Chapter 44 - His Hometown/ Really?!
By time I woke up we were already in Tappahannock. We were just pulling up to this big white house. It looked so beautiful on the outside, “Its beautiful Mama.” She smiled, “Thank you baby. This was my gift from Chris after he got his big check from his debut CD.”
I smiled. Aww how nice. We got out the car and was getting out the car when I heard a voice, “Mama is that you?!” I looked up and saw some dude without his shirt on and some basketball shorts on. I really don’t see how that’s possible… It’s colder than a muh fucka out here. “Darrius! Is that you sweetie?”
“Yeah ma it’s me.” She smiled, “Get over here!” He ran up to her and hugged her. Damn, those abs and biceps. The way his arms tightened around her was just…unff. Let me stop. I was letting my thoughts get to me so much that I hadn’t heard Mama J talking to me, “Veronica!”
I looked at her dumbfounded, “Hmm?” She shook her head and laughed, “Sorry Darrius… This is Veronica. Veronica this is Darrius. I used to watch after him when he was younger.” He flashed those pearly whites and I felt like I was about to faint. His smile was so beautiful. His smile was contagious. I couldn’t help but smile back. He put his hand out and I put my hand in his. He bent down to kiss it while looking at me. Damn those lips were juicy ass fuck! And them eyes… So intense and sexy at the same time. This man had me mesmerized… He stood up straight still not letting my hand go, “Nice to meet you Beautiful.” I blushed, “N-nice t-to meet y-you too.”
“Oh lawdd… Look what you’ve done to this poor child… Okay that’s enough. Come on Veronica let me show you to your room. I’m not having you just forget about Chris that fast. I love Darrius like a son too but I’m expecting some grandchildren from you and Chris pronto.” I laughed as she handed me the house keys and pushed me towards the front door. I heard Darrius ask as I was unlocking the front door, “That’s Chris’ girl?”
“Yes, isn’t she just beautiful?” I turned to look at him. He nodded and winked at me, “Yes she is.” I giggled and turned back around. I walked inside the house and admired it. It was so beautiful and big. “Excuse me pretty lady.” I moved to the side to let Darrius come in with me and mama’s suitcases. He set them down and closed the door after Mama J. “Your house is beautiful mama.”
She smiled, “Thank you. Darrius worked on most of it.” I smiled at him and went back to admiring the house. “Okay Veronica. Follow me.” I looked at Darrius and he grabbed my suitcase carrying it upstairs. He led me down to the end of the hallway and opened a door, “This will be you and Chris’ room.” He let me in first then went in after me. I looked around. It was a decent sized room. ? Big enough for two definitely. It had a king sized bed in it and it was already made – up. “Whose room was this?”
“Chris’.” I looked around some more and noticed his pictures scattered around. I smiled. I was mad at him and hurt right now but for some reason this room made me happy. I was looking at an old picture of him. He was a little baby. He looked sooo adorable. Aw my baby when he was a baby! Darrius cleared his throat, “So um. I’m gonna go help Mama with her stuff.” I turned around and looked at him, “Okay.” He smiled, “If you need anything I’m right across the hall.” I nodded, “Thanks.” He nodded, “No problem.”
He walked out and closed the door behind him. I was pretty sleepy after that long ass flight so I decided to take a nap. I took my shoes and my pants off. I went over to my suitcase and grabbed some booty shorts and climbed into the bed. I lay down and got comfortable under the covers. As soon as my head touched the pillow I knocked out.
“Well I’m glad you made it safely.” I smiled, “Thank you.”
“So what is she doing?” I walked up the stairs and went to his old room. I opened the door silently and looked at Veronica. She was snoring silently on the bed. I walked back out and closed the door. “She’s asleep.”
“Is she in my old room?” I smiled and nodded, “Yeah.”
He chuckled, “I wonder what she thinks of it… I can’t wait to come down there. I miss y’all already.”
“I know Chris…” He sighed, “Mama…”
“Is it okay if Robyn comes?”
