Love boat

A week ago I met you. Today I can’t stop thinking about you. Two days spent with you, felt like two years.

I miss you. Something feels weird without you. To compare it to something, it’s like going a day without caffeine. My head hurts. My body feels weak. I want just one cup.

You haven’t called and my friends keep telling me to call you. I’m afraid of everything that comes with you. But yet so eager to just jump right in.

The first two days felt like we can do this for years. Join me on this love boat and let’s cruise upstream.

D.C. (Drama Connections) pt. 4

Obi approached our boat. “Well hello Mel. Isn’t it always nice to see you out here.”

“Whatever Obi. Why are you here and not on your “business trip” like you told your wife?”

Ro can see the frustration on my face so he stood next to me and asked is everything ok. I gave him a kiss on the cheek and asked if he could let me talk to Obi alone for a second. He jumped off the boat and decided to go for a swim, making sure to keep us in his view.

“Mel you know this is my relaxation area. Charee isn’t into nudity like you. I couldn’t get her to come out here if her life depends on it.” Obi said as he took a seat on the boat.

“So you’re out here solo?” I asked.

“Yeah, just about to head back to the lake house to do some work.”

“I don’t believe you. Where’s E?”

“Damn girl, he’s my brother not my husband.”

I can tell Obi was trying to avoid my questions. I needed to know if he was here solo or with Tammy. I needed to know where Eric was at. There’s no way I got these ladies all worked up and now I’m losing evidence of my theory.

“You know you’re always invited to the house whenever you’re out here. But only if you’re coming alone.”

Let me give you all a little backstory as to why I don’t like Obi. When he came to the states, we dated for maybe three months. This was before he knew Charee or Stephanie. We didn’t last long because honestly his sex is whack. Plus he’s always up to no good. But we were really good friends just not good lovers. In college he got into an accident and for whatever reason he called me. I was there for him until he got back on his feet. When I met JB the track star, Obi became possessive. I guess Obi thought his money was all that I needed. He asked me to marry him and promised he would take care of me. JB wasn’t having it. He moved me out of the city for awhile so I could get away from Obi. During my absence is when Obi met Stephanie. Now it’s bringing us to this day.

“Obi you’re never going to give up are you?”

“You know you’re supposed to be my wife.” Obi said as he reached out to grab my thighs.

“Anyways, that is so far in the past. You should start being faithful to your wife and stop trying to please every woman with your money. Now I think it’s time you head back to your lake house and do some ‘work’ as you would call it.”

Obi left the boat and yelled out, “you still looking good Mel. Let daddy know when you’re ready for a trip or something.”

Oh, I’m ready for a trip alright. It’s going to be with your money but it won’t be with you. “Bye Obi!” I yelled out.

Since I wasn’t able to get any information from him, I figured I’ll give Tammy a call. I started to think about if any of this was true or not. If it wasn’t, I still didn’t like him and Charee should want to screw him over just for him wanting me and keeping her locked in the house. But if that was enough, this would have happened years ago and not now.

Right before I could text Tammy, Ro came over to ask what did Obi have to say. I let him know that he’s full of shit and I don’t believe anything he has to say. Ro told me that I shouldn’t contact Tammy because if something goes down, I can’t have Obi knowing that I knew her. That was smart thinking. I didn’t even have to think of a plan b because here comes Eric and some female walking this way. She had to be Shay. Dudes are so bold. He’s not even in another state and they’re walking around holding hands like it’s nothing. I didn’t want him to see me so we decided to leave.

Texting Stephanie:

Me: Hey girl wyd?

Stephanie: Just woke up. You?

Me: Leaving the lake. I’m about to come over. Me and Ro.

Stephanie: Cool. It’ll be open.

We walked right in like the place was ours. Stephanie lived downtown in a highrise. Obi might have screwed her over but she sure knew how to bounce back. I often think Obi went after her because we were so much alike.

“What you getting into today?” I asked as I flopped down on her couch.

“Not a damn thing. It’s too hot out there.”

“Right!” I said bursting out into laughter.

“Anywho, so you know Alicia and Charee ain’t gone do nothing unless I drag them out of the house. I think we should book a flight to DC tonight.”

“Tonight, tonight?” Stephanie asked.

Yeah, because I went to the lake and saw Obi. He didn’t give me any information but then I saw Eric as we were leaving and I saw him with a woman. It has to be the Shay girl. Ro told me not to contact Tammy so I think we should just make our move.

“Well you know I’m down. Not really tryna be on another plane but I want to make this negro suffer.”

