The night it all started
I didn't genuinely understand boxing and I had no interest in it. I would rather be stuck in bed, watching New Girl. But I couldn't say no to Natalia. She was gonna be here alone.
We walked into a crowd building. I was so fixated by the people, that I didn't even see Natalia get in line. I expeditiously rush over to her.
"When you first came here, how was it?" I say nudging Natalia. Damn she's dependent on that damn phone.
"It was ok," she says looking back at her phone.
I look at the ring then I look back at Natalia.
"What's so bad about this place?" I say, tapping my foot and gnawing my lip.
"It's just.... plethora of blood,"Natalia says looking at me. I furrow my eyebrows. She perpetuates,"I understood why my mom freaked out after hearing he was doing this."
She pauses then says "Taking after my dad. But he's a 19 years old he can handle himself."
She then looks back down at her phone. I nod acceding with her. I looked past the line to find a guy walking by with a bruised jaw. I make a face of repulsiveness and cringe at the site. "Damn." I whisper to Natalia. Natalia looks up and comes close to me. "Yea what I saw was worst....This guy broke his leg." I shake my head and furrow my eyebrows, already wanting this to end.
"But the good part is there are some good looking men here." Natalia smiles at me. I look at her with disgust. She must not be talking about some of the guys boxing. It smells like sweaty balls.
"Ew aren't the men here like 37." Natalia rolls her eyes.
"No there are some 20 year olds." I scoff and shake my head.
"What?!" She yells looking at me. I shrug my shoulders. She hits my shoulder and focuses back on her phone. "That's just me."
She perpetuates by saying,"Hey I don't come after you."
I laugh and cross my arms over my chest. "Well because I don't think like you."Natalia pushes me causing me to trip a bit.
"Next!" The lady yells from behind the table. She had curly brown hair and long maroon nails. She chewed loudly on gum whilst tapping the table.
"Hi we are here and we have tickets." Natalia hands her the tickets.
The lady grabs the tickets and takes a while checking the list. She finally stamps it and hands us back our tickets.
"Thank you" Natalia grabs the tickets and stuffs it into her pocket.
"Here's your seat numbers." The lady say showing us our seats on her chart. After we both got our seat numbers, we sat down.
The seats were just right. We weren't too close to the fight but we could still see. I especially didn't wanna be proximate to discern the blood. But Natalia insisted that we have close seats.
I grow of boredom and ask Natalia,"When is this gonna start?"
"6:30." She says checking the time on her phone.
It was 6:25. After 5 minutes the show commenced. Within a few minutes it got truculent. My body ached from seeing all the blood and punching. Soon, Natalia's brother emerged. His boxing attire was a pair of red and gold boxers. To consummate his look, he added a robe in white.
We both jumped up and cheered.
"Yah Nathaniel" Natalia yells. He glances at her. He shook his head and furrowed his eyebrows. She laughed then sat.
Conclusively, Nathaniel finished his match. Natalia had thought he would lose but he didn't. He was only left with a bleeding nose. Nathaniel gets off the ring and the referee rushes with a microphone.
The referee then announced,"Last match people."
Natalia a grabs my arm, guiding outside. "Ok it's time for us to go." I look back at the ring.
"Why are we leaving there's one more person?" Natalia doesn't budge. "We need to leave now."
I gesture and take after her. I turn to take one final look at the mans tattooed arm. Then I expeditiously focused back on Natalia, leaving the sweat scent building.
Later at the house
Natalia and I sat in her room watching Jane the Virgin. We both were in awe as we saw Jane proposing to Micheal. I faced towards her with tear eyes.
"I don't like Micheal but shit this is cute." We both turned towards the front door after hearing the bell ring.
"Shit." Natalia says as she looks at me.
"My brother and his friend are here." I frowned at her. " Sorry I forgot."Natalia pauses the tv show and gets off the bed.
I looked at her for a few seconds then rolled my eyes. We both ran down stairs. As we walk up to Nathan, I hear sudden movements in the kitchen.
"Good job brother," Natalia says patting his back. "Thanks," he says smiling.
Natalia then touches his nose, causing him to flinch. "Next time try to block your opponent from making your nose bleed." He frowns, hitting her hand.
"Why did you say my name?" He holds onto his nose with a towel. "I'm the jaw breaker" He mumbles from behind the towel.
Natalia throws her head back, laughing. "What the fuck kind of name is that?"
I was curious about Nathaniel's friend. So I told Natalia that I was going to the kitchen. I left them fighting and walked in. I freeze when I see a very muscular body behind the fridge. I gradually strolled towards the man, and hesitated to talk.
"Who are you?" I say softly.
He looks up from the fridge and bites his apple. He looked at me up and down, grinning . Then swallows his piece of apple and says...
"I'm Nathaniel's friend, Lorenzo."
My legs became wobbly. Shit... he was easy on the eyes. His voice was husky yet velvety. I also couldn't help but look at his built. His whole body was ripped and his height about 6,4. His hazel eyes glimmer with interest. I observed as he slowly admired my legs.
"Who are you?" He closes the fringe and walks to sit at the dinner table.
"I'm Natalia's best friend, Kara." I walk towards him.
"I haven't seen many of Natalia's friends but she didn't say she had one that was beautiful." I smiled at him and looked away.
"Thanks." Natalia peeks around the corner.
"Girl! let's go upstairs already." I nod my head then looked back at Lorenzo, who still has his eyes on me.
"Goodnight, Lorenzo." I wave, walking away. From the glance from my side view.....he was looking at my ass. I quickly ran upstairs.
I still had the image of her in my mind. She had big brown eyes, and black curly hair. She was radiating when she smiled. It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. My thoughts are hindered when I hear Nathan call me. "I'm coming." I walk into the living room. I pause to ask him a question. "Hey dude you didn't tell me Natalia had a hot friend."
"Kara?" He stops and faces me. "Yea." I slightly hit the back of his head. Nathan shakes his head and chuckles. "Kara is in high school." I widen my eyes then furrow my eyebrows. "Isn’t she of age?" I asked. “She’s one year younger. She turns 19 in like two days.”
"I think we should stick to women our age and older," Nathan says unpausing the game and handing me a controller. I grab it and sit.
I grab some chips, playing the game.
Nathan shakes his head. "I honestly don't really care right now." He snickers and precedes to play the game. I could not focus the whole night. Kara was on my mind the whole entire time.
𝐈 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐒𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐒 𝐖𝐄𝐈𝐑𝐃. 𝐋𝐄𝐎 𝐈𝐒 19 𝐘𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐒 𝐎𝐋𝐃.