The memories I have of this vacation start at getting to the apartment. It was clean and organized, with a living room, kitchen and half bath on the first floor, second floor had the 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath.
His room faced the front of the building and had what one needed when being in college: a bed, desk and TV. I believe he hand a nightstand and the closet had good space.
I took my suitcase to his room and set it on the floor. To keep the space organized, I decided to leave my things inside of it and take them out when needed. I think he provided me with some hangers and made space in the closet in case I wanted to use it.
Next memory that I have was that he had to go to school. I stayed behind and was taking a rest when the home phone rang. I rushed to answer it thinking it was he.
“Hello,” said I. There was a pause from the caller.
“Is (roommate name) there?” said the female voice with an unpleasant tone.
“No, may I take a message?”
“And who are you?” asked her.
“Me? I’m just visiting.” (Click.) What the hell? I looked at the phone puzzled, but put it down. The phone rang again just a few minutes later. This time I answered with a serious voice.
The same scenario repeated, except being asked who I was and I left out the message part. Second hung up of the day. I wasn’t happy, but didn’t let it affect me and went back to my nap.
That’s how I was then. I was so naive I didn’t see it that when the caller heard my voice, she wasn’t content at all that I was there. For me, it had to do with her being totally rude and disturbing my beauty sleep.
In spite of already being away from home and exposed to a new environment, I still believed and trusted those people that were part of my life. What had occurred gave me no worries. I was confident nothing bad was to happen to me. I was there to have fun and nothing else mattered.
When my friend got back and I told him about it, he started laughing. It had been a while since I saw him like this and it was refreshing.
“That’s someone my roommate is seeing,” said he.
“Oh, his girlfriend.”
“Not exactly. There’s more than one. Well, that’s what he’s told me.”
“Whoever it is, she hung up on me twice.”
“Of course, the person was expecting a male voice. Besides, she obviously thought you’re with him.”
“Why? There’s also you here.”
“Yes, but she’s clearly insecure about herself and him. She’s now in a panic mode.”
“That’s stupid jumping into conclusions when she doesn’t even know me.”
“I think it’s incredible how he’s seeing many at once and haven’t been caught yet. You being here might change the chain of events.”
I was looking at him with a somewhat concerning look. I just got here and the wave hit me before getting to the beach. Universe, give me a break, not this one, please.