Long-awaited chapter is finally here guys! I know I made you guys wait a long time for this one and I apologize again for that! A lot of stuff is happening in this chapter and I had to make sure everything happened the way I pictured it. So! Hope you guys enjoy! Likes, comments, reblogs are welcome and I appreciate you all thousand times and then some for taking the time to do that! Happy reading! Here we go!
The California sun
peaks through the master suite as Ahsha remains in a peaceful slumber. She
sleeps soundly, letting her thoughts wander off into the clouds. It had been a
long time since she had a single night with a full 8 hours of sleep. Activities
at the arena were busy as usual, the team were in the middle of playoffs and
this only put more pressure on Ahsha and Jelena as captains when it came to the
Devil girl’s and the intensity of the new routines they are going through. Not
only was it that but between the wedding planning, the new guest to the household
and the disconnection between the couple, Ahsha was just drained from it all.
In the beginning, she and Derek were closer than ever but as the engagement
progressed, it became more difficult to find time for each other and neither
one of them tried hard enough to change that. The more he worked, the less time
they spent together and the more Ahsha felt ignored. Putting her stubborn ways
on the table, Derek doesn’t even know this is the way she’s feeling and right
now, she wasn’t planning on putting her pride to the side to open up about her
feelings of abandonment. These thoughts plagued her mind as she shifted in the
bed turning towards where she expected her fiancé to be, reaching for him, only
to find him gone. This caused her to wake from her coma. She sat up on the bed,
running her fingers through her locks, in disappointment. She reached over the
nightstand to check some emails on her phone and found a folded up note with
Derek’s prints on it. She reached for the note first, unfolding it to read the
“Hey beautiful, hope my absence didn’t wake you. Went out
for my morning walk and got called in for an early meeting at the Arena. I will
be back tonight in time for our date night, don’t worry I didn’t forget.
Breakfast is ready for you downstairs and I’ve already made arrangements for
you to get to work. I’ll be thinking of you. Can’t wait for tonight, love you
baby. Derek ♥
She became calmer as
she folded the note back in her hand and kissed it. It amazed her how no matter
what he did, he always knew how to make her heart flutter. They may have their
issues but at the end of the day, Derek was her life and she couldn’t picture a
world without him. After checking her emails, she got out of bed, showered and
dressed, then headed downstairs to eat. As she walked into the kitchen she was
bombarded by Devin causing her to fall.
my bad, Ahsha, here let me help you” Devin expresses grabbing
her hands pulling her back up.
I’m good, thanks”
problem” He replies.
early for you to be around. Does Derek know you’re here?”
officially hired me as your personal bodyguard a few days ago. It’s my first
day and I’m supposed to take you to work after breakfast” Devin
explained. Ahsha gave no clear response as she stared back at him.
told you right?” She remained quiet putting a hand on her
it look like he told me?”
Well, I’m sure he meant to, maybe it slipped his mind”
sure doesn’t seem that way when he wants me to give him some. Nothing slips his mind unless he wants it
to. Trust me, that’s not why he didn’t tell me” She
retorts with a hint of irritation in her voice.
whatever his reasoning was, I’m sure it was a good one” Her
lips formed a straight line not believing the hype Devin was trying to speak.
you could be right. Listen I’m going to go ahead and eat then we can go” Ahsha
tells the man. He nods in agreement walking out of the kitchen before Ahsha
grabs his arm.
you can’t work on an empty stomach. Why don’t you eat with me before we go” She
nice for you to offer, but it’s okay I already ate before I came”
alright then. Give me about 10 minutes or less and I’ll be ready”
good. I’m going to just use the bathroom and wait for you in the car”
He leaves the room, leaving the lady to eat her
breakfast. Shortly after that, Ahsha sat down at the dining table and stuffed
her face quickly then went up the stairs to grab her phone, gym bag, and purse
before walking out the door. The sunshine was very bright prompting her to
throw her sunglasses on. Her heels clicked as she strutted towards the car
jumping in the backseat. As they drove off, she sent a text out to Derek.
see you failed to tell me something else. We got to talk when you get home.
She sent it not expecting a response knowing he was in
the middle of practice. Twenty minutes in the car, and they finally were at the
Arena. Collecting her things, Ahsha gets out the car and Devin drives off.
