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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cherish


She was drop dead gorgeous...Honey Brown skinned, with the most gorgeous legs I'd ever seen...
Baby making hips ,as my room mate Paris would have said...and a cute round little face with a dimple on each side..She wore her hair in a long pony-tail and always came to class with the shortest of skirts on. She was driving me and most of the guys in my class crazy. Since I could see that I might have a lot of competition, I made my move early. I made a couple of humorous comments in class that even made the Professor smile a bit...and I looked over at her to make sure she was smiling too..She was.

One night after class, I asked her if she wouldn't mind having some ice cream with me. She said okay and so we left school and walked a few blocks over to a small place on the corner that served the best Banana Splits in the city.

"So, what is your name? My name is Blake?"I said.

"Mine is Cherish...Cherish Watkins.." she said.

'Oh...like in the song...Cherish is a word I use to describbbbeeeee..." I sang jokingly...

"You have a nice singing voice. I'm used to people singing that song when they hear what my name is." she joked.

"Really? You think so?" I laughed.

"No...I just didn't want to hurt your feelings." she laughed.

'Oh, you got jokes." I laughed.

She laughed too...She was so easy to talk to...and for the first time in months, I felt relaxed around a woman...I did want to sex her something feirce , but I didn't feel any pressure to try.

"So I don't see your car in the parking lot.....How did you get to school tonight?" I asked.

"My car is in the shop...my friend is picking me up as soon as I text him." she said.

"Is this "friend" uh , a guy?" I asked.

"Yeah as a matter of fact ,he is." she said.

"Oh...er, uh...well...you know...I, uh..." I was at a loss for what to say next.

"Is this your way of trying to ask me if I have a man?...No, he's not my man...I suspect he wants to be...just like you probably do...but he 's not presently my man...he's just a friend." she said.

"A friend with uh, benefits?" I asked.

"God, you're newsy to be a guy.....No, he hasn't had any benefits yet...but anything is possible."
she said.

"I'd like to be a possibility in the near future...." I said.

"You just met me tonight" she said.

"Yeah, but I've been watching you all semester...." I said.

"Just got your nerve up to step to a sister near the end of the semester huh?" she said.

"No....I've been kind of obligated." I said... Just then my Blackberry went off. Cherish looked at it
and said...

"Ohhhhh, I see....Now it's my turn to ask the questions...Is that your woman?" she asked.

"No....she's kind of like what you would call a "friend with benefits." I said.

"And you want to get with me why? If you got a "friend with benefits"? she asked.

"I don't want her...at least not anymore....I was attracted to her at one time....and then we entered into this arrangement...it's kind of complicated.....see, she's my landlord..and she was attracted to me...and I was kinda attracted to her and well, we started seeing each other-"

"You mean you started doing each other" she added.

"Yeah somethin like that....and now it's just gotten out of hand. I wanted to take her out, wanted her to meet my friends...but she wasn't havin it...she just wanted to have sex." I said.

"And your problem is? " she asked.

"You got it all wrong sister....The sex was cool for awhile...but after awhile, you know...you want a little somethin more out of a relationship...I mean ,I do.."I said.

"Wow...you are different..I don't meet too many guys like you Blake.....You got your Blackberry?
Here's my cell number and my home address....Call me when you've taken care of your problem." she said.

"Word? For real?" I said.

"Yeah..you sound interesting to say the least....and you got pretty hazel eyes...I like that..maybe we can go out...but I don't want no drama...so don't call me until you've handled your business"
She said.

I paid for our ice cream and I walked her back to the school and waited with her for her ride...

"Why don't you call dude and tell him you found another ride home? I'll take you home..my ride
is right over there?" I said.

She thought for a moment then she smiled and said-

"You just want to know where I live.....Against my better judgement, I'm gonna let you take
me home..but don't come by my house just yet..not until..."

"Yeah I know, not til I've handled this..." I said. My Blackberry went off again...Another text!

"You gonna answer her text?" said Cherish

"Nah, screw her....Get in the car...I'l drive you home." I said.

She lived in East Oak Lane on a beautiful tree lined street with nice neat little houses that had just enough room in between them that you could breathe without your neighbor hearing you.
The whole time I drove..I felt as light as a feather, like a burden had been lifted off of me, as though I could do anything I wanted...Like a whole new world had opened up to me!

As I parked my car and walked into the apartment....I got a phone call, it was Cheryl.

"Blake, where have you been...I've been texting you all night?"

"I had class, you know that." I said dryly...

"Well, get up here..I need you inside of me right now...." she said.

"Nah." I said.

"What do you mean no? I'm wearing a black mesh thong and not much else..." she said.

I was no fool...I went up to her apartment and did it until I was satisfied.....as I was putting my clothes on I informed her that that was it.

"What do you mean Blake? You breaking up with me?" she said mockingly....

'We really wasn't never together.....What I'm saying is...I'm ending this...I'm not doing this with you anymore...I'm done...and besides, I've met someone." I said.

"That's kool..but you know what that means right?" she said.

"I know...I'll have the rent to you on the first of the month." I said.

'Nah bruh...not just this month's rent....I want what is it now, seven month's back rent from both you and your room-mate next Friday or you're both outta hereeee!!!" she said.

'What? You can't do that?" I said.

"Oh yes the hell I can......you both owe me seven month's back rent..by law,yall should have been out of here." She said.

"But we had a deal, an arrangement." I protested.

"You can't prove it..it's your word against mine..." she said.

She was right...which leads me to where this story began.


(Conclusion tomorrow!)

21 comments:

Solomon said...

This chicka is crazy Keith, you sure know how to come up with some of the wildest characters ever.

I can't wait for the conclusion to this one bro!

Blu Jewel said...

Agrees with Soloman...you are so darn creative, but the stories are the realest.

love to live; live to love!

BorednTalkative said...

Oh wow. Chick is all kinds of crazy. I'm looking forward to the conclusion.

Tate @ said...

Loved this title Keith and the babe in the photo is gorgeous!
Blake is one lucky brother!

Sunflower said...

So glad this woman had some sense and some dignity and didn't give herself up right away...Thanks for portraying a strong black woman Keith.

Brenda said...

I like Cherish...She's the only female in this story I can like.

Cheryl said...

I'm liking the flow of this story and how things are falling in place..Can't imagine the ending though!

Lisa said...

This chicka is indeed crazy...and she's got Blake by the short and curlys...

Halo said...

Can't way to see how this mess is sorted out.

Vanessa said...

I can't imagine how this ends...but I can't wait to see how it does.lololol.

Angie B. said...

Crazy Lady, Stupid Guy...What does that add up to? An interesting ending!

Toni said...

I trust that the ending will be entertaining.

Swaggie said...

This broad is off the chains crazy Keith..I can't wait to see how she ends up!

Jazzy said...

ROFLMBAO- This is a hella funny story Keith- What did the brotha think the broad was gonna do? Let him off scott free? Can't wait to see how this ends up!

James Perkins said...

This guy needs a good lawyer right about now!

Simon Bastion said...

Love this story,almost hate for it to end!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

If that were me, I'd have done both babes...There was no strings attached,but then...Blake aint a playa like moi-lololol

Sean said...

Another masterpeice of storytelling Keith,Don't ever stop!

Captain Jack said...

This is one crazy chick...Still I'm lovin this story Keith!

Anonymous said...

It's kind of got my panties wet!

anonymousII said...

@anonymous- give it a rest please!