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<em>Natalie</em>

"We're finally seniors,"<a href="http://v.cdn.vine.co/v/thumbs/2013/05/21/54AD1681-3646-4D32-8F9F-167B5B43430F-1511-00000100BAC66D65_1.1.mp4.jpg?versionId=QH4Ln0LmxGB6aL8D3TmocSQKCsXNBTdh">I</a> said excitedly to my girl Sharnique as we walked to first period together.

"Girl tell me about it! we finally here!!! Did you finally tell Marcus about how you felt," she asked.
"No I haven't got around to that yet...why?"
"He was talking to me this morning about how he was going on a date this weekend and i thought it was you...you know he likes you,"<a href="http://worldofblackheroes.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/teyana-taylor-2.jpg">she</a> said as we walked in class and took our seats.
"That's bullsh** and you know it! how is it that he talks to you but don't even talk to me?...I just don't get it."
"Maybe he's shy Natalie...you can't expect everyone to step up to you."
"Its not that easy to talk to a guy who looks at you like you disgust him or something....and you call that being shy?"
She sighed. "Natalie I really think you're just overreacting about all of this."

Before I could say anything back to that class had begun with our teacher passing the syllabus around as she talked about what her expectations were for music class this year. My thoughts were all over the place to even pay attention to Ms. Woods...I just find it funny that Marcus talks to all of my friends with no problem but with me its like i don't exist. I just wish i knew why.

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Sean

Football practice had ended for today and I was headed towards my car until my phone rung. I answered without looking at the caller id.
“Hello”
“Sean are you cheating on me?” I sighed recognizing the voice of my distant girlfriend <a href="http://atlantablackstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Karrueche-Tran.jpg">Nicole</a> .
“WTF are you talking about Nicole?”
“Don’t play stupid with me! You know exactly what I’m talking about just because I go to a different school on the other side of town now doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s going on. Cel told me about you and London,” she said as I reached my car getting in and heading home.
“Nicole what do you want huh?! I haven’t spoken to you in about three weeks and now all of a sudden you want to return phone calls and sh*t? I even went out of my way to come across town to visit you but your mom said you were so called sick so I guess you’re feeling better huh? Going off on me cheating when you’re a** isn’t even focused on this relationship!!”
She sighed. “I’m Pregnant Sean,” she said as I pulled over slamming on the brakes.
“TF Nicole?! How long?”
“I’m two months right now.”
“You weren’t even gonna tell me…were you?!” I asked hurt that she would keep this a secret from me.
“Yes but you have to understand I was scared Sean.”
“Don’t you think I would be too knowing that I have a child on the way?!!”
“But see that’s the thing….I don’t know if you’re the father”
“TF you just say to me?”
“F*ck off my phone Nicole I’m done!!!”
“Sean wait!!! Please just hear me out,” she cried.
“who was it Nicole?!”
“Sean I…”
“WHO WAS IT NICOLE?!!!”
“You’re best friend Daniel..it was…”

I hung up the phone in her face as I got back on the road headed home as Nicole blew my phone up. I have nothing to say to her.

Chris

Jordan had just come in my room and let me know dinner was almost ready as I was doing homework. I couldn’t really focus straight on because I kept thinking about Natalie. I had texted her and let her know I was home but she never responded which is unusual but I didn’t think too much of it at first because I figured she fell asleep but it’s been about 4 hours since I texted her around 4 and its almost 8:30 now. <a href="http://s1.favim.com/orig/201109/14/abs-chris-brown-hot-sexy-shirtless-Favim.com-144557.jpg">I</a> got out of bed sliding in my nike slippers as I grabbed my keys heading downstairs to the kitchen.
“Ma I’m about to go check up on Natalie,” I said as she put food on the table. She stopped and looked at me with a worried expression.
“Is everything alright?
”I hope so…I texted her when I got home earlier and haven’t heard anything from her yet….this isn’t like her so I’ll be back,” I said getting ready to head out the door.
“Alright be safe,” she called out after me as I walked out and got in my <a href="http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/attachments/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/89303d1251300322-member-cody-mean-sapphire-black-bmw-m5-very-black-2008-dinan-s3-stroker-img_1457.jpg">car</a> heading over to Natalie’s house as I called Drew on the way.
“Hey what’s up Chris,” he said answering the phone.
“Hey have you been to your mom’s house today to check on Nat,” I asked him.
“Nah I’ve been over my dad’s house since what happened last night at dinner. I called her earlier to tell her that I’d be home later on tonight but she didn’t answer so I figured she was sleep,” he said.
“Yeah I texted her and I haven’t heard from her so I’m headed over there now to see if she’s ok,”
“Alright just let me know what’s up.”
“Alright,” I said as I hung up pulling into her driveway. I opened the door with the spare key Natalie gave me in case she forgot hers or if there was an emergency seeing that it was completely dark as I started turning on lights downstairs.
“Natalie,” I yelled out waiting to hear a response from her but panicked when I didn’t.
I ran upstairs to her room opening the door the clothes she hand on earlier on the floor along with her bed sheets that had blood on them. I heard the shower running in her bathroom as I pulled back the curtain to see her only her bra and panties sitting under the shower rocking back and forth with her head down.
She screamed without looking up at me. “NO!!! Please don’t hurt me!!”
“Relax sweetheart it’s Chris…its me,” I said as she looked up at me and cried hard as my heart ached at what I saw. Her face was bruised a bit, her lip was busted and bleeding and it looked like she had been hit on the side of her head with something because she was bleeding there too. I turned off the water as I grabbed a towel and carried her out the tub and sat down on the bed with her clinging on to me for dear life.
“Sweetheart who did this to you,” I asked her.
“Josh.” She managed to get out as she cried. “He..h..he..raped me.”
My blood started to boil hearing he did this to her as she explained what happened to me after I dropped her off. I grabbed my gun out my pants and told her to stay in her room as I checked out the house not finding Josh anywhere. Son of a B****!!! I swear he’s a dead man the next time I see him. I don’t play when it comes to Natalie..he done F*cked with the wrong one. I called Drew and Jordan and explained to them what was going on as they both said they were on their way. I walked back into Natalie’s room and saw she put on one of my tshirts and bball shorts that I kept over in case I spent the night.
“Has your mom been home,” I asked her as I held her tight in my arms.
“No,” She replied as the front door downstairs opened as I immediately jumped up grabbing my gun about to see who was coming in until I saw Drew, Mr. Henderson and Jordan as I put it away.

"Baby girl,” <a href="http://www.therichest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/michael-ealy.jpg">Mr. Henderson</a> said walking into the room as Natalie ran into his arms crying.
He hugged her tight and kissed her forehead. “Its going to be ok sweetheart don’t you worry. I want you to pack your clothes and everything else you may need cause you’re moving in with me. Drew go ahead and pack up the rest of your things you have here too while we pack Natalie’s stuff up.”

