18. This is our beginning


3 weeks later

I’ve always wanted to escape my reality…to just be free for awhile without any worries. Recently I feel like I’ve been accomplishing that.

Waking up in the morning was always what caused a downcast in my mood. I knew I’d have to put on a fake smile and deal with people I don’t like, yet, lately I haven’t felt like that way at all. I’ve woken up with the widest smile on my face, and I think I know the reason behind it.

The light kisses being placed up and down my neck in order to wake me up weren’t needed because of already been up, brushed my teeth, and climbed back into bed before he could move. The only reason I was still pretending is because the feeling of being in his arms and to have him whispering softly in my ear was a moment I wanted to bask in for as long as possible.

His fingers began pulling at the top of my panties so before he went overboard I  fluttered my eyes open and was greeted with the sight of a my smirking boyfriend. The light peeking in through the curtain hit his brown irises perfectly and I couldn’t help but smile at the sight. 

Chris pecked my lips softly, “I knew you weren’t asleep.” He chuckled. I smiled and wrapped my arms around his neck, my nails running along the nape of his neck.  

“I didn’t want to move.” He simply shook his head and chuckled at my response. I sounded like a little kid but my answer was true. I didn’t want him to let me go. 

“You hungry?” He inquired, running his fingers along my exposed thighs. He ran them up until they were right at the waistband of my panties before returning them back to my thigh and giving it a light squeeze.

“Yes, can we just pick up something later?” I really wasn’t in the mood to cook and I know Chris wasn’t so it would make more sense to just pick something up. We did have to go to work in a few.

Chris nodded his head before laying it down on my chest and heaving a deep sigh. I allowed my fingers to play in his curls while he placed tender kisses on my exposed collar bone and his fingers danced across my skin and slowly made their way up to my bare chest which he then squeezed my breasts. I was only covered in one of Chris’s long tank tops and my panties, giving him easy access. I think he’s developed a slight obsession for my piercings because that seemed to be where his hands landed the most.

When I tell you three weeks into our relationship has been perfect, it’s been perfect. We’re obviously still in the early stages of our relationship, honeymoon phase you could say. I wanted to keep us this happy though. I didn’t want any of my insecurities or anything like that causing our relationship to end in shambles or to end at all. But I couldn’t say we’d get to that point anytime soon. Literally everything Chris had said or did just brought a smile to my face and I had yet to figure out why. All he had to do was glance my way and I was smiling or blushing like I won a million dollars. He treated me like a queen and I felt like the two of us have known each other for a while even though it’s only been a little under three months. 

Chris raising my shirt up and above my hips pulled me out of my thoughts to see him once again trailing kisses down my neck.

That has to be if not his favorite, his second favorite spot on my body.

“Did I ever tell you you’re sexy as fuck?” He exclaimed, smirking noticing how a smile spread across my face. I shook my head and he chuckled. “Well you’re sexy as fuck baby.” 

I ran my fingers through his curls, tugging at them slightly. “I think we need to start getting ready.” The usual groan I get from Chris once I mentioned work came out which are me laugh. 

“I’m not going,” he mumbled. 

Chris wasn’t to fond of the fact that we basically had to hide our relationship at work. In his words, ‘he wanted to feel on my ass and kiss me whenever he felt like it’. He hated the fact that he couldn’t kiss me, especially since Richard has been watching us closely recently. I mean, like a fucking hawk.

“And why not?” I asked, halting my actions in his hair to look down at him. 

“I don’t have to. I have my laptop so I can just work from here. I think I’mma just stay in.” He shrugged and I put my hands back into his hair, running my nails through them. 

“Well, I have work to do so I guess I’ll need to start getting ready.” I said which in return he sucked his teeth. 

After going back and forth for five more minutes Chris finally rolled off me and I was allowed to get up and decide on what to wear for the day. I’d say a decent amount of my clothes were here at Chris’s house and also at mine. My closet wasn’t enough space anyway but I had so many clothes over here it was ridiculous. But since I was either at Chris’s house or he was at mine, I’d made a habit out of leaving my things here.

I shuffled through his drawers for something to throw on and found a pair of pants and a white blouse. I guess this’ll have to do. I had an abundance of underwear over her also per Chris’s request. I pulled out a cute deep red matching set and I heard Chris chuckle behind me. 

I could hear him getting up from bed and making his way over to me. Pretty soon I was once again in his arms and his face in the crook of my neck. “You need some company?” His husky voice said. I closed my eyes and heaved a deep sigh to keep the sound I desperately wanted to release from flying out of my mouth. 

No, Chris and I haven’t had sex…yet. I wasn’t fully ready to commit to him and that way, but I was getting there. Sometimes of course we’d get carried away and I’d back out at the last minute, leaving him frustrated. Each and every time I’d apologize but he’d simply say it was fine and hold me like it honestly was, deep down though, I knew he was getting tired of the same routine. The back and forth game I was playing wasn’t fair to him and I knew that. 

