“Oh hell, here comes bree and her pack of chickens” Chris muttered while climbing to the top of the slide to get a better view of the group of girls heading toward the park. “Stay back we don’t feel like fighting with you guys today” “Pipe down Maurice we didn’t come her to fight” nani shot back. “Then take y’all asses to the swings we on the slide right now” Chris was now standing on the top of the slide with his hand make a perfect ‘o’ as if to be a telescope. “You better stop cussing before I tell on you” “Dany the snitch” Mike cut in blocking bree’s attempt to head up the stairs to the slide. “If you don’t move lizard neck I will be forced to knock you out” bree’s small hand bald into a fist as she had gotten closer to Mike but he wasn’t backing down, every week the boys came to the park trying to play their childish boy games and every week the girls would come putting an end to all their play time. “We can always share this park you know; it’s enough room for all of us” “Trey stop acting like a sissy we were here first” shad spit out toward the girls. “We are coming up there if you like it or not” Nani stood close behind bree as soso took her place in front of the slide in attempt to just walk up it.
“ATTACK” over- dramatically Chris jumped off of the top of the slide and landed on the ground like a professional power ranger. “You stay the hell away from our slide” “Oh Chris I’m telling on you” Ana quickly began to walk toward the direction of Chris’ house which made everyone snap back into reality. Everyone knows Chris mom didn’t play that when it came to acting out, if ana even knocked on the door and spoke the letter ‘c’ Chris would end up getting a whopping in front of everyone. Still in play mood Chris made a loud growl then charged at ana knocking her down hard on the wood chips. All it took was a small whimper to escape her lips before all of the girls became furious. “You hurt my banana you stupid freak” bree said rushing behind Chris as if she was about to push him on the ground but was stopped by trey. “Move” “No bree chill out” “Man let that wild beast go” Mike shouted from behind them. “That’s it” Nani ran up the stairs chasing after shad while soso climbed up the slide in an attempt to bash Michaels head in. Dany and Jermaine shook their heads at the madness then took one look at each other. “Start running” Dany whispered to J “Yea I know”.
In the short time trey took his eyes off of Chris and bree too look at the other wild children running around the park like maniacs, he had let bree slip from his grasp. Charging at Chris she pushed him down while shoving his face into the wood chips. Soso had Mikes head in the water fountain turning it on and off just to torture him, Nani was throwing huge wood chips at shad as he tried to out run her but failed due to his small legs and short stride. Dany lazily chased J as he slowly ran from Dany. They were way over the bull between the groups but played along just because, seeing as trey could do nothing his attention landed on a crying ana who still sat out on the ground holding her scraped knee. “Hey are you ok” he asked but she wouldn’t stop crying slowly he kneeled down next to her and reached out to touch her knee. “Hey stop with the water works kid” instantly ana stopped then laid her glossy eyes to his “it hurts” “Looks like it, come on” grabbing her small dirty hand trey helped her up and began walking to his house. “My mom is a doctor she can clean it for you” “Thank you” “Your welcome”
10 years later
“Aye Chris let me hold 5 bucks” ana shouted over the loud kids in the cafeteria, “f*** you mean let you hold 5 bucks, who the f*** I look like your pimp” “Oh see we on that, you seem to have forgotten Chris when we were 6 years old and you pushed me down making me scrap my poor little knee while your dumb ass played karate kid” “Oh my god really ana” he said digging in his pocket pulling out his wallet. “Right I could have told on you but I saved your ass” “here dang” he spat slapping the money into her hand. “Hey y’all” bree spoke a little too happy while walking to the table, “f*** you smiling so hard for” nani asked “Because I can” bree snapped back “Aye bree let me hold 5 bucks” “Chris I don’t have money to be given you” “Oh see we on that, you seem to have forgotten when we were 6 years old you shoving wood chips in my eye, look I still have the cut” “Uh here fool” “Thanks boo” Chris stuck his tongue out at ana as Mike and Trey walked in with their play toys of the week. “Sup y’all” trey sat next to ana then pulled the girl on his lap not meaning to be disrespectful but lately that is all he could be, that was what he had grown to become. “I think I’m going to grab me some pizza” “Right behind you ana” bree said standing with her to leave the table and the awkward situation.
