There is a zero percent chance that Charlie is mines. This couldn’t be true at all. This is my little girl, she acts just like me. She’s my baby. She didn’t act like Mijo, she didn’t act like Austin, and she didn’t act like Tyga. She had to be mines.
"Chris did you hear that!" Sky yelled, snapping me out of my train of thought.
"No." I mumbled as I read over the paper one more time. Her hands grabbed onto my cheeks as she turned me to face her.
"They made a mistake!"
"What are you talking about?" She jumped up and ran over to her phone. Pressing a button, a message began playing back.
“Sky, this is Doctor Richards. I was calling to see if you’ve received the paternity results. If so, disregard them please. We have a terrible extern who didn’t transfer actual results before mailing off the letters. Charlotte’s DNA does match Mr. Brown’s. A correct copy will be mailed off for you today. Sorry for the inconvenience.” The phone beeped signaling the message was over. I couldn’t even go into words on how excited I was at this moment.
"I got her." I quickly jumped up and ran back to Sky’s room. I started laughing when I seen Charlie standing on the edge of the bed, looking over as if she was going to fall into the ocean.
"If I die it’s not funny daddy!"
"You don’t even make any sense." I snatched her off the bed and started spinning her around.
"Daddy!" Her little hands gripped onto my crewneck and I stopped spinning.
"I love you Charlie."
"I wuv you too daddy." I laughed and kissed her cheek.
"You and mommy want to go out to dinner tonight?"
"Yes, cause mommy sad."
"Do you know why she’s sad?" I asked, already guessing it had something to do with the false paternity results.
"She miss Kursey, he love her." Kursey? Who the fuck was Kursey? I was going to have to ask Sky about this. One minute she saying she got feelings for me, and the next she stressing over the next nigga.
"So he found out?" I stupidly asked as I randomly texted my friend Mark. We were a little more than friends actually, but we didn’t need to go more into that. I glanced over at Deja and she had an irritated look on her face.
"Yeah, but he doesn’t know the truth on why I got the abortion."
"You better hope he don’t find out either, or your ass is as good as dead. What even gave you the motivation to go out and cheat on him. You supposedly love him so much and shit."
"Me, what about you? You’re all head over heels for Bow, and your ass is damn near in another relationship."
"I am not in another relationship, and Bow and I agreed on an open relationship. You on the other hand was not in an open relationship. Besides, everyone knows that if you’re going to go cheat to make sure a condom is in the equation. Then you won’t have to go around aborting babies because you don’t know who the father is." Bitch gone try and air me out when compared to her my shit smelt like roses.
"Whatever." Deja was my best friend, but shit like this made me question her character.
"It’s not whatever Deja. You need to understand what you did was wrong and how nice Ty is being to your ass right now. I would have kicked your trifling ass out on the street. That man loves you and you just sat here and fucked it all up for a man who won’t even answer your calls now. Think about that." I got up and made my way out of Ty’s house. I had a date I needed to get ready for.
"I like you, you like me, we might as well make it official." I smiled and looked across the table to Mark.
"It’s not that simple love."
"Playing hard to get, still? Okay, I have no problem working harder for what I want." I smirked and sipped some of my margarita.
"I love the determination." He started laughing and I would have laughed along with him had something not come into sight of view. Never have I ever ran into Bow and one of his other girls. The shit had me frozen in my seat. Actually seeing this shit was an eye opener for me, but that’s not what had me stuck. What did was the little girl in his arms that looked around six months old. She was an exact replica of this man.
"I have to go." I rushed out, grabbing my bag.
"Babe what’s wrong?"
"Sorry Mark. I’ll call you tomorrow."
"Janessa, wait!" He yelled after me, causing many eyes to turn to me, including Bow’s. I looked into his wide eyes and shook my head. He never failed to surprise me. I broke my eyes away from his as I walked past him and out the restaurant. I waited until I was securely in my car before letting any emotions out. This couldn’t be happening to me. I grabbed my phone and frantically dialed my mom’s number.
"Mom… I… I can’t do this anymore." I cried into the phone.
"Come home Janessa."
"I’ll be there in an hour mom." I hung up and drove to the house. I packed up as much of my stuff as I could and stuffed it into my car. I didn’t stop to take a second look at the house or anything before I was gone.
Chris had been glued to Charlie since the doctor called earlier. It was adorable, but my mind was else where. I still had an upcoming court date in a couple months and I was missing my best friend. It was just us three for a first, and we were at the Cheesecake Factory. Our table was pretty private so we didn’t have to worry about the Chris Brown bum rush.
"Do you guys have anything planned for this weekend?" I bit my lip, contemplating on weather or not I should invite him on this trip. Today was Thursday, so we would be leaving tomorrow.
"We go to H-town." Charlie knowingly stated. I smiled as Chris looked up at me with a confused face.
"We’re going to Houston."
"We see Nana Jill." Chris raised his eyebrow and looked over at me.
"I didn’t know you knew anyone in your family." He said it so rudely, like I didn’t deserve to have any family. He had been acting real standoffish since we left the house. You would think he would be happy after finding out the good news about Charlie, but I guess not.
"I don’t. She’s my friend Kirk’s mom. She was around for us a lot when I first got Charlie up until about two years ago."
"Kirk? Is that the Kursey you were talking about?" He asked, completely ignoring me and turning to Charlie. She nodded and continued trying to draw on his arm with her crayon. She had the most serious and concentrated look on her face.
"Anyways, that’s what we’re doing for the weekend." I looked away from Chris and took a bite of my food.
"Who’s all going?"
"Shawna and Rae most likely."
"You don’t have a problem with having strippers around Charlie?" I twisted up my face and looked up at him.
"Not at all. They aren’t standing in Charlie’s face stripping for her, so what’s the problem?"
"I just find it odd that’s all."
"It’s disgusting. I don’t see how any woman can do that shit for a living. You can’t wife a girl who parades her shit for every other nigga to see." Whoa, so he was one of those type of people. His attitude is really turning me off tonight.
"I guess I’ll never get wifed up then. This whole dinner thing isn’t working out, can you take us back home?" I was already standing up as I asked the question. I reached out for Charlie and she jumped into my arms.
The ride back to the house was pure silence. Charlie ended up falling asleep since it was so quiet. Music was playing on low, but I wasn’t really paying attention to it. My mind was trying to figure out what had crawled up Chris’ ass and caused him to be so damn judgmental. I didn’t judge him after he told me about his past, so what gives him the right to judge me? Well it’s not like we’re a couple. We weren’t a couple, so why did I care so much? Maybe because he didn’t just judge me, he judged my friends and thousands of other women who stripped for a living.
If we’re so disgusting for stripping, then what does that make him when he’s at the strip club throwing money? Guys wanted to always talk down on strippers, but loved going to the strip club. What kind of sense does that make? Then he wants to make it a problem that I had strippers around my daughter. Rae and Shawna have done more for Charlie than he ever has. Besides cursing, Charlie hasn’t been exposed to anything she shouldn’t have. I think I’ve earned the right to make decisions on who should and shouldn’t be around Charlie.
"What are you doing tonight?" It was only around 7pm, but I wanted to go out tonight. It had been way too long, and now that Charlie has another parent present in her life, he could start taking some responsibility too.
"You can take Charlie to your house tonight since we’re leaving for Houston tomorrow. I’ll come and get her in the morning."
"I’m going to the studio in the morning, so I’ll just drop her off on my way over." I nodded and nothing else was said after that. This is how it should have been in the first place, strictly Charlie, but I allowed myself to get caught up in my feelings. That wasn’t happening anymore. It is time for old Sky to come back. I pulled out my phone and sent out a mass text to Shawna, Rae & Chanel.
It had been a week since the barbecue and I had finally calmed down enough to go home and talk to Deja. I had been staying at my mom’s house, and I know she was getting tired of me being here all day. I was parked in front of my house trying to talk myself into going inside. After about twenty minutes I did. Everything was the same. I walked upstairs and into my bedroom. Deja was sitting crossed legged on the bed with a book in her hand.
"Why didn’t you tell me?" She looked up and frowned.
"Baby I wasn’t ready. I know I always put it on you not being ready, but I wasn’t. I was trying to make you happy by getting pregnant, but I wasn’t happy at all. I didn’t want a baby yet."
"So you killed a baby that you agreed to create?"
"Don’t put it like that. It wasn’t even formed into a baby yet."
"Well, I can’t be with you anymore Deja, and you know that. You can stay here for the rest of the month while you get your shit together. I’ll be at my mom’s." I didn’t give her a chance to respond before I was walking out the door. A car was pulling into my driveway as I was walking out, and one look at the big ass Hummer told me who it was. Her window rolled down and her loud ass voice followed.
"Mikey get in! We need to talk!" I reluctantly walked over to her truck and go in.
"What you want?"
"Look, I just wanted to talk to you about what happened at the barbecue last week. The way I told you may have been wrong, but I don’t regret telling you at all. You are my big brother and I love you too much to sit back and watch any bitch play you." I stared hard at her to see if she was telling the truth before pulling her into a hug.
"I love you too Shawna."
"Of course you do. Anyways, what you up too today?"
"Why the fuck you wanna know my life? Stalker ass."
"What the fuck ever. I was just going to see if you wanted to kick it, but obviously you got a little attitude, so you can dismiss that ass up out of my vehicle." I pulled her into another hug before getting out of her truck and walking over to my car.
"I need to clear my head, then we can hang!" I yelled over my shoulder.
I was on my computer catching up on everything Kirko Bangz, like a damn stalker. I really did miss Kirkland, but he was gone, and I knew he wasn’t coming back. I didn’t blame him for leaving either. I would have left too if I was him. I was stringing him along when all along he was the one who was always here for me and Charlie. I wouldn’t even allow Charlie to call him dad, but I let her with Chris with no hesitation. I had a bad feeling this was all going to backfire soon.
