Responsibility **Swazz Imagine**
Trying to balance a relationship,as well as having a child can be hard. You and Swazz have a three year old baby girl,Athena. Lately,all of your attention and focus has been on her. John has been in and out of the studio,but also focusing on Athena.
Currently,you were sitting on the couch waiting for John to get home. Normally you would already be in bed sleeping,but tonight you needed to ask John to watch Athena while you went out for a friends birthday. You hear keys jingling in the door, signaling that John was home.
“Hey babe” he says throwing his coat over the couch.
“Hey boo. Um I was wondering if you would watch Athena tomorrow. Y/f/n’s birthday is tomorrow and we wanna have a girls day before going out?”
“Sure why not” John says slightly dozing off.
“Alright then. Goodnight”
The next morning you wake up to John shuffling around the room.
“Babe what are you looking for?” You say in a groggy morning voice.
“My wallet. I’m late for meeting Nate at the studio.”
“Um what do you mean studio?? You said that you would watch Athena because today is y/f/n’s birthday.?
"I don’t remember agreeing to that, but I you not going to help me go back to sleep.”
“What do you mean you "don’t remember”? This just happened last night.“
At this point you were furious. Before Athena,John would never forget you asking him to do things. He was always there for you, but now he’s not there at all.
"Well y/n whatever. Ask your mom to do it.”
“I’m sorry if this hasn’t occurred to you, but my mother has a life outside of Athena and I. ”
“WELL Y/N HERE SOME MONEY TO TAKE HER TO A FUCKIN DAY CARE CENTER.”
He takes out a wad of cash, and throws it in your direction. You got so mad at him. What type of mother would you be to trust strangers with your childs life? You really wanted to slap him in the face,but you didn’t. Instead, you picked up the closest thing to you, Athena’s red Converse,and threw it at him.
“Momma my chu.” Your three year old daughter comes into the room with tears in her eyes. “Why did you throw it at daddy?”
“Nothing baby. Momma and dada were playing catch.” You say thinking of a decent excuse.
“Athena go to your room.” John says with bass in his voice.
“Okay” she says with a hollow voice.
“Johnathan Robert Swift don’t you EVER yell at my daughter AGAIN.”
“Y/n I’m done. I’ll be home later,maybe.”
After he left the house, all you could do was try to calm down. He had some serious nerve. He had broken his promise,yelled at your child and left you both upset. All throughout the day, you tried to cheer up Athena. Considering the fact that John never yelled at her,she was still upset about it.
Around eight, you and Athena had just finished watching Nemo. She had fallen asleep on your chest. You picked her up and placed her in your bed. You doubted that John would come home, and if he did he was sleeping on the couch.
You were right, John didn’t show up that night. In the morning, you wake up to the smell of bacon. You carefully get out of bed,without waking Athena, and head downstairs. You see John wearing sweatpants that hung off of his waist. He heard you little feet padding across the floor. He looks up at you, and for some reason you began to cry. All emotions you held in last night,for the sake of Athena,began to come out. John runs over to you and hugs you. Even though you needed him to comfort you,you pushed him away.
“John can we talk? Like really talk,I don’t wanna yell and argue.”
“Of course ma.” He says sitting down next to you on the couch.
“Yesterday wasn’t what I expected to happen. You made a promise that I thought you would keep, but you didn’t. You don’t even understand how much it hurt me to see you yell at our daughter like that. Honestly,you’ve changed.” You say the last part looking down at your feet.
“Ma I’m sorry. I should’ve been the man you needed, but because I wasn’t you missed out on some girl time and you were upset. Sometimes I feel like I don’t matter to you anymore. All of your time and attention goes to Athena. I know it sounds really selfish, but I need you too baby.”
You actually began to soften your hard exterior. It was really cute. It was like John was a kid in preschool. When he didn’t get the attention he desired, he began to act up.
“Awe bubba. Why you didn’t tell me anything? I could’ve made time for you.”
“I just felt selfish,and that I would be taking time away from Athena.”
“Never feel like that. I’m yours and if you feel you aren’t getting the attention you want then tell me.”
“I will mama,I promise.”
You straddle John’s legs, and give him a much desired kiss.
“I love you and forgive you,but you need to see if Athena forgives you.”
“Ugh the toughest of them all.” John groans and carries you into Athena’s room. You guys peacefully watch her sleep for a minute,then John places little kisses on her face.
“Mhmm” your babygirl groans, then she looks up at John with the angriest face she could muster.
“No dada. No kisses you were mean to me.” She says with her little pout.
“I know baby and I’m really sorry. How about dada makes it up to you and momma?”
“How?” She says with her face getting brighter.
“We could go shopping,then you and momma could get your nails done and we could end the night with dinner.”
“YAY! I LOVE YOU DADA.” Athena yells hugging John.
“Well we could only go if dada get a big kiss from his little princess.”
“Mwah” Athena says giving John a kiss.
John then picks up Athena, and starts spinning her around. You were still standing by the door. With a smile, you couldn’t help but admire your perfectly imperfect family.