Archive | January 2014

He Can’t be Serious (Part 4)

Hey. Austin couldn’t tell who’s voice it was, hello who is this? I just wanna say that I love you and I’ve always wanted to whisper those words in your ear as you slept in my arms. I know that will probably never happen now, but I will tell you everything. Who is this? Austin could not identify the voice for the life of her. I’m going to hang up! No please don’t, I’m not a stranger but my love is what you absolutely deserve but I know you’ll never know. You are a work of art in motion, you are love breathing and I adore your air! Austin could not help but to blush, no one has ever talked to her like that. Aussie are you there? Yes I am I just don’t really know what to say to a person that I can’t readily identify. I understand, can you meet me somewhere. Hell no! I don’t know you you’re not about to serial kill me and she immediately hung up.

She sat on the floor and simply listened. She heard the floor creeping, the central air humming, the sound of Toni’s tv playing across the hall, the stairs settling. Austin took it all in, listening to the soft noises of the place she has called home for the last year or so. The girls had not decided if they would sign another lease seeing that graduation is around the corner and they all had no particular plans. There were talks about staying another year to just kinda live before running head first into the careers.

Please God explain to me how one night tears a family completely to shreds. These girls have had my back when my own family deserted me. We have fought together, danced together, studied together… Everything! These ladies have been my everything for the last few years. They’re all that I have and I’m not going to allow a man to come between that bond. Her thoughts were disturbed once again my the buzzing of her phone. What, her frustrations rattled through the phone lines. He’s still messing with his baby’s momma too! Click! Her heart jumped up into her throat and the tears began to fall over her cheeks.

She pulled herself off the floor, still completely dressed, shoes and all and exited her room. She stood the second floor hallway as if she had never been there before. Totally lost and dazed she knocked on Toni’s door, but there was no answer. After a couple of seconds she walked down the stairs and into the living room where her roomies were being watched by the tv as they quietly conversed. Someone just called my phone and told me that DaVaughn is sleeping wit his baby momma. Both Toni and Carrie slightly startled looked over to their sister mate as she was standing at the edge of the sofa with tears crawling down her face. They both set frozen for a moment then jumped to comfort her. Toni Geneva Landers I am sorry she whimpered, it’s not your fault that I have HORRIBLE taste in men. You are my sister and even your trifling ass little sisters are my sisters, but that man is just a boy! When God made that one he did not break the mold. The sister mates burst into laughter and sat together on the couch to discuss their dramatic evening. Wait Aussie who called you and told you. I don’t know, I can’t tell who it is I don’t recognize the voice.

The girls talked into the morning and decided to go to church instead of going to sleep. They took Austin’s truck but Carrie drove. As they pulled into the parking lot of Word of Love Faith Austin’s cell rang. She fished it out of the bottom her purse. Hmmm, it’s a 216 area code, who calling me from home?

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He Can’t be serious (part 3)

Baby please let me talk to you, let’s get out of here and I can explain everything. It’s not even what you think for real for real! Austin stood in the door way trying so hard not to throw her book bag at his head! Who in the hell did he think she was, and moreover who in the hell did he think he was! Toni jumped up from the couch and darted at DaVaughn, really punk ass it’s not what she thinks? This drama was really eating at Toni and she was completely fed of with DaVaughn constantly running game on her sister friend. 

He had cheated on her a few times before and the time before finding out about Shyra, DaVaughn had slept with one of the other dancers where Austin worked and almost lost his life over it. Austin was doing her solo performance center stage when the club owner ran into the club screaming call the police, they’re shooting. The girls were ushered backstage by floor security and the club was cleared. Then Austin, while getting dressed to go home received a text from Vaughn saying “she flat out lying”! She was confused until Lorie came in and asked Austin if they could talk “woman to woman”. Austin knew immediately that it was about to be some bullshit. Listen, Lorie said coming off with an attitude, he approached me. He said that he wanted to get to know me a little better and that you were kind of boring in bed. So I’ve been sucking him off in his car for the last month because, well you won’t. Austin laughed at the dusty broad and pushed past her, making sure she added enough force to assure that Lorie hit the wall extra hard. Girl God is saving your life tonight, only if this was a few years ago I would’ve snapped your fucking neck. Austin never even looked in Lorie’s direction as she walked to hall leading away from the dressing room like she was in a runway. 