It seemed like everyone could since the tension but trey and mike, they were so caught into the playboy status they never noticed the kiddie crushes bree and ana had on them. “So Nani I heard you f***ing with that kid Dwight” Chris asked, J’s head shot up from his plate as he looked at Dany who shrugged her shoulders, “who told you that” “I heard it from my connects, is it true” Chris continued being messy “We just talking as of right now, wait, why am I answering to you” “Cause I’m daddy” Dany almost choked on her juice trying not to laugh at his foolishness. “Aye soso you pretty quiet over there sup” shad asked with a huge grin plastered onto his face. Soso took one look at him then gave him a death glare, causing everyone at the table to look back and forth between them. “f*** was that” J muttered “Nothing” shad and soso said at the same time, with soso looking to the other direction and shad continuing to burn a hole through her. “Baby I’m hungry” Mike’s, playmate spoke up making herself known to the table for the first time. “Ok and” “And” she said holding her hand out “Move your f***ing hand before you touch my pizza and I slap the f*** out of you” bree spat coming from behind them then taking her seat across from them. “Bree take your rude ass on somewhere” Mike spat while handing the girl a 5 just to get her out of his face. “You feeding these hoes now” “Bree why do you even care” mike snapped truly wanting to know the answer. The table had then become quiet, “So your Anastasia right” the girl on trey’s lap spoke up. “Yea” “Oh” “The f*** you mean oh” soso asked “I just was making sure, you be texting my man all crazy hours of the night messing up our flow” “If a text can f*** up your flow it must not have been there in the first place” Chris whispered but clearly everyone heard
“So I won my soccer game last weekend” Dany tried to cut the sour taste in the conversation but it went without notice. “Trey, please get your little friend before I smack her with this pizza” the calmness in ana’s voice was chilling, she hardly ever got mad, but when it came to trey something in her always ticked. “Aye y’all chill out please” “Naw trey I want to see them fight it out” “Chris you are an ass” “Dany, suck my chin hairs, ok, I’m trying to see a cat fight” “If she touch my banana it’s going down” bree moved her plate to the side while soso and nani began to take off various pieces of jewelry. “Chill out y’all it won’t even make it to a fight, I wouldn’t dare let her touch ana” “Aw” Dany said wiping away fake tears. “You know Dany I wouldn’t let a b**** touch you either, unless you are into that kind of stuff” “f*** up Chris” Dany spat toward Chris.
5 years later
No one knows what happened after graduation, it seems as if as soon as the principal announced them as graduates, they all ran off in their own directions. They had all planned to be friends forever, travel the world together go to the same school raise a family together the whole nine yards, but life had other plans. They all had different dreams, so they knew going to the same school after high school would be impossible. A few stuck together and others were driven far apart. While some kept in touch and remained a healthy friendship others stayed away hoping, praying to stay invisible to certain members of the group.
Dany and Ana were able to remain together through everyone else’s separation. After high school they both attended UCLA Dany majoring in Marketing in sale and Ana in business administration. Not long after Dany and Ana found a cute little run down building in the heart of L.A. that only needed love and spent ever last cent from their accounts, a dollar and a dream later they opened a boutique called D’Ana Amor. Sales couldn’t be better for the two, talented designers all over the world had placed their merchandise inside of their store. Although things went without much struggle for the two in other cases I couldn’t say the same for the rest of the group.
Soso and Chris took their talents and hit the ground running they knew out of all the members of their friends they had the most risky dream. Art was very important to the world but with so many talented artists in the world the competition alone could drive you out of business. Soso went to Columbia University in Chicago her first year out of high school and enjoyed the city life but felt as if she was getting nowhere with her work. She tried to have many small gallery shows with a few other classmates of hers but they all were very unsuccessful. Not being able to pay for school off of the little bit of money she got from painting Soso had to resort in getting a second job as a secretary. Chris had almost the same issue; he took his talents to New York he didn’t bother on starting his career at a college because he knew what he wanted to do and knew that sitting in a classroom wasn’t going to make him any money. Chris began to set up shop everyday outside of various buildings to make sure he got different clients and began painting; people would walk by and admire his art but never do more than throw a few pieces of change at his feet thinking that would be enough. Him and Soso got tired of the bull and knew they had to do more, well a hope and prayer later caused the two to both get an email from an artist in Texas who had been looking at their work for the longest he wanted both to work down at his gallery with him. It seemed like forever since the last time the two had seen each other but almost like clockwork once they saw the blank canvas before them magic happened.
