9. Emily alone
Megan got a dustpan and brush from beneath the kitchen sink and began scraping up the fragments of smashed crockery from the floor. She emptied them into the bin and sighed "well that's an idiot I never want to see again" Emily nodded her head in agreement and stood biting her fingers. Megan re-fastened her dressing gown as it was working itself loose and went to the bedroom to get dressed.
Emily stood, staring at nothing in particular still biting her fingers. Cathal came over and stood by her "are you ok?" He asked, with a light frown on his face.
She waved him away without looking at him "yeah just... Just shocked I guess".
Megan came back dressed with the emergency plates from the back room and set about getting breakfast for them all "Emily sit down, you just need a moment, you have been with him a long time" she got some cereal out and 3 mugs "Cathal can you make the drinks please? Thank you"
Later that evening they put the TV on and sat on the couch with Megan leaning on Cathal with his arm around her and Megan with her arm around Emily giving her a reassuring hug. "There'll be other guys Emmy" she said.
"But I really did love him, and then for him to go and do that, it feels like I've been torn apart"
That night Emily lay in bed thinking about what had happened "this whole time he'd been seeing someone else" she curled up and fell into a nightmarish sleep where she awoke several times covered in a cold sweat.