*POW POW POW*
MAN WHAT THE FUCK! I drop my papers and get as low as I can in this small ass car!
Unidentified Woman: FUCK YOU CHARLES! IMMA KILL YO ASS!!!
I peek above the window and see Uncle Charles running towards the car! This nigga is missing a shoe, pants unbuckled? I know he wasn’t in there turning tricks and something went left. He gets to the car just as a I see a woman running from the apartment building holding a gun and screaming with just underwear and a robe on!
Uncle Charles peels out with a grin on his face.
Tae: “You wanna tell me what the fuck you was doing in there and why I gotta hit the bricks”?
Uncle Charles: “You can ask yo mama when you get home!”
Tae: “What the fuck my mama gotta do with this shit! You was in there with some bitch and you smell like it!”
Uncle Charles: “I told you I had to pick up some ends. But yo mama decided she wanted her car back and was blowing up my 2-way while I’m trynna get in this broad and get this money off her!”
Tae: “So you turning tricks now huh? I guess it’s better than selling dope but shit either way you was gone end up getting shot so you might be better off on a block!”
Uncle Charles: “Shut the fuck up Tae! *laughing* But hey, I get my money up front so I’m cool. Shid she’ll be calling me back when she cool off”
Tae: *collecting the rest of his papers off the floor* “This the life we living now huh? Man you better get us home or you gone have another woman shooting at you tonight.”
Skii: NESSA!!!! I NEED HELP WITH A QUESTION!
Nessa: I’m right here could you possibly be any louder?
Jazmine: I tried to help her Nessa but she didn’t want my help!
Skii: That’s cause you don’t know nothing!
Jazmine: I know way more than you do stupid!
Nessa: WAIT NOW THATS ENOUGH! There are no stupid people at this address now apologize to your sister and we can both help her with her homework!
Jazmine: Sorry Skii.
Skii: I accept your apology Jazzy, don’t do it again!
Nessa: *sighs* One step at a time. Ok let’s tackle this homework.
While we’re working on homework Mom comes in from work looking beat. I know that 12 hours at the hospital is kicking her butt! Skii is the first one to jump up from the table and greet her!
Skii: HIIII MOMMY!!!! JAZMINE CALLED ME STUPID BUT SHE SAID SORRY AND I ACCEPTED HER APOLOGY!
Sabrina: Hi baby! Well if she apologized why are you telling me?
Jazmine whispers to me: tattletale! *we giggle*
Sabrina: Hi girls! How was school today? And what you got smelling so good Vanessa?
Nessa: Spaghettis on the stove. There’s some extra garlic bread in the freezer. If you want a piece i’ll throw you one in the oven.
Jazmine: School was great Mommy. I got a B on my science project! *Jazmine shows off her graded project*
Sabrina: Congratulations Jazmine! Next time we’re gonna work for a B+ ok! We’re going out for Pizza on Friday to celebrate your good grade!
Jazmine and Skii: YAAAAYYY PIZZA PARTY!!!
Nessa: ok girls let’s get our homework put away and get our clothes ready for school in the morning!
As Skii and Jazmine grab their book bags and folders, me and mom lock eyes.
Sabrina: Your really good with your sisters. They’ve been in school a whole week and you already have them on a schedule with their homework, dinner, baths, everything. I’m starting to think your the Mama of the house. I appreciate it Vanessa.
Nessa: It’s no big deal Mom really.
Sabrina: so how was your first day of high school?
Nessa: It was cool. Just another day in school really. Got a bunch of papers for you to sign and stuff. It’s all on the counter. How was work?
Sabrina: well the ER was short staffed again so I helped them out for half of my day. Then went back to my wing of the hospital. It’ll be more smooth when Nurse Vanessa comes to join a sista!
Nessa: *smiles* I gotta graduate first! I did get some info on starting some college courses early from the guidance counselor. She said I can start after the first quarter with my grades!
Sabrina: That’s great Ness! I’m so proud of my girl! And the way you care for your sister, we need nurses around like you!
Nessa: Thanks Mom. Well I gotta go make sure double trouble are actually doing what they’re supposed to. I’ll put the food up after you make a plate.
Sabrina: Ok baby and thanks again Ness. *smiles*
Nessa: You’re welcome. *smiles back*
I don’t deserve a daughter like Vanessa! She just took on the role of Mama when I’m not around. I guess that’s the motherly nature she’s had since she was a little girl. She’s doing so good with the girls and with school, I really hope this news I have won’t throw her off track. But I gotta tell her soon, he’ll be coming back sooner than I think.
UH HUH HONEY!!! This story is fun to write and I really hope ya’ll are enjoying it. So what ya’ll think Sabrina about to drop on Nessa head?! Leave a prediction in the comments and we’ll see ya’ll next week! I love you for reading!