His fingers sliding their way up my t-shirt and massaging my sides brought me back to the conversation at hand. I shut the drawer, grabbed his hand, and pulled him towards the bathroom. He seemed shocked by my actions and just stood off to the side while I turned on the water and turned the temperature so that it was just right. 

Pulling the t-shirt over my head, it exposed my bare chest which instantly made Chris shift and clear his throat. I pulled my hair up into a ponytail with the hair tie on my wrist. I pulled my panties down and off flinging them right on to my shirt. 

“You just going to stand there?” I glanced back over my shoulder at Chris who looked to stunned to say anything. Shrugging, I took a step in the shower and immediately felt the hot water falling down on me. I released a relived sigh and just allowed the water to cascade down my body. 

The cool air against my back was quick until I felt those familiar arms wrap around my waist. “You finally decided to join me huh?” I giggled. I could feel every inch of him and my knees weakened at the feeling but I held my ground. “Were you scared?” Chris chuckled and I smirked. 

I wanna have fun with this. 

Taking a step away from him, I reached behind the curtain and retrieved my towel off the rack. I grabbed my coconut scented body wash and ‘accidentally’ dropped it. Bending down, I smirked hearing Chris grunt as I slowly stood back up. 

“You really wanna play with me right now?” He grumbled angrily. I giggled, turning around to face him. His bottom lip embedded between his teeth made him look ten times sexier than usual. My gaze roamed from his lips, down to his chest, and finally landing on his member slightly standing at attention. Chris was eyeing my body lustfilly and I almost laughed at how hard he was biting down on his bottom lip. 

“What? You can’t handle it?” I teased. That was all it took for Chris to have me pinned against the wall, his lips attacking my and I couldn’t help but moan. He had his hands palming and rubbing my ass while he slowly inserted his tongue and they were moving in synch in no time. 

I ran my fingers through his hair while he hiked my legs up and I wrapped them around his waist. He pulled away so that the both of us could catch our breaths but busied his mouth by sucking my neck softly. 

“Baby,” I panted. “Step back,” Chris looked at me with his eyebrow raised but took a step back and allowed my legs to fall. I flipped us around so that his back was up against the wall and I was in control. 

Smiling, I pecked his lips and ran my fingers up his abs and broad chest. I kissed my way from his neck, down to his chest, and stopped to kiss each wing. My hands ran up and down his broad chest and I kissed his neck. 

Smirking, I trailed my kisses back down his chest and my finger lower until I was right at his hip. Dropping to my knees, Chris looked down at me with his eyebrow raised. 

“Robyn you don’t-,” I put my hand up to silence him. He’s done more than enough to please me so why not return the favor?

 Smirking, I slowly slid my hands down his chest until I gripped his member. He grunted once I squeezed and I laughed. Licking my lips, I moved my hands back and forth painstakingly slow just to get a reaction out of him. 

“I haven’t done this in a while,” I mumbled. 

“You don’t have to-” His sentence was cut short once I took him in my mouth, sucking on the head softly. “Shit.” He mumbled. His hands found their way to my hair which he gripped loosely, careful not to pull on it too tight.

I slowly started taking all of him into my mouth. I began to bob my head back and forth making sure to suck softly. I pulled his entire length out and took his head once again, tasting the pre-cum and I smirked. 

The slew of curse words fleeing from Chris’s mouth let me know I was doing something right. I ran my tongue up and down his length while moving my hands back and forth to increase the sensation. 

I removed my hands from his member and instead took his balls massaging them. Chris’s hips bucked and his hold on my tresses tightened while I bobbed my hand faster. 

I looked up to see he had his eyes closed and he was biting his bottom lip. His mouth opened slightly once I went back to gripping his length and moving my hands back and forth. 

“Shit baby,” he grunted. His dick noticeably swelled in my mouth only prompting me to speed up my actions as he began thrusting into my mouth a few times. 

It took another few thrusts and my mouth sucking his head to have him letting out a string of curse words and hissing as he released and spilled into my mouth which I quickly lapped up. I moaned as he shuddered and cursed still thrusting into my mouth slightly. 

Standing, I smiled as his lazy eyes met mine and he smirked. Before I had the chance to gloat he’d reversed our positions so that my back was now up against the wall. 

“My turn.” 


After our little escaped and another hour of dealing with Chris I was officially running late to work. He tried a countless number of times to get me to call in but I wasn’t like him. I couldn’t just say I wasn’t going to be at work and nobody cared. 

