- One Year Later-
I was feeling alone, which seems to be an all too familiar feeling lately. I hate this feeling, it was the worst. I hate the fact that I live alone and not with my daughter and Chris. There is only so long I could spend with my family before I had to take my ass back to an empty apartment. I now have joint custody of Charlie so I have her on the weekends. I would pick her up from Tyga and Rae’s to avoid the awkward moments with myself and Chris. Sure I have Omarion to keep me company every now and then, but he isn’t Chris, and I can’t make him Chris. He is like a friend with benefits. I just can’t make things official because that would imply that I am finally moving on from Chris, and I’m not. Sitting awake in my empty apartment I decided to call Kadijah.
“What’s up sis?” She answered, sounding irritated as hell.
“Dijah I need to go somewhere to clear my mind.”
“You thinking about him again?”
“I’m always thinking about him, and I hate myself for it.”
“You can’t hate yourself Sky.”
“But I do. How can I constantly think about a man who doesn’t want me. There’s never been a doubt in my mind about my love for him. I’ve always loved him, always will, and nothing will change that.”
“Get dressed, I’m coming to get you.” She hung up before I could respond and I let out a frustrated sigh before getting up and getting dressed. Dijah showed up twenty minutes later and took me to her house. The whole entire crew was over there, and smoking, as usual.
“Sis!” Juaquin yelled as he jumped off the couch. I rolled my eyes as he jogged over and threw himself on me. “Come join the circle.” Normally I wouldn’t, but I am in the mood to set my mind free. I shouldn’t be thinking about a man I haven’t seen in almost a year.
“Why not.” I followed him back over to the couch and sat on Cartier’s lap.
“What’s good nigga?” I greeted her playfully.
“Shit, with these dumb asses and your sister’s mean ass.”
“I am not mean. I’m just irritated.”
“At who?” Juaquin yelled, jumping off the couch. This nigga must be drunk.
“At you! Don’t fucking try me right now nigga.” Their relationship is too much for me, but they feed off of this drama.
I grabbed the blunt from OJ and took a long pull from it. My nerves are all fucked up and this nigga wants to try me. He knows why I’m acting this way, yet he always finds a way to show his ass. On this day exactly five years ago my mom passed away. I’ve never gotten over that shit, and when ever this day arrived I’m always in the worst mood. I passed the blunt to Frenchie and looked over at Juaquin. He was now silent as fuck and staring at me with a sympathetic look. Yeah, now his ass wants to remember.
“Come here Dee.”
“I’m good over here.” I leaned back on the couch and laid my head on OJ’s shoulder. I am two seconds from going up stairs and climbing back in my bed, but I know this is the day I need people around me no matter how irritated I am.OJ put his arm around me and I gave him a smile.
OJ is like my real life brother. He is just as ratchet as everyone else, but I get along best with him. He always had my back plus I’ve known him the longest. We grew up together, and he is actually the one who introduced me to Juaquin. I snapped out of my thoughts and looked up just in time to see Juaquin walking over to me.
“Get up.” I just continued to stare at him, not moving an inch. He roughly grabbed my arm and pulled me up.
“You always think someone playing with your ass.” I rolled my eyes and let him drag me to our room. He flung me on the bed and I just stared up at him. “What you want me to do to make you feel better?”
“Get me pregnant.” I was just as shocked as him that I let that just come out of my mouth, but I’m serious. I want a baby. I’m getting older and I feel like it’s about that time.
“Are you serious?”
“Yes, I want a baby. Don’t you?”
“Yeah, but are you ready? You’re a little on the wild side Dee.”
“I’m wild? Nigga have you seen yourself?” I exclaimed while motioning to him.
“Nigga I would be the best parent in the world, fuck you mean?”
“You know what I’m not so sure I want a baby right now anymore. Our household is too damn ratchet.” I side eyed him for emphasis and he flashed me a bright smile in return.
“That’s all you nigga. You’re ratchet as fuck!”
“How many times do I have to tell you to stop calling me nigga.”
“Shut up nigga. You want this dick or not?” I smirked and crashed my lips into his.
I woke up a couple hours later and went to wash my ass. I knew it would take a while before I found out if I was pregnant or not and it will probably take more than a couple of attempts but I am hoping for the best. I got out of the shower and got dressed, deciding I would go out with my sister. I had completely forgotten she was even here. I walked into the living room to see her and OJ knocked out on the couch. I walked over and lightly shook her. She opened her eyes and they were tinted red. I knew they weren’t this red from the weed either.
“What’s wrong?” She frowned and her eyes immediately filled up with tears.
“He’s going to marry her.”
“Who is marrying who?”
“Chris! He’s going to marry her Dijah. I thought somehow that I would get him back, but it’s obvious his heart belongs to her.”
“Sky you haven’t seen or talked to this man in how long? Believe me, if you go pour your heart out to this man then he will be with you.”
“No he won’t. It’s all a game to him. When I’m around him it’s like it’s all about us. That’s why I can’t be around him. He knows exactly how to play on my emotions then he’ll just up and leave me for another one of his exes since all them bitches are always the fuck around!”
“Finally! Finally your ass shows some fucking emotion! This nigga is the love of your life, and he left you for another bitch. You’re not okay with this shit, so stop acting like you are! They are about to get married, show your fucking emotions Sky!” I wiped my eyes as I watched her breakdown. It kills me to see my sister walking around like she is happy for every fucking body. No one is that fucking okay with shit. All she is doing was hurting herself.
“He let her come in and ruin every fucking thing! I fucking hate him for putting me through so much shit to just leave me! I should have never let my guard down. I should have turned him away the day he showed up saying he was Charlie’s father. I let him in and he took every thing from me Kadijah. He took my daughter from me. He-he took everything.” I wrapped my arms around her and let her cry into my chest.
“Who I need to kill sis?” I looked up and seen Juaquin walking over to us. He pulled Sky out of my arms and wrapped her up in a bear hug.
“I try to be happy for him because I love him, but what about me? What happens to me and my happiness?” She cried into his shoulder. I grabbed her phone off the coffee table and quietly walked out the room. I pulled up a number and quickly dialed it. I am going to do something to make sure my sister cheers up and I know exactly what will get her back in her zone.
“My nigga do you see this shit?” I handed my phone to Tyga and as soon as he read over it he fell out laughing.
“What’s so funny?” Austin asked as he walked into the room.
“The fact that people really think I’m out ring shopping for Robyn.”
“Oh.” He replied before walking off. I shook my head and took my phone away from Tyga.
“What’s wrong with him?”
“He been holding on to some petty grudge since Sky left. I’m used to the shit now. Everyone acts different when Sky’s not here.”
“Including yo ass.”
“What you mean?”
“Your ass is rude as shit. You’re always at the club, and always fucking on random girls. Charlie does whatever the hell she wants. None of this shit would be happening if Sky was here and you know it.” Hopefully this ring I got earlier would help me get her back. I still have to work on getting us back on speaking terms, but I plan on proposing to her very soon. I know if I am going to ask for her to come back to me then I’m going to need to come correct.
"Whatever. I need something to get into tonight since moms is taking Charlie. What y’all getting into tonight?" I still need to call Sky and see if she could swap her days with Charlie since my mom is taking her to Virginia for the weekend. We’ll see how that goes. I told my mom to just call and ask her, but she said she’s going to leave that for me.
"Nigga it’s the ultimate three day Stripathon in Vegas. They got all the greatest strippers comming out through that thing. We’re on the jet tonight out to that thing. You rolling or what?" All it took was the thought of some strippers to get his ass all giddy. I laughed and shook my head at him.
"Yeah, I’ll go watch these hoes come out of retirement. This sounds entertaining. Your ass probably going to know everyone up in that bitch."
"Hell nah! Tyga and Nino going. They’re the stripper experts. Watch and see them in action."
"Rae is letting Tyga go?"
"Rae ass is going to. She’s one of the judges of the twerk contest. Like I said, all of the greats are coming out." I nodded. A small part of me is getting excited about this. Mainly because this will be the first time in over a year that everyone comes out to turn up as a group again. The only person that we’re missing is Sky.
“Who the fuck is this?” I held up my phone so Ty could see the bitch who was bold enough to text my phone with some bullshit. I’m nine months pregnant, I don’t have time for this shit at all. He grabbed my phone and looked down at it.
“I’ll handle this.”
“Nigga I didn’t ask you to handle shit. I asked you who the fuck the bitch is.” I reached for my phone and he pushed my hand away.
“Chill, you pregnant.”
“Fuck you. I knew you were cheating on me.” I got off the couch and waddled my ass back to our room. I got onto the bed and pulled the covers over me. I grabbed the house phone off the night stand and dialed my mom’s number.
“I miss you mommy.”
“Aw baby, I’ll be out there soon. My grand babies will be due any minute now.” I smiled and pushed my head further into the pillow.
“Ty is cheating on me.” I blurted out.
“What? What makes you think that?”
“Mom I’m nine months pregnant with twins. I haven’t been able to have sex in a while. All Ty wants to do is have sex, so I know that’s exactly what he’s doing.”
“Is that the only reason you believe this?”
“Some girl texted my phone a little early telling me that she was sleeping with him. He’s been gone a lot lately and we’re supposed to be starting a family. What am I supposed to do mom?”
“If you love that man, you stay. It’s too late to leave now, you have these babies to think of.” I should have known she would say some shit like this. My mom stayed with my dad until he finally left her ass. It didn’t do shit for me, in all honesty I hated that she allowed him to get away with so much shit. If Ty didn’t get his priorities in order then I was leaving. I wasn’t putting my kids through any back and forth shit.
“I gotta call you back mommy. I love you.”