“Are you sure you want to do that? You know I’m not the one to be mean. The more the merry but, how do you think Veronica’s going to feel about that?”
He sighed, “I know… But her family is all going away for thanksgiving and she would be all alone. I just feel its right ya now?”
“I know. That’s where it sucks sometimes that you have some of my traits…” He chuckled, “She’s not that bad mama.”
“Of course she’s not Chris. She’s only the person that’s trying to ruin a great relationship.” He sighed, “Mama… It takes two…” I smiled at how responsible he was being, “I know but I don’t trust her.”
“I know.” I sighed, “Well, I’ll see you tomorrow baby.”
Poor things… ages 23 and 24 falling in love and people always try to snake their way in. First Kae, now Robyn… Is it some type of coincidence?
I was just chilling in my room listening to music and looking at the ceiling when the song ended and was switching to the next one. I heard what sounded like someone crying. I paused my music and got up. I went to my door and opened it. I walked across the hallway and put my ear up to the door. Yup I was right. I opened the door and looked her body curled up in a ball. “Veronica… Are you okay?”
She nodded and sniffled, “I’m good D.” I sighed and shook my head. I walked over to the bed and got in it. I grabbed her by her waist and pulled her into me. I wrapped my arms around her tiny frame and rubbed her back, “I’m not going to say its okay cause obviously its not… but. Whatever it is making you cry. It’s not worth it beautiful.” She sniffled into my chest as she gripped my back. I just held her and consoled her as she kept crying. After a while she stopped crying. Now she was just trying to steady her breath. Once she did, she looked up at me and I brushed the hair out of her face. I wiped all of the tears from her face with my thumb. “No more crying… Thanksgiving is just in a few days…” She shook her head, “I know but he just hurt me so bad…”
I didn’t want her to feel uncomfortable telling me but I wanted to know so I could help her, “Do you mind…” She shook her head, “He got his ex pregnant…” Damn… He fucked up… hella bad. “Wow…” She nodded and was about to start crying again but I stopped her, “Uh uh. No more. I see one more tear… You seem way stronger than this.” She looked down, “I am… but I’ve never been hurt this bad. I didn’t know love was this crazy…”
“Love is an amazing thing Veronica. Yeah there may be some problems but that’s only because no one is perfect. We all have our ups and downs. And we all keep secrets. He might’ve wanted to just wait until the time is right. It’s not easy telling the love of your life that your ex is having their first child.” She nodded. I think she really understood. “It just hurts soo bad.” I nodded, “Yeah. Its gonna hurt a little bit but guess what? It gets better.” She peered into my eyes, “It does?”
I nodded, “Sure does. Just give it time okay?” She smiled and kissed my cheek, “Thank you D.” I smiled, “No problem.” She hugged me tightly. I was about to get up but she stopped me, “No! Please stay… In case I start crying again or something?” I nodded and put my arms back around her, “Okay. I’ll stay.” She smiled, “Yay!” I chuckled, “Go to sleep. Everyone’s coming tomorrow.” She nodded and fell asleep in my arms.
*Next Day Morning*
Darrius was showing me around the house. I wanted to see the whole house. We went outside and went through the garden. It was beautiful out here, “You did all of this too?” He nodded, “Yup.” I smiled, “It’s beautiful.” He nodded, “Just like you…”
I giggled and blushed, “Oh stop with all that sweet talk…” He chuckled and grabbed my hand twirling me around, “I’m serious. No sweet talking from me. You really are beautiful ma.” I smiled as he let my hand go, “Well thank you sir…” He nodded. I looked straight ahead and saw what looked like a mini house. “What’s that?” He looked over at it too, “Chris’ studio.” I got excited, “Like a music studio?”