Walking into the Arena she spotted her two favorite Devil boys although one was
on her list at the moment.
what you talking about?” Derek asked Terrence completely
oblivious of a very fiery Ahsha walking towards them.
sang approaching him wrapping her arms around his neck.
“Hey there little sis”
Wrapping his arms around
her waist, giving her a squeeze while Derek stood looking like a lost puppy.
They quickly broke their embrace as they both saw him giving Terrence a death
how are you doing?”
baby, do I get a kiss?” Derek intruded.
well you know, I’m always good but I could be better” Making
a reference to her fiancé rolling her eyes at him, ignoring his request.
you really going to act like I’m not standing here Ahsha?” She
cocks her head fast to him, flipping her hair.
talking to my brother right now. So
anyway, how are you doing these days?” Still ignoring him making
no eye-contact as she turns back to Terrence.
Jelena blowing up my phone every hour of the day, I’ve been straight. I just
want this season to be over you know? So I can have time to relax”
does she want?”
I don’t know sis” Shrugging his shoulders.
if you returned my phone calls you would” The petite dancer
announces approaching the group. Her eyes remained on Terrence as his facial
expression turned glum.
your phone calls? For what?”
have nothing to talk about. I loved you, you didn’t love me. You screwed me
over twice, didn’t want a future with
me. See, we’ve talked” Terrence says to her indirectly.
wasn’t a talk that was you being an ass. I get it, I hurt you and I’m sorry.
But that doesn’t change the fac-“Terrence interrupted her.
“YOU’RE SORRY!THAT’S ALL YOU GOT?” Clapping his hands
“I WASN’T READY!”
“ONCE AGAIN IT’S ALL ABOUT JELENA, DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT ANYBODY BUT YOURSELF?”
you dare! I ALWAYS put you first
When you drugged me? When you fucked Zero? All of that was for my benefit huh? Riiightt”
Terrence continues to scream while Derek and Ahsha
watch the scene play out in front of them. As funny as the scene was to them,
Ahsha was still pissed at her man and his inability to keep her in the loop
about the things that were going on. As they watched the argument unfold, Derek
took the opportunity to pull his lady to the side to talk. She shoved his hand
away before he took matters into his own hands knowing she was going to make
this hard for him. He grabbed her by the waist pulling her into the locker room
leaving Terrence and Jelena to continue bickering. He locks the door behind him
that I finally got you alone come here”
can lock all the doors you want, doesn’t mean I’m going to talk to you”
come on babe you can’t seriously be mad at me about this” He
pleads reaching for her hand. She slaps it away.
you don’t get to keep secrets and touch me” She rejects.
was going to tell you Ahsha”
Were you going to tell me before? Or after I found him downstairs while I was sleep?”
Please enlighten me here. If you were going to tell me before that then just
say it. I’ll wait” He got real quiet.
what I thought. You just love keeping me in the dark about everything its fine”
I don’t! It’s not that at all. It’s just I’d rather not bother you with these
types of things if I’m already handling it on my own”
starts to pace the floor.
is going to be around us, around the house, driving me every damn where and
possibly spending a lot of time around the Arena. That’s not what bothers me,
what bothers me is the fact that you don’t think I should know”
She said to him turning her back, folding her arms
across her chest. He paused, then crept up behind his woman wrapping his arms
lovingly around her waist. She tilts her head to the side, fidgeting in his
arms, still upset.
listen. I do think you should know, but it’s just that…I want to be the one
that does all the worrying for you. I want to be the one that protects you” She
rolls her eyes.
I’m a grown-ass woman, I can take care of myself very well, I don’t need this
extra protection but I’m going with it because my fiancé asked me to. It’s
called compromise. You keep me informed and I agree to have the extra
protection. That’s not asking for much, I just want you to tell me things so
I’m not walking around blind sighted. I don’t want to be the last to know when
something’s going on. Is that too much to ask?”
Derek responds by squeezing her waist a little tighter
and kisses her neck tenderly.
it’s not too much to ask for, and I’m sorry for making you feel this way. That
wasn’t my intention”
intention or not, you still did it” She pouts.
