I turned around and it was Rula ...
Nell- what are you doing here ?
Rula- came to apologize . I was just about to text you .
Nell- oh ... But it's cool no biggie .
Rula- why is your neck red like that ?
Nell- ( I looked over at Leo quickly who was staring ) um got into with someone but it's solved .
Rula- ( looks over at Leo and gives him a head nod ) hell nah who out there hands on you ( puts his hand under his shirt )
Nell- babe chill ( grabs his arm )
When Rula nodded his head at Leo . Leo stood up and walked away ...
Rula- where are you going anyways ?
Nell- I was just gonna sit here in my car until 3rd period .
Rula- are you sure you don't need me to handle it ?
Nell- 100% sure .
Rula- ( kisses Nell softly ) love you ight ?
Nell- love you too .
Rula- ight I gotta make a run . Text me later after your job search .
Nell- I will .
I got in my car and watch Rula leave . I went on my phone and my Checked my ig and started to accept some people that I had sitting there for awhile . . I looked up from my phone and I seen Leo walking back to the bench getting on his phone as well . About 10 minutes later I seen a car pull up with that girl he showed me in the pics driving . He stood up and looked at me 1 more time and left with her . I got out of my car and started walking back to entrance of the school .
Text with Amiya
Nell- I'm sorry babe ...
Nell- come onnnnn .
Amiya- I forgive you . But maybe asking Leo was a bad idea from the beginning .
Nell- yeah now that I think about it . But Amiya he talks to that girl now . And I consider him as a friend . He makes it seem like he don't care . But then lashes out at random moments .
Amiya- so ignore him completely . Give him time . Don't talk about the trip to him anymore .
Nell- he's not going anyways . I'll find someone else I'm good .
Amiya- Nell what if he cooks down by then ? It's like 2 months away .
Nell- idk ...
Amiya- he might fall in love with ol girl . Then you'd be good .
Nell- your right .
Text with Ty
Nell- don't forget we going job hunting after school .
Ty- yea yea yea .
Ty- yo my girl stilllll tripping .
Nell- at least y'all been going strong .
Ty- she seen the videos you recorded of me and went off .
Nell- why ????
Ty- cause she thought a bitch was recording it . Until I told her you did it . But then even after that she was like he might like you Tyrell . I'm like nah we just that cool . No feelings .
Nell- yeah exactly .
Ty- I'm just comfortable around you . We've known each other for years now .
Nell- true ! But.... That 1 time you needed help ( side eye )
Ty- yea yea ... That wasn't shit to me .
Nell- wasn't to me either . BUT it's not okay .
Ty- yeah I got you .
Nell- but I applied for some of these jobs already on indeed . And I have like 2 interviews today .
Ty- where ?
Nell- Footlocker and Forever 21 .
Ty- bet ! Good luck nig .
I walked into my first interview with forever 21 and it went very well . The lady continued to compliment my look and style and said I should be hearing from her soon .
The next interview was Footlocker . I wasn't too sure about this 1 cause they usually got straight up niggas working up in here . And well hell we will see .
I walked in and a dude at the register just stared at me with a dirty look as if he knew I was coming in for a interview .
Nell- hi I'm Cornell and I'm here for a interview .
Dude- yeah hold on .
Nell- okay ...
Before he walked to the back he huffed and puffed . Then 1 of the workers came near me and said " don't worry about him . He just gets jealous when he sees competition... "
I turned and said huh ? The dude looked behind me and walked away to go speak to a customer . I turned back around and there stood this gorgeous looking man . He had to be about 6'5 he had a athletic built like a football player but not too big . His hands were huge but you can tell he was clean cut cause his nails looked freshly manicured . His beard was on point . It was very full and even . He had tattoos all over his body ... Had to be cause they were on his neck and on both arms from what I can see . His foot locker shirt seemed as if it was holding on for dare life . He had chinky dark grey eyes that fit his dark caramel skin complexion .
Manager- and you must be Cornell ?
Nell- yes that's me .
Dude- ugh ... Excuse me I have to check someone out . Can you move ...
Nell- no problem ...
Manager- You know what we can just go to my office so we can start this interview . Follow me .
As I started walking to the back I came near the smart mouth fuck at the front and I said to him in his ear " fix your attitude little bitch " and I kept walking without looking back . But when I did turn my head to look forward the manager looked at me and shook his head .
FUCK I THINK HE HEARD ME ..
As we walked past a lot of sneaker boxes . I watched him walk and it was very manly/business like .
When we got in the office he stood at the door and told me to sit . I sat down facing his desk and he walked over and sat behind it and put on his glasses . As he looked through my file then looked up at me he actually looked even more sexy with the glasses on .