So, I simply sat back in the chair that was reserved for Keri but since she was shooting she wouldn’t need it now. I pulled my phone from the pocket of my pants to see quite a few text messages from my friends and one or two from Chris. 

Trey👀🙈: you still coming with me for lunch right? 

Truthfully, Trey and I haven’t spoken much. Of course at work he was his usual playful and annoying self but outside of that, I hadn’t heard from him. His mom visited and as usual she was amazing. But it seems like since she left he doesn’t seem to want to be around as much. Shrugging, I type up a quick response letting him know I will. 

Mel was just asking me if I’d be at home later and the others were from Chris bugging me because he was bored. I’ve been gone not even 6 hours and already he says he misses me. Each text had me smiling from ear to ear. 

“You look happy,” Keri laughed, taking a seat in the spot reserved for the photographer she was collaborating with for this shoot. He’d went and gotten something from his truck while the models attacked the table piled with an assortment of decorative fruits, candies, cakes, and sandwiches. 

I shrugged my shoulders and sent Chris a quick text saying stop being dramatic and I’d see him at Trey’s house later on. Sliding my phone back into my pocket, I turned and faced Keri. 

“Why does it feel like I haven’t seen you outside of work?” Keri pouted. She actually had a point though. We haven’t seen eachother outside of work in awhile which is sad considering how long she’s been my friend. 

I poured, “I know. We need to get together with all the girls for something.” I suggested which in return she nodded. 

The both of us saw the photographer return so I knew she had to get back to work. She kissed my cheek and went right back into photographer mode. Suddenly, the spot beside me was taken and I paid no mind until I was being tapped on my shoulder. 

I turned my head to see a smiling Richard. His bright eyes held amusement seeing how quickly my smile dropped and a scowl replaced it. In the beginning him popping up at a photoshoot was no big deal but for him to do it now was strange. He had no reason to be coming to see how things were going since he knew Keri did her job well. 

“How you doing Robyn?” He smirked. He had on a simple gray suit and black tie which led me to believe he’s just gotten out of a meeting. He dressed up normally but it wasn’t a suit unless that day was important. 

I sent him a fake smile and pulled my phone back out once it buzzed again. “I’m fine,” I mumbled. “Why’re you here?” My tone came out harsher than I intended but he didn’t seem to be phased by it at all. 

“Actually, me and my brother had some business to discuss with your boss.” He pointed his finger to where Keri was indeed talking to Jared, very animatedly might I add. “If that’s okay with you.” 

I rolled my eyes at his sly remark. “It’s fine.” 

Richard’s eyes assed my outfit from head to toe, nodding at each piece of clothing his eyes came across. His gaze continued to go up until they landed on my neck. He raised his eyebrow and chuckled shaking his head. 

“Nice hickey.” 

I gasped, my hand flying straight to my neck. I didn’t have enough time to cover them up with makeup so I just left my hair down and made sure it covered my neck. But apparently that didn’t work. 

Richard laughed seeing me surprised and held his stomach like it was the funniest thing in the world. “It’s not a hickey,” I said defensively. 

“Oh, then what is it?” He challenged, chuckles still leaving his mouth. I said nothing but instead sent Chris a quick reply and sliding my phone back into the pocket of my pants. 

The two of us sat in silence and I watched Keri and Jared continue to mumble to themselves. The conversation seemed intense so I didn’t want to just walk over there and interrupt them. 

“You heard our cousin is coming to stay with Chris? He might start working here too.” He announced. I meshed my eyebrows together and left his question unanswered. His sudden interest in making conversation was not mutual. “I’m not sure Chris is the best option. Shit, look at how he was last year.” He chuckled.

Last year? 

“Oh, Chris seems cool so maybe you’re cousin will be alright.” I shrugged. 

I didn’t want to give him the impression that I was interested so I just said what I needed to say and kept my mouth closed staring straight ahead. Why was Chris a bad choice? What has he done that was so terrible? 

“I know you like him or he likes you. Policy remember?” Here he go. 

“Richard, Chris and I are co-workers. Nothing more nothing less. You’re trying to create a relationship that doesn’t exist.” I shrugged. “Just drop it. Are you ready to get rid of one of us or something?” Richard chuckled and mumbled something under his breath that I didn’t quite catch. 

“Nah nothing like that.” He shrugged. 

“Well then stop trying to catch us in something that doesn’t exist.” 

Yes, I was lying my ass off but I just couldn’t come out and say what I wanted to. I needed to learn to keep my cool because all Richard wanted to do was push your buttons until you said what he wanted to hear. 

“If you do like him though,” he started causing me to suck my teeth. “I just hope you don’t regret it.” He sighed. “You’re too beautiful to be with my little cousin.” With those last words he ascended from his seat and stomped off towards Keri and Jared leaving me to sit there confused. 

What the fuck was that? 



