Coming home after finishing up a class at Seattle university. I got out of my car and closed the door. I headed up the steps and opened the front door and entered my house. Closing the door behind me I people talking from afar. I walk slowly to the living room curious about what’s going on. I found my Father and three other guys. These guys look weird like they are cute but not my type of cute. One guy was in a suit and tie while the others were dressed casually. I left for 4 hours for school to come back home to the bullshit my father has planned. I wonder what this is about?
“Aaliyah, baby girl glad you came back home early. I want you to meet these guys. This is Cole, Ryan, and Zane”.
Cole looks aren’t bad. Standing tall, he has short neck, slanted shoulders, toned arms and large hands. a well-defined waist and bony hips, strong legs, and large feet. He has a lean face with a cleft chin with a handlebar mustache, and his little, alert eyes are hazel. His nose is large and he has angled lips. His particularly noticeable features are his intense gaze, his beauty mark.
Ryan features are just not it. Standing 6′ 4" tall, and lightweight with dark skin, this man has a threatening feel about him. He has dull, almond-shaped dark brown eyes, a flat nose, and a round chin. His short, curly, brown hair was worn as a short bob.
Zane looks like A1. This caramel skinned man has a respectful feel about him. Standing tall, he has wide shoulders and strong arms, a thick torso, a straight waist, bony hips, and toned legs. His black hair is hip-length and thick, and is worn in long braids. He has a narrow face, a softly shaped jaw with no facial hair, smooth cheeks, and small ears. His eyebrows are neat, and his small, soft eyes are light brown. His nose is small and he has thin lips.
“Ok so why am I meeting them?” Putting my bag on the couch.
“Well because you are getting married to Ryan. I want him to take my company and I want him to marry you so you can continue the family leagues” he said. He looked at me giving a fake smile acting as if he cares.
“What do you mean marrying? I’m only 22 and I have plans for my future. I need to finish school. this is my life, not yours to play with. you barley in my life now then you pull this bullshit of a marriage ”
“well baby girl those plans gonna have to wait for later because this is a big one”
“FUCK NO I BARELY KNOW THIS GUY AND YOU WANT ME TO MARRY HIM” I yelled at him.
“awe baby girl don’t worry you’ll be fine with me” said Ryan trying to touch me.
“Don’t fucking touch me ” as i slapped his hand away from my face.
“AALIYAH DREAM COLEMAN YOU WILL NOT TREAT OUR GUESTS LIKE THAT. YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THAT IN MY DAMN HOUSE” my father yelled on the top of his lungs. I flinched from his voice from being so loud but it didn’t stop me from retaliating.
“FUCK THAT I DON’T NEED TO LISTEN TO YOU. YOU NEVER HERE FOR ME ANYWAYS. ALWAYS FOR YOUR DAMN BUSINESS”
Then Ryan’s hands came around my neck holding me against the wall.
“Aaliyah if i were you I would listen to your father. you should be lucky you’re getting married to the most handsome guy on earth” he smirked at me.
“Ha, you wish u was the most handsome guy on earth bitch” then i spit in his face. He dropped me and I ran upstairs to my room. I slammed the door and locked it.
“Aaliyah u better get out of your room right NOW YOUNG LADY” as I heard footsteps on the steps coming closer.
“NO” I yelled at the door.
I start throwing everything around my room, losing my mind. Like my dad literally just gave me out like that what the actually fuck. a father betraying her own daughter is just that low. Then an idea pops into my head. Run away. I grab my suitcase and start packing all my clothes.
“AALIYAH IF U DON’T OPEN THIS DOOR I WILL BREAK IT DOWN” I looked under the door and saw multiple shadows standing where my door was.
“Shit” I mumble to myself. I looked for a way out and saw a window. I look at how deep I have to jump. I threw my suitcase down first to see the impact. It wasn’t that bad of an impact. Then I heard banging. I look back at my door to see it was about to go down.So I just jumped. Lucky I have my car keys on me too. I got off the ground and dust myself off. I picked up my suitcase and rushed towards my car. I put everything in my car, started the car and left. If that asshole thinks i’m gonna marry another asshole then no. I pull out my phone and call my good friend, Jas.
The phone rang for a while and then I heard someone pick it up.
“Hello?” A woman spoke into the phone.
“Hey is this Jas?” I asked. Hoping she’ll say yes.
“Yes this is her, why?”
