“Melody, if you don’t tell me what happened in D.C. right now, I’m going to bust the bottle over your head.”
We both let out a laugh.
This wasn’t a laughing matter but I had a plan and I needed Alicia to stay calm.
“Alright, so I’m at the airport minding my own business or what not. I get there early because I didn’t want to be late. Plus Careem had to meet his brother so he offered to take me to the airport.”
Alicia butted in, “Get to the drama already. I know how it is when you go see him.”
“Alright, alright it’s coming.” I said with nerves passing through causing my voice to shake.
“There was this lady who came over and sat next to me. She was loud on her phone and I couldn’t help but listen to her convo. Long story short, she started talking about her reason for coming to Austin and….”
Alicia yelled, “and what Melody. What is she coming here for?”
I hid my head under my bag as I quietly said, “her and her best friend comes to Austin to visit Obi and Eric.”
Alicia snatched my bag away from me. “What did you just say?”
“Her and her friend comes here to visit them but listen before you explode. The lady name is Tammy and she is here for Obi. I haven’t seen her friend Shay yet. She was just on the phone with Shay.”
“How do you know it’s my Eric?” Alicia asked.
“Come on girl, how many Eric and Obi’s do you know that live in the city? Also, how many do you know with a lake house? She was saying some things on that phone, that I knew had to be the same two guys. I honestly don’t think E is going out of town for work. I believe he is with the girl Shay. She said he was taking her to the lake house this weekend. “
“Who the hell does this man think I am? Does he think that I’m just that pathetic?” Alicia cried out.
“I know this is very unexpected but I want you to stay calm. I know where they’ll be. The lady even gave me her number. She has no clue that I know Obi or Eric or any of these people.”
“Wait, how did you get her to give you her number?”
“I’m telling you, she was talking so much and I figured why not get as much info as possible. When we made it to Austin, she asked if we can hang out when she wasn’t with Obi. But listen here’s another crazy part, the flight attendant on our plane was Stephanie Johnson.”
“Did you talk to her?” Alicia asked.
“Yea, she gave me her number too. Said she has the weekend off and wanna link up. Alicia I think it’s time you get everything you’ve been wanting and put Eric in his place.”
“You know the one thing I want is a baby Mel. But after knowing this, it’s probably best we don’t have any children together. So what’s the plan? Let me see this girl Tammy. She better not look better than me.”
I showed her pictures of Tammy and gave her more details of what I heard from the phone conversations.
“Do you have access to the lake house?” I asked.
“No he doesn’t give me the codes to anything.”
“You are so sweet and he thinks he can keep getting over on you. Well guess what, we are about to crush him and his brother. I need to call Obi’s wife. We haven’t seen her since the last charity event. That was a crazy night with her and Stephanie getting into a fight.”
Alicia paced the kitchen. “Charee was just upset because Stephanie did make things weird when she hugged Obi and didn’t even acknowledge her. Do you think she will even want to talk to us?”
“Once we tell her what’s going on, I think she will love us for this. Her and Stephanie might not get along but if it has anything to do with making Obi pay for his actions, they will be best friends after this.”
Alicia held up her glass of wine as we did a toast to the fuckery these men were up to.
“Oh, this is going to be a great weekend. We just have to stay out of jail and remain calm.” I told Alicia.
I called Charee and Stephanie asking them to meet us at Uptown Social for just some drinks. Charee wasn’t with it at first. But I begged and told her that Obi asked Alicia if she could keep her company while he was away this time.
The four of us arrived and took a moment to catch up. I was the first to end the tension between Charee and Stephanie. After two drinks, we all were laughing and having a good time.
“Alright ladies, the real reason I wanted us to have this girl’s night is because the men in your lives are not being completely honest with you all. Well mainly Alicia and Charee. Stephanie you’re here because I know how much you hate Obi and I’m here because I don’t like either one of them and y’all are my girls.”
Charee looked puzzled. “What you mean they haven’t been completely honest?” She spoke up.
“Your Oko has an oluwa!” I said jokingly.
Everyone except for Charee laughed.
I reached over to touch her hand. Charee leaned back in her chair and her eyes began to water.
“So what tricks you have up your sleeve Melody because I know you wouldn’t bring me here if you didn’t already have all the details and a plan.”
“You all know me too well,” I stated. “My first plan was to just be at the lake house when they get there and we beat the brakes off each woman. Then we were going to torture Obi and Eric until they begged for us to stop. But they’ve done too much to you ladies for them to just get tortured physically. I think we need to drain their pockets, accounts, assets and whatever else we can from them. I’m tryna be laid up on somebody’s island with their money. Are y’all with me or what?”
Stephanie was all in. She’s been wanting to get Obi back for years now. Being able to take a vacation with his money was right up her alley. I looked over and Alicia was bawling.
“I don’t think I can do this Mel. I can’t believe he would cheat on me especially after all the things I put up with him.” Alicia said through her sobs.
“Alicia, stop crying! Everything you have put up with should be every reason why you should want to do this. How much money you owe in hospital bills? Where is your mom’s new water heater he’s been saying he will get for months now? Huh? Think about all the things you can finally do!” I encouraged Alicia. “Charee, are you in or out? He’s been keeping you couped up in the house for what? To hide you from the men he knows will steal you from him. Nah, I’m done seeing y’all unhappy. These women have had their fun but it’s about to come to an end. They need to find some new men to fly them around.” I said passionately.
“Damn girl, if I didn’t know you, I would think this was your husband we were talking about.” Stephanie said.
“I just don’t like men trying to play women and think it’s all good. The first thing we’re going to do is go to the bank and Alicia you and Charee will get access to those accounts. You’re not going to take anything out right now. This is just to watch what they’re spending their money on. Then we’re going to go to that lake house and see if they are actually there and if it’s the same ladies. Who knows, they can be in that piece having a swingers party or anything.”
We had one more drink then called it a night. I told the women to act normal and don’t mention anything to their husbands. Meanwhile I was on my way to hippie hollow in the morning to do some snooping around.
I sent out a text the next morning to see how did the night go with the ladies. Alicia cried herself to sleep, which I knew she would. Charee binged watched some shows and Stephanie had a boo thing over to keep her company. I didn’t want to tell them I was going to the lake because they might come and ruin things for me.
I called up my favorite nudity partner Ro and we hit the lake around 10am. Ro has a boat and is always down to chill with me. Plus I missed his birthday party so he was missing me. He was super sexy and worked out often. So just in case I needed some muscles as backup, he was the guy. We parked the boat and grabbed some drinks out the cooler. I looked over to my left and there was Obi walking towards us. I looked at him and he looked like he saw a ghost.