He bends down kissing her neck once more, longer this
time. Her arms fall to her sides as he reaches down to intertwine his fingers
sorry. So. So. So. So. Sorry” Peppering her jaw with a
kiss between every single word spoken.
can I make it better?” He asks her as she turns around to
make sure you’re not late for our date tonight”
won’t be, I give you my word”
questions. He places his hand on her neck kissing her lips softly.
gone see” Wrapping an arm around his neck. He lets out a smile.
Tiger I gotta get to practice in half-hour, and so do you”
can have us ready in 20. And there’s so…”
He smirks backing her into the lockers.
much you can do in ten minutes” And without warning, he
captures her lips. He ravages her mouth like a wild animal, biting and tugging
on her bottom lip before sticking his tongue down her throat. Getting lost in
the kiss, she massages her tongue with his, moaning in his mouth before
know ten minutes won’t be enough for us so let’s not start something we can’t
finish right now”
you can’t but I can”
for that tonight mister” She laughs while he groans pulling
away before being pulled back in close, by his shirt.
mama will make it up to you, Daddy just gotta be patient” Biting
his earlobe. He presses his hand against her stomach.
sure she does. Cuz Daddy’s gone tear that ass up later” Whispering
in her ear. She grins pulling his face to hers, kissing his soft lips.
woman, get your pretty ass out of here before I change my mind”
fine Mr. Roman, I’m going. See you tonight?” She quizzes
walking away from him making sure he got a glimpse of her apple bottom.
a date, Mrs. Roman” He
answers slapping her bottom as she walks past him leaving the locker room.
Married or not, that was his wife and nobody could tell him different,
documented on a piece of paper or not either. She gives him a quick wink before
Practice had ran longer than usual and Jelena was
tense as ever after her argument with Terrence so all the girls were exhausted.
ladies, that will be all for today. Remember, practice early tomorrow morning” Jelena
dismisses the girls.
Carebear, I’m in need of a refuge, want to do a little shopping and grab some
refuge? Isn’t that a sign of a nonexistent sex life?” Ahsha
pweasee, you know this blonde beauty always gets hers. Enough of your slick
remarks, you down or what?”
know I’m always down to pay a visit
to our favorite spot”
and lingerie and sex toys it is” The besties laugh
together before being interrupted by Jelena.
for the interruption this won’t take long. Ahsha, do you think you would want
to help me choreograph the dance for our next away game?” Ahsha
and Kyle look at each other than back at Jelena.
I could use the…help” Jelena confesses.
you game or what?” Jelena
yeah sure I guess”
I’ll text you more details in the next couple of days and we can find a day to
don’t mention it” Jelena says walking away from the duo.
I tell you, that woman’s a piece of work”
least she’s not yelling at us”
Both ladies get up off the dance floor grabbing their
belongings and water bottles taking large gulps as they walk out the arena
cars over here Carebear”
no girl we don’t have to take your car, Devin’s going to take us”
Who in the hell is that?” Dragging her words.
Kyle questions curiously as her answer slowly pulls up
into the arena. The car comes to a stop as Ahsha grabs Kyle’s hand leading her
to the driver’s window. The girls back up a little once they notice Devin
opening the door.
Ahsha, I’m so sorry I’m late, I had some important errands to run before
picking you up”
okay, were not going straight home right now anyway. I need you to take me and
my best-friend Kyle to the mall”
quite alright. Is this her?”
excuse her silence, she’s never this quiet around the opposite sex”
Ahsha joked as Kyle just
stared the bodyguard up and down. The
man had the blonde mesmerized by how sexy he was. It was clear that she would
be holding a torch for him very soon.
is it? Hi, I’m Devin, Ahsha’s new bodyguard?” Devin
tells the speechless dancer extending his hand. She clasps it in her hand,
receiving the handshake.
I’m um, Kyle, her best-friend”
to meet you, you’re very beautiful I might add”
you don’t have to tell me, but thank you for pointing out facts”
She blushed a little. Ahsha watched in disbelief as
her bestie flirted with her protection.
Winking at her from the corner of his eye,
ok, ok you two. Kyle get your ass in the car, Devin, take us to Westside
Pavilion” Shoving Kyle in the backseat.
