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Standing here on my balcony outside my penthouse, I take in the beautiful New York skyline in the distance. I close my eyes as I feel a slight breeze caress my face and go through my hair and I feel it leave just as quick as it came. I sigh as I open my eyes and take a sip of my wine that I slowly set back down on the rail of the balcony. ’What a difference a year makes’ I think aloud to myself as I think about the day I left L.A and my life there to take the Director job here at The Whitney. I couldn’t bear to stay and watch Tina and our daughter Angelica be a family with Henry and Mikey. Although Tina and I made amends before I left it was just too hard. I only interact with her now for the sake of Angelica and I’m grateful that Alice and Kit take turns bringing Angie to stay and visit me and I don’t have to see Tina. It just reminds me of what I have lost. Tina does call to keep me updated on Angie and now that Angie can talk she will get on the phone often. But my conversations with Tina never go beyond discussing Angie. Although the only time we did was me telling her I had met an amazing woman and we were dating now. Jodi has been my rock and my lifeline now for 7 months. I do love her and I can see myself having a life with her. Tina was happy for me but she didn’t seem to want to talk anymore about it and she doesn’t even ask about her except when Angie came back signing and she called me asking what that was about. I told her Jodi was deaf and we had been teaching Angie to sign. After that Tina didn’t ask about Jodi or wanted to know. I guess that’s for the best. I don’t want to know about her relationship with Henry as long as Angie is taken care of. That’s all that matters and Henry has been good to her. I try to hate him but I can’t.
I am taken from my thoughts as I hear my cell phone ring. I grab my glass of wine and sit down as I pick up my phone and see the package Alice sent that I meant to open earlier…I look at the caller ID and I see it’s Tina. My heart starts beating rapidly seeing she is calling so late and I’m worried something has happened to Angie.