I was all the way confused, since when did Taylour get an invitation? “This my boy Marlon, don’t know if y'all ever got the chance to meet,” Laith said while dapping me I shook my head no. “I’m Jermaine,” I stated dapping him & stepped to the side and let everyone in.
“Jermaine,” Taylour spoke I breathed out shaking my head while grilling her.
“I’m letting you know right now Taylour don’t start no shit, know whose house your in. My aunt will fuck your ass up, shit my mother too,” I warned her she waved me off.
“Whatever, I never came here for you Jermaine, Angela invited me,” she shrugged walking off I sucked my teeth and met Ciara’s eyes.
“You can say hi you know,” I said walking up to her. “Hello Maurice, where’s your friend?” she asked me I chuckled.
“You would want to know right-” I started to say but there was a knock on the door.
“Hold on,” I said walking over to the door. “Yo,” Trey said as he, Lauren & Tae walked in.
“Why these niggas call me talking about there’s gonna be a fight?” he asked as I closed the door I laughed shaking my head.
“When you walk in there you’ll see,” I said slapping his back as we walked in the living room.
“Damn, who we betting on?” Trey asked after dapping Uncle Nas.
“What you mean, my money on Rae & Ciara who else should it be on?” Ty asked.
“What about Cat though?” Trey asked.
“Who she gon fight?” I asked looking over at him. “Ciara, Taylour you pick,” he said I waved him off.
“I wouldn’t even let the fight between her and Ciara go down. Now her and Taylour is a different story,” I said as we all laughed.
“Hey Trey,” Cat greeted him. “Wussup ma,” he said giving her a hug.
“Y'all want anything to drink?” Ravyn asked stomping her way over to us.
“Rae what the hell is your problem?” Cole asked her.
“You would ask a stupid as question like that right?” she huffed rolling her eyes.
“Damn they starting already?” I asked with a slight smile on my face, she nodded.
“Oh I can’t wait to eat,” Ty said Rae shook her head and stomped off. We in for a treat tonight, and as long as I’m not it for any reason I’ll be enjoying everything that goes down tonight.
“Hi Aunty,” I smiled kissing her cheek and walked over to Mama J. “You okay?” Mama J asked me I nodded.
“I’m fine ma, I’m just real hungry that’s all,” I smirked wiggling my eyebrows she chuckled grabbing a biscuit shoving it my way. Damn I remember when this used to happen to me when I was little. I turned my head and motioned for Laith to come over, he hasn’t exactly met Uncle Nas yet and it’s important to me that they do. He’s basically my father, so he has to meet Laith.
“Why do I feel like I haven’t seen you in forever Cici? You and Rae hardly come over anymore,” he said after our hug I smiled shrugging. “We just been busy,” I stated letting my eyes wander, I haven’t seen Rae since coming in the house and I did want to talk to her.
“Yea whatever, you can never be to busy for family. Now where is this guy that is keeping you away from me?” he questioned. I turned around just in time because Laith just made it behind me.
“Laith this is Uncle Nas, Unc this is my boyfriend Laith,” I smiled watching them. “Laith,” he paused. “Walk with me, talk with me. You drink Hennesy?” he asked him Laith nodded then looked back at me before disappearing into his office.
“Oh you trust for them two to be alone?” Aunt Nia asked me I nodded. “He’ll be fine,” I assured her and just like clockwork Rae walked up.
“You still mad at me?” I pouted she chuckled shaking her head. “I was never mad at your annoying behind Ci, you meet her yet?” she asked me I shook my head no.
I don’t even know why I went off the way I did when Rae told me about her meeting Cat. I guess it caught me off guard that Jermaine even brought her to meet Rae. I just felt like that didn’t need to happen, but it did and I can’t change it. If Rae is anything like she explained I see no reason why we can’t be cordial with each other. If Jermaine is happy with this new girl in his life I’m happy for him, for them.
“She’s in the living room,” she said I nodded. “But yo, why your best friend and her battery pack here?” I laughed at the mug Rae placed on her face.
“You ain’t one ounce of shit Ci, wasn’t y'all just all buddy the other day at the boutique. Y'all got real acquainted that day right?” she said as we bust out laughing I can’t take this girl man.
“But seriously though, when me, Marlon, and Laith, walked up the stairs I turned around and they was right behind us. I’m like who invited them, Taylour tried sending me the death glare,” I laughed shaking my head.
“Mama invited Angela, you know the whole baby situation so I guess she invited Taylour,” Rae said as we walked towards the living room.
“Oh they tryna start some shit,” I said she nodded. “In whose house though? These bitches don’t know so let them show out,” Rae chuckled as we walked up to Yana & them.