Manager- So Cornell why do you want this job ?
Nell- Well Mister um ...
Manager- call me G .
Nell- well mister G . Can I ...
Manager- just G is fine ( tries not to smile ) .
Nell- okay G ... Can I be completely honest ?
Manager- honesty is what I like .
Nell- Well I just really need a job . I'm 18 ... I need to do a little more then just party and hang with friends . And I've actually been eyeing this store , I would come in and some of your employees are really nice . I always thought it would be nice to work here . Everyone seems cool ... For now at least .
" Pshhh "
I turned and it was that dude sweeping near the door .
G- Close the door Drew ...
Drew- ( slams the door )
G- ( puts on a angry face as he looks at the door then tries to soften it up when he looks back at me ) sorry about that . I don't know what's wrong with that kid .
Nell- ( whispers ) I do ...
G- don't whisper ... Speak up
Nell- I said I do ...
G- oh you do ? And what's that ?
Nell- I think this dude may have a crush on you . Orrrrrr you might be fucking .. I mean beating the breaks off of ol dude .
G- ( puts the files down and takes off his glasses and leans back ) and how are you so sure ?
Nell- I watch my surroundings ...
G- well your wrong .
Nell- oh am I ?
G- are you trying to out smart me ?
Nell- not at all . But if you think I am ... Is it working ?
G- ( sits up and looks back at the file and writes something on my file ) hmmm...
G stood up and walked to the door and opened it . I turned to look at him and he held onto the knob and pointed me out of the door . I got up looking undefeated cause I think I just lost this one ... I walked past him and I started walking down the hall and I heard him say " can you close ?" I turned before walking back into the store and said " what does my file say " and I walked into the store and that lil stank ass Drew was staring me down .
Drew- that was too quick ... You didn't get the job bye bitch ...
Nell- ( shrugs ) maybe I didn't .
G- aye get back to work ...
I felt him behind me but I didn't even turn back I kept walking to the exiting door and I hear " Hey Cornell your file says you do " . I turned my head and said " so what are you going to do ?" I walked out ... As I'm walking I hear a hey ! I turned and it was G .
G- I wasn't done .
Nell- you were done when you kicked me out of your office ...
G stood there and stared at me confused ...
Nell- never met someone like me huh ?
G- tomorrow at 5 ...
He backed away smoothly then turned and went back into the store . I turned and it's like I hit a brick wall . I look up and it was Rula ...
Rula- your kidding me right ?
Nell- what are you talking about ?
Rula- why did y'all have that stare down like that Nell ?
Nell- it was him . He thinks he has a dummy .
Rula- hmmm I don't like this shit . And your not working here and I mean that shit .
Nell- I don't think I heard you right .
Rula- I'll tell you in the car where it's more quiet . Let's go .
I walked with him to his car thinking that this nigga was NOT that dumb .
When we got in the car I texted Ty and told him to meet me at my car .
Rula got in his truck and slammed the door .
Rula- I said you are NOT working there . And that shit is final .
Nell- your NOT about to tell me where i will work .
Rula- I just did and you know not to fuck with me .
Nell- you gotta be crazy ...
Rula- what you say ?
Nell- what the fuck is the problem working there ?
Rula- that nigga . That's the problem . You think I'm stupid ?
Nell- hell no I don't think your stupid ! But I thought you trusted me . But I was wrong apparently .
I got out the truck and walked over to my jeep .
Rula- don't walk away from me .
Nell- just give me space . I'm surprised you think that I would just fuck up us for a random . I'll talk to you later .
Rula- Cornell ...
Nell- I'm good ... Goodnight Rula .
I kept walking and Ty was waiting at the car for me . When we got in my car I sat there for a minute .
Ty- you good bruh ?
Nell- yeah I'm alright . Just been a long long long day . I just need to rest .
Ty- yeah well do you think you got the job ?
Nell- I do have 1 at foot locker .
Ty- hook me up with some jays !
Nell- I didn't start yet damn haha .
Ty- just saying .
Nell- how about you ?
Ty- they trying to hire me at h&m
Nell- that's good .
Ty- nahhhh I need a real nigga job . I'm gonna keep looking .
Nell- you do that .
I laid out on my bed doing my homework with my earplugs in jamming . As I'm finishing up my essay I get a FT call from Rula but i just let keep ringing . Then after 2 minutes he called again . And I didn't answer ... Then 5 minutes after that a different number popped up so I answered .
Nell- hello ????
???- is this Cornell ?
Nell- yes this is he .