Mr. Henderson

About an hour had passed and we were outside putting the last few things in my truck since Jordan, Drew, and Chris car was full of stuff. Another car pulled into the driveway as Diane got out of the car looking confused as to what was going on.
“What’s going on here,” she asked.
“Natalie and Drew are moving in with me permanently,” I said to her. “You’re putting my children in danger and I wont have that.”
“I haven’t done anything to them I am a great mother,” she said as I scoffed.
I chuckled a bit. “A good mother huh?.....Natalie just got out the hospital because somebody tried to poison her and then on top of that you let her ex-boyfriend stay at the house and she gets raped by him?!!! I cant believe you would do something like this!!!”
“You really think Josh did this? I highly doubt that he’s such a sweetheart to Natalie,” She said as I stared at her in disbelief.
“Mom you can’t be serious!!!” Natalie yelled as she cried.
“I don’t know why you’re lying Natalie. Josh is a good boy!!!”
“Why would I lie about being raped?! He raped me against my will and you believe him over your own flesh and blood? You’re full of sh*t!!! You set this up didn’t you?!!!” Natalie yelled as I pulled her away towards my truck as Diane stood there saying nothing.
“DIDN’T YOU?!!!!!” Natalie yelled again as she tried to break free out of my grip.
“Babygirl lets go don’t waste your time on your b**** a*** mother,” I said as I helped her in the truck shutting the door when she was settled looking back over at Diane.
“See yo a** in court…you done f*cked with the wrong one Diane. I’m the top lawyer here in Cali so I’ll be damned if you or Josh gets away with this.”

Oh no!! Marcel don't leave her!! I'm sure she's sorry. Ugh! Now I'm sad now. What the hell?! I just want to break her mom in two right now! Ugh! She should call child endangerment on that b****! Fight! Fight Nat!
Run it!!!

Run it !!!!

run it!!!

Marcel

“You told me that you were gonna be practicing during lunch but it seems like yall over there getting yall freak on,” I scoffed. “And to think I was coming over here to apologize about the way I acted this morning.”
“Marcel please let me explain,” she said running up to him grabbing my hand crying as I snatched my arm away from her.
“There’s nothing for us to discuss London!!”
“Man chill just hear her out,” Sean said.
“Hear her out?! You supposed to be my bro man how could yall do this to me man.”
“Yall were going through problems Cel and..,” I cut Sean off.
“I don’t give a f*ck what problems we were going through she should’ve came to me our problems are for us to deal with London but you decide to go this far and cheat on me?!”

Marcel had tears in his eyes as he spoke. He loved her so much but he was hurt and she knew there was nothing she could do to fix it.

“Marcel please…just listen to me,” London pleaded.
“Why? So you can lie to my face? I think I saw enough to get the f*ckin picture!”
“Marcel real talk she loves you and wanted to end things with me….she couldn’t do this to you.”
“Well if she loved me she shouldn’t have thought about it in the first place!!”
“He came up to me Cel!!”
“I don’t give a d*** who came up to who London,” I said as I yelled at her balling up my fists as tears rolled down my face. She ran up and hugged me.
“London get the f*ck off me!”
“Marcel please,” she pleaded as I fought to pry her off of me. I grabbed her shoulders and pushed her back.
“How long London huh??!! Was he good?? Did he hit all the right places because I sure didn’t get no play?!!”

She didn’t respond making me madder as I grabbed her by her shirt. “Answer me!!!”
“Yo Cel chill,” Sean said.
“Yo shut the f*ck up bro…I wouldn’t dare hurt her now answer the question,” I said.
“Two weeks Cel but we didn’t do anything but kiss…all he was doing was being there for me because you weren’t…you’d always be up in the studio so how do you think that made me feel,” she said slightly yelling at me.
I let her go as I shook my head and took in her words. “I understand I’ve been busy In the studio but that doesn’t give you the ok TO GO AND CHEAT ON ME!!!!”

London fell down on her knees and cried her eyes out and apart of me wanted to hold her and forgive her but I can’t man she hurt me deep.

“Tell me something London….Why would you do this to me when our 2nd year anniversary is coming up this Saturday? Can you explain that for me?”
She didn’t say anything. “F*ck it,” I said as I threw my hands up headed towards the door seeing Tyler and Kiara watching what was going on.

“Marcel wait,” London said as she ran after him.
I turned around before I fully walked out the door. “What?! You just made it clear that this relationship was a f*ckin joke so what else is there left to say?!”
“Its not a joke…you know I love you.”
I laughed a bit. “Oh you do huh? Well answer my question then.”

We stared at each other for a while before she decided to respond.
“Marcel I really don’t,” she started to say before I cut her off.
“I’M DONE!!!!”
I walked out leaving London standing at the door crying but turned around and headed back inside.
“I forgot something,” I said as I approached Sean
“What,” he asked as I punched him in his jaw knocking him to the ground.
“Marcel!!!” London yelled at me but I ignored her as I left out the room and headed to the parking lot getting in my car thinking about what just happened as I hit my steering wheel. “How could she do this to me??!!” I said aloud as I cried. I’ve never been so hurt.

Natalie

I’ve had an amazing day so far and Chris is to thank for it. He spent the rest of the day with me instead of going back to school and it’s a good thing he did because the doctors let me go home. He pulled up in my driveway and I couldn’t help but smile at him.

“What,” he asked letting out a light chuckle.
“I just appreciate you Chris,” I said honestly
“You better!!” He joked as I laughed before he continued. “But like I told you…I’m always gonna be here and there for you no matter what,” he added gently caressing my cheek as I felt that same feeling from earlier and so did he quickly moving his hand away.

I smiled playing with my hands…a bad habit of mines when I get nervous. Why am I nervous its just Chris..snap out of it Nat..I told myself. “Well let me get inside and get situated,” I said as I now looked up at him seeing a worried look on his face.
“Do you want me to stay with you until Drew or your mom gets home,” he asked.
“No I think I’ll be fine…You’ve done enough for me already.”
“Are you sure,” he asked again to be sure.
I smiled. “Take yo a** home Chrissy and stop worrying about me alright,” I said as he smirked at me and kissed my cheek.
“I’ll call you later on…get you some rest.”

I nodded as I shut the car door grabbing my keys to open up the front door. I opened the door and closed it behind me heading up to my room. I open the door to my mom and turned on the light setting my stuff on the bed until I heard my room door slam closed. I slowly turned around wishing I had Chris here with me as <a href="http://media.concreteloop.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/06.jpg">he</a> leaned up against the door staring at me.
“Wh..What are you doing here,” My voice managed to croak out.
“Your mom didn’t want me to stay at the hotel so she invited me to stay in the guest room until my apartment gets situated.”
How could she do this to me?...I’m trapped there was no way I could get out of this. Just then Chris words popped in my head “There’s always a challenge or test around the corner that comes our way but its about how you get through it. I believe in you Natalie but I want you to also believe in yourself….don’t let what Josh did to you tarnish who you really are.” Be strong Natalie be strong I told myself as Josh started moving closer towards me.
“GET OUT,” I said low and stern as I looked him in his eyes standing my ground not moving as he now stood less than an inch apart from me. I was shaking on the inside as we stared at each other. My phone vibrated on the bed as I backed up slowly keeping my eyes on Josh as I rushed to get to my phone as Josh grabbed me by leg pulling me down to the floor. I turned over and kicked him in the face with my other leg as he yelped in pain. I quickly got up and grabbed my phone off the bed calling Chris as he snatched the phone out of my hands ending the call and throwing it back on the bed as he slapped me.
“What I tell you about looking and talking to other dudes Natalie,” He asked as I held my face fighting back tears still feeling the sting from his hand. He pulled me close to him.
“What do you want from me Josh?”
“ I want you,” he said as tried kissing me.
I slapped him and pushed him off me. “Don’t you ever touch me again!!!” I yelled as I attempted to run towards the door but he picked me up and threw me down on the bed as he pinned me down.
“Josh let me go!!!!...please let me go,” I cried as he kissed all over me. “Josh I’m sorry please don’t do this!!!”
He slapped me. “SHUT UP!! Before I give you something to cry about,” he said as I gathered up enough salvia and spit in his face.
“F*ck you Josh,” I said as Josh wiped his face staring at me so much anger as he ripped my clothes off. I fought hard to get out of his grip as I cried and screamed for help until he held up a gun to my head taking the safety off.
“Move or say another word and you’re dead…understand?” He said as I stared at him scared for my life afraid to answer back. “I SAID DO YOU UNDERSTAND.” He said pistol whipping me as I bit my lip to prevent me from making any noise as I nodded my head.
“That’s my girl”
I silently cried as I prayed that this would be over soon.

