Well of course, you called.
I didn’t know what to order for you so I just got red wine.
That’s good enough. It’s fine, really. What’s this about?
Well, we haven’t seen each other so I thought…
Look, you know if it wasn’t important, we could have just…
It’s not something I would have wanted to say over the phone. I’m glad you’re here. It’s good to see you.
I wouldn’t have bothered you if it wasn’t…
Let me guess, it has something to do with Reynaldo, again?
No, well not directly, not like you think..
You do this all the time. It’s been five years. Come on, now, I can’t…
I’m over that, this isn’t about us, well, it is, it is about you
Listen, I’ve heard this song and dance. I’m sorry, it is what it is..
No, not that, if you’d just…
You and I had our chance, right? We blew it. Is that why you invited me here?
No, wait, look…
I’ve got to go… I’ve got meetings all day and I really don’t have time for this
Will you shut up for one second? Seriously. You are so full of yourself. I am over us. I was over us two years ago. Maybe it took me longer than it should and maybe I degraded myself by begging you but I thought we really had a shot at the love thing back then. But that was then- I’m happy now. I have a wonderful lady in my life and things are good for me. Things however are not so good for you if you don’t get it together.
Look at me! Do I not look together?
And if you would just give your raging ego a quick attitude check I could tell you that I know where you were. And if I know, Reynaldo knows too.
Wait, what? What do you mean where I was?
You’re in the spotlight now Ruby, don’t you know that. They know everything about you. They go through your trash. They know you are here with me even. You have got to be more careful if it isn’t too late.
Okay, now you’re being cryptic, who knows what? It doesn’t matter… whatever it is that this mysterious they think that they know, what the hell does it have to do with me? Or you for that matter?
Were you with Gobi Kesh yesterday? In his Presidential Suite? Did you stay all night, Ruby?
What? That is none of your business! What the hell is this? Why is where I spent my time any of your concern?
So you were there, right. Hey, I’m invested here too. I’m not trying to lose everything on this deal behind your damn indiscretions!
Oh, now I’m a whore? We just went from me being the love of your fucking life, to a two bit floozy? Is that how you see me?
I know you.
What the hell does that mean? Do you really think that I would do anything to put Kia Bella in jeopardy?
Sometimes you don’t make good decisions. Gobi Kesh could ruin us. If Reynaldo finds out, what the hell are you going to say then? I can’t keep saving you.
Wow. I thought of all people, you would think the best of me, not the worse. Saving me?
Time for that is past. Those days are over. I didn’t walk out on you to be with anyone. You walked out on me. This is business.
I knew it! I knew this was all some pathetic attempt for you to get me back. Because no one can protect me like you, right, Taine?
I could care less what you do, Ruby. But now you are playing with my money. This deal has to go through. I just wish you would get your kicks further away from the dinner table.
Thank you so much, Taine. Thank you so much for this expensive bottle of wine and this expensive table in this fancy restaurant uptown, in the middle of full public view, cameras everywhere, so you can be seen, holding my hand of course and simultaneously calling me a non business savvy slut to my face. This is what your love affords someone, I take it. Nothing but embarrassment and grief. Every second I’m more and more appreciative of my decision to leave. And guess what, I’m going to exercise that prerogative right now. Worry about yourself, asshole.
You should stay for the tiramisu, it’s delicious here Ruby. Don’t make a scene.
Oh, this isn’t a scene, honey, it’s a fucking exit.