Excuses For Hickeys
Erin couldn’t believe what she was seeing. It was the end of the day and her husband, Alex, had just stepped out of their bedroom with his shirt off, sporting an unusually large amount of hickeys. Someone had been keeping Alex rather busy lately, and Erin was determined to find out exactly who.
Alex, realizing what he had done, quickly grabbed his shirt and tried to put it back on. He was embarrassed but he had nothing to say for himself.
“What the hell, Alex?!” Erin asked him.
“It’s nothing, Erin,” Alex replied. “I’m just really really sorry.”
Erin was so pissed that she was about to explode. “Like hell it’s nothing! Who has been giving you all those hickeys?!”
“It’s nothing,” Alex said, trying to make excuses. “I was just really stressed out at work and I needed to let off some steam. Plus, it was just a bit of fun. Nothing serious.”
Erin didn’t buy it and she knew that Alex was hiding something. She was determined to get to the bottom of it and find out who had been giving her husband all those hickeys.
That night, Erin decided to follow Alex. She followed him to a nearby motel and watched as he went inside. A few minutes later, a woman in a skimpy dress stepped out, and Erin knew exactly who it was.
The woman was a prostitute.
Erin was boiling with anger at this point and she was determined to confront them both. She stormed over to Alex and the woman, demanding explanations.
“What are you doing here?!” she yelled.
Alex and the woman both looked scared and Alex quickly tried to make excuses. “It’s nothing, I was just letting off some steam. I didn’t mean anything by it.”
The woman started to cry, knowing she was about to get into trouble. “Please don’t hurt me,” she begged.
Erin was livid but she managed to stay composed. She looked at the woman and said, “You can go now. I just want to talk to my husband.”
The woman quickly ran away, and Erin turned her attention back to Alex.
“What were you doing here?” she asked again, this time more calmly.
Alex was embarrassed and ashamed. He finally admitted the truth. He had been visiting the motel for a few weeks now, paying for sex with the prostitutes who worked there.
Erin was appalled and hurt. She had trusted Alex, only for him to betray her like this. She felt like her world was falling apart.
But then, something unexpected happened. Alex looked Erin in the eyes and said, “But I didn’t do it for pleasure. I did it because I was looking for excuses. Excuses for why I had all those hickeys.”
Erin didn’t know what to say. She had been so angry and hurt just a few moments ago, but now she was curious.
“What do you mean?” she asked.
Alex explained that he had been looking for excuses so that Erin wouldn’t be suspicious. He wasn’t proud of what he had done, but he wanted to make sure that Erin wouldn’t find out the truth. He had been seeing prostitutes in order to get hickeys so that he could pass them off as innocent love bites.
Erin was touched by Alex’s confession. She realized that despite his mistake, he still loved her and cared about her. She hugged him, forgiving him for what he had done.
In the end, things worked out for the two of them. Alex was lucky that Erin had been so understanding, and from then on, they both worked on their marriage, rebuilding the trust and respect that had been lost. And, of course, Alex never visited a prostitute again.