Chapter 71: "Oh God."

Ok, so 1:30, not 12. I was close though, eh? ;) ~ Aeryn

I sat in my seat, watching as Sid came out holding his stick high as he was announced the 1st star of the game. I grin, as I watch him skate in a slow circle before heading back down the runway. I had yet to wipe the smile off my face. It had been a permanent fixture on my face since I saw the plus sign. I was going to tell him as soon as this game was over, and I had been hoping that it would be a good game so that he would be in a good mood. Thank God it was! The Pens had won against the Rangers, 4-2, with Sid getting two of the goals. I was about to burst! I had to tell him. Sure a part of me wanted to tell him in one of those cute surprising ways, but I wanted to tell him before anyone else. And I needed to tell someone. I wasn’t exactly sure how he’d take it. But finally there was light, after Bran I had been depressed, I knew I had. I tried to not think about it, but it was always there. Now there could be a new life to look forward to.

I get up from my seat and make my way downstairs and into family lounge area. I converse with the various girlfriends and wives, but they mostly leave me alone. Probably because I’m so distracted, I’m not listening to what they are saying. Not being rude, I just can’t. As I’m off in my own little world, players come in and claim their mates. Finally, I hear the door open and know that it has to be him. After all I’m the only one left in here. I look up with a smile. Which immediately fades.

A blond wearing a burgundy blouse and high waisted skirt accompanied with matching high heels comes in the door. A wicked smile plastered on her face.

“Caitlin! How are you?” she says in a high-pitched fake voice.

“What are you doing here Victoria?” I bite out.

“I came to see Sidney, see how he was doing. I thought I might pick up the pieces, thinking that you would have left him. What a shock to find you in here! I was sure that when he told you about that night, that you would have run,” she smiles her voice dripping with fake sincerity.

“What night? What are you talking about?” I ask. What was she talking about? I wanted to blow past her, not fall for her trap but her acrylic nails had sunk in too far. Why would I dump Sid?

“Why his birthday night silly,” she laughs, “You mean, he didn’t tell you? Well, since you couldn’t be there because of all that work you had to do I helped him celebrate. After all it’s not everyday that someone turns 26.”

“What are you talking about?”

Sid’s POV

I skate out onto the ice as they call my name for the first star, a smile plastered on my face. We played a great game and that was one of the reasons for the smile, but the main reason was anticipation. I had come home after practice to see Caitlin smiling. She was in a great mood and that has been a rarity since she got the news about Bran. She told me she had something to tell me, but that I had to wait until after the game. I walk back to the dressing room trying to figure out what it could be. Bran was cancer free? No, that couldn’t be it. Promotion? How could she get promoted, she was the boss. Unless it was about that job. The “Jon” hadn’t said where the job was just that it was far away, and I assumed that if she took the job that she would have to move. But would she really be happy with that. I mean, I knew we hadn’t been the model relationship and she had been really distant lately with the whole Bran thing. But she wasn’t going to move.

I sigh shaking my head; I needed to stop thinking that she was going to run.

I finish up with all of the reporters as fast as I can, wanting to hear the news. Even though I blew through the interviews in record time and was pretty sure I had taken the fastest shower on record I was still the last guy out. What’s new.

I find myself practically running to get to the lounge to go see her. I quickly open the door and walk in, only to be horrified with the sight I see. As I open the door I feel my jaw drop at the sight of her high-end clothes and fake blonde hair. Although I had told Colby and Marc about that night I had never said whom it was with. It’s just I was so down that night and she was there, we had a past, I was drunk. I watch as Caitlin’s eyes flicker up to me. They showed no emotion, they were almost dead which was very unlike her shining chocolaty eyes that always gave away her emotions. I walked closer my eyes never leaving hers, upon closer inspection I could see that they had taken on a reddish undertone.

“Oh God,” I whisper. She knew.

“Oh hey there Siddy Poo! I was just telling Caitlin how much fun your birthday night was and how surprised I was that you two were still together,” Victoria turns to me smiling and giving me hug, which I didn’t return. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the woman staring daggers into me.

“Caitlin…” I begin walking over to her.

“Save it Sid,” she says going for the door.

I grab her arm, not willing to let her go. This should have never happened and I should have told her a long time ago.

“No, wait. Please just hear me out,” I plead with her.

“Oh my God! You mean you didn’t tell her?!” Victoria gasps in fake shock, “Oh and here I am blabbing on about how it was nothing and you didn’t even tell her?!”

