I told her I didn't want to come if he'd be there.
and she said, "I understand".
I'd like to say I was surprised when he grabbed my arm to say hello. motherfucker. I gave him the look I've been practicing for the last 7 months. duped. she had "sorry" in her eyes but that was not going to cut it.
"will you be needing separate checks?"
(me) "oh no. nikki, you'll be picking up my tab, right?"
30 minutes and 4 vodka tonics later, she'd nearly redeemed herself, until
(he) "hey carrie..Carrie. Carrie, I'm talking to you...CARRIE!"
(me) "FUCK. WHAT??! WHAT KEVIN? What the FUCK do you want?"
(he) blank stare.
(me) "this is bullshit; you made it perfectly clear that we have nothing to say to each other. don't try to act fake now because we're in a room full of people."
(he) "...I was just going to ask for my drink..it's..in your hand."