Chapter 2: Going After Her

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-Nathan- Finally. Finally, I knew where she was. It had taken forever. At least it felt that way. I knew three months wasn’t forever, and I also knew Megan wasn’t really hiding. If she was, she wouldn’t have flown to Seattle. She would have left the country or something, and I wouldn’t have learned about her whereabouts through an old mutual friend Naomi and I had. An old party friend, you could say, who I had run into, and who had told me where they both were. “So, what is the plan?” Jax asked. He stood in the doorway to my bedroom, eating an apple and wearing nothing but a pair of pants. Since Megan had left, he saw how depressed I had gotten, so he had decided to come live in the big house with me. I had told him not to, but of course, he wasn’t going to listen to me. He was annoying me though, chatting away when I needed quietness, and always trying to make me go out with him. I wanted nothing of that. I just wanted Megan, but I couldn’t kick him out either. After he came to live with me, I had noticed he had stopped seeing Kat. Something had happened between them, but I didn’t ask, because I knew he didn’t want to talk about it. “Plan?” I asked. “You have a plan, don’t you?” he asked. I put on my jacket, looking at him, confused. “You can’t go all caveman like on her, and just throw her over your shoulder and take her with you,” he said. “I wasn’t going to,” I said. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Now that I knew where she was, I could only think about seeing her. I wanted to know how she was doing. I wanted to see if she was taking care of herself. Had she completely forgotten me? Or did she have sleepless nights like me? I wanted to see if she had moved on, or if she still wanted me. I hadn’t received any divorce papers, and as long as I hadn’t, I had hope. “So, what are you going to do?” “I’m going to see her and convince her to come back with me,” I told him. “Yes, because I am sure after you broke her heart and all of that, that is exactly what she wants to do.” “Do you actually have any good advice for me, or are you just going to stand there complaining about my plan?” I asked. “I just think you need to take a moment to think about this,” he said. “I have thought about it,” I said and walked past him with nothing in my hand but my cellphone, wallet, and passport. “I have thought about it. At night. At day. Ever since she left.” “No,” he said and followed me through the house. “You have thought about her, but not about what you were going to do when you found her.” “I know what I am going to do,” I said as we walked down the stairs. “I am going to bring her home.” “Listen Nathan,” he said and grabbed my arm, just as we reached the last step. “This might be your last shot at this.” “I know. Trust me … I know,” I said. “Then don’t screw it up.” “I won’t.” “So f*cking confident,” he said and shook his head. “You need to know what you are going to say if you are going to do this.” I thought about what he said. He was not wrong. I had to be prepared. I wasn’t even sure if it was Megan who was going to open the door when I rang the doorbell, or if she would even open the door. I had to be prepared. “What should I say then?” I asked and turned to look at him. Jax opened his mouth, but it was clear he had no idea. I sighed. “Maybe I should have called Kat,” I mumbled. At least she knew Megan. Perhaps she knew what to do, but when I mentioned Kat, I saw the change in my friend. Jax hadn’t had it easy, so later on in life it seemed like nothing really got to him, but her name made him almost grimace. He looked in pain. “I will figure it out on the plane,” I said. “Shouldn’t you pack some things at least?” Jax asked as he followed me to the door. “You think this is a vacation?” I asked, as I opened it and then turned to look at him again. “Well, you don’t know when you will see her exactly.” “I will see her as soon as I get to her house.” “And if she turns you away?” “That won’t happen,” I said. “No?” “I won’t let it.” I had to be confident, because I couldn’t think of a scenario where Megan wasn’t going to let me in. Where she shut the door in my face and told me to go to hell, and there was a really good chance that would happen. She had looked so betrayed when she heard what Brooke said, and it didn’t matter how much I said I loved her. She still snuck out the next morning, or maybe even in the middle of the night after we had slept together, and I hadn’t heard from her since. “Again, so confident,” Jax said. “I need to be.” “You need to show her that you aren’t the ass that entered this marriage,” he said. “I know that.” “You seem to know a lot of things, and still she walked out of that door,” he pointed out. Jax knew what buttons to push. I had to give him that. I stepped closer, my energy a little more threatening. “I didn’t think she would!” I snarled. “She was with me when we fell asleep and when I woke up, she was gone!” “I know, I know,” Jax said and held up his free hand. “But what you are doing right now, I don’t think it will work.” “What do you want me to do?! I am going crazy here!” I told him. “I just want her back.” “I know, but maybe you should give her time. If she wants to be with you, she will come back to you.” “No, I can’t.” “Nathan …” he said. “I can’t! I can’t risk her moving on and finding someone else. Megan belongs with me and only me!” I told him. “I won’t let some other id*ot touch her and have her all to himself. I refuse it.” “She doesn’t trust you right now. You think an apology will change anything?” Jax asked. “You think that is my big plan? An apology,” I said. He shrugged. “You don’t have a plan.” “I do. I am going to get the woman of my dreams, and I am going to prove to her that I have changed. That I am not the man who entered this marriage with her, but she changed me and made me better. I want to be with her, because I love her, and there is no one else for me but her.” Jax watched me for a little while, almost surprised to hear these words leave me. I was surprised too, actually. I knew I loved her, but it seemed in her absence I had fallen even deeper. Was that even possible? With Megan, it seemed like anything was. “Wow,” Jax said. He looked at me for a while, and then a stupid smile spread on his lips, and I realized he wasn’t serious here. “Now you are almost making me fall in love with you,” he said. I groaned and rolled my eyes. “Funny!” I said sarcastically. “Oh, come on man!” he said, as I walked away. He followed me outside. It was early. Seven in the morning actually, but here in the middle of the summer, the sun was already up and welcoming a new day. “I was joking!” he said, as he followed me to my car. “This is not a joke!” I told him, as I stopped by the car and looked at him. He held up his hand again. “I know. Sorry.” “Why is it you are so far up in my marriage right now?” I asked. “Don’t you have a girlfriend you should focus on?” Again, he looked in pain, and I simply couldn’t tell why. And instead of actually telling me what was wrong, he just shrugged, and said, “No.” I wanted to help him, because whatever had happened between him and Kat seemed serious, but right now I had a wife to get back. I had to focus on my friend when I came back. “I will see you soon.” “Bring her home,” he said. I nodded and got in my car, ready to fetch Megan and make sure she would never leave again.
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