“So y'all really trying to mess up Uncle Nas & Aunty Nia house tonight right?” Tae asked shaking her head.
“We was just talking about that man, they funny real funny. Angela already started with the stares and shit when she was talking to my aunt and Mama J, she know she lucky,” Rae gritted I shook my head.
This is what I have no time for, girls like Taylour and Angela are very basic and are obvious to read at that. Hence being basic, they came here with one motive and one motive only. And that was too start some shit, they must think we’re stupid or something but we’re two steps ahead of them. Even with whatever plan circulating in their basic ass heads they better know whose house they’re in and whose kids they’re about to start quote on quote disrespecting. Both Mama J and Aunty Nia will lay a quick hand on them after asking the lord to forgive them and then follow with kicking them out.
I’m ready for this and will enjoy this night, even though I know they’ll try their hardest to shake me. ***
“Can you not Tremaine,” I laughed looking at Trey. “Damn Ci why you gotta throw the government out like that? Can I start calling you Joy?” he questioned I grilled him.
“No you cannot, now shut up,” I said he put his hands up and walked away from me. I smiled shaking my head and noticed Cat sitting by herself. I haven’t exactly introduced myself or been introduced for that matter and with Jay no where in sight might as well take my chance.
Scratching my head a little I trekked my way up to her and realized how pretty she is, she’s real attractive in fact. She wore a pair of white gold chain giuseppe zanottis on her feet with a pair of black skinny jeans topped off with a yellow midriff halter top and her hair in a slick bun. I commend Jay on becoming friends with someone who has their own, because Taylour. I mean I don’t exactly have to get into that.
“Cat,” I called out standing in front of her, she looked up with a smile on her face. “Yea,” she answered.
“I’m Ciara,” I smiled slightly holding my hand out she grabbed it and nodded. “Kind of figured that, it’s nice to meet you,” she said.
“Nice to meet you as well,” I said letting her hand go it was an awkward silence between us before she spoke up.
“I’ve heard a lot about you,” she stated I chuckled. “All good things I hope,” she nodded quickly before continuing.
“I’m not trying to get in your business or anything but Jay does love you, a lot. When we’re together you’re all he talks about,” I smiled shaking my head.
“I’m sure, things didn’t exactly end well between us I just wish he’d move on,” I said shaking my head.
“I completely understand,” she said I raised my eyebrow looking over at her which caused a chuckle to fall from her lips.
“What I mean is we have the same story Ciara, I’m going through the same as you. Trying to move on, while the ex keeps coming back,” she said.
“Really?,” she nodded. “Yea, and my way of moving forward is just focusing on my work. I own a salon downtown Los Angeles and that’s my relationship,” she shrugged.
“I understand that, so you and Jay aren’t working on getting together?” I asked her she laughed shaking her head no.
“No way, he’s attractive I mean we both know that but he’s lock down even though he’s not with you Ciara. I would never do that to myself anyway, besides I can never see myself with him, more like a best friend maybe,” she said as we shared a laugh.
I’m real disappointed in myself, I judged the girl before actually getting to know her. Rae was right for real, she really is a cool girl, I can see us becoming friends some where in the near future.
“I must admit, I thought for some reason I wasn’t going to like you,” I said she smiled shaking her head.
“I came here with my guard up believe it or not, not trying to sound cocky but I kind of knew and I’ve been there. It’s hard seeing your ex with somebody else even after moving on from them, don’t even trip. It’s no hard feelings on my end,” she shrugged I nodded.
“I like you Cat,” I chuckled shaking my head.
“Okay, time to eat,” Mama J announced. “Damn,” I mumbled watching as everybody ran to the table and smiled watching Laith and Uncle Nas walk out his office with smiles on their face.
“Your Uncle is a funny guy,” Laith said as we sat down. My mouth watered at the sight of every dish layed out on the table, Mama and Aunty out did their selves today.
The tension in this room was thick as hell, so I could just tell this night was not about to end with a few laughs and sending everyone home with to go bags. Somebody will get knocked out before dinner is even finished I know it.
The silence was so awkward you wouldn’t know exactly where to start your conversation at. This is ridiculous and nerve racking.
“The yams are banging ma,” Jermaine spoke she smiled his way and turned her attention to Angela. If it’s one thing I noticed is that Aunt Mia does not like her off rip, while Mama J she’s trying to give this girl a chance.
“Angela I know we spoke a little, but how did you meet Dominic?” Mama J asked. I smiled looking down at my plate, mama is so shady in the sneakiest ways ever. I shook my head looking over at Ty and Cole watching the smiles spread wide on their face looking between Mama and Angela. It’s going to be a long night.
Pulling up to Ravyn’s aunt house I sent a text to Dom letting him know I arrived and turned my attention to Taylour.