He laughs hopping into the driver’s seat. It only took
him half-hour before they got to the mall. As the car came to a halt, the
girl’s jumped out quickly. Ahsha walked to the other side of the car as Devin
rolls down the window.
back in about two hours and we have to take Kyle back to the arena before we
head back home”
I will shoot you a text when I’m close”
great to me”
me know if you two need anything”
She won’t but I will!”
Kyle screams in the background. Devin cackles to
himself at her friend.
hold you to that Ms. Hart, have fun ladies”
His last words before
Ahsh that is one fine piece of ass!”
if you don’t quit acting so damn thirsty and get in this mall”
I’m thirsty and he’s going to quench my thirst”
Kyle smirks sticking her
tongue out moving it from side to side.
so nasty, I can’t with you! I swear that’s all your ass thinks about!”
don’t act like you weren’t thinking the same thing! You can admit it, it’ll be
our little secret, you know I won’t tell D!” Shyly winking at
That’s ridiculous, I have a fiancéeee remember”
She recants dangling the ring in her face.
doesn’t mean you can’t look!”
nothing to look at”
She lied. She didn’t want to admit it but the man was
definitely good-looking, not drop your panties sexy like Derek but he was
pretty close to it. She felt guilty for even thinking that but then she just
realized that she was only looking, and there’s no harm in looking as long as
you don’t touch.
a lying wonder Carebear! But I feel it, hey, more for me! Let’s get in this
mall though. I got some new pieces I definitely want now”
The blue-eyed blonde comments as they walk into the
double doors. Meanwhile, over on the other side of town, the young man was
having a very open phone conversation.
it’s only my first day but everything’s been going pretty smooth”
great baby. How are you adjusting to the changes?”
I mean its okay I guess. Besides driving her around, he doesn’t have me doing
anything else except watching the house while he’s gone”
so he’ gone pretty often then?” The caller asks him.
just away games for specific weekends at a time. He only stays gone 3-4 days
plenty of time. Maybe you’ll get your chance then”
nah. It’s too soon. I gotta plan out my moment, I can’t just spring it out on
them like that. I need more time”
baby don’t take too much time but there’s no rush. I just wanted to make sure
that you were okay and you didn’t forget about what we discussed previously”
haven’t. Trust me I know what I’m doing”
are you coming home?”
can’t tell you exactly when”
But soon though?”
what made Derek want to hire a bodyguard for you?”
Kyle fishes while rummaging through the lingerie
section at Victoria’s.
after the incident from the engagement party, he just wanted to play it safe.
Of course he made the move without talking to me first but after he explained
why, it actually makes sense. So we talked it over and came to an agreement and
I’m okay with what we came up with”
so I’m guessing you two made up then?”
of course we did why wouldn’t we?”
The blonde investigates. The dancer grins hard eyeing
do you think it was?”
taken, I’m jealous”
commitment to one piece isn’t as bad as you think” Raising
Ahsha reasons while picking out a red and black lace
going to pay for this”
Ignoring her besties effort in changing her
perspective about relationships and men. Kyle had only been married once before
and that one time was enough for her not to want to do it again. Committed
relationships isn’t the language she speaks.
I got one more thing I want to grab”
Kyle teases before walking up to the counter to pay
for her items. After they paid for their things, they ate at their favorite
sushi spot. After about two hours had passed, Devin had arrived to take Kyle
back to the arena and Ahsha back home. Derek had texted Ahsha to let her know
that he would be released from practice around 8 which was enough time for her
to set everything up. Devin had already left the car and went in the house
while Ahsha walked to the mailbox. Looking through the pile all she saw was
bills on top of more bills until she came across a letter written to her from a
New York dance studio. No thoughts beforehand she ripped the envelope open.
are happy to inform you that you’ve been personally invited and accepted for an
audition with us. Auditions will be placed the last two weeks of October. Make
sure to bring an picture of yourself as well as proof of identification and a
video of choreography you have put together. Please confirm your audition date
by next Friday. We hope to hear from you soon!
