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Simply Beautiful

I held a firm grip on the can of gold paint and began to move my wrist in swift upward motions repeatedly until one of the areas of my new piece was completed to my satisfaction. It had been in my head for days. Forming itself, putting its own pieces together. It took me about two hours to get it out on paper. It was a beautiful work of art. One of my favorites.

Al Green was blasting through my earphones. I always listened to music while I created something, it kept me from getting easily distracted, I flowed with the rhythm of the music and that was sure to get me through the entire process. I grinned as I finished up the last bit of it. I released a breath and stood back, removing the scarf that I used to avoid inhaling the fumes, from around my face and allowed the chilly fall day's fresh air to finally hit my face after two hours.

The longer I stared at it the more I fell in love with it. It felt like I had created it for a reason that remained unknown. Nonetheless its perfect, and I can feel myself becoming inspired again. I took a look to my left at some other artist's painting that had caught my eye when I got here. It was breathtaking..alluring. It was something surprisingly similar to what I had came here to paint today. I had to stop and marvel at it, like I did every other day with their art. Whoever 'Breezy' is, he is surely talented. I would have to keep my eye out for him or her. For as long as I've been coming here I have never seen who the spot beside mine belonged to. All I knew was that everyday I was here, another one of their stunning murals were too.

I decided to do something daring today and join my art with his. Though I'm most likely gonna get told off for crossing some lines doing so, who would I be not to take a risk? I'm an artist, its what I do on a daily basis.

"Simply beautiful.." I said to nothing in particular.

I pulled my phone out of my pocket and snapped a quick picture of it. I then closed the camera application in my iPhone and glanced at the time. It read, 9:45AM. I had a solid 45 minutes to get to work. I bent over and hastily gathered all of the paint cans, tossing them into my duffel bag, then grabbed my backpack that contained my work clothes and cleared out from the alley.

"Be back later" i said to the walls as i strolled by them. All of a sudden having a strange gut feeling that today would be one to remember.

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Oh man...you love making me shed tears don't you...I almost cried at that little scene. Paige does kinda remind me of Kelly....I wonder why she just randomly asked that question.

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So glad paige is following her heart! yay!! run to your mannn girl lol
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"So whats the deal? You never voluntarily talk to me, I always gotta beat it outta you." I chuckled. Paige smiled as we sat parked outside of her apartment building.

"I know." She whispered. I waited patiently for her to speak knowing sooner or later she would.

"Remember when you first met me? And you told me I reminded you of someone?..Who were you talking about?" She randomly asked. My eye brows rose in surprise as I was caught off guard. I smiled at the memory.

"My best friend that died..Kelly." I told her softly. She seemed shocked at this, having no words to say.

"He was an artist too, just like you. That tattoo shop where Brooke works at, that was his. He opened it up and loved it with everything he had. It was his Alayah." I chuckled gently thinking about my best friend.

"He was a guy who was into everything beautiful, just always wide open to the idea of living a good life, but he never liked to bother anyone whenever he needed the help to live it. He liked his independence and he had pride for miles. Like, anytime I offered to help him out he shot me down with a smart remark or a temper tantrum, but he always came around whenever I told him that I had his back no matter what, or that he could trust me..remind you of anyone?" I asked raising my brow with a smirk. Paige deflated and her shoulders slumped by her side.

"..I slept with Jeremiah last night." She blurted with her eyes shut tight. My neck snapped in her direction, mouth agape in shock.

"OH MY--"

"DON'T BE MAD!" She yelled wincing.

"I'M NOT!" I squealed in happiness until I saw the unsure look in her eyes.

"What's the problem?! I mean you and Tristan have been done for a while now right?" I asked hoping I was right.

"Yes, but...WE aren't together..Jay and I. I don't know where we stand!" She expressed with a deep frown. I could tell this has been a weight on her heart for a while.

"Paige honestly. Both of you are gonna make me slap you upside your heads." I threatened. She looked up at me in surprise. I knew she was expecting me to console her, but I had heard enough of the two of them from the two of them.

