Kaye Leigh woke up with a headache,
she was sure that she just had a nightmare last night. She
went into the bathroom to get some aspirin. She looked in the
mirror and yelled. Becki came running in
“What’s wrong?” she said.
“What happened to my eye?” Kaye Leigh
said looking in the mirror still.
“You don’t remember?” Becki asked
trying not to laugh.
“The last thing I remember was
leaving the hotel with you after I found out that Jeff was
having an affair.” She said quietly. “I woke up with a
headache and thought that maybe I just had a bad nightmare.”
Tears were filling her eyes as she remembered the pictures.
Becki gave her a hug.
“Let’s see, you decided the best way
to handle the situation was to go to a bar and get drunk,
which you did.” Becki said.
“That was stupid of me why didn’t you
stop me?” she asked.
“I did try and I agree it was stupid
of you.” Becki said.
“No wonder my mouth feels like
cotton, and my head hurts. Never let me do that again, tie me
down if you have to.” She told her.
“I will, then after quite a few
drinks, I stopped trying to count, you went to the bathroom
and had a fight with the door as you were coming out, the door
won.” Becki said laughing now.
“Really?” she said.
“Then you proceeded to drink some
more until I said I was leaving at which point you told me I
didn’t care about you.” Becki said.
“I did? I’m so sorry Becki.” Kaye
Leigh said hanging her head.
“I already told you I would forgive
you. Then Jeff met us outside here to get you up to the room,
which thank goodness he did since you laid down in the hallway
and promptly fell asleep. This of course was after you trying
to get through the revolving doors, and a stunning rendition
of elevator music.” Becki said smiling.
“You’re kidding right?” she said
putting her hands in her head.
“Nope not at all.” Becki assured
“How did I get changed?” Kaye Leigh
“Your husband did it.” Becki told
“He isn’t my husband Becki, he
stopped being that when he climbed into bed with Morgan, and
please don’t mention him to me.” She said quietly.
“Morgan, isn’t that Sam’s wife?”
Becki asked stunned.
“Yes.” Kaye Leigh said nodding but
stopping quickly because it made her head hurt.
“Jeff doesn’t know who she is Kaye
Leigh.” Becki said.
“You actually believe him Becki?”
Kaye Leigh asked shocked.
“Yes Kaye Leigh I do.” Becki replied.
Kaye Leigh laughed.
“No wonder we get along so well,
you’re as much of a fool as I am.” She said.
“I believe him, you didn’t see his
face when he looked at the pictures or when he told me he had
no idea who she was.” Becki tried to explain. Kaye Leigh
laughed some more.
“Becki cheaters are experts at lying,
trust me I’ve had a lot of experience in this area.” She said.
Becki started to say something but
Kaye Leigh interrupted her. “I don’t want to talk about it
right now Becki please. I’m going to go take a shower and get
ready for today and then get some breakfast.” Becki nodded and
said that she would meet her in the lobby in an hour.
Sam was lying in bed thinking about
Kaye Leigh. Morgan was home when he got there and had asked
him how everything went. He asked her why she set it up, but
she left without answering. Maybe she went to meet with Jeff
again; wherever she was, he did not care. He wondered why he
was not more upset that his wife was unfaithful, maybe it was
because he was not faithful to her.
He was going to use this situation to
his advantage, Kaye Leigh would be his again even if he had to
kidnap her for a while and take her to the mountains until she
was ready to admit it. He had a friend who rented cabins up in
the mountains and with a little time alone, he knew that she
would realize she truly did love him.
“What are you doing here?” Morgan
asked when he opened his door.
“I had to see you again.” He said
pulling her into his room.
“We could get caught you know.” She
said in between kisses.
“It’s worth the risk.” He said.
“You’re worth anything.” She replied.
She had fallen in love with him just as she knew she would.
He smiled at her and started
unbuttoning his shirt.
“Tell me what I want to hear.” He
“What?” she asked not understanding.
“Tell me what I can see in your
eyes.” He said.
Morgan smiled and said, “I love you,
I love you so much.” He laughed.
“I know you do.” He replied.
Kaye Leigh and Becki had met in the
lobby before heading to breakfast, as they were going into the
restaurant Jeff came into the hotel.
