Over the weekend, Lexi invited me out. I haven’t hung out with Lexi in a while. She got scouted for some reality show and was really invested in that. Like, girl. Everyone gets scouted for reality shows in Chicago. Relax.
Anyway, so I hadn’t seen her in a while and she wanted to get dinner and drinks. Is it ever just dinner and drinks with Lexi?
We decided to get dinner at cute Italian restaurant in West Loop. I wore a romper, mules and hoop earrings with my hair in a bun.
“I can’t wait to tell you about this guy I’m seeing,” Lexi said as we sat down at the table.
“I’m dying to hear,” I deadpanned, but I was actually excited to hear about literally anything because my life lately has been so actionless.
“His name is Andy. It’s so funny, we met in line at Starbucks,” she said.
“What was he ordering?” I had to know.
“A grande black coffee and an oatmeal. Isn’t that so cute?”
“Anyway, so we ended up hooking up that weekend and-”
“Wait, how do we go from the Starbucks line to your bedroom?”
Lexi giggled. “I don’t know.”
I just looked at her.
“Anyway, he’s really cute though. Like very cute. This was two weeks ago and I’ve been sleeping over almost every night. We took a cooking class together yesterday and he invited me to a wedding this weekend. I can totally see why Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson got engaged after a month,” she said.
“Lexi!” I exclaimed, realizing she was being irrational.
“I know, I know! I’m still kind of upset about the Hunter thing,” she said.
I guess when Hunter was last here, he finally told Lexi that he just wanted to have fun and that he cared about her, but didn’t want anything serious, blah blah blah. She really didn’t like that.
“I really do like him though. I want you to meet him tonight,” Lexi said.
“I’m willing to meet him,” I told her.
After dinner, we headed next door to a pretend dive bar. It’s one of those bars that is made to look like a dive bar, but is actually super upscale and nice inside. And definitely not your typical dive bar clientele.
Lexi got us fucking Moscow Mules and we sat at the bar people watching. I was really loving seeing who was with who, what people were wearing, etc. Suddenly, Lexi screamed into her phone.
“What is wrong with you?” I demanded, mad that she startled me.
“Andy is not fucking coming. He also claims he isn’t going to that wedding,” she said. “He’s saying that because he doesn’t want me to go with him anymore.”
I rolled my eyes. “Relax, you don’t know that. And even if that is the case, you’ve known him for two weeks. Who cares?”
Lexi got that crazy look in her eye – a look that told me it was going to be a long night.
“Two shots of tequila, please,” she told the bartender.
A couple hours later, we were in another dark bar and Lexi was grinding on some guy. No one else was dancing, but Lexi and I were trashed. I was chatting with this super cute girl who just so happens to be a model. She just moved to Chicago with her boyfriend and needed friends of her own. She was also very drunk.
“Let’s totally exchange numbers. I’ll show you around the city,” I told her.
We exchanged numbers and made plans to hang out the next weekend. Her name was Courtney.
Just before 3am, Lexi and I headed back to her apartment with a whole pizza to consume. I fucking love pizza. I was sitting at Lexi’s little bar area, making love to my slice of cheese pizza when I realized Lexi wasn’t even eating with me.
“Bitch, get over here and eat,” I called.
“I’m trying to call Hunter,” she said back.
Ugh, I thought to myself as I grabbed my pizza and joined her on the living room floor. I saw that she was repeatedly trying to FaceTime Hunter and he wasn’t picking up. It was actually comical and totally a page out of my book.
“I’m sure he’s sleeping. He has like a family, you know?” I said.
Lexi continued calling.
Y’all, I was sitting there next to Lexi, finishing up the crust of my pizza when the FaceTime was finally answered. And it was not Hunter.
Dom picked up the phone. I should’ve fucking known that was going to happen. How didn’t I know? She appeared on the screen, lit up creepily by a small lamp or candle. It took me a moment to process that it was her and that she could clearly see me. I made a weird noise and then dove to the floor.
“How can we help you?” I heard Dom ask.
I was shaking my head furiously, mouthing for Lexi to hang up.
“Where is Hunter?” she asked instead.
I completely wanted to die.
“Why are you calling my husband at this time of night? What do you want with him?” Dom said.
Lexi rolled her eyes like she couldn’t be bothered with the questions. And then she finally hung up.
“Holy fuck, this is messy. I’m going to die,” I said.
“She’s not that cute,” Lexi said.
The next morning, I woke up in bed with Tucker. I hadn’t checked my phone in a while, but I saw that I had a text from Hunter. I didn’t open it, but saw that the first line said, “Reese, I just want to…” I immediately deleted it. I didn’t want to see it.
It’s unclear if the message was actually from Hunter or from Dom when she hijacked his phone, but either way, I was not interested. I didn’t want to know if Dom had actually seen me and recognized me and was scolding me. I also didn’t want to know if she’d gone back and told Hunter that Lexi and I were FaceTiming him in the middle of the night. I haven’t heard from either of them since.