Oooo s*** got damn! London done f***ed up now. Marcel was so nice and caring! That's some terrible s***. Yay!!! She's getting it together. She's gonna have to open her eyes and smell the reality floating in the air. Chris stay doing all these nice things for you Nat. He cares more than everybody else, he does more than everybody else, hell he probably loves you more than some. Hold up! I never addressed this from the other add......MARCUS f*** YOU NIGGA! How you just gon walk in there pull that b**** off and not say s*** to Nat?! I outta get Jazz on that ass! I hope Chris get him. Smdh.....i just went from happy to pissed off in five seconds.
Run it!!!

sorry for the typos lol run it!!

*Next day: Tuesday Morning

London

I was at my locker getting my books for class today as someone came and placed their hands over my eyes.
“Who is it,” I said smiling.
“Your baby,” the male voice said.
I laughed. “Which one?”
“I better be the only one,” the male voice said laughing as he uncovered my eyes.... <a href="http://distilleryimage5.instagram.com/372dd28ab1fe11e180d51231380fcd7e_7.jpg">I</a> turned around seeing Marcel and hugged him.
“Hey baby”
“Hey babycake,” <a href="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyhggcotti1rnui1ko1_500.jpg">he</a> said kissing me as I laughed at his little nickname for me.
“Babycake…Really Cel?....Cheesy much,” I said laughing.
“Hey woman! Not too much on my name its better than what you call me sometimes,” He said as he took my books from me shutting my locker as we walked hand in hand to my next class.
“And what name is that,” I asked him.
“Cutiepie….awww look at my cutiepie,” he said laughing as he tried mimicking my voice.
“Hey!! So not funny I think its cute,” I said as I playfully nudged him.
“Mmmhmm whatever….so we still on for lunch today,” he asked as we reached my class.
“Awww…….baby I forgot about that....I promised Sean that we could practice on our routine during lunch since he has football practice after school.”
“Didn’t yall practice after school yesterday….You can’t take one day off to spend time with me? You know how I be in the studio recording and sh*t. I barely get to see you sometimes.”
“Marcel you know how I am with dance…I’m good at it but its not my strongest so I need to practice it has to be perfect Friday.”
“I understand that but how much practice do you actually need I mean yall already have dance class together to practice…is there something you’re not telling me Lon,” he said.
“Marcel where is this coming from….don’t you trust me?”
“I do but I just have a feeling that something is up? I could be tripping but I don’t know…I’ll catch you later then,” He said kissing my cheek as I walked into class right as the bell rung. I sat down and put my head and my hands as Marcel and I conversation played back in my head. I got to talk to Sean.

Natalie

I woke up and looked at the time and saw it was 12 in the afternoon. I felt better than what I did yesterday but Chris did give me a lot to think about last night. I’m surprised I got any sleep at all. I looked over and saw I had a note from Chris from where he laid last night.
Hey Natalie,
Sorry I had to leave you this morning but I’ll be up there sometime later today to visit. I brought you some clothes and stuff and dropped them off before I headed up to school. I cant have you all smelly and sh*t around me lol jk jk but I’ll see you later hope you slept well
Love
Chris
I got out of bed and stretched as I grabbed the bag and headed to the restroom showering and brushing my teeth. After I was done I put on a shirt and some shorts as I grabbed my things walking out the bathroom to see <a href="http://blog.craniumfitteds.com/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/7017205dadd65a9f0a6efdccaa5ee616.jpg">him</a> sitting on my bed with a basket and Starbucks.
“Hey,” he said smiling at me.
“Hey,” I said as I looked down awkwardly still standing by the bathroom.
He got up and stood close in front of me and he raised my chin up with his finger to look at him.
“What I tell you about that,” he said looking in my eyes as he kept his finger under my chin. “I wanna see those beautiful eyes of yours.”
I blushed as I failed to hide my smile. I stared him in his eyes for what seemed like forever as he caressed my cheek that sent a chill through me and I think Chris felt it too as he jumped back a bit. Neither one of us questioned it.
“So….what’s in the basket,” I said as I sat down on the bed in indian style while taking a sip of the venti caramel frapp he brought from starbucks. We always shared it together.
“Mom made some sandwiches and put some fruit in there for you. I left school a little early to go pick it up from the house and grab some starbucks,” he said as he kicked off his shoes and joined me sitting on the bed.
“Chris you left school early?!! You didn’t have to do that,” I said as I opened the container of strawberries taking a bite out of one.
“But I wanted to…Ms. Smith let me out of dance class early so I could come check up on you and spend time with you.”
“Awww…aren’t you sweet,” I said smiling at him.
He snapped his fingers and rolled his neck. “And you know this girl!!!,” he said putting on his best girl voice. I couldn’t help but laugh at his crazy a**!! We continued eating as my mind traveled back to Chris words from last night.
“Talk to me,” he said “what’s on your mind?”
I sighed taking a deep breath before I looked up at him working on doing better at looking him in his eyes as I spoke to him. “I’m sorry for being a B**** towards you and the girls when I know that yall only want what’s best for me. I’ll try to pay attention more to my surrounds at what all is going on around me and be more cautious about sharnique. I’m not used to people caring about me or letting people in my life because I felt alone. I didn’t have anybody out there to talk to in New York like I did before I got with Josh…I felt trapped but when I was able to come back to Cali for my junior year I met you and you’ve showed me so many things about life and myself. I’m still learning but I appreciate you taking the time to be there for me and care for me even when I’m wrong,” I said wiping a few of my tears away.
“Come here,” he said as I snuggled up against him laying my head on his chest as he kissed my forehead.
“I accept your apology and I know you can’t promise me anything but I’m glad to see you’re trying. I’ve seen so much progress from you today compared to yesterday. I know you’ll probably have your moments here and there and so will I but we’re not perfect Natalie and that’s how we learn from experiences we go through throughout life. There’s always a challenge or test around the corner that comes our way but its about how you get through it. I believe in you Natalie but I want you to also believe in yourself….don’t let what Josh did to you tarnish who you really are,” he said placing his hand over my heart as he kissed my cheek.
“I love you Marie..”
“I love you too Chrissy”

London

I walked in the dance studio seeing <a href="http://31.media.tumblr.com/266634122bf9581ffd05248e1c11063b/tumblr_mr4t8j76Ww1r1256ho1_500.jpg">Tyler</a> and <a href="http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=55505017">Kiara</a> practicing as I waved at them and continued down the hallway to the extra dance room we had next door and walked over to where Sean was.
“Hey,” I said as I finally approached <a href="http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/big-sean-diesel-only-brave-showcase-gotham-krxAVT.jpg">him</a> as smiled and hugged me.
“Hey…you look beautiful today,” he said trying to kiss me as I moved back.
“Sean I can’t do this.”
“Its Marcel huh,” he asked.
“He’s getting suspicious Sean and I don’t want to lose him.”
“What about me?”
“What about you Sean? This should have never happened.”
“But this is what you wanted London,” He said slightly raising his voice at me.
“You came up to me!!” I said yelling right back at him.
“Yeah and it takes two to keep things going…we had an agreement.”
I sighed running my hands through my hair. “I know but I love Cel too much I cant do this to him.”
“He’s never going to find out remember this between us,” he said reassuring me.
“But…”