Cross, C/O Of New York City Studios
Completely stunned, she quickly folded the letter
putting it back in the envelope. She had completely forgot about applying. It
was last spring when she and Derek were still broken up and she was thinking
about leaving L.A, leaving him behind in her past. She didn’t expect to get
accepted but now that she was, she was excited about the opportunity. Opportunity
came knocking but all she could think about was how it would affect her
relationship with Derek. The wedding wasn’t too far away and neither was her
audition. She knows she has to tell him and she would, tonight. This is
something important that could change the dynamic of their relationship and she
can’t keep this information from him and she wouldn’t. She walks back inside
and bumps into Devin yet again.
don’t mean to be” Devin replies fast kind of offended by
what she just said.
take everything so serious, I’m just messing with you. The look on your face
though, priceless” She laughs out loud.
you think that’s funny?”
I do actually” Laughing some more.
the comedian. By the way Derek told me to let you know that he should be home
around 8 ish”
know, he texted me before we got back”
okay, well if you don’t mind I’m just going to stay here, until he gets back
and then I’ll head on home” Devin requests.
fine, I’m going to take a nap. By the time I wake up, he should be heading this
way. You’re welcome to anything in the kitchen. Remotes on the couch”
say thank you a lot, but you’re welcome Devin. Make yourself at home” Walking
up the stairs to the master suite, shutting the door.
It was now 6pm and that leaves two hours for Ahsha to
set up everything before Derek gets home. She decided to cook dinner first and
then fix herself up after. She went for something not too complicated for
dinner. She stuck with baked chicken, rice and gravy with green beans. No
dessert needed to be made since she planned on serving herself to him on a
platter for the night. After setting up the table, she sped back upstairs to
take a shower, completely ignoring the fact that Devin was still there,
sleeping peacefully on the couch. She showered quickly and put her black and
red ensemble on and slipped her black six inch heels to top her look. She
splashed some perfume on her neck, between her legs, her breasts, and her
wrists before covering herself up with the black silk robe. She took a look at
herself in the bathroom mirror, gawking at herself until she received a text
from yours truly. Licking her lips in anticipation and excitement, she opened
up the text message. After reading, her excitement turned to anger. She slapped
her hand on the counter dialing him. It rang five times until he finally picked
I really can’t talk right now”
that! You’re going to hear me this time! Did you not hear me earlier?”
course I did”
why am I just now finding out about this? You could have called”
wanted to but I-“
wanted to but you didn’t anyway right?” Cutting him off.
on Ahsha you know how it is, we’ve talked about this before”
talked about a lot of things including not keeping things from each other yet
here you are doing the exact thing you promised me you wouldn’t do” Flaring
up, raising her voice.
was an emergency meeting. There wasn’t enough time to call and tell you”
OUT OF TOWN DEREK! REALLY? All it
takes is a phone call, hey babe I’m not
coming home tonight because the team got called in to go to an out of town
emergency meeting. Simple, straight to the point and I would’ve been fine”
I’m telling you now!”
you got caught keeping it from me!” She scoffs.
overreacting and I’m not about to entertain your shenanigans”
about what? The fact that you won’t spend time with me? Love on me like you
He sighs loudly.
I said we’ll talk when I get back tomorrow”
I’m not getting into this with you”
the problem Derek, you NEVER do!” She
spitted and you hear the dial tone.
Yet another unsuccessful night. This proved their
communication needed some improvement. She still couldn’t believe after their
conversation from earlier, he still didn’t get it. She thought they were past
this, obviously not. Her eyes welled up and she let one tear fall before wiping
it out of her face quickly. She pulled herself together but she was still very
angry with him. She wasn’t thinking clearly but the one thing she knew was that
this outfit she had on was making her angrier and so she unzipped it from the
back and wiggled her body out of it. She went into her drawers pulling out some
shorts and a tank top, putting it on, walking downstairs ranting to herself.
She takes a breather, making little steps toward the refrigerator, still fuming
and venting to herself. She stops herself after recognizing a certain someone
was awake and listening in on her thoughts.
