Gina Goes to Tanner

“What do you want, Gina?”

“You don’t look happy to see me.”

“Should I be?”

“What’s the matter, Tanner?”

“I think you know.”

“I had to tell Matt about you and her.”


“He deserved to know the truth.”

“Since when do you care about the truth, Gina?”

“What do you mean?”

“You kept the truth about your miscarriage from Matt, didn’t you? Didn’t you think he deserved to know about it when it happened?”

Gina’s mouth tightened. “So, she told you about that. Damn her.”

“It wasn’t Lana who told me about the miscarriage.”

“Lana? Is that your pet name for her?”

Tanner didn’t answer.

“If she didn’t tell you about the miscarriage, who did?”

“Does it matter? The fact is you kept something that important from Matt.”

“The only people who knew that I kept the miscarriage a secret are Matt, Melania, Joel, Kira, Matt’s parents, Natalie and Graham. It can’t be my in-laws because they don’t know you. Joel and Kira wouldn’t have told you. And I know that Matt wouldn’t have either. So, you heard about it from Melania, Natalie or Graham. It has to be Melania. She told you so that you would think that I’m a monster.”

“I don’t think that you’re a monster, Gina. I just think that you’re selfish and you don’t care about anyone but yourself. You don’t have a problem hurting people to get what you want. You wanted to get back at Lana and you used our past relationship to do it.”

“You’re wrong about me.”

“No, I’m not. I wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt. I even told Lana that I didn’t think that you were as bad as people thought but I was wrong. You’re worse–“

Gina’s face turned pale. “Don’t say that!”

“It’s the brutally honest truth and you need to face up to it.”

“You accuse me of hurting people. What about Melania? She hurt you when she picked up with Matt and then, she hurt him by picking up where you and she left off.”

“Lana and I were not in a relationship when she became involved with Matt. And, no, she and I didn’t pick up where we left off. She was in a relationship with Matt and I had to respect that.”

“So, you’re saying that if she weren’t in a relationship with Matt, you and she would have started dating again?”

“If that’s what she wanted, yes. I wouldn’t have pursued you.”

“And now that she and Matt aren’t together anymore, what are you going to do?”

“You and I are through.”

“So, you’re dumping me for her.”

“Even if Lana and I hadn’t gotten back together, I still would have dumped you.”


“What you did to Matt was unforgivable.”

“What I did wasn’t unforgivable.”

“What would you call it then?”

“Saving Matt from making a terrible mistake. Melania would have hurt him.”

“You didn’t do it because you cared about him and you know it. You did it to spite Lana and in the process he got hurt. You’re a beautiful woman, Gina but you’re dangerous.”

“You’re wrong, Tanner, I’m not dangerous. I didn’t tell Matt to hurt him. I told him because Melania was making a fool of him. She didn’t deserve to be with him and she doesn’t deserve to be with you either.”

“Goodbye, Gina.” He moved away from the wall and walked away.

Gina watched him go. Tears sprang to her eyes. She hugged herself, suddenly feeling all alone.

8 Replies to “Gina Goes to Tanner”

  1. Ouch! Gina needs to be told, I guess. But it’s better this way. Gina might have a mean streak, but I don’t think she deserves to be with a man who does not love her.
    “Lana” got away too easy though. In my opinion.

    Lana and Tanner do deserve each other in more ways than one, and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

    I mean, is Tanner upset because Matt is hurting or because Matt knew about him and “Lana”? Maybe a little of both.
    But this is pot calling kettle black in my opinion.

    When your hands are not that clean, you don’t have the right to condemn someone else for dirty hands.

    I suppose Lana and Tanner have done “forgivable” things in this situation.
    They hurt Matt indirectly. And Gina too.
    I hope Gina moves to another country or something to learn something new and heal.
    But she can’t do that. She has children. So she has to stay and fight to be a better person and healthily love herself. And have hope for a better future.

    Thank you.💐💐💐
    This has been a very interesting story.💝

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    1. Yes, Gina needed to be told. Tanner wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt but when he found out about the incident with her miscarriage, he decided that Gina was as bad as everyone else said (ok, as Melania said). You’re right, Melania and Tanner deserve each other. It’s too bad that they didn’t stay in New York and then, poor Matt wouldn’t have gotten burned a second time. I think Tanner was feeling bad for Matt because he is hurting. I think his sympathy for Matt has more to do with Gina than with Melania. If Tanner felt bad about hurting Matt, he wouldn’t have tried to rekindle his romance with Melania. He hurt Matt indirectly while Melania do so directly.

      Gina should move on. Be single for a while and just focus on being a mother to her son with Matt and working on herself.

      You’re welcome, Ade. I’m happy you found the Matt/Gina/Melania/Tanner saga interesting 🙂 And thanks for your comments.

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      1. It’s funny how some men list all your flaws and toss it in your face to justify their leaving. Flaws that were there from the beginning, but they didn’t seem to mind.
        Of course, if you didn’t have flaws they would have still left anyway.
        So who was Tanner trying to fool with his unrighteous indignation?
        He kissed someone else’s girlfriend.
        I seriously wish he gets punched in the face.

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      2. That’s how people are. They see the faults in others but gloss over or ignore their own faults. Punching Tanner in the face wouldn’t accomplish anything. He kissed someone else’s girlfriend but she allowed him do it. She was there at the party with Matt but she was fixated on Tanner and Gina and insanely jealous. Poor Matt didn’t stand a chance.

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      3. Poor Matt. He got caught up in a love…square? Wow! Dear God spare me. *shudder*
        I know punching Tanner won’t accomplish anything, but I find the idea satisfying.🙃 (Forgive me Lord)😌

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      4. Yes, poor Matt. He would have been better off if he hadn’t fallen for either Gina or Melania. I imagine that the idea of punching Tanner would give you some kind of satisfaction but…

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