“I love you too. I’ll see you soon.” I hung up and put the phone back on the base. I rubbed my stomach, attempting to settle down all the commotion that was happening inside it, but that seemed to only make it worst. Reluctantly I called out for the last person I wanted to be around at the moment.
“Ty!” He walked into the room a minute later and a looked at me. “My stomach.” He climbed into the bed behind me, wrapped his arms around me, and began massaging my stomach. I truly did love him and the last thing I wanted to do was leave him, but I didn’t want to be mistreated. I had enough of that in my last relationship.
“Is it feeling better?”
“Yeah. Thank you baby.” He kissed my neck just as a pain struck through my stomach. “Shit. I think I need to-” I stopped mid sentence once I felt liquid streaming down my legs. “No, I know I need to go to the hospital, now.”
“Fuck. I got your bag.” Ty jumped off the bed and ran to the closet.
“Baby I need you to change me and carry me to the car.” I grabbed the house phone and dialed Shawna’s number. I put it on speaker and tossed it on the bed as I began sliding out my soiled sweats.
“Shawna my water broke!” I lifted my arms and Ty pulled off his shirt that I was wearing and pulled my dress over my head. I stood up and he pulled the dress down.
“Okay. I’m going to get Sky and we’ll be on our way.” She hung up and Ty grabbed the phone.
“You want me to call your doctor?”
“Shawna has it covered. Can you go make sure both car seats are in the car along with my bag and the baby bags. He nodded and ran back to the closet, coming out with the car seats and the bags.
“I’ll be right back baby.” I nodded and laid back on the bed. My back was in too much pain at the moment.
“Time for you two bad asses to come out.” I mumbled as I placed my hands on my belly. The pains were getting more intense and I knew they were beyond ready to come out. Ty came back in the room and swooped me off the bed with ease.
“You getting heavy babe.”
“The way you picking me up shows you’ve had some experience with a bigger girl. I’m not gonna comment on it though.”
“You gone talk shit while you in labor though?”
“It’s only right.” He smiled and pecked my lips before sitting me inside the car. “Now I’m going to need your ass to get there with the quickness, because I need that epidural asap.” I said as soon as he got in the car. I may have been calm on the outside, but I was dying from multiple gunshot wounds on the inside.
“I got you.” This nigga turned into a fucking street racer and I damn near popped one of my babies out in this car. “You cool baby?”
“Yes, just get me inside please.” He came around and picked me up, walking me into the private hospital. Sky was waiting at the door with a wheelchair. “Aw, I love you Sky.”
“Shut your emotional ass up.” I laughed and grabbed Ty’s hand. He was legit not leaving my side at all.
“Is my spinal tap ready?”
“Yes ma’am. Just need to get your ass into the room.”
“You are one of the worst nurses ever.”
“Girl all I am hear to do is witness my God babies birth. That is all.”
“You call Chris?” Ty asked her.
“Yeah, he in there already.” Damn, I guess we were the late ones. I got to my room, got my epidural and was chilling. Everyone was in the waiting area that was connected to my room while they waited for me to get fully dilated, so it was just me and Ty in here. I felt it was the perfect time to question him about earlier.
“Are you cheating on me Ty?”
“You can tell me the truth. I’ll give you a clean slate from this day forward, you just have to stay true to me and this family.” He ran his hand over his face and I sighed. That was his answer right there.
“Baby you’re all I want. I panicked a little. I thought this pregnancy shit was going to be easier than this. I’m not blaming you at all for my actions, shit was just overwhelming. I cut shit off, from here on out it’s just us and our kids. I love you Rae.” I pulled him towards me and lightly pressed my lips to his.
“I love you too Micheal.”
“If you using my full name then I should be able to call you Raelinda.”
“Baby nooooooo! I’m going back to Ty.” He laughed and kissed my lips again. I groaned as I felt the pressure increasing on my pelvis. “Sky, come check my vagina!” I yelled out. I should of had a professional nurse, but Sky has been around Shawna and I long enough to know what she’s doing. If not, then she would not be assisting in delivering anymore of my babies. She walked in wearing her scrubs and I damn near fell out. This look was not for her.
“Shut up.” She pulled up my gown and quickly shot her head back up. “SHAWNA!”
“Oh, nothing. Just your child’s head trying to push it’s way out.”
“Don’t call Shawna then, get a doctor.” Ty didn’t know Shawna was the doctor, but he would find out soon. She walked in and smiled brightly.
“Time to deliver my niece and nephew.”
“Hell naw. We could have stayed at home for this shit.”
“Mikey shut up. I’m a professional. I’ve done this plenty of times before.” She went to sanitize her hands and came back over to us.
“Chris, come in here!” Sky called out. His ass was supposed to be recording this. I grabbed Ty’s hand and laced our fingers together.
“Moms is almost here.” Chris said as he walked in.
“Everyone’s.” I smiled and looked at Shawna.
“We’re going to do three pushes, ten seconds apart, and that should get this first one out. You ready?” I nodded and tightened my hold on Ty’s hand. I was more than ready. Just as Shawna predicted, three pushes did it.
“You have a beautiful baby boy, born at 7:35pm.” Sky announced while Chris cut the umbilical cord then she walked over to clean him off and wrap him up. I didn’t have time to watch her because my other little one was fighting to get out. I closed my eyes and on Shawna’s count I pushed. It took six long ass pushes to get her out, and again Chris cut the cord. Sky handed my son to Ty and went to grab my daughter from Shawna. “And here we have a beautiful baby girl, born at 7:38pm on May 2nd.” I rolled my eyes at how official she was trying to sound.
“Now to push out this placenta.” I groaned and closed my eyes. I swear this shit was going on forever.
“Wait, don’t push yet. Mommy’s here.” I heard my mom’s voice ring out, but I was too concentrated on pushing to respond to her.
“Mom you’re too late. The babies are here already.” Ty answered her.
“Aw, damn. Sky is that my granddaughter? Bring her here.” I pushed out hopefully what was the last inside me and collapsed onto the bed. I immediately felt my face being wiped off and when I opened my eyes it was Ty, hovering over me with a smile on his face.
“Don’t look at me Ty.” He laughed and kissed my lips.
“We have to name them.”
“Baby I gave you a list of names. Don’t tell me you lost it.” He dug in his pocket and pulled out the list.
“Wait, you carry that around?” Chris asked with a goofy look on his face. I thought it was cute though, it showed how much he cared.
“Nigga and? These my babies. We naming lil man after me, and my baby girl we naming Ki’anna.” I smiled when he said that. That was my favorite name on the list. “Oh, and hyphenated last names for moms.” I laughed and reached out for my daughter. My mom let out a dramatic ass sigh before handing her over. I smiled and looked up at Ty. This had to be the highlight of our lives. As soon as our eyes connected a million and one camera flashes went off. They were so cliche.
“I’m ready to go home.” I mouthed out to him. He laughed and kissed our son’s forehead.
“We will soon baby.” This day had turned around with the quickness and I knew our babies would be the glue to keep our family together.
Having my kids here was the best feeling in the world. Now I understood the joy Trell, Mijo and Chris had with their kids, but my excitement is twice that because I have twins. I wanted to go around and personally cuss everyone out who said I was too immature to have any children, but when you have kids nothing else matters, including all the doubts everyone had in me. I admit at a point I believed what everyone was saying and that’s when I cheated on Rae, never again. This is where my heart was at, this was my family, and I wasn’t fucking this up for nothing.
“Don’t think too hard over there.” I looked over at Rae and smiled. I honestly loved this girl. I’ve never been in a relationship this perfect, and the shit frightened me. Especially since she’s been pregnant our entire relationship. I didn’t want shit to change now that she wasn’t pregnant anymore.
“Let’s switch.” She smiled and shook her head as we switched babies. I looked down at my daughter and smiled. “See Key look just like me.” I held her up and put her face to mines.
“That’s your clone right there nigga.” Trell said as he walked in the room with Heather.
“That’s what I’m saying. Daddy’s princess right here.”
“You are too much.” Rae said before letting out a huge yawn.
“Wait before you go to sleep, we need about a thousand more pictures.” My mama said as everyone pulled out there cameras. I wasn’t complaining. The more pictures of my family the better. I pulled out my phone and took a picture of us, posting it to my instagram with the caption:
My family, best day of my life.
"It’s okay baby, stop crying." I whispered in her ear as I rubbed her back.
"Mommy I not wanna be here. I serious." I frowned and kissed her forehead.
"I know baby. Let me go talk to daddy about you coming to spend some time at my place. Go in the bathroom and wash off your face." We got off her bed and I watched her walk to her bathroom before I made my way out here room, nearly bumping into Chris. "Come on, we need to talk." I grabbed his arm and pulled him into the closest guestroom. He sat on the bed and looked up at me.
"How long has she been acting like this?"
"Since you left. She ignores everything I tell her to do, she go around slamming doors, and she complains about everything."
"Maybe she needs to come spend some time with me."
"How is that supposed to help her respect me?"
"Because Chris, I don’t play that shit with Charlie. She would never even think about talking to me the way she was talking to you. She is obviously mad that I’m not with her and taking it out on you. Just let me get her a couple days out of the week. All of this popping up to see my daughter is not cool." He let out a breath and stared blankly at me.
"We can do that. You can take her Friday through Sunday since she doesn’t have school on those days." I nodded and just stared at him. The smart thing would have been to just walk out. This conversation was done, but it had been awhile since I’ve been with him alone.
"You okay Chris?"
"I’m good. Why?"
"You just seem tense and overly stressed." He stood up and walked over to me. Stopping a few inches in front of me. My heart rate accelerated as soon as our eyes connected. In this moment I felt like he still loved me, as crazy as that sounded, but the look in his eyes showed love. I slowly reached my hand up and ran it through his hair that I was just now noticing.
