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The Dating Chronicles

What Goes Around…

May 12, 2019

Cindy sat quietly under the dryer. Her mouth was dry as tears struggled against the rim of her eyes. She was in a new salon and didn’t know anyone. She strained to listen, but couldn’t believe her ears.

A woman with red hair, had her back turned, but Cindy could hear her mentioning her boyfriend’s name over and over. Lonnie who had been Cindy’s heartbeat for several months now and the one she felt, perhaps with time, would finally be the husband she’d been praying for.

As Cindy scooted down lower in the chair to hear better, the woman boasted loudly of this wonderful man she had recently met and how it seemed they were falling in love. As she described Lonnie’s red jeep and hazel eyes, Cindy cringed in her chair. She felt betrayed as the woman spoke of candlelight dinners and moon walks in the park. She shuddered as she remembered Lonnie’s words, as he often refused her pleas to take a walk in the park.

As the tears began to pour down her face, her mother’s words suddenly thundered in her ear. “You will never have luck with that man, Lucinda. Because he’s ill gotten gain.” She thought of how long she had watched Lonnie flounder in his marriage to her cousin Allie, who in Cindy’s opinion never deserved him as a mate. Cindy had loved him for a long time, and now she felt like he had finally been given to her.
Since he and Allie divorced, Cindy felt it was a matter of time before she would be his wife. As least, she had thought so before today. Her stomach churned at the thought of him being in the arms of another woman.

When the dryer stopped, she rose slowly, glaring at the woman across the room. She refused to believe that Lonnie would cheat on her. She decided to approach the woman. She had to be sure it was the same man.

As she started to cross the room, the door opened and Lonnie walked in. He didn’t see Cindy, as he broke into a huge grin and walked straight to the woman with the red hair and kissed her.

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  1. I think his walking into the salon spared her from a bucket load of embarrassment. He would be the one to ask not the woman. The world is far too large to risk alienating a family member by dating their ex. Women far too often limit themselves by looking at a small playing field, venture out, you never know what God has for you, it certainly won’t be in your family members or friend backyard. I hope she learned a valuable lesson.

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