Closing my laptop, I fell back on my bed and pulled my phone off the charger. It was going on 7 o'clock so I know Robyn’s probably already off so she’s either at home and will be on her way here later on, or on her way here already. 

What happened this morning suddenly came to mind and I grunted. She’s never done anything like that before and I never really wanted her to. But, shit, that’s something I’ll never forget. 

I swung my legs over the side of my bed and stood up so that I would stretch. All day I just stayed in my room and worked on the shit that needed to be done this month. I never really had to go in to the office but I preferred to unless it was on days like this where I just wanted to stay at home. 

Punching in my four-digit code, I scrolled through my call log and tapped Mijo’s name. While it was ringing I retrieved a blunt from the nighstand by my bed and lit it with my lighter. 

“Fuck you want nigga?” Mijo answered. The both of us laughed while I blew the smoke out. 

“Shit, just wanted to know what the fuck y’all was on.” I hadn’t seen my boys in damn near a week except for that time we played ball so I figured it was time for us to meet up at somebody crib.

I could hear the commotion before Mijo answered. “We actually at my crib now. You coming?” 

I dumped some of the ashes in the ashtray and pulled my phone away to check the time. “Yeah, I’ll be over there in a minute.” I grumbled. 


The both of us hung up and I smashed my half smoked blunt in the ashtray and stood up. I’d just tell Robyn to come over there instead of all the way out to my house.

After taking a piss and looking for something to throw on, I headed to the shower. 


“This nigga finally came out of hiding,” Ty loud ass yelled, a loud laugh erupted soon after. They all nodded their heads agreeing with his dumb ass statement so I sucked my teeth and tossed my keys on the table in front of me. We just played ball not even a week ago and they making it seem like I haven’t seen them in years. 

Mijo nodded in agreement, “Robyn finally let you go? I’m surprised.” He chuckled. I clenched my jaw, waved him off, and snatched the controller from Ty. 

“Damn nigga.” He yelled. I shrugged and paused the game to take the blunt Ty was already passing my way. This nigga was salty like he wasn’t loosing anyway. 

“Is it wrong I like hanging out with my girl?” I chuckled, blowing the smoke out slowly. I see no problem in me and Robyn wanting to be around each other. Shit, this shit is new to the both of us so I want to make sure my girl is straight. The guys shook their heads but all had shit to say under their breath. I passed the blunt to J but he just passed it on to Mijo. 

“Nah, you just whipped then a muthafucka!” Mijo howled making them do the same. I paused the game making him look over at me.  

“I’m not though.” I grumbled. 

“Ay, if he got Robyn you gotta give him props though,” J chuckled. “I know that girl and she’s not one to trust or date anyone. She don’t fuck with nobody.” Jermaine said, shaking his head. 

Now he had my interest, “What you mean she don’t fuck with nobody?” I asked and J only shook his head. 

“After Mike died she just stopped fucking with men basically. That girl shut down.” He sighed. I could tell old memories were running through his head just because his whole face dropped. “She just said fuck life.” 

“Why though?” I asked, voicing my thoughts. This conversation was suddenly  catching my attention because some things I wanted to know but I didn’t want to ask Robyn. She wasn’t one to just openly discuss her past which I understood because I was the same way. I respect her for not putting her business all out in the open; but all I knew about her ex was that he died and she was there when it happened. 

Jermaine got quiet for a minute as if he was afraid he’d say the wrong thing. He just shrugged his shoulder in the end. “Mike man, she loved him to death. They were together for a minute and then he was just gone. Can you even imagine being in love with someone and they’re just snatched away? Shit, I know I took it hard but Robyn completely broke down.” 

“Was it that bad?” 

Jermaine nodded, “Especially after she found out who-” the sound of my phone ringing cut him off and I sighed. Telling him to hold up, I pulled my phone out of my packet as Robyn’s contact name flashed across the screen. 

A smirk made its way on to my face, “You missed me already?” I chuckled. 

The sound of a door slamming was all I heard before she spoke. “You’re not at your house, I thought I was supposed to come back.” She said. I could tell she was either pouting or her face was scrunched up how it always was when she was annoyed. 

“I’m with the guys right now. You want me to come home?” Mijo gagged making the rest of them laugh but I just put up my middle finger. 

“Chris, if you don’t want to you don’t have to. You can be with your boys.” Even though she was encouraging me to stay, her tone said otherwise. Sighing, I snatched my keys off the table and passed J the controller. 

“I’mma be at your house in a minute.” 

“Chris you-” 

I cut her off, “I’m bringing food. See you in like ten minutes baby.” Without giving her a chance to respond so hung up. “I’m out y’all.” Simultaneously all of them sucked their teeth. 