???- it's G . I was just making sure you know that you are coming in at 5 tomorrow for orientation .
Nell- ohhhh .. Yes I didn't forget already .
???- okay ... ( gets silent )
Nell- okay ...
We sat in silence for like 7 seconds .
Nell- um are you there ? Or ?
G- oh yeah that was all .
Nell- okay bye .
I hang up and shook my head . Then the same number called back .
Nell- Yes boss ?
G- haha boss I like that ... But I have a question .
Nell- maybe I have a answer .
G- how can you tell that there's something going on between Drew and I ?
Nell- it's all over him . When I first walked in he gave me a dirty look . Then when I saw you and how he acts when you come around . It was easy .
G- he gotta cut that shit out man .
Nell- hey Boss I think your getting to comfortable.
G- I'm the boss right ?
Nell- True .
G- can you tell from me though ?
Nell- not 1 bit... When I first saw you I didn't even think you got down .
G- yeah I'm down low ...
Nell- oh that I know :) ...
G- I'm actually going to pick up my girl now .
Nell- Hmmm a circus man you are ...
G- what does that suppose to mean ?
Nell- you like playing with fire .
G- i guess you can put it like that .
Nell- so I have a question ..
G- I have a answer .
Nell- why ummm Drew out of all dudes .... ( coughs )
G- he was just convenient and still is .
Nell- I think he likes you a lot .
G- trust me he's a ho ... I am not worried about him . I get my nut and keep it pushing .
Nell- very honest I see .
G- I have another question if you don't mind .
Nell- I'm all ears .
G- are you straight ?
Nell- no I am not .
G- next question ... Did I get you in trouble earlier today ?
Nell- trouble ? No ... Argument yes ...
G- oh ...
Nell- no sorry ? Just oh ?
G- well I can only be sorry when I really am sorry ... Don't you think ?
Nell- ( gets quiet )
G- are you there ?
Nell- yeah my bad ... Had to text someone ( lying ) ...
G- hmm okay ... Well I'm pulling up to my girls house ... I'll see you tomorrow at 5 .
Nell- will do ...
The call ended and stared at my phone and shook my head . What was that !?
I finished my essay and got my ass ready for bed . I laid there and turned off my light and my phone vibrated .
Text from Rula
Rula- Stop ignoring me ...
Nell- I'm tired I'm going to sleep .
Rula- can we talk first .
Nell- about ? Listen I'm fine Rula you just don't trust me like you said you did . And it's okay .
Rula- STOP IT .
Nell- stop what ?
Rula- answer your phone .
( Calls )
Nell- what's up .
Rula- hmmm what's up ?
Nell- I had a long day .
Rula- ight whatever ... But I do trust you okay ?
Nell- to a certain extent...
Nell- hahaha ... But I trust you though ... ME ... CORNELL ... Trusts you Rula ...
Rula- what does that suppose to mean ?
Nell- nothing ... I'm going to bed .
Rula- no your not .
Nell- I am ...
Rula- the fuck yo ...
Nell- I'm tired Rula damn . And this shit isn't helping honestly .
Rula- fuck it ( hangs up )
I laid there in shock kind of but I shook it off quickly and just closed my eyes ... Thinking about this whole day including Leo, Rula, and G ...
The next Morning
It was now Wednesday and I was still suspended until Thursday . I woke up to 5 missed calls from Rula and 3 text messages from him .
Texting with Rula
Rula- You up ?
Rula- I want to see you .
Rula- listen babe ... I just want you to myself . I'm stubborn I know . But seeing that nigga stare you down, fucked my head up . But just know that I do trust you ... But shit do run across my mind . Not gonna lie .
Nell- can I be honest ?
Nell- I don't think about you cheating or anything . I actually trust you . And you not trusting me is totally find . Maybe I'm doing something wrong ...
Rula- it's not your fault your sexy but then you have the best personality in the world . I see why they stop and stare .
Nell- but I only want you ... I could've been left you if I wanted somebody else .
Rula- your right ... I'm sorry for going off on you like that .
Nell- it's fine ...
Rula- babe do you ever get mad ? You take most things like a grain of salt .
Nell- i do get mad . But most things don't phase and . And I never really show how I'm feeling . I think that's why people get so angry with me .
Rula- who like Leo ?
Nell- yea him ...
Rula- mhm ...
I put my phone down and just looked up at the ceiling . And Drew popped in my head , about how addicted he is to this man . Damn someone is going to get hurt .
