“It’s so nice of your aunt to let you take a week off from school,” Kimora said. Sadia, Kimora, and I were currently sitting upstairs in one of the empty bedrooms in my aunts house. They had decided to come over after school to see how I was doing and to give me the homework as well.
“It really is,” I agreed. My aunt had decided it was best for me to take a week off from school to just recover and recuperate for a while. She also wanted to pull me out of my school and enroll me in the one that was about five minutes away from her house, unlike mine which was ten minutes away. I understood why because those assholes there practically tortured me and I was ready to leave for good.
“Your aunt is still trying to get you to leave?” Sadia asked.
“Yeah,” I nodded.
“Can’t blame her for it. I’d pull you out too,” Kimora replied.
“I agree. Those people at are school are just a bunch of low life cockroaches who are miserable and insecure about themselves,” Sadia said.
“Even though that’s how all three of us feel, it’s your choice on whether or not you want to stay. We understand completely and we’ll probably leave with you,” Kimora murmured.
“Really?” I inquired.
“Yep,” Sadia nodded, “My parents might be a little upset, but they’ll understand why I want to do this.”
“Mine won’t be. They’ll understand completely, especially my mom. She almost went up to the school and whooped some ass,” Kimora told me. I wouldn’t put it past Kimora’s Mom to do that or be that angry.
“My mom was going to join her,” Sadia chuckled. Sadia and Kimora’s Mom weren’t anything to play with because they would both whoop your ass in a second if you ever gave them an attitude.
“I don’t doubt it,” I smiled. We all laughed together at the thoughts of Kimora’s Mom and Sadia’s Mom going up to the school ready to fight any and everybody.
"Are you going to leave?" Sadia asked.
"Yeah I am. It's what's best for me," I responded.
"Good. I'm leaving too," Kimora nodded.
"And me too," Sadia chimed in. I'm lucky to have two friends like these two because they would ride for me until the wheels fall of and vice versa.
"Have you thought about seeing somebody to talk to about this?" Kimora questioned.
"No, but my aunt feels that it is best that I do," I answered. She was very adamant that I go and see somebody to talk to about this, which I agreed on. She was delighted to know that I wanted to do this and assured me, along with my grandmother, that it was the best decision that I made for myself.
"And what's gonna happen to your sister?" Sadia asked. That was something I didn't have the answer to at all. My aunt assured me that Valerie will be taken care of and told me to focus on getting better.
"Don't know," I answered.
"Maybe she'll go to military school," Kimora remarked.
"She needs to go somewhere," Sadia muttered.
"The end of my fist is a better place for her," Kimora replied.
"The end of my boot is even better," Sadia added. Their comments made me laugh because they hated my sister with a passion and I could not blame them at all. Valerie has been awful to me through all these years and even joined in on the abuse. Hopefully, she won't be staying the same place as me because I don't think I'll be able to handle it at all.
"Is she going to be staying at your aunt's house?" Sadia asked.
"No. Our aunt told me that she's going to live with our great aunt in Florida. She said that it's best if we were separated," She responded.
"I'm glad that she's not going to be near you at all. Going to jail for beating her up is not on my bucket list," Kimora informed.
"You couldn't stop yourself from doing it before," Sadia told her.
"No I couldn't, but the downside is that she thinks she can talk reckless to me, even though I whooped her ass so bad that she had to miss school for three days," Kimora replied. That ass whooping was so legendary that a lot of people from our school didn't dare to try and fight Kimora. There have been a few that tried, but they got sent to the nurse's office with two black eyes and a whole lot of shame.
My sister did have a black eye, but she didn't have any shame afterwards. She should have considering how Kimora was on her like a damn lion. Sadia still has the video to this day and whips it out for shits and giggles.
"Anyways, I guess prom is a bust for the three of us," Kimora sighed.
"It is, but who cares. Prom at that school wouldn't have been fun anyway," Sadia told her.
"You're right. We can get a hotel room with my mom's help and have our own fun. How does that sound?" Kimora suggested, smiling. The idea of just totally skipping prom was a nice one that I was willing to do. Prom would have been nice to attend, but skipping it sounds so much better. I'm sure that my aunt will agree.
"If our moms and your aunt still want us to take pics, then we can get some dresses or whatever and take pictures," Sadia said.
"That sounds like a good plan," I smiled.
"Okay. We're officially not going to prom and we're going to just get a hotel room so we can have some fun," Kimora confirmed.
"Let's make sure that it's a nice one," Sadia gushed.
"How nice?" I asked.
"Either Hilton or Candler nice," Kimora responded.
"That can be arranged by me," Sadia grinned.
"How so?" Kimora and I asked in unison.