I was doing things with Chris because I was afraid of pushing him away like I did Kirkland. Then again, I was doing all these things with a man who I didn’t love and who wasn’t in love with me. A man I didn’t know anything about. The DNA results were supposed to come in today and I was all the way nervous about the outcome. I wanted to talk to Kirk, but of course all his old numbers were disconnected and I was afraid to call his mom. It had been soo long, I doubt she would even still want to talk to me.
"Ms. Sky, are you busy?" I looked up from my computer and smiled at Destanie. My door was open for all of the girls here, but I was only assigned to one dorm, which was five girls. I played mother, life coach, friend, sister, etc. I had a bond with each girl and Destanie would be the first one to age out.
"Nope. Come in." I exited out of the Kirko Bangz news and pulled up Destanie’s file. She was aging out of the system soon.
"What are you nervous about?"
"My birthday is in like a month and I have no where to go. I have some money saved up from work and stuff, but housing and stuff is so expensive. I can’t afford to leave this place."
"You ever thought of renting a room? It’s like half the price."
"Yeah, but I don’t want to leave here to get another roommate or whatever. I’m not to fond of strangers." I pulled up housing resources onto my computer and scanned through it.
"What’s your budget?"
"I only make like eight hundred a month." I bit my lip and narrowed down my searches.
"I’ll figure something out before you have to leave. What ever happened with Travis?" Travis was her boyfriend. He used to be here too until he aged out last year, and she had told me they were planning on getting a place together.
"Travis is a joke, straight up. He doesn’t care about me at all, so I’m on my own hype."
"Always put yourself first. I don’t want you leaving here and feeling like you need him to survive, because you don’t."
"Can’t I just come live with you? Like if all else fails, because right now I’m stressing. I’m not tryna be up on the street again."
"It’s not a lot of room at my place, but if we can’t find you a place to stay then you can stay with me. I’m not going to make you go to a shelter or anything."
"Aw Ms. Sky, this is why I love you. I swear you’re like the only one who cares about us girls. If I ever blow up or get famous, I’ma be like Ms. Sky is the reason why I’m here today. She kept me strong."
"You are way too much. Over dramatic to the fullest." She laughed and got up to give me a hug before walking to the door.
"I’ll see you later Ms. Sky." As soon as she walked out my office my mind went back to thoughts of Kirk. Maybe I should just take the twelve hour drive up to Houston and surprise his mom. I did miss her. That was a thought, and I knew the girls would love to do a road trip.
I opened my mailbox and took out all the mail on my way up to my apartment. My hands were already feeling sweaty knowing I had that letter in my hands. Chris wasn’t here yet, and maybe that was a good thing, because apart of me wanted to know before he did so I could weigh out my options, and create a plan if necessary.
"Charlie go take off your school clothes." She ran to her room and I used this opportunity to look through the mail. I spotted the envelope almost immediately. I took a deep breath and opened it. I read over the paper at least fifty times. I bit my bottom lip and looked up at the ceiling.
"Mommy! I need help." I folded the paper back up and put it into it’s envelope. I quickly looked around the room and slid the envelope behind one of the framed pictures of Charlie and I on the wall.
"Here I come." I dropped the rest of the mail onto the coffee table and walked back to Charlie’s room. No one needed to know the truth. The only thing that mattered was that Chris would be here for Charlie. She needed a father, and in her mind Chris was just that.
"What are you doing?" She frowned and pointed to the comb that was tangled in her hair. I shook my head and walked over to her.
"You know better than to be playing with combs." I started untangling the comb and her now knotted hair.
"I sorry mommy."
"It’s okay baby. Just let me help you next time."
"Okay." I quickly finished getting the comb out of her hair and picked her up. I walked into my room and laid on the bed with her.
"Do you want to go to Houston this weekend?"
"We go see Kursey?" I laughed at the nickname she had for Kirk. She hadn’t used it in so long.
"Maybe, but we’ll definitely go see Nana Jill." She got excited when I said that. Jillian was Kirk’s mom and she was the sweetest woman in the world. If I had anything close to a mother, it would be her. I have just been scared to call her since Kirk and I stopped talking. I just felt like I wouldn’t be wanted over there anymore, or that she would judge me over the argument he and I had.
"I miss Kursey."
"I miss him too."
"When he come back?" I shrugged and began running my fingers through her hair.
"Someday. I know for a fact that he misses you."
"Yes. He loves you baby."
"He love you too mommy. He tell me." I smiled and kissed her forehead.
"Let’s get some sleep baby."
A smirk appeared on my face as soon as I walked onto the floor and seen Tyga there waiting. I knew he would be coming back for some more of this. I grabbed his hand and led him back to our usual room. I pushed him down onto the couch and used the remote to cue my music. I was already expecting him since Shawna told me he was having a bad day, I was going to make it all better for him. Sex Therapy by Robin Thicke started playing through the speakers and I slowly began to wind my hips in front of him.
"You trying to be romantic and shit?"
"Shut the fuck up and enjoy the show. This isn’t an Uncle Luke, pussy popping type of night." I pulled off the sheer top I was wearing and his eyes went right to my stomach. Looks like it was going to take more to get his mind off of this abortion shit. I walked up and straddled him.
"Rae you can’t be throwing this ass in my lap unless you about to give me some pussy. Plain and simple, you know the rules." I smirked and pulled off my bra. He was not getting any pussy from me. I’m too faithful to mine. It’s been two years since I had any, and we had about… eight more to go. Damn that sounds depressing.
"Don’t play me boy. You already know my rules."
"Do we really have to go through the same two step again? Your ass is just going to end up right back out the door."
"I wish you would kick me out. I will go find the loosest bitch up in here to come service you. Speaking of which, did you like the last girl I sent in here for you?" His hands went to my ass and I could already see the horniness in his eyes. Everything I said was going in one ear and right out the other. I was horny too, but I wasn’t trying to do anything stupid. I removed his hands and tried to stand up, but he effortlessly pulled me back down. His bony ass had some strength. I looked down into his eyes and at that moment everything froze. His hand went around my neck and pulled my head down. My mind was screaming for me to stop it, but my body hadn’t felt this way in so long. His hand went into my thong and I lost it.
"Don’t forget the condom." Was the last rational thought I had before I let my hormones take over.
I woke up from the nap I was taking with Charlie and immediately began thinking over the lie I was planning on telling Chris about Charlie. I was feeling guilty and I hadn’t even told him yet. I got out the bed and walked into the living room.
"The truth shall set your guilty conscience free." I mumbled to myself as I took the envelope from behind the photo on the wall. Just like clockwork the doorbell rang. I walked over to it and swung it open. Of course it was Chris. He had a hopeful grin on his face, but I just couldn’t return it.
"Chris… come in." His smile dropped and he reluctantly walked in. I sighed and closed the door before following him into the living room. The house phone was ringing, but I didn’t bother to go answer.
"She’s not mine huh?" I handed him the envelope and took a seat next to him on the couch. I heard the phone beeping to signal a missed call before the voice mail began playing.
Me: You’ve reached the voice mail of Skylar Perkins and
Charlie: Charlie Brown.
Me: Sorry we couldn’t get to the phone in time, but if you leave a message we’ll get back to you.
Charlie: Pwease weave a name and number so we call back!
I smiled at our goofy voice mail and waited for whoever it was to leave their message. Anything to keep my attention away from Chris, who was reading over the letter again and again, like I had earlier.
"Sky, this is Doctor Richards. I was calling to see if you’ve received the paternity results. If so,-" My head shot up as I stared at the house phone.
"How’s your dad doing?" I didn’t expect for this question to come up, especially since I thought she still hated my dad.
"He’s seen better days." She frowned at that, but I wasn’t about to go into detail about it. Only three other people knew the details about my dad’s condition because I didn’t want everyone judging him.
"Hopefully things start looking up for him." I get she was trying to be nice to mind my feelings, but I knew nothing was getting better for my dad. The doctors were even estimating how long he even had left to live.
"I guess. Where’s Tim?" Timothy was our oldest brother and I had ran into everyone but him.
"He lives in Texas now with his wife. He comes down for the holidays and what not. Remind me to give you his number before you leave tonight, or you can spend the night. We can have a girls night. I can’t even remember the last time we had one of those."
"When I was ten." I mumbled. I remembered every big day I had with my mother, because they were rare. Any other time she was helping Mikey prepare for his talent shows or going to Tim’s basketball practices and games, even when I had special performances. It hurt me that my mom would choose one of my brothers events over coming to at least one of my ventures. Like when I was on the dance team, or the school band, or even when I was doing my fashion design.
"See, this is the exact reason why we should have another one."
"We will, just not tonight mom. I have to go check on my dad." By the expression on her face I could tell she was hurt, but it was too soon for me to just jump back into this mother daughter role. I love my mom, but it still feels a bit weird being around her after so long. Besides, her days on this earth weren’t as limited as my dad’s were.
"Mikey, make me a burger!" I smirked and leaned back in my seat.
"Why didn’t you ask Shawna to do it mom, she’s right there."
"Mom asked you though, so stop being lazy." He flipped me off and walked over to the food table. I missed him… somewhat. Despite what we were going through, it still felt good to have my big brother around. Mikey finally came over with mom’s food and sat down next to me.
"Did Shawna tell you what she does for a living?" I rolled my eyes and gave him a look. Mikey became the biggest bitch when you were on his shit list, and that’s the main thing I didn’t like about him. Then again, I didn’t really give a fuck, just like him. He can come for me all he wanted too, I was just going to come back twice as hard.
"What do you do baby?"