He nodded, “Yeah. Its three studios in one. Dance, music, and art.” I smiled. “He built that himself. He really wanted one of his own to come home too.” I jumped up and down, “Can we go in?!” He laughed and shook his head, “It’s his private sanctuary. He would fuck somebody up if he found out they went in there.” I rolled my eyes, “If he has a problem he’s going to have to take that shit somewhere else. He knows I’ll kick his ass.” I grabbed Darrius’ hand and started pulling him towards the studio. “Oh so you one of those girls huh?”
I laughed, “One of what girls?”
He smiled, “The ones that don’t give a fuck who you are. You’ll kick there ass and have no problem over it.” I smiled and nodded, “That’s me.” He laughed, “Remind me to NEVER get on your bad side.” I nodded, “Gotchu boo.” I opened the door and was amazed, “Oh my gosh… It’s beautiful.”
Darrius chuckled, “Girl you must be high because everything is beautiful you’ve seen today is beautiful to you.” I laughed, “I’m drug free as of a few months ago but now that you bring it up. I could use one.” He raised his eyebrow, “Oh so you smoke too?” I nodded, “”Turn off?” He chuckled and shook his head, “Na, I think it’s pretty cool. I always have a good time with girls when they smoke.” I shook my head and laughed, “Probably cause they fuck you right after huh?” He turned away smiling, “Mhmm that’s a yes.”
He nudged me. I walked over to the sound controls and sat at the chair.
“I would go get some from my secret stash but it’s at my house. Mama don’t like that I smoke so I can’t really keep it here.” I nodded, “Its cool. I doubt Chris came in here and never smoked though. He probably has some laying around in here.” He shrugged. I got up from the chair and started looking around. I went over to the couch and looked under it, in between the cushions, and behind it. It wasn’t there. I searched around small places to see if he had any and didn’t find it. I gave up and went back to the seat by the sound controls. I scooted the chair in and hit something with my knee. I reached my hand under the sound controls and touched a little box, “Jackpot.” I grabbed it and pulled it from under the controls. I put it on top and opened the box. Darrius grabbed a chair and scooted next to me. I grabbed the box of swisher sweet out of it and looked at Darrius, “Swishers or pipe?”
He looked in the box and saw what was in there, “Pipe.” I nodded and got the glass pipe out. I put the swishers back in the box and pulled out the mini jar full of nuggets. Darrius watched me the whole time. After I was done I handed him the pipe so he could take a hit first. He shook his head, “You look like you need it more than I do.” I nodded and lit it up.
After an hour of just chilling and smoking I started singing Chris’ Till I Die. “I’m highhh…” Darrius started laughing. He looked at me. His eyes were chinky. It didn’t help that he was Filipino. I couldn’t see his eyes. He was hella high. “I can’t see yo eyes fool.” He laughed, “I can’t see yours either.” I laughed, “Cause your eyes are shut…”
“Mo drink po it up, mo weed roll it up Whoa dere ho you know what’s up… I’m highhh.” I laughed. “Go in there.” I shook my head, “Hell no.” He smacked his lips, “Come on…”
I rolled my eyes and got up, “Fine…” I walked over to the booth and sat on the barstool. Darrius scooted up to the sound controls more and sat up. “What am I supposed to sing?”
He shrugged, “Anything.” I licked my lips, “You know how to work that?” He nodded, “I know a thing or too.” I smiled, “Okay. Give me a beat then.” He turned on the computer that was next to him and did something. “Okay. I got it.” He played a song and I just listened to the beat. “And I wish I had some weed up in my system cause I’m just two seconds away from flipping out.” I got into the song and closed my eyes, “I don’t need your trust I don’t need this shit yeah, I have had enough I think you should just run away… Get away find a new love Runawaayyyyy…”
As I ended the song I opened my eyes and looked up at Darrius. He was stuck. I giggled, “What?” He smiled, “Your voice is amazing…” I smiled, “Thanks D.” He nodded, “No problem. Was that song about Chris?” I shook my head, “No. It’s just what popped up in my head.” He nodded, “Okay.”
