To a lot of people, I may seem like the quietest person in the entire world. I rarely talk, let alone get into arguments. Have you ever heard that the most quiet person is usually the one with the loudest mind? Or something along those lines? Well, everything that was on my mind at this moment seemed to jump out of my mouth with no filter and I was glad that it did.
For the past four and a half years, my older sister has been dating this guy, who she nicknamed Monkey, and let’s just say that I did not like him at all from the get go. I was happy for my sister because she was with someone who supposedly made her happy, but because she was so blinded by love, she did not fully see his real intentions.
Throughout the four years, I have seen my sister get hurt, cry, and go through so much that no woman should ever have to put up with. Monkey would talk down to my sister, take advantage of her, yell at her, and make her feel bad. He even had the nerve to treat my sister that way in front of me so who knows what would go on when they weren’t around. I just knew my sister had changed and she was being controlled by an asshole. (I won’t go into so much detail in this post, but just know that it was bad.) Countless times I wanted to say something, but I felt like there was no use. My sister was putting up with all his bullshit so there was no point in me saying anything. She wants to live that way then that’s her decision. Sometimes I even believe that she suffered through it all simply because she thought that he was the only guy out there for her, which I think is ridiculous. My sister can find someone better and more deserving of her.
A few days ago, I finally spoke up because I was no longer going to stand for it. My sisters and I went to the store after the movies just to go walk around. As we were browsing, Monkey shows up out of nowhere. Do you know why he showed up? He basically went looking for my sister just so he could yell at her and scold her. Throughout the store I kept telling him to drop it and that he should not be getting mad at her… for a stupid reason I might add.. yet he continued to terrorize her.
He followed her to the car and was all in her face yelling at her and telling her terrible things while my sister just sat there. That was it, he had too many strikes in my book. I had always pretended to be happy for my sister because I thought that was what she wanted for herself, but this was the last straw, I couldn’t pretend anymore. I was not about to let monkey win this fight and have everything his way.
I got in his face and started arguing with him. I told him to leave my sister alone because she doesn’t have to put up with him or his shit. He then started getting in my face, putting his finger to my face and telling me to stay out of their business because it didn’t concern me. Hey, if it involves my family and their well being, then it becomes my damn business. I told him that he was being a complete dick to my sister and that I didn’t like the way he was treating her. He tried telling me that he was just joking, but no I have had enough of him. He then continued saying other things to me and I back. It was getting out of hand.
I had kept everything in for too long and I was finally unleashing it all to defend my sister. At that moment, I didn’t care that he was way older than me and he could have possibly done something to harm me, I was just trying to protect my sister from her jerk of a boyfriend. My best friend had to pull me into the car so we could leave.
The next day, my sister finally broke up with him. She told me that she had already thought about leaving him but never had the courage until after that night when she saw me arguing with him. She thanked me for defending her and coming to her aid when she needed it the most. Her heart is broken, but she knew it was the right thing to do because he wasn’t even worth it.
After I had said everything and the argument was over, I was feeling kind of uneasy about it all. Maybe it wasn’t my part to get in the middle of their problems or say anything at all, but now that I think about it.. if I hadn’t done that then my sister would still be in that horrible relationship with an evil monkey.
I surprised myself that night. I am always so timid and afraid, but I guess when someone messes with my loved ones a spark ignites inside of me.