"I work at a strip club, and I also work at the same clinic that his girlfriend got an abortion at last week." His smirk immediately dropped when I said that. The knife was now out of my back and into his.
"Serious as heart attack. Wait.." I stood up and looked around for Rae. "Rae! Remember last Monday when you brought me lunch and Ty’s girl came to the clinic to get an abortion?" Mikey turned to her, waiting for her to confirm or deny the allegation.
"Yeah, Doctor Phillips did it." Mikey got up and stormed over to his girl.
"Why did you do that?" My mom asked. She was seriously getting mad at me for telling him the truth.
"He needed to know the truth mom. He’s walking around thinking she’s pregnant when she’s not." I stood up and stormed into the house. She rather him get played then know the truth? I don’t get it. Maybe the way I told him the news was a bit shitty, but he did need to know.
This party was starting to get really dull so I walked over to Nino’s DJ setup that he left unattended to go eat. He was a real fat ass. All these niggas in Last Kings seem to do is eat. I had kicked it with everyone today and they were all cool people, except Ty’s girl of course. That bitch didn’t deserve the time of day from me. Matter of fact, she didn’t deserve the time of day from anyone here.
I get this was a barbecue, but we also needed some sort of entertainment. I hit play on the system and Kirko’s voice began blaring through the speakers. I looked over at Sky and she looked like she had seen a ghost. This made me flash back on when he was around.
"Speak to the camera!"I yelled, getting their attention. Sky and Kirko looked at me with smiles on their faces. This was definitely going onto my Tumblr. They were pure comedy.
"I have no idea what we’re supposed to say, but I’m Sky, and this is my best friend Kirk. His rap name is ‘Kirko Bangz’, I think, but fuck his wannabe rap career. I call him Kirkland." I laughed as Kirko covered her mouth.
"This is Sky, I call her ass Stacy because she needed a normal name. What the fuck kind of name is Sky, I mean her full name is Skylar, but that’s a what the fuck name too. I would say we’re in a relationship, but she doesn’t let me fuck so in her mind we’re best friends. She don’t let me have girlfriends, she starves me at times, and I help her with Charlie. I love that little girl more than Stacy over here. What else is there to say?" Sky pulled his hand away from her mouth and took a deep breath.
"You just almost killed me! Now can I continue on what I was saying?" He smiled and leaned back into the couch.
"Go ahead babe." She rolled her eyes and turned back to me.
"First and foremost, he does not love me. I starve him because he’s rude. Second, I do let him have girlfriends. Just not ones that don’t deserve him."
"Which is everyone. Don’t believe the hype. Shawna tell the truth, does Stacy let me have girlfriends!"
"Nope!" Shawna yelled from the other room. Sky threw up her hands before falling back into the couch. I am in love with their relationship. They are like the best non-couple out.
That was over two years ago. Kirko just stop coming around, and Sky took it hard. She thought it was her fault because they had a huge argument right before he disappeared. I knew she was in love with him, but she was afraid to take the next step with him. After a year Charlie stopped asking for him and we all just buried the thought of him away.
"Change this song!" Sky yelled over to me.
"Don’t change it. This my shit." Chris stood up and started singing along.
And Stacy I used to love her, she was there before I blew up
But I guess I, I just been gone too long
Or I guess I’ve been holding on too long
Or maybe, I’ve been putting me on too long!
Whatever it is, or what it might be
You got a man … acting Shady
I enjoy the moment, girl you made me smile
I just wish that you was here with me right now!
Not really, I’m just pissed cause you ain’t down
Like you said you would, like you said you would
And I fucked it up like you said I would
And I knew I would but don’t be trying to play me!
I looked at Sky and she looked like she was about to start crying. I skipped the song and Rick Ross’ voice blasted through the speakers.
"What you change for!?"
"You mad Chris, or is you hella mad?" He flipped me off and continued dancing. Weird ass. Nino finally came over and looked over my shoulder at his equipment. His fat ass was chewing all up in my ear.
"Back the fuck up Nina." He stepped closer, pushing himself onto me.
"Don’t be over here fucking up my shit Raymond."
"Oh, real funny Nina. Why you over her anyways? Yo hungry ass obviously ain’t finished eating."
"I wasn’t trying to listen to Ty and Deja argue. They get physical after a while."
"Like physically fighting?"
"Duh, what the fuck else does physical mean." I licked over my lips and glanced over at the two. I could imagine Ty choking her ass up.
"It’s her fault though. She shouldn’t have aborted his baby."
"I guess. Ain’t my business though." He took a huge bite of his burger and started to sloppily chew.
"You can leave now Nina, damn. All up on me and shit. Go sit your ass down somewhere and eat." He sucked his teeth and walked away with his food. I laughed and glanced back over at Tyga, he and his girl were now gone.
Hearing his voice after so long is just so surreal to me. I’m here with Chris, but at the moment I had mentally blocked him out. Chris was the first person I felt comfortable with opening up to since Kirk left, but he still didn’t know everything. Kirk knew every damn thing about me down to my birth parents name. I doubt Chris even knows when my birthday is.
"What’s wrong mommy?" I looked down at Charlie and smiled. She had been asleep for a while.
"Nothing. You hungry? You’ve been sleeping for forever." I pinched her cheek and she started laughing.
"Yes! I want hot dog and juice and…"
"Whoa, lets just go over to the food together." We got up and I grabbed her hand.
"Y’all leaving me now?"
"We get food daddy! You hungry?" He walked over and picked Charlie up.
"Hell yeah I’m hungry. Catch up Sky!" He ran off after he said that, and I was in no mood to chase him. What if Charlie did turn up not to be his? Then who would her father be? I had no problem raising her alone, but now I had to deal with this woman taking me to court for custody. I had faith, but then I was a bit nervous. This woman looked like the type to have tricks up her sleeve.
"Mommy can I get cake?"
"No, you need to eat real food first. You too Chris." Her and Chris both sucked their teeth and I started laughing. Chris is way too immature. I knew he was going to leave if he found out Charlie wasn’t his, and most likely I would be back to square one.
"Hey, what was that?"
"Nothing." They said at the same time again. I shook my head and walked over to Chanel.
"Where’s Mijo at?"
"Taking a nap with Rickey in the guest room. You put one down, the other one follows." I laughed and sat down next to her.
"There’s a bunch of drama going on today." I glanced over at Ty and Deja and shook my head.
"Look at me, I’m Ray Charles to the bullshit. I have my own drama to worry about."
"Ugh, I do too. Sadly."
"Don’t worry about Taylor. She’s all talk, and there is a motive behind everything she does. We all know she doesn’t want Charlie, just find out what she’s doing it for, and you can get her to drop this mess."
"You think you can help me with that?" I know she had her own problems to worry about, but I really needed any help I could get. If Charlie was taken away from me then I would have no family once again. I made a promise that no one was going to take her away from me, and I was going to make sure of that.
"Of course I can. My schedule just consists of Rickey, work and therapy anyways. Just come by the house when you get off work, you can bring Charlie too." I nodded and looked over at the food table just in time to see Chris cutting a piece of pie.
"Chris! What did I tell you!" He jumped and dropped the knife on the table.
"Looks like we both have two children." Hopefully my two didn’t go anywhere.
"Rae, go give Charlie to Sky." I gritted out before storming over to Taylor and grabbing her arm. Her smirking just made me even more angrier as I drug her into the house.
"Damn Chris, you know I don’t like it rough."
"Shut the hell up. What are you doing here?"
"Surprisingly, I didn’t come here for you. I came to talk to a… Skylar Perkins? I’m filing for custody of my daughter, and according to the courts, I have to inform the current guardian of my actions." I gritted my teeth as I tried to calm down my breathing.
"What makes you think you’re getting custody of my daughter?"
"Because I gave birth to her ass, and what makes you so sure that she’s your daughter. You better go get a DNA test. Along with Ty, Mijo and Austin." I balled up my fist and took a step away from her.
"She’s my daughter, and I’m telling you now that you aren’t taking her."
"Calm down Chris, you don’t want to go back to jail now do you? You’re still on probation while you’re up here trying to tell me what I can and can’t do."
"Why the hell are you doing this Taylor? You didn’t even want her!"
"Well I changed my mind, just like you did."
"You already signed your rights away."
"According to my lawyer, cases like this happen all the time. Since your little girlfriend out there didn’t go through every single legal aspect of protecting herself from situations like these, then it should be easy for me to weasel my way in and get my daughter to her real family."
"Get the fuck out of her now!"
"Gladly. My job here is done anyways." She smirked and walked out the back door. Fuck, shit was just starting to go right in my life again, and this bitch here wants to come and ruin things.
"Who is that?" Rae asked as she walked over with Charlie.
"I’m just as clueless as you, but this girl standing guard need to stop staring at me." I grabbed Charlie and sat her on my lap, she immediately curled up and laid her head on my chest. A sign that she was scared.
"It’s okay baby." I kissed her forehead and began running my hand through her hair.
"Daddy mad. Who is that lady Mommy?"
"I don’t know baby, but don’t worry about it. Daddy will take care of whatever is wrong." I felt her nod against my chest and looked up at Rae.
"I’m going to go meet Shawna’s mom. My eyes are still on this unfolding scene just in case anyone tries to pop off." I nodded and started rocking Charlie to sleep. I hated seeing her scared. The girl who Chris drug into the house earlier walked back out with a smirk on her face. Something about her smirk told me Chris wasn’t in the best of moods at the moment. The girl said something to her friend and they both started walking towards me. I looked over at Rae and Shawna and they were already on their way over.
"You’re Skylar, right?"
"Sky." I quickly corrected her. I didn’t like strangers addressing me by my full name.
"Whatever. I just wanted to serve you these papers in person regarding my child. I look forward to seeing you in court." I scrunched up my face and looked down at the envelope she handed me. They started talking to each other about something, but I wasn’t paying attention.
