Kaye Leigh was numb, how could this
all be happening again? Be still and know that I am God. Kaye
Leigh started laughing. Know that you are God? Know that you
caused all this pain again? I do not need God or anyone else
to survive. Kaye Leigh refused to give Jeff the satisfaction
of seeing her fall apart, she had been through all of this
before and survived, and she would do it again.
Kaye Leigh found Jeff and Becki’s
“Kaye Leigh what’s wrong?” Becki said
when she looked at her. Jeff looked up at her.
“Now I know why you were so angry
that I was going to meet with Sam, I really should have
figured it out on my own, but I guess like Sam said I’m
incredibly stupid.” She said. Jeff and Becki starred at her;
there was nothing but cold fury in her voice.
“What are…?” Jeff started, but Kaye
Leigh had slapped him with all the anger and humiliation she
“We’re through Jeff, completely
done.” She said, and then laughed. “I never thought I would
find someone that I hated more than Sam, but congratulations
Jeff you’ve succeeded in beating him.” With that, Kaye Leigh
turned and walked away.
Jeff and Becki were both stunned.
What was that all about? Jeff got up and followed Kaye Leigh.
“Wait a minute!” he yelled. When he
caught up with her, he grabbed her arm and pulled her around
to face him. “You can’t just throw all of that at me without
telling me what it was that I was supposed to have done.” He
yelled. The whole place was starring at them.
“I owe no one nothing Jeff, remember
you said so yourself.” She said and turned around again, but
Jeff kept a grip on her arm.
“You owe me an explanation!” he said
angrily. “I owe you an explanation?” she said glaring at him.
“How about you explain these!” Kaye
Leigh threw the envelope at him and when he let go of her arm
to catch it she ran out of the restaurant.
Becki had paid the bill and caught up
“What’s that?” She asked Jeff.
“Whatever Kaye Leigh is mad about.”
He replied. They sat down at the bar and looked at the
contents of the envelope. Jeff could not believe what he was
seeing. Who was this woman? Where did these pictures come
Becki was looking at him.
“How long has this been going on
Jeff?” she asked shocked. Jeff looked at her.
“I’m not having an affair Becki I
swear, I have no idea who this woman is.” He said.
“Jeff you were caught now just save
Kaye Leigh the pain and face it. I never would have believed
it of you though Jeff.” She said as she left.
Kaye Leigh had left a note at the
front desk for Becki letting her know what room she was in now
and she left instructions that her room number was not to be
given to Jeff. She had moved all of her belongings into the
new room and was now looking out the window, crying and
wondering what she was going to do now. Her hand went to her
cross, when she realized she had it in her hand she pulled it
off breaking the chain.
Becki knocked on her door, when Kaye
Leigh opened it Becki’s heart broke for her, she had never
seen her look so defeated.
“I’m so sorry Kaye Leigh.” Becki said
“I’m fine Becki.” Kaye Leigh said.
“What do you want to do about
tomorrow?” Becki asked.
“Go on with life, that’s all I can
do.” She said without emotion.
Kaye Leigh had decided before Becki
got there that she was going out. She went into the bathroom,
fixed her make-up, let her hair down, and got ready to go out.
“Where are you going?” Becki asked
when she had seen she had changed her clothes and re did her
“Out to have some fun.” She replied.
“What do you mean by “fun” Kaye
Leigh?” Becki asked knowing that she was not going to like the
“I’m going to have a drink, I believe
I deserve one. Now you can come with me but please don’t
lecture me on anything, don’t talk about what happened
tonight, and don’t mention Jeff.” She said grabbing her purse
and heading out the door. Becki sighed, grabbed her purse,
When Jeff got back to the hotel, he
found out that Kaye Leigh had switched rooms, given
instructions that he was not to have her room number, and that
she left an envelope at the front desk for him. When he picked
up the envelope, he did not know if he should open it or not
after the last one, he was not sure what he would find. What
he found was the broken chain and cross he had given Kaye
Leigh when they rededicated their lives together.
Jeff sat down on the bed and put his
hands in his head, this was a nightmare. Deciding he needed
help, he called Jon.
“Hello?” Jon said when he answered
“It’s Jeff.” He said dejectedly.
“What’s wrong?” Jon asked quickly, he
was sure from the sound of Jeff’s voice something terrible was
wrong. Jeff told him the whole story, and listened to Jon yell
about Kaye Leigh meeting with Sam and Jeff allowing it.
