.
“I wondered why you’d taken it”
“Her automatic assumption I was single, I knew she was bad to the bone”
“I’d have enjoyed changing her assumption you know, you only had to ask”
“Seriously? I thought you felt quite the opposite. You said you’d had the best and I’d never want to compete with Val, I know she will always be number one in your heart but if you’re just settling for me I’d rather we just went back to being friends.”
“Don’t be an idiot man; what was I supposed to say? I had a wonderful wife and now I’m madly in love with the beautiful man stood here?”
“Yes! Next time say that.”