“Hi guys, how are you feeling Kaye
Leigh?” he asked.
“I’m just great.” She replied.
“We’re going to breakfast, want to
join us?” Becki asked.
“Is it ok with you Kaye Leigh?” he
“Of course it is.” Becki answered
before Kaye Leigh could.
“Let me run up and take a quick
shower then I will meet you in there.” Jeff said.
“Thanks Becki I am so glad that you
understand my need to be away from him.” Kaye Leigh said as
“You’re welcome.” Becki said without
remorse. They had gotten a table but waited for Jeff to come
back before they ordered.
“Are you sure you’re up to talking
today?” Becki asked.
“I did this to myself, and I will be
fine just like I always am.” She said figuring that if she
kept saying it then it would be true.
“We waited for you.” Becki said as
Jeff sat down.
“Thanks.” He said.
“Where did you go so early this
morning?” Becki asked.
“Out for a walk and to try to
think.” He replied looking over at Kaye Leigh. “Not to meet a
secret lover.” He added looking right at her. Kaye Leigh
“Doesn’t matter if you are.” She
said smiling at him.
“Ok guys we’re not going to fight
right now, Kaye Leigh needs to be relaxed for today’s
session.” Becki said.
“You’re still going to do it?” Jeff
“Of course why wouldn’t I, just
because you have no concept of keeping a commitment doesn’t
mean I don’t.” Kaye Leigh snapped. Becki sighed.
“So much for staying relaxed.” Becki
“I am relaxed Becki, my life will not
stop because I have an unfaithful husband no matter if you
believe his lies.” Kaye Leigh said.
“Don’t keep taking this out on her
Kaye Leigh, if you need to yell, then yell at me.” Jeff said.
“I have no need to yell or anything
else.” She said setting down her napkin. “I don’t need anyone
or anything; I am the only one that can take care of me. What
I do need is to be away from you because you make me sick.”
She said and got up and left.
“That went well.” Jeff said
“Just remember this is Kaye Leigh and
she doesn’t react the same as everyone else does.” Becki said.
“Oh I almost forgot the woman it Morgan.” Jeff looked up at
“Sam’s wife Morgan?” he asked.
“Yep that’s her.” She replied.
“I’ve never seen her in my life; I
wasn’t there when she met with Kaye Leigh.” He said shocked.
“I believe you Jeff; you don’t have
to convince me.” Becki assured him.
Kaye Leigh went to the auditorium
early, Lacey was already there.
“Oh what happened to your eye?” Lacey
“You wouldn’t believe it but I had a
run in with the bathroom door.” Kaye Leigh said. Lacey
“Stranger things have happened.” She
“Can I ask a favor?” Kaye Leigh
“Yes of course.” Lacey said.
“Would you pray after your
introduction today and tomorrow?” Kaye Leigh said.
“Is anything wrong?” Lacey asked.
“I’m just having a little personal
issue right now and I would really appreciate it.” She said.
“Of course it there anything else I
can do for you?” Lacey said.
“Nope, that’s it thank you.” She
Kaye Leigh went into the same room
that she was in yesterday before she went on stage. She sat
down and tried to pray, but it would not come. Tears started
to fall and she wiped them away fiercely angry that she would
give into her emotions. Kaye Leigh refused to let anyone see
the hurt that Jeff had caused her. The hour and a half passed
quickly and the next thing she knew she was being introduced
and the prayer was being said.
Kaye Leigh walked out on stage with
her head held high.
“Good afternoon everyone.” She said.
She went right into her story, today she talked about her
marriage to Sam. When she started talking she had seen Sam
sitting out in the audience and shook her head. “You know life
throws you some strange curves at times. I see my ex-husband
is in the audience today.” She said laughing. Jeff and Becki
looked around. “Stand up Sam so everyone can see you.” She
“Come on Sam don’t be shy, its ok
I’ve forgiven you for everything you did to me.” She
continued. “Apparently he’s too shy or too embarrassed to
stand and be acknowledged.” Sam was watching her, he knew that
she was hurt and angry, he could tell by the look on her face
and the fact that she was trying so hard to be happy and
“I’m not embarrassed Kaye Leigh.” Sam
said finally standing up. Everyone looked at him. “Thank you
for forgiving me.”