& you’re still here!”
still not here so yes I am” He responds back.
he’s not going to be here tonight. He left town for an emergency meeting so you
you know I can’t do that”
me you can. You open the door and walk out of it” She
But she realized she was directing her attitude
towards the wrong person and instantly felt bad.
goodness I’m sorry Devin for the way I’m acting towards you. It’s not you, it’s
Rubbing her temples together grabbing a water bottle
out of the fridge.
you mind if I ask?”
were supposed to have a date tonight but he failed to tell me that he got
pulled into going to an emergency meeting out of town” She
Ahsha I’m sure he was going to tell you but he is an athlete, he’s bound to get
pulled in different directions without his consent” Defending
waited until the last minute”
a basketball player, the people in charge always do that. They probably didn’t
inform him about it until right before
they were getting ready to take off”
I should’ve known the next minute. Urgh! I don’t even know why I’m talking to you about this. You’re clueless about
this I’m sure”
know more than you think woman”
me?” He paused trying to get his point across.
I’m saying is this won’t be the first and last time this will happen. This
comes with the territory when you marry a basketball player”
not married yet” She notifies.
will be. Just cut the guy some slack. Maybe evaluate and revise how you handle
things with him”
what would you know about relationships?” Rebuffing his
just say I’ve been there before”
me something I don’t know”
don’t want to get into that”
not? I mean you had soo much to say
about me and Derek so why not share some stuff yourself?”
gave a woman my all and she took me for granted”
Just think about it, alright. At least you know he loves you”
I’ll keep that in mind” Clearing her throat.
going to bed. If you’re staying until the morning, the blankets are in the
closet and you can use any of the pillows on the couch”
She briefed him not waiting for him to respond and
darted back upstairs. He watched her as she disappeared to the stairs. Going
into the closet, he grabbed a blanket and made a pallet on the couch. He rested
his head on the pillow and put his phone on the table.
A loud noise sounds, waking the sleepy man up.
Possibly, just a noise outside or the weather, no it was his phone. He lifts
his eyes, still out of it, reaching for his phone.
his groggy voice.
this Devin Hall?”
who’s this?” The bodyguard inquests completely
is a bartender from Beverly Hills Bar and Dance. I have an Ahsha Hayes here
with me. Is there a way you can get someone to pick her up? You know her
right?” Devin sits up immediately.
I do. What happened?”
she came in around 11:30 and started taking shots after shot. She was ranting
all night about some guy named Derek and now she’s here very intoxicated. She
tried to leave but we wouldn’t let her. She mentioned that she had a “bodyguard
Derek hired for her without her consent” and gave me this number. Isn’t she his
told him instantly correcting him. In the midst of this conversation, he
realized she waited for him to fall asleep so she could leave the house without
him breathing down her neck or trying to stop her.
sorry to call you this late but we are prepping for closing and we can’t do
anything until she leaves. She’s too under the influence to drive”
be there” He said hanging up, grabbing the car keys and dashing out
the door. He sped rapidly through the freeway to the Hill’s and found the bar.
He got out of the car walking into the bar, in pursuit of her. He finally
spotted her and made steps toward her figure. She was sitting on the bar stool,
taking shots of what looked like her 8th shot of patron to the head. She stumbled over the area before he
touched her shoulder lightly.
calls her and her head turns.
haaaay. I didn’t know you were here. Come sit, have a drink” Patting
the seat next to her.
I don’t and you’ve had enough. Let’s get you home”
Ha bitch whereeeee?? Who are you anyway, my daddy? I don’t think so” She
on Ahsha I just want to take you home”
is that? He told you to do that, because his fiancée out drunk off her ass
isn’t a good look for him right? Whelp, that image is shot straight to hell now
isn’t it?” Shrugging her shoulders taking her 9th
shot still slurring again standing up before almost falling to her feet. Devin
catches her before she hits the ground.
Ahsha, you’re a mess right now”
Completely faded but you know what, he wouldn’t even care if he saw me like
this. I bet you he wou-“She stops midsentence.
what’s wrong?” She looks him in the eye.
have really pretty eyes” And just like that her eyelids close.
ok, it’s alright”
Devin thinks to himself collecting her in his arms
carrying her out of the bar. They get home and he carries her up to the master
bedroom, laying her down in the bed. He removes her heels, takes her jacket off
and undresses her, covering her body with the covers. Before he can escape out the
room, she speaks.
help me get up”
you need to rest”
have to throw up, please help me!” She urges.