“Omg, Jas it’s Aaliyah From high school.“getting excited.
“Oh my god, Aaliyah?! It’s been awhile. Where have you been? Ever since you left Seattle after graduation, we lost touch” She asked.
“Well, I’ve been busy for the most part. I just enrolled at Seattle university to get my master in nursing. Thought moving back to Seattle from Atlanta would be better but I’m kinda in a situation here”
“What’s wrong?” I can tell, she is concerned about me.
“Well i’m homeless now due to a reason” i said sheepishly
“Hold on, we need to meet up now. Where can we meet?“she asked. I looked at my surroundings while driving and saw a little cafe on the corner called ‘delicate cafe’.
“Let’s meet at this cafe called delicate cafe” I said.
“Ok, i’ll be there in 20” she said.
“Alright, meet you there” then hung up the phone. I pulled up to the cafe and parked my car. I hopped out and headed inside to get a table for Jas and I. Once I was seated, a waitress came and took my order. All I had ordered was ice americano. It only took them 5 minutes to come back with my drink. I thanked the waitress and waited for Jas to arrive.
20 mins later
Finally, I see Jas walking in the cafe looking for me. I stood up so she could see me better. Once our eyes connected she ran towards me.
“BITCH” she yelled, running towards me with her arms out.
I just laugh at her. she threw herself on to me, hugging me. Felt so long since we saw each other. We both let go of each other and sat down at our table. A waitress came and took Jas’ order. While waiting for her drink, she told me about her new and improved boyfriend and how she left her abusive father, and talking about her cute little brother Gab. The waitress came back and handed Jas her drink. We thanked her as she went away taking other’s orders.
“So what’s going on in your life now?” she asked me. I told her the whole story of the situation and what I’ve been up to since I left Seattle. When I had finished telling her, she was pissed off. Jasmine and I became friends when I was 10 moving to Seattle after my mom’s death, My father said her death was a distraction for me so here I am now living in seattle. I was originally born in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Aaliyah if you need a place to stay, you’re welcome to come to my house” she said, grabbing my hand. I looked at her with a smile on my face but i can’t accept it. Who knows what those crazy bastards are gonna do.
“Thanks for that but who knows if they gonna look for me or not. I don’t want to put you in any danger so I’m just gonna go to a hotel or something”
" girl are you sure?” Jas asked, looking unsure. Look how protective she is.
“yea imma be good”i gave her a smile.
“Look here’s my new address. Visit me whenever you’re available” she said, handing me a paper with an address on it. After a while we were talking about her life and what’s been happening.
“So how my little Gabriel?” I asked.
“That little devil has been getting on my nerves, he just recently turned 7 actually. He starts the 2nd grade soon. Reminds me I need to go get his school supplies. She said.
“What? 7 now? I remember when he was just 2. Must have been hard when I moved you were still with your dad. Did you get away from him or is he in jail?” I asked.
“My father is in jail, and since I was 18 when we graduated, I have legal custody of my brother. It was hard at first because I didn’t have a job and the house was under our father’s name so it was taken away. We had to stay in a motel for 2 months for me to get a job and find an affordable place to stay and Gabriel was still a baby so I had to get baby shit for him but during the 2 months I met someone really special. He didn’t care about my living status, How I was raising my brother by myself, and he didn’t judge how I lived. That’s when I knew he was the one. After those two month, he let us move into his house so now we’re living together. We have been dating for 3 and a half years now. It’s crazy how life went from being crazy to normal now. I’m also in school too. I attend Seattle Pacific University. Studying education. You know I always wanted to teach.” She explained. I was beyond happy for them. She finally found the one and now she is living her best life. We talked for a little while and then we got up and started heading outside to say goodbye to each other.
“ok girl well I gotta go. My honey pie is waiting for me at home” she said and gave me a wink. Knowing they are about to get their freak on. I gagged at her, making her laugh.
“alright, I’ll see ya” I hugged her and walked back to my car. As I noticed now it’s turning night. I started my car and drove to the nearest hotel. I got out of the car and grabbed my suitcase. I went into the lobby and paid for a one bedroom suite. As I’m in the elevator I started to think how my life is gonna be now. I stepped out the elevator and went to look for my room number. Once I did I went inside and settled down. I put my suitcase in the bedroom and changed into some shorts and a tee shirt. I got into the bed and slowly the darkness started to consume me.