Linda’s pleading phone call left Margie’s woman-like feelings understanding the unknown Linda almost like a kindred spirit to her. How did Linda, even if she was on drugs, come to call and expect something from Jonathan and why? Margie’s thoughts took her to contemplate the reasons why Jonathan did not tell Linda they were not well suited for each other so Linda would know and could move on and away from Jonathan. This was not explained and Margie did not press on to acquire that explanation.
Jonathan heard Margie bare her heart to him just lately. There was no need to repeat her heartfelt contents again to him. Margie determined once again, to trust Jonathan and feel she was selected to be with him as he stated when Rhonda’s call opened that informational door. Margie kept her dreams of the relationship becoming stronger with, yet another boulder to be vaulted. Surely both understood each other better so the union had more strength than ever before for both. Jonathan seemed to glide, effortlessly from one obstacle to another, while Margie worked to soothe the upsetting event that took place. After all, in Jonathan’s narcissistic disorder, there was order. Margie took the burdens seriously then dismissed them with her trust in Jonathan.
As always, Margie traveled to Jonathan with sometimes daily phone calls in between the weekly visits. Encouragement seemed to be embedded into Margie’s mind. The proof of a solid exclusive relationship was soothed, but did not eradicate completely, the once disturbed tranquility. The disturbances of the past were filed and not burned. Margie was no fool. She no longer doubted Jonathan and yet remained alert to more that might appear in the future.
Margie was asked to take a 3 week vacation with Jonathan to Mexico. Now the invitation assuaged all the doubt for Margie. This relationship was at a new level in Margie’s mind. Margie’s daughter, Becky, was coming from another state just to meet this man that was going to take her mother away for 3 weeks. The luncheon date was set so the three of them could meet in a neutral place to enjoy that time of introduction.
At the restaurant the conversation was like a monologue with Becky talking since Jonathan said nothing. Becky’s beauty surprised Jonathan along with her success in her life that had previously been shared with him by Margie. Jonathan did not hold a candle to Becky’s bubbly personality which kept him silent. Opportunities were left for him to join in the fun, but Jonathan put one or two words in and then retreated again to silence. He did not even talk to Margie at all during the meal. The couple had not seen each other for a week, so there were things that could have been shared.
The check was deposited at Jonathan’s fingertips. Even the waiter knew the right place for the bill. Jonathan was so anxious to remove himself from the scene, he placed a $10 bill, covering his meal, and then swiftly left the area. Becky was not prepared to pay for her own meal. Margie, in amazement, paid for both of them adding a tip for all three meals. Becky and Margie scurried to catch up to Jonathan who was in the exit hallway, around the corner and up the stairs from them. Jonathan led the way to the door, taking quick steps to leave with both ladies. Good byes were said at Jonathan’s car, where his dog, Rosey was sleeping. A quick introduction to Rosey was offered to Becky, to which she responded with a pat on the head. A sudden kiss was given to Margie from Jonathan and he was in his car with the engine running for departure.
As Margie and her daughter walked, in the rain, to their car, shock set in from the events that just took place. Tears and an apology for the lack of friendliness from Jonathan to Becky came uncontrollably from Margie. After composing their emotions, these two ladies continued to travel to the airport where Becky would board a plane to go home. The meeting of the man her mother was going to be spending 3 weeks vacation with soon, was a surprise to Becky. An entirely new mountain of concern came over Margie.