Repost. Happy 54th to my best friend, my biggest cheerleader, my dad!!!
On this day, fifty-three years ago, my dad was born. Even though he’s up in heaven smiling and looking down, memories of him will stay forever in my heart.
If you have lost a love one, this post is for them as well. Love never dies. Even though, this year in November will be fourteen years he has passed, I still get heavy-hearted. He was my best friend and cheerleader, always pushing me to strive.
Happy Birthday Daddy!!! I will always love you! 🎉🎉❤ R.I.P.
“No! No!” Tyra let out a long wail. This can’t be happening, she told herself. Feeling lightheaded, she made a dash out the door and down the corridor.
Racing breathlessly, she pounded the pavement with her red heels moving too fast her body can allow, and drove madly to the babysitter.
So many thoughts ran through her mind. The picture of Kevin with Ms. White, his mother, to him being her husband’s prodigal son.
Everything he mentioned she hadn’t known. Like her husband leaving his then-wife for her, marrying her which resulted in having them having a family of their own.
“That damn bastard!” Tyra screamed. She was screwed. Her original plan for ending things with Kevin has turned into her wanting- no, make that demanding answers from her husband.
However, Kevin told her he won’t be release from prison. He would know, her husband is his father.
Tyra turned the corner sharply, careful not to flip her car. Ms. White doesn’t live too far from her. She wanted and needed answers badly. Would the elderly woman know? She had to. Then again, why would the woman befriended her and assisted on watching her children? Her ex-husband’s children he has with another woman he left her for? It doesn’t make sense.
Reaching her destination, Tyra turned into the tight cobblestone driveway. Little Tykes bikes were lined up against the few bushes in the front of the stucco home. Ms. White made it her job to babysit the neighborhood’s children. She does her job extremely well.
Tyra walks up to the door, still breathing heavily and tried her best to calm herself before knocking.
“Hey! I see you’re back early. Well, the little ones are in the rear playing-” Ms. White greeted her.
“I’ll get them in a moment. I need to get some answers from you before the children come running in here,” Tyra got straight to the point, no need in lollygagging around.
“O-okay, what about?” Ms. White dried her hands on a dish towel and sat on the burgundy couch which holds several book bags and books from a few kids.
Tyra stared at the woman momentarily before digging into her purse. She pulls out a wallet-sized photo and asked, “Do you know this man?” She held the photo up for the woman to see.
Ms. White picks up her glasses and after her eyes adjusted, she gasps. Her hand flew to her heart.
“Uh- why yes I do.” She stammered. “But, why is my ex-husband in a picture with you?” Ms. White inquired, already knowing her answer.
Today’s theme prompt is “apologize/sorry” hosted by Helen Vahdati.
I had fell in love with this song when it had came out in 2007. It reminded me of times when someone knew better than to do the things they shouldn’t do to hurt you; yet, they do it anyway. You’ll give them many chances just for them to screwed up again. They would try to apologize, but then, it’s too late.
This song is by Timbaland ft. OneRepublic- “Apologize.”
I’m holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground And I’m hearing what you say But I just can’t make a sound You tell me that you need me Then you go and cut me down, but wait You tell me that you’re sorry Didn’t think I’d turn around, and say
[Chorus] It’s too late to apologize, it’s too late I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late It’s too late to apologize, it’s too late I said it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late
[Verse 2] I’d take another chance Take a fall, take a shot for you And I need you like a heart needs a beat But that’s nothing new I loved you with a fire red Now it’s turning blue,and you say Sorry like an angel Heaven let me think was you, but I’m afraid (Partial Lyrics)
My heart is ready and prepares for tonight, but my mind is still cloudy from wondering if she still feels the same way about me, about us.
As I put on my black pants with no underwear on, I began to take a long drag of the ganja from the metal tray sitting on the night table, and allow the smoke to fill my lungs.
The night awaits me like a new found freedom, and I anticipated on seeing her since it feels like forever we last saw each other. I miss touching her soft skin, inhaling her rich inviting fragrance, and…and.. I need to pull myself together because they need me downstairs. I won’t wallow in distress. I just want her to love me the way I love her.
Once downstairs, I noted that everyone is becoming acquainted with one another. Laughter is lively and glasses are staying filled. They were all dressed in their costumes for the “What’s Your Fantasy” theme.
The host and hostess of the night, my best friends who are using my house for this occasion, are busying themselves doing what they normally do; keeping everyone entertained and satisfied.
Typhan noticed me and broke free of his wife, Vivian’s hand and hurried my way.
Hey man! How’s it going?” He said with a megawatt smile.
“What’s up? I’m good. You saw Tracee?”
“Yeah. She’s with a red-haired woman.” When he said that, I immediately looked around and saw five women with red hair, but no Tracee. What the hell? I muttered. I turned hastily to Ty and he utters a “good luck” and winks before heading back to Vivian who waves my way and kisses her husband. I didn’t bother waving back; they carried on without a care in the world, unashamedly.
After receiving a glass of vodka from a server, I interacted with several women and men who participated in various activities. Soft jazz music flowed throughout the house, women in leotards sashay and giggle as they pass me, and I’m distancing myself from the crowd in desperate need to search for Tracee.
Not so long as I began my search, I spotted her swaying her hips seductively to the music of Boney James with her eyes closed. She looked so beautiful and amazing as she continues to dance to the beats of drums and the saxophone, opening and closing her robe to tease us. The way she moved had all who were there in a trance, including me.
After her sensual dance, I move over to her, watching her as her eyes watch my every move. She knows I would be here, granted this is my home, and which had used to be hers. I could still her screams still vibrating off the walls when I go to sleep at night.
“Ryan, how have you been?” She said to me. She tried to force a smile but failed.
“I’m sure you know. What about you?”
“Been busy with work and just thinking about things.”
“Things like what?” I had to ask.
Tracee cocks her head, glances down at me, her eyes linger a little too long at my waistband, and said, “You still wanna prove how much you want me to be with you?”
I swallow; hearing those words almost made me regret once saying them. I nodded slowly and walked away. Okay, let’s do this your way. I gave her a flattering smile, trying to act like a lion, but inside I’m a scared kitten.
On a black chaise, I lay wearing only my pants and shoes waiting for her. My heart beat faster when the doorknob turns, and she enters like a goddess that she is in a black and red satin negligee with stilettos.
No words are needed at this point. Tracee arched an eyebrow and stood there with her left hand on her hip. She’s taking no prisoners. She demands an answer. People from her past had hurt her and/or gave false promises. I was no better. She feels I treated her unfairly and didn’t love her. I love her more than anything. I just want her to understand that I’m not used to expressing myself the way she wants.
“Ryan, I’m here and you haven’t said a word. You don’t tell me anything about how you feel about us. It’s like you don’t care.” I can hear the shakiness in her voice. It breaks my heart. Coming here, and telling me how it affected her had let me know all hope wasn’t lost.
“Darling, I love you. I would get on my knees. I would do anything for you. You have to understand how much you mean to me. There’s no one else who can make me feel the way you make me feel. My heart will always belongs to you. I will spend the rest of my life proving to you how much I love, cherish, and will support you.” Unexpected teardrops fell and it shocked me because I’m not one to cry.
She reaches up and wipes the tears from my face and we embraced. “I love you too,” she moans against my lips. The intense, fiery energy consumed us. Nothing else matters.
Much thanks to Marquessa for putting this challenge for this month together. I am late doing this one, because my internet was down. Hope you all enjoyed these stories and everyone who have participated. Thank you! 😘