I admit there were moments in which hatred overwhelmed me and I could bash her head in with a bat, but I forced myself to instantly think of flowers.
It was an amazing ability I didn’t know I possessed.
In the first days living in a premises with a creature like Jade, I was angry, stressed, but over time, contempt filled me. I found her ridiculous. She and everything connected to her, didn’t matter.
I had a home, family, friends. I wasn’t a squatter in a flat who had an eviction notice hanging over my head. I was someone on contract to a prestigious firm and would leave at the end. I was someone who had a place to go with people who loved me.
That is what always warmed me. I had a place to go, people who wanted to see me.
Jade had nothing but a set of cats none of which cared about her.