» Chapter 17.

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Saraya

“Ray, wake up.” I felt Chris shaking me and I opened my eyes.

“What?”

“Here put this back on.” He had the blindfold in his hand I sucked my teeth.

“Hell no Chris why can’t you just let me see? Wait are we here?”

“Yeah,”

“So we out of the air?”

“Yeah we on the ground.” Once he said that I jumped up and ran to the door and down the stairs. When I got down I dropped to my knees with my hands on the ground.

“Thank you God I didn’t die. I’ve never been so happy to see concrete in all of my life.”

“Ray get off the floor.” I heard Chris say laughing.

“No, you had me on that death trap. Fuck it, I don’t know where we are but you driving us back to Miami.” I stood up and before I could say anything else something went over my eyes. “The fuck man.” I yelled.

“I told you, you were gon put this shit back on. Thought I was playing. Come on.” I felt him grab my hand and pull me somewhere. “Get in the car.”

“Like I can see the shit.” I said smartly and I felt a slap across my ass.

“Don’t get smart.” He picked me up off my feet and put me down on a seat.

“Where the fuck am I going?” I heard Cassie yell and I laughed. She always cursing Ty out.

“I wanna know too. You niggas probably on some other shit. Trying to sell us or something.” Mira said and I cracked up along with everybody else.

“Yo it takes you.” I said through my laughs.

“Aint nobody selling you. This aint 1834 nigga.” I heard Red say and I laughed harder.

“You say that like niggas aint buying muthafuckas now.” I said and I heard somebody suck their teeth. “Did I hit a nerve? My bad.” I said with a giggle.

“You laughing like it’s funny.” I heard Chris say.

“I know it aint funny. But I’m just making a point.” I shrugged and put my head on whoever was next to me shoulder. “Who is this?”

“Me.” Mira said and I nodded.

“How long we gon be in this car?”

“Only for a couple of minutes. Shut up.” I heard Ty say.

“Nigga, you shut up. Y’all niggas already know we were gon have some smart shit to say so the fuck you talking about boy.” I spat and they laughed.

“Took the words right out of my mouth Ray.” Cass said. We complained for a good couple of minutes before we felt the car stop.

“Aight we here, y’all can shut the fuck up now.”

“Red shut up. Can we take these off?”

“Nah keep them on.” Chris said and I sucked my teeth. “Come on.” I heard him say grabbing my arm. I got out of the car and he pulled me somewhere. Before we could go any further I stopped.

“Can I get on your back? I heard suck his teeth and I laughed.

“Ay Ty put her on my back.” He said and I felt myself being lifted. I wrapped my arms around his neck and my legs around him while he gripped my thighs. I rested my head on his shoulder the whole time he was walking.

“Aight man, change clothes and we out.” I heard Red say and I wondered what the hell he was talking about.

“Aight.” Chris said and I heard a door open then close. “Get down Ray.” He said and I unwrapped my legs from around him as he bent down some so my feet were on the floor. He grabbed my hand and pulled me somewhere then wrapped his arms around my waist. “Take the blindfold off.” I took it off and raised my eyebrow looking around the hotel room.

“Damn, this is nice.”

“Yeah had to do it big for you.

“Thank you Chris seriously. But where are we?”

“You welcome. Come on.” He pulled me over to the balcony and I looked out.

“Are we in New York?”

“Yeah, you ever been here?”

“No, I’ve never been outside of Miami. Wow this is crazy. Thank you, you really didn’t have to do this.”

“I know I didn’t have to but I wanted to.” I hugged him and he kissed me on the lips. “Come on we gotta change clothes.”

“Wait I didn’t pack anything.”

“I know you didn’t.” We walked out to the room and he left for a couple of seconds coming back with two suitcases in his hands. “Here pick something and get dressed.”

“Where we going?”

“Out to eat then we hitting up a club so dress right. But do not have me out here ready to kill somebody.” I shook my head opening the suitcases.

“Who packed for me?”

“Aunt Jackie.”

