Diamond’s words hit hard. I was regretful for all I had said to the Deltas and knew I would have to apologize to him later. I looked at the front of the house to see.
Xenia’s Ruby Red BMW 2018 X1 in the parking lot of the house. Holy shit.
“Who the fuck car is parked at the godsdamn house?” Ace asked.
“Fucking bitch. What the fuck is it doing here?” Joe said from the back seat. “What the fuck is she doing back? She ain’t staying. She left. I told that bitch she stays gone.” Joe said pointly.
Ace looked back at me. “You want me to handle her.”
“No. She’s my wife.. and I got to tell Xenia that we’re getting a divorce.” I said.
Ace sighed. But, he said nothing. He didn’t look confident in at all. I looked around to similar experiences on my brothers faces. “I’ll tell her to leave.”
The van stopped at the curb. I opened the side door and got out. The front door opened and Xena came out. She walked out dressed in a expensive white suit that hugged her tall cuvry 6’2 body. Her face was strikingly beautiful as always. her platinum blond hair was flowed down her shoulders and back.. She had a openly gentle expression on her face which let me know she was far from calm or relaxed.
My head hurt. Ace tapped my arm. I looked back to see him holding a silver flask to me. “It’ll help for your headaches.” He said reading my mind.
I took it opened the cap and downed it. I felt better at cool taste of the refined water. I offered back to him. Ace shook his head. “No. It’s yours. Al will fill you up with a batch when you need it.”
“You look like shit. When did you start drinking?” Xenia said.
I looked up to see her a few feet away from me now. I had to look up at her. “It’s medicine. What are you doing here. You said you were going back to Florida to visit your parents. What happened?” I said and put the flask away in my suit jacket.
Xenia frowned glancing at the van and my family all watching us. “Can we talk alone?”
“No. Here’s good. Listen. This isn’t going to work out between us. Listen to me first, please.” I said seeing her about to get into it. She closed her mouth. “I got a lot to deal with right now. I got to manage my Momma’s estate and a shit ton work and tribal duties now. I don’t think your up for any of that so. Let’s get a divorce okay. You can have the condo and whatever is in our joint account and go our separate ways.” I said staring at her.
Xenia stared at me. “I thought your family didn’t believe in divorce? Your mother was against the notion as well as I recall.”
I shook my head. “She’s gone and you’ve proven that-“
“I want to talk privately.” Xenia insisted now. “I already know how your brothers feel about me. I can’t change that. I’m a female. I’m sorry I’m not a strong man as they are or a strong a woman as your mother.”
I frowned at her and closed the door to the van. I waved her over to side and started walking. We got far enough away I turned to her. “What’s your game? I know your up to something.” I asked taking out the flask opening it and taking a shot.
She grabbed it and sniffed the inside and froze. “This is sweet water with a hint of sage. Did Big Al ask Edo’s blessing on it? It won’t last. Al isn’t a doctor or a cleric. He still would have missed an element in the mixture.” She said.
I took the flask back and closed it putting it away. She studied me closely now. I shook my head. “Stop doing that. What happened? I wasn’t expecting you to come back. Did your father say something to you? Did the hospital call you back?”
Xenia studied me. I felt her eyes taking me in as a patient. I shook my head. “Stop it. I’m fine.” I said knowing it was lie now.
“No your not.” She said calmly. “I talked to my Dad. I told him what happened. He started asking questions. Questions I couldn’t answer, about you, about the effects of what you saw were having on your mind and did I have you checked out for curses and poison.” She said stared at me. “You’ve been cursed. Haven’t you?”
I smiled. “Arnold is a brilliant man but he’s a even better tribesmen. Thanks for coming back to check on me. But, I meant what I said. We’re getting a divorce.” I said.
Xenia stared at me. “I’m not going anywhere. How long have you been awake? Heart. Your wearing the same clothes you had on sense that night. You haven’t even shaved or washed your ass. This is more then morning. You’ve been cursed and possibly poisoned.”
I glared at her. “Alright. I’ll just wash up and get a check up at the hospital tomorrow morning. You need to leave. This isn’t your-“
Xenia’s eyes lite with that magical light. She reached for me before I realized what she was doing. “Sleep“
I feel into darkness and knew nothing.