“When are you going to tell him?” Jasmine asked me for the millionth time. “I mean you can’t keep expecting your sister to keep your secret for you.”
“I know that Jazz Hands! I’ll tell him soon okay. I just…I want to enjoy this okay,” I said. Everyone: Jazz, Maxxie, Lina, and my mother all kept saying I need to tell Mikey about Dev especially now that we were official. I knew that and I know misleading him was wrong, but I just couldn’t bring myself to tell him. I’m by no means ashamed of my son because he is the most important thing to me in this world. I just…I don’t want to lose Mikey.
“Look Jazz I’ve gotta go okay. Mikey will be here any second.” I hung up the phone. It had bee a week since the two of us started dating and we were going out on a date today. It was Saturday and my Dad had taken Dev to a play date over at one of his classmate’s house.
“Okay, just remember what I said okay,” she said to me.
“Okay. Bye.” I hung up the phone and went to the mirror to fix my hair and looked at my outfi. Right as I started working on it my phone rang again. I sighed and answered it without looking to see who it was.
“Hello,” I said in an irritated voice.
“Damn that’s how you answer the phone now adays?” a female voice said on the other end of the line.
“Umm…who is this?” I asked confused. I pulled the phone away from my ear and saw a 202 number that I didn’t recognize.
“Wooooow move away for three years and you don’t even recognize your best friend’s voice moe?!” she said.
My eyes got big as I slowly began to realize who this was. “Tori?!” I shrieked into the phone.
“Well duh,” she said with a laugh.
“Oh my gosh how are you? Where are you? Wait, how’d you get my number?” I asked quickly. I was super confused. If she had my number did that mean that Derrick had it too. Would he be calling me soon?
“Chill aight moe. I’m good, I’m still in DC and Isaiah gave it to me when I ran into him like a week or two ago,” she said.
“Wait…my cousin Isaiah?”
“Yeah I saw him when I went around your old neighborhood. He told me you were out in Cali, gave me your number and he told me something,” she said.
I swallowed hard. “Oh yeah…what’d he tell you?”
“That you went and had a baby on me. When were you going to tell me?! Like damn I thought we were best friends. I mean up and leaving without so much as saying something is one thing but you went out to Cali and had a baby! Who’s the dad? Some sexy Cali nigga out there?” she said.
So Isaiah told her about Dev but didn’t tell her that he was Derrick’s son. At least he kept that part to himself. Then again he might not know who the father is. Only a couple of people in my family did.
“Sorry mama I just…a lot happened you know and my dad,” I started but she stopped me.
“You know what enough said. Enrique Vidal explains everything,” she said.
I laughed. She knew my father too damn well. “Look Tori we definitely have to catch up but,” I started but the sound of a horn stopped me, “I’ve got to go. I have a date.”
“Ooooo ok ok go ahead. Do you boo. I see you. Call me later okay,” she said.
“Okay I will. Send me a picture.”
“Okay you do the same. Bye girl,” she said.
“Wait!” I yelled before she could hang up the phone. “Did…ummm did you…ummm.” For some reason I couldn’t get out what I wanted to say.
“Spit it out Cori. I know it’s about Derrick,” she said.
“Did…did you give him my number?” I asked biting my bottom lip.
“I offered it, but…he said he didn’t want it,” she said.
“Oh…ok,” I said. I said bye and hung up the phone. I had to admit I was sort of hurt. Maybe it was really for the best. I guess he really had moved on.
I shook the thoughts from my head as I heard the doorbell ring. I grabbed my bag and ran down the steps. Since my dad wasn’t here I told Mikey that he could pick me up in front of the house. When I opened the door up he was staring back at me with a smile on is face.
“Hey baby girl,” he said leaning in for a kiss. I couldn’t help but smile as his lips touched mine.
I pulled away and said, “Hey. You ready?”
Instead of answering he grabbed my hand and walked me to his car. He opened the door for me. “Aww such a gentleman,” I said.
“Just don’t tell anybody, it could ruin my reputation,” he said chuckling.
He went to the other side and climbed in. He told me before that wherever we were going was a surprise. He held my hand the entire drive as looked out of the window and thought about my conversation with Tori. I would have to tell her. She was my best friend. I loved her like a sister. This whole thing was starting to get out of control.
“Bae…bae we’re here,” he said snapping me out of my trance. Damn that drive went by fast and know we were in the car for at least an hour. I looked out to see we were at the go-cart track.