"Aw shit, here come Chris. Let me get out of here before he hits me." The blonde haired girl said causing her and her friend to laugh.
"You think that’s funny bitch? Don’t be coming back here making jokes like that. You disrespect Chris or anyone else back here one more time and I won’t hesitate to get up in that ass." Rae yelled, getting up in the girls face. I wasn’t paying much attention though. I was stuck reading this letter about a custody hearing.
"I didn’t come here for a hoodrat encounter. Let’s go Z."
"You okay Sky?" I looked up and seen that Chanel had came over also. I sighed and shook my head no.
"She’s trying to take Charlie away from me." I looked down at Charlie and she was fast asleep on my chest with dried tears on her cheek. I looked around for Chris and he was talking to his mom. Hopefully he would make his way over to me, because I needed to talk to him too.
"Bow has arrived." Chanel said with amusement in her voice. I looked towards the door and started laughing also. He was attempting to carry way too many dishes of food at once.
"I’m glad I amuse y’all. Now is someone going to come help me?" I would have helped him, but the sleeping child in my lap prevented me from doing so. The guys thought it was too funny to step in, but Shawna and Rae walked over and helped him out. After sitting down the food he made his way over to me and kissed my cheek.
"How you doing today?"
"Could be better. Janessa’s not coming?"
"Nope, she had to work, but I’m here for you girl."
"You are hilarious. Take a seat or something." He grinned and sat on the empty lawn chair that was next to me.
"Can’t get enough of the charm huh girl?"
"I’m good off your charm. We’re just friends Bow." I smiled to let him know I wasn’t trying to be rude and he smiled back.
"So you say now. How’s Charlie doing?"
"Same as always. Becoming more like Chris by the day. It’s a bit scary actually." I ran my hand through her hair and smiled.
"That girl can’t do anything to hurt you Chris. Calm down."
"I’m trying ma. She just got me so heated."
"Got you heated? Did you not forget your daughter is over there, and Sky too? While you’re caught up in your emotions, stop and think how they feel right now. Taylor said something to them too."
"Fuck! She’s not going to want to talk to me anymore after this."
"If I have to tell you one more time to calm your ass down. Now what do you mean she won’t talk to you anymore? As long as Charlie is around then she will talk to you."
"What if Charlie get’s taken away, then what?"
"That’s something you need to discuss with her, but you two will stick it out as long as you have a solid bond." I don’t even think we had a bond. I mean yeah she let me hit, but was that a big enough bond for her to stay around even if Charlie wasn’t in the picture.
"Go talk to her boy! You’re fucking up our relaxation. Where is my son so he could get me some food." Auntie Pasion ranted. I smiled at them before building up the courage to go talk to Sky. I turned around and my anger resurfaced when I seen her laughing it up with Bow. I guess she wasn’t that affected by Taylor. Just as I was about to go back to my mom, Sky turned and looked at me. Her eyes connected with mine and she blew me a kiss. To think I was affected by Bow, this is my girl. I walked over to them and glanced at Bow.
"Aye Bow, give us a minute." He stood up and glared at me. I could care less about him having an attitude, Sky is already mine.
"You okay Chris?" She asked once Bow was out of sight.
"I’m cool. How are you? What did she say to you?" I grabbed Charlie out of her arms and sat down in the chair next to her. Charlie opened her eyes and looked up at me then positioned herself and went right back to sleep. I smiled and kissed her forehead.
"She served me some custody papers then said a few things about you. Rae was about to knock her out for you."
"I’m serious. She probably feels like she’s the only one who can pick on you."
"I don’t get picked on."
"Yeah, yeah, yeah. You can drop the act in front of me. I know the real you, somewhat." Now wasn’t the time to get to know each other better.
"Taylor said something to me in the kitchen that’s been bugging me." Only I would change the subject to an even more serious subject.
"What did she say?"
"She said Charlie might not be mine. She listed an entire neighborhood that could possibly be her father." I was too embarrassed to name the actual guys since they were all my niggas.
"We can go get a test done, and if it shows she’s yours you don’t have to let anyone else know about the mix up."
"What if she isn’t? I’ve grown so close to her already. I love this little girl to death."
"There is no what if she isn’t. Weather you realized it or not, you’ve already agreed to be her father. You’re not going to just abandon her because a DNA test says she isn’t biologically yours. I didn’t give birth to her, but I’d be damned if anyone told me she wasn’t my daughter and I wasn’t her mother." I get what she was saying, but she doesn’t know who the potential fathers are. I’m not going to sit here and raise Ty or Mijo kid. Austin’s maybe, but definitely not theirs, and they wouldn’t allow me too either.
"Should I go lay her on the couch or in one of the guest rooms?" Sky rolled her eyes when I said that. I know she was getting tired of me changing subjects.
"No because if she wakes up she’ll be scared and will freak out. Just hold her while I go talk to my mamas." I smiled and watched her walk off. Sky would stay around because I gave her the one thing she needed, a family.
I walked out of my therapists office and pulled out my phone to call Mijo. He was supposed to be picking me up for this barbecue his family was having today. His phone rang twice before he picked it up.
"I’m outside mama."
"Alright, here I come." I swung my bag onto my shoulder and walked out the building. I smiled when I seen the kids in the backseat as I climbed into the car. Mijo leaned over and kissed my cheek before pulling off. He had been doing a lot of small sweet gestures like that since I got out the hospital. It made me feel like he actually cared about my feelings again.
"Hi babies." I said turning to the backseat.
"Hi auntie Nell." Charlie excitedly greeted me. I looked over at Rickey and he stayed quiet.
"What’s wrong Rickey? You don’t want to say hi to mommy?" He shrugged and looked out the window.
"He’s sad Auntie." Charlie said to me before turning her attention to her coloring book.
"Why are you sad baby?"
"I not talk about it." I sighed and stared at him for a while longer.
"Okay baby. We’ll talk later, just me and you." He nodded and I turned back to the front. I glanced over at Mijo to see if he knew what was up, but he didn’t. I sighed and turned the radio on. When we got to the barbecue I had Rickey sit on the front porch with me while Mijo and Charlie went to the back.
"You want to tell me what’s wrong now?"
"You not happy mommy, so I’m not happy."
"I am happy baby. Remember what I told you?"
"You say I make you happy, but what about daddy? If I’m not there daddy has to make you happy."
"Daddy does make me happy." Sometimes.
"Then why he don’t sleep with you?"
"Because we…" How the hell was I supposed to explain to him that we broke up? I can’t tell him that because then he would really know that there was something going on between us.
"Mommy and I just needed some space. We wont be in separate rooms for long." I looked up at Mijo and silently thanked him.
"Are you sure you happy mommy?"
"I’m positive. Give me a hug." He jumped into my arms and I kissed the top of his head.
"I go help grandma now." He pulled away from me and ran into the house. I smiled and looked up at Mijo. He sat down next to me and grabbed my hand.
"How did your session go today?" It was awkward knowing that this is what our conversations consisted of now. This is why I didn’t want him to know about my depression and therapy. People constantly worrying about me is what caused me to spiral into a depression. No one would just let me grieve the lost of my dad, no they just had to be nosy and keep asking me stupid ass questions.
"It was okay. We can talk about other things you know."
"Other things like what?" I shook my head and stood up.
"Nothing. I’ll be in the back."
"I don’t see what the fuck you mad at me for, I’m not the one who hit you."
"This time." I turned up the radio, not feeling like talking to her ass anymore. I was sick of being around Deja, and I was two seconds from leaving her when she told me she was pregnant. She wants to get pregnant now that I was done with her ass. I pulled up to my mom’s house and seen Mijo on the porch by himself. Chris must not have gotten here yet.
"You can head to the back Deja, I’m gonna holla at Mijo for a minute."
"Whatever." She stormed off and I could honestly give two fucks. I just know she better calm that fucking attitude down with my damn child in her. I wasn’t about to have any complications with my first child. Knowing her, she would purposely do something wrong just to make me mad.
"What’s up nigga?" I walked up to Mijo and dapped him up.
"Same shit, new day."
"You got that right."
"Your sister and her friend coming?"
"I don’t know. They were supposed to come with me, but they never showed up so probably not. What you worried about them for?" I know this nigga wasn’t still trying to cheat on Chanel after she just tried killing herself over him.
"Don’t look at me like that. I’m a single man."
"Says who? Just cause your ass moved rooms don’t make you single, and I’d be damned if you think you doing anything else with my sister. I’ll shoot you in your fucking dick."
"Nigga calm down. She not even DTF like that. You need to get to know her more before you start jumping to conclusions." I didn’t want to get to know her ass. She was a stranger to me now. Shit, he didn’t even know her ass.
"Matter of fact, here they come now." I turned around and seen Chris pull up with my sister’s big ass Hummer right behind them. Now what the fuck did she need that big ass car for? I’m almost positive that her dad was the one who bought it for her. Bitch ass nigga.
"What’s up with my niggas?" Chris yelled excitedly as he ran over to us. This nigga was too excited. I looked over at Sky and seen her smile was as big as his. Finally, they both needed it bad.
"Pussy got yo ass happier than Spongebob nigga." I was rolling when Mijo said that. This nigga needed to stop watching TV with Rickey. Everything he said was a comparison to one of them shows.
"Hi guys." Sky walked over and gave us hugs.
"Hi Mijo." Shawna gave him a hug and ignored me. I wasn’t tripping. Rae stood back and just watched us.
"What’s up with you Mexico?" She snapped her head over to me and cut her eyes.
"You and your girl must get off on being racist." Racist? I was far from racist.