Kaye Leigh looked at him then said,
“Come down here Sam.” She waved to him.
“Kaye Leigh.” Jeff said. Kaye Leigh
turned in his direction.
“My current husband Jeffery
Rutherford.” She said. Everyone clapped. “Come on up too
Jeff.” She said.
“Jeff don’t do anything stupid. I
will go get her.” Jeff sat back down. Kaye Leigh was not
paying attention to Jeff. Becki went to the side of the stage,
went up the steps, and walked out as Sam came up. Kaye Leigh
turned and saw Becki.
“Everyone this is my publicist and
best friend, Rebecca Stevenson.” She said. Becki waved as
people clapped. “And of course my ex-husband Sam Thomas.”
Becki pulled Kaye Leigh away from Sam
off to the side and hissed, “What do you think you’re doing?”
“I am doing the speaking engagement.”
Kaye Leigh said.
“You’re going to bring up last
night.” Becki said.
“My life doesn’t revolve around Jeff
Becki and I would have never mentioned him had he not drawn
attention to himself.” She said harshly. “Now go sit down and
stick to your job.” Kaye Leigh walked away from her.
“Sam, sorry about that I’m surprised
that you aren’t standing here telling everyone that I am a
liar.” Kaye Leigh said when she got to him. He smiled at her.
“Why would I say that? Everything
you’ve told them is true.” He said shocking her.
“Last time we talked you thought I
was crazy.” She reminded him. Sam laughed.
“Let’s say Kaye Leigh that I’ve seen
the light, and besides I think I proved to you last night that
all men are alike. I know that I am not perfect and like some
others in this room I don’t pretend to be.” He said.
Becki put her hand on Jeff’s arm and
whispered “Leave it.”
“Let me ask you something now Kaye
Leigh, why don’t you let these people see the real you?” he
“This is the real me, it’s as real as
it gets.” Kaye Leigh replied.
“That’s not true; you’re hurting
right now I can see it.” Sam said.
“Repeating the past can be painful
even if you’ve dealt with it, I’m glad Sam that you can
acknowledge the fact that you aren’t perfect, I’m glad you
came today and I hope that maybe you can take something away
from her here today.” Kaye Leigh said.
“You.” Sam said.
Kaye Leigh turned her back on him.
“Thanks for coming today, I am looking forward to our last
session and getting to meet you. Thank you again.” She said.
She took the microphone off.
“You are so fake Sam; there is only
one reason you are here today, that’s to rub the fact in that
your wife slept with my husband. Apparently it doesn’t bother
you that you weren’t man enough to hold onto two wives now.”
She hissed at him.
“You’ve lost two husbands.” He said.
“I admit I don’t know how to pick
men, but I’ve left both of them, no one has left me.” She
“I’ll see you around someday Sam.”
Kaye Leigh left the stage.
“What are you doing?” Jeff said when
they got back stage.
“Just leave me alone Jeff.” She told
“You are my wife.” He said.
“I was your wife until you slept with
my ex-husbands wife.” She said.
“Kaye Leigh.” Lacey called to her as
she came over.
“Yes Lacey?” Kaye Leigh said smiling
“That was a great thing you did out
there telling you’re ex-husband that you forgave him. The
audience was stunned.” Lacey said.
“I had forgiven him a long time ago.”
She said. “Thanks very much for everything, I will see you
Kaye Leigh did not wait for Becki or
Jeff she just left. She had just flagged down a taxi when they
caught up with her.
“Thanks for waiting.” Jeff said.
“Shut up Jeff.” She said. When the
taxi stopped, she opened the door and climbed in but before
she could shut the door, Jeff had grabbed it.
“Get in Becki.” He said. Kaye Leigh
slid over and they got into the cab with her.
“You did very well today Kaye Leigh.”
“Really then why did you feel the
need to come onto the stage?” she asked without looking at
“I wanted to make sure that you
weren’t about to have a breakdown or something.” Becki said.
Kaye Leigh laughed.
“Despite what you think Becki, I am
not some frail thing that is going to wither away because my
marriage failed. I am a lot stronger than that.” She said.
“Our marriage didn’t fail Kaye
Leigh.” Jeff said.
“Keep living in your fantasy world.”