“Oh my gosh are you serious right now?” I asked excitedly. I had jut been saying how much I wanted to go go-cart racing.
“Yeah I figured that since your dad won’t let you drive a real car, this was the next best thing,” he said.
“Well technically the next best thing would be you letting me drive your truck,” I said.
He looked at me like I was crazy. Uh no nobody drives my truck but me,” he said.
I pouted and he sighed. “Ok…ok we’ll see,” he said.
I smiled and threw my arms around his neck. “Either way baby this is amazing. Thank you,” I said as I pressed my forehead to his. I kissed him and his hands moved to my hips. Before he could get too into the kiss I pulled away and hopped out the car.
“TEASE!” he yelled causing me to laugh.
I waited for him to get out of his truck and we walked to the ticket booth. He paid for everything even though I had some money that my dad had given me. He wouldn’t even let me take it out.
By the time it was all said and done I think I liked Ty even more. We both won 2 races a piece. On the last race we had for the tie breaker he beat me. I swear I didn’t even see him zoom past me around that last corner. He kept sneaking little kisses and everything. It was all just really cute. Definitely the best date ever.
“So do you always treat your girls like this?” I asked with a teasing smile as I leaned against his truck.
“Naw,” he said. I gave him a look and he shrugged. “I’m serious. I’ve never actually taken a girl on a real date before or nothing like that. All my other relationships were mostly about fucking. Actually…there were no other relationships besides Chyna. Every other girl I messed with was just a jump off. Even with Chyna I only ever took her to the movies. The only reason I even gave her the title of girlfriend was because she pressed me out about it so bad.”
I looked at him for a second. “So what’s so different about me?” I asked.
He looked me in my eyes for a second before answering. “You’re special…you’re worth more.”
I smiled and blushed as I looked away. “And to prove it,” he said holding up his keys. My eyes got big and my mouth dropped open. He was really about to let me drive his truck??? I snatched the keys out of his hand, kissed his cheek and then opened the door.
He chuckled as he climbed into the passenger seat. “Chill bae. I’m only letting you drive to get the food. I’m driving back to your house.”
“Driving is driving,” I said giving him a look as I started up the car.
As we drove towards In N Out burger I could tell Ty was nervous. It was cute, but technically I was the one driving this big thing! We made it there safely though.
“Don’t get nothing with onions!” Ty said to me right before I ordered onions on my sandwich. I rolled my eyes and finished placing the order.
“So you wanna eat it in the car or go to my house?” Ty asked as he handed me the money to pay for the food.
“No we can go to my house,” I said. He looked at me with unsure eyes. “Look my dad won’t be home for awhile okay. He’s working late.”
“If you say so,” he said.
We got our food and then pulled over to the side to switch seats. As we met around on the driver side of the car he leaned down to give me a kiss.
“Really Ty? You never let me drive your truck but you let the pre-schooler do it?” we heard a voice say. We both looked up to see Chyna standing in front of us with 2 other girls. One of them looked really familiar.
Mikey sighed. “Chyna don’t start this,” he said.
“Start what? Oh you dating this lil girl now? Huh?” she asked him. The look on her face said she was hurt and pissed off.
“Mikey…come on let’s just go before the food gets cold,” I said tugging on his arm.
“Mikey? You got her fucking calling you Mikey? Lil ass bitch,” she said shaking her head.
I snapped my head in her direction. “Look, I understand you’re upset, but that’s the last time you call me out my name okay. My name is Cori, not little ass girl, little girl, pre-schooler or little bitch,” I said snapping at her.
Yeah I was a quiet girl, but there’s only so much disrespect that I’m willing to take. Ty whispered in my ear for me to get into the truck. I shot one more look at Chyna before I got into the truck like he said. He climbed into the driver’s seat and we headed towards my house leaving them all standing there.
I was so livid. He was really dating that little hoe. Like how could he do this to me? I didn’t think he’d actually go there. And then he was letting her drive his truck and kissing her in public. He never did shit like that with me. The smile on his face when he looked at her made me fucking sick.
“Wait wait wait…that’s the girl he’s dating?” Lola’s cousin Renee said with a weird look on her face.
“Yeah. Remember that’s the girl who’s picture you sent me when Ty showed up at your school,” I said. Renee went to that all girls’ school too.
“Yeah, but I thought he was just fucking the easy hoe,” she said. “I didn’t think he’d try and wife her nasty ass.