"It was a joke ma. Calm down. I’m mixed with too much shit to be downing anyone else’s race." She looked me up and down before turning and saying something to Sky, then a minute later all three of them were leaving. Fuck, I had to go back there and make sure they didn’t attack Deja again.
"I need to get to the back."
"Mommy?" As soon as Shawna’s eyes laid on her mother you could see all her saltiness wash away and the biggest smile appeared on her face. It was soooo sweet. Especially with her whole 'I have no feelings' attitude.
"Shawna? Come here baby." I smiled as I watched them hug and start talking. Aw, I need to go swing by my mom’s house tomorrow so I could annoy her.
"Rae!" I looked over at Sky and she was motioning for me to come over to her and some girl I had never met.
"Tia!" I smiled as Charlie ran over to me and I swooped her up.
"My baby. How’s it hanging thug?"
"I wanna go on a trip." We used to always take trips back in the day day, but that was before Sky changed jobs and didn’t have the time. Now it was like every couple months we took a trip.
"Me too. Where do you want to go?" I asked her as we walked over to Sky.
"Paris. Like the Rugrats." Paris sounded nice right about now.
"Let’s ask mommy."
"Chanel, this is Rae, one of my best friends. Rae, this is Chanel, Mijo’s girl." I smiled at her. Sky was introducing me to her so she must be cool peoples. Sky didn’t introduce me to anyone she knew I wouldn’t like.
"Mommy, I want to go to Paris. A trip!"
"Yes!" I smiled and nodded my head. I had Charlie’s back on this.
"Ask your daddy." Sky suggested. Well played Skylar.
"Tia let’s go find daddy."
"Up, up and away." I winked at Sky and walked off to find Chris. He was of course talking to the guys. With the exception of this tall bitch sitting in Tyga’s lap. I wonder how her simple ass would feel if she knew how much money her man done tricked off on me.
"Hey, anger management, we have a question."
"Every time I’m close to liking you Rae you throw out one of these jokes."
"You mad Chris, or are you hella mad?" I put on a goofy smile and he popped my forehead. Like I was a child. The nerve of him.
"I’m good. Now what is this question?"
"I want to go on a trip to Paris." Chris scrunched up his face and looked around.
"Maybe you should ask mommy about this."
"We already did. She told us to ask you. Now go ahead and say yes because I’m taking her regardless."
"You got Paris money?"
"Uh, of course I do. The hell? We always take trips like this. Charlie tell him where we went for Christmas."
"Yessir. Australia for Christmas. Now, if Charlie wants to go live it up like the Rugrats in Paris then that’s what we gonna do. Because Tia gives you everything you want, huh thug?" Charlie laughed and nodded her head. We high fived then turned back to Chris.
"You think you big balling? Uncle Ty will take you to Paris. No problem." I raised my eyebrow at Tyga and turned to Charlie.
"Tío Tyga no tiene ningún dinero. Él te está mintiendo." I heard Ty’s girl smack her lips, but I wasn’t worried about her ignorant ass. She needs to go purchase her ass some Rosetta Stone.
"Hey, I heard my name and no dinero. What you tryna say?"
"Tell him what I said Charlie."
"She say you got no money, you liar." Everyone started laughing except Ty’s bitch, but she wasn’t receiving any attention.
"Laugh all you want, but Rae knows I got money. Don’t even stand there and front."
"How she know you got money?" Because he pays me hoe!
"Charlie how you know Spanish?" Chris interrupted, quickly changing the subject. Thumbs up to him. That was a good friend move.
"I know everything."
"High five." We slapped hands and I gave her a kiss.
"Wait, hold up. Ty explain to me how she know about your money."
"I am his dancer, when I dance he throw me hundreds." I sung, imitating Tyga’s voice.
"What the fuck is she doing here?" Mijo called out. We all turned around and seen two tall, very skinny girls walking in. One dark haired and one blonde.
"The Grinch has arrived." The blonde haired girl announced. The fuck? Who did this bitch think she was?
"Sky… wake up…" What the hell? I opened my eyes and seen Chris hovering over me.
"How the hell did you get into my house?"
"Spare key. Here, I made you breakfast." I sat up and wiped my eyes as I looked around the room.
"Where is Charlie?"
"Out with Mijo and his fam. They’re helping the moms set up their barbecue. It’s later on today, so right now is us time." I smiled as he handed me a plate of food and a fork.
"This is very stalker-ishly romantic. You know with the whole breaking into my house, kidnapping my daughter, and cooking me breakfast and all." He smirked and watched me eat. Chris was a real weirdo.
"You like the food?"
"I slaved in your kitchen all morning. That better be more than good. Say it’s fucking delicious." I dropped my fork and started laughing.
"Oh my God, Chris! You are too much."
"Say it’s delicious. I wasn’t playing with you." I picked my fork back up and took a bite of the turkey sausage. Chris continued staring at me, waiting for me to say it. I smiled and continued to silently eat the food.
"Fine, no food for you then." He snatched the plate and fork and began wolfing it down. My eyes widened as I started fighting him for the fork. I did not play when it came to food.
"Chris, all games aside, give me my food back!" He grinned and continued eating, my plate was nearly empty now, so I had to resort to compromise. I put my hand over the plate and grabbed a handful of eggs. Chris froze as he watched me messily eat out of my hand.
"Call me weird, but that shit just turned me on." I wiped my hand off with a napkin as he sat the plate down.
"Well you are weird." I grabbed the glass of juice he had brought in and gulped some down.
"You devoured shit like a man though, it should be creepy, but it’s not."
"Did you just reference me to a man?"
"Somewhat, but not on no gay shit, you just…" I raised an eyebrow as I watched him fumble around for the right words, but nothing was coming out. He flashed a smile and crashed his lips into mines. Good way to make me forget about you calling… My mind drifted off as I got lost in the kiss. Chris’ hand went under my shirt, just like last time, but I was able to keep myself calm this time. His hand lingered above my stomach for a while, causing the
caterpillars to sprout into butterflies. Weird ass metaphor. My shirt was quickly removed and I realized how serious we were actually getting, and I was ready to let it continue, to a certain extinct.
I wrapped my arms around Chris’ neck while his hands were busy rubbing my thighs. He broke out of the kiss and started to plant butterfly kisses down my neck. I let out a gasp as I felt the goosebumps pop up with each kiss. I froze when his lips landed onto the exposed skin above my bra.
"Relax Sky, I won’t hurt you." He slid my left bra strap down and his mouth quickly covered my exposed nipple. My breathing was acting crazy as my heart began beating faster. My body never reacted this way when I was with Derrick. I ran my fingers through Chris’ curly afro. His hands moved back to unhook my bra, and that soon disappeared leaving me in just my panties and sweat shorts. His mouth moved over to my right breast while he busied his hands with exploring my body. I grabbed the bottom of his shirt and began tugging it upwards. I wanted to be able to see his tattoos. He pulled away from me and pulled his shirt off before going back to my breasts. One of his hands slipped into my short and I let out a moan as his fingers began rubbing me over my panties.
"You like that?" His fingers started rubbing faster and my moans were starting to turn into groans.
"Mmm hmm." I hummed in response. He leaned up and shoved his tongue back into my mouth. As soon as I started kissing back he pulled away and smirked at me.
"I’m not even touching you yet ma." I closed my eyes as his lips went back to mine. His fingers kept switching speeds and it was making me go crazy. I felt my pussy starting to contract and my first instinct was to close my legs, but Chris stopped that from happening.
"Ch- Chrisss…. wait… s-s-something isss… oh my… shit!" I clenched my eyes shut as I felt a sensation rush over my body that I’ve never felt before.
"What was that?" I whispered with a shaky voice. It felt amazing, and I wanted to feel that feeling again and again.
"That was you having an orgasm."
"Make it happen again." He smirked at the pleading tone I used and gave me a quick, sloppy kiss on the lips. He kissed down to my stomach and pulled off my shorts and panties. I looked down as soon as his kisses made it past my bellybutton. He looked up and winked at me, and that’s when I felt it, his tongue slid between my folds and over my clit. I bit my lip, pushing the curse words I wanted to yell out to the back of my throat. Chris wrapped his lips around my clit and began to lightly suck on it.
"Chrisssss!!" He had taken control of my body and I was feeling things I had never felt before. I felt his middle finger rub over my entrance and I slightly froze up, thinking he was going to push it inside me, but he didn’t. His tongue and finger switched places and my body went into shock when his tongue plunged into me.
"Fuck." I started pulling at his hair and that only made him speed up. It didn’t take long before I was experiencing yet another wonderful orgasm. Chris came up and shoved his tongue back into my mouth. I groaned and kissed him back as my fingers tugged on the waistband of his shorts.
"Yes, I’m positive." I pulled him back into a kiss as I helped him take off his shorts and boxers. I tried to pull away from the kiss and look down at his size, but Chris wasn’t letting that happen. He was completely in control.
"It’s better if you don’t see it the first time around." I rolled my eyes and reached over to grab a condom out of the drawer of my nightstand. Rae and Shawna dropped new ones in here like once a month hoping I would use one, and finally it was time. They would be soo proud. I handed it to Chris and watched as he ripped it open with his teeth. He slid it onto himself while still preventing me from looking down at him. I wanted to see him, but then I didn’t want him to make me nervous with his size, so maybe it was a good thing I didn’t see him.
"Do you want me to push in fast or slow?" I bit my bottom lip and looked into his eyes.
"Fast." He smirked and slammed into me. Shit! I grabbed onto his his shoulders as he started going faster.
Damn, Sky is tight as fuck. Her pussy muscles even tightened around my dick when I pulled out of her. I gripped onto her thighs and angled her so I could get deeper in her. Her moaning in my ear was the sexiest shit I had ever heard. It was just motivation for me to go harder, but that died the moment the doorbell started going off and shortly after it sounded like someone was trying to kick the door in. The fuck?