He walks back over to the bed helping her to the
bathroom. She positions herself lifting the seat up and empties out her
stomach. Hesitantly, he bends down grabbing full fist of her hair placing it at
the top of her head, holding it while she continued vomiting. Once she stopped,
he let her hair go and she washed her mouth out with water and climbed back
you okay? Need some water or something?”
I’m going back downstairs. You get some sleep. Derek says he will be back in
Goodnight then” Turning towards the door.
care of me tonight and being the one to pick me up” Laughing
mention it” He reassures her.
Devin” She sounds, resting her head on the pillow as he
briskly closes the door.
Walking down the hallway he gets an alert on his
phone. TMZ post. He opens it as it
in paradise for the Roman Emperor and Princess? It appears that way as Derek
Roman’s fiancée Ahsha Hayes was seen intoxicated being carried out of a nearby
bar with a mysterious, handsome young man tonight. New man? Engagement on the
rocks? He closed up his phone in horror.
media’s going to have a field day with this, great” He
mumbles to himself. And so it begins.
Devin is lying on the couch KO’d as he’s woken up by
an angelic face staring him in the face hovering over his figure.
wake yo ass up!”
in no grave danger Ahsh” He mumbles with his eyes still
would you know that if you’re sleep? You’re here to protect me not to sleep”
don’t need protecting, you’re like a firecracker that hasn’t been lit” He
snorts. She snatches the pillow from under his head smacking him in the face
with it repeatedly.
Aight! I’m up!” He surrenders to the woman, sitting up.
you sleep captain save a hoe?”
than you. How are you feeling anyway?” He asks concerned.
although I’m feeling a little nauseated”
want me to get you some water or something?”
that’s okay you’ve done enough” Thanking him.
So, you’re better than last night though right?”
better than last night that’s for sure”
good” Creating silence.
why are you so quiet?”
not” Brushing her off.
you are, looking like you seen a ghost or something what’s up?”
have to show you something” Dragging out his phone.
He passes the device to her. Holding it carefully, she glues her eyes to the
screen but stops and gives it back to him while sitting on the coffee table.
already saw it”
you’re not upset?”
the first time I’ve been in the public eye and it won’t be the last. I am
marrying the captain and MVP of one of the best NBA teams in LA” She
I mean that’s true Ahsha but I know Derek’s seen it and he’s probably going to
be pis-“Hindering his sentence.
going to be upset, I know that. Yes it’s a bad look for him and the team, and I
couldn’t care less. I didn’t do this on purpose, it was just a wrong example of
what a woman does when she’s no longer the center of her man’s world. When
she’s no longer a priority” She vocalizes fiddling
with her fingers. She removes a strand of hair and slides it behind her ear.
you are a priority to him. I’m certain he knows that”
if he did, he has a funny way of showing it” Turning towards
him, head hanging low as a tear leaves the corner of her eye. She wipes it away
instantly. Devin wasn’t sure if he should say something but it was pretty clear
that this woman standing before him had her feelings hurt by the man she loves.
He could see it in her eyes without even looking at her. Whether it was his
place or not, he couldn’t stand by and watch this. Cautiously, he positioned
his palm over hers.
be okay Ahsha” She twists her head, looking up at him.
I don’t think it will”
it will, trust me”
do I do now?”
he doesn’t already know” He states his case removing his hand,
rushing up from the sofa as he hears the front door bell ring.
He walks to open the front door and sees a very pissed
off Derek Roman with bags in tow.
been here all night?”
but I was just leaving anyway. Figured I give you two some space. Same time
next week?” Devin tells the man. Derek nods his head
sliding over as he watches Devin walk out hurriedly. Derek drops his bags on
the floor walking to where Ahsha was. He stops stepping towards her recognizing
her reflecting to herself silently until she notices he’s there.
look who decided to come home” Jumping swiftly off the
couch headed towards the kitchen.
no choice since you wanted to be Christopher Columbus and explore the damn
right! Ahsha Hayes went out, to a
bar, got drunk, without the Roman
emperor! Well won’t you look at God! Arrest me” She
banters him throwing her hands up in exaggeration.
the commentary Ahsha cuz I’m not in the mood for this bullshit!”
cuz neither am I” Getting a water bottle from the fridge strutting
past him. He clutches her arm before she can get away fully. Her hair whips in
his face as he grabs her. She glares at him intensely.
if you got hurt?”
didn’t. Now get your damn hands off me” Jerking her hand away,
walking up the stairs.
away all you want this conversation ain’t over tho”
conversation is so over. Believe that
Roman” Making her way upstairs. She was done with him and his
failed effort trying to check her about last night’s activities. It’s no secret
she was stubborn but this had nothing to do with the way she was acting today.
