Monday, 4 February 2008

"Elise-Babe" ....He makes me cringe


I blocked Bradley's emails on Friday. I couldn't be bothered to deal with his behaviour. I didn't tell Solicitor about his last email. I didn't see the need to. As far as I was concerned Bradley was out of my life for good.

I was wrong.

Bimbo and I met up on Saturday for a shopping spree. We spent over an hour in Mother Care looking at baby clothes. Bimbo looks amazing. When people say pregnant women glow, they're not kidding. Her eyes have a peaceful sparkle. Her bump is starting show and she can't stop touching it.

As we were leaving the store I heard a familiar voice behind me.

"Elise-Babe!"

Bradley was standing three feet away from us. He leaned over and kissed Bimbo on the cheek.

"Wow, you look amazing. Congratulations!"

Bimbo, being a naturally friendly person, giggled appreciatively and began asking him questions about his life. I stood by and tried to look as disinterested as possible. Inside I was fuming! My imagination started running wild.

Maybe he was purposely waiting around to see me. Oh my God! I'm being stalked! What does he want? Maybe he's wants the Cold Play CD back. He'd forgotten it at my place. Well he can have it back. I don't like Cold Play anyway.

"Elise-Babe?" He touched my shoulder. I flinched.

"What?"

"Can I take you fine ladies out for lunch?"

Before I could say anything Bimbo stepped in.

"Yeah! That would be great. I'm so hungry. Want to go to Prezzo?"

For fuck's sake! You'd think that she'd realise that having lunch with my ex boyfriend is the last thing I wanted.

"No!" I practically shouted. People walking past gave me a strange look. Bimbo looked hurt.

"You don't like Prezzo?"

"No, I don't want to go to lunch with him!" Bradley sighed and slowly shook his head.

"Elise-Babe I thought we'd left things in the past. I've apologised what more do you want?" He turned and looked disappointedly at Bimbo. "I'm just trying to be friendly."

What an asshole! My hands began shaking. I wanted to hit him. Bimbo, finally understanding my anger, linked her arm through mine and began leading my away. She smiled goodbye at Bradley. I didn't bother looking at him.

I should have told Solicitor when I got back home. But I didn't. I didn't want to spoil our weekend with talk about my ex boyfriend. We ordered pizza and planned to chill out in front of the television all night. We were comfortably watching Pulp Fiction on dvd when my phone started ringing.

Withheld number.

I diverted the call and continued watching the film. Five minutes later it rang again. Solicitor paused the dvd and looked at my ringing phone.

"Aren't you going to answer it?"

I answered the phone.

"Elise-Babe! Miss you already."

I hung up. Where the fuck did he get my number? It started ringing again. This time Solicitor answered it. I could hear Bradley talking.

"Hey, you must be Elise's friend. Can you tell her that it’s a shame she couldn't stay for lunch today. I'll meet her for dinner tomorrow though."

Solicitor was angry.

"She won't be there. Don't ever think about calling her again." He hung up.

I knew what was coming. I knew I should have told him.

"You saw him today?" He slammed the phone down on the table. "Why the fuck didn't you tell me?"

Solicitor went on a rant. He paced up and down the room swearing and shouting. Angry at me for not keeping him in the loop. Angry at Bradley for having the nerve to call me. Angry that Bradley had managed to get my phone number.

He’s still pissed off with me. I think he's slightly suspicious too. I don’t blame him. I should have told him.

24 comments:

Grilled Pizza said...

Oh No!
Hope Solicitor calms down hun and god is Bradley a freak or just incredibly childish??
Hope its all sorted soon xxx

KaB said...

Oh dear...that was going to happen! I think the best thing to do is to be openly honest with him & to keep him in the loop! It's awfully scary as you're both new in your whole living together scenario & this could be playing on his mind!

Keep him in the loop & keep that Bradley fella well away!

Really hope it all works out!

La Gringa said...

I agree... you should definitely keep him in the loop!

Michelle Hix said...

