A Future with Nikki?


Tammy:  When Shanann was gone, would you stay with Nikki and then go home to get ready for work?

Chris:  Yeah, I’d just wake up at 4-4:30, go home and get ready for work and leave. I’d just work out when I got back home.

Grahm/Dave:  What were the conversations with Nikki as far as – at some point, you guys were talking about her helping you find an apartment? What did you guys talk about as far as your future together?

Chris:  That didn’t really happen. So, I got back from the beach, so I told her, like, you know, I’d lie to her, like, I had talked to Shanann about getting a separation.

Grahm/Dave:  And that talk hadn’t happened yet.

Chris:  No. It’s kind of like – she knew that something was going on and we weren’t sleeping in the same room and then she, you know, she even mentioned the fact like, “Hey, you know, Colorado’s a 50/50 state,” or something like that. I was like, “Okay, I guess she looked it up.” But that actual talk, that didn’t happen. I thought it was going to happen.

Grahm/Dave:  And so, in conversations with Nikki, I get it, you’re telling her like the progress toward the divorce is a little bit more than it was.

Chris:  Mm-hmm.

Grahm/Dave:  And so, what were you guys planning?

Chris:  It was more of like she was going to help me find an apartment that was affordable, kind of just around Brighton or maybe just close to work, Fort Lupton or something around there. That’s where my area was.

Tammy:  Did you talk about moving in with her?

Chris:  She didn’t want that.

Tammy:  Would you have done that if she would have been cool with that?

Chris:  That would have been a little too soon, I would have thought. We’d only been really seeing each other almost like a month, just talking about two months. She called her house, her apartment like her, I don’t know, like a shield or kind of like her – she had another word for it.

Tammy:  Like her safe place.

Chris:  Yeah, like a safe place or something like that. And she was like, you know, people like to invade it, that’s why she always let me come over because she said she felt like it was, I was fine, like her dog liked me and just, you belong here type thing. You know, okay.