We pick up City Boys from where it left off yesterday….
‘Hay baby, what you doing up?’
Nina did not even answer him, she looked at him, got up from out of her chair, walked on over to him with some paper in her hand, and then slapped him across the face.
‘What the hell was that for?’
Yelled Riley in shock.
‘Don’t even bother coming to bed with me tonight!’
Raged Nina as she stomped up the steps to the bedroom and slammed the door shut behind her.
Of course Riley was not going to let this end here, he had no idea what he had done, nor did he have a clue at what actually was going on.
First he made his way upstairs and knocked on the door being polite.
He said as he knocked on the door calling him by her nickname.
Before she even responded, Riley’s phone went off, it was Lee, he had to ignore it for the time being, so he placed it on mute, and let it ring out.
Riley was trying to be polite for the time by not walking in on her, as they have no locks on the doors at their home.
‘Pebbles come on talk to me.’
‘Fuck off Riley!’
She replied back.
‘Right that’s it.’
He said as he burst his way into the bedroom.
‘What the hell is the matter with you!’
He yelled at her in a rage.
Nina just lay across the bed, with her head over one end of the bed and tears dripping onto the laminate flooring.
‘I’ll tell you what’s the matter shall I?’
She replied as she flung the paper in his face in rage, but it dropped right before her before it even got anywhere near him.
Riley picked the paper from where it was and started reading the paper.
“I cannot stand by and let this happen any longer, I have been having an affair with Riley for the past two years, we work together, go on holiday together, and he has even been introduced to my parents. Your boyfriend, my boyfriend is having an affair, he is cheating on you constantly, he keeps telling me that he will leave you, and yet he still has not, and now I cannot stand this anymore. I am pregnant with his child, he knows this, and the best thing that can happen is for you to let him be with me.”
‘What the fuck.’
He said as he lowered the letter down by his side and looked at Nina on the bed and just burst out laughing.
‘And you believe this?’
He questioned Nina as he held it tightly in his grasp.
‘Well it would go a long way to explaining a lot of things!’
She yelled in reply.
‘Not the kid thing again.’
‘Yes the kid fucking thing again, and this shall keep coming up.’
‘I’m just not ready yet to have a kid, is that ok!’
He yelled back knowing he perhaps should not have done.
‘You don’t want kids, you don’t want marriage, you don’t want to move away from London, just what do you want Riley?’
She shouted as she cried.
‘Look, can we drop this as it is not true, it is complete bollox and you know this.’
He said lowering his tone but not the expression on his face.
‘You might want to, but I don’t. Tell me the truth!’
‘You know, I am not even going to listen to this, I don’t have to.’
Then as he turned around and walked away out of the room, Nina threw a makeup case at his head, and it hit him square on the back of the skull.
Riley paused for a moment, did not even look around but still held on to the door frame. Nina did not say anything, she just paused in silence and waited for him to maybe say something.
Nothing was said, Riley calmed himself down and made his way out of the house.
As soon as he stepped out of the house he put in a return call to Lee.
‘Lee mate can I stay at yours tonight please mate?’
Asked Riley on the phone to his mate.
‘Riley mate, sure come on round. Fergie is here as well.’
Said a very willing and understanding friend as it was late into the night.
Riley needed some time to think to himself so took a walk on over to Lee’s house.
Riley walked through the uneven paving and the leaves all on the floor of London town, kicking them without a care or thought wondering what the hell had actually been going on.
Finally Riley had arrived at Lee’s house, and he just gave Lee a little call to inform him he was outside.
‘Alright mate, you ok?’
Asked Lee as he opened the door and let Riley in.
‘Come on in man, Fergie is already here.’
‘Fergie? What’s he doing here?’
‘Whats good bruv?’
Asked Fergie as a greeting to Riley, as Riley came into the kitchen and seated himself down next to Riley.
‘Not a lot that’s fucking for sure.’
Cried Riley in reply to Fergie as he was still fuming from the argument between himself and Nina.
‘Yeah tell me about it.’
Said Fergie as he showed Riley a letter he had in his hands.
Fergie read out the letter, the letter was like for like the same as Riley’s. the letter was stating that he had an affair with some woman at his office, seeing this letter angered Riley even more.
‘Well I’ll see your implicating letter and raise you this.’
Said Riley, as in this moment he was able to see the funny side of things, then he handed Fergie his letter and gave Lee Fergie’s letter.
Then when the two of them had finished reading the letters they currently had, the two of the traded, so that Fergie started off with his original and now Lee started reading Riley’s letter.
‘You know what this is don’t you?’
Asked Fergie with a rhetorical question.
