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SistaGirlz Book #3 Neva Saw It Comin': Raven & Imani's Story picks up where ILLUSIONS leaves off just as Meeka runs into her son's father shortly after his return home from jail.
I only had one bus to catch to get to the MetroLink, which let me off a few blocks from the apartment. The bus and MetroLink were uneventful. It was the walk home that started my drama.
“TaMeeka! TaMeeka!” From behind me came a familiar yet unwanted male voice. I turned to come face to face with my baby daddy, Darius Price.
Without hesitation, I turned back around to go home. However, Darius grabbed my arm to slow my roll. “TaMeeka, wait! Aren’t you even happy to see me?”
“Not as happy as one of your hoochies would be,” I said as I snatched my arm away before continuing on my walk. “Why don’t you call one of them?!”
“Hold up, TaMeeka!” Darius demanded as he stopped me at the corner and grabbed my arm again. “I want to talk to you.” When he slid his hand down to mine, his fingers met with my wedding ring. “Whoa! Who’d you steal that rock from?!”
“I didn’t steal it,” I said calmly as I pulled my hand away. “I got married.”
“Whaaat? Fa’ real?” Darius said as he put a hand to his mouth. “Oh, dayum! It’s like that, huh?”
“Yeah, it’s like that, Darius,” I said smugly. “I have a good man and my son has a good father.”
“Demetrius always had a good father, TaMeeka!” Darius replied in a hurt tone. “I did the best that I could for our son.”
“Yeah, Darius. You did real good getting your ass arrested, leaving me alone to raise my baby!” I pointed out. “Not to mention all the hoes that called the house looking for you after you got locked up. Thanks a fuckin’ lot!”
“What hoes, Chocolate Drop?” Darius asked in disbelief as he tried to pull me to him for a hug. “TaMeeka, you are the only lady in my life.”
“Right! That’s why Bianca, Nikki, Kisha and Lisa called for you, cuz they were also the only ladies in your life,” I said as I thought back on the memory. “Not to mention the countless others!”
“Aww, Chocolate Drop, I’m sorry. How come you never told me that happened?” Darius asked as I pushed him away from me.
“Get your hands off me, Darius! And quit calling me ‘Chocolate Drop’!” I said as I jerked away, throwing myself into the street. Just as I regained my balance, a car was headed in my direction. The driver, who was trying to make the light before it changed, came dangerously close to me. Grabbing my hands, Darius pulled me back onto the sidewalk and into his arms just moments before the car would’ve hit me.
As my breathing and heart rate eased back down to normal, Darius said, “You can’t say I never did anything for you, TaMeeka.”
I looked up at Darius and almost allowed myself to get lost in his hazel brown bedroom eyes. He was the epitome of a Bad Boy as he stood there in a white wife beater shirt, baggy jeans, Timberland boots and his hair in cornrow braids. Darius’ arms were always well developed and through his shirt, I could see that his abs were perfectly cut. He was the type of man I always fell for and the same type that always broke my heart.
Realizing that I, a happily married woman, was in the arms of a former lover in a public place, I abruptly pushed Darius away from me.
Harshly, I said, “Thanks. Now if only you could’ve helped me with my son instead of being a juvenile delinquent.”
“Yeah, but you loved that thug life, didn’t cha?” Darius said with a wink.
When he flashed a quick grin, I didn’t see the gold caps he used to have on his two front teeth.
“When did you do that?” I asked, unconsciously reaching for his cheek.
“After I got out, I had them removed,” Darius admitted with a smile. “I’m trynna clean up my life, TaMeeka. Not just for me but for you and our son. Every chance I got, I sent what I could to you and the baby. All I wanted in return were pictures.” Darius’ expression softened as he pleaded with me. “I’ve been locked up for three and a half years and haven’t seen my son since the day before I went in. All I know is he’s in the 1st grade, he’s very smart and looks just like you and I got all that from Momz. Just ran into her down at the shop where you used to get your hair done. Do you still go there?” he asked as he reached for one of my shoulder length braids.
Swiping Darius’ hand away from me, I stated firmly, “Darius, thank you for helping me just now and back then. But from now on, stay out of my life. Like I said, my son has a good father and I want to keep it that way.”
“I’m Demetrius’ daddy, TaMeeka!” said Darius angrily. “I don’t give a fuck if that nigga put a ring on your finger or puts your ass in a mansion. Demetrius is my son and I don’t want him calling anybody else ‘Daddy’! Ya hear me?!”
“If another man steps in and provides for my child financially, physically, emotionally and mentally, THAT man deserves to be called Daddy!” I said before I once again walked away to go home.
“Demetrius is my son, too, TaMeeka! Mine, ya hear me?” screamed Darius as I left him on that street corner. Incidentally, it was the same corner where he and I met years ago as teenagers.
SistaGirlz: an Urban Fairy Tale book series contains strong language, graphic sexual content and is intended for MATURE READERS ONLY (ages 18 and older)
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SistaGirlz Book 3
NEVA SAW IT COMN': RAVEN & IMANI'S STORY
What happened to Rachael's mother? Will Kayla come back and stir up more trouble? Will Raven and Imani find luck in their love lives? Read NEVA SAW IT COMIN' to find out what happens next to the SistaGirlz!!
Starring: Raven Powers, Imani Powers, Vincent Wheeler, Brian St. James, Rachael Wallace, Meeka James