What Anna had expected to see when Matt answered the door, was the guy she was in love with. She hadn’t expected to see the guy who was cheating on her.
To Anna, it felt like her whole world was crashing in on her. She had uprooted her entire life for this guy. She didn’t know what to do now. All she could do was stay frozen to the spot staring at her husband and the girl he was cheating on her with.
In a new continent, with nowhere to go, Anna had no clue what to do. All she knew was that she couldn’t stand outside the door, staring at her husband and his mistress for another second.
Without a second glace at her suitcases that now contained all of her belongings, Anna took off, running.
When all her friends and her family had warned her that the way things were going wasn’t right, she had ignored them. When her family had told her that she had rushed into things, she hadn’t given it a second thought. She had blindly trusted in Matt. And she had blindly trusted in their love.
She hadn’t given a second thought to uprooting her life for him. All she had wanted was to be with him. She had been sure that that alone would be enough to keep her happy.
But all of a sudden, she was in a new city with not one person to turn to for comfort.
When she was finally out of breath and stopped running, it took Anna almost 5 minutes before she could collect herself and look around. It didn’t matter much where she was. Anna didn’t know her way around this city and it definitely was not like she had nowhere to go. All she knew was that she had been running for a while and that Matt hadn’t had the decency to even come after her.
She started walking again, looking for a place to sit. She didn’t know what to do or where to go to from there. Less than a block away, she came across what seemed like a quiet jazz club. She could hear the faint music coming from inside.
She felt around in her pockets to see if she still had a wallet on her. Thankfully, her tomboy nature and her obsession with purses that fit in her pockets had worked out. She still had her wallet with all her cash and cards with her. What she didn’t have, was her mobile. But in that situation, Anna was glad. She didn’t want anyway in which Matt could get in touch with her. She needed some time.
She walked into the club, a little hesitant. She had never been a huge fan of Jazz music, but this place had a sort of a subtle charm to it that made her not mind the music or the ambiance.
She walked across the poorly lit dance floor filled with people and managed to reach the bar at the other corner of the room. The place was like any typical club she had been to. What she noticed differently and in fact liked was the art that she could see cluttered around the room. It was almost as if the club attracted an audience especially for these alongside the music and the party.
She made a mental note of these at the back of her mind. But consciously, all Anna could muster up the energy was to go, take a seat at the bar, order herself a whiskey neat, (she was going to need something strong) and contemplate the life that had just come crashing down around her.
To be continued…