I lay there shirtless and drunk. The only source of light in my room was coming from the full moon outside of my window. It illuminated my shadow. While I stared at the letter sitting on my night table, I could sense an uneasiness in my demeanor. As I started to close my eyes, Navita came stomping up the stairs and down the hall to my bedroom.
Navita: “Yooo E! You want another round of drinks?”
Me: “What do you think?”
Navita: “Haha, I should know better than to ask you by now.”
Me: “Yeah. You got smokes?”
Me: “Cool. I’ll be downstairs in a minute. Meet you in the sunroom.”
I stumbled down the hall into the bathroom and rinsed my face with some cold water. As I stood there slapping myself into a sober state of mind, I began to stare at my reflection in the mirror. I could feel a stronger sense of reassurance in my decision not to open the letter.
I grabbed the drink off of the kitchen counter and started to make my way towards the sunroom.
WHAM! (Navita falls in front of the sunroom entrance as the door slams behind her)
Navita: As she giggles and looks up at me “E, I’m so fucking horny. You took so long! We’re going to your bedroom now!” (She grabs my arm and pulls me back up the stairs)