“Oh aight.” I was happy she packed for me. I knew it was gon be some good stuff in here thanks to her. Once I picked out my outfit I went to the bathroom and got in the shower. Once I got out I went back in the room and got dressed. I heard the shower in the bathroom going so I knew Chris was in there. I doing my makeup when the bathroom door opened. I turned to see Chris coming out with a towel wrapped around his waist. I found myself staring but not at his body even though it looked good as fuck but at his hair. This nigga went and dyed his hair blonde.

“Um what the hell?” I stood up and walked over to him.

“What?” I reached up touching his hair and he laughed.

“When did you do this?”

“Last night. You would have seen it then but you were sleep when I got back.”

“Yeah yo ass been wearing a snapback all damn day. Wow.”

“What it don’t look right?”

“Nah it looks good. Real good. I just wasn’t expecting it. Good job.” I smiled and went back over to the mirror. When I finished my makeup he was completely dressed. “You ready?”

“Yeah come on. You look good Ray.”

“Thanks,” He grabbed my hand and we went downstairs to the hotel lobby to see everybody waiting for us.

“Leggo.” Chris yelled and I hit him in his arm.

“What the hell is wrong with you? You can’t be yelling like that in front of all these white people.” I said and he laughed.

“My bad.” I shook my head and we walked out to a black escalade truck I’m guessing they rented. We all got in and Chris pulled off.

Once we got to the restaurant Chris went up to the hostess table and we were seated after a couple of minutes. I looked at the menu and debated on what I wanted when I felt somebody staring at me. I put my menu down to see Chris staring hard.

“What?” I asked him.

“Here.” He gave me a bag and I looked inside of it and pulled out an iPhone.

“This mines? I finally get one?” I asked making him laugh.

‘Yeah you happy right?”

“Hell yeah. Thank you.” I reached across the table and kissed him.

“No problem. It’s only 3 niggas numbers in there. Mine, Ty, and Red’s. That’s all you need. No other nigga number aint going in that shit. You got me?”

“Yeah I got it dad. Thanks.”

“Aight I’m just making sure.” I smiled looking through the phone. This trip was going good so far.

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Breezy

We were in the club for about an hour or two and Ray was having a good time. Except telling some bitches off for staring at her funny everything was good. It’s crazy I’m not even from here and don’t come up here unless I got business and these bitches are on me like they know who I am.  I looked at my phone and it was 11:59. I know the DJ was gon do what he had to do in a couple of seconds.

“Ay I want to give a shout out to my nigga Breezy! Up here all the way from Miami!” DJ E-Dub said through the mic. I laughed and threw him a head nod.

“Swear you known nigga.” Ray said in my ear and I laughed.

“I am known ma. You better act like you know who you fucking with.” She rolled her eyes playfully then kissed me on the cheek.

“Don’t flatter yourself.”

“It’s midnight so I want to give a birthday shout out to Saraya! Turning the big 18 happy birthday ma!” The DJ said and they put a light on Ray and she blushed. I saw a couple of niggas getting excited and that shit pissed me off. “Ay y’all niggas better slow that shit up. She taken.” He said and I nodded putting my arms around her from behind.

“Happy birthday ma.” I said in her ear. She turned around to face me smiling.

“Thank you.” I kissed her slipping my tongue in her mouth just so everybody know what the fuck was up.

“You welcome. Do me a favor though.”

“What?” She asked with a raised eyebrow.

“Be my girl.”

“Are you serious?”

“I’m dead serious. You gon be my girl?”

“Yeah.” She kissed me then wrapped her arms around my neck. “About time you asked.” She said and I laughed.

“I know. You ready to be wifey?”

“I been ready. Besides I had that title already. You just said the words. I got you.”

“I got you too.” I kissed her again making her smile. “You making me fall for you girl.”

“I’m falling for you too. Just do me a favor.”

“Wassup?” I asked.

“Don’t drop me.”

“I’m not. I promise you that.” She smiled hugging me again. When I let her go everybody came over telling her happy birthday while I just smiled. She looked at me and winked. Somebody finally got my ass.