CR and Amy turned towards Chloe who looked like she had seen a ghost "What was she talking about?"
Chloe looked towards everyone, and they were all staring at her waiting for her answer. This was the moment Chloe had been dreading for the past five years. She felt Aubrey squeeze her hand and gave a small nod.
"I'll explain but not here." Chloe said quietly.
The rest of the Bellas nodded "Pick a place then." CR said.
Chloe sighed "Aubrey's since she lives closer."
The girls all paid their tabs and walked out. Chloe got into the car with Aubrey.
"You know this was going to happen sooner or later." Aubrey said.
"I know but not like this, I never thought we'd see them." Chloe sighed.
"I know Chlo but might as well rip the band-aid off." Aubrey said.
Chloe was freaking the fuck out in the passenger seat. She has always been dreading this day, dreading seeing Beca and Stacie along with dreading telling the other girls. What made it even worse was seeing Beca and Stacie like that together. The fact that looked hot as ever and were insanely successful didn't make matters better. She was afraid she'd lose the Bellas and that was something she couldn't fathom happening.
They soon arrived at Aubrey's.
"Come on Chlo, get it over with." Aubrey said as she turned off the car.
Chloe nodded and headed out towards the front door. Everyone walked in and went towards the couch and dinning table. Chloe sat down on the couch next to Aubrey.
After taking some deep breaths Chloe started "Alright girls, this isn't going to be easy so bare with me. So five years ago Beca and I obviously broke up, she ended up leaving with Stacie and going to California. Well the truth is that Beca caught me with another girl." Chloe said.
The girls let out a collective gasp and were in complete shock. They never thought that Chloe would be capable of doing that to Beca, they just assumed Beca got offered a deal and left. And Stacie being Stacie, they just assumed she went along due to their friendship. But this was something they weren't expecting.
"I was with a girl at Starbucks when Beca walked in, I didn't notice her there and when the girl kissed me Beca snapped a picture. She caught me and when I got to the apartment Stacie and her had packed up all of her stuff. She confronted me about it and left." Chloe finished.
All the girls sat there and let this new information sink in. They were all quiet for a few minutes until Jessica spoke up.
"How long?" Jessica asked.
"What?" Chloe asked surprised that someone spoke.
"How long were you cheating?" Jessica asked louder.
Chloe looked down "Close to six months."
The girls were even more shocked at this. They couldn't believe Chloe had cheated but for almost six months, that was insane.
"How could you?" Jessica asked.
Chloe sighed looked up towards the ceiling "I don't know. I guess it was the thrill that the other girl brought. She was the opposite of Beca, always willing to go to a party or go do something crazy. I don't know if that makes sense to you guys."
"So you cheated out of boredom?" CR asked.
Chloe shook her head "No, not necessarily. It wasn't like I was bored and decided to just cheat. I met this girl one night, and we got to talking and one thing lead to another. Being with her just gave me this shot of adrenaline. It was like when you were kids, and you did something you knew you weren't supposed to do, but it gave you this thrill."
Jessica shook her head "So that's what it was? You did it because it gave you a high? You broke Beca's heart for thrills? What kind of fucking bitch does that?"
"Jessica!" Ashley shouted.
"No! I loved Beca and still do to this day! My love for her has never left or gotten any smaller. I made a mistake, and I'm aware of that." Chloe said now with tears in her eyes.
"If you love someone then you don't cheat on them." Jessica said with a glare.
The reason Jessica was reacting so harshly to Chloe was because back in Barden Beca had helped Jessica when she had gone through a similar situation. Beca was always willing to help out the girls with any problems they had, and she helped Jessica out with quite a bit.
"That is a pretty fucked reason Chloe." CR said.
"Don't you think I know that! I never said it was a good reason. At the time I just couldn't help it. I don't know why I did what I did, I can't change any of that now." Chloe exclaimed.
"Why didn't you come clean? You have all this time. If we didn't see them tonight would you have ever told us the truth?" Jessica asked.
Chloe was silent for a few moments before looking towards the girls "I didn't say anything because I didn't want to lose you girls. I didn't want you girls to look at me any differently. I was afraid of how it all would go down."
"We would have been upset and a bit disappointed, but we would have forgiven you." Amy spoke up.
"Yeah everyone makes mistakes." Flo said.
Chloe gave a small smile "Thank you girls." She looked back towards the rest "How about the rest of you?"
Jessica shook her head "I'm pissed that you kept this from us for five years. I'm pissed that I lost someone I considered my sister because of this. I don't know right now, I want to talk to Beca first before I even think of forgiving you." Jessica said before getting up and walking towards the door.
Ashley quickly spoke "I agree with Amy. If you would have told of us sooner we would have forgiven you. It's just going to take some time now." She said before getting up and going after Jessica.
"I'm with Jessica on this one. I want to talk to Beca and see things from her side. If she's cool with everything then I'll forgive the act, but as far as you keeping this from us that'll take some time to get over." CR answered.
Lilly being usual self just stayed quiet and gave a shoulder shrug.
"I understand. I'm sorry for causing all this to happen." Chloe said dejectedly.
Aubrey got up to walk all the girls out before walking back over to Chloe.
"So it wasn't that bad." Aubrey said trying to lighten the mood.
Chloe shrugged "I guess, it just felt so tense especially after seeing Beca and Stacie."
Aubrey patted Chloe's back "I know Chlo."
Meanwhile, outside Jessica was talking to CR about this whole situation.
"I can't believe she did all that." Jessica groaned.
"I know, but why were you so livid? I know what she did was fucked but you're the last person I'd expect to blow like that." CR asked.
Jessica sighed "Look I went through something similar back in Barden and Beca really helped me through it. Beca was always chill and nice towards me but after that, she would constantly check up on me and ask me to hang out to make sure I was happy and enjoying my time there. She was the only one besides Ashley to really notice me and get to know me. We became really close, like I said we were like sisters before all this went down."
CR nodded and gave her a side hug "Sorry that happened to you. Look we know she's here in Atlanta, and we now know that Emily is still friends with her and most likely the only person in Atlanta that Beca and Stacie talk to. We just have to talk to Emily and see if they're willing to talk to the two of us."
Jessica nodded "Yeah that can work, I mean if Beca is still the same Beca we all know and love I don't think she'd say no. Neither will Stacie."
CR smiled "Then it's settled. Tomorrow we'll meet up and then give them a call."
Jessica smiled "Sounds like a plan.