Sean tried kissing London again as someone barged through the door
“WTF IS GOING ON LONDON??!!!”
I turned around and instantly got chills as I saw Marcel standing there looking at me with so much anger in his eyes that it scared me.
“Ma..Ma..Marcel its not what it looks like…”

YAAAAAAASSS!! Jazz beat that,ass finally! I am too happy that they didn't stop it! Don't feel bad for calling Nat stupid, that's how she was acting. His mom is completely right. Chris just has to be patient, but Natalie needs to stop waiting on something to happen. That's exactly what she's doing. Waiting for Chris to f*** up so she won't get hurt. It's so sad what Josh has done to her. Next time Nat see Sharnique, I want her to beat that ass! Hopefully she'll get the balls to do it.
Run it!!

“B****! You have alort of never coming in here so I suggest yyou leave before yo a** ends up here.”
“She’s not even worth it Jazz..she gon get hers in the end,” London said.
“Yall chill out…Sharnique hasn’t done anything,” I said.
“Yeah you better listen to Natalie before yall get dealt with, said Sharnique.
“I want you to try me b**** I promise you’ll regret it after I’m done with you,” Jazz said putting her hair into a ponytail.

Sharnique swung and missed as Jasmine grabbed a handful of her hair throwing her on the ground punching her in the face as they wrestled on the floor.
“Yall stop!! Chris do something?” I yelled hoarsely.
“You think I’m gonna break up a well-deserved fight? She’s not my friend I don’t give two f*cks about her a**,” Chris said.
“London?”
“I don’t even know why you would ask me..I don’t like the girl either but you know me…I don’t jump into fights unless something was directed at me but until she does I’m staying right here on the sidelines cheering Jazz on…the b**** deserves it and you know it.”
“Sharnique has done nothing to me!! Her and Jazz get into it all the time that’s nothing new.”
“Seriously Natalie?!!! Sharnique has it out for you how can you not see that,” London said.
“Because she doesn’t pay attention to sh*t and let Sharnique run all over her,” Chris said.
“That’s not true,” I said in my defense as I felt myself getting heated.
“Natalie open your d*** eyes!!! Are you really that f*cking stupid?!!!!”

Just then someone came busting through the door in which it was Marcel, Marcus, and the police barging into the room. Marcel quickly grabbed Jasmine as Marcus grabbed Sharnique. Jasmine got out of Marcel’s grip as she tried to get ahold of Sharnique as a police officer picked her up and threw her over his shoulder.
“Put me down,” Jasmine demanded as the police officer escorted both Jasmine and Sharnique out as Marcus left quickly behind them.
“Lets go London,” Marcel said as he grabbed her hand leaving Chris and I in the room alone.

Chris

I’m honestly tired of dealing with Natalie at this point like I’m just fed up. All everybody is trying to do is help her and she’s turning things around all negative like we’re against her and it pisses me off. I Know I shouldn’t have went that far with what I said but at this point I don’t give a d***. After everyone left out the room Natalie stared at me with tears in her eyes as I was the exact opposite.
“Chris..,” she started to say before I cut her off.
“Natalie Marie Henderson I don’t want you to say sh*t and I don’t care about you crying right now!! All we trying to do is be there for you’re a** and help you but no you wanna get defensive with us and chew us out about it. We f*cking care about you and don’t wanna see you get hurt but you act as if Sharnique is Ms. Goody two shoes and sh*t when she’s not and neither is that ex of yours. You see how Marcus came in here and grabbed Sharnique a** not giving two f*cks about how you are! He doesn’t care Natalie but the rest of us do especially me. I almost lost you today!! (tearing up) You mean everything to me I just…I gotta go,” I said walking towards the door. I felt my arm being tugged as I tried to walk out the door as I turned around and saw her trying to pull me back in the room.
“Natalie let me go man,” I said fighting back tears,
“Chris don’t go..please,” she said still tugging on my arm.
“Natalie we can’t keep going at it like this and you know it…its better I leave.”
“What best friends don’t argue Chris? We argue and talk about things afterwards then we’re fine.”
I shook my head. “You still don’t get it Nat…,” I said as I freed my arm from her grip and left out the room as I headed back to the waiting room to see everybody had left except my mom.
“Sit down Chris,” she said as I took a seat next to her burying my face in my hands as the tears started rolling.
“What’s going on between you and Natalie?”
I explained everything that happened between Natalie and I tonight.
“I care about that girl so much but she just don’t get it ma…she don’t understand where I’m coming from.”
“Baby I know you’re hurt and upset at Natalie but I don’t want you to shut her out. She needs you there for her.”
“Ma she’s pushing everybody away….I don’t even want to deal with her right now. We’re all trying to help her and sh*t and she giving us the cold treatment like we’re against her. That girl means the world to me but she would never understand just how much.”
“Natalie’s been through some things and from what all you told me about Josh.....he may be the reason why Natalie acts the way she does…did you ever think about that? I don’t think Natalie is trying to push anyone away she’s just not used to somebody being there for her, caring and loving her. Be patient with her and continue to be there for her…I know it may be hard but you and I both know that you couldn’t stop talking to Natalie even if you wanted to.”
I sighed. “I know….I love her.”
“She loves you too…she’ll understand where you’re coming from sooner than you think,” she said before standing up and giving me a hug and a kiss on my forehead. “I’m headed home its been a long night but remember what I said.” I thanked her as I may my way back to Natalie’s room. I opened her door and closed it behind me as she laid down in fetal position with her back towards me softly crying. I kicked off my shoes and climbed in bed with her pulling her close as she flinched.
“Relax Nat its me.” I said as she turned over and faced me.
“Why’d you come back,” she asked as I wiped tears away from her puffy eyes.
“Because I love and care about to too much to just leave…you don’t see that now and that’s ok but one day you will…I just hope that it isn’t too late.”
“Chris I..”
“ssshhh….Get you some rest,” I said kissing her head multiple times. “I’ll be right here.”
She laid her head down on my chest as I softly hummed a tune watching her fall asleep. “Hopefully you’ll understand my heart…someday I’m not giving up on you,” I said as she slept peacefully in my arms. I closed my eyes falling asleep hoping that “someday” she’ll be mine.

Natalie needs to stop being so dumb and open her eyes to see every body aint her f***ing friend. Still she sitting in a hospital and didn't learn s***.

I think Sharnique is shady as hell and Jasmine and London trying let her know whats up but she still acting stupid.Josh is up to something and Im glad she finally told Chris the truth about him.

Her mom is wrong for not believing her when the evidence is right in her face that's just wrong and I see why drew snapped on her at the dinner table.

RUN IT!!

