May 22nd, 1991
At home, England
Feeling more knackered than I do after a fourteen-hour flight, all thanks to the alarm going off at five so I could get to Heathrow on time for yearly SEP (Safety & Emergency Procedures) course.
I sat in the front row and almost keeled over when Millie walked in! I mumbled a “hello,” but she just glared at me and made her way to the seat directly behind me.
All morning, I felt her eyes boring into the back of my head and could barely concentrate. At break, she smiled sweetly then halfway through asking how the rest of my time in Antigua was, she spotted my ring, quickly putting an end to any pleasantries.
“You’re engaged?” Her screech was loud enough to garner attention.
I nodded but failed to explain my ring isn’t an engagement ring, even although William insisted on paying for it, which is amusing considering I bought it in England and he’s yet to see it!
“You’re so stupid,” she hissed, before storming out of the room.
Sadie, the girl I’d been sitting next to, came over and asked if I was ok. I muttered that I was but I really didn’t feel that way. I felt like finding Millie and calling her out for all of the horrible ways she treated me and for the pity filled letter she sent, as well as the appalling way she treated not only William but also Scott, who had been nothing but kind to her.
“Jealous old cow,” Sadie said, lightening the moment.
When class ended, my stomach was churning, thinking Millie might have another go at me but she left without saying a word.
“Good riddance,” Sadie said, echoing my sentiments exactly.
I have the alarm set for four tomorrow so I can get a seat in the back row!