Well I saw it so what should I think, Toni grunted with anger. With a slick smile on five face DaVaughn questioned, what exactly do you think that you saw Tee? You saw your sister who snuck in Aussie room and tried to rape me? DaVaughn spewed his lies with a straight face. Ha, really you have got to be kidding me brah! No what I saw you caressing your hands through her hair as she laid her head in your lap. And as a recall from the motions her head was making in for damn sure she wasn’t napping! Toni stood there staring at DaVaughn waiting for just one sign to snatch him up. However DaVaughn arrogantly ignored her glare, Aussie please pumpkin let me explain. He reached for her hand attempting to pull her out the door. Austin snapped out of her state of shock, get your nasty, whoring, cheating, filthy, lying ass hands off of me! I must really look like a dumb chick to you. You had sex with Toni’s little sister in my bed, where we lay, where we make love? She scoffed, shook her head and attempted to walk out the door, but DaVaughn blocked her. Vaughn I’m telling you get out of my way, she mumbled through her teeth trying to contain herself.

By this time some of their neighbors started looking out their windows to see what was going on. The girls had moved into their condo cul-de-sac a little over a year ago. All of the condos were duplexes separated by driveways and garages. It was about 15 to 20 units on the street that they lived on in the middle class neighborhood. There were a lot of upperclassmen renting condos in this area and many of them knew Austin, Toni and Carrie. Two boys and a girl that also attended Clark Atlanta lived in the connected duplex. John and James were twins and their younger sister Asia were bringing groceries into the house as the ruckus saw going on.

Hey, one of the guys called out, is everything straight? Mind your business my dude, I can handle mine! DaVaughn turned and yelled at their neighbors. The twins began to walk over to their door, but Carrie waved them off. It’s all good guys, but thanks. I’ll call you if I need you. They slowly moved back towards their home keeping their eyes on DaVaughn.  The girls jumped in DaVaughn’s face in unison, boy you ain’t running a damn thing over here they sang out simultaneously! Carrie and Toni stood in front of Austin as if to block him from reaching for her again. You ARE NOT about to make a scene at my home! Austin caught herself yelling and quickly corrected her tone. So your just going to take this, this, this… This what? Toni interrupted? I want you to call me out of my name, oh boy! PLEASE… Say something foul and you already know!

Austin with a look of scattered emotions tattooed on her face, turned around and headed upstairs to her bedroom. She couldn’t take it anymore, she just wanted to close her eyes on this night and wake and it’s all over. She threw her book bag and purse on the floor and climbed into bed, shoes and all! She was exhausted in every way.

Austin was cradled in her bed attempting to hide herself from the outside world continued to be interrupted by the nagging sound of her cell phone vibrating on her purse against the hardwood floor. Maybe they will stop calling. Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, pause. Thank God, they got the hint. Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz. Seriously, clearly I’m not answering the damn phone. Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz. Austin unraveled herself from her fortress of blankets, and blindly searched her dark room for her purse on the floor. After about what seemed like 30 billion calls Austin grumbled into her cell, hello.

He Can’t be Serious (Chapter 2)

Toni sat on top of the washer cradled like a frightened child. She had ninety-eleven emotions running through her body. Did this crazy ass chick just rush me? Damn I was wrong, right? She got me all the way messed up! I should have told her immediately… Is she serious, over a dude!?! And that dude nonetheless! She couldn’t focus on one thought. I should’ve busted in the room and jabbed them both in the face. What kind of friend am I really? Man what a way to spend the last few weeks of your college career. Well clearly our graduation party is cancelled, she thought sarcastically to herself. I am punching him right in the face the moment I see him! 

Unlike Austin, Toni was always ready to go. She was a super hot head with a mouth to match. She had no filter at all. If it was on her mind she was saying it no matter to whom it was being said. She was slightly shorter than Austin, definitely not as top heavy but surely more bottom heavy. She had those hips that older dudes referred to as child bearing and one of those booties that looked like she was a certified cornbread fed Georgia peach. She wore sneakers 85% of the time, a true blue tomboy, having to be forced to wear dresses or even skirts. She was the eldest of three girls who was in the Pork N Bean projects in Miami. Their momma was never at home, always out with their father, who was actually married to another woman, who knew all about their father’s “other” family. 

The sound of the door opening shocked her out of her thoughts. She looked up right into Carrie’s judging eyes. Damn Cee-Cee not right now okay! Toni knew that look. Carrie was the mother figure of the group and loyalty was her first priority. They were to have one another’s back no matter what, up to and including dealing with blood relatives. These three young women had been through a lot in the past couple of years and understood the sad but true fact that blood only made you related, it was love that made you family! And this was another clear indication of just that. 

