“It’s been two days already. You’re bruises won’t be visible if you cover them with makeup. It’s time you got up and straighten your life starting with Ruiz. Enough hiding and mopping,” Jackie scolded as she opened the heavy curtains to let some sun in before she turned on Melody on the bed.
Melody clutched the covers tighter to her chest as Jackie yanked on them. She wasn’t ready to move yet and she was most certainly not ready to face Ruiz after their last encounter. “He doesn’t want me. What makes you think he’ll want to even see me?”
Jackie sighed heavily sitting on the bed by Melody’s head. “He’s angry now as is his right, but with a little time and patience you’ll change his mind.”
The back of Melody’s throat burned with tears as she shook her head. “You didn’t see the look in his eyes. He’s shutting me out; erasing me from his heart. I could see it. I can feel it each time his vacant eyes settle on me.”
Jackie gave her a sad smile. “That’s why you hide in here? You’re running from his vacant eyes?”