“See, what I just say,” Mijo tried mumbling. I smacked him upside the head and they all laughed. I dapped them all up and snatched my keys off the table. “Tell Mel call me.” Mijo spoke up. 

Mel and Mijo tried to pretend they were just  real close friends but all of us see how they look at each other. How they act around each other. Shit, they probably fucking for all we know. 

Them muthafuckas feeling each other…a lot. 

“Aight.” I exited the basement and made my way out of the house. Sliding my keys out of my pocket, I popped the locks and slid in on the driver’s side. Starting my car up, bobbing my head as soon as Pac blared through the speakers. 

I was ready to see my baby.


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20. Welcome to town


I never thought I’d spend so much time with someone in a week.

I don’t know how or why I ended up be pulled out of the best sleep I’ve had in a while, on my day off, by a very energetic Chris rushing me to get up and put clothes on. He wanted me to come along to the airport to pick up his cousin who was arriving from Virginia today and I agreed. Even though the last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed. 

So after thirty minutes of being rushed and annoyed here I was, 6 o'clock in the morning, standing in the middle of the airport scanning the crowd for any sign of Chris’ cousin. I had no idea what he looked like but I was hoping him and Chris resembled each other so it might be easier to spot him.

“You see him?” I mumbled, inching closer to Chris as a new crowd of people exited the doors. He shook his head no, eyes flickering from one person to the next. Suddenly, a deep voice calls Chris’ name and I see a younger guy walking our way. He was a little lighter than Chris and resembled him except for the  freckles and tattoos.

“Wassup bro,” he cheerfully greeted Chris as he gave his cousin a brotherly hug. I stood there awkwardly watching them so happy to see each other until Chris’ cousin directs his attention my way. I wasn’t dressed my best in sweats  and a hoodie but I was rushed plus I wasn’t going anywhere and it was too damn early to be getting all dressed up. 

“Who’s this?” The boy smiled showing his bright, pretty teeth. You could definitely tell these two had some sort of relation. He was cute. His eyes scanned me from head to toe as he shot Chris a quick glance.

“Don’t think about it,” Chris announced immediately pulling me into him by my waist. “Robyn this my big headed ass cousin, Austin, A this Robyn.” I held my hand out but Austin surprised me by pulling me into a hug whil Chris still held on to one of my hands. 

Austin’s hands were a little lower than they should’ve been but I’ll let him slide for now.

“My bad I just don’t do handshakes.” He chuckled, pulling away and glancing at Chris who gave him a hard glare but Austin just smiled.

Austin and Chris gathers the large amount of bags he had and we head back to the car. I allowed Austin to sit in the front while I chose the back so that the two of them could catch up with one another. I was beyond exhausted and sleep was the only thing on my mind so sitting in the back wasn’t a big deal at all. 

Austin and Chris began to catch up so I sit back admiring the scene before me. The two of them laughed while he told Chris about Virginia and how excited he was to be here. You could tell he missed his big cousin and vice versa because the smile on Chris’s face was a sight to see.  

While I scrolled through Twitter, their talking ceased and Austin turned in his seat to look back at me, “So, why is a beautiful woman like you hanging out with my ugly ass cousin?” Austin asks, earning an immediate smack to the back of his head from Chris. Sliding my phone into my hoodie pocket, I laugh at Chris’ stale expression while Austin rubs his head. 

“Um, we’ve been working together for a minute and I guess we just started talking.” I shrug. He nods his head with a slight smirk.

Before he can say anything else, the car stops and I look up to see we’re already back at Chris’ house. He gets out and Austin and I follow suit. They both gather all of his bags out of the trunk and carry them into the house.

As Chris shows Austin his room I take a seat on the couch and stretch out laying my head back. I was tired as hell and definitely didn’t want to do anymore moving for the rest of the day. 

I hear footsteps nearing closer so I peek one eye open just as Chris lifts me up bridal style. I don’t even fight him and just let him carry me all the way to his bedroom. He kicked the door open with his foot, laid me down on his bed, and slipped off my shoes. 

“You’re tired, take a nap and I’ll wake you up in a little bit.” he whispers. “You wanna take your shirt off?” I nod my head and he tugs at the hoodie letting me know to raise my arms. Once I had my arms up he pulled the hoodie off leaving me in just my bra. 

He pulls down my sweats, tosses them next to my hoodie on the floor, and pulls the covers up. “Stay with me,” I mumble. Chris abides by my request kicking off his shoes and crawling into bed next to me. Sinking deeper into the bed, Chris pulled me closer and soon I felt my eyelids begin to close.


My eyes fluttered open at the sound of SpongeBob’s annoying ass laugh and Chris chuckling beside me lowly with his head on my chest. This man right here loves his damn cartoons. 

I run my fingers over his fresh cut making him look up, “Hey,” I groggily say with a smile. I sit up and back against his headboard.