"What?" She exclaimed.

"You heard me. God, if this is how it was when I broke up with Chris, I am SO sorry. Both of you have been playing tag for too long now. It's not a game and sooner or later y'all are gonna find that out the hard way! When one of you moves onto some other person that ISN'T ONE OF YOU." I preached. Paige crossed her arms over her chest and faced forward.

"Well I told him I was still in love with him back at the hospital when I nearly DIED! He didn't do anything about that." She complained.

"Paige please don't give me that. Tristan walked into the room so of course he couldn't do anything about that. He has respect for Tristan as a man, or at least enough to not steal his woman while he's in the same room--"

"He told you about that?!" She yelled murderously. I waved her off.

"Of course he did, he needed someone to talk to and I was available. That's beside the point though. Shut up for a second and listen to me." I told her sternly, appreciating when she closed her lips together tight.

"You and Jeremiah shouldn't be doing this to one another. If you still love him and you wanna be with him, you need to get out of this car, go upstairs to that stuffy apartment of yours." She delivered a dry look as I insulted her home.

"Call him up, tell you to meet you somewhere, tell him you want to be with him and if he tells you yes then you have mind blowing sex on the bedroom floor!" I finished happily. The frown was set on her face.

"..And if he says no." She looked down at her lap. I smiled sympathetically at her noting how in love with this man she really was.

"Honey.." I called her placing a finger under her chin and bringing her face up to meet my gaze.

"He is not going to say no to you. Believe me when I tell you that he wants to be with you just as much as he did before y'all ever got together, if not more." I told her.

"What if you're wrong." She pressed. I sat back in my seat and looked out into the street.

"If I'm wrong...you can have my baby." I said looking back to her. She gave me a sarcastic look of joy earning a laugh from me.

"You'll never know..unless you try." I smiled, thinking about Analee in that moment, missing her dearly.

"Go." I pushed on her shoulder gently. She smiled and went to open the door.

It was unexpected when she pulled me into a tight hug and placed a kiss on my cheek.

"You're always there...thank you." She whispered into my ear. I smiled holding her tightly before pulling out of the hug.

She got out of the car and pushed the door closed before leaning into the frame of the window.

"You're the best friend I have boss.. Thank you for never being an enemy." She spoke with love. I almost teared at her words. Paige had never been so affectionate towards me, even in the hardest of times.

It was touching to see this side of her.

"I love you too Paigey." I said.

"I gotta go make a phone call." She smirked. I smiled watching her nod and walk off into her building.

I waited for her to disappear into the elevator before I drove off down the road smiling.

"Where's my niece?!" Pouted Mackenzie. I smiled as I entered the gallery empty handed.

"She's home sleeping with her daddy." I mocked her tone. She frowned and turned away from me and back to the computer screen. I rolled my eyes playfully and walked over to her.

"What's up wifey?" I asked sitting on the corner of the desk. Mackenzie looked up at me boredly and rested a hand under her chin.

"Today's slow. I just wanna go home." She whined.

"Why don't you close early then?" I asked.

"Because I'm expecting packages full of your boyfriend and Paige's ex boyfriend around six. So i guess that means I get to blame you." She said as her eyes turned into tight slits and her words dripped with annoyance. I stuck my tongue out at her and turned my head in the direction where I heard the sound of heels clicking. Out walked Paige with her sketch book and purse in hand. I rose off of the desk to greet her with a head nod and smirk.

"Sup Boss?" Asked Paige with a smile as she returned my nod.

"Hey babe. Ready?" I asked with a smirk. She nodded and I looked over to Mackenzie.

"Just wait until I'm off my leave and then you can take off as many days off as you want. I will gladly cover for you." I smiled hitting the desk gently.

"Oh you bet your ass you will. Bye b****. Oh! Don't forgot I'm coming over tomorrow with Mike to see Lay!" Said Mackenzie.

I nodded before I walked off behind Paige to leave the gallery.

