I met Brad at work and he was everything I had ever wanted.
We got along fabulously. I saw him on the weekends when Gabi wasn’t there, and we connected during holidays.
During the week I never mentioned him or anyone to Gabi. Not that there was a chance of me doing the talking.
She would complain about whatever was for dinner, about not being allowed to dye her hair or stay out after nine; things I’m sure she knew would not get a yes.
I had Brad listed on my phone as “Bib” so that even when, (as I am sure she did) she searched my phone, there was no image.
I kept my phone in my pocket on vibrate so that Gabi wouldn’t hear it ring.
If he called, I would go to the bathroom or another room when Gabi were present. As many times she was in her room, on her own phone, my evacutations were rare.