“Sleep good?” He chuckles. “Snoring all in my ear.” I gasped, pulling away only for him to pull me back. 

“Boy I don’t not snore.” He gave me a look and I rolled my eyes. The sudden urge to pee was my reason for removing myself from his arms and getting out of bed. 

I saw my hoodie currently residing on the floor. I grab my hoodie, and make my way to his bathroom. Of course I could feel Chris burning a hole in my back why would I still be shy about being around him in just my underwear. Shit, he’s seen it all. 

His stares didn’t make it easier either. 

I reach in his cabinet for a spare toothbrush and quickly brush my teeth. Using the bathroom, wash my hands just as Chris rudely entered the bathroom. 

“You were really tired as hell baby,” He chuckled wrapping his arms around my waist. He kissed behind my ear softly. “It’s going on three.” 


“Well, you woke me up and begged me to come with you to the airport.” I say smartly. I rinse the toothpaste out of my mouth and turn around in his arms. He had his usual smirk on his face making me mirror it.

“I did not beg you Ms. Fenty. I simply suggested and you quickly agreed.” I scoff, which he found amusing from the loud laugh he let out. He knew his ass was lying. “Well, we were about to order a pizza and I know you hungry.” He chuckles, massaging my hips.

“I’m tired of pizza. I’ll cook tonight.” I say, wrapping my arms around Chris’ neck.

“Even better.” He pats my butt before dropping his hands and exiting the bathroom. I follow behind him but while he lays back down I head towards the door.

“Where you goin’?” He mumbles, “I need you to help me with something.” He wiggled his eyebrows suggestively and I laughed. 

“I’m sure you can handle it yourself,” I reply, smiling once the smile on his face dropped. 

“Nah, I’m hurting somewhere and I need my girlfriend to come kiss it and make it feel better.” He bit down on his bottom lip and sat up a little more. I laughed and continued my stride towards the bedroom door. “Robyn don’t walk out that door,” 

Shaking my head, I dash out of the bedroom laughing hearing him calling my name behind me. Once I reach the kitchen I see Austin already waiting with a big bowl of Captain Crunch in front of him, a blunt next to him, while he texted away on his phone. 

I open the refrigerator to see it practically empty. I mean, Chris cooked so I never understood why he never had food in this refrigerator. That’s why we’re always eating take out.

The only way he would have food is if he begged me to go grocery shopping with him. Even then I picked out everything. I guess I’ll be making a trip to the grocery store; which is exactly what I didn’t want to do. Sighing, I take a seat on one of the bar stools. Austin finally notices my presence and smiles.

“Where’s Chris?” He mumbles, a mouth full of cereal. I point my finger towards upstairs with a shrug. I know he’ll be down here in a minute to bother me. “He ain’t got shit in here to eat.” 

I laughed at his expression, “Pouting in the bedroom like a baby because I told him no.” Austin starts laughing but I just shrug. “That’s my big baby.” 

Austin picks up his buzzing phone and replies to someone before returning all of his attention back on me, “How old are you?” He asks, still chuckling.


“Hm, so I might have a chance.” He laughs. I shake my head while heading back to the refrigerator and pouring myself a cup of orange juice.

“A chance at what?” I ask. 

“Stealing you from Chris.” He shrugs nonchalantly. I just laughed and shook my head slowly. 

“I don’t think so, baby boy.” I retort.

“Are you and Chris together?” He questions, raising an eyebrow. I nod my head yes taking my original seat. “Like you’re his girl?” I nod one again. Austin seems surprised by this newfound information. 

I ascended from my seat and headed for the refrigerator to pour myself something to drink. “Why you look so surprised?” 

“Cause Chris don’t date. That nigga is a one-night-fuck type.” He was coming off blunt but I knew that was probably the truth. Everyone seemed surprised to not only see me in a relationship, but Chris also.

 We’ve dabbled in the subject of our pasts but we’ve never had a full blown discussion about them. I never really felt the need to honestly. I feel like we’ll actually sit down and talk about it once we feel we really need to. But, now I’m beginning to wonder what all the shock is about. I’ll probably bring it up soon. Especially considering how shocked everyone looked to see Chris in a relationship. I mean, was that really that big of a deal?

“How long y’all been together?” Austin had that same country accent I hear from Chris at times, only his was stronger. He’s adorable though. 

“About a little over a month now.” 

“So I still don’t see why I wouldn’t have a chance.” He winks. Now I know Austin and Chris were blood. Were all the Browns some big flirts? This boy couldn’t be a day over 17 and he’s flirting with me.  

I shake my head, “How old are you?” He eats another spoonful of his cereal before answering. 

“I’m sixteen, seventeen in eleven months.” He smirked. This boy was so confident I couldn’t help but let out a laugh. Austin chuckled right along with me. 