“You got another beat for me?” He nodded, “Yeah… Hold on.” He started playing another song but it had a voice on it already. He was about to change the song but I stopped him. He let it play but a knock interrupted it. I rolled my eyes and walked out the booth. I opened the door and Austin was standing there with Keeis. Austin started coughing but Keeis smiled, “Ayee you found Chris’ stash huh?” I nodded and smiled. He laughed and hugged me, “Nice to see you ro ro. I missed yo high ass.”
“My high ass. I missed you! We gon’ have to smoke one of these days.” He nodded, “Aight. We gotta come in here though. Auntie Joyce would kill me.” I nodded, “Okay.” After Austin was done coughing, “Aye it’s my second favorite cus! Bring that ass over here!” I laughed and walked over to Austin. He hugged me, “Damn! I see it’s getting big too.”
I slapped his arm and let go of him, “Boy!” He laughed, “Everyone’s inside though. Chris is running a little late so he’ll be here tonight.” I nodded, “Okay. Thanks.” I walked away from them and into the house.
I saw everyone in there just chilling. I walked up to Mijo and hugged him, “Sis!!!” I smiled, “Barry.” I saw Michelle sitting next to him. I smiled and hugged her too, “Hey boo! I missed y’all.” She smiled and hugged me back, “I missed you too mami.” I smiled. Bonny came running over to me and tackled me, “Ouch bitch! I missed you too.”
“It’s been too damn long…” I nodded. It’s true. My mom and Jas came up to me. I hugged both of them.
My mom hugged me and kissed my cheek, “Thank you baby.” I smiled, “No problem mom. Everyone deserves a second chance.” She smirked at me. “What?!”
“And you’re the one to speak about second chances? Hmm… What about Ch…” I heard two doors open and close. I laughed at my mom, “I know…” I sat down next to Michelle. “So how you been chica? Todo el mundo ha estado hablando acerca de lo que pasó (Everyone has been talking about what happened)”
I shook my head, “I’m managing. Es difícil porque yo lo quiero mucho y solo quiere que lo perdone. Realmente no lo sé todo. (It’s hard cause I love him so much and just want to forgive him. I don’t really know everything.) So yeah…”
She nodded, “Entiendo. Se te extraña mucho sin embargo. (I understand. He misses you a lot though.)”
I sighed, “Yo también.” I looked up and saw Darrius. He smiled at me and looked over at Michelle. “Chelley. This is Darrius. Darrius this is Michelle Mijo’s girl.” He put his hand out and shook hers, “Nice to meet you.” She nodded and smiled. He said hi to Mijo too. “Come on D! Put a damn shirt on. I swear you didn’t change.”
I laughed. “Maldita chica. Él bien. No se lo digas Mijo. (Damn girl. He fine. Don’t tell Mijo.)” I laughed. Mijo looked at us, “What about me?” I shook my head, “Nada.” He looked at Michelle, “Uh huh. Y’all two and y’all Spanish. You lucky I get turned on by that shit.”
She laughed and licked her lips as she looked at him, “Apuesto a que papi ..” He bit his lip, “What she say ro ro? All I got was the daddy part.” I laughed, “She said I bet you do daddy.”
He nodded, “You know it ma.” She whispered in his ear, “Soy yo y esta noche ..” He bit his lip and licked his lips, “I don’t know what you said but damn girl…” I giggled, “Deja de hacer eso con él. Vas a tener lo arrancarte la ropa de aquí. (Stop doing that to him. You gonna have him rip your clothes of right here.)” She laughed, “Okay okay. Calm down Mijo.” She kissed him. I heard a voice. It sounded familiar. Keeis said he was running late. I looked at Keeis, Bonny on his lap and he mouthed ‘Sorry.’ I nodded. Darrius grabbed my hand and rubbed it telling me it was going to be okay. I nodded. Michelle looked at me and grabbed my hand too, “Vas a estar bien. (You’ll be okay.)” I nodded. D and Chelley let go of my hands and Chris made his way over to us. He sat on the love seat across from me. I saw Bonny grilling the shit out of someone. I realized it was Rihanna. Really?! The fuck he bring her for?! Chris started staring at me. Never once leaving his eyes from mine. I stared at him as I talked to Michelle, “Él trajo a esa perra para qué? (He brought that bitch for what?)” She shrugged.