You are dead dog ass wrong Tee, I mean you couldn’t be more wrong dude! The tears started flowing all over again. I already know that, damn, it’s my sister and well my sister I didn’t know what to do! Toni had been dying on the inside holding on to the scandalous secret. She had went out that night on a blind date that lasted all of fifteen minutes and decided to just come home and do some stock trading instead. She was a finance major, minoring in marketing. She was a stock market genius and at the age of 23 she had a nice portfolio which was paying for her college. You should have punched both of them in the face first of all! Toni shocked beyond belief because Carrie never results to violence. Whoa you are pissed at me too? Nope at all of y’all! DaVaughn is a hoe we all knew that from the start but damn he had us all fooled. He treats her like a princess, he protected us all, man he even goes to church with us. I’m totally at a lose right now. Man this is going to tear a hole in the only family I’ve known for the last two and a half years. 

Carrie’s mother died of breast cancer a few months after the girls met, she’s an only child who never knew her father. She was a beautiful girl and she did not even know it. Carrie was born in Paris. Her mother was spending a year in France studying fashion when she met a man a became pregnant with Carrie. She tried to make it in Paris on her own, because she knew her parents would be disappointed with her. However, by the time Carrie was four months her mom had called her parents and was on a flight back to the states. Carrie because of her haunting green eyes, believed without a doubt her dad was a white man, but couldn’t be sure. It surely wasn’t because her skin tone though, because she was a perfect tone of motherland dark chocolate, completely flawless! So her roommates and their family was her only family. Oh my God Cee-Cee I never even thought about that, Toni dropped her head. That’s the problem you never freaking think, your selfish! Did you really think that it was cool to keep this a secret? Carrie was steaming and it’s serious because she never got angry.

Austin was pacing the floor in her bedroom. She called DaVaughn’s cell 200 times in the last five minutes and he’s not answering. Oh his ass knows she told me, Austin stated out loud, talking only to herself. She probably warned him. Then a light bulb went off in her head and she started dialing. Hey Nori is DaVaughn with you? She called his cousin who is also his roommate. Nah, he just rushed out of the house like something was about to go down. What’s going on Aussie? Your boy is a dirt bag, that’s what! Oh boy, what he do now. This was not the first time that DaVaughn had been unfaithful, but after the last time everyone thought he had enough. Well clearly having your car shot at by one of your little your tramp’s boos was not enough to straighten him out. Nori, had always had a crush on Austin but DaVaughn of course was all over her the moment he saw her. Did you know about the thing with Shyra? Ummm, well, hmm, a little, he cringed with his admitting it. CLICK! 

Aussie, Aussie are you there? Damn, Nori climbed out of the bed and threw some jogging pants over his chiseled legs, a tank on his just right tight chest and back and a cap on his gown man shaven bald head. She is going to murder this dude he said out loud, his voice soft yet baritone echoing through the empty apartment.

Austin was sitting on the edge of the bed shaken, enraged, and confused at the same damn time! She first started to blame herself. I mean what did I think was going to happen, what man in his right mind is going to be faithful to a stripper! I should have did what I said I was going to do and put my heart in a box until after I was done with my bachelors degree. Austin has been dancing at one of the top clubs in Atlanta since her freshman year after going to hang out with some friends and to enter into an amateur night contest. She downed three shots vodka back to back and hopped on the stage. She loved dancing so why not, she thought. She made $458 that night. She was approached by the manager as she leaving the club and was offered a job. She made in 1 night what she makes in a week at her job at the boutique in Hatfield-Jackson International Airport. So of course she said yes! She went from working almost everyday to three to four nights a week. Austin grabbed her book bag stuffed some clothes in it and decided to go hang out at the club and then get a room. She threw on her ripped Arden B jeans, a plain white tee and some wedges, snatched up her purse and her book bag and headed out her room.

Carrie and Toni was sitting in the living room, softly debating the entire situation, as Austin sped through the room to the door attempting her hardest to be invisible. They both looked up at her as though they wanted to talk but the words were stuck in their throats. She looked over at them shook her head and yanked the door open. DaVaughn what in the HELL are you doing here!

He Can’t Be Serious (Chapter 1)

Austin, Toni and Carrie have been roommates for the last two and a half years. They met their sophomore year of college at Clark Atlanta. Austin, a long legged, long hair, honey brown, hood diva was walking through the court yard with her head in her legal research and writing book when she accidentally bumped into Toni. “Ummmm, your bad hoe!”, Toni fired off. She was as feisty as they come, kind of Tom boy-ish but still a gorgeous girl. Toni was average height, but she had a body like a coke bottle… thick in all the right places. Toni you’re tripping dude, it ain’t never that deep Carrie recovered. She was the momma type, peaceful, classy with her soft ebony skin and her stunning green eyes. She looked like one of the girls from America’s Next Top model… like one of the winners! Austin, knowing that she came to Atlanta to get a new start apologized instead of swinging which is what she wanted to do. My apologies… hoe she exclaimed with a smug smile on her face ready for whatever consequences came next. Austin was a fire cracker with a body that you would call thick and thin at the same time. She had nice succulent D cup breast, a toned tummy and a tear drop booty. She wasn’t built a video chick but she was far from skinny. You could tell that her curves were an original masterpiece only nature could provide. Although she didn’t swing she was not going to let the bull just ride. They all stood there standing in front of the CAU suites staring at one another, tension crackling in the air like fireworks on the Fourth of July, no one saying a word, people buzzing around the oblivious to what was about to go down. Then they all exploded into laughter. All three of the black beauties stood there and laughed for what seemed like an eternity. Neither of them could explain it, it was a connection that they’d never experienced with anyone ever before, but from that moment on the were inseparable.

