“We can do whatever tonight”

And if you believe that, you’re screwed

This article is rated: realisation heavy. Best read after an argument with your loved one, when you were the winner. Fiction level — how true the story is/close to actual events (out of 5): ⭐⭐

Today’s line: “We can do whatever tonight.”

Context

Weston was taking Amber Sullivan on a date. Well, he called it a date, because they had been discretely sleeping with each for over a month. It was the first time they were leaving the bedroom environment. And, to intensify his nerves, it was the first time their rendezvous began before midnight. And with no alcohol.

One

“I’m actually fine to do whatever you want to do. I’m not fussy.”

Two

“If you choose anything besides what I want to do, I will cut your balls off, metaphorical or otherwise.”

Three

“I don’t care to decide. I’m too lazy to decide. I just want you to come up with the idea, execute it, and I will be along for the ride. Expect little from my laziness.”

Four

“I’m going along with your idea because it creates leverage for me to do my idea next time. Swings and roundabouts, I figure, and I now have one owing.”

Five

“If you ask me this one more time, I will go nuts. You never listen to my answer anyway, so my non-committal response is what you will have to live with.”

Six

“I do not love your suggestion, but I’m not ready to commit to an answer. I don’t want to hurt your feelings.”

Seven

“I won’t love your suggestion, but I don’t have a better alternative that will keep us both happy. In fact, I don’t have a suggestion at all to even suggest. But I have the emotional intelligence to recognise I can’t counter with a better idea.”

Eight

“I didn’t hear you, so better agree anyway.”

The Verdict

We didn’t gloat when we found out we were right. Anne enjoyed her usual sinister chuckle of delight. But she kept that moment between us. It didn’t take a relationship therapist to decipher that Amber’s ‘whatever’ indicated her lacking enthusiasm for Weston. Maybe not in the bedroom, but as something serious. Or as a respectable relationship in Weston’s eyes. That night they didn’t have sex, and it was the last time they saw each other.

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