Aries pt 2
My next Aries woman was Sheila. Let me just cop to it now, because when I tell the story, you’re going to figure it out anyway. I met her at school while I was still dating Lisa. I know, I know! T. is a lying, cheating dog. Really it was just this one time. Shall I continue? We were both English majors so we had many of the same classes. Sheila was an ATLien by way of Arkansas. The first thing I noticed about her was the way she said my name, not my blog name but my real name. Something about her southern drawl intoxicated me. She was dynamic, adventurous and independent. That attracted me more than her looks. We used to compete to see whose English papers would be the best. There was no other competition in our classes. Sheila and I would attend those inane study sessions with the rest of the students and basically just fall into a world of our own, with conversations totally unrelated to the topic at hand. It was just an excuse to see each other outside of a class setting.
One night I saw her at an on campus party and we retreated into our familiar pattern of ignoring everybody else around. I had a girlfriend, but it didn’t matter to either one of us at that moment. We got closer than we should have. Sheila and I just vibed like 2 compatible souls. One thing led to another and well you know the rest. Her quick wit and adventurous spirit rubbed off on me. I never imagined that I would be the one to cheat on a girlfriend, especially Lisa. Before you knew it, Sheila and I had a quasi relationship, complete with rules that we came up with to make sure neither one of us caught feelings. We kicked it for a couple of months before we came to the realization that it wouldn’t work out.
The thing about Sheila was that she refused to be controlled, under any circumstances. She had the typical Aries trait of being domineering. There were times when she would violate our cheating agreement intentionally. For example, if Sheila saw me and Lisa together on campus, she would come up to me and give me a hug. I think she did that just to see how I would react. This definitely was not a reciprocal thing. If I saw her on campus while she was with another dude, she would not even acknowledge my existence. It was like I was a character in a Ralph Ellison novel. When I would call her out on that, she would display that Aries quick temper and curse me out. Sheila certainly kept me guessing, because in the next breath, she would come back and ask when we were going to spend time together. Overall, I think Sheila was just selfish, she wanted me, but only when she wanted me. Her arrogance dictated that everything had to be on her terms. I can respect that, after all I was the bad guy in this situation anyway. We eventually broke the cheating part of our relationship off and remained friendly throughout the rest of our college days.
Lisa never found out about my transgression (unless she discovered my blog.) We were together throughout college and graduation. She eventually moved to Nashville to go to medical school, while I languished away in Savannah, in a post graduation rut, trying to figure out just what the hell I was going to do with my degree in English Language and Literature. We finally broke up when she came home for winter break. There was no animosity between us, we both just needed different. Our lives were going in separate directions. Just don’t tell her mama that. I think she still thinks we are going to get back together. More to come in part 3.