"I like it blonde." He wrapped his arms roughly around my waist and smashed his lips into mine. I knew it was wrong, but I love him and I knew I would never be able to turn him away. I put my free hand on the back of his neck and deepened the kiss. His hands slid down to my ass and gripped it hard.
"Mommy, I not find you!" I heard Charlie yell out through the hallway. I slowly pulled away from Chris and walked out the room. I was far too embarrassed to even make eye contact with him. What I did was not right, but I didn’t feel bad about it. In fact, I wanted to do it again. I wanted more. I want him. Chris is my addiction. He’s the man I’m in love with.
"Here I am. Let’s go pack you a bag and go enjoy the rest of your party."
"Mommy I have bag packed."
"Okay, then let’s head back outside. I’m hungry, and you need to behave and stop being rude to daddy, because next time you decide to talk to him any type of way then you will be getting a spanking."
"I not mean too."
"Oh I know, and you will apologize to him and thank him for throwing you this party." Regardless of how I felt about Chris, I wasn’t going to let Charlie think it was okay for her to talk to him like that. What was even worst is that she most likely picked that habit up from me or Kadijah, Rae or Shawna.
"You mad?" I looked down at her and smiled.
"Don’t play me Charlie."
"I serious Mommy!" I laughed and picked her up. I swear she is a clone of Chris. She always turned a serious situation into a joke.
"I love you." She puckered up her lips and I pecked them.
"I love you too." I jogged down the stairs and put her back on the ground.
"Let’s go party baby!" She giggled and ran outside. I smirked and ran after her.
"Fuck!" Sky is the one. I need her, but I left her for some old pussy. I was trying with Robyn, but that’s all I could do. She is the same exact person I stopped dealing with years ago, and that’s what bothered me. I thought I wanted us back, but I never realized how much I had changed until I got back with her. Standing in the middle of my guest room all I could think about is Sky, and how good it felt to have her back in my arms, how good it felt to have her lips back on my own, if only for that moment. I walked out the room and back outside. I felt arms wrap around my legs and when I looked down it was Charlie. I smiled and picked her up.
"What’s up girl?"
"Daddy I sorry and I love you." I smiled and kissed her forehead.
"I love you too baby girl. You wanna cut the cake now?"
"Yes!" I laughed and motioned Sky over to us. "Mommy we bring out cake!"
"Occupy your child while I go get the cake."
"You mad Daddy?" I mushed her face and she started laughing. I swear I haven’t seen her this happy since Sky left, and I could say the same for myself. Robyn is always so serious relationship wise. I planted a wet kiss on Charlie’s cheek before handing her over to Sky.
"Mijo come help me with this cake nigga!"
"Boy don’t make me paint a portrait, rearrange your life." I stopped and turned around to face her. This nigga Mijo was already on his back. I found that shit sexy. Sky knew what she was doing when she decided to recite my lyrics. The fact that she is actually a real fan of whatever I did was a turn on. Robyn on the other hand hated when I rapped, but oh well, hearing people recite my shit made it all worth it.
"Charlie you better get yo mama before I punish her." Sky whispered something in Charlie’s ear and they both started laughing.
"Mommy said you got big head, yo snap hat at two snaps." Mijo yelled out with his annoying ass laughing so I turned around and kicked him then turned back to Sky. She put Charlie down and took off running.
"Don’t run now!" I took off after her, catching up to her in no time. I wrapped my arms around her waist and dove into the pool with her. I’m not gone front, I copped a few feels under the water before pulling her back up.
"I can’t stand you!" She punched me in my chest and I started laughing. "My hair is going to get frizzy now." I splashed some water at her just to shut her ass up. She screeched and attempted to push my head back under the water.
"Hey, there are children around. All that pool activity needs to turn a couple levels down." I heard Rae call out
"How mad are you at the moment baby anger management?"
"Chris, let me talk to you for a second." I looked from Sky to Robyn before getting out of the pool and following her into the house.
"I have to head to the studio. I’ll see you tomorrow." I nodded and went to give her a hug, but she backed up.
"You are not touching me. You just got out the pool." I shrugged and moved out the way so she could leave. Have it not been the middle of Charlie’s party I would have questioned her about all these emergency studio sessions she was always running off to, but at the moment I wasn’t tripping off what she was doing. I was more concerned with having fun with my family. I called Mijo back in and he helped me carry the cake outside. Charlie started jumping up and down as soon as she seen the cake. We sat it down on the table and I picked her up.
"Daddy you wet!" I smiled and wrapped my arms tighter around her, laughing as she squirmed around.
"I do this for you baby girl!"
"Daddy! Cake!" I laughed and stopped fucking with her. Everyone gathered around and we sang happy birthday. A couple hours later when the party was dying down I looked around and noticed O had dipped out. This is my chance to make shit right. I walked over and sat next to Sky.
"Spend the night." I could tell it caught her off guard and the look she gave me was unreadable.
"I don’t think that’s a good idea, with the circumstances and all. I think it’s best I just go home." I should have known it wouldn’t have been this easy. It’s apparent that she still loves me, but I knew I was going to have to put in some work to get my baby back.
"I love you Sky."
"But you love her more. I can’t stay around and wait for you to figure out who you want to be with at the moment. My feelings for you have never changed, no matter what nigga was around. When I found out you were leaving me for her the first person to call me was Kirk. Not once did it ever cross my mind to run back to him. I’m moving forward, not backwards." I nodded and stared off at Charlie, who was making her way over to us. "You ready boo?"
"Yes. I go with Mommy Daddy, but I come back."
"You better. You know you can’t leave me alone."
"You not lone, you have girlfriend." Sky laughed and stood up.
"Charlie give daddy a hug goodbye." Charlie jumped into my arms and I stood up, still holding her and walked them out to Sky’s car. I strapped Charlie into her seat and kissed her cheek. I walked around to Sky and gave her a hug.
"I fucked up, I made a huge mistake, and if I could take it back then I will. You’re the one, you always have been." I planted a soft kiss on her lips and walked off. Hopefully that will be on her mind for the rest of the night. I had to get her back, I had too.
I watched Charlie sleeping peacefully next to me as the tears slowly rolled down my face. Why the hell does Chris do this to me? He knows how much I love him and he sits here and just preys on my feelings because he knows that he can. He knows I won’t turn him away and he takes advantage off that. I hate him for that specific reason. I don’t get it all. Like you left me and now you think it’s a mistake? After you watched me pack my things and walk out with a care in the world. I grabbed my phone and just as I got ready to dial his number a call began to come in. I smiled and quickly answered it.
"You still awake baby?" Omarion’s voice came in smoothly on the other side.
"Sadly. I can’t sleep. I have Charlie over here with me, but I don’t know. I’m just up."
"You want me to stop by and help put you to sleep?" I smiled and bit my bottom lip while wiping the tears from my face before they dried.
"Not tonight. I don’t want Charlie waking up scared because I’m no longer in the bed with her. I will however need your assistance when my little girl has to go back to her Daddy."
"Oh, fasho I got you. But for right now let me know what I can do over the phone to put you to sleep?" He’s so sweet. Every single guy I come across are completely perfect to me, but I am forever stuck on Mr. Flaws and All, Chris.
"Can you sing to me? I honestly don’t care what song, you can make it up off the top of your head. I just want to hear your voice."
"Sure. let me see." I closed my eyes and listened as his angelic voice soothed me to sleep. I may not ever fall in love with this man since my heart is stuck with Chris, but I love him. O has been nothing but the perfect gentleman to me since I’ve met him. He’s always considerate of my feelings and he makes sure I’m always in the best mood. I just hate that I can’t be that dream woman for him.
Five Weeks Later
“Charlie come down here!” I heard daddy yell, but I wasn’t coming out unless mommy is here. Everyone was here but mommy. I didn’t care if they were here, I just wanted mommy for my birthday. I had packed some of my stuff for when I get to move back with mommy. I couldn’t wait til that happened. Hopefully today. “Hey I know you heard me calling you and why aren’t you dressed?”
“I not wear that, and I not come out til mommy get here.”
“Stop playing and put your outfit on. I don’t have time for your attitude today. Get dressed, and I’ll be back up to get you in ten minutes.” I not care at all what he not have time for. I not want a stupid party. Mommy never give me parties, so I don’t want one now. I also not put on the stupid dress that daddy girlfriend pick out. It was cold outside. Daddy girlfriend make daddy mean, so I not like her. I walk over to my big window and climbed up onto the seat to look out it. I see Rickey outside and for a second I want to go out there until I notice mommy not there.
“Who made you mad?” I quickly turned around and smiled when I seen Auntie Dijah.
“Mommy with you?” She shook her head and my bad mood was back.
“She’s on her way though. She’s bringing you a special surprise, but she wanted me to bring you this outfit she brought for you.” I walked over to her and looked inside the bag she was holding. Mommy always bring me cute outfits. Daddy dress me like boy, and his ugly girlfriend try and put me in ugly clothes, just like her.
“I stay in here til mommy comes.”
“You can’t do that. Your mommy will be crushed if she gets here and sees you locked in your room.”
“But I not like daddy girlfriend. She ugly and weird.” Auntie Dijah laughed, but I not see what was funny. She was really weird and tall. I not like her at all.
“Baby girl when you don’t like someone, the best thing to do is act like they don’t affect you. This is your day so you can’t let her take over. We’re gonna put on your outfit, curl up your hair, and go outside and show off. You ready to do this?” I nodded and took off my shirt. Auntie Dijah helped me into my birthday outfit that mommy bought and I let her do my hair before we went outside for this stupid party. I was just going so I wouldn’t make mommy sad. I didn’t like mommy sad.