"Because I'll ask my dad to do it. He'll be happy to," Sadia smiled.
"All we need now is just a list of snacks, drinks, and food we want to eat," I spoke up.
"Matching pajamas?" Kimora asked, pointing to us.
"Definitely," I responded.
"Of course," Sadia said. The three of of us continued planning what we were going to do the night of prom and I had to say that this plan was the best one I've heard for a long time. I'm glad to have these two as my best friends and I wouldn't change it for the world.
"You guys want to invite Xander and the boys for dinner and whatnot?" Kimora questioned.
"Sure. That sounds fun," I nodded.
"I'm down with it," Sadia agreed.
"Cool. I'll text Alejandro our plans and see if they're down with it," Kimora informed us.
"Hassan told me that he might skip prom. He doesn't feel like going this year," Sadia said.
"Really? Why?" I questioned.
"Something about not enjoying it while we aren't at the school anymore, which I totally understand," Sadia responded. That was actually sweet of him considering how we've only known each other for such a short time.
"Alejandro said the same too and I can't blame him," Kimora added.
"If they want to join us, then they can. They have to get a separate room because you guys know how Kyle, Eric, and your dads are," I said. The two of them groaned in irritation at the mention of their dads and how they would feel if we were in a room with boys.
"Don't remind me," Kimora grumbled.
"Me too," Sadia rolled her eyes.
"I've already sex. What's the big deal?" Kimora griped.
"You had sex. That's a mortal sin in the eyes of every father who has a daughter," Sadia explained.
"It truly is," I nodded.
"Nothing is about to go down between Alejandro and I," Kimora rolled her eyes.
"Who said anything about the two of you?" I cocked an eyebrow. Kimora turned her head to side and ignored that question. My eyes narrowed at her.
"Spill it," I hissed.
"She's right. Spill," Sadia crossed her arms.
"Spill? What am I spilling?" Kimora nervously laughed, rubbing the back of her neck. Sadia and I exchanged knowing looks with each other. Something was up between her and Alejandro. The way she was acting was very telling of that fact.
When she realized that we weren't letting up, she let out a deep sigh.
"Fine. Alejandro and I may have been flirting a little bit," She confessed in a low voice.
"WHAT?!?!" Sadia and I exclaimed in unison.
"Yeah. This started a couple days ago to be honest," Kimora informed us.
"And you didn't think to tell us?" I asked.
"No because you're already dealing with so much and I didn't think this was as important," She answered.
"What about Kyle?" Sadia questioned.
"I'm gonna be real honest with you two. Things between Kyle and I were great, but I started to feel like this has run its course to be honest. I'm upset that he's ignoring me and whatnot, but this relationship is done for," Kimora responded.
"Have you said any of this to him at all?" I questioned.
"No. He's ignoring me, remember?" Kimora answered. As upset as I am at this new information because a) she's dating my brother, b) she's my best friend, and c) she's emotionally cheating, it's not my place to say anything or push her to do anything either. She's the one who got into this situation and she's the one who is going to get herself out of it.
"I'm upset with you because you're breaking my brother's heart and because you know better, but all I can say is that whatever decision you make, I'll support it. That goes for any type of situation," I explained.
"Thanks, Marley," She smiled softly,
"I feel the same as Marley, but why Alejandro? He seems like the type to just hop from one girl to the next," Sadia said.
"The way he carries himself is just fine as hell and he is fine as hell too. Not to mention when he speaks Spanish too," Kimora gushed dreamily. That's one thing I can agree with Kimora about when it comes to Alejandro. He's fine as hell and he carries himself so well that it's hard to not notice. If I wasn't crushing on Xander, then I sure as hell would be crushing on him.
When he does speak Spanish, it just sounds real nice to hear. I could listen to him for hours on end without ever knowing what he's saying.
"Maybe I see why you like him. I'd be all over him too," Sadia sheepishly smiled.
"Ha! See?" Kimora chortled.
"Alejandro isn't a bad catch, but you still need to tell my brother," I responded.
"I was thinking of doing it today," She told me.
"Really?" I questioned.
"It's better to rip the band-aid off now," She replied.
"Good luck," I said.
"Thanks," She smiled faintly.
"If things go south, then we can get some ice cream and have a girls' day," Sadia suggested.
"Thanks, guys. I don't know what I'd do without you," Kimora pulled us both into a hug.
"Fall into the pits of despair," I remarked.
"Be miserable," Sadia commented.
"Shut up," Kimora hissed. The three of us broke into a fit of giggles.
It was nice to talk to these two like this and be able to enjoy myself without worrying about my parents or Valerie stopping my fun completely. I hope there are more days to come where I'm enjoying myself with my two best friends and I'm sure that there will be plenty in the future.