I have Tammy’s security code. We can go scope out the place. I really don’t want her kids to be there. We don’t know who she lives with. We gone go there get what we can, sell that shit and make a big deposit!

Stephanie met me halfway with a high five.

“You thinking about hitting up Careem?”

“He does have those military instincts, we might need him.”

Flight was booked and we didn’t say a word to the other ladies. We arrived in D.C around 9 o’clock. We went to Careem’s house. One of his buddies was able to find her address for us. He got us all the information we needed to know.

12:45 AM we arrived to the house. Her house was small for three children. I entered the code and we went inside. I felt bad for this lady. She had nothing in here. Obi spends money on her to come to him but she definitely not getting any money to buy furniture. Walking through her house is making me dislike Obi even more.

“Mel, I thought you said Tammy was fat?” Stephanie asked.

“She is fat.”

“Well where the hell does she sleep? I know her big ass ain’t sleeping on a twin size mattress.”

I tried not to laugh but Stephanie had a point. This will hurt Charee even more knowing he’s cheating with a woman that barely has anything. Just when we were about to leave, I saw an ultrasound on the counter.

“Yo, Steph! Look at this!” I was trying to whisper.

“This better not be Obi’s baby.”

Right next to the ultrasound was a doctor’s appointment reminder at the clinic. Looks like Tammy got an abortion before coming to Austin. Why doesn’t this woman have her tubes tied?

I took a picture of the ultrasound and letter before we left the house. Careem took us out for drinks and we headed back to Austin.

Monday morning rolled around and Eric was still away from the house. Alicia said that he wasn’t coming back till Tuesday night. I called Alicia and Charee to see if they were headed to the bank to get access to the accounts. It really pays to know people because we were friends with some ladies in the bank as well. Erica worked at the Wells Fargo and didn’t care about her job at all. Plus she had tons of Daddy’s money to spend so this was just something for her to get out of the house. Now the ladies weren’t just going to get the money out of the accounts. I told them over the weekend to think of something they wanted to invest in. The goal was to just transfer the money into another account which will be a business account. This way they can start building something for themselves. No matter how much money your significant other has, you should always have something going for yourself.

We all met up that evening to discuss other plans we wanted to do with the money. It felt good seeing them finally do something without their husbands smothering them. The locks were changed at the house. Security codes were all new and we all packed a bag for vacation number one.

It was around 7 o’clock in the evening when Charee’s phone started blowing up with calls from Obi. Both her and Alicia had missed calls and text that accumulated from the flight to Miami. These men were pissed and I was loving it.

Alicia checks one of her 20 voicemails:

“Alicia where the hell are you? I get home to the locks changed on my house. You do know this is my house right?”

Next voicemail:

“Why is your phone going straight to voicemail? Where are you?”

“Are you with Melody? I swear to God if you don’t call me in the next 10 mins…”

Before Eric could finish his sentence, we heard a female’s voice in the background. I asked Alicia to play that message again.

“Are you with Melody? I swear to God if you don’t call me in the next 10mins..

Female’s voice: “Baby can we get something to eat now?”

Eric must have hung up the phone because we heard some ruffling then silence.

I looked at Alicia and she looked at me and said, “let’s enjoy our vacation.” We all turned our cells on silent and hit Collins Ave.

We knew we had to act quickly on the funds part so Charee started depositing more money into her business account and sending some to mine and Stephanie’s so that it all can be spread out differently. Although we only stayed in Miami for one night, we had a blast. Spending money of VIP sessions, going shopping, buying drinks for everyone. I even got Charee to go skydiving. Now you can barely get this girl to get her hair wet so that was a big deal for me. It was definitely a day to remember.

Instead of going straight home, I took the ladies to the lakehouse when we got back to Austin. I know Obi too well so I can almost guess what his code is. He’s a smart man but when it comes to codes and passwords, he kept them all similar. There was no sign of them when we arrived so I entered a code that I thought it could be and we were in.

Eric contacted Obi about the situation. Charee let us hear some of her voicemails. I just laughed because they weren’t going to do anything. They will be mad when they find out there’s no money in the bank but still will deny ever cheating. There was really nothing they could do at this point but be upset.

Charee and Alicia returned home as if nothing happened. Eric questioned Alicia about where she was and why wasn’t she answering her phone. Before they returned home, I made sure to prep them for the interrogation that was going to happen. I was proud that both women stood firm. Both women said they didn’t feel safe because too many people knew about the spare keys and so they decided to change the locks. They also told their men that they needed to get away because they were tired of being couped in the house. The ladies stayed calm the entire time explaining their actions for the previous days, that the men couldn’t do nothing.

