"Hurry up, ask that special someone and Get your tickets for Homecoming this Saturday! All grades welcome! You don’t want to miss this!"
I groaned loudly shutting my locker and leaning against it. I fucking hate dances and shit. No fucking point. You got to get a date, get her a stupid ass corsage, pick her up and drop her back at home. Nigga, gas is not cheap these days. Bitch better ride the bus.
I peeped my crew walking through the school doors and just when I’m about to go over there to dap them up, I see they’re with their girl. Trey with Amber, Trell with Heather, and Chris with Jasmine. Everybody in the crew cuffed except my ass and August too but he got the “don’t love these hoes” mentality so who cares about him?
"Hey y’all." I dapped them up and hugged the girls.
"Hey. So you got a date for homecoming?" Trey held back a laugh as he kept his arm around Amber.
I squinted my eyes. “Nigga, fuck you. You know I hate those shits.”
"Why?" Heather questioned furrowing her eyebrows.
Trell spoke up. “Because Ty’s a bitch.”
I sucked my teeth. “Nigga shut the fuck up. I ain’t no bitch. Homecoming are for bitches.”
All the girls turned and glared at me. Even Jasmine who was too busy cupcaking with Chris.
"Excuse me. We aint no bitches! You’re a bitch for even thinking that!" Heather got in my face and Trell pulled her back.
"Ladies, chill. He’s just mad because he never had a date." Chris finally interjected.
"Fuck y’all. I can get a date if I want to."
"Ok so ask a girl out." Jasmine spoke up.
I turned to her smirking.
"Jaz, you can speak with my man’s dick in your mouth?"
Everyone laughed even Chris and Jasmine mugged both of us.
"Chris, aren’t you going to defend me?!" She hissed nudging him.
I placed a hand on her shoulder. “Chill, girl. I’m just joking.”
Heather nudged me. “Ty, ask Honey out.”
I looked over at Honey who was at a locker talking with that Karrueche girl.
Trey spoke up.”Karrueche’s all looking good and shit. Can’t believe she was Kangaroo back then.”
My eyes widened and my mouth dropped as I looked at Trey. Trell and Jasmine were shocked too.
"That’s Kangaroo?!?!? From 7th grade?!??! Oh shit! Chris, did you know?" I exclaimed turning my attention on him.
"Why would he?" Jasmine interjected like I was talking to her ass.
I got in her face. “Because those niggas were best friends back then. I don’t know nor care what happened. Im gonna go holla at Honey.”
I turned on my heel and walked in Honey’s direction. She can’t say no to me.
"Girl, you need your license. " I stated as Kae got into the passenger seat. She buckled her seatbelt and glared at me.
"No hi? No good morning?"
"Don’t get smart. You would be riding the crusty bus if it wasn’t for my ass." I put my Nissan Altima into drive and peeled off.
"Yeah yeah yeah."
Once we rolled up to school, we walked straight instead just in time to hear the announcement about homecoming. Ugh fuck homecoming. I mean homecoming is fun and live as fuck but it sucks not having a date. I would know because I have spent 3 years going to homecoming dateless.
"So who are you going with to homecoming?" Kae wiggled her eyebrows as I turned the dial on my locker.
I opened it. “I don’t know. I got asked by a couple guys but they’re all asses. You?”
Kae sighed looking away. “Same. “
"Tell you what, if neither of us have dates by tomorrow, how about we just have a girls’ night that night? Just you and me because the rest of my friends have dates." I scoffed realizing I’m the only single one in my group. Come on, Honey. You don’t need a guy.
"Will there be food?" She pouted with puppy dog eyes causing me to laugh.
"Yes fatass there will be food."
She smiled. “Then I’ll be there.”
"Excuse me, Ladies." A deep smooth voice interrupted us. We looked over to see Tyga standing there looking down at us.
"I’ll leave you guys alone." Kae stated with annoyance about to exit when Tyga grabbed her arm.
"Before you do, I’d like to apologize for my behavior in middle school. I’m sorry for bullying you, Karrueche. Same for you, Honey." He turned to me keeping his eyes on me.
"Wow, that’s very mature of you. I accept your apology." Kae whispered which shocked me. Kae could sense my shock and looked at me giving me a small shy smile.
"Ms. Simmons’s therapy really works."
I smiled at her and she walked away and I looked at Tyga.
"I accept your apology too."
He smiled. “Good. So about homecoming-“
HOLD UP! Did this fool just apologize because he needed a date?
"Hold up, player! I know you did not apologize to me for a date for homecoming. Can’t find any other bitches to go with? Fuck out of here."