Imma need for Nat to quit snapping on the people that care for her the most! Snap on Sharnique, Josh, your mom. But don't snap on the people that have did no wrong when it came to you! I honest to God feel bad that she went rhrough something like that. Lord please.....let me just punch her mom in the face. She f***ing saw the bruises and said be a woman. Ummmm excusee b****, but yah daughter is getting beat by her boyfriend! How about you be a REAL woman and take care of yah damn kids. She wouldn't be in this mess if you did. Stupid ass b****es. I hope Jasmine mop the floor with Sharnique ass! I knew I wasn't the only one feeling 'iffy' about Josh and Sharnique.
Run it!!!

I slowly opened the door to Natalie's room and walked inside seeing her hooked up to all these monitors and it scared me. She looked up and me and smiled weakly.

"Hey Chrissy," she spoke softly.
"Hey sweetheart," I said as I kissed her cheek and sat down in the chair next to her bed. "how you feeling?"
"I feel really drained like I have no energy...Why am I here Chris? Drew and them didn't tell me anything..said its best that I didn't know right now. Please Chris I just want to know."

I sighed as I put my head in my hands....I really wish I didn't have to be the one to break the news to her. After I explained to her what happened..all I could do was kick off my shoes and hold her in my arms as she cried. I softly hummed a tune as she started to calm down and rested her head on my chest.

"Why would someone want to hurt me." she asked looking up into my eyes for answers that I couldn't provide.
"Sweetheart I honestly don't know but I don't want you to worry about that...I'll handle that," I said rubbing her arm.
"Josh isn't here is he," she asked.
"Yeah that son of a b**** is here...what's up with him anyways?"

<em>Natalie</em>

I knew Chris would ask me this question sooner or later. I've never really dealt with my situation with Josh...I just forced it into the back of my mind hoping to forget but its like putting salt on an open wound.

"Joshua and I met when I moved down to New York after my mom and dads divorce. We were next door neighbors, went to the same school together and eventually became best friends. When I turned 16 we started dating and I thought that nothing could get better than that...I was happy. But I never knew that being in a relationship with him would change the Josh I once knew. He became violent and abusive towards me being the exact replica of his dad, His dad beat his mom all the time and we all knew it but she wanted to stay with him....never filed charges or anything. Josh became very controlling making me wear baggy clothes because he didnt want anyone looking at what was his. He made me cut off communication with friends I made down there saying that he was the only person I needed to talk to and that if they wanted to talk to me they had to go through him. He always checked my cellphone to see who I was texting or who I called and I couldn't look at anyone other than him. And if i did I suffered the consequences...The first few times I stood my ground and spoke my mind which led to him hitting me for the first time. He promised he would never do it again and I believed him but the more I fought the worse off I was....He took everything from me," I said as I cried on Chris chest as he held me tight.

"Sweetheart ssh...I'm here babygirl..I promise Josh won't hurt you again," he said kissing my forehead and rubbing my back.
"I hope so," I replied softly.
"Did you ever tell anyone about what was going on?"
"I told mom but she didn't believe me even with all the bruises and markings I had.She told me that I needed to be a woman and do what I was told and balmed me for his actions. She felt that Josh was the sweetest guy who could do no harm so I felt that if my own mother wouldn't believe me then no one else would either."
"I believe you Natalie I do...but now since you've told me this..I bet Josh had something to do with you being her," he said as I rolled my eyes at him.

"Chris I know Josh has done some things but I don't think he would try and kill me," I said.
"He abused you Nat! What would make this any different?"
"Chris just let it go alright?..I'm fine," I said slightly annoyed.
He shook his head at me "Seriously Natalie?!!"

"Aww look at the happy couple," Jasmine said as her and London walked in ending the argument that was starting between Chris and I.
"Imma go ahead and let yall talk," Chris said as he started getting up.

London put her hand up to stop him. "No Chris I think you may wanna stay."
"What's going on," he asked sitting back down.
London continued. "I thin something is going on between Sharnqiue and Joshua like both of them just seem off. Keep an eye on Natalie just in case."

I sighed loudly. "Really?! Here we go with this sh*t again! I'm not a child I can look after my won d*** self!"
"We're not trying to get you upset Nat..we're just looking out for you," Jasmine said.
"I understand and I appreciate that but I'm fine ok?! Things happen lesson learned lets move on."

"Yo a** is sitting up her in the hospital with all kinds of sh*t hoked up to you and you wanna treat it like its no big deal? We could've lost you today Natalie!!! Don't you get that?!! (she started tearing up) When are you gonna start taking up for yourself huh?! Open up your eyes to obvious Natalie," Jasmine said.

"Think about it Nat...why was Sharnique even there tonight if we were the only ones that were supposed to be coming? and then for your ex to show up too??? somethings not added up," Chris said.
"Sharnique came over to apologize about what she said at lunch and mom insisted she stay over...I dont know about Josh."
"Bullsh*t!! The last thing Sharnique came over to do was apologize...she could have called you for that sh*t...like I said before something is up with that b****," Jasmine said as someone walked in. We all looked towards the door and saw Sharnique standing there.

Josh know yah damn place! Don't butt in s*** unless you were invited. Which you weren't so shut the f*** up! I think Sharnique and Josh are doing something. She just seem so sneaky and she a real b****. I would've swerved her ass a long time ago if I was Nat. Ugh! Jordan and Sharnique need to leave!
Run it!!!

Run it!!!

"like who,"Jordan asked. "Natalie is a good person and has a kind heart why would anyone even think to have something against her." He added.
"I don't know....I just know that whoever did this will regret it for sure after I'm done with them,"I said.
"I know Natalie....nobody could have done this to her," Josh said butting in the convo.
"Um....and just who the f*ck are you," jasmine asked before I could say anything.
"Her ex and you are," he said smiling at her.
"Oh that's just great," she said sarcastically.
"I hope that's a good thing."
"I wouldn't count on that so I suggest you wipe that stupid smile off your face before you leave here in stitches," jasmine said.

"What's your problem Jasmine," Sharniwue added jumping in.
"B**** I don't know why you talking to me when I clearly told you Lon time ago that I didn't like yo a**!!! Don't get your feelings hurt in front of these people."
"I don't know why you have to be such a b**** sometimes!!!! ugh!!"
"Oh ill show you a b**** alright," jasmine said as she started to launch sat her but London and Marcel pulled her back.

"Trick I will f*ck you up....somebody better get her before she ends up in here sh*t!"
Sharnique laughd. "Is that a threat?"
"No that's a promise believe that," jasmine said sitting back down.

Smh I'm still trying to figure out how this happened to Natalie. Maybe it's my fault. Maybe I didn't see the signs that something was wrong when I should have. My thoughts were interrupted as Diane, Drew and Mr. Henderson walked back onto the waiting room as DIane stated that Natalie was awake but very weak.

"Who wants to see her next," Diane asked.
"I'll go," josh said getting up.
"I think you should leave!" I said stopping him dead in his tracks before I continued. "There's no reason for you to be here."
,
"Chris!!!" My mom said as she hit me in the back of my head.
"Sorry am but I don't trust him," I said rubbing my head.
"Oh and why is that? Natalie yo girl or something," josh asked.
"That's none of your business just stay away from her."
"Or what," he said stepping closer to me as he continued. "Im sure Natalie wouldn't want to see you hurt now would she?"

Jordan pulled me back a bit notching I balled up my fists.
"Chris let it go man it's not worth it....Natalie wouldn't wan,t you to stoop to his level," Jordan said.
"Better listen to your brother dude....I'd hate to see you get hurt and Natalie come to me to console her....wouldn't that be lovely for her to back in my arms..."

