a.k.a. The Cat is out of the Proverbial Bag.
Either D and I were feeling a bit too ballsy or we had way too much to drink this Friday, because when one of his friends sent him a text message alerting him to my ex-boyfriend's brother's pending arrival, we decided to stay and brave the storm.
(Background: D was one of my ex-boyfriend's friends - but the ex and I broke up 4 years ago and he and D don't really speak. D and I have only been together for 6 months).
My ex's family is all or none - meaning that when one of them hates you, they all do. That said, I was surprised when the brother came up and kissed my hand. I turned to the bar and under my breath, said, "He has no clue who I am." He was drunk and I used to have blonde hair, so maybe it was justified. Either way, D ordered us shots, surprised that he hadn't been punched yet. The brother told D, "She looks familiar - How do I know her?" D told him who I was.
The shots were taken and then the brother, in an impressive display of 'pissed-offedness', smashed his glass on the bar. He then made a dash for the bathroom and stayed in their for way too long. I suggested that he was probably calling his brother. I was right.
When he walked out, I gave him a really innappropriate and self-righteous wave, which completely mocked his anger. I figured there was no way he could ever hate me more than he already did (he hated me when my ex and I were together, since we argued often and broke up the same), but I admit that I deserved a slap in the face after this display.
He walked to the front of the room where he threatened D's life and called him a lowlife to their mutual friends. D prepared to fight him, saying he'd wanted to for a while (the ex's brother is a jerk). I thought it was sexy, but it never happened though.
The rest of the weekend was filled with accusatory calls from the ex, text message threats ("You better not show up at the street fair, cocksucker") and an overall feeling of guilt within D and I. It put a damper on our weekend and possibly our relationship. It definitely prompted D to take anxiety pills. I followed in suit...
I guess this is to say that - all in all - our public debut went as well as could be expected.