“Wait what you mean?” I asked her.
“You mean you don’t know?” she asked me with big eyes.
“Obviously not Renee! Now spit it out,” Lola said.
“Well okay so she moved here 3 years ago from DC right. Well word has it she moved for a specific reason and it turns out that it’s true.”
“Well what was the reason?” I asked.
“Cause she was pregnant,” Renee said smirking.
“Wait how do you know?” I asked.
“Cause when she started in the middle of the second semester our freshman year she was showing. First we just thought she was fat but as the semester when on she kept getting bigger until we figured it out.”
“So who’s the father?” Lola asked.
Renee shrugged. “None of us know. Probably some dirty nigga back in DC.”
My eyes lit up as my wheels started turning. No way in hell Ty knew about this. I knew he didn’t want kids, at least not right now. I’d gotten pregnant over the summer and as soon as I told him he took me to the clinic. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t want a baby and stretch marks and shit, there was no way in hell Ty was trying to raise her kid if he wasn’t even willing to have his own. That shit hurt when he took me to the clinic, but he was there every step of the way. Now it was time to return the favor and get back what was mine.
“You okay?” Mikey asked me as we pulled up to the house.
“Yeah I’m fine,” I said climbing out of the truck. He had parked on the opposite side of the street. I crossed the street with him behind me carrying the food and unlocked the front door.
“We can chill down here in the living room,” I said tossing my purse on the chair and sitting on the couch.
“What I can’t go up to your room?” he asked with a sly smirk.
“Ha no you pushing it,” I said giggling.
He shrugged and sat down next to me on the couch. We scarfed down our food in silence. I didn’t even realize how hungry I was until I was finished eating. The entire time, Ty’s phone kept ringing. I already knew it was Chyna cause he refused to answer it.
"Aye go get your laptop real quick," he said. I looked at him funny and then went upstairs to get it.
I opened up the internet so he wouldn’t see the picture of me and Dev. “Why you need it?”
"So we can make you a twitter stupid. I’m tired of talking bout you and not being able to at you all the time," he said chuckling.
I rolled my eyes and typed in the twitter address and registered for an account. “Okay done.”
"What’s your name?"
"Redd2thaCor," I said laughing.
He shook his head. “Corny ass.”
Suddenly my mentions went off.
@Tyga: Aye ya’ll go follow my baby boo @Redd2thaCor, she new to twitter so let’s get her followers up
"Aww thanks bae," I said closing my laptop.
We snuggled up on the couch as I flipped through the channels. I landed on 106 & Park. They were showing Nicki Minaj video since she was on the show premiering a new one.
“I’m gonna be on their one day,” he said as I laid my head on his chest.
“Yeah okay,” I said giggling.
“Naw I’m serious Red. Me, Chris and Trey all into the music shit. Honey too,” he said.
“For real?” I asked and he nodded. “So when do I get to hear ya’ll?”
“Soon. I promise. I can spit bars though so you know your boy gonna make it.”
“Well you gonna remember me when you get all big and famous?”
“Of course I am,” he said as he placed a finger under my chin and tilted my head back.
Our lips connected and I felt myself melt into him. He sucked on my bottom lip lightly and I moaned into his mouth. I pulled him closer to me and repositioned myself so that I was straddling his lap. My hands were rubbing the back of his neck as his hands traveled down to my waist. He squeezed it tightly as if he didn’t want to let me go. I moved from his lips to his ear and bit it lightly. I’d discovered that was his spot when we were making out earlier in the week. He bit his bottom lip and I could feel him getting hard beneath me.
“You better stop before you start something you can’t finish,” he said in a whisper as his lips met my neck. It was my turn to bite my bottom lip now to keep from moaning.
“But you started it,” I said before letting out a gasp.
“Oh yeah,” he chuckled.
His lips came back up to mine and attacked them hungrily. I parted my lips to let his tongue in and he tangled it with mine. I sucked on his tongue lightly as I started grinding my hips into his lap. I could feel my panties getting wet. He used his hands to guide my hip movements. I let a moan out as I felt how big he was through his jeans.
“He wants to come out and play,” he said in-between kisses.
I was so tempted to unbutton his jeans and see what he was working with. I think I was even more turned on than I was that day at his house. I gripped the back of his neck with one hand as I reached the other in his pants. I went through his boxers and gripped him in my hand. I started massaging it as he grunted and tried to keep his hips still.