"These bitches." Sky mumbled while pushing against my chest. I reluctantly pulled out of her and smirked at the gasp that escaped her lips when I fully pulled out.
"Go get in the shower. I’ll get the door." She nodded, and I took a moment to watch her limp to the bathroom. Ten minutes of sex and I already had fucked up her legs. Good job CJ. I pulled on my shorts and jogged to the door. I opened it and Sky’s friends pushed past me, walking in like they lived here. Ty’s sister leaned into me and sniffed.
"Oooo, y’all was in here humping!" I rolled my eyes and playfully pushed her away from me.
"Don’t worry about what grown folks in here doing. What y’all here for anyways? Banging on the door like y’all the police." Rae smirked and walked into the kitchen.
"We were supposed to be going to the barbecue with this one’s brother, but him and his bougie ass girlfriend pissed us off so we going with y’all."
"You two are going to have to give us about an hour to finish handling business."
"Do yo thang daddy!" They both yelled out at the same time. I shook my head and started walking back towards Sky’s room. Ratchet hoes.
"Make sure to knock all the dust off that punany!" Rae called out.
"She need it swept, mopped, buffed, waxed and spit shined!" Shawna yelled after. I laughed and jog the rest of the way back. I locked the bedroom door behind me and pulled my shorts back off. I grabbed another condom out her drawer and walked into the bathroom.
"Straight up now tell me do you really wanna love me forever, oh oh oh. Or is this just a one night stand." Sky sung as she danced in her shower. I stepped in and pushed her up against the wall.
"I’ll work it out for you." Her cheeks darkened and I went right into kissing her. Once the condom was on, we picked up right where we left off at.
"I feel like a evil troll!" I screamed into my pillow.
"Shut the fuck up. You are not an evil troll. You’re the youngest in the family. They should feel guilty for not contacting you, not the other way around." I groaned and looked up at Rae.
"Mikey thinks I’m a hoe. What if everyone else thinks the same? You know what, never mind. Fuck them. My own mother didn’t call me because she didn’t like my dad. They didn’t see the awkwardness on his face when he had to explain to his daughter about pads and shit. My mom always showed favoritism towards the boys, that’s why it was so easy for me to be a daddy’s girl. He made sure I never felt left out." I sat up and grabbed the bottle of Ciroc that I kept under my bed. Only for situations like these.
"First, put that shit down before you destroy your liver. It’s way too early to be drinking that straight. Second, go talk to your dad about it and see what he thinks about the situation." I jumped up and sat my bottle down.
"You’re right Rae. Daddy always knows what the fuck to do." I snatched off the large shirt I was wearing while on my way to the bathroom to shower.
"How you feeling dad?" I hated that he was in this treatment center, but at least he was getting treated for his illness. I took a seat next to his bed and looked up at him. He let out a few nasty coughs before he was able to speak.
"I’m doing fine. How’s work? No more long hours?" I smiled at my dad and shrugged.
"I love long hours dad. It means more money." My dad had no idea I was a stripper and I never planned on telling him. He didn’t look like he was getting any better, and I’d be damned if he died with a tainted image of his baby girl. He was the only reason why I went to school and finished at that, obtaining a Bachelor’s in Science. I just refused to work at a job with twice the hours and half the money of stripping. Maybe one day I would get tired of dancing, but not now. I mean I did volunteer down at the clinic every Monday, but that didn’t really count.
"You have way too much determination baby. You have to slow down."
"Maybe, but I need to talk to you about something important dad."
"What is it?"
"I ran into Mikey the other day, and I don’t know if I should talk to them. I mean, I still haven’t forgiven them for ignoring us after we left."
"Baby girl you can’t hold grudges against anyone. They’re angry with me, not you. Go talk to them for me, just see how everyone’s doing then you can decide if you want to keep in contact with them after that." Damn. My dad knows whenever he asks me to do something for him I can’t say no. I lived to make this man proud.
"Fine. I have a feeling they’re going to piss me off though."
"Bring one of your friends with you." I nodded and stood up. I quickly gave him a hug and kissed his sunken in cheek.
"Bye daddy. I’ll stop by in a few days." He nodded and reminded me again to slow down at work as I walked out the door.
"I really really don’t like your brother." I mumbled as we pulled up to his house. I was here to support Shawna, but I still felt the need to voice my opinion. He was sexy as fuck, but his attitude made him look disgusting. No linda.
"I don’t like his ass either, but shit has to be handled. Now get the fuck out my car." I slowly got out the car and stared at this ridiculously huge mini mansion. Waste of fucking money. Shawna linked her arm with mine and we walked up the long driveway and to the door. Shawna and I exchanged a glance and smirked. She began ringing the doorbell as I obnoxiously started to bang against the door. After a minute, it swung open to reveal a tall dark skinned girl who was mugging the fuck out of us. She looked hella familiar though I can’t place exactly where from.
"Can I help y’all?"
"Can we speak to the owner of this here property?" I said using my deepest southern accent. She looked Shawna and I up and down before rolling her eyes.
"You’re looking at her." Bitch, we all know your broke ass didn’t pay for this fucking house!
"Dónde coño se trabaja en la azada?" I responded with the most serious face I could muster up. Shawna on the other hand was gripping her stomach with laughter. I’m glad I influenced her ass to learn other languages so we could share inside jokes like this. During college, me, her and Sky learned a total of four languages. Multicultural bitches over here.
"What the fuck you say bitch? You need to learn how to speak English if your ass wanna stay in this country." No the fuck this bitch didn’t just hit me with a racial comment.
"She asked where the fuck you worked at hoe. Ignorant ass bitch, you how old not knowing how to speak Spanish. You need to go educate your ass if you expect to make it in this fucking country. Once my brother drop your ass its going to be even harder to get a job since us bilingual bitches snatching up the high paid shit. Now go get Mikey before I punch you in your fucking face." I smirked and sized this girl up. Her boney ass definitely couldn’t take either one of us. If it came down to it, we would have to agree on which one of us would take her.
"Bitch, check your motherfucking self at my doorstep. Besides last I checked, Ty didn’t have a sister." Shawna smirked and at that moment it was decided that she would be the one to put her in check. I put my hands behind my back and watched as Shawna’s fist connected with the girl’s jaw, knocking her out cold.
"Oh, my bad. My name is Shawna Misumi Nguyen-Stevenson. Feel free to check yourself again because last I checked, Micheal Ray Nguyen-Stevenson had the same damn parents as I did."
"What the fuck you doing Shawna?" We turned around and seen Tyga running up the driveway.
"Your girlfriend has a smart ass mouth so I decided to fix it for her." He knelt down next to her and picked her up.
"She’s pregnant, you can’t just go around hitting people."
"The fuck? She is not pregnant." Shawna and I said at the same time.
"Just because you hoes probably been pregnant a few times before, doesn’t make you experts on pregnancy." Shawna closed her eyes and took a deep breath. Her brother is rude as fuck and if he wasn’t the only link to her mother, we wouldn’t even be here right now. Shit, I was two seconds from hitting him in his damn face.
"You know what, fuck it Mikey. This hoe ain’t gone be the one to help your ass out when you find out she’s lying just to keep herself around longer."
"What the fuck you even doing at my house?" He walked in to probably go lay his pregnant girlfriend down. The bitch was a fraud, and he needed to know that. Matter of fact, her ass was more than a fraud. This bitch looked familiar the moment I laid eyes on her, and I know exactly from where, but I’m going to let his stupid ass keep loving this simple bitch. I stayed on the porch, not wanting to step foot in his punk ass house.
"I want to talk to my mother, so just give me her number and I’ll be on my merry ass way." He looked me up and down before pulling out his phone.
"Her and Mama J having a barbecue today, so you can wait around and leave with me or come back in an hour."
"Well I rather not step foot into your house. As gramps used to say, never step foot into the house of the man who blatantly disrespects you. So, we will be back in an hour." I linked my arm back up with Rae’s and together we skipped back to my Hummer.
"Don’t be late Shawna, exactly an hour!"
"Fuck off! I’ll be here when I fucking please." I didn’t even plan to come back. We would just simply go to Sky’s and follow her and Chris. Fuck Mikey.
"Where Rickey at?" Charlie asked, running up to me. We were all kicking it at Chris’ house with Charlie since Sky had to go into work today. Some kind of emergency shit, but I couldn’t get my mind off Chanel.
"He’s with his Nana."
"Daddy when I go see my Nana?" She ran over to Chris and my mind drifted back to Chanel. I love her to death, and that’s exactly why I avoid arguments at all cost with her. Arguments lead to breakups, and I don’t want her to go anywhere. Though I see her slowly drifting away from me already. Giving her space just makes it worst and I honestly don’t know what to do. I wanted to go back home last night, I did, but I didn’t want to face her. She was already angry, and I could tell my presence was making it worst.
"Mijo nigga! Don’t you hear your phone ringing? Answer that shit." I snapped out of my thoughts and looked down at the phone that was in my hand. Chanel was calling me from the house phone. She never calls me from that phone unless she couldn’t find hers. I answered and put the phone up to my ear.
"What’s up baby?"
"Mijo, meet us at the hospital! Chanel wont wake up and the ambulance is taking her away right now!" Charelle’s voice boomed through the phone and to me it sounded like everything she said was being broadcasted through a blow horn. Everything else was muted.
"I’m on my way now." I ended the call and jumped up, looking around for the first time to see everyone’s eyes on me.
"Chanel’s in the hospital. I need to go be there for her." I mumbled as I walked out the house. A million thoughts were dancing around in my mind and it was hard for me to piece together anything. I got in my car and turned on the radio to help me settle out my thoughts, but it only made it worst when Monica's Until It’s Gone started playing. I cut off the radio and picked up the speed.
