Chapter 58. Closure

A crocodile would leave his daughter crying by the door and left. She was sick, with a fever, he had not seen her in almost a month.

“I need to go see this woman Rachel, I cannot live like this. She left me. I already have a job offer and I am supposed to start working there on Monday but right now I do not know if moving to California makes any sense. Please keep her and I will forever be greatful. By the way, you look gorgeous, your house is a home, I am a piece of shit”.

At that moment I lost any kind of respect or left over love for this man. Who in his right mind would leave his sick child behind, drive 700 miles at night to beg for somebody´s love? Right, a looser.

There was my closure, right in front of me, in my living room, typing Whatapps like a maniac and waiting for my permission to leave, looking totally distressed. Like a child, but it was not, it was the same perturbed 40 year old man that had perturbed me and everyone around him. A pure narcissistic asshole.

Six months prior to this Woody Allen scene I had moved out of the family house with nothing but a few suitcases.

Crocodile needed to break free I sensed so last Christmas, I wrote a good bye letter to my in laws and I announced the divorce to my friends and family. 

Soon thereafter, crocodile was “in love” with someone else he would post pictures on Facebook with a young girl that looked like a cheap version of me. They would go on vacation, take pictures on our bed, appear dressed up dining at fancy places toasting with champagne, proposing. Crocodile came to my doorway to show me his tattoo while trying to convince me that he could easily remove it or change it if need be.

I feel sorry for the new girl, she is just another prey, feeding the crocodile’s ego. And she is in it thinking that the man she sees now is the man she gets. He is offering her flowers, attention, jewels and trips. But none of it is for her. He wants to impress and have someone around telling him how wonderful he is.  “I do not care about her happiness Rachel, I care about mine”. He concluded.