Thanks for the love guys, I've been adding like crazy these days. I don't have to work this week :) Vacation is the sweetest! Anyway! Love y'all. Run for me and I'll run for you!

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its most likely aabout jeremiah
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Hmm I feel like some drama is going to happen at this reunion. And toronto of all places?! And what's wrong with Paigey??

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"So my mom's still trynna get us to go to this stupid reunion in two weeks and I really don't wanna go!" I whined keeping my eyes on the television.

"Mags come on, that's family. How bad could it be? Personally I'm excited. Y'all don't speak much of other family members." Spoke Chris eyes glued to the screen.

"Gee baby, I wonder why. The fact that it's in Toronto is just the spark that lights the dynamite." I rolled my eyes, groaning.

"Look I know Toronto brings back horrible memories, it does for me too, but maybe this will be good for us. We both in better places now, we got Layah...We can make better memories there. On top of that we ain't goin' there for me, we goin' for you..aaaand Aubrey's gon' be in town around then." He tried to reason.

"I still don't wanna go. I promised I'd never return to that wretched land." I spat earning a laugh from Chris.

"We're going--"

"Chris--"

"I'm not turnin' down an opportunity to meet the family. You gon' be my wife soon..and I wanna know everyone who is a part of you..plus I ain't about to say no to ya mama. She scary sometimes, you ever see that look--"

"Chris, shut up!" I laughed, getting over my mood. Chris' snickering filled the room.

"What the hell Chris?!" I yelled trying not to wake Alayah who slept peacefully on her fluffy blanket laid out in the center of the living room floor Indigo lay not too far away.

I slapped his controller, distracting him.

"Get off me, cheater." He laughed moving his hand away from my reach. I pouted when his Mario crossed the finish line before my Luigi.

"I'm breaking up with you." I said crossing my arms over my chest sinking into my seat on the couch next to him. He laughed harder falling back beside me.

"Because I beat you three times in a video game you gon' break up with me?! Girl--" he turned me over and smacked my butt twice. I cried out into the pillow, laughing through the sting, still trying to keep quiet in case I woke Alayah.

My ringing phone caused the sudden stillness from both me and Chris. I reached for it quickly before it woke Alayah, but the high pitched cry told me I was too late.

"Who that?" Asked Chris as he slid off the couch lazily and onto the floor to pick up Alayah.

"Paigey." I answered before sliding my finger to the left.

"Tell youngin' imma kill her." He spoke as he rested his back against the couch and rocked Alayah from side to side trying to put her back to sleep.

"What's the dealio?" I asked relaxing into my seat, feeling content.

"Sup Boss?" Answered Paige.

"You woke up my kid. That's what's up." I replied.

"s***. My bad." She apologized. I chuckled

"Don't apologize to me, it's Chris who wants to kill you." I smiled looking over at him. He laid his head back and shut his eyes, still rocking Alayah who had returned to her slumber.

He was so adorable.

"Chump ain't gon' do s***. Listen, I need you to meet up with me. I need to talk to you about something." Said Paige. My brow raised in concern.

"Everything cool?" I asked.

"Nah, yeah everything's good I just..need to ask you for advice and I'd rather be face to face." She answered. I nodded.

"Okay. You're at work right?" I questioned.

"Yeah till five." Replied Paige.

"Okay. I'll meet you outside the gallery in thirty." I answered before hanging up. I reached over to a sleeping Alayah and kissed her forehead softly.

"Bye mamas." I smiled, already missing her.

I stood to my feet to go and meet my friend. I looked down at Chris who's eyes slowly peeled open.

"Where you goin'?" He asked softly. I could tell he was tired.

"Paige needs me. Imma go find out what's up. I won't be long." I said.

"Oh, so you just gon' make me have this child and then bail on me?--"

"Chris, shut up!" I giggled walking to the door to shove on my shoes.

"I'll call you nigga." I said before throwing up a peace sign and leaving the house.

Wondering what Paige wanted to talk about.

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i got a kool aid smile reading the latest posts
its just aww like i love everything about this story sometimes i forget it is just a story! and not real life lol
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