“I know I should have put my foot
down with her, but I never wanted to do that.” Jeff said
“You should have told me what she was
planning; I would have got the idea out of her head quickly.”
Jon said. Jeff laughed. “Ok you say the pictures are of you,
but you don’t know who the woman is? And the hotel room is on
your credit card from your practice?” Jon said.
“I know you don’t believe me, Becki
and Kaye Leigh don’t either.” He said shakily.
“Now wait I didn’t say that, with all
the technology that there is out there you would be surprised
at what criminals can do and we all know that Sam is
definitely a criminal.” Jon said. “When you get back we will
take a look at everything and see what we can figure out.
Where is Kaye Leigh now?”
“I have no idea, like I said they
won’t give me her room number and neither of the girls have
their cell phones on or are not taking my calls.” He said.
“I’ll call and get her room number
and I will try to contact either of the girls. I’ll call you
back when I have something.” Jon said.
“Thanks Jon.” Jeff said. “I
“That’s what family is for.” Jon said
as he hung up.
When they found a bar that Kaye Leigh
wanted to go into, Becki grabbed her arm and said “Is this
really the answer Kaye Leigh?” Kaye Leigh smiled.
“It works for me.” She said and went
inside. Becki shook her head and thought about calling Jeff.
When they sat down Kaye Leigh ordered a rum and coke, Becki
asked for an ice water.
Soon the waitress was back and had
two extra drinks that were sent over by two guys at another
“Those gentlemen over there brought
these for you two.” The waitress said.
“Tell them thanks but no thanks, we
can get our own.” Kaye Leigh said as she took a drink and
grimaced. “Not as smooth as I remember.”
“You realize that you’re going to
regret this tomorrow?” Becki said.
“I’m going to regret a lot of things
tomorrow.” She replied.
The waitress left and Becki watched
her take the drinks over to the two men, they did not look
“I need another drink.” Kaye Leigh
said. Becki looked at her.
“You drank that awfully fast Kaye
Leigh, maybe you should wait awhile.” She said.
“What did I tell you about lecturing
me Becki?” Kaye Leigh said. She got up and went to get another
When she got back to the table, Becki
said, “I have to use the bathroom Kaye Leigh do you think you
can behave for a couple of minuets by yourself?” Kaye Leigh
“Of course I am good at behaving
myself, which might be my problem.” She said.
Becki left the table. Kaye Leigh
could feel the first drink going to her head, but she also
could still feel the pain of the night’s events. She downed
her second and third drink before Becki got back.
“About time you came back.” Kaye
Leigh said, her words slurring a little.
“Are you ready to go back to the
hotel now?” Becki asked hopefully.
“No when I feel nothing then I will
be ready until then just enjoy yourself Becki.” She replied.
“How are you ladies doing tonight?” a
man said as he and another man sat down.
“Excuse me but did I say you could
sit down?” Kaye Leigh said.
“Not very friendly are you?” one of
the men said.
“You’ll have to excuse my friend
she’s had a very bad day.” Becki said. Kaye Leigh laughed.
“Don’t make excuses for me Becki,
I’ll tell you like it is. I do not like you; I do not want you
around me. Is that clear enough?” Kaye Leigh said to the men.
They stood up and called her a few choice words as they walked
away. Kaye Leigh laughed. “They think words are going to hurt
me?” she said to Becki. “I need to use the bathroom will you
order me another drink?”
“Sure why not!” Becki said
sarcastically, but Kaye Leigh did not catch it.
Kaye Leigh was coming out of the
bathroom, not paying attention when someone opened the door
hard and hit her in the face.
“Oh I am so sorry.” A woman said.
Kaye Leigh was having trouble focusing on her because of the
drinks and the fact that the corner of the door hit her in one
of her eyes.
“It’s not your fault, I wasn’t paying
attention.” She said.
“Here let me help you back to your
table and get some ice for that eye.” The woman said.
Becki looked up as Kaye Leigh was
coming back to the table.
“What did you do?” Becki asked
“Nothing mother.” Kaye Leigh said.
“I’m afraid I hit her with the door
when I was going into the bathroom; let me go get her some
ice.” The woman said.
Kaye Leigh had two more drinks when
Becki said she was leaving.