“I can’t believe your ass got me out here Ang,” she chuckled grabbing her bag. I shrugged pulling my key out and dropped it in my bag.
“Ain’t no going back Tay, besides I need you,” I smiled at her and got out my car. “What do you have planned Ang? Why you coming to these people house to start some shit?” she asked with a smirk on her face.
“Are you going to stop me?” I asked her. “You know I’m not. Oh look whose on the stairs,” she pointed.
“Who is that?” I asked her. “Laith, Marlon, and Ciara,” she scoffed at the sound of her name which caused me to laugh.
“You really hate her,” I said. “As much as you hate Ravyn,” she said as we walked toward the house. Once we made it up the stairs we got looks from all three of them, including a confused yet smirked face Ciara. I looked at Taylour to see her grilling Ciara and just coached her to chill we have all night to do this.
The door opened and while I wished Dom was standing there it was Jermaine. I chuckled at his facial expression when he noticed Taylour, everyone is real pressed that we’re here right now. But do I care? Hell no.
Looking around the room I noticed Dom sitting on the couch laughing and talking with everyone around him. I’m sure they’ll be just as happy to see us.
“C'mon Tay,” I sighed grabbing her hand. “He tried himself warning me Angela,” she gritted I waved her off and tapped Dom’s shoulder.
“I know I told you I was downstairs,” I said once he turned around he sucked his teeth shaking his head.
“And I see you found your way, so what the fuck you texting me for?” he questioned as a bunch of snickers scattered throughout the room.
“Is something funny?” Taylour asked. “Oh girl please, I mean damn y'all walked up on my brother like this was y'all house or something. Where are your manners I know ya mama taught you hoes when you were younger,” Tae spoke I chuckled waving her off.
“Yo just come the fuck on,” he gritted as both Taylour and I followed behind him. I smiled when I saw Ravyn in the kitchen, she chuckled when she saw me and went back to what she was doing.
“Ma, aunty this is Angela, and Taylour,” he said in a dull tone.
“Ugh, who’s bothering you Dom?” he breathed out shaking his head and walked over to Ravyn. I rolled my eyes watching him kiss her hoe ass.
“Um hello, not over my food. Dom get out of here please,” his mom said he chuckled. “My fault ma,” he smiled walking past me I found myself grilling Ravyn and scoffed as she winked my way with a smile on her face and went back to whatever she was doing.
She likes being a hoe I guess.
“Is something in your throat baby?” his mom asked I shook my head no. “Oh girl you can call me Mama J, and this is Aunty Nia,” Mama J said I nodded with a smile on my face.
“Tell me how far along you are sweetheart,” Aunt Nia said
“I just hit two months,” I smiled in Ravyn’s direction rubbing my stomach. “Oh the early stages, enjoy them while you can baby,” she said as we shared a laugh.
“Well congrats on your bundle of joy, I’m sure you’ll be a great mom,” Mama J added. “Thank you Mama J, but not as good of a father Dominic will be. When we found out he was so excited, spent nights talking to our baby, he’s so attached it’s the cutest thing ever,” I smiled looking over at Ravyn.
“You kno-” Ravyn paused mid-sentence when her Aunt and Mama J looked at her. “I’m just going to go see if they want anything to drink,” she gritted walking out the kitchen.
“What is wrong with her Nia?” Mama J asked. “I could think of a couple things but we don’t need to discuss that right now,” Aunt Nia said side eyeing me I thought nothing of it though.
“Oh I know,” Mama J did the same and sent a sly smirk my way.
“How would you ladies like to help set the table?” Mama J asked. “Sure, can I wash my hands?” Taylour asked she nodded sending us both to the sink.
My mouth watered looking over every dish and the very satisfying scent each dish let off. I haven’t had a home cooked meal like this in a while, so I’m enjoying every moment of this night, and the food while I can.
“Okay, time to eat,” Mama J announced my eyes almost popped out of my head watching everyone rush to the table. I made sure Taylour and I were across from both Ravyn and Ciara when we took our seats.
It was awfully quiet while everyone was eating and the tension in the room was thick as hell. You could tell that some people wanted to talk but just didn’t know where to start.
“The yams are banging ma,” Jermaine said she smiled his way and turned her attention to me.
“Angela I know we spoke a little, but how did you meet Dominic?” she asked me a few forks dropped causing me to turn my head in the direction of the noise and saw two big smiles on Cole and Ty’s face. They were obviously in for a show, so a show is what I’ll give them.
I shook my head after Mama asked that question. What exactly is the reason of knowing that bit of information, it’s not like Angela and I are together. We’re just having a baby together, potential baby.