Okay this Bradley guy is stalking you! He's a freak Elise. The nerve! He does not want you to be happy. And its totally grossing me out that he tries to call you "babe". Tell him that if he contacts you again, you are going to call the police...maybe that will turn him off.

C.Rag said...

I've made the mistake of not telling CockMaster things that are similar to this & it always comes back to bite me in the ass. Now I tell him everything & he tells me everything.
We are both the jealous types so it's easier now.

On another note, this Bradley is a total creep.

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

It must have been a shit storm for relationships this weekend :( I know I've had my fair share of drama.. I hope Solicitor realizes that you just didn't want to make him worry...

Slyde said...

yes, you SHOULD have told him. Whats going to happen is GOING to happen now... your man wont take much more of that from this guy, thats for sure...

Trée said...

May be time to get an advocate involved. Sometimes a "friendly" letter helps. Then again, maybe just letting solicitor beat the shiott out of him might be quicker and more satisfying for all involved. The dude is definitely warped. He doesn't want you, he wants you in pain because he can't acknowledge his own rejection or take responsibility for his own behavior--so he plays these games of the ego.

Bridget said...

Brad is a raving lunatic. Solitor's temper needs watching and you need to get yourself out of this mess!

Globus said...

the scourge of the bastard ex strikes again, alas. this is why globus always turns his phone onto 'silent' come evening-time, and in fact why globus relocated several hundred miles to avoid any face-to-face ex run-ins. give it some time, and good luck!

Pixie said...

Well Solicitor cares enough to be jealous so thats a sort of back handed plus.

Bradley - well my sweet he sounds like a complete and utter psycho x

I am sure you will find away out of this one -

B.E. Earl said...

Wow! This guy is a serious prick!

You should have told Solicitor, Elise. I understand why you didn't but still...

Kitty Wrinkle said...

Bradley appears to have the hide of a rhinocerous ... was he always like this, or is it a newly acquired phenomenon?

Just tell Solicitor everything from here on. x

i am the diva said...

even if you don't think it's an important matter - with this nutjob, it's probaby best you keep solicitor in the loop at all times.

sending you love and good thoughts.

Kathleen Mortensen said...

Like everyone else commenting on this dilemma, I nod in accord: Keep Solicitor in the LOOP!
As for Bradley--get yourself a very loud whistle and when he calls again--blow in his ear!!!
Kat
(stomping all over his Coldplay cd in very high boots can also be very therapeutic...I'm just saying.)

hayley-emsley said...

Hi Elise,

He is sooooo stalking you and trying to ruin your current relationship in the process!!!

I would be honest with solicitor guy in the future!! Honesty is the best policy!!

Love Hayley xx

lotus07 said...

The joys of being stalked. Bradley is obviously obsessed and possibly dangerous. You should have a contract assassin taken out on him immediately before he fucks up more lives. Some people shouldn't be allowed to breed.

Malach the Merciless said...

Seriously mind bullets are on the way. I really don't get idiot guys like that. I say restraining order!

Clueless Cat said...

Ew! Why is he being so creepy and totally stalker-ish??? How frustrating~!!! Hope things are smoothed over w/Solicitor soon!! xo

Ruby said...

hun...i'm telling you...get a restraining order. it seems to me that it will be the only way to convey the message to freaky bradley(remember, i've dealt with this). And for goodness sake, whatever you do, make sure solicitor knows what's going on...hell, get him to help you with the restraining order...he'll be in 7th heaven

lewisham kate said...

Oh poor you, one drama after another, thinking you and solicitor should set bradders up for a big fall..i am kinda evil like that.

sweets said...

well i bet you've learnt you lesson ;-) this too shall pass, his ego needs a bit of reassurance me thinks, good luck!

Cocaine Princess said...

Before things get out of hands and Bradley turns into one of those psycho-stalkers, you need to tell Solicitor. He's a lawyer, he'll know what to do.

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Linda and her Surroundings said...

Maybe you did not tell him because you were afraid of his reaction. Don't ever be afraid to be honest.