“Rio bring your ass. We’re already running late.” I circled around my apartment for the third time to make sure I wasn’t leaving anything behind. I was disappointed that the weather wasn’t as sunny as I hoped for it to be, so at the last moment I had to go buy Charlie another outfit as well as myself. I wanted us to coordinate since I had hired someone to take pictures. Chris had went all out with throwing her a party even after I told him she hated parties, but I was going to do my best to help her enjoy today. Especially with Omarion with me.
“You say it like it’s my fault. You’ve been running around all morning trying to make shit perfect.”
“I know, but she’s turning five. This is big.”
“Every year will be big, but it’s the bond that you two make each year that makes it perfect.”
“That is real sentimental of you boo. Now help me get all these gifts to the car.” He laughed and grabbed all of the heavy presents. Omarion and I aren’t a couple, but we acted like it. He was with me at least five days out of every week. This is my boo. He is real refreshing to have around, and he supported every damn thing I did, but my heart still belonged to Chris. Every night when I went to sleep he was in my dreams. I couldn’t shake him not ever. I hadn’t told Omarion about Chris, though I knew that they knew each other because they were both so close to Bow. I was just hoping that no drama went down today.
“Come on thickness.” I smiled and followed him out to my car. We put Charlie’s gifts into the trunk and I handed him my keys as I got into the passenger’s side. It was a quick twenty minute drive to Chris’ since I lived in the area. His driveway was already packed so we parked across the street and gathered up all of the gifts. I led him to the backyard and I immediately looked around for Charlie.
“Mommy!” I turned and seen her running at me full speed. I dropped the gift bags and leaned down to swoop her up.
“I missed you baby.” She smiled and started attacking me with kisses. “I see you missed me too.”
“Mommy I wait for you all day. We leave now?” I chuckled and gave her a kiss.
“No. We have to stay and enjoy this party.”
“The party stupid mommy. I not want party at all.” Like I told Chris, but his ass never listens.
“I know baby, but we’re just going to stay so we won’t hurt daddy’s feelings. Look who I bought to see you.” I turned to the side so she could see Omarion. The scream that come from her wasn’t even normal. I laughed as she jumped out of my arms and into his, causing him to drop the majority of her gifts.
“Happy birthday lil mama.” He said giving her a kiss on the cheek. I looked around the backyard and my heart broke all over again when my eyes landed on Chris and her. I was of course going to suck in my feelings as usual, but shit wasn’t going to be the same for me now that I am actually seeing them together in person. He looked up at me and I quickly looked away. Of course they had a DJ set up out here, for what, I didn’t know, but Austin was behind it.
“Austin!” He smirked and ran at me full speed, resulting in him tackling me to the ground. “Awh, damn.”
“Don’t let her up!” I heard a familiar voice call out and a second later Mijo’s big ass body was on me.
“This is not cool at all.”
“We missed you girl. A nigga was in his feelings after flying out here and learning that you wasn’t with the homie anymore.”
“He’s happy now, and that’s all that matters.” He got off me and pulled me up. “Hi Rickey.” He ran over and hugged me also. I noticed Chanel trying to hide from me and ran over to her, jumping on top of her.
“I knew your ass was going to do this.”
“You missed me bew?”
“Sadly.” I laughed and got off her lap. Announcement time. I ran over to the DJ setup and grabbed the mic.
“Hi everyone.” I heard a loud boo. Which of course came from Tyga’s ass. I slyly flipped him off before continuing to talk. “Even though Charlie hates parties, we’re going to still turn up for her birthday, and maybe even go out to eat afterwards.”
“A nigga trying to slide to your house afterwards.” I raised an eyebrow at Nino.
“You can forever have a backseat Nina. It ain’t happening.”
“Oh shit! My babies felt that one.” Tyga yelled out causing Rae to slap the back of his head. They were to much.
“Anyways. This is for my daughter. We’ve been looking forward to this day for forever. Charlie you know mommy loves you to no end, and I want you to enjoy this day. With that said, let’s get this party started.” I looked down at the equipment and put on Miley Cyrus’ Party In The USA. Charlie loved this song. Omarion put her down and she started dancing with Rickey and her other little cousins that were here. I walked over to O and helped him gather up the gift and take them over to the gift table which was sadly right next to Chris, but I ignored him and her.
“Babe, I’ma go say what’s up to the niggas.” I nodded as he kissed my cheek and walked off.
“Sky come here.” I looked up and smiled before walking over to Mama J. I gave her a hug and kiss on the cheek before taking the chair next to her.
“What’s going on with you baby? I can see it all in your face.” I sighed and began telling her everything, including my feeling for Chris.
“What’s up with y’all?” I greeted as I dapped everyone up.
“No nigga, what’s up with you? Walking in with my sister and coming over here like ain’t shit going on.” Tyga stated as I grabbed a seat.
“Ain’t shit going on really. Nothing serious at least. Ky’s my baby, we fucks with each other.”
“Nigga who is Ky?” I laughed and ran my hand over her face.
“Oh Lawd! They have nicknames for each other.” Mijo yelled dramatically causing everyone of us to fall out laughing. “What she call you?”
“Rio!” Ky yelled out on que. The guys fell out laughing as I turned to see what she wanted. “You hungry? I can make you a plate.” I nodded and she flashed me a smile before walking off with Charlie.
“So how did this love connection come about, because I know you knew that’s Chris’ baby mama.”
“I didn’t know that until we walked in here today. I met her like a month ago at a gas station.” Chris walked over and shit got a little awkward. I didn’t want this nigga feeling some type of way now that I was talking to his baby mama. I held my hand out and he left me hanging as he sat across from me. “You mad nigga?”
“Not in the least. I’ve seen her do this shit before. Another fake ass relationship to get my attention.” He said with a smirk on his face. I smirked too and shook my head.
“We aren’t together, but I bet by the end of the night we will be.” I said confidently. Shit I knew we were. If we went home alone tonight then we’re fucking. Period.
“Bet? Nigga you ain’t got a chance. That’s all me. I’m the only one who has access to that.”
“Chris fallback. Yo chick over there with the fucked up edges. MY girl ain’t none of your concern.” Mijo snorted loud ass fuck before rolling out his chair and onto the grass. Chris opened his mouth to respond, but closed it as soon as Ky appeared.
“Here you go boo, and what y’all over here laughing at?” I grabbed my plate from her and pulled her down on my lap. She smiled and leaned back into me.
“You niggas cute.” Tyga said with a creepy ass smile on his face.
“Ty stop smiling like that.” Ky said laughing. I kissed her neck and started eating the food she brought over. Charlie ran over and grabbed her hand.
“Mommy when we leave. I not want to stay here.”
“What you say little girl?” Chris asked, obviously getting mad. Charlie rolled her eyes and turned to him.
“I talk to mommy, not you.” He leaned forward and popped the shit out of her mouth.
“What I tell you about that damn attitude.” Being around my niece, I knew when a child was about to cry. I seen it all in her face. Ky jumped up and picked her up just as she started crying.
“What the fuck Chris?”
“She’s not going to sit her talking to me however she wants. You can baby her all you want Sky, but a five year old doesn’t need to be acting like that.” Ky removed her hand from her mouth and gave her a kiss.
“You okay baby?”
“Daddy ugly hoe girlfriend make him be mean to me. I not be around daddy anymore.” I looked around at the guys and I swear all of us was holding in laughs, with the exception of Chris. Everyone knew Rih was a hoe but him seems like.
“Watch your mouth. You know better than to talk like that. Let’s go inside and talk.” Ky said calmly as she walked off. A few minutes later Chris hopped up and followed after.
I hadn’t been able to sleep all night. I was worried about where Chris was at. He hadn’t called or texted me back and it was going on eight in the morning. I sighed and grabbed my phone to call him again. I put the phone up to my ear just as he walked through our room door.
“Are you okay? I’ve been calling you all night.” I walked over to touch his face and he stiffened up. I scrunched up my face and retracted my hand. “Something happened last night. Didn’t it?” I spoke more to myself then him. I looked up into his eyes and seen it all. His eyes didn’t hold the same love for me that they held just yesterday. His feelings for me had changed in one night.
“You still love her, don’t you?” I don’t know why I asked, the answer was all over his face, but I guess I just wanted to hear him confirm it for me.
“I never stopped.” He said with complete certainty in his voice. I shook my head and walked over to the closet. It hurt because I trusted him. I trusted him to do right by me because he knows how many times I’ve been hurt. He knows how much I love him, and I thought I knew how much he loved me as well, but obviously not since I didn’t know there was someone who held it the entire time I thought I had it.
“You leaving?” He asked from the bedroom. His voice gave off no indication that he actually cared and that was quickly breaking me even more.
“Yeah, I don’t think I can stay here.” I answered back simply. I tried stuffing as much as my stuff as possible into my suitcase because I knew it would be awhile before I came back into this room. I walked out the closet and stopped in my tracks when I seen Charlie walking in.
“Mommy where you go?” I didn’t want to tell her, but I knew I needed to.
“I’m moving out. I’ll be back to see you though, I promise.” She frowned and glanced over at Chris before turning back to me.
“I go with you?”
“No, you have to stay here with daddy.” I didn’t know how to tell her that I wasn’t legally able to take her anywhere without Chris’ permission. It’s crazy how the tables have turned.
“I not stay with daddy, I go with you.” I could see Chris’ expression out the corner of my eye turning from blank to angry.
“You’re staying with me, so stop asking.” She completely ignored what he said and kept her eyes on me.
“Mommy you promise you not go anywhere else without me.” I felt completely horrible, but I knew there was no way I could take her with me. Chris wouldn’t allow it.