Lee and Riley looked back at him blank.
‘Someone is fucking with us.’
‘Ok I’ll except that, but who?’
Questioned Riley in return, his question returned blank faces.
‘There is nobody I know with those initials.’
‘The envelope, do you have the one it came in?’
Asked Riley playing the detective.
Said Fergie as he rummaged through his inner blazer jacket pocket in search of it. He pulled it out, and gave it to Riley.
Riley looked over it intensely, he examined it, smelt it, groped it, all in all he used all of the sense he could muster except for licking it.
‘What are you looking for?’
Asked Lee, as both he and Fergie watched him study the two papers and an envelope.
‘Anything that can lead us to who it could be, or at least where the paper is from.’
‘The paper is recycled paper, scented with a woman’s perfume of some sort, but…….’
He said as he just noticed one key element in the letters.
He noticed as it came to him.
‘What you talking about it’s printed?’
Asked Fergie in a rather confused look.
‘Whoever has written this I feel knows us, they did not want us to recognise their handwriting, so everything on the letters and envelope is printed. They are clever.’
Said Riley, who was pleased with himself but also defeated as a lead had come to an end.
‘How can you tell?’
Asked Fergie as he shouted in rage whilst snatching the letter from Riley’s hands. Riley never answered him, but when Fergie looked over it he could not quite make it out.
‘There are no imperfections in the letter, no blotches of ink from where the writer has paused or touched down with the paper, also depending on the writers dominant hand, there is always a tendency to lean to the right or left when writing, this user is straight and within a margin all the time.’
He groaned out his response.
‘So what now?
‘Well I don’t know about you guys, but I am going to bed. I have made the beds in both the spare rooms for you guys, but whatever you do please don’t wake up Adrianna.’
Pleaded Lee as he groaned himself going up to bed.
‘Think I will join you actually buddy.’
Said Fergie, as he too made his way up to bed.
‘I’m going to stay down here mate if that’s ok?’
‘Yeah man sure. See you all in the morning.’
Riley thought long hard and intensely about who it could be, why the person or people were doing this, who can he trust? Who should he not trust?
Riley thought well into the night about this to see if he could conjure up any answer, but there was non to be found.
It was three a.m. before he plonked himself into bed, and even then he did not get to sleep until half past, and he had to be up within the next hour or so, as he had to get home, washed and then ready for work.
With a small amount of sleep Riley picked himself up, cleaned up the bedroom he had slept in and creeped out of the house as quietly as possible so to not wake anybody up, and then made his way for his own home ready for work.
Yawning away on the underground rage was starting to fill up inside of Riley, whilst back at Lee’s house, everybody else was starting to get up and ready for work.
‘Where is Riley?’
Asked Samantha, Lee’s girlfriend.
‘I have no idea….’
Said Lee as he was rushing around the house trying to get himself sorted and his little daughter at the same time.
‘I will call him in a bit!’
Shouted Lee rushing up the steps.
Meanwhile back at Riley’s home Riley was in a rush to have a shower, get in and get out.
He dumped all of his miscellaneous items on the cabinet at the entrance of his home, and rushed up for a shower dumping his clothes on the go, if there was one thing he wanted, it was to remain normal in these trying circumstances.
Nina heard him come in, and getting ready for work as he did not come in with the aim of curtsey.
While he was in the shower Nina attempted to look through his phone.
She tried entering the codes that she thought might be protecting his phone but she was having little joy, then she heard him coming out of the shower.
Nina stormed up the steps.
She shouted in his face waving his phone in front of him.
‘Don’t give me what, followed by your innocent face.’
She screamed at him in his face.
‘I want to see your phone. If your not having an affair then it won’t hurt you to open it then will it?’
She asked him in a very judgemental tone.
‘Ok, fine, but you are signing your own death warrant by doing this.’
He replied to her as he gave her a warning about her conduct.
He unlocked both of his phones despite her only asking for the one to be unlocked and did not set them to re-lock, then he made his way out of his home and over to work, leaving Nina to see what she would never find.
As Riley made his way to the underground station he took in several deep breaths to calm himself down, much was going through his head, but he had to focus. He had much work to be getting on with for the time being.
Before Nina even had a moment to look inside of Riley’s phone, it started to go off.
She said down the phone, but due to a problem with his phone that Riley had not even reported yet, Nina could not hear anything nor anyone down the other end of the phone.
The only way anybody could be heard on the phone was either through headphones or by being placed on loud speaker.
‘I can’t get a hold of Riley, I will message him and give him a call later!’
Shouted Lee zooming down the steps of his own home as he stormed out to his car, as he was running late.