He was still talking as I blacked out and lunched him knocking him down to the ground. I walked off ignoring my mom calling after me....I'm sorry but that piece of sh*t had it coming. I don't know what he'll Natalie saw in him but I promise you that I'll do whatever I have to do to protect her and make her the happiest girl on earth even if it kills me.

Run It!!!

Updating now....

Oooooo! Her momma don't f***ing know! I wanted to take my spike belt and just whoop that ass! Why the hell would she bring her damn EX over. They broke up for a damn reason! Oooo! I juat want to punch Josh in his damn face right now! I know he did it, because she was cool before he came over, next thing you know, he serve the drinks and she overdosed. f***ing b****es. Can I hop in this story and kill her mom and Josh. Just two byllets and I'll be aiight! I hope she pulls through....
Run it!!!

My heart sunk to my stomach when I saw her as I walked outside and called 911. I informed everyone about the situation and told them to meet us at the hospital as I went inside to see Chris holding Natalie in his arms crying. I looked at Josh who stood off to the side emotionless as I charged at him but Jordan grabbed me before I could get to him.

"What the f*ck you do to her?! You did this sh*t! I will F*cking kill you man I swear to God," I said trying to fight out of Jordan's grip.
"I didn't do anything so I suggest you shut the f*ck talking to me,"he said.

The paramedics came in and begun working on Natalie as they put her on the stretcher wheeling her outside to the ambulance. Chris never left her side until they told him he wasn't allowed inside. We all got into our cars and headed to the hospital praying Natalie was going to be alright.

<em>Chris</em>

Its been about two hours since we've been here at the hospital waiting on someone to tell us what's going on with Natalie. Drew had called up the crew so we were all trying to figure out how this happened. Natalie's my heart and my all..I can't lose her...I can't.

"Family of Natalie Henderson," a doctor called out as we all jumped up and headed in his direction.
"Please tell me my daughter is ok," Mr. Henderson said.
"You have one heck of a daughter Mr. Henderson. She's a strong fighter even when we thought we had lost her she pulled through," he said.

"What was wrong with her?" Drew asked.
"She had quite an amount of Acetaminophen in her system which is a common pain reliever used in medications like Tylenol, cold medicines,..etc.. but you should only take no more than 4000mg a day. We found a lil over 7000mg in her system which means she overdosed and should be brought here immediately. Now there were no pills in her system but when we checked her blood work those levels were extremely high. Did Natalie take any sort of medication today or maybe seen signs of stress or anything suicidal," he asked.

"Are you trying to call my sister crazy bro?!" Drew asked getting upset.
"No...I'm trying to figure out how and why this happened just as you are. I assure you that we are doing our best to get those answers for you."
"Thank you we really appreciate that...when can we see her," Diane asked.

"You're welcomed to see her but also remember that she does need her rest. We'll be keeping her for a few days running tests on her and helping her recover fully. Her room number is 325 and if you need anything I'm Dr. Matthews just inform the fron desk to page me."
"Thank you so much," Diane said as Dr. Matthews nodded and walked off.

Diane. Drew, and Mr. Henderson all headed up to Natalie's room as we all sat in the waiting room waiting for them to return.

"You alright bro," Jordan asked.
"I won't be ok until I see and know she's ok....Natalie would never do anything drastic like this to hurt herself..someone had to have done this to her," I said.

more coming later tonight!!! Sorry its so short but I promise there is more to come until then run it!!!! Have to go! ^_^

will be adding later on today!!

What is her mama's problem?? Like if she knew about they relationship why would she invite him in anyway? Then to question it in front of everybody like that? Then gone say they will finish the convo later? Nah. Not cool..i don't blame drew at all..look what she done did..

Sharnqiue was the one that volunteered to help Josh with the drinks...sorry I forgot to mention that...

Thanks for the runs!!! Here's another add for you
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"It's really nice to see you Natalie," he said smiling as he walked closer towards me as I looked down. He hugged and kissed me on the cheek as I fought the urge to throw up.
"W..wh..What are you doing here," I managed to ask him as I continued to look down playing with my hands.
"Well I just moved out here so I thought I would come by and visit everyone," he said.

I nodded and I quickly took my seat in between Chris and Drew as Josh sat across from me.

"Alright well let me go get the drinks then we can bless the food and eat," my mom said.
"I'll go get the drinks since you've been working so hard in the kitchen Ms. Diane," Josh said standing up.
"Yeah Ms. D you've been working hard why don't you take a seat and I'll help Josh bring out the drinks."
"That's very sweet of you both...thank you," she said taking her seat next to Ms.B

Dinner was going pretty well so far despite Josh being there especially sitting by Chris and Drew. They kept me laughing which really took my mind off things. My mom is the only one that knows about my relationship with Josh. I don't think I could ever tell anyone else about it...that'll be like me reliving the past all over again. I just want to move forward.

"So why'd you leave New York Josh and all the way over here in Cali," my mom asked.
"I got a scholarship to play football at USC and I was ready for a change in scenery. I really missed seeing you and Natalie," he said starring at me.

My mom and dad got divorced 6 years ago when I was 12 and Drew was 13. My dad said he only stuck around for us and that the love he had for her died out when she cheated on him with his best friend. When the divorce was final Drew and I were split up with him going with dad staying in Cali as I moved with my mom traveling all the way to New York for her job promotion. I would always come down to Cali and visit Drew and dad when I could but when I started dating Josh at 16...my world went upside down.

"Well you know Natalie wanted to be closer to family and friends again especially her dad and Drew. Then I had some situations of my own at the job that didn't go so well so we came back to Cali...maybe since you're here to stay yall can catch up," she said.
"That sounds lovely..I really missed you Nat," he said smiling at me.
"Why did yall break up? Yall look good together," Sharnique said.
"Yeah that's what I want to know," my mom added. "They were the cutest couple and had plans of attending USC together once Natalie graduated high school."

Yeah it's true Josh and I did at one point make plans to attend USC which was our dream school. Joshua was a year older than me but even though he'd be a sophomore in college by the time I graduated hs..he'd always said he'd wait for me. We were best friends at the time when we talked about this but those plans are long gone now.

"Those plans have changed," I said as I picked at my food.
"What happened," Sharnique pressed on.
"I really don't want to talk about this right now," I said
"Why? I'm sure Josh would like to know wouldn't you?"
"Ma chill its not your business so leave it alone," Drew said.
"Anything dealing with yall is MY business so I have every right to know and so does he," she said.
"I mean you know you can tell me anything Natalie," Josh added.

I Glared at him. "You know what you did to me."
"What?! Be there for you? Love you? Care for you? Isn't that what I'm supposed to do?"
"You're such an A**hole!!! Don't come up in here and act dumb like you don't remember sh*t," I yelled.
"Natalie you watch your mouth and Josh is a handsome young man with a good head on his shoulders. He's never done anything wrong to you," My mom said.
"That's because he's frontin right now!!" I said standing up. I was beyond pissed off that my own mother would come at me like this when she knows what happened.

"I don't see any harm done to you or nothing else so sit down!!"
"How would you know?! Yo never pay attention!!!"
"Natalie we'll have this discussion later now sit down!"
I stormed out of the dining room..I couldn't take this sh*t anymore.

<em>Drew</em>

"Way to go Diane...you just couldn't keep your d*** mouth closed could you?"
"Excuse me?! You will not talk to me like that..I am still your mother and you will refer to me as such."
"I can say what the F*ck I please...how dare you question Natalie about her relationship at the dinner table with guests better yet to have her ex step foot in this house. You saw how uncomfortable she was hell I'm quite sure everybody saw it...how disrespectful," I said shaking my head.

