The Constant Sidelines | Bridges Over Troubled Water

The Constant Sidelines

Linda turned to her husband, “James, he’s hiding something,” she said.

James scoffed, “don’t be so silly dear, how could you possibly think that after such a short time.”

Linda shrugged, “I just have a feeling.”

James turned to face his wife, “well, explain this ‘feeling’ that you have?”

“I can’t explain it, it’s just a feeling. He was being cagey, you pretty much shared our entire life story and all we got from him was a ‘I needed a change’. It’s just very peculiar, James!” she snapped.

James stormed back across to their home as Linda stalked on behind him as she yelled, “cancel the dinner plans, I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less right now!”

“Fine by me,” James called back to her not even turning around.

Back home, Linda busied herself in the kitchen, she’d always found that cleaning had a soothing effect on her. As she scrubbed the counters she could feel the tension begin to lift.

James had poured himself a glass of wine at their bar and had sauntered into the kitchen.

“Are we going to talk about this?” James asked.

Linda huffed and replied “what’s there to talk about James? Its just you offering complete strangers to enter our lives again!

James could feel his cheeks begin to flush, “you’ll never let me live that down will you?”

Linda threw the sponge she had in her hand down on the unit and walked out of the kitchen, not even making eye contact with James.

James sat on the edge of the bed as Linda softly snored behind him. He loved his wife and he knew how lucky he was to have her, she’d stuck by him during the good times and the difficult times but part of him wondered how long she would hold his past mistakes over him.

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One thought on “The Constant Sidelines | Bridges Over Troubled Water

  1. I’m just gonna take a wild guess and assume James committed adultry and Linda stick with him though it still upsets her! So creative way to give us insight on other characters!❤️

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