"What the hell?!" I jolt awake as I hear Emerson's voice boom through the house. I scramble around and stand up, trying to clean the mess I had made in the laundry room. "Ashley!" He screams.
"Coming!" I shout.
I run through the kitchen and into the dining room. I look down the hall to see him standing there with his hands out.
"Why is this house such a mess?" He shouts. I looked around frantically and held my left hand up
"My ring. I lost my ring. But I found it." I say. I look at the diamond on my left ring finger.
20 carrots on a silver band that has our anniversary engraved into it. 4 years ago, I said I do. Four years ago, we committed our lives to each other. Four years ago, we promise to be faithful.
"I found it." I say. "I will clean it all up. I'm sorry." I hurry down the hall and push past him. I couldn't even look into his eyes. It was killing me. All I wanted to do was shove a knife into his heart so he could feel how I felt at the moment.
"I will help."
"No! You've done enough." I mumble.
"What?" He says.
Realizing what I had said, I turned around with a soft smile.
"You've been working like crazy." I say with a shirt in my right hand. I walk to him and stand in front of him. "Why don't you get a shower and go watch some golf?" I say, slowly undoing his tie. As I lift it over his head, I see a red lipstick stain on his shoulder. I could feel the fire rage through my body but I don't let it show. I unbutton his first button on his shirt looking into his eyes. "Or, you could come with me into bed." I say, unbuttoning another button. He smirks and huffs.
"Really?" I nod. "We haven't had sex since the miscarriage." A burning sensation moves through my throat and I could feel my knees start to shake.
"Yeah. Well, it's been a month. I"m ready." I say. I rap the tie around the back of his neck and slowly pull him further into the room with me.