"Wait. You said you could help me. You never said anything about hurting Emma." Shalimar said getting very defensive.
"Who said anything about hurting her?" Olivia asked. "I'm just going to remind her of a few things. Like the fact that she's a lesbian for starters. Because let me tell you, If she's straight, then so am I." Olivia laughed taking a sip of her coffee.
"When you said 'she's still doing it', what were you talking about? What is she still doing?" Shalimar asked relaxing a little. When she'd first met Olivia and told her about her 'relationship' problems, she'd told Shalimar that she could help, having had been through the same situation herself. So they got together, spend the night talking and here they were. Now that she knew Olivia was obviously Emma's ex she wanted to know everything.
"The whole getting married to a guy scene. She did it to me too." Olivia answered.
"What?" Shalimar couldn't believe it.
"Yeah, some guy named Warren or Walker or something. It was completely out of the blue. I didn't even know she knew any guys by that name. And then I had to hear about it from one of my friends saying that she saw Emma and some guy looking very cozy at some diner and so one day I followed her and sure enough she met up with this guy and went all hetero right before my eyes. Of course I was devastated and didn't know what to do. I eventually confronted her and all she had to say was that she was sorry I found out that way. What the hell kind of lame apology is that? NO one does that!" Olivia said rather loudly, finally taking a breath. Even she thought it sounded unbelievable. Shalimar could see she was still upset.
"Maybe we should go talk about this somewhere else." Shalimar suggested noticing some of the stares they were getting.
"What? Oh, yeah sure let's go." Olivia said putting some money on the table.
"You know she was the most bizarre person I knew." She continued out the door. "Even when we weren't dating, when we'd first met, I always looked forward to meeting her because she would do the most outrageous things! You know what I'm talking about."
"Uh yeah, of course." Shalimar said lying through her teeth. She had no clue what Olivia was talking about. The Emma she mentioned had never surfaced in Sanctuary. Sure Emma could be playful and mischievous at times but never outrageous or bizarre. Now it felt like she'd somehow been deprived of this other Emma who sounded so exciting that even though she'd hurt Olivia in the past she was still smiling about her, even if it was brief.
"But then she had to do what she did. Do you know how long it took me to get over that?" She said pausing on the side walk. Shalimar shrugged. The more she heard the woman in front of her ramble on about her relationship with Emma the less she wanted her help. She was beginning to feel that maybe Olivia's past feelings for Emma were beginning to resurface and Shalimar couldn't handle having someone else wanting the telempath too.
"Years!" Olivia exclaimed. They started walking again. "I was in therapy for two years before I started dating again. And when I did start dating again, no one compared to Emma. It took me a while to realize that no one ever would. Especially when it came to sex! Oh my god, the sex! You've slept with her you know."
"Okay stop talking." Shalimar said not wanting to hear anymore. This time she did know what she was talking about but she could not stand hearing anymore. She'd never even thought of Emma having other relationships or ever wanted to think she had slept with anyone else. Brennan was enough but knowing there was someone else she'd given herself to was tearing the feral apart.
"I don't want to know anymore." She took back her thought about wanting to know everything, this was more than she could bear. "As a matter of fact if you'd just tell me what I need to do to get her to call off the wedding it'd be greatly appreciated."
"Sure okay, just tell Brennan she was with you first and instead he'll call off the wedding." Olivia said with a smile.
"What? Has that been your master plan this whole time?" Shalimar asked.
"No, I know your all friends or what not and you don't want him to get hurt. But someone will, and I can't guarantee it won't be him, or her for that matter. If you want her back you'll just have to trust me." Olivea said walking ahead. "Now come on, there's someone I want you to meet."
"I can't believe I'm doing this." Shalimar said to herself as she followed Olivia down the block.
To be continued...