Breaking the law as he was in his car on his phone he sent Riley a message.
“Tried calling you, but to no avail, will give you a call later.”
Said the message that Nina read through the phone.
She yelled to herself as she searched the house for the headphones to use with his phone.
Then to pile on top of Riley’s misery for the foreseeable future, when Nina called the number back, the phone went straight to answer machine, but the phone Lee had used to call Riley on used to be Samantha’s phone and mobile number, and Lee had forgotten to change over the voice-mail, so when Nina called it back, straight through to Samantha’s answer phone message with her voice on the other end it went.
“Hi, can’t get to the phone right now, but leave me a message and I’ll call you right back.”
‘Oh I’ll leave you a message alright.’
‘Whoever you think you are stay the fuck away from my man. Stupid bitch!’
Was the voice-mail that Nina left on Lee’s answer phone.
As Nina hung up the phone she seated herself down on the living room sofa in silence, she started to sink deeper into her thoughts and into the chair.
She really did not know what to say or to do. The emotion of anger outweighed the emotion of tears.
What were she to do, she had just discovered that her long time boyfriend was actually cheating on her.
‘Everything fits all into place now.’
She said to herself as she replayed past images over and over in her head.
‘Well if it is just her for now how many could there actually be?’
She questioned herself out loud some more, as she was starting to over think things.
The most extreme thoughts entered into Nina’s mind, the most extreme images entered into her minds eye.
As anger encroached once again she grasped onto Riley’s phone even tighter in anger.
Without even knowing it the phone had auto answered, the person on the other end of the line was yelling so loud that she managed to hear them shout through the headphones.
She said with a quivering voice.
‘Oh high Nina, its me Wes….’
‘High Wes, urm………… Riley is not here he has left his phone with me.’
She continued still with this quiver in her voice.
He asked her as obviously the news had hit home amongst Riley and his boys.
‘Are you able to….’
She started and then stopped in her tracks.
Wes never said anything, he knew where she was going with this but wanted to hear her say it.
‘Are you able to come round?’
She asked him, despite knowing that she shouldn’t ask him.
‘Yeah sure. Give me about an hour yeah?’
He asked within a statement with a smile on his face.
Nina did not know if she should regret what she had just done, or if she should perhaps just move on.
While Riley was at work he was putting on a good front as if nothing had happened in his personal life, whilst wondering if Nina was actually ok, he had not heard from her all day, nothing by way of an apology, or for her to even check and see if he was actually ok, after all he did take a hefty blow to the head last night as he left his home.
Riley picked up the portable handset within his office, he pressed the buttons to dial his mobile, but then was interrupted as Natalie came into his office.
‘You got a minute?’
She asked Riley.
‘For you always.’
He said with a smile on his face and in his usual flirtatious tone.
‘I just wanted to apologise about last night more then anything.’
‘It’s fine don’t worry about it. It’s forgotten.’
Wanting to draw a line under it as soon as possible.
‘I really don’t know what came over me.’
‘Honestly it is fine. Let’s just move on.’
He said bringing the conversation to an abrupt end to her surprise.
Natalie was really taken aback by the way Riley had been over this topic.
‘Is there something wrong with me?’
She questioned to herself inside of her own head, as she walked out of Riley’s office and on over to the kitchen area within their offices, Natalie then joined in on the lady chat with all the other women in and around the kitchen.
While Riley held his head in his hands for a few moments after she had gone, he then picked up from where he left off and decided to call his mobile.
Said Nina as she opened the door to great him with a smile on her face.
Without a moments hesitation Wesley pounced on her, holding her head in his hands, kissing her aggressively on the lips, ear and neck.
Nina enjoyed it, despite not wanting too.
Wesley picked her up and swirled her around knocking ornaments off of the table and taking her into the living room.
She said half hearted.
‘I said this could never happen again.’
She said as she again tried, but only half hearted.
‘Yeah you said that before also, but look at where we are, here again. I know you have always wanted me.’
He said with arrogance.
‘You’re right I have.’
She said as she pounced on him this time, and the two of them kissed aggressively, and wrestled their clothes off of one another.
Soon the two of them were naked and having sex on the living room sofa.
When the act had finished, Nina did not feel any guilt. In all honesty she felt happy, she felt free.
‘Will you be back?’
Asked Nina, as she watched Wes put on his clothes.
He replied with an arrogant smile on his face as he buttoned up his shirt on the way out of the house.
‘Fergie, is India home?’
Asked Riley as he put down one of the phoned within his office and dialled Fergie straight away on the other office phone.