"What happened to her?" I asked the doctor as he led Charelle and I back to Chanel’s room.
"Ms. Daniels has a history of depression, last night she overdosed on a mixture of antidepressants, alcohol, and sleeping pills. We were able to pump her stomach, and we’ve contacted her therapist. She should be in a little later today to check on Ms. Daniels condition." Depression? Chanel never told me any of this shit, but from the looks of it, Charelle looked like she knew all about. The doctor led us to the room and walked away, but I stopped Charelle before we could walk in.
"You know about her depression? Why didn’t anyone tell me?"
"She didn’t want you to know. She’s been this way since our dad died, and when she met you she was finally happy again. We honestly thought it was gone, but I guess we were wrong. I have to call mama." She pulled out her phone and walked off. I sighed and walked into the room. Chanel was wide awake, looking out the window. I walked over to her side and seen the dried tears on her cheeks.
"Chanel…baby…" I couldn’t find the words to form the sentence, and she didn’t even so much as look my way when I said her name. Her eyes stayed fixated on the window. I sat directly in front of her and grabbed her hand, pressing my lips lightly to it.
"I love you mama." She closed her eyes and squeezed onto my hand. I wanted to say more, but I didn’t know what was right or wrong to say. I pressed a couple more kisses to her hand and looked up to her face.
"I can’t lose you. You mean way too much to me, and I take advantage of you a lot, I admit that. I don’t like arguing, but I’ll stay and listen to you if you think it will make us better." Her eyes opened and she stared at me with a washed over look in her eyes.
"We need a break from each other." This is what I feared the most, but what was I supposed to say no? My actions put the woman I love into the hospital, so if she needed me to prove to her why she was still with me then that’s exactly what I was going to do. I couldn’t lose her though.
"Okay. Do you want me to move out?" A look of fear appeared on her face, and I immediately regretted letting that suggestion come out of my mouth.
"No, well… if you want to leave I can’t stop you." I pressed my lips to the inside of her hand and let my eyes close.
"The closer I can be to you, the better."
"Nelly, mama’s on her way with Rickey." I looked up at Charelle and she quickly cut her eyes at me before walking over to give Chanel a hug. Damn, what was up with the change in attitude?
"Mommy you tay?" The first smile of the day appeared on my face as my mama walked into the hospital room with Rickey. She put him onto the bed and he crawled up to me. I pulled him into a hug and kissed his forehead twice.
"I am now that you’re here." He curled up to me and laid his head on my stomach. I flinched out of pain, but let him stay there.
"I stay here with you?"
"Of course baby." I rubbed his back as he wrapped his small arms around my waist.
"Gangsta thuggin NellyBo!" I rolled my eyes as Chris loud ass walked into the room with a bunch of balloons and other shit. He always had a new nickname to call me whenever he sees me, but this was the most consistent one. He walked over and planted a sloppy kiss on my cheek then held Charlie out so she could do the same. I swear they were one person.
"You didn’t have to bring all of this extra stuff. It’s not like I have cancer."
"Blame Charlie for this. I just wanted to get a bear and call it a day."
"It’s pretty." I smiled at Charlie and shook my head.
"Where’s Sky, I want to talk to her."
"She on her way." Just as he said that, she walked in with Deja and Janessa behind her.
"We’re going to let you girls talk." Mijo stated as he signaled for the guys to follow him out. Rickey had fallen asleep on me and I told Mijo to let him be. I wanted him right here with me.
"Why did you try to kill yourself?" Deja asked with a worried look on her face. I knew these questions were coming and once Deja asked, everyone else started chiming in. They couldn’t even ask me what happened first before assuming shit. My intention was to never kill myself, I just for once didn’t want to be sad.
"Stop! She didn’t try to kill herself. Depression does not mean every irrational decision you make is suicidal!" Sky yelled, shutting everyone up. Sky and I were in no way shape or form close, but I was never more thankful for anyone than I was for her at the moment.
"Thank you. Now can you all step out so I can talk to Sky alone." My mama reached for Rickey, but I quickly put my hand out to stop her.
"He’s fine." She frowned and walked out with my sister and the rest of the girls. The conversation I had with Sky in the bathroom that day I met her popped into my head. She was a psychologist, and she didn’t seem like the type to judge me.
"What’s wrong?" She asked as soon as everyone had stepped out.
"I need help.." I started as I poured out everything to her. Not bothering to hide any single emotion.
I walked over to Chanel and gave her a hug. She was holding so much in, and her friends were too caught up in themselves to even have a real conversation with her. We had spent close to three hours talking. I even told her some secrets of mines to make her feel more comfortable. Depression wasn’t something you could just cure, and people tended to look over it like it was normal. I personally don’t think you can ever get over depression. I was still struggling with mine. No one stopped to think that she just wanted to be happy, they immediately went to suicidal and that was only going to make her close up even more.
"Is it okay for me to come back in?" Mijo peeked his head into the door and Chanel nodded. I started to walk out the room, but pulled Mijo into a hug before I left.
"Take care of her, she needs you more than you know." I whispered into his ear. He nodded and walked over to the chair next to her bed. Her family was the only thing keeping her going, and the same applied for me. I walked into the waiting room and motioned for Chris to come on. Charlie was sleeping against his chest and I was ready to go to sleep too.
"You want to crash at my place tonight?" Chris asked while wiggling his eyebrows. I smiled and bit my lip. He was way too goofy.
"Why not. I’ll follow you in my car."
"Drop your car off at your apartment so you can get some clothes then you can get in the car with me and Charlie." I nodded and followed him outside.
"Can you see yourself being with me?" Chris asked as he licked over his lips. We had been talking and all of a sudden the conversation switched to family, now here was this question.
"Honestly, I can. We vibe really well, and you’re a really good father to Charlie. You’re funny, and I like being around you." He grinned and walked over to where I was sitting on a stool at his breakfast island. He put his hands on my thighs and stood in between my legs.
"You’re not that funny, but I vibes with you too."
"Speak for yourself, I’m hilarious." He leaned forward and paused right when his lips were right above mines. My heart rate immediately accelerated as my eyes closed and I found the courage to lean up and touch my lips to his. His arms quickly went around my body as he deepened the kiss. His tongue ran over my bottom lip and slightly opened my mouth for him. His tongue slid in as his hand slipped under my shirt. I panicked and quickly pulled away from him.
"My bad, I was getting carried away."
"It’s fine. I’m just tired. Am I sleeping in your room?"
"Good, so you can give me a piggy back ride up to your room?" I said to lighten the mood. He smiled and turned around. I wrapped my legs around his waist and my arms around his neck.
"Damn, this is a big difference from Charlie."
"Shutup!" He laughed and jogged up the stairs. I wanted to let go and be with Chris, but I was afraid that it was going to be just like it was with Derrick. I wasn’t ready to go through that kind of pain again.
"So what’s up with you and Chanel, you pushing her to the side line?" I had to pull his ass to the side and ask him this after shit with him and Ty’s sister got out.
"She took her ring off. That shit upset me more than anything. She basically saying she single now, so I’m going to let her ass be single."
"So now you fucking with a stripper? You don’t feel weird with that, and she Ty sister nigga!"
"That nigga fucked my cousin back in high school, so hell no I don’t feel bad. Plus his sister got some good pussy." I laughed and shook my head. This nigga was sick as fuck. You never supposed to eat out no stripper, no matter how bad she looked.
"I couldn’t fuck with no stripper. They good to look at, but you can’t wife em. Ty ass love the strippers, but that’s his thing. You on that shit too?"
"If she bad and her pussy good then I’m fucking with her. I don’t give a damn if she shaking her ass for money. You gotta make a living somehow." I still wasn’t feeling it, fuck what he talking about.
"If that’s how you feel. I’m about to head inside to Sky, a non-stripper. I bet you Ty ass still in the bathroom having a meltdown. I would have to beat your ass if I found out you was fucking my sister."
"All her friends strippers though. What you think she do for a living? Plus I would take that ass beating, cause we family and that would be sick if I was eating out your sister."
"She’s a guidance counselor at a group home. With a bachelor’s degree. I pre-screen my girls nigga." I stood up and walked back into the apartment.
"Where Ty at?" I asked his sister and she shrugged.
"I guess he still in the back pouting." I walked to the bathroom door and started to knock on it.
"Nigga get over it. What’s done is done." The door swung open and his eyes were tinted red.
"Fuck that. I’m going to kill her hoe ass if I don’t calm down."
"Who you calling a hoe Mikey? You don’t know how many dicks my pussy has seen while you in there speaking on it!" I smirked and Ty quickly glared at me.
"When the last time y’all even seen each other?"
"When she was twelve and I was thirteen. Ain’t no way she stripping. That used to be my baby sister." Shawna walked over to us and looked up at Ty.
"Used to be? So, you’re not my brother anymore Mikey? You don’t love me anymore because I dance for a living, meanwhile you make all these songs about loving strippers and shit? You fake as fuck." She walked into Charlie’s room where Sky and Rae were and closed the door.
"She right Ty, plus that’s your sister."
"I don’t give a fuck anymore. How would you feel if your little sister was up on a pole every night? I can’t stomach that shit." I get what he was saying, but she still is his sister.
"Finally you brought me my grandson. I’m keeping him for the entire month." I smiled at my mama as I handed her Rickey’s bag.
"Don’t get carried away mama. I’m coming to get him on Monday." I kissed her cheek and gave Rickey a kiss too. He was knocked out on my mama’s couch looking adorable.
"I’ll call over here tonight to talk to him. Bye mama."
"Bye baby. Now you can go home and work out some of this tension with Mijo." Mijo and I were way too far gone to be working shit out, we were way past a tension stage. We were way too fucking complicated.
