Love's Deadly Triangle
He watched her from a distance. Eyes transfixed on the streets ahead. She looked like she was deep in thought. Her hips swayed with each step she took. He eyed her up and down taking in every detail of her gracious body. He had the need to touch her, feel her, most of all love her. But he knew she could never loved him, not the way she loves her husband. His facial expression turned from admiration to hate in just the mere seconds her husband came to mind. "what does she see in him," he'd ask himself everyday. He could love her so much more. He does love her so much more, yet she always went to him. He remembered the first time he laid eyes on her. It was a cool New York night and he'd been late for his classes in night school. He noticed her first, sitting alone in the back room. She'd been new that day. She had on tight black leggings and a long sleeve black shirt. Nina was her name. She was beautiful in every sense of the word. Her hair fell over her shoulders, silky and jet black. He'd had dreams about smelling her hair and moving his slender fingers through it. He knew he could never be that close to her. She walked in her apartment building and greeting her husband at the door. "He doesn't love you like I love you" he said to himself. "No one will love you like me." He watched as she kissed him tenderly. "I will make you love me!" He said and walked away.
Nina and Eddie sat absent mindedly on the couch looking at the blank television screen. "Nina?" He ask her. She turn her gaze towards him looking him square in the eyes. "Yeah?" She ponder. He took her hand in his. "I want to have a baby." He say sounding unsure of her response. She looks at him real good, trying to see if his words were speaking any truth.
"A baby?" She laughs a little. "You want to have a baby? Really?"
"Yeah, I mean we talked about it, but this is the first time we've had any time to actually discuss it in dept. I really want to have a baby with you. I love you Mami. You know that." He tells her honestly. She smiles.
"Okay, Eddie, lets have a baby."
"You don't seem to sure about that Nina. If you don't want to have a baby with me, that's fine." He tells her and walks away. She follows him.
"Eddie wait! I do want to have a baby with you. I was just caught off guard. Do you have any idea how long I've waited for you to say that to me. Eddie, we've been through so much. I was going to say something before, but I didn't think you were ready."
"Of course I'm
ready. I wanted to make a baby with you on our wedding night, but
shit happens and we couldn't. Now is our chance. To have a family
together." Tears began to form in her eyes. She loves him so much.
"Yeah Papi, let's go make a baby." He didn't need anymore information. He just picks up his wife and carries her to their bed where makes love to her until the early morning.
Across the street he watch her with him. She seems happy, he says to himself. He wonders furiously what could possible make her that happy. Anger builds inside him as he seems him touch her, make love to her. The veins in his forehead begin to pop out and he clenches his fists together. "What are you doing Nina!" He yells to the empty room. "Why are you letting him touch you Nina?" he continues to yell. He pick up a glass and throws it across the room. "I've had enough Nina, I will make you love me. He doesn't love you. You'll be mine, and soon." he says as he closes the blinds.
The Next morning Eddie wakes before Nina. He smiles remembering the events the night before. She and him agreed to have a baby. 'Life couldn't be better,' he thought to himself as he kiss her softly on the cheek. The ringing of the phone pulls him out of the bed. "Hello" he says into the phone. No one says anything. As Eddie is about to hang up the voice on the other ends speaks. "Touch her again and you're dead" A confused look makes its way to Eddie's face. "Who is this?" he ask, but all he hears is a dial tone. He hangs the phone up. "Who was on the phone?" Nina ask him. Eddie doesn't answer her. His mind is still on the voice on the other end of the phone. "Hello? Eddie? Are you with me?" she ask as she snap her fingers in front of his face. "Oh, um, it was the wrong number. Nothing to worry about." Nina takes it for what it was and goes to ready herself for work.
Nina and Eddie enter the fourth in union and sees JC typing away at his desk. "I'm going to check in with Cooper," Nina says walking up the stairs. "Hey man," JC say taking his eyes from the computer screen long enough to see the bewildered look on Eddie's face. "Hey Ed, you alright man?" JC ask in a very concern manner. Eddie doesn't respond. "Ed?" JC say louder. "Wassup man what you doing?" Eddie ask JC, trying to divert his attention back to him so he wouldn't ask any more question. "you alright Ed, you seem out of it?" JC tells him.
"Yeah man I'm fine. My mind is just somewhere else that's all."
"Oh you and Nina having material problems?"
"Nothing like that. We are fine, actually better than that, we are having a baby" Eddie tells him with a huge grin on his face.
"Word Man, you knocked her up huh?"
"Not yet man, not yet, we are working on it. Just decided last night we were going to take that plunge into parenthood."
"That's great man! I'm happy for you" He say shaking his head. Eddie is still smiling. Nina comes back with a not so happy look on her face. Eddie looks at her with concern. "You okay Nina? Something wrong?" He ask. She just shakes her head. "Nina you sure you okay?" She licks her dry lips and sits in the chair by JC's desks. The paper slides from her hands and hit's the ground. Eddie leans down and reads it. His total expression changed. "Oh my god" he says. JC looks at both of them with a very confused expression on his face. He jerks the paper out of Eddie's hands. He too looked like his world was falling apart. "Oh My God." Was all he could say.