Replied Fergie sharply.
‘Where are you?’
‘I am at work. Why?’
‘I’m coming to pick you up be ready.’
He yelled as he stormed off and out of his office to the underground station.
Rushing through London at one in the afternoon, suffering human traffic and congestion was all adding to his frustration.
Shouted Riley from the other end of the road as he yelled at Fergie to come his way from down the road.
Fergie put in a slight jog towards Riley.
‘What is this all about?’
Asked Fergie as he reached Riley, and they walked over to the underground station.
‘It is Wes.’
He answered with anger.
Asked Fergie not getting it.
Returned Riley with anger.
‘Think about what it is you are saying!’
Yelled Fergie back to his friend as the two of them were making their way down on the escalator shouting with every one looking at them.
‘This is not up for discussion. He did it! I fucking called my own mobile number, which she had, it auto answered and he was fucking her!’
Yelled Riley back to his friend, as he explained that some woman gasped in shock and turned around and just looked at Riley with a questionable look.
‘You can butt out!’
Yelled Fergie to the woman in anger.
The two of them made their way over to Fergie’s house as fast as they could move, quietly they sneaked in.
Then there he was, thrusting himself all over Fergie’s woman.
‘You mother fucker!’
Shouted Fergie as he dived through the air to grab after Wesley.
Fergie wrestled with Wesley on the floor, in his naked body.
Fergie pinned him down and was throwing punch after punch, Riley did not even stop him.
‘Riley stop him please!’
Shouted Fergie’s girlfriend India.
As Fergie swiped at him with right fist and then left.
Shouted Riley, and then he stopped.
‘You mother fucker, and you….’
He said and turned around pointing at his now ex-girlfriend.
‘Don’t point the finger at me Fergie. Your the one that has been cheating on me.’
‘You are a fool to ever believe that.’
Said Riley chipping in.
‘And you can fuck of as well Riley.’
‘Don’t talk to him like that, he is right, you are a fool. I never cheated on you, why would I? Can you not see that he wrote this letter!’
He yelled pointing at Wesley.
‘Why would he do that?’
‘He is your friend.’
She continued in shock.
‘Yes, so much so that he has just fucked you, and his girlfriend.’
Continued Fergie as he pointed at Riley.
‘No, they are right.’
Interrupted Wesley on the floor as he spat the blood out of his mouth and slowly dressed himself.
‘I am going to leave you to it.’
Said Riley as he was speaking to Fergie, but looking at Wesley in disgust.
Riley made his was back home, with a slow and steady pace, whilst thinking things over.
Slowly he entered his key into his door, turning it, Nina came storming out to answer the door.
‘Surprised you even dare return.’
Said Nina judging him.
‘Really? You are going to go there?’
Asked Riley as he looked at her with squinting eyes.
‘Yes fucking really, your bitch tried calling you after you had gone.’
‘I don’t know how many times I can tell you that the same thing did not, has not happened, but I am telling you now, I am not having an affair with nobody!’
He yelled in her face.
‘Ok then, let’s call her then shall we?’
‘Be my guest, hell make sure you put it on loud speaker won’t you?’
Nina dialled the last messenger in to him on his phone, Riley popped it on loud speaker.
The phone was ringing, and ringing.
‘For the love of God, where the fuck have you been?’
Asked Lee down the other end of the phone seeing Riley’s name on it.
‘Does that sound like a woman I am having an affair with?’
Questioned Riley with an arrogant tone.
Said Lee down the other end of the phone.
‘Sorry Lee, just been talking to my now ex-girlfriend as she is here, and seemed to think this is the number of my lover.’
‘Oh God no, Nina this is Samantha’s old phone, I have taken it over.’
He replied in the hope of assuring her.
‘Lee, I will call you back later.’
Then Riley put the phone down.
‘How was he?’
‘How was Wesley? Was he good?’
‘What are you talking about?’
Asked Nina trying to play stupid.
‘Nina don’t insult me!’
Shouted Riley in anger.
‘I know you fucked him!’
He continued to shout.
‘Nina, when you put the headphones in my mobile it auto answers. So I heard you and him together!’
He continued to shout as the rage was filling up.
‘No, no it’s not like that.’
She cried with a begging tone within her voice.
‘I am sure it is not, but it happened like that.’
He replied to her.
‘Riley please, please.’
‘Enough, no more please, no more anything, just you and I finished.’
By this time, Nina had broken down into tears and was making her way to the front door ushered by Riley.
As she stepped out with tears rushing down her face, she turned and faced Riley.
‘But I love you.’
Riley payed her no attention and then just shut the door behind her.