I got up and went down stairs to make me some breakfast . I made some bacon sausage and eggs . I put it on my snapchat and my IG . After eating my food . I checked to see who viewed my snap and Leo was 1 of them . And it made me think about him for a split second . I got up quickly and washed the dishes while I blast some music . Trying not to think so much about all this bullshit , that's going on ... But wait wait just hit me ... Was Rula spying on me !? I went to my phone quickly and texted him .
Texting with Rula
Nell- I got a question
Rula- wassup babe ?
Nell- why was you at the mall .
Rula- ( side eye emoji )
Nell- to spy on me ...
Rula- I wouldn't do that . Chill out please .
Nell- I mean but it is like that . You've been acting weird as shit lately ...
Rula- your tripping shorty .
Nell- nah im not tripping .
Rula- ight fuck it ... I did spy on you ... So ?
I read the message and just ignored it . I went back up stairs and took a quick shower then threw on some workout clothes and decided to just go for a jog .
As I'm jogging I can feel something or someone falling me with there eyes or car . So I decided to turn my head as I'm listening to my music and when I did I decided to slow down and I was lost by what I was seeing . It was Demitri and Rula talking . I stopped and just looked over . It seemed like it was a heated conversation and then Demitri made eye contact with me . But Rula couldn't see me because his back was turned . When Demitri saw me he just made it seem like I wasn't there . So I slowly kept walking away . As I'm walking back to my house I see Demitri sitting on my steps .
Nell- why are you here ?
Demitri- why aren't you in school ?
Nell- cause I'm not ... Excuse me .
Demitri- so your about to act like you just didn't see me earlier ?
Nell- I don't care .
Demitri- so you don't want to know why we were talking ?
Nell- nah I'm good . If I needed to know Rula would tell me ...
Demitri- ( stands up and walks past Nell ) let's see if he does that .
Nell- we will.
Demitri- speaking of the devil .
Rula- ( gets out his truck and slams the door ) yo what the fuck are you doing here D .
Demitri- just talking to a old friend . Is there a problem ?
Rula- nigga you better not fuck with me . Leave now .
Demitri- yes sirrrrr ....
I look up at Rula watching Demitri go to his car and I just turn away and start to unlock my door . I can hear Rula rushing over to me .
Rula- Babe what is up with you ? ( holding Nells waist from behind )
Nell- nothing .
Rula- why didn't you answer me back ?
Nell- cause I got the information I needed . Why would I respond back .
Rula- open your door .
Nell- nah we can talk out here ( turns ) what's up ?
Rula- ( steps back and looks confused ) I don't like this shit . What did I do !!?
Nell- you tell me ...
Rula- fuck it ... You want to act like a kid then be 1 . I'm out ...
Rula starts walking away ..
Nell- man fuck you ( turns and opens the house door )
Rula- I know you ...
I could hear Rula rushing up behind me and we burst through my door and I stumble a bit as he stands right in front of me with his fist balled up . I'm now leaned up against my living couch as he pushes hisself on me .
Rula- the fuck you just say ?
Nell- get out my face Dre ...
Rula- nah talk your shit ...
Nell- ... ( looks to the side )
Rula- don't ever say that shit to me again . If you don't want to talk then shut the fuck up .
Nell- nigga you shut the fuck up . Asking me dumb as fucking questions . You know what you did . Get out my house .
Rula- ( grabs Nells chin ) who are you right now ...
Nell- ( moves Rulas hand ) Cornell . Now just leave .
Rula- I'm not leaving ... I spied on you YES I DID ...
Rula- don't be sarcastic... Why was Demitri here ?
Nell- I DONT KNOW YOU TELL ME !!!!!!! I don't have any fucking answers I'm waiting on your ass to fill me in .
Rula- You already know why I spied on you . I know it isn't right but shit I love you and I know how shit gets ... Trust me .
Nell- okay ...
Rula- and Demitri ... I don't know why he was here .
Nell- are you sure ?
Nell- okay you can lie ...
Rula- yo how am I lying .
Nell- I seen y'all today ..... That's how ( shakes head ) just go I'll be good with not knowing I hope .
Rula- ( steps back some and gets on 1 knee ) babe it was nothing important I was talking to him about . He actually owes me money ( grabs Nells hand ) I was going off on him about that . He's just jealous of us .
Nell- ( stares at Rula )
Rula- you believe me right ?
Nell- ( looks down at there hands ) it's becoming hard to believe you .
Rula- it won't happen again . And Demitri isn't shit to worry about . It's me and you babe .
Nell- can you stand up .
Rula- ( stands and pulls Nell to him ) I love you okay ?
Nell- I love you too ...
( Door bell rings )
I kissed Rula really quick then I opened the door and there stood Amiya balling her eyes out .......
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