“Oh shit, Jordan!”
“Who is that?” Arianna asked suspiciously.
“Someone,” Danielle responded smiling.
“Girl why haven’t I heard of this Jordan?”
“I haven’t talked to you in a while, or her either. I thought I would try to work it out with Stacey but her not being here right now hurts. So I don’t know now.”
“It’s not going to work out with her. She knows about this Jordan?”
“Of course not. I know you don’t like her and she messes up but she was actually trying to be there for me before this accident.”
She tried sitting up but grimaced in pain. Arianna ran to her side. “It’s ok, just lay down.”
“I’m tired of laying down, I’m tired of being here. I feel trapped and anxious. And alone because I haven’t had any visits before now.” Tears streamed down her face. At that moment Arianna felt a rage building inside of her. Tears fell for her friend and herself.
Why would Stacey treat her like this? Why would she not tell anyone that Danielle is in the hospital? Arianna’s heart hurt for her best friend. Stacey has to be the worst person on Earth.
“It’s ok girl, don’t cry.” It was too late. Danielle was completely inconsolable and Arianna wasn’t much help.
“It’s not, I wanna sit up!”
“OK, ok, I’ll help.” Arianna rose the bed to sitting position. Then she helped Danielle adjust. “Better?”
“Yes. Thank you.” She wiped Danielle’s tears.
“You’re welcome. You want me to bring you anything?”
“Just my phone charger and my laptop.”
“Ok, I’ll go get it.” Arianna was apprehensive because if Stacey was still home, she might kill her. The hospital wasn’t far from her condo so she went to get her car first.
She went over every scenario in her head that could happen if she were to see Stacey. None of them ended well.
Arianna knocked on the door first but there was no answer. The anger in her turned into rage again and she struggled to open the door with her key because her hands were shaking.
This time she opened the door and checked the house to make sure Stacey wasn’t home. She exhaled in relief when she didn’t find her. She grabbed the laptop and the charger, then headed back to the hospital.
Danielle was on the phone when Arianna came back. “I don’t know ma, I haven’t talked to her.” Arianna had to assume Ms. Raquel, Danielle’s mom, was talking about Stacey. Arianna told Danielle’s parents right away that she was in the hospital.
“I don’t know when you will be fed up honey. I know I’m on the outside looking in but I don’t think I can come close to understanding how Stacey could really love you and treat you this way.”
“Me either but I don’t want to talk about it now. Can you call me later on tonight? Arianna’s back.”
“Sure baby. I love you.”
“Love you too.” Danielle hung up the phone.
“Mommy troubles?” Arianna laughed.
“Seems that we aren’t the only two people pissed at Stacey.”
“I can believe that,” Arianna said. “I brought your laptop. I also grabbed the charger for you.”
“Great, thanks girl, I love you. And I missed you.”
Danielle called Jordan and invited her over. After that Arianna and Danielle talked for about an hour until Jordan got there.
The results for the rape kit had been available for a while and she wanted to see if Stacey drugged her. She was sure she had. When she has proof, she definitely intended to make Stacey pay for what she’d done to her.