“Heather’s brother agreed to get stand by seats for everyone and they were off to… “ Sandy looked at Heather. “Anyone remember where?”
“Thailand,” Jill said.
“That’s right. Jill’s dream vacation,” Sandy said.
“Is that your dream vacation?” Jacob asked.
“Let’s plan a trip,” he said.
“We are in the middle here,” Heather said.
“I’m sorry,” Jacob said. “Trevor’s a jerk and went on vacation with your brother.”
“Exactly,” Heather said. “Well, my cousin came back early. He was upset and wouldn’t tell me why. Of course, Trevor came home like nothing happened. Five days later, Jill was sick. She had Chlamydia.”
“Among other things,” Jill said. “I was lucky I didn’t get AIDS.”
“Or Herpes,” Sandy said.
“But, of course, Trevor spent all their money, so she couldn’t pay for a doctor,” Heather said. “We took care of the bill and helped her get better. Jill was at my house when my cousin had a layover. He saw her and kind of freaked out. He told me Trevor and his buddies spent their vacations picking up women and buying hookers.”
“I heard him tell her. He didn’t want me to hear, but I heard it anyway,” Jill said. “I guess I knew that’s what happened. I left Heather’s to confront Trevor.”
“The bitch-ass says…” Tanesha started.
“He said there was nothing wrong with what he did. He was sure I did the same thing when he was gone. Cat’s away and stuff like that,” Jill said. “I was shocked. I mean I… I hadn’t. Not until… Well, you know.”
“He told Jill that he wasn’t sick,” Sandy said. “She must have caught all those diseases from someone here in Denver.”
“Nothing’s ever Trevor’s fault,” Jill said. She sighed. “I think things started to get really bad then.”
“They were bad from the beginning,” Tanesha said.
“I got really depressed. I couldn’t leave him.”
“Or didn’t. Too loyal,” Sandy said.
“But I DID make him use condoms,” Jill said. “And I told him if he did it again, I would leave him.”
“Why are we talking about this?” Jacob asked. “I want to know about Jill’s life but …”
“Because it’s all a part of it,” Tanesha said. “This happened the year before. Well, of course, there was that depression bullshit. Jill was depressed because she was trapped by douche bag and he says…”
“He told me that the birth control pills were making me depressed,” Jill said. “I came home from Pete’s one morning and he had an appointment scheduled with a doctor. For me. Trevor did all the talking. I was depressed. He said it was the birth control pills. So the doctor told me to stop taking them and take these antidepressant pills.”
“The doctor never even asked Jill why she was depressed,” Heather said. “What did he care? Just wrote the prescription, took her money and canceled her prescription!”
“I didn’t have the energy to fight Trevor, and we were using condoms anyway. I took the antidepressant pills and stopped taking the birth control pills. I should have known that he…”
The retelling of Celia’s Puppies, Denver Cereal Volume 2, continues tomorrow…
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