“Fine what do you care that my
marriage is over and my life is in ruins.” She yelled.
“Kaye Leigh you know better than
that, I do care and I will forgive you for this because I know
that you’re hurting right now, but drinking wasn’t the answer
and you know it. I’ll be sitting next to you tomorrow if
you’re sick because of this.” Becki said calmly.
“For your information Becki I am not
hurt, do you really think a man can hurt me?” she said
stumbling as they walked out.
Becki called Jeff and got them a
taxi. Jeff yelled a lot about Kaye Leigh drinking, but Becki
pointed out that Kaye Leigh was an adult and could do whatever
she wanted. She had forgotten to mention Kaye Leigh’s black
eye. Jeff was waiting outside for them when the taxi pulled
up. Kaye Leigh had a little trouble getting out of the taxi,
Jeff tried to help her.
“Keep your hands off me!” Kaye Leigh
hissed at him.
“I’m just trying to help you Kaye
Leigh.” He said.
“I don’t need anything from you
ever!” she hissed trying to focus on his face.
“What happened to your eye?” Jeff
“It’s none of your business, what I
do from now on is absolutely none of your business, make sure
you remember that.” She said trying to keep from swaying. She
started laughing as she was walking into the hotel.
“She had a fight with the bathroom
door, the door won.” Becki said. Jeff shook his head and
watched her trying to get through the revolving door.
“We better get her out of there
before she gets sick.” He said. They helped her out of the
“Hey Jeff since you’re alone tonight
do you want Becki to sleep with you?” Kaye Leigh said loudly.
Becki’s face turned red.
“Knock it off Kaye Leigh.” Jeff said
angrily. Kaye Leigh laughed.
“You know Becki wouldn’t have you,
besides you apparently really like the old disgusting type.”
She said. Jeff started to say some thing but Becki touched his
arm and said
“She’s drunk, hurt and angry remember
that, she’s just lashing out.”
They got into the elevator and pushed
the button for their floor. Kaye Leigh started singing to the
music. Becki was trying not to laugh because it was so bad;
Jeff just rolled his eyes and shook his head. Jeff had never
seen her drunk; he had never known her to drink. He knew
about her past with drinking but since they had been together,
she had never touched alcohol.
When the elevator stopped, they got
out and they steered Kaye Leigh toward her room.
“You know what?” Kaye Leigh said
stopping so suddenly that the other two ran into her. “I’m
just going to lay down here.” She got down on the floor and
“You can’t lay here in the hallway
Kaye Leigh.” Becki said.
“I’ve paid.” She replied. Becki
laughed. Jeff looked at her and she shrugged.
“Come on Kaye Leigh we’ll help you to
your room.” Jeff said.
“I don’t need help or anything else,
I’m fine.” She replied. “Besides I am sure you have someone
waiting for you.” Jeff shut his eyes trying to keep from
throttling her, when he opened them Kaye Leigh was asleep.
Jeff picked her up carefully and
carried her to her room; Jon had called and told him the
number. Becki opened the door and told him she would wait
while he put her to bed.
Jeff shut the bedroom door with his
foot, and then carefully laid her down on the bed. Brushing
some hair out of her face, he looked down at her purple and
swollen eye. He loves her more than life and he had no idea
what was going on. He very carefully got her into her
nightgown and tucked into bed. He kneeled beside the bed and
prayed that they would survive this mess, that Kaye Leigh
would know he would never hurt her like this, and that she
would not have a hangover the next morning.
“So who is the girl Jeff?” Becki
asked when he came out and sat down next to her.
“Becki I have no idea who she is, I
meant what I said when I told you I had no clue as to who she
is. I admit the man in the pictures is me, but how it got with
her, I have no idea. Besides Becki look at that woman compared
to Kaye Leigh even with her black eye why would I risk losing
Kaye Leigh for that?” He said seriously.
Becki looked at him and could see in
his eyes that he was telling the truth.
“I believe you wouldn’t hurt Kaye
Leigh like this, but who would want to set you up and why? Is
it to hurt you or Kaye Leigh?” She said.
“When we find out who the woman is
that will lead us in the right direction.” Jeff said.
“I’ll stay her tonight in case she
needs something.” Becki said. He nodded.
“Call me if she needs anything, any
time.” He said. Becki gave him a hug and said
“We’ll figure this out don’t worry.”