Trey hated the thought of leaving home, his friends, family, Ana. He and Ana had been best friends since the sand box, and knowing he would never see her again broke everything inside of him but he had no other choice. After school he went to move with his father in Washington DC. His father had owned his own law firm in the city and only would die if Trey didn’t fill in his shoes once he retired. It was never trey’s dream but to make his father happy meant more to him than anything, so long dreadful study hours at Howard University lead him to graduate top of his class, and become the new owner of Neverson Inc. Trey had never lost a case since the day he started that was until a murder trail came about where his client was put of trail for 30 years to life for killing his wife. Trey knew he could get him off easily, but his lack of knowing only deceived him.Nani , was almost too happy to see Trey on the opposing end. She and Trey always found something to argue about ever since they were kids about stupid little stuff until someone determined who was right. Nani moved to Virginia attending Hampton University, she had no scholarships and about 20 dollars in her account but knew she had to leave home and do something with her life. After joining a debate team for an extra circular activity, the administrator gave her the opportunity to stay at Hampton on a four year scholarship if she stayed on the team. Of course she said yes, and look where it has gotten her head of her practice on her way to opening her own firm.
Cole and Michael had fallen off the map completely after high school. The two barely graduated, since the both honestly could care less about school. They wanted quick money and fast. Mike and Bree had a strong relationship going at the time of high school but he wasn’t about his s***, so they soon fell off hard and by hard I mean they never spoken a word to each other after that. Even at the going away party all they did was eye each other the whole time, awkwardly. Well after everyone basically vanished on the two they knew they had to do something since they were getting nowhere in life. One night the two went to a spoken word club just for a quick drink and to see the talent. That’s when they met up with a kid by the name of Kendrick Lamar, mike and cole had to admit his flow was cold and they knew he was more than this s***ty ass club portrayed him. They wanted to manage him; taking out loan after loan the two fought hard to get the rapper on air and once they did there was no turning back. Kendrick had brought in more money than they thought which allowed the two to start their own record company in Detroit called Worldy Kings. A completely new look in music.
Bree left home with much pain hidden, she played tough all the time but anyone could see through that. Once she had gotten accepted to NYU she never ever looked back. Majoring in journalism, and through very close connects Bree was able to become the editor of Elle, Vogue, and Seventeen magazine. One day coming out of her building she could have sworn she noticed Chris outside drawing his heart out, but that mad her even more mad. She felt he was the reason of her and Mike’s break up, Chris was the only person Mike would listen to but he did nothing just sat back and watched his friend do nothing with his life, so partially to her it was his fault as well, pissed and with a cold heart Bree took the change out of her pocket and tossed it at his feet turning away quickly so Chris wouldn’t see her.
Then there was Shad shad’s hear t broke the day Soso left for Chicago, he fought to get her to stay but she never did she wanted him to understand that she needed to make this move in order to better herself but all he saw was her leaving. Taking everything he had to Miami he worked part time at a bar called Flex while he attended a community college at the time since he couldn’t afford a university. But were his heart lied was in photography, and not of land and buildings but of the body. On a side hustle Shad took pictures of nude woman who were on a pursuit to become video vixens. To Shad this was the life, he lost his girl so why not take pictures of 100’s of others. One day the lead director of a majoring model casting got a hold of Shad’s work and wanted nothing but to work with him. Taking pictures of naked woman all day became a life style for him, every girl wanted him to make them a portfolio and all directors only wanted his work for casting, he became how we should say very involve in his work.
The 10 of them never expected to see each other again, in fact they had grown to enjoy the fact of never seeing each other again, but when a strange letter makes it to all of them asking to meet up at a cabin in Toronto, signed from a close family member. The group decided to make the decision to meet up after all of these years, under one roof, with all of their built up hatred toward each other. Who will end up killing who?