"Let it go Drew everything will be alright," Ms.B assured me.
"Man naw Ms.B she know she's wrong for that. Natalie has been uncomfortable since he's been here that she's barely eaten which should be her concern while she's trying to rekindle sh*t"
"You know nothing about me bro," that Josh boy said.
"You right I don't but trust and believe I will find out."
"I'll go check up on her," Chris said as he got up.
"You sure? Cause I don't mind going to go see if she's ok," Josh said with a smile as Chris continued walking off.
"Shut the F*ck up...you not going anywhere near my sis."
"Drew!!!" Diane yelled. Before I could reply Chris came running back into the dining room panicking.

"Somebody call 911 Natalie's laid out on the floor and she won't wake up,"

My heart sunk to my stomach..

I wonder what happened between Natalie and Joshua there's something not being told

I think her so called friend Sharnique is sneaky and messing with Marcus too
Run it

oh shoot..Joshua

I'm glad she at least apologized to Chris. Drew was right. I'm just wondering why she ain't go off on Drew, but she went off on Chris in a heartbeat. I like his freckles, they're adorable. Oh my gosh! How did he find her?! Did he use to abuse her, because she just go scared like she saw a damn ghost. I hope Chris and Drew start investigating s***.
Run it!!!

After I helped mom with mostly everything for dinner ...I headed upstairs and took a quick shower as I started getting ready. As I was finishing up the last few touches to my hair there was a knock on the door.

"Come in," <a href="http://24.media.tumblr.com/c0dcaa2212d251ff42ca296149f532a5/tumblr_mjnt36N2Tw1s7ljg5o1_500.png">I</a> yelled from my bathroom as my brother <a href="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7bn4jEyye1qbnlqqo1_500.jpg">Drew</a> appeared leaning against my bathroom door.
"Looking good sis," he said.
I smiled. "Thanks."
"What's going on with you and Chris? I was chilling with his brother earlier at they house when Chris came in all upset saying yall got into an argument."

I should have known this was coming. I sighed walking out of the bathroom sitting down on my bed as he followed suit. I explained what happened as he shook his head at me.

"Did you really have to say something about his freckles? You know how he gets about that," he said
"Yeah I know," I said playing with my hands. "I really din't mean it but he pissed me off but now i feel bad about it."
"And you should feel bad about it..Chris is only looking out for you Natalie and he should know how his cousin is you know? Chris has always been protective of you just as I am and we just want the best for you," he assured me.
"Which is understandable but he gets so defensive about it like he's jealous but when I bring it up he's so defensive about it...I just don't get it."
"Read between the lines Nat...the answers are there you're just blind to the fact at what's going on and why he acts the way he does."
"You lost me," I said confused.
"You won't get it until you start to see and observe things for yourself...trust me you'll see what others see."
I smiled and hugged him. "Thank you."
"Anything for you lil sis."

The doorbell rung and I went downstairs to answer it only to see <a href="http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/6928fc34feec11e1942b123138190f7f_7.jpg">Sharnique</a> standing there. Hmm..

"Hey Sharnique...what brings you by," I asked as I let her inside.
"I just wanted to apologize about what happened at lunch earlier...I really didn't mean it."
I shurrged. "Its cool don't worry about it."

"Nice to see you again Sharnique...care to join us for dinner," my <a href="http://egyptsaidso.com/files/2012/06/lisaraye-mccoy.jpeg">mom</a> asked coming out of the dining room.
"Oh no Ms. Diane I couldn't intrude like that."
"Oh girl you're like another daughter to me so come on in here in this kitchen...you can help me with dessert," she insisted.
Sharnique nodded as she followed my mom towards the kitchen and spoke to Drew as he headed down the stairs.

"Who the hell invited her," he asked as soon as she disappeared through the kitchen.
"She came over to speak to me and mom insisted she stay over for dinner."
He smacked his lips. "Man I know that's your friend and all that but she's nothing but trouble."
"Really Drew?! I don't see anything she's doing wrong."
"That's the problem you never pay attention to sh*t..the girl is sneaky."
"Whatever Drew," I said as the doorbell rung. I opened the door seeing <a href="http://cdn.madamenoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jada-pinkett-feat.jpg">Ms. B</a> , <a href="http://eurweb.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/shannon-brown.jpeg">Jordan</a> ,<a href="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjM0NzY0OTI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQyMDY4Mg@@._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_.jpg">Marcus</a> and <a href="http://yourmusicmyworld.com/wp-content/uploads/chris-brown-blonde-hair-lead.jpg">Chris</a> standing there.

"Hey Ms.B," I said as I hugged her.
"Hey Natalie! You looking good girl..I need to get fit like you," she said laughing.
I smiled. "Thank you and you look great as well..come on in my mom is in the dinning room setting everything up."

Ms.B 3walked in as she followed Drew into the dining room. Jordan walked in and hugged me, Marcus walked in after and nodded his head at me leaving Chris the last one to walk in. He brushed past me heading into the dining room as I shut the door.

"Chris," I called out to him.
He turned around and if looks could kill I'd definitely be dead right now.
"I'm sorry Chris...I'm really sorry," I said softly as I looked down.
"Yeah I'm sure you are sorry," He said with an attitude.
"Are you really gone be like this?!"
"Be like what Natalie?! You expect me to come in here and smile like everything is fine? Not gone happen."
"But you started it though.."
"I just stated my opinion and you got mad at the fact that I didn't tell you what you wanted to hear...not my fault you didn't like it."
"But you do this everytime I mention him! Why can't you just be there for me Chris...is that so hard to do?"

He laughed a bit and shook his head. "After all I've done for you this is what you ask me." Je walked off headed to the dining room as the tears I was holding in loosely fell. I hate when we argue.

<em>Chris</em>

I can't believe that she would ask me a question like that. I have done nothing but support Natalie 110% even when I knew or said to her myself that it was wrong. Take Marcus for example..he's my cousin but I support and respect the fact tha she likes him even though I know how he is. I'm just doing my best to help her because she's my all and I don't want her to get hurt. Regardless if we're on good terms or bad terms I wouldn't wish that on her. I sat down next to Jordan as my mom glared at me pulling me to the side as Natalie walked in and sat next to my chair.

"Chris whatever is going on between you and Natalie fix it and I mean fix it," my mom said as she went to go sit back down.

I sighed and looked over at Natalie who was starring right at me. I could tell that she had been crying but even still...she was so beautiful to me. I walked over to her and grabbed her hand as I lead us outside sitting on her porch swing.

"Listen Natalie the last thing I want to do is hurt you. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings when it comes to Marcus but I know how he is. You shouldn't have to chase after a guy in order to get his attention. You're a beautiful girl inside and out and if he can't see that the that's his loss. You mean everything to me and I'm just looking out for you," I said as I kissed her cheek and pulled her into a tight hug.

"I'm sorry for taking things way to far and talking about your freckles...I really didn't mean it," she said looking down.
"Why do you always do that," I said as I rested my finger under her chin pulling her face up to look at me.
"Do what," she asked.
"Look down or look away from me when we talk? What are you afraid of?"
"Nothing..um lets just go back inside ok?" She said as she got up to head inside as I followed. I know there's a reason why Natalie does that but I'll question more about it later.

