I was living in a motel and I met Angelica. She was a letter carrier. The instant we met we became friends. She was a beautiful woman. She was intelligent and I thought a wonderful person.

Sadly she had a boyfriend who was a complete asshole.

One night she came to me and she was crying. They each had their own rooms and he started bringing in another woman. She saw him with her and she was heart broken.

She said, "Lee, I need you. Willy is cheating on me and I do not know what to do."

I thought this is my chance to win her over to me. I didn't want her coming ro me on the rebound then going back to him when he gets rid of the other girl.

I said, "Angelica, you know that I would do anything for you. You are one of my favorite people and I will always be here for you. I want to tell you to dump the bastard and come to me. It is too soon. You need to let him go. Even if he gets rid of her the odds are that he will do it again. Try to put him out of your mind. Enjoy life with out him. Do not see anyone for a while. I will be around for you to talk to. I hope we can be together but you must be sure that we will stay together. If you find someone else I will still be your friend and I will always be available for you."

That night she wanted to stay with me. I went into the shower the next thing I knew she was in was washing my back. I turned around and saw the most beautiful medium brown body I have ever seen. All of the parts were perfect. The mountains were firm and smooth. The valleys soft to the touch. I was in love and in lust.

I dried her and carried her to the bed.

We kissed and explored each other and a voice in me said, "No, not now."

I said, "Honey, I want to make love to you. I want to make you forget about him. But this is not the time. I will be doing you more harm than good if we do this."

She kissed me and agreed. We held each other and went to sleep.

The next night she called me. She did not sound right. She sounded as if she was drugged.

She said, "Lee, I need you. I took some pills."
I ran over to her room and she was laying on the bed. She was almost out and I tried to get her to tell me what she took. She said the bottle was in the garbage. I grabbed the bottle and called poison control. They told me to take her to the hospital which was 5 minutes away. I took her to the emergency room and they took her right in. I had her purse with me and gave the her insurance card and what information they had.

The nurse said, "We are not supposed to let you be with her but since you are the only one she has and I can see that you have deep feelings for her so you can stay with her. She will be OK, You saved her life."

I asked, "What's going to happen to her now?"

She will be taken to the Psychiatric ward of Oak View hospital. She will be there for at least 30 days for observation. I visited her 3 to 4 times a week. After the 30 days were up she was released and I picked her up. While she was in the hospital I kept her room paid for. She said she would pay me back but I said no.

She went back to the asshole.

A month later she came to me. She said she was going crazy and wanted me to see if I could get her back in. I called the hospital and they said I would have to commit her. They no longer allowed voluntary commitments.

I took her in to the hospital and signed the commitment papers. She was in to another 30 days. She was diagnosed as manic depressive. There were a couple of times in the past that I thought she might be. That was what was wrong with my fatal attraction.

I had been working 50 miles north of the city and commuting. I was getting tired. I started working 70 hours a week and the drive was getting difficult.

She got out of the hospital and went back to the same guy. I decided to move to where I was working. I went to see her before I left and her boyfriend was there. He told me he didn't like me telling her to leave him. I told him if she kills herself because of him he will be a dead man.

Almost 3 years later I was back. A couple that I knew before said that she stabbed him and almost killed him. She is now in the state hospital for the criminally insane. She will probably never get out.

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