Suddenly I heard keys jiggling in the front door. I jumped off of Mikey with speed I didn’t know I had.
“Shit that’s my dad,” I said. I fixed my shirt and my bottoms. Ty quickly zipped his pants back up and buttoned them. I looked at the clock. My dad was early. He was supposed to be just now getting off work and going to get Dev. Oh snap Dev! Did he have him with him???
We had enough time to get ourselves together because the living room isn’t right at the front door. By the time my dad came around the corner Ty and I didn’t look like we had been doing anything. My dad didn’t even notice Ty at first because he wasn’t looking up. He was looking at the mall he’d gotten from out front.
“Hey sweetheart I was just stopping by before I had to go get…” he started but he stopped once he looked up and saw Ty sitting next to me on the couch.
“Ummm…hi pai. This is…” I said but he cut me off.
“What the hell is he doing in this house?” he asked sharply. I flinched at the tone in his voice. IT was the same tone he’d had when I’d told him I was pregnant.
“This is Ty…I mean Michael. Michael this is my dad Enrique Vidal.”
“Nice to meet you sir,” Ty said standing up and going over to shake his hand. My dad looked at it like it was infected or something.
“Young lady what is this hoodlum doing in my house?” my dad asked me.
“Daddy! Don’t talk about him like that!” I said shocked.
“No. Young man I want you out of my house. Don’t you ever set foot in this house again and stay away from my daughter,” my father’s voice boomed.
“But dad we’re just friends!” I said. Okay not the complete truth but it was better than nothing.
“The hell you are!” my father said.
Ty’s face hardened and he turned to me. I gave him an apologetic look as he grabbed his keys off of the coffee table and what was left of his soda. He put his phone in his pocket.
“I’ll call you later okay,” he said to me before kissing me on my forehead. My father gave him a hard look as Ty left the house.
As soon as the door shut the tears started streaming down my face. “How could you embarrass me and treat him like that daddy?” I asked.
“How dare you disrespect my house and have that hood nigga in here?” he asked me. My mouth dropped open. I’d never heard my dad say that before.
“If you just got to know him daddy,” I started but he cut me off.
“I don’t have to get to know him. I took one look at him and already knew everything he was about. All those tattoos, do you really think he’s going to do anything with his life?! He’s going to be running the streets forever. All he wants to do is get what’s between your legs before he moves on to the next innocent girl!” he yelled at me.
“He’s not like that! Mikey cares about me and I care about him!” I yelled back.
“Lower your voice when you’re talking to me young lady. You don’t understand. You’re too trusting. You’re just a child.”
“I am not a child! I am a mother and I’m old enough to make my own decisions!” I yelled at him.
“And that’s what got you in this mess in the first place: making the decision to open your legs!” my father yelled at me.
I gasped and my hands flew to my mouth as my bottom lip began to tremble. The tears fell out of my eyes faster. “That’s what this is about isn’t it? You’re still punishing me for what happened with Derrick?”
My father just looked at me. “I’m sorry daddy. How many times do I have to say I’m sorry? But I loved Derrick and he loved me and you would’ve known that if your had listened to me three years ago dammit and I refuse to apologize because my son is the best and hardest thing that has ever happened to me. Mommy understood that and she still does. She loves Mikey like her own son.”
“What do you mean? Your mother knows about this?” he asked. He looked hurt.
I wrapped my arms around myself and nodded. “He’s one of Lina’s best friends.”
“Your mother doesn’t know what’s best for you. I do. I’m your father and I’m telling you to stay the hell away from him!” he yelled at me his face hardening. “What about Dev? Does he know about him?”
I shook my head. “And what do you think he’s going to do when he finds out you have a son? He’s going to run from you. I’m trying to save you from being heartbroken again Corietta you have to understand that. Just like with that other good for nothing boy,” he said.
I shook my head and looked back up at him. My vision was blurred from the tears. “No…no you’re not doing this for me you’re doing it for yourself just like you did the last time. If anyone has broken my heart pai it was you. Not Derrick…not Mikey…you.”
I turned around and ran up the steps to my room slamming the door behind me. I pulled my phone out and dialed Lina’s number.
“Hello,” she said into the phone.
“Lina, mana can you come get me please? I…I can’t stay here I just can’t,” I said trying to stop myself from crying so hard.
“Of course. I’m on my way.”