“I’m not going far, just back to my mom’s house.” I half lied. I wasn’t going far, but I definitely wasn’t going back to my mom’s house. I didn’t grow up having a parent to run to, and I definitely wasn’t about to start running to one now that I am grown. I loved my mom, but I know how to take care of myself.
“Mommy you-” She started before Chris cut her off.
“You’re not going, and that’s final. Stop asking!”
“It not fair!” She yelled back at him before storming out the room. I sighed and finished packing up what I could. It was hard for me to believe this is actually happening. I wanted so badly for this to be some horrible dream, but sadly it isn’t. This is my harsh reality. I looked over at Chris, and just like that my guard was put back up with him. He had fought so hard to break it down, but all it took was one look in his eyes for them to magically build themselves back up.
“I wish you two well.” I said in all sincerity. In all honesty I could understand his decision. Your first love will have a hold on you that no one else can. I never understood that until I got with Chris. He’s my first love, and I knew in my heart that I will never be able to let our love go, but I couldn’t stay knowing his heart belonged to someone else.
“Don’t do that Sky.”
“Don’t turn back into that girl I met almost a year ago.” I scrunched up my face before slowly shaking my head.
“Bye Chris.” I grabbed my bags and drug them out to my car. After piling them into my trunk I went back into the house and up to Charlie’s room. Her door was closed with a misspelled sign that was meant to read Not Come In taped to her door. My baby is definitely in her feelings. I walked in and closed the door behind me.
“You want to talk baby?” I asked, catching her off guard. She looked up from her coloring book and my heart broke when I seen the tears that lined her cheeks. Tears immediately filled the brim of my eyes. I hated seeing her cry.
“Mommy you stay awhile with me please? We both sleep in my bed.” I was trying hard to hold my tears in and not cry in front of her, but they spilled over anyways. Charlie got off her chair and ran over to me. I picked her up and began planting kisses all over her face. She wrapped her arms around my neck and laid her head on my shoulder.
“I’ll stay with you for awhile baby.” I walked over to her bed and kicked off my slippers before climbing in with her. As soon as my head hit the pillow all of my energy faltered. I hadn’t slept all night since I was waiting up for Chris, but now all I could even process doing was sleeping, and that is exactly what I did. When I woke up hours later, Charlie was still by my side, doing Lord knows what on my phone. “What you doing baby?” She looked over at me and smiled.
“I talk to Kursey.” My eyes widened as I grabbed my phone from her. Sure enough she was on a video chat with Kirk.
“How did this happen?” He laughed and licked over his lips.
“I was trying to check in on you and shit, and Charlie answered. She told me she’s real mad right now. What you do Stacy?”
“Tuh, I never make my baby mad, and you know that.”
“Who got her heated then?”
“You ask her.” I handed the phone back to Charlie and she went on to explain as best as she could what went down this morning.
“Then Daddy say I not get to go with Mommy. I not wanna stay here without Mommy.” I sighed and ran my hand through her hair.
“Let me speak to Mommy.” Charlie handed me my phone and hopped off the bed. I looked at Kirk through the phone and raised my eyebrow. “You okay Stacy?”
“Of course.” I was going to keep my problems to myself. I didn’t want anyone feeling sorry for me at all. I chose to be with Chris, so now I have to live with the downfall of my decision.
“You know I’m here for you.”
“Yup. Look, I’m going to talk to you later, I need to go get myself situated.” He nodded and didn’t say anything else so I ended the chat. Pretty rude, but my mind is in a rude ass mood. I got out of Charlie’s bed and made it up before sliding into my slippers. I picked up my phone and called Kadijah. My sister had became my rock these past months. Rae was busy playing wife and preparing for the twins, and Shawna moved in with Tae, so it is just me and my sister rolling in the deep together.
“What’s up hot stuff.”
“Dijah you always answering the phone with a corny ass line.”
“Whatever, you know you love it. What’s up though?”
“Can I crash at your place for a couple days. Shit ain’t going too well over here.”
“Of course you can nigga. You’re my fucking sister. You bringing Charlie with you?”
“No. Chris isn’t going to let me take her, and I’m not even about to fight him on it. I’m just going to get my shit back on track, get back on my independent hype, and then go back to the courts and get my daughter back with me. I’m not playing anymore games.” I meant every single word. I was going to let Chris play on his power card until I was able to take control again. At the end of the day, I’m the one who has been there for Charlie since day one, so she is my daughter more than she is anyone else’s. I should have fought against this shit back in Atlanta, but I wasn’t in the right mindset at the time, now I am.
“I feel it. You know I got your back, so bring that ass on to casa Dijah.”
“Nigga check yaself, this is casa Flocka!” I heard Juaquin yell out in the background. I laughed and grabbed my bag.
“Why you always calling me a nigga? I’m your girl. Your ass needs to start coming correct.”
“Would you rather be called a bitch?” Oh Lord, here they go.
“Dijah I’m gonna see you when I get there.” I quickly hung up before she had a chance to respond and made my way downstairs. “Charlie, come here.” She ran out from somewhere and I picked her up.
“Where you go mommy?”
“I have to leave, but I’ll be back to spend time with you this weekend okay?”
“Mommy I want to go with you.”
“I know baby, but you can’t. You have to stay with Daddy. I promise you’ll be able to come live with me soon.”
“Yes.” I gave her a kiss and she wrapped her arms around my neck to give me a hug.
“I not like Daddy anymore.”
“Don’t say that baby, you love Daddy.”
“But he make you leave, and he not let me go with you.”
“That’s because he wants you here with him. He doesn’t want to lose you again. Daddy loves you very much, and I love him a lot too. Daddy loves me too, just not in the way that I love him. That’s why I’m leaving. Daddy and I just need space from each other.”
“You come back mommy?”
“Don’t I always?”
“Then I will be back, like always. Nothing and no one can keep me away from you. I love you more than anything and anyone on this planet.”
“I love you too Mommy. More than anyone and every toy.” I smiled and gave her plenty of kisses before putting her down. I turned around and seen Chris in the threshold of the family room watching us. I gave him a small smile before walking out the front door. I wasn’t going to be petty and bitter. I was going to forgive and respect his decision so that I would be able to live my life with no grudges.
I got into my car and drove off. I stopped at a gas station and got out. Instead of going inside I decided to use my card at the self service machine. I put the pump in and leaned against my car and looked around at the gas station. My eyes immediately fell onto a man coming out the store. His swag was on point and he looked quite familiar, but I couldn’t place him. He removed his glasses and I was able to get a good look at his face, and that’s when I placed him. Omarion. Our eyes connected and I felt a small smile creep onto my face. He smiled also and made his way over to me.
“Hi.” I mumbled when he got within close enough proximity to hear me. I couldn’t believe that I was actually star struck. It was like meeting Bow all over again, just multiplied by five.
“Hi.” He responded back with an amused smile on his face. This man’s voice had just given me goosebumps.
“This may sound a bit weird, but my four year old daughter has been obsessed with you her entire life, and it would mean the world to her if you would come see her on her birthday.” Despite me being starstruck, I had to think of Charlie first. This is what she wanted for her birthday, and it is my job to make it happen.
“When is her birthday?”
“I got you.”
“Really? Thanks so much.”
“Anything for a woman as beautiful as you.” I felt a blush creeping onto my face so I looked away. Like clockwork the pump clicked signaling my gas container was full. I pulled the pump out and put it up before closing up my gas thingy.
“Oh, I should give you my number.” I said turning back to him. “For my daughter’s birthday.” I added in.
“Yeah, and I’ll give you my number also. For your daughter’s birthday of course.” I laughed and pulled out my phone. I liked him. “Then maybe I could take you out to lunch tomorrow. To discuss your daughter’s birthday of course.” I smiled and handed him my phone. “This her?” He said, referring to my wallpaper.
“Yessir. The love of my life.” He smiled and saved his number in my phone before calling himself.
“I didn’t get your name.”
“Skylar.” It felt weird for me to give out my full name like that, but it felt refreshing. Skylar to me represented the weak little girl I was growing up, but I was determined to changed my views on Skylar and be able to merge her with Sky to become a better me.
“Skylar, I am going to call you Ky.” Ky? I liked that.
“That’s a new nickname, I love it.”
“Let me guess, everyone calls you Sky? Well I’m different. I’m that stand out kid.” I laughed and raised an eyebrow at him.
“Well I can definitely deal with different, but right about now I look a mess, and I need to get home.” I was still in my night clothes & slippers. My hair was in a messy bun and I hadn’t even washed my face yet. Yes, I was on some bum shit right now, but on my worst day I can still pull em in. That’s a bad bitch right there.
“It’s good. I’ll call you later in the week. Can I get hug?” I nodded and walked into his open arms. We hugged and then went our separate ways. I got into my car and headed to Kadijah’s.
It’s been a couple of months since my birthday, and I have officially moved in with Chris. Things are amazing if you asked me. I am back with my daughter and friends, and I am finally with a man who I am head over heels in love with. I had also found out that Charlie and Chris’ birthdays are a week apart, so now I am planning ahead for that which is in a little over a month. My schedule is nothing but busy. I did a grand opening for my dance studio and classes started two weeks ago.
Rae is now eight months pregnant and I am also helping her prepare for the arrival of the twins. Chris and I would be the official God Parents. It was originally supposed to be Shawna as the Godmother, but at the last minute she said she just wanted to be an auntie because she was scared of having any parent title. Shawna is a damn Pediatrician, but yet her ass is afraid to be a parent.
“What you in here doing?” I looked up and smiled at Chris.
“I’m just going over the profits and shit for the studio.”
“Don’t you have people to do that shit for you?”
“No, it’s my studio so I want to be the one in charge of the finances. I’m qualified for it and I don’t trust anyone else to be in charge of my money.” He nodded and fell onto the couch. Something is definitely on his mind. “What’s up?” He looked over at me and bit his lip.
