`01 | Justíce
Smoke clouds floated past Justice's face as she sat on the concrete steps on Rhyna's front porch. She scrolled up and down , sliding her fingers back and fourth through her apps on her iphone. She waited impatiently for her ex-boyfriend , close friend Corey to finish his black & mild. Loud voices and loud music came from the house as someone entered and exit the front door. Justice checked the time again , looking up at Corey.
"It's my best friend's graduation party and I'm sitting out here with you , while you smoke and watch every girl walk in and out of the house!". Justice said , rolling her eyes.
"So , you ain't missin' nothing! I'm finished anyway!". Corey shook his head , tossing his finished black & mild into the front yard. He adjusted his hoodie , sticking a piece of gum into his mouth.
Justice stood up from the steps , brushing her shorts off. She slipped her iphone into her back pocket wakin into the house with Corey behind her. Every room in the house was filled with teenagers and adults. Food and drinks coveered every table , with a photo booth also. Justice found a spot to sit and check out the party and everyones vibe. Corey stood next to her , talking and drnking with someone he knew. He never left her side. Drake's Shot for Meplayed , bringing in a slow vibe at the party. Corey watched as Justice snapped , and rocked side to side to the beat , singing along. He tried not to watch too much , knowing it was her favorite song at the moment. She always told him it reminded him of the times when they were together.
"I never cheated for the record back when I was with you , but you believed in everything but me , girl I don't get you". Justice sang outloud , looking over at Corey still rocking to the beat. Corey bit down , showing off the structure on the side of his mouth. He kept his cool , walking away. Justice watched as Corey walked across the room over to another female. Justice laughed to herself , shaking her head.
"Where you been?". Rhyan yelled over the music , holdng a red cup in her hand fllled with some mixed drink.
"Outside with Corey , of course!". Justice answered.
"Ugh , girl let it and him go!". Rhyan laughed , leaning against the wall.
"It's not like that anymore , were . . Friends!". Justice looked over , at Corey. He flirted with some girl as she leaned against his chest as he stroked her hair.
"Good , I want you to meet someone". Rhyan smiled , pulling Justice up from her seat. Justice followed behind Rhyan as the walked into the dining room that was also connected to the family room. Rhyan walked over to him as he held a conversation with another boy sitting down.
"Sorry to interrupt fellas , but Khalil this is my best friend Justice. Justice this is my cousin , Khalil!". Rhyan introduced the two , smiling from ear to ear.
"Wassup , its nice to meet you , Justice!". Khalil smiled , putting out his hand to shake hers.
"Hi , nice to meet you too!". Justice looked him up and down smiling , as she shaked his hand.
Rhyan turned her back towards the two , leaving them to start a conversation. Rhyan danced as Beyonce's Dance For You began to play. Khalil took a sip of his drink , looking at Justice from the corner of his eye , Justice noticed him.
"Are you just here in North Carolina for Rhyan's graduation?". Justice turned to Khalil.
"Nah , I actually moved down here three days ago. Trying to get into school down here!". Khalil said , standing a little closer to Justice so he wouldn't have to yell over the music.
"Oh ok. College or High School?". Justice said , taking a sip of her drink.
"College. I look that young?". Khalil laughed.
Justice laughed with him. "Sorta. You have a baby face , but your tattoo's make you look a little older".
"I'm guessing that's a good thing and a compliment?". He asked , tossing the little bit of his drink back.
"Yeah , it is!". Justice smiled , exploring his tattoos.
"Good. You graduating next week too?". He asked.
"Yeah , finally!". Justice answered , leaning against the wall with her hands behind her back.
"Uh oh , that's wassup!". He laughed. Justice smiled , her smiled practically never left since she was first introduced to him. Corey watched from the opposite room. Wondering who the dude was that had Justice smiling ear to ear. He watched as Rhyan tapped her arm , pulling her in to dance.
tonight I'm gonna dance for you , ooh ooh oh
tonight I'm gonna dance for you , ooh ooh oh
tonight I'm gonna put my body on your body , promise not to tell nobody
tonight its going down , I'll be rockin' on ya' babe , rockin' rockin on ya' babe
Swirling on you babe , swirlin' swirlin' on you babe
Justice and Rhyan danced , grinding on themself. Khalil and his friend watched from behind. Core walked up behind making her grind on him. Justice turned around pulling away.
Corey smacked his lips. "Oh , I can't get a dance in with you?". He said , turning her back around.
The smell of weed and alcohol hit Justice face as she pulled away. "Corey , you're drunk!". Justice stepped back.
"So , it ain't like you never seen me drunk before!". Corey said , his words were slurred. He grabbed her hand turning her around , pulling her close to him.
"Corey , let go of me!". Justice yelled , trying to break from his grip. She looked over his shoulder trying to see if Khalil was still standing there , he wasn't.
"You have a five minute conversation with a random nigga and he already got you actin brand new!". Corey pushed her to the side , taking a sip of his corona.
"Jealousy. Alright Cor , you gotta go!". Rhyan said , pointing towards the front door.
"Aight , but she's leaving with me". Corey reached out to grab a hold of Justice's hand.
"No she's not , goodbye Corey!". Rhyan yelled , causing Khalil to walk out of the kitchen.
"Bet!". Corey put on his hoodie , looking over at Justice. He grabbed her arm pulling her out of the his with him.
"Corey let go of me , you're hurting my arm!". Justice cried , trying her hardest to pull away.
Rhyan ran after them , with Khalil chasing after her. "Corey , let her go!". Rhyan yelled.
"Corey , please. Don't do this in front of everyone. You're drunk!". Justice pulled away. Standing in frnt of Corey , begging him to go home.
"Are you gonna f*** him once I leave?". Corey asked , looking over at Khalil.
"I don't even know him!". Justice said.
"You're still mine Just , remember that!". Corey gave Justice a sloppy drunk kiss , walking away. He grabbed a girls hand from the party as they walked towards his car. Justice wiped her lips , disgusted at Corey and the way he acted. She was embarrassed.
"You ok?". Khalil asked , standing next to Rhyan as she comforted her friend.
"Yeah , I'm cool. Thanks!". Justice said.
"He's an asxhole , Justice!". Rhyan said , walking away.