Aussie I have something to tell you and I really don’t even know where to begin. The ladies had just cooked dinner and were setting the table as they always did. Austin looked over at Carrie to see if she knew what was going on. Carrie shrugged her shoulders with silent acknowledgement that she had no idea what Toni was talking about. Okay, so spit it out then, whatcha waiting on. Toni sat there kind of in a daze, her heart was beating in her throat and tears were filling in her eyes. What dude, what is going on, Austin was almost begging her to release this information that was clearly tearing her up inside. Seriously, Tee you are scaring the crap out of me what is going on. Well… let me just say that no matter what happens after this, just know that I have always been open with you. Austin’s already large beautiful dark honey brown almond shaped eyes widen even more. Man look tell me what is going on right now, I not playing guessing games! She had a million different things rolling around in her head. Is she pregnant, sick, going to jail… what? I know that you really feel like you love DaVaughn, Austin’s heart dropped to her toes. And you also know that he is like my big brother. Bitch do not tell me you are sleeping with my man! Austin drop her fork onto her plate and went from concerned to steaming in 2.3 seconds flat. Nah of course not, but Shyra is Toni blurted out as though the words were burning her mouth.  At that very moment it seemed as if the universe paused, like it was sophomore year at Clark and these three young ladies sat at the dinner table staring at one another waiting for it to go down!

Austin slowly pushed her chair back from the table and walked right over to Toni and leaned right in to her personal space. I’m sorry what happened? Your little sister, who comes down here with her nasty ass friends and stay at least twice a month. The one  that I have personally paid for plane tickets, who eat our food, wears my clothes and even sleeps in my bed when I’m not here? You talking about your little sister Shyra that I’ve sent money to on many occasions and tutored over the phone when we didn’t think she was gonna be able to pass her SAT’s? Austin let out a sinister giggle and stepped back. You have come to damn far she told herself. You have not blacked out in so many years she stated calmly in her mind attempting to redirect the storm brewing in her. She attempted to remind herself that she was no longer swinging first. For two and a half years she has been focused on using her words and not her hands to solve things. Carrie jumped between her friends just to assure peace. Look I’ve only known for a few weeks. I caught them in your room while you were at work the last time she was here. Austin’s head tilted as if she was focusing in on her target, her eye’s looked as if they were going to roll right out of her face. What, I’m sorry, my room say what? Tears began to roll down her face, yet she never blinked. Only a few weeks you say, Austin scoffed. So a few is like three weeks right, I mean I’m just trying to grasp the concept of your terminology. Girl, oh Lord Jesus be my strength, girl please tell me your playing! Austin went back and forth from talking to herself and speaking to Toni. What kind of friend are you? He has been over here almost every night chick! And you say nothing… You laugh and smile in my face as if all is well and you say you love me like a sister? But hey blood is thicker than water right? See this is why I never trust anyone because it’s always some type of freaking catch. Jesus please take control…what kind of simple …. Lord please give me strength before I go all the way OFF. Austin pivoted on her toes to head in the opposite direction of her roommat and just as quick she reversed her pivot and lunged at her roommates in full attack mode. She could not contain herself and they couldn’t either. Carrie threw herself in front of the attack attempting to shield both of her roommates , friends, sisters from one another. Broad are you crazy,  Toni screamed trying to get around Carrie. Toni was no punk and would fight whoever, whenever, wherever! I ain’t never scared so let’s make it happen Toni said a she attempted to maneuver around Carrie to get to Austin. Oh bitch don’t ever be scared be aware, be very aware. Carrie used all of her energy to keep the two brawlers separated. The table shook, plates flipped over, wine glasses rolled off the table a scattered against the hardwood floor. Carrie mustard all of the energy, anger and frustration she had and backed Toni into the pantry/washroom of their condo and closed the door and Austin never stopped coming. Really over a man Austin, a man…  And not even a man! A stupid ass boy who never deserved you in the first freaking place! Now back the HELL up! NOW! Austin snapped out of her craze and immediately fell into Carrie’s arms. I know that hate is a strong word but man I really hate him.