“Robyn wants me to do a remix to one of her songs.” I scrunched up my face as I tried to think of who Robyn is, but nothing was clicking.
“Who is Robyn?”
“You gonna do it?”
“Not if you don’t want me to.” Why wouldn’t I want him to? It’s just a song, it doesn’t mean they were getting back together. Besides, I was very secure in Chris and I’s relationship.
“I want you to. It’s just a song.” He nodded and got off the couch. He walked over and pecked my lips before heading upstairs. I went back to working on my budgets until I heard Charlie coming in with Austin and I decided I would finish this later. “You two hungry?” I asked when they walked in.
“We have chicken and fries mommy?”
“Sure. Let’s go out to eat.”
“Me and Ausen ready.”
“Alright. Let mommy go put on her shoes.” I jogged up the stairs and into Chris and I’s room. “Baby you want to go with us to get some food?” I asked him as I walked into our closet to put on my shoes.
“Can’t. I’m about to hit up the studio. I wont be home too late though.” I walked out the closet and walked over to where he was sitting on the edge of our bed. I straddled his lap and gave him a kiss.
“You want me to pick you up something and put it up for you?” He put his hands onto my ass and bit my bottom lip. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his neck.
“I’m gonna grab something to eat while I’m out.” I nodded and stuck my tongue out. He stuck his out and I laughed as I shoved my tongue into his mouth. We kissed for a couple minutes until I heard Charlie yelling out for me. I pulled out of the kiss and bit my bottom lip.
“Good luck in the studio baby.” I got off his lap and he smacked my ass.
“You know better than to be wearing leggings out with that stripper booty.”
“Shut up. Your ole basic ass.” I stopped by the door and popped my ass before walking out the room.
“You always teasing me!” I heard him yell as I skipped down the stairs. I smiled and walked out to my new Audi Q7 that I purchased for myself. I had been saving up for a new car and I was glad that I was now finally able to get myself one. Let the basic bitches on Twitter tell it, they would swear every nigga under the sun bought me cars. If that was the case I would’ve been had me a new whip.
“Get in children.” I opened the back door for Charlie and watched her climb in.
“Hey, I am an adult.” Austin said as he playfully shoved me.
“You are at nineteen, a teenager. Now get in the car child.” I checked over Charlie to see if she buckled herself in right before climbing into the drivers seat. You Da One by Rihanna was playing on the radio so I turned it up and began singing along. I am already anxious to hear the song that her and Chris would be making. I love both of their music, so I knew a colab is going to be bomb.
“Call Kadijah for me Austin.” He pulled out my phone and hooked it up to my digital radio before pressing a few buttons. The ringing rang out through the car before she picked up.
“What’s up sis?”
“With Austin and Charlie, bout to get some dinner. Y’all wanna meet up with us?”
“Hold on, let me see.” The phone line was silent for a couple of seconds before her voice came back on the line.
“Gucci fat ass said he could close down Roscoe’s for us. Meet us there in twenty.” I laughed and hopped onto the freeway.
“Aite. See y’all there.” I ended the call and turned back to the radio.
“Where everybody at?” I asked as I walked into the studio. The only person here is Robyn which is weird because she always has her peoples with her in the studio.
“It’s just us. I figured that would be best.” I nodded and sat down by the sound booth.
“While we’re here, you want to remix Turn Up The Music also?”
“Of course. We’ll do that first then hop into my song.” I nodded again and turned to pull up the audio for it. It was awkward being alone with her. I didn’t know what to say to her. The last time we ran into each other we fucked, but now I have Sky and I am not fucking up our relationship for a quick fuck. After Robyn read over her lyrics she went into the booth and laid down her verse perfectly. This is what I missed about being in the studio with her. There is no bullshitting whatsoever.
“Now for my song, I want it to be real raunchy.” I nodded. I figured that much. I had heard the songs on her new album, thanks to Sky blasting that shit while she cooked dinner. Robyn pulled up her song and I was surprised that I hadn’t heard it yet.
“What’s the song called?”
“Birthday Cake.” Just as she said that the chorus dropped. I looked over at her to see a small smile on her face as she danced along to the song. She couldn’t really dance, but she had good rythym and I enjoyed watching her in her zone. I smirked and started jotting down lyrics as I watched her body move to the beat. I really did miss this girl.
“Aite, I’m ready.” I stood up and she stopped dancing to give me a confused look.
“Yeah. You know I could write about your ass all day.” She laughed that all to familiar laugh as she sat down in my chair.
“Let’s here it Chris.” I walked into the booth and motioned for her to restart the song. I slid one of the headphones over my ear as I nodded my head to the beat. When my part came I began singing how I felt instead of what I had written down. The expression on her face was priceless. I finished my part and pulled off the headphones. I went to exit the booth and was met with Robyn as soon as I opened the door. She threw her arms around my neck and crashed her lips into mine. I placed my hands on her waist and slammed her against the wall as I deepened the kiss. She pulled away and smiled. “I love you Chris.” She said with her accent running deep.
“I love you too Robyn, never stopped.” I mumbled against her lips.
“I want us to start our relationship over.” She spoke before looking up into my eyes.
“That’s all I ever wanted.” I responded before pulling her back into a kiss. She slid one of her hands down my chest and into my boxers. I let out a satisfied groan as she backed me up into the wall and slid down to her knees.
“Three tens.” Charlie said as she held up three fingers. Gucci’s weird ass was trying to teach her how to count.
“No lil mama, it’s thirty.”
“It’s three tens Oochie.” We all laughed as Gucci shook his head. He is really determined, that was the funny thing about it.
“What you been teaching this girl Sky?”
“Don’t blame me. The teacher said it was easier to teach her via currency.” I popped a fry in my mouth as I checked my phone for the tenth time this night. I decided I would just send Chris a text instead of waiting on his to come in.
Baby we should be heading home within the next thirty minutes. Let me know what’s going on in the studio. If you’re busy, just text me when you’re on your way home. I love you.
I sat my phone down in front of me on the table and picked up my water.
“You taught her all wrong.” I shook my head when I realized Gucci was still on this counting shit with Charlie.
“Just stop trying. That’s what she goes to school for, so they can teach her, not you.” He pulled out a hundred dollar bill and held it up to Charlie.
“If you can tell me what this is then you can have it.”
“I thought it was ten tens.”
“Oochie ten tens is hundred. I teach you.” I laughed as Charlie took the hundred from him and handed it to me.
“You got your daughter hustling people’s money for you Sky?” I smirked and put the hundred in my wallet.
“It’s not my fault that you underestimated my daughter’s smarts.”
The first thing this bitch did was grab my hair. Now that’s that shit I don’t like. I been waiting months to get in this bitch ass, so this pulling hair shit needs to stop. I balled up my hand into a fist and slammed it down into her face. This bitch started wailing around trying to knee and kick me. I wrapped my legs around hers and continued taking straight face shots until I was pulled off of her.
“Let go of me! I’m good.” Whoever was holding me let me go and I stormed out the room. Bitches got me fucked up. I swear something has to go wrong on every single birthday. “Where is my daughter at!” Every time I got angry I felt the need to yell out for her. I just couldn’t function if I was to yell out for her and got no response.
“I back here mommy!” I followed her voice back to my room and laid on my bed next to her and Rae. “I make you something mommy.”
“Really? What do you make me?” She got up and ran over to the backpack she had been carrying around all day. She pulled out a black to go box and ran back over to me. I picked her up and sat her next to me on the bed. “What’s in here?”
“You open it.” She sat the box in my lap and I opened it up. It was a brownie cake with the letters ‘HBM’ on it in her hand writing. “It say Happy Birthday Mommy.” I smiled and gave her a kiss.
“Thank you baby. You always make mommy’s birthdays the best.” She smiled and hopped off the bed.
“I go get spoons.”
“Get Tia one too.” Rae called after her.
“Thanks for getting her out the room.”
“You know the deal, plus it ain’t like my big ass could have jumped in.” I heard more yelling and a few seconds later Charlie ran into the room.
“Mommy they argue again!” I rolled my eyes and jumped up.
“Stay in here with Auntie Rae.” I told her as I walked out my room, closing the door behind me.
“What the fuck is wrong with you Taylor?!” Chris yelled out at the top his lungs. This nigga is mad. I’m talking veins popping out, face turning red mad. It felt weird because I was just listening to this nigga’s song before I came here and now I see him turning into the incredible hulk in front of my eyes. I used to look at Chris as one of the civilized celebrities. All I hung out with were the ratchet ones. Like Juaquin and the BrickSquad & Trill fam.
“That bitch attacked me! In front of our daughter!” I smirked and took a sip of my juice. This bitch is real pressed.
“Our daughter? She was never our daughter! Shit, she just became my daughter. Sky has been taking care of her on her own since Charlotte was two weeks old! Don’t start with that shit. If you doing this to get my attention then it ain’t working. You taking custody away from Sky was petty.” Sky seems like she been through some shit the way they was talking in this bitch. Speaking of the word bitch, this hoe had about two more bitches left to call my sister before I shut her life down.
“You ready to go?” My dad asked as he walked back over to me. He was so busy talking to his baby mama that I honestly assumed he forgot my ass was still sitting here. That’s why I told him to just come by himself. I could be getting some dick right about now. I opened my mouth to respond to my dad, but closed it as soon as I heard this bitch coming out her neck again.
“I don’t give a fuck! You gone let that orphan bitch take care of what’s mine? So what if I’m not a good mother. I never wanted to be and I still don’t, but that little bitch came out of me weather you like to believe it or not.” Wait, pause, hol’ up! Did this hoe just refer to a four year old as a bitch? I looked over at Chris and seen damn near everyone trying to hold him back. I took this as my cue.