No this boy did not just flirt with me and he turned sixteen less than a month ago. This boy is something else. 

“You in here harassing my girl?” Chris’ voice suddenly booms throughout the kitchen making Austin and I both jump.

“Damn nigga you can’t make yourself known before you enter a room. Damn near killed the both of us.” He grumbled. I laughed but I couldn’t agree more. Chris rudely pulled me up from my seat and sat down before pulling me onto his lap. He burried kissed the crook of my neck softly.

“Where everybody at? Mijo, Trey, where they at?” Austin asked. Chris and I both shrugged because that was a good question. I’m pretty sure they would’ve been over by now, especially knowing Austin was coming today. It’s actually surprising they’re not over annoying me right about now. 

“That’s the wrong thing to be worried about,” Chris said. “You know we gotta discuss what you’re gonna do while you here right?” Austin groans and grabs the pre-rolled blunt, and sparked it up. 

He took a hit and spread out his arms as if to say, ‘lay it on me’. “I know you about to give me this speech so go ahead.” 

“You gon’ have to get a job first off. Second, I don’t want you in no trouble, nigga. I ain’t got time to be bailing your ass outta jail again.” Chris grumbles naming off his list. Austin groans with a roll of his eyes.

“That was one time.”

“And if you not gon’ listen to me, you can take yo ass straight back to VA. The last this is focus on you and only you, not some girl. I'on want you to loose focus on why you really here because some bitch got your head all fucked up.” He says sternly. Austin nods and tells Chris he got it. Chris said that last ultimatum like it’s happened before and he was making sure it wouldn’t happen again.

“Is that it?” He asks. Chris nods and takes the blunt out of his hand, taking a pull himself. Chris gestures the blunt my way but I shake my head.

“Follow all that and you’ll be aight.”

I watched him take another long pull, blowing the smoke out in rings. Something about that just seemed so sexy to me when Chris did it.

“Bro got himself a good girl. You don’t smoke?” He chuckled. Chris laughed, louder than necessary might I add.

“She smoke like a damn chimney. Don’t act all good ‘cause my he here.” He playfully said. I rolled my eyes and took another bite out of my pizza. I actually did want to take a hit but I’m trying to cut back. “What you cooking baby?” 

“You can cook?” Austin asked, his eyes widening. Chris nodded his head and passed Austin back the blunt. “You need to keep her before I take her Chris. His last girl couldn’t cook for shit.” He directed his last statement my way. 

Austin and I both laughed but Chris chuckled quickly and took the blunt Austin was passing his way once again. “What y’all want to eat?” I asked, lacing Chris’s fingers through mine. 

“Shit burgers and fries is cool with me. That’s good A?” Chris announced, motioning towards Austin. He nodded his head also which I then followed suit. They wanted something simple and I was more than okay with that. 

Pulling away from Chris, I pecked his lips twice, “I’ll be right back. Since you have no food I’mma head to the store.” I mumbled. Chris ran his hands up my thighs until they landed on my ass which he then squeezed softly. 

“You gon’ hurry back?” He but down on his bottom lip only causing a smile to cross my lips. 

“I know y’all see me sitting here!” Austin yelled. I turned my head to see his face scrunched up as he looked between the two of us. Chris and I both laughed before I was standing back up. “And get off my soon-to-be girl.” 

Chris and I both shook our heads while he continued rubbing my ass. “I’m about to head to head to the store. I’ll be right back.” With one last kiss, slap to my ass, and a hurry back from Chris, I was heading upstairs to throw on something to wear so that I could go to the store. 


3rd person. 

December 25, 2008

Chris dropped his bags down on the floor and breathed a heavy sigh. Christmas time rolled around quicker than he’d expected and he was ready to just spend time with his family and friends. His first semester was done, he’d passed all his finals, and now he was back in Virginia. He was looking forward to seeing his family and friends for the first time in months. 

But as soon as he stepped through the door he was bumrushed and met with hugs and greetings from his loved ones. Kiss after kiss placed on his cheeks, and hug after hug he accepted them all. Shit, family was all that he had and he was glad they were happy to see him. 

Pulling his phone out of his pocket, Chris plopped down on his bed and took his phone off airplane mode, groaning at the amount of notifications that poured in. 

Of course Chris was a big shot on campus. He didn’t play ball but he damn sure kept his head in the books which the girls seemed to appreciate. He was athletic but sports wasn’t exactly what he wanted to go to school for. He wanted his degree and women found that attractive. 

Staring at the picture a girl send him, he shook his head. “I need to stop fucking with these crazy ass broads.” He mumbled, ignoring thee rest of them, and stuffing his phone back into his back pocket.