<em>Natalie</em>

We made our way back in the house joining everyone else as I helped mom set out the remaining dishes left in the kitchen. The doorbell rung as my mom went to go answer the door. I went back into the kitchen to get an extra plate and my heart sunk as soon as I walked back into the dining room as the plate shattered on the floor.

My mom laughed. "well she's definitely surprised to see you...everyone this is Natalie's ex <a href="http://ronehotspotatl2.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/bow-wow-2008.jpg">Joshua</a> ," she said introducing him as Drew cleaned up the broken glass. I was frozen solid...

After I helped mom with mostly everything for dinner ...I headed upstairs and took a quick shower as I started getting ready. As I was finishing up the last few touches to my hair there was a knock on the door.

"Come in," <a href="http://24.media.tumblr.com/c0dcaa2212d251ff42ca296149f532a5/tumblr_mjnt36N2Tw1s7ljg5o1_500.png">I</a> yelled from my bathroom as my brother <a href="http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7bn4jEyye1qbnlqqo1_500.jpg">Drew</a> appeared leaning against my bathroom door.
"Looking good sis," he said.
I smiled. "Thanks."
"What's going on with you and Chris? I was chilling with his brother earlier at they house when Chris came in all upset saying yall got into an argument."

I should have known this was coming. I sighed walking out of the bathroom sitting down on my bed as he followed suit. I explained what happened as he shook his head at me.

"Did you really have to say something about his freckles? You know how he gets about that," he said
"And you should feel bad about it..Chris is only looking out for you Natalie and he should know how his cousin is you know? Chris has always been protective of you just as I am and we just want the best for you," he assured me.
"Which is understandable but he gets so defensive about it like he's jealous but when I bring it up he's so defensive about it...I just don't get it."
"Read between the lines Nat...the answers are there you're just blind to the fact at what's going on and why he acts the way he does."
"You lost me," I said confused.
"You won't get it until you start to see and observe things for yourself...trust me you'll see what others see."
I smiled and hugged him. "Thank you."
"Anything for you lil sis."

The doorbell rung and I went downstairs to answer it only to see <a href="http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/6928fc34feec11e1942b123138190f7f_7.jpg">Sharnique</a> standing there. Hmm..

"Hey Sharnique...what brings you by," I asked as I let her inside.
"I just wanted to apologize about what happened at lunch earlier...I really didn't mean it."
I shurrged. "Its cool don't worry about it."

"Nice to see you again Sharnique...care to join us for dinner," my <a href="http://egyptsaidso.com/files/2012/06/lisaraye-mccoy.jpeg">mom</a> asked coming out of the dining room.
"Oh no Ms. Diane I couldn't intrude like that."
"Oh girl you're like another daughter to me so come on in here in this kitchen...you can help me with dessert," she insisted.
Sharnique nodded as she followed my mom towards the kitchen and spoke to Drew as he headed down the stairs.

"Who the hell invited her," he asked as soon as she disappeared through the kitchen.
"She came over to speak to me and mom insisted she stay over for dinner."
He smacked his lips. "Man I know that's your friend and all that but she's nothing but trouble."
"Really Drew?! I don't see anything she's doing wrong."
"That's the problem you never pay attention to sh*t..the girl is sneaky."
"Whatever Drew," I said as the doorbell rung. I opened the door seeing <a href="http://cdn.madamenoire.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jada-pinkett-feat.jpg">Ms. B</a> , <a href="http://eurweb.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/shannon-brown.jpeg">Jordan</a> ,<a href="http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjM0NzY0OTI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzQyMDY4Mg@@._V1._SX214_CR0,0,214,314_.jpg">Marcus</a> and <a href="http://yourmusicmyworld.com/wp-content/uploads/chris-brown-blonde-hair-lead.jpg">Chris</a> standing there.

"Hey Ms.B," I said as I hugged her.
"Hey Natalie! You looking good girl..I need to get fit like you," she said laughing.
I smiled. "Thank you and you look great as well..come on in my mom is in the dinning room setting everything up."

Ms.B 3walked in as she followed Drew into the dining room. Jordan walked in and hugged me, Marcus walked in after and nodded his head at me leaving Chris the last one to walk in. He brushed past me heading into the dining room as I shut the door.

"Chris," I called out to him.
He turned around and if looks could kill I'd definitely be dead right now.
"I'm sorry Chris...I'm really sorry," I said softly as I looked down.
"Yeah I'm sure you are sorry," He said with an attitude.
"Are you really gone be like this?!"
"Be like what Natalie?! You expect me to come in here and smile like everything is fine? Not gone happen."
"But you started it though.."
"I just stated my opinion and you got mad at the fact that I didn't tell you what you wanted to hear...not my fault you didn't like it."
"But you do this everytime I mention him! Why can't you just be there for me Chris...is that so hard to do?"

He laughed a bit and shook his head. "After all I've done for you this is what you ask me." Je walked off headed to the dining room as the tears I was holding in loosely fell. I hate when we argue.

<em>Chris</em>

I can't believe that she would ask me a question like that. I have done nothing but support Natalie 110% even when I knew or said to her myself that it was wrong. Take Marcus for example..he's my cousin but I support and respect the fact tha she likes him even though I know how he is. I'm just doing my best to help her because she's my all and I don't want her to get hurt. Regardless if we're on good terms or bad terms I wouldn't wish that on her. I sat down next to Jordan as my mom glared at me pulling me to the side as Natalie walked in and sat next to my chair.

"Chris whatever is going on between you and Natalie fix it and I mean fix it," my mom said as she went to go sit back down.

I sighed and looked over at Natalie who was starring right at me. I could tell that she had been crying but even still...she was so beautiful to me. I walked over to her and grabbed her hand as I lead us outside sitting on her porch swing.

"Listen Natalie the last thing I want to do is hurt you. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings when it comes to Marcus but I know how he is. You shouldn't have to chase after a guy in order to get his attention. You're a beautiful girl inside and out and if he can't see that the that's his loss. You mean everything to me and I'm just looking out for you," I said as I kissed her cheek and pulled her into a tight hug.

"I'm sorry for taking things way to far and talking about your freckles...I really didn't mean it," she said looking down.
"Why do you always do that," I said as I rested my finger under her chin pulling her face up to look at me.
"Do what," she asked.
"Look down or look away from me when we talk? What are you afraid of?"
"Nothing..um lets just go back inside ok?" She said as she got up to head inside as I followed. I know there's a reason why Natalie does that but I'll question more about it later.

<em>Natalie</em>

We made our way back in the house joining everyone else as I helped mom set out the remaining dishes left in the kitchen. The doorbell rung as my mom went to go answer the door. I went back into the kitchen to get an extra plate and my heart sunk as soon as I walked back into the dining room as the plate shattered on the floor.

My mom laughed. "well she's definitely surprised to see you...everyone this is Natalie's ex <a href="http://ronehotspotatl2.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/bow-wow-2008.jpg">Joshua</a> ," she said introducing him as Drew cleaned up the broken glass. I was frozen solid...

Nat is wrong for that. I don't see why she can't realize that Chris likes her??? If Marcus ain't really giving her attention then she should probably let him alone. He's an a**hole...I don't like him. Marcel need to tell her..I mean i know he don't wanna hurt her feelings but just sitting here letting her suffer when he know that Marcus ain't gone act right? I think that's a little cruel. I sense something deeper going on with Sharnique and Jasmine. Kinda like one of them is into Marcus. That's my prediction...RUN IT