“What the fuck you just say?” I asked as I slowly stood up.
“Bitch fall back. This ain’t none of your fucking business.”
“When you addressing my family then it is hoe. Now unless you want that ass beat again then I suggest you get the fuck out.”
“Fuck you gon’ do bitch?” I smirked and walked over to her. One good hit sent that bitch to the floor, out cold.
“Looks like I fixed that mouth of yours.” Sky ran into the room and looked from Chris to me then to the bitch laying on the floor before a smirk broke out on her face.
“You good?” She asked me.
“I’m beyond good, but we bout to head out.” I walked back over to my chair and grabbed my Balenciaga bag.
“Let me see your phone.” Sky said walking over to me. I handed it to her and she quickly dialed a number. “Aite, my number is the first one in your call log. I don’t know how to save it, these iPhones confuse me, but hit me up.” I nodded and slid my phone back into my pocket. I gave her a hug and got ready to walk out when Charlie ran into the room.
“Wait! We not sing happy birthday to Mommy. I make her cake.”
“Didn’t I tell you to stay in the room little girl.”
“Mommy you not make a wish.” She said completely ignoring Sky. I laughed and looked at the little cake she was carrying in her arms. That is too cute. Made me want to have a child. Shit, I’m surprised my ass ain’t pregnant already. Juaquin and I never use condoms. When the time is right it’ll happen.
When the hell did Charlie make this cake? Every ounce of anger left my body as I tried to figure out when the hell she made this and who helped her. Only my daughter could leave me this confused with myself.
“Charlie when you make that?”
“Who helped you?”
“Chris let Sky make her wish, damn.” Shawna snapped causing everyone to let out a laugh. I noticed out the corner of my eye that Taylor was being helped out of the room. I didn’t give a fuck as of now, because after this I’m gathering up the troops and we’re heading home, Sky included. Shakira put some candles on the small cake and Sky closed her eyes. A small smile played on her lips as she blew out the candles. We all cheered as she took a fork and got herself a bite.
“This is MY cake. If any of y’all want cake I’ll buy a big one tomorrow.” Sky hungry ass mumbled while chewing as she picked up the box and walked off. She stopped held her hand out for Charlie and continued walking. “Thanks guys!” She yelled behind her. I followed after her and swooped Charlie up into my arms.
“You and mommy coming home with daddy tonight?” I tickled her stomach and she began giggling and squirming around in my arms.
“Yes!” She squealed out. I laughed and kissed her cheek.
“Sky pack you a bag, and you need to go collect that big ass suitcase you bought over here little girl.”
“Okay daddy.” I put her down and she ran into Sky’s closet. Sky glanced up at me from her cake with a smile on her face before going back to eat.
“You think I’m playing with you Sky? I’ll pack your shit for you.”
“Can you? I’m tired.” She laid back on the bed and continued eating. I shook my head pulled out her duffel bag. I went to her dresser and threw a bunch of random shit in it then went to the closet and did the same with her shoes. I pulled a couple dresses of the hangers and stuffed that in also.
“Alright baby, let’s go.” She got off the bed and followed me to the door.
“Charlie go get mommy’s purse.” She dropped her suitcase and ran off. I picked up her suitcase and headed to the tour bus. I tossed Sky and Charlie’s bags in the storage compartment then got onto the bus. Sky went straight for the couch with Charlie and they continued eating that damn mystery cake. I climbed into my bunk and just stared at the ceiling. My life is changing and I am only hoping that I don’t fuck it up this time. Everytime something good is going on in my life I end up fucking it up, not this time.
“I’m home!” I called out as I walked into the house with Derrick behind me. I looked around, but only seen Mijo and Alisha. “Where’s my son at?”
“With my mama.” I nodded and walked over to the love seat. Derrick and I sat down and I nervously bit my lip. “What’s up with you Chanel?” I looked over at Mijo and released my lip from between my teeth.
“Derrick and I have been talking about me moving in with him.” I love my home here, but I absolutely adore Derrick’s place, and I am more than ready to take this next step in our relationship.
“See girl, I told you her ass was leaving soon.” Mijo said as he nudged Alisha.
“Nigga, you were plotting on me to move out? What is this fuckery Mijo?”
“A nigga knows Chanel. Plus I been trying to get Alisha to move in, so I know he been trying to get you to move in.” I rolled my eyes and leaned into Derrick’s side.
“We need to figure out a schedule for Rickey.”
“I’ll get him Monday to Wednesday, you get him Thursday to Saturday, and on Sundays he’ll be at my mama’s.” I cocked my head back as I gave him a crazy look.
“Your ass already got this all planned out I see.”
“I’ve been prepared for this situation.”
“Fuck you. You act like I’m bout to jump up and move today.”
“You can.” I flipped him off and leaned more into Derrick. He wrapped his arm around my shoulder and I smiled. I love this man to death.
“When did Chris say he was coming back?” I said, changing the subject off of me moving. Plus I sort of missed the guys. I’m lying, I only miss Charlie and Sky.
“He said if Sky doesn’t want to come back then he’s not coming back.”
“Aw, Chris is finally in love.” It’s so cute to me. Especially after seeing him in so many relationships gone bad.
“You talk to Sky after the whole incident?”
“Yeah. We’re cool, and she’s okay with me being with Derrick. She said she just wants to see me happy.” That’s the exact reason why I love Sky. I knew had it been any of my other so called friends, then they would want me to choose, even after seeing the shit I had been through. I have to make sure to go visit her soon.
“Chriiiissss! I hate blindfolds.” I whined as I continued walking. He was behind me with his arms wrapped around me as he guided me to Lord knows where. We had been walking for a few minutes now. The fact that he forced me to dress hella laid back was getting me scared. I hate surprises when I’m not dressed up for them. The only thing dressy I had on was my YSL bag.
“Don’t worry baby, we’re almost there.” I leaned my body back into his once we stopped walking.
“Chris, where are we?” I whispered/yelled to him. I felt his lips against my neck and I let out a giggle.
“You’re hella goofy Sky.”
“Can I take the blindfold off now?” He moved one of his arms from around me and a second later my eyes were free. I looked around at the brightly lit room that was full of mirrors and smiled. I turned around to get a full view of the room and looked up at Chris. “What is this?” I asked as I tried to keep my emotions underway.
“Happy birthday baby.” Happy birthday? I furrowed my brows in confusion as I pulled out my phone to look at the date. Today is in fact my birthday. “How the hell do you forget your birthday?” Chris asked as he wrapped his arms around my waist.
“I don’t know. I never remember my birthday, no one ever does anything for it. I just- Charlie remembers it. She always wakes my up and tells me she loves me. Even when she couldn’t talk, she would try giving me her toys. I just have never had anyone do anything for me, so ignore these sensitive ass tears right now.” He laughed and reached up to wipe my tears away.
“Well you have me now, and if I remember correctly, once upon a drunken Skylar night. You said, and I quote: ‘You should feel bad for me that I can’t do what I love, what I enjoy. How would you feel if you couldn’t sing?’ So I thought about it. I have a studio to get away to, so I got you a dance studio to get away to. You can start up classes, hire instructors, anything you want. This is yours.” The first thing I am going to do in here is give him another private dance. He deserves it. I threw my arms around his neck and pressed my lips to his.
“I love you past the moon.”
“Finally a normal one!” I laughed and gave him another kiss. “I love you too baby. You don’t even realize how much.” He kissed me and I looked down at the Fame hoodie he forced me into.
“Explain to me why I’m dressed like this?”
“Because if I told you to dress up then you would’ve known something was up. I want you to be relaxed and shit. We’re about to go pick up Charlie and the crew and go kick it at Magic Mountain then we’ll go to your Mom’s for dinner. Sound like plan?”
“Sounds perfect.” He gave me another kiss and turned around. I jumped on his back and he carried me back to the car.
“Mommy, I hungry.”
“Don’t worry baby. We’re about to eat now.” I said as the tour bus pulled up in front of my mom’s. It was a bit embarrassing to be driving around in this big ass RV, but at least it’s comfortable. We all filed off the bus and I unlocked the front door to let everyone in. “Mom!” I called out as I bent down to help Charlie out of her jacket.
“Everything is already ready, we’ve been waiting on you guys.” She called back.
“My bad.” I picked up Charlie and lead everyone into the dining room. I froze when I seen who all was at the table.
“Fuck is this?” Chris said, taking the words right out of my mouth. Charlie hid her face in my neck and I sighed.
“Charlie, you wanna come sit with me?” Shakira asked, trying to break the awkward silence.
“I scared Mommy.” She spoke loudly into my neck.
“Why are you scared baby?” I asked as I turned to walk into the kitchen. I sat her on the counter and looked into her eyes.
“I not like her Mommy.”
“Who don’t you like?” Chris asked as he walked in and stood next to me.
“Ms. Taylor. She mean.”
“You’re going to sit with me and Daddy, okay?”
“Kay.” Chris picked her up and we walked back into the dining room. Taking the three chairs that were left.
“Auntie Sierra I did not know this was your daughter. I know her.” I rolled my eyes at Taylor’s comment. First, my mom isn’t your auntie bitch. Second, you don’t know me for shit.
“Really? How do you know her?”
“She’s the girl who stole my daughter.” All talking stopped as I glared hard at this bitch. I wanted to hop across the table and fuck her up, but I didn’t want to mess up this dinner my mom put together.
“Yeah, I stole her from the hospital you abandoned her at when you gave birth.”
“You sound angry boo.” This bitch is taunting me in front of my family and I could just feel my anger rising.
“Not at all sweetie.”