“What the hell do you want me to say Sid?! Aww… this is all my fault if only I had been there none of this would have happened?” Caitlin says her voice rising with each word.

“Hun, it didn’t mean anything. I was drunk and you weren’t there so I was…”

“No Crosby! Don’t you dare tag this one on me! I couldn’t get away from work you know that!”

Ugh, I hated when she did this. She shut me out, wouldn’t listen to my side of the story. I was so sick of this working excuse.

“You ALWAYS have to work! You miss half my games, I didn’t see you for almost 3 months because you were working,” I find myself shouting back.

“Look who’s talking Mr. Hockey! You’re not exactly home every moment waiting for me!”

“Um… I think I’m just going to go, I’ll talk to you later Sidney,” Victoria says with a smile slipping out the door.

“What about the other job?” I ask.

“What other job?” she asks in a huff her hands flying up in frustration.

“I heard the message from Jon on the answering machine.”

“I didn’t even take that job!” she yells back, “I turned down the opportunity of a life time to be with you!!”

I can only look at her in shock.

“Don’t turn this on me. You are the one who slept with another woman! Victoria no less!” she shouts loud enough to crack the ice.


“No, Sid. No buts. Nothing you can say or do is going to make this one better,” she says her voice faltering for a minute, “Did you honestly think that you could hide something like this from me forever?!”

“No, I was going to tell you but then you found out about Bran,” I begin to explain, but as soon as I mention Bran I regret it. She inhales sharply and looks away, tears brimming in her eyes that she doesn’t want me to see.

“Caitlin, no that’s not what I meant… I …”I begin again, trying desperately to fix my mistake. But the damage is already done, before I can explain she puts a hand up silencing me.

“Enough Sidney,” she says in a quiet voice her eyes no longer held anger, just an immense amount of hurt.

She begins to walk away from me and out the door. I know that if she goes out that door that I may not get another chance. So I grab her arm gently. I can’t lose her.

“Caitlin please,” I beg.

Her eyes finally drag up to meet mine and I wince at the brokenness I see.

“No, Sid. I’m sorry but I can’t trust you anymore. I need time to think,” she says softly.

“Caitlin,” I plead in a vain attempt to make her say. She looks away from me and shakes her head. I know she no longer trusts her voice. Her hand comes to my hand on her arm and she gently pries it away from her before quietly slipping out the door, leaving me standing there wondering if I will ever see her again.

November 09, 2009 at Monday, November 09, 2009

9 Comments to "Chapter 71: "Oh God.""

Posted by Anonymous ( November 9, 2009 at 11:02 PM )

Yeah, wow. That about makes it a million times worse that he cheated on her with Victoria!! It's horrible to imagine even being in similar shoes. About to thell the guy you love your preggo, then have that skank tell you what a slut the guy is. My, my.


P.S. Thanks for the update. Hope to hear from you soon. I also hope this story doesn't end soon, lol.

Guh... I don't think I can take anymore tears... this is just killing me! AHH!!! but I loved it. Completely, totally...

Caitlin, forgive him. Tell him about the baby and live happily ever after. Please? For me?

OMG!!! It was Victoria he cheated with on his birthday!! Holy Cow! Poor Caitlin, my heart is breaking for her! Can't wait for more!!

Awwww. *heartbreak*

Thanks for posting!!!

Wow, how awful...I think it is good that Caitlin needs time to think, and hopefully she will forgive him, but in the meantime, grovel city for Sid!

Posted by Anonymous ( November 10, 2009 at 1:25 PM )

hot dammm thats intense. and she's pregnant??? what what. LOVE IT

Wow - Victoria huh? I thought if he would have cheated, he would have at least had some class about it, lol. jk
I can't believe Caitlin found out like that. I feel so bad for her. And on top of that, she's pregnant. I hope they work things out soon! Sidney needs to do some major apologizing though. Cheating is bad enough - but it was with Victoria AND he didn't tell Caitlin himself. Oh yeah, and he's making it seem her fault. Another no no. lol
And she's pregnant!
Omg - I can't wrap my head around this whole thing. I think I'm still in shock it was with Victoria. I feel like crying for Caitlin. I really do. Where are my tissues...

Posted by Anonymous ( November 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM )

The Longer you wait the worse it gets!
Sid gets caught & blames her.......
real mature there.
Poor Caitlin with what she going through finally gets some good news & now this!

Yeah I say Sid has alot to make up for!

great chapter! =-)

awwwweee shit.

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