I literally want to vomit every time I think of that night – Dom picking up the phone and her seeing me. I don’t even know how I can explain myself. Even the truth sucks – Hunter was cheating on her with my friend and I knew and was okay with it. What if it gets back to Brady? What if she spins things and makes it seem like I was the one FaceTiming Hunter at 2am? What if it gets back to their parents that I’m hooking up with both brothers? I can already see how this is all going to play out.
Anyway, Brady is coming home tomorrow and the place is a shit show so Kendra is coming over to help me clean. I’ll talk to y’all later.
20 thoughts on “i can already see how this is going to play out.”
Oh my god what a shit show with Dom! I assume there will be more drama to come.
Try not judge Lexie so much. She’s going through some shit and we’ve all been there. Even you.
Actually judge her for the Hunter stuff. I totally am lol
I’m not judging her… but she is ALWAYS going through some shit.
Lexi was the one facetiming Hunter, not you. From how you describe it, there was no way you could have stopped her, anyway, and she and Hunter are grownups and need to own their own crap. Dom is not your friend and has always been rude to you; IMO, you owe her nothing. Furthermore, if you had told her Hunter was a cheat, she likely would have turned it all around on you in some way, since Hunter met Lexi though you. I would tell Brady about the incident, just so he is aware, and then I think you should distance yourself from Hunter and Dom’s drama as best you can. Honestly, I know Lexi is your friend, but she sounds pretty toxic.
you’re so right. i still feel guilty though even though it literally has nothing to do with me
Wow, okay well it always kind of seemed like Dom knew the Hunter situation … And I doubt Brady would say anything. He ignores Hunter’s dalliances already so I think you’re in the clear! 😁
I feel like everyone made it seem like Dom knew about hunter… but I don’t think that was necessarily true. what wife would be okay with that anyway
Hm, well since their relationship has been on the rocks for awhile and when he slept with Lexi the first time she mentioned, “His wife knows he has needs”. Maybe they have an open relationship, or just ‘do what you want but don’t tell me’ type thing.
true. that doesn’t explain Dom being so surprised and upset that a woman was FaceTiming Hunter in the middle of the night
Well, I don’t think Brady will have much of a reaction if it gets back to him, because he already knew about his brother cheating on Dom with your friend Lexi, and said it wasn’t his or your place to say anything about it. You’ve told Lexi how you felt about the situation, and she obviously doesn’t care that she’s a homewrecker. You can’t force her to not call Hunter, so it’s not really your problem.
ugh I know. totally not my place or business, but somehow got totally involved.
That whole situation sucks. I do feel you need to remove yourself from it. We all know you don’t approve of what Hunter does but at the end of the day, she is your friend and that’s all anyone will see. Hunter cheated with one of your friends, you introduced them. Yes, Brady knows exactly what happened, but does he have the balls to stand up for you?
It sucks, but I think you need to stop hanging out with Lexi. It will probably be for the best, she’s still a party girl and you are trying to settle down.
Brady definitely doesn’t have the balls to stand up for me. but also I don’t think any of this will come back to him like i think it will come back to me.
I say throw him under the bus…If ever Dom accuses you, tell her the truth. The minute I found out I told the guys i didnt approve and i told Brady we should tell you and he told me not to.
Its great that Brady is coming back. I think you should mention to him what happened just in case. As for Lexi she seems selfish and I think she has some growing up to do for sure. I think you have outgrown her and Kendra and Carly are your true friends. Can’t wait to see how things go with Brady’s return.
I don’t disagree with you on the Lexi thing! it’s hard when all of my closest friend are married now/have kids/pets and Lexi is one of the only ones who is in my same-ish boat
They say that you should surround yourself with successful people if you want to be successful. I like to think of it more of surrounding yourself with people living a life you want to live. Yes your closest friends are married with kids/pets but that’s what you keep telling us (/yourself?) that you want. Maybe spending more time with them will help you decide if that’s really what you’re looking for and give you an idea of what that life entails.
I think the only thing Brady would care about with the Lexi-Dom-Hunter triangle is that you’re letting Lexi drag you into trouble again. He knows you had nothing to do with and wanted nothing to do with that situation, but he also thinks she’s bad news.
maybe you’re right. it’s just a bit hard when their priorities are spending time with their family, not me. you know?
I kind of disagree with the comments saying you are in the clear. Not because I think you did anything wrong its just these things always seem to bite you in the ass. More than likely it will be brought up when you are with Bradys family or something. Dom will say something in front of Bradys mother or such. It’s one of those situations that you really can’t do anything. You can’t approach Dom in the chance that she didn’t see you. If you ignore it and she knows it was you…then you are a horrible person (in her eyes) for not saying something. The worst part is…if Hunter told Dom he was staying at Bradys and she figures out you were there at that time (alone, without Brady) shes probably going to link that late night call with being alone and assume you are after him.
Thank god Brady knows your thoughts on Hunters cheating.
Hahah Poor Reese – you get into situations, yet this time its 100% not your fault.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I BELIEVE
My drama llama wants to know what the message from Dom said…too bad you deleted it:( It would probably clear up what her opinion is and whre she stands so you could make a game plan