“Sky baby, your dad is here.” My mom cut in. My eyes scanned around the table as they landed on the only unfamiliar male at the table who was sitting next to a girl who looked dead ass like me. Well our features were similar.
“Hey.” I mumbled.
“Hey. This is your sister, my other daughter, Kadijah.” I nodded to her and she nodded back. Chris grabbed my hand under the table and my nerves flew all the way down. I squeezed his hand and started eating my food.
This dinner is awkward as hell. I told my dad I didn’t want to come to this shit, but his ass never listens. I could be chilling with my baby right now, but noooo, my dad didn’t want to come over here by himself. From the looks of shit no one even gets along at this table, and I’ll be damned if I had to fight up in this bitch tonight. The only person here besides my dad that I would feel obligated to stick up for is my sister. Weather I knew her personally or not, she’s still blood. My phone vibrated and I looked down to see a text from my baby.
Bae my dick hard
I smirked and exited out of the text. He is so fucking ratchet. I do not have time to deal with his fuckery tonight.
“So I heard Charlie hasn’t been getting dropped off at her scheduled times.” This bitch Taylor said, interrupting all of the comfortable silence that the table was in. “I do have joint custody Chris.”
“You have joint custody. Not ya moms. It’s cool if you want to spend time with her Ms. Matson, but Taylor isn’t doing anything for Charlie.” Chris spoke up. Shit, if I wanted to be at a dysfunctional dinner I could have went out with Juaquin’s family. Them niggas are dysfunction at it’s finest.
“Fuck that. Today is my day, so Charlie you’re coming home with me tonight.” This bitch just didn’t know when to shut up, and the look on my sister’s face was getting me even more hyped to go punch this hoe in her throat.
“It kay Ms. Taylor. I stay with Mommy.” I smiled at Charlie. She is adorable, but growing up in this drama is not good for any little girl.
“That bitch ain’t your mommy.” That was all it took for Sky to jump across the table and tackle Taylor to the ground. I glanced over at my dad and his eyes were wide. He got up and rushed over to them. Yeah, I knew I wasn’t the only hot head in the family. The pregnant girl got up to grab Charlie and walked out the room. I stayed seated, because I know how pissed I got when people tried to break up my fights. I personally would have let her just get her anger out, but muthafuckas always wanna break shit up.
I got in late last night since I had to spend extra time in the office finalizing the paperwork for a house that I recently sold, but no matter how late I got in, I still made sure to get my ass up bright and early to make my babies breakfast. Today is Friday, meaning it is the last early morning of the week in my household. I got out my bed, stretched, and pulled my night gown down before heading down stairs. It gets lonely after a while of having to wake up alone every morning, but I have to deal with it.
My fiance works for the CIA, so I just got used to seeing him a couple months out of the year. I love him, but I don’t know how long I am going to be able to take this. There is a reason why we are still engaged and not married. I feel all of single, and that’s not how I should feel, especially with a man I have two kids with. The thing is, I’m not getting any younger, and I feel like I deserve a man that was present in my life. Plain and simple.
I walked into the kitchen and washed my hands before walking to the fridge. I felt something tugging on my night gown and when I looked down I seen the cutest little girl ever.
“Hi, I Charlie.” I smiled and leaned down to where I was at her height.
“Hello darling. It’s nice to meet you.”
“You Mommy’s Mom?” Oh, now it makes sense. This is Skylar’s daughter. I wonder how she got here.
“Yes I am.”
“What’s your name?”
“You can call me Mama Sie.” She smiled and gave me a hug. I laughed and hugged her back. “You want to help me make breakfast?”
“You have pancakes?”
“Of course.” I sat her on the counter and pulled out all of the ingredients we would need.
I opened my eyes and stared at the empty spot on my bed that was recently occupied by Charlie. I sat up and looked around my room. Where in the world did this little girl wander off too? I got out the bed and walked out my room.
“In here Mommy!” What in the world was her little ass doing in the kitchen. I walked into the kitchen and smiled when I seen her and my mom cooking. I walked over and kissed my mom’s cheek.
“Goodmorning baby. You didn’t tell me you were bringing Charlie over.”
“Her and her Dad decided to surprise me yesterday.”
“That was nice. Where is your daddy little miss?”
“He stay at home. Mommy not want us to come over.”
“Hey! I never said that. I said you had to stay with your dad.”
“Daddy make Mommy extra happy yesterday Mama Sie.” I rolled my eyes up to the ceiling and sighed. She is not going to let this go. Bless my baby’s heart.
“This looks delicious.”
“Why don’t you invite her father to breakfast.”
“Mom it’s not just him. There are six of them over there. They drove down here in a ridiculously huge RV.” She laughed as I shook my head. “I’ll call him though. The others going to be jealous just so you know.”
“I’ll cook a big dinner for everyone tonight.” I smiled at that as I pressed the call button for Chris. Something bad happened at every big gathering that involved the presence of Christopher Maurice Brown, but I am almost positive that tonight would be good. Let’s pray on this.
“What’s up boo thang?”
“You are so ratchet Christopher!” I got up and walked into the living room, falling onto the couch.
“I’m ratchet out the game ain’t no reason to lie. I been ratchet since 89 so I’m ratchetedfied till I die.” Chris rapped out, trying to sound just like Lil Boosie. I put my hand over my face as I let out a laugh. He is so random and I love that about him.
“Anyways, on to what I was calling you for. My Mom and Charlie are making breakfast, and my Mom wanted me to invite you over. Not the others though, this isn’t a party.” He laughed and I bit my bottom lip.
“Aite, I’ll be there in a minute.”
“You’re such a stalker.” I blurted out.
“Why would you say something like that?”
“You didn’t even ask for my address. How you know where I live Chris?”
“I just know. You better stay in your lane and stop asking me questions.”
“Excuse me sir, but who the hell you been hanging with? Your mind is all types of confused right now boo.” He started laughing obnoxiously loud and I started laughing also. His laugh is contagious.
“I been hanging around my girlfriend.”
“Not I, not Skylar Perkins.”
“Yes you girl. I only wanna love you.” I rolled my eyes to the ceiling, the smile on my face growing wider. I feel like I hadve literally been smiling since the moment he answered the phone, it’s crazy.
“Breakfast is like halfway done, so get your ass on the road.”
“I got you baby.”
“I love you.” I said just above a whisper.
“Hell no. You better say that shit with pride.”
“How about I not say it at all.”
“Skkkyyyyy!” I laughed and played with the drawstring on my sweatpants.
“I love you Chris, just like Precious loved that bucket of chicken.” He started laughing and I could just picture his overgrown ass rolling around on the floor. He is a hot ass mess.
“I love you Sky, just like Tyga loves his strippers.”
“Hey, I take offense to that. You’re no good at this game at all.”
“Shut up. I got a surprise for you.”
“What is it?”
“It’s a surprise slow ass. I’ll tell you tonight if you spend the night with me.”
“I’ll see about that.”
“Whatever. I’m getting in the car now, so unless you want me to get a ticket.”
“Bye baby.” I ended the call and went back into the kitchen.
"I make a mess Mommy.” I looked at Charlie and shook my head. She had flour all over her.
I looked down at my ringing phone and sighed. Taylor has been calling me all morning, but I am not in the mood to argue with her ass. I’m in a good ass mood on my way to see my girl and my daughter. Damn did that sound good, my girl and our daughter. Yeah, Taylor’s ass can take a backseat for the day. I pulled my car up behind Sky’s and got out. I called Sky as I walked up to the door and waited for her to answer.
“What’s up lover?”
“Come open the door sexy.”
“Why didn’t you just ring the doorbell?” She asked before the door swung open. I smiled and pulled her into a hug.
“I found no point in it.” I kissed her forehead and she leaned up to give me a real kiss. “Don’t get me started Sky.” She pulled away from me and slapped my chest.
“Shut up. Come see what your daughter did.” Knowing Charlie, she probably made a mess. My little girl is not the cleanest in the kitchen area. I followed Sky into the kitchen and seen Charlie sitting on the island with flour all over her.
“Not again.” I said as I walked over to pick her up.
“I try this time Daddy.”
“Chris, this is my mom Sierra. Mom, this is my boyfriend Chris.” I smiled and looked up at Sky’s mom, she looks just like her.
“Y’all look like twins. Now I see where she gets it from.”
“My baby looks just like her Daddy, not me.” I turned to Sky and she had an unreadable expression on her face.
“Do you still talk to my Dad?”
“I want to meet him.”
“I’ll invite him to the dinner tonight.”
“Oh boy, that’s going to be a lot of cooking. I’ll help you out Mom.”
“It’s okay baby. My best friend is in town for the weekend, so she’ll be over to help me. You go and enjoy your day.” Sky nodded and looked over at me.
“Ma, breakfast ready yet?” I turned around and seen some guy walking into the kitchen. Must be Sky’s brother.
“Sawn! I help cook.” He turned around and when he seen Charlie he fell out laughing. He stopped laughing when he noticed me and looked around the kitchen before turning back to me.
“Chris Brown, what’s up nigga?” We dapped each other up and I went back to trying to get the flour out of Charlie’s hair. Last time this happened I was ready to just cut her hair off. I don’t play that hairstylist shit.
“This my Daddy Sawn.”
“It’s truth.” I laughed and gave up on her hair.
“Sky, you got her hair right?”
“Yes. Just put it in a ponytail.”
“With what?” She pulled her hair out of it’s bun and walked over to us. She pulled her hair up and twisted it into a bun. “You good at this.”
“I’ve been handling this little girl’s hair for almost five years now. I got this down.” I brushed her comment off and picked Charlie back up.
"Wat do you want to do today baby girl?"
"Um… I want to go to movies." I smiled and kissed her forehead.
"Alright. As soon as we eat and Mommy fixes your hair we can leave."