He shrugged out of his coat before tossing it onto the bed. Chris knew  his aunties and his mom would be up here soon to make him come down and talk to the family so his next destination would have to be the kitchen downstairs. 

After making sure all his bags made it upstairs he walked out of the room and down the stairs. Already the men were crowded in the living room watching ‘A Christmas story’. Mama J made sure this movie was on EVERY Christmas since it played all day and if you turned from it you’d definitely hear an earful. 

“How the beautiful women in my family doing today?” Chris yelled once he entered the kitchen, causing all the chatter to stop and the woman to turn their heads towards him. He chuckled and went to kiss their cheeks. 

“How my favorite nephew doing?” Christine asked. Chris chuckled and told her he was doing fine heading over to see what they had cooking on the stove. 

“If I couldn’t touch the food he can’t either.” His cousin Jamal yelled. Chris sucked his teeth peering over at the stove. 

“Something smell good as hell though mama.” Just as he reached for the pot on the stove his mom yelled. 

“Chris don’t touch that food Christopher,” Mama J warned. 

He smacked his teeth. “Ma what we waiting on?” He groaned. “I had a long flight and I missed yo cooking..” 

“Just a few more people then we’ll eat. So get away from my food.” She said. “So, you ain’t brought no girls up here lately.” 

Chris groaned. He had a feeling his mom would bring women into the discussion. It was no secret Chris has a new ‘girl’ every other week, but he was just trying to be single for a while. Shit, he just got out of a relationship that ended badly and he wasn’t ready to jump right into another one. 

He’d keep the women that’d jump whenever he called for right now. 

“Ma, I’m cool for right now. I ain’t trying to get into all that.” I mean, he’s eighteen and just now going to college. What would he look like getting into a relationship right now? He was young and wanted to enjoy it for as long as possible. 

“Mhm, don’t be bringing no fast ass girls in here Unless  she  someone you know you’ll be with for a while, I don’t want you bringing her to meet me.  You hear me Maurice?” Mama J said sternly. Chris nodded his head and made sure to keep that in mind. 

The front door opening followed by yelling tore Chris’s attention away from his mom and towards the doorway as footsteps became closer and closer. Just as he was about to go see what all the commotion was about, his cousin Jared entered the room. 

“Chris?” He smiled. Chris stood up as Jared slapped his hand and pulled him into a hug. “How you been college boy?” 

Chris chuckled, “Shit not as good as you I see.” Chris motioned towards the watch on Jared wrist but he just chuckled. 

“You know my pops left me the magazine. Talk to me in a few years and you might have a job.” Chris and Jared both laughed as Jared walked away to hug the women. 

“Hey everyone,” The smile on Chris’s face dropped as he scoffed. Richard smiled dressed in his finest suit and tie, million dollar watch, and sunglasses as he entered the kitchen. 

“Ten below zero and this nigga dressed like he about to go to a meeting.” Chris mumbled catching an elbow from his Aunt Christine but she also laughed. 

Richard made sure to hug all the women before making his way on over to shake Chris’s hand. Richard wasn’t too fond of Chris and vice versa. They’re the two cousins in the family that have hated each other for as long as they can remember. 

“Wassup Chris,” He stuck his fist out which Chris hit before dropping his hand back at his side. 

“Why you dressed all sharp?” Mama J asked causing the room to laugh. It was exactly what they were thinking. Jared was dressed in jeans and a hoodie then his brother comes in dressed in full blown business attire. 

Richard laughed, “I couldn’t look nice for the holidays?” As soon as he finished someone was stepping behind him. Chris’s eyes immediately snapped over as his mouth dropped slightly. 

“You just left me in there,” she pouted. She looked up at the group staring at her with questioning eyes. Her pretty blue irises glanced back at Richard and he cleared his throat. 

“Oh, everybody this is my,” he paused for a second, “Friend.” He eventually spoke as if she was the most boring thing in the world. Her face fell slightly as she glanced at him, she recovered quickly but not before Chris caught it. 

Meeting his family wasn’t something Richard wanted her to do just yet but he allowed her to tag along anyway. They weren’t even official, just talking but she wanted to tag along. 

She waved shyly at the small crowd while Richard began whispering to his brother about something. 

“I’m mama J,” Joyce spoke up. Everyone was just staring at the girl as if she was a foreign object. 

While she introduced herself Chris kept his eyes fixated on the beauty before him. The way her eyes held a sense of nervousness but also confidence behind them. Her manicured fingers ran through her curly mane while her eyes gazed at each person. 

“And you are?” He was too caught up in her looks he didn’t notice she was standing before him. 

He cleared his throat, “Chris,” he extended a hand to her which she shook softly. “I never got your name.” 

She held onto his hand a little longer than necessary but smiled at him anyway. “Jazmine.”