I get home late from work that day. The house is unusually quiet, the telltale sounds of the television missing. I would have thought Tanya was out with her friends except I find her sitting on the bed, zombie-faced. Next to her, my travel suitcase lies open, its contents in various stages of unpacking.
“Babe?” Sitting down beside her, I force her to meet my eye.
“Who is she?” She asks, her voice devoid of emotion.
“The one you vacationed with. You told me you went for work.”
“It was work.”
“All you got is scuba gear in your suitcase. Swimwear. No work wear.”
I am quiet, contemplating. She assumes this to be guilt on my part and continues.
I grin at the mental image. It does sound tempting.
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