Now, I didn’t want anyone to get hurt in this situation, so I had them put some of the money back in the accounts so that it wouldn’t seem so obvious. I should have thought of that in the beginning but of course I really wanted them to leave and never return. The next couple weeks went by and the men were on their best behavior. Until the Fourth of July weekend. Obi threw is famous boat party on the lake. Everyone was there having a good time. Eric’s phone kept ringing but he was in the water. Alicia decided to check it because the person kept calling.

Alicia: “Hello!”

“I’m trying to reach Eric. Is this his phone?” The female over the phone asked.

“Who’s calling?”

“This is Shay. I tried his other cell but got no answer so I got this number from Tammy.”

“Shay how do you know Eric and who is Tammy?”

“I’m sorry, but who am I speaking with? Can you just put Eric on the phone?”

“No I can not and don’t call this phone again.”

Alicia hung up the phone and went back to the party. She later told me what happened.

The party is whining down and we see Obi talking on the phone with someone and he looks heated. I tell Charee to go next to him to see if she can calm him down. Before she can even get close to him, he tells her to go with Melody and he will see her at the house. I didn’t like that one bit and I knew he was up to something. We went to Eric’s boat and was about to head back to the dock. Obi yells over “Aye E, take them back to the lake house for me.”

Obi was rushing us and I wanted to know why.

“I need to get my bag from under the seat.” I tried to think of something quick before Eric took off.

Just as I suspected, Obi was hiding something.

“Obi! Obi! I know you hear me.” Tammy shouted as she approached the boat.

I looked at Alicia and she looked at Charee and Charee jumped off the boat instantly.

All I can think of is it’s about to go down!

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D.C. (Drama Connections) pt. 3

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“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.

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Rest on Uncle…

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My thoughts are full today. Emotions are really high. I know I want to say something but I can’t seem to get the words together. So I search for a photo. Searching through my gallery waiting for the perfect photo to stand out and speak to me. There’s photos I’ve had for months or years and never post them because I felt the timing wasn’t right. Days like this is when I miss home the most. Just want to visit the pier and watch the sunset. Be close to the water and relax my mind.

Scrolling and scrolling and the one photo that I wish I had, I’ll never be able to get now because you’re no longer here. I just wish I had at least one to add to this post…I found out that my uncle passed away today. My first thoughts were to ask my aunt was she and everyone else doing well. I was fine driving home after hearing the news. It wasn’t until I saw photos of you then I broke down. Each photo I saw, I could hear your voice and it seem like I knew exactly what you were saying right before, during and after the photo was taken. I don’t have a single photo of us to hold on to. I’m hoping that someone in the family has one so I can keep it. I’m glad you’re resting now. I know you didn’t like living in the condition you were in. I’m going down memory lane and of course tears cloud my vision. But I’m happy there’s a great amount of happy memories with you. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me.

The part that hurts the most is being so far away and having to receive a phone call about it all. Imagine you’re just going about your day and someone calls you and you’re thinking this will be a normal phone conversation. I didn’t even know what to feel after that. This makes me want to be around my family. I just hope that years don’t go by before I get to see you all again.

I wonder if your children got to see the moon tonight. I bet it would have made them smile. It was so beautiful. I’m usually inside around this time of night so it’s rare that I get to catch the moon this close to the Earth. As I drove home, all I could do is smile and think of you. Say hello to Grandma and Granddad for me. You will be missed Uncle. Love you forever and always.

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Daily poem project day 7 “Inspired by”

My mornings are not the same if I don’t see you.
There’s something about your brightness that brings me joy.
I wake up early to take your picture.
Drive to the middle of nowhere just to watch you.
You’re so beautiful.
My selfish ways hate when you don’t appear.
Thinking what needs you more than I do.
I run to you for comfort.
Relaxation or just to escape the reality of life.
Your colors are so vibrant, even when you’re cold.
I love the way you give me chills.
The sound of your voice flows so swiftly.
You shower me with your tears.
Instead of running for cover, I absorb you.
I breathe you in as if I’ll die without you.
Spending late nights counting your freckles.
Whether I follow paths you’ve created or go a different way.
You always brighten up my day.
Nature this poem is inspired by you. ~J.A.A.G 

Love hate relationship…..

I have a love hate relationship with this city. Not a fan of the cold, so I moved south. But this 100 degree weather is killing me. Love being in a bigger city. But not too happy about going to the gas station ever other day to fill up. Wondering if Austin is the right city for me. Who am I kidding, I love this city!!