"Honey, you’re the first person I’m asking. I apologized because it was well deserved. Give a nigga a chance. I’ll show you I’m not the same guy from freshman year." He spoke with so much promise in his eyes.
As much as I wanted to turn him down, I couldn’t. For some reason, I felt like he did like me and my feelings for him never disappeared. I silently hoped I will not regret what I’m about to say.
"Yes. I’ll go to homecoming with you."
I looked at Karrueche laughing and smiling with Honey. I remember when I used to be the cause of that. The dream I had about her had me thinking. Chill, it wasn’t that kind of dream you nasty asses are thinking. It wasn’t sexual nor romantic. It was a dream of us playing video games and eating pizza like we always used to do and I told how much I missed her and our friendship. She said she missed us too. I hugged her but as soon as I did, she disappeared just like that. The dream confused me yet I understood.
"Chris!" Jasmine shouted snapping me out of my thoughts. I didn’t even realize I zoned out until she shouted my name.
I looked at her. “What?”
"You knew all this time Karrueche was Kangaroo from Middle School and didnt tell me?"
"It wasn’t important." I shrugged looking away from her.
"Acoording to Ty, it was. You guys were best friends." She spat staring me down even though she was shorter than me .
"Yeah. That was the past. We’ve grown apart since then, Jaz. She’s just someone I used to know." I replied trying to not scoff at her unnecessary jealousy.
"Then why the fuck were you staring at her?"
Oh shit. I was staring. Why was I staring? Jaz is my girlfriend so I have to answer that question. Not truthfully. If she found out I’ve dreaming of Karrueche, she’ll put a nigga 6 feet under. Quick, Chris, speak. You can’t take too long.
"Babe, calm down. I just wanted to see Ty get rejected." I quickly saved myself. "Girl, you’re my girl."
She smirked pecking my lips. “I know. So are you not gonna ask me?”
"Ask you what?"
I sucked my teeth. “Why should I? You’re my girl so you’re my date.”
"Not until you ask me."
I sighed deeply and put on my best white guy voice. “Jasmine, will you do me the honor of accompanying me to homecoming?”
She giggled. “Why, yes, Christopher. I would love to accompany you to homecoming.”
My dream of Chris had me a little freaked out. I don’t know why I’ve been dreaming of him so goddamn much. I certainly don’t like his ass. What is it that’s bugging me so much?
"Kae!" Trey cheesed as I walked into homeroom.
I gave him a small wave and made my way to my seat. I pulled out my iPhone to text, thankful that that bitch I call a homeroom teacher isn’t here. A text from Honey came
From Honey Boo Boo 🐻:
So no girls’ night! 😅
From Coochie 😻:
Tf u mean? You got a date? Who?
From Honey Boo Boo 🐻:
Yeah 😅 Tyga asked me so I said yes.
"This motherfucker!" I said unintentionally too loud. Amber looked at me and came up to me.
"Kae, are you ok?"
"Yeah. I’m fine. It’s just that everyone got a date to homecoming and I don’t. " I sighed deeply locking my phone. "It’s whatever."
She rubbed my shoulders and August walked over to me.
I looked at him with a “what do you want?” face.
"Do you want to go to homecoming with me?"
My “what do you want?” face quickly changed into a “Are you kidding me?” one.
"No. Don’t you got other girls to go with? Like one of your hoes?"
He chuckled. “Come on, ma. It’s just homecoming.”
I rolled my eyes scoffing. He snatched my phone and began dialing a number.
"Give me my shit back!" I hissed hitting his back. He turned around handing me my phone.
"Just text me if you change your mind, ma."
I looked at my phone to see he made a contact tor himself. “Daddy August 👅💦” I gagged erasing the Daddy and the emojis. Nigga thought.
"Ok so for the remaning 10 minutes of class, you guys shall discuss your projects with your partner."
I threw my head back groaning loudly when Mr. Walker said that. I was doing such a good job avoiding Chris and keeping our text convos strictly about the project. Now that we’re face to face, there’s more he’ll say.
"Hey." I spoke sitting next to him.
"Hey." He replied.
"So I looked online and found a really good idea for the project since the old one didn’t work out."
Chris nodded. “So are you mad at me?”
I sighed avoiding eye contact. “Chris….” Fuck, Ms. Simmons didn’t help me with this.
"Breezy! You turning up at homecoming with Jasmine?"
"Yeah nigga." Chris smiled dapping the guy up. Wow. I sighed deeply as the bell rang and quickly picked up my things avoiding Chris from noticing. I don’t know what got me so angry, but I just suddenly felt so much anger at the moment. I calmed down and as I made my way to the bus, I sent August a text.
I changed my mind……yes. I’ll go to homecoming with you.