“Well I’ve known Dom for about two years, we were very good friends,” she smiled looking my way.
Jermaine and Tae both gave me confused looks which I ignored, I already know dessert from Rae is out the window. So I don’t need to hear shit from them.
“Wow and now y'all having a baby together. How does that happen?” Ty asked her. I love this nigga like he was my blood brother but he can be a fucking ass hole.
“Michael that is none of your business,” Mama scolded Angela laughed a bit letting Mama know it was okay.
“It’s fine I can answer. Like I said we were very good friends, and we started growing feelings for each other. And after finally breaking things off with Rae we finally became a couple,” she smiled.
“What?” Ravyn, & Lauren questioned. “Yea, you do remember right Dom? I mean that is until she came back into our lives. I can’t believe he left me for her,” Ang said.
“Excuse me?” Aunty Nia and Ravyn now questioned. “No offense to you or your niece-” Ang started but Ravyn stopped her.
“Angela I dare your ass to let one name that will disrespect me to fall out your mouth. I dare you to, your face ain’t pregnant so try me. Please try me,” Ravyn spoke calmly.
“Aw shit,” Trey and Cole both said. “Ravyn calm down, ain’t gon be no fighting here. I would love to see if she’s bold enough,” Aunt Nia said I shook my head just watching this all go down.
“I am bold enough, your niece is a hoe. She fucked other dudes when she was with Dominic and then she knew I was with him but she still slept with him,” Ang blurted out.
“Just like Ciara,” Taylour added she just needed to add fuel to the fire.
“You would try your life again right Taylour? We all know I’m capable of killing you with my bare hands, try your luck with anything you see on this table,” Ciara smirked at her, I looked over at her in shock and just as I turned my head back to Ravyn her glass hit Angela right in the face making her fall to the floor.
“Ahhhh,” Ang screamed while on the floor. “I warned this bitch I know I did,” Ravyn yelled getting up out her seat walking over to Ang. Both me and Uncle Nas jumped out running after her.
“Stupid ass bitch, you think I won’t beat your face in,” Rae yelled grabbing Ang up by her hair. “Beat her ass Ravyn, beat her ass,” Ty and Cole yelled. I sucked my teeth grabbing Rae’s waist just as she swung at Angela.
“Damnn!” Ty & them yelled when Angela hit the floor I shook my head trying to drag Rae out the house but heard Taylour yelling coming our way.
“Dominic Lamar Alsina if this bitch hits me, you gon get it worst then what you was already getting when we get home,” Rae yelled I sucked my teeth and turned around too see Ciara pulling Taylour down on the ground.
“Open the door,” Jermaine yelled grabbing Ci.
“Get the fuck off me Dominic,” Ravyn yelled I sucked my teeth slamming her against the car. “Calm the fuck down Ravyn,” I yelled.
“What the fuck is wrong with you she’s fucking pregnant,” I yelled in her face. “I don’t give a fuck Dom, I hit her in her face she’ll be up soon. You can go cater to her though, since she’s all you’re concerned about,” she yelled.
“Are you fucking serious that could be my baby Ravyn shit. You damn fucking right I’m concerned,” I yelled.
“Then go wake her up and take her ass home. You been with the bitch for the past two years right?” she said pulling away from me.
“What are you talking about?” I asked her. “Do not play dumb with me, your fork dropped when Mama asked her that question and from there you been shitting bricks since Angela opened her mouth,” she paused breathing out.
“You did good with hiding her Dom I give you that, you don’t have to hide anymore though,” she said
“What are you talking about?” she walked away from me and towards Ciara.
“Can y'all take me home please?” she asked her Ci nodded.
“Nah Ravyn what are you talking about?” I yelled this time.
“You don’t have to hide anymore Dom, go be a family with her. That is your baby right, y'all been together for two years right?,” she paused pulling the ring off her finger.
“It’s my payback for sleeping with you those nights, I can’t be mad at nobody but myself though,” she said placing the ring I gave back to her this morning in my hand.
“Ci,” she said getting inside the car with Laith and Marlon.
“You was really with that bitch behind Rae’s back bro?” Cole asked as he, Ty, Jermaine, & Trey walked up to me.
“You played yourself yo, I’m starting to think you wasn’t even really that mad about what Rae did. Your dumbass probably wanted out,” Trey said.
“And that’s why you was so hesitant to break things off with Angela. It’s cause you love her Dom, and I asked you too,” Jermaine chuckled shaking his head.
“You foul bro, Rae don’t deserve none of this shit,” Ty added as they all walked away from me.
“You better come get this girl out my house Dominic, I’m not about to stop Nia either,” Uncle Nas called out I sighed walking towards the house.
What is there for me to say right now. Everything said tonight is the truth.