"I wish." I waved bye to her and walked out the door. I had me some free time now. What should I do? I decided to go get some groceries so Rickey would have his snacks set by the time he came back.
It took me twenty minutes to get to the grocery store. I grabbed a shopping cart and began searching around for food that Rickey and I liked. Mijo barely came home anymore, so I didn’t really have to worry about getting food for him. I pulled out my cellphone and called up my twin sister Charelle, as I continued to throw stuff into my cart.
"Wassup Nelly boo."
"Sup Relly. When the hell are you supposed to be coming to visit me? I miss my twin." She smacked her lips and I smiled. Somewhat coming out of my funk.
"I’ll be there tomorrow and we can go clubbing and shit since mama got Rickey. You not still with Mijo are you? His ole punk ass."
"I don’t know." I answered truthfully.
"That means no. Don’t worry sister, we gone get some dick tomorrow night." I smirked and shook my head as I grabbed a box of Yoplait.
"We’ll see about that. Call me when you’re on your way."
"I will. Love you sister."
"I love you too sis, bye." I ended the call and grabbed a box of Gogurts for Rickey. He ran through this shit like it was candy, but unlike candy, this was healthy for him.
"All the girls want the money, I don’t need shit. Cause I can do my own work on some queen shit." I sung along to Honey’s verse on Teyana Taylor’s song as I stirred up the sauce for the pasta I was making. I felt arms snake around my waist and I found myself smiling. Not the reaction I wanted to have for a man who hasn’t been home in a couple days.
"Where’s my boy at?"
"With my mama for the weekend. What made you want to come home?" I glanced back at him as he let go of my waist and backed away from me.
"I missed my family."
"You don’t act like it. You pull these disappearing acts then wonder why I took my ring off."
"What you cooking?" Just like Mijo to change the subject. It was either that, or he storms out since he doesn’t like confrontation. He honestly can’t think I was still going to marry his ass if he couldn’t even simply talk to me.
"You expecting company?"
"Are you cooking for me too?"
"There’s enough for you Mijo. I’ve never just ate dinner in your face without offering you anything. Unlike you, I think about my family first and me second." Mijo could easily go out and have his fun without a second thought. Me on the other hand is sitting at home battling depression because I’m still thinking of ways to make him and Rickey happy.
"Let me know when your done bashing me." He started walking out the kitchen and I froze up. There was nothing I hated more than being left in this big ass house by myself, and my sister wasn’t coming until tomorrow.
"Mijo can you please just stay and listen to me for once. I don’t want you storming out and not coming back for a few more days." The desperation in my voice was obvious. I was already depressed, if he left tonight I might end up doing something I regret.
"What the hell do you want me to do Chanel?" I shrugged and turned back to the food.
"Just spend some time with me, that would be nice."
"I just need some space." I glanced back and watched his back as he walked out of the house. The first tear of the night fell at that moment. I finished up the food and wrapped it up before grabbing my phone and calling my mom.
"Mama, can I talk to Rickey." I tried to hide that I was crying, but I know she knew, luckily she didn’t say anything about it. She sighed deeply, not even saying anything to me before putting Rickey on the phone.
"Hi mommy." I walked up to my room and plopped down on my bed.
"Hi baby. How’s it going at Nana’s, did you eat dinner yet?"
"Yes, Nana make chicken scrips." I smiled and grabbed my pill bottle, taking out two antidepressants.
"That’s good. You having fun?"
"Yeah, we watch movie now. You call tomorrow?"
"Yeah baby. I love you." I didn’t want to stop talking to him, but I wasn’t going to force my four year old son to hold a conversation with me. At least he was safe, and enjoying his time.
"I love you too mommy." I ended the call and grabbed the bottle of pills, pouring about ten more into my hand. The tears ran down my cheeks as I contemplated on weather or not I should take these. There definitely wasn’t no one else here to stop me. That settled it. I grabbed the glass of wine next to me and used it to wash down the multiple pills in my hand.
"Here I am Atlanta! Where the fuck do I start?" I ran through the airport lobby and hit a cartwheel.
"Bitch calm down." Zarah said, but she was laughing.
"First person on the list, Christopher Brown." Time to take some bitches down.
“Who is this creature on your couch?” I watched as Shawna and Rae slowly crept up on Chris like he was a bear in hibernation.
“This creature is a person.” Chris replied groggily as he wiped his eyes.
“Sounding like that you aren’t. Now, Harpo who this bright ass nigga on yo couch?” I pinched the bridge of my nose as I tried to keep from laughing. I really missed my girls.
“Oh shit cuddy. It’s Christopher Brown. Mister anger management sleeping with miss therapist, how ironic.”
“We aren’t sleeping together. Well not in the way you two are thinking.” I said, quickly retracting my sentence since we were technically just sleeping together on the couch for the second night in a row.
“I feel you girl, ain’t nothing wrong with getting ate out. I was just telling this hoe this in the locker room. You gotta be on that real G shit.”
“Not that way either Shawna! Chris is Charlie’s father. We’ve just been getting to know each other.”
“Well ain’t no way better to get to know a man by having him-“
“Eat me out, yeah Shawna, I know your motto.” I said, quickly cutting her off.
“Aw, I really do miss you Sky.”
“Why y’all on the couch and not in your bed?”
“Because, we just fell asleep while talking. It’s no big deal.”
“Yes it is. That pull out bed is where we sleeping unless it’s cool for us to take your bed.”
“No, we’re in the bed!” Chris said jumping up out of no where. I had thought he went back to sleep. I grabbed some fries out of the bag of food they bought and shoved them into my mouth.
“Y’all hoes know where everything is. Quietly take your asses to sleep and we’ll talk more after I get a good sleep in.” I shoved some more fries into my mouth before sitting the bag on the counter and pouring me a glass of juice.
I made myself comfortable on Sky’s bed as I waited for her to come in here. There was a good and bad about her friends showing up. The bad being that they’re hella loud and ratchet, the good being that they’re bringing Sky out of her shell, and they got us to the bed. Sky walked in with a glass of juice and when she sat down I took the glass out her hand, drinking what was left of it.
“Jerk.” She mumbled, taking the glass out of my hand. I smiled and grabbed her arm, pulling her down with me.
“You should have bought me a glass too. You see where being selfish gets you.” She rolled her eyes and punched me in the stomach. I wrapped my arms around her waist and laid my head on her titties.
"I’m being selfish, but you just drunk my entire glass of juice? Okay Christopher."
"Let’s not go back to that, Skylar Perkins."
"Who told you my full name?"
"Charlie." I didn’t want to seem like all I wanted from Sky was sex, because I didn’t. There was just something about being in the same room with her, and I never got this excited over being in the same bed with a girl, not even when I lost my virginity.
"Don’t use it again."
"You steady telling me what I’m not gone do. I’m not your child Sky."
"But I have your child." She said with a goofy smirk. I smiled and leaned up to kiss her cheek, letting my lips linger there for longer than they should.
"Chris move so I can go to sleep."
"Can I get a goodnight kiss?"
"Please?" I puckered my lips and hovered over her lips. She smiled and kissed my nose.
"Goodnight." I shook my head and let myself get comfortable on her titties.
I woke up with Sky laying on top of me. We must have been sleeping wild last night. I carefully slid from under her and placed her body pillow under her. I made my way out the room and heard the loud squeals of Charlie. I walked into the living room and seen her playing with Sky’s friends.
"I forgot you two were here."
"Forgot my ass. Yo ass would still be on the couch had we not showed up." I shook my head at them as I walked over and picked Charlie up.
"Daddy you and mommy sleep too long."
"That’s because these two came at like three o’clock in the morning and ruined our sleep." I glanced over at them and the Mexican one jumped up to say something when the doorbell rang. I went to open it and in came Ty and Mijo.
"Papa Breeze! You basically live here now. This where we gotta come find your ass at? Wassup Charles?" Ty took Charlie out my arms and walked into the living room.
"Daddy don’t wanna leave. It happens." Charlie said to Ty. I shook my head and followed after them.
"What the hell is this hoe doing here?" Ty stopped in his tracks glaring at the Mexican chick.
"I’m a hoe because I wouldn’t fuck your skinny ass? Fuck outta here with that."
"Hey! Watch your mouths around my child." Sky yelled, walking into the room. She grabbed Charlie and looked around.
"What’s going on in here?"
"Shit! Ty that’s the girl from last night, the one I was telling you about." Mijo cut in as he pointed at the other girl. She had been quiet since the guys walked in. Ty walked over to the couch and stared at the girl for hella long.
"Mikey get out of my face!"
"Shawna what the hell you stripping for?"
"Don’t question my life. I haven’t seen you in how long? Only my dad can make comments on what I do."
"Yeah? How that nigga doing?"
"Like you care."
"You’re right, I don’t. Mommy miss you." The girl, Shawna, rolled her eyes and looked away from Ty.
"Wait a minute, this your sister Ty?" He gave me a stressed look and nodded his head.
"Damn, so what’s the story with you and Mijo?"
"Nothing much, he just ate my lady bits." Shawna said with a smirk on her face. Ty clenched his hands into fists and stormed off to the bathroom. I walked over to Sky and wrapped my arms around her waist. I put my chin on her shoulder and smiled at Charlie.
"Aren’t you three just the perfect family." The Mexican girl said, causing everyone to laugh. I needed to find out what this girl’s name was.
"You jealous Rae?" So that was her name. I had to make a note of that.
"Nope. I see no kids in my future. Especially with my babe locked up. You do your thang though Sky. My God daughter is loving it."
"She’s getting all the crazy."
"I am not crazy." Sky and I said at the same time.
"Enough said." I laughed and kissed Sky’s cheek. The longer I was around her, the harder it became for me to keep my hands off her.