She was tired of him not putting her feelings in consideration. She didn’t feel
included and as important in his life the way he made it look to everybody
else. If he wanted to make things right he was going to have to work for it and
she wasn’t backing down this time. Derek’s hands balled into two perfect fists
and he felt his chest rise as he got angrier.
walk away from me when I’m talking to you Ahsha! Ahsha! Ahsha!” Following
her while she proceeds to tune him out. She strolls in the bedroom dropping her
water bottle on the dresser striding into the walk-in closet in pursuit of her
shoes. Derek peeps in seeing her movement on the floor.
I’m not done talking to you”
Well, I’m done talking to you”
He sighs sharply.
you not understand what this could do for our image?” Standing
up to her feet, having found her shoes, putting them on her feet.
“Our image or yours?” Maneuvering around the room collecting her
watch, her purse and car keys.
What if something would’ve occurred last night while you were out? Huh, that
would have changed our lives forever!”
I know, I know were getting married I’m talking about basketball, my career!”
of course it’s just yours cause it seems you’re the only one in this
relationship with goals and dreams and apparently the only thing I want is your
babies and a license to fuck you! Sorry I’m not that desperate Derek” Antagonizing
the face of the team, what the fuck do you expect me to do huh?”
that’s all you seem to care about lately! DEVILS!
DEVILS! ALL HAIL THE DEVILS! Blah! Blah! WHAT ABOUT ME?! US?! Know what don’t even answer that, I’m out. I
can’t even be around you right now” She shouted violently and
bitterly. For the first time in their argument, Derek looks up at her, her eyes
red full of the tears that were now falling from her face. He forms small steps
towards her trying to gather her in his arms and is viciously pushed away.
Don’t come near me” Getting out of his grip, stalking to the
wait!” He cops a plea. She turns around expeditiously, one
hand on the door knob, the other holding her purse.
“Your future as a basketball player is totally
secure, but your future as my husband not so much!”
Slamming the door,
storming out in tears leaving him standing in the center of the room.
Thank you for reading! Buckle up, things are about to get crazy for everyone in Devil’s nation !
Could I request a modern au drabble where Angharad visits Joe in super-max prison?
Well I suddenly found inspiration for this, and I never seem to keep things short. Enjoy, and thanks for the idea!
2.7 million children have a parent behind bars — 1 in every 28 children has a parent incarcerated.
She was glad she hadn’t eaten anything with the tea before she’d gotten into the car. Only a few sips from the mug and the smell of a breakfast she hadn’t eaten was already enough to have her stomach rolling, or maybe it just wasn’t pairing well with the nerves. She cursed her slightly shaking hands that gripped the wheel, her racing mind that couldn’t seem to settle no matter how many pep talks she gave herself in the mirror, and her heart that was steadily breaking in her chest. None of it had anything to do with her.
Everything she did now was for her boy, even this. Her son who’d eaten the breakfast.
Maybe she should’ve eaten something, after all.
Angharad had dropped him off at preschool, one approved of by his social worker. It had been the normal routine to walk him to the door, his little hand in hers and the knees of his pants still clean. Perfectly normal to kneel down with a smile to tell him that she would come back for him, always and forever, before he’d been guided to the crayons and glue and glitter.
Yes, normal, she thought. It was completely normal to stand in front of the window of his classroom every single morning, watching him for a good twenty or thirty minutes before she would finally walk away.
It was also normal to spend the remainder of her time without her son driving the many miles to the prison that was expecting her, the prison that promised her she would spot not one news van. The prison that assured her, if this was her decision, they would keep her safe. The prison where Joe Moore would spend the rest of his life.
Angharad hadn’t known his last name until he’d been caught. Those around them had called him something else.