“Hi Veronica.” I nodded at Chris, “Christopher.” Rihanna looked at me and smiled, “Hi Veronica! It’s so nice to meet you finally. Chris has told me so much about you.” She got up and put her hand out for me to shake it, “¿Por qué es esta perra tratando de ser amable conmigo? ¿Me veo como quiero ser su amigo? (Why is this bitch trying to be nice to me? Do I look like I want to be her friend?)” Michelle laughed and Bonny just stared at her. I looked at her hand and stood up walking past her. Stupid bitch…
I walked over to the kitchen where all the women were. “Veronica. You mind going to the store and picking up a few pies for the thanksgiving dinner?” I looked at her and nodded, “Yeah. No problem.” I felt his presence behind me. “Can I go too?” Mama shook her head, “Darrius. Go put a shirt on and go with Veronica to get some pies.” He nodded and got up. “Why can’t I go?” Mama sighed, “Because you two need space.”
He huffed, “We’ve had enough space mama.” She shook her head. Darrius came down the stairs and grabbed her keys. “Let’s go Veronica.” I nodded and headed out with him. Chris grabbed my elbow, “Come on baby. Tell mama we don’t need anymore space.” I sighed and looked away from him, “Déjame ir Chris. (Let me go)” He must’ve understood cause he let me go. I walked outside and got into the car. D started the car and pulled out of the driveway and headed to Safeway. He put his hand on my thigh, “You okay?”
I shrugged, “I don’t know…” He sighed, “I saw her… She looks fake…” I smiled, “Yeah she is.” He laughed, “I could see it though.” I raised an eyebrow, “See what?”
“The love… He didn’t cheat on you…”
“How do you know that?”
“I can tell.” Hmm. We pulled up to Safeway and got out the car.
He pressed his lips and turned the car off, “So you’re sure you love him?”
I nodded, “Yes.”
“Then why aren’t you together?”
He shook his head, “No. That’s not an answer. You love someone you say fuck everything else and love them. I know it’s easier said than done but Vero… Come on… Be strong. You’ll get through this. He needs you. He can’t do this on his own.”
“But that’s not my kid.” He nodded, “I understand and there are suspicions that it’s not his either but until you both find out… Just be there for him.” I don’t even want to. That bitch shouldn’t be having his kid. It should be me not her.
“Babygirl don’t cry…” He wiped the tears from my face. I wasn’t even sad. I was angry. It doesn’t even matter if he cheated or not, why couldn’t he just wrap it up? I nodded and sighed. No more crying Veronica. Well try…
I smiled and hugged him, “Thank you.”
“No problem. I just don’t want to see a beautiful girl like you feeling this way. As much I don’t like your bitchass boyfriend. You seem nice.”
I laughed, “You don’t?”
He got out the car and came around the car to open it and help me out, “No. He was known to break girl’s hearts when we were little. It seems he’s still keeping his title.” Hmm… “Oh.”
“Mama! How you just gon let him go with her?! You know I’m trying to work shit out with her!”
Mama gave me the evil eye, “Watch your mouth Christopher. You’re not too old to get a whooping. I let him go with her because she needed it. Someone who won’t sit there and talk about you. She’s hurt. Even if that little heffer in there is lying about that child. She’s hurt that if it was true that you’d just keep it away from her. She had to hear about it from a magazine. Do you understand how embarrassed she probably feels? Everyone knew but her. The paparrazi that may attack her because her famous boyfriend is having a child with his ex. An ex that almost ruined his career at that. And now she’s here. Chris… Baby she loves you. So much. She’d do anything for you. That girl has soo much love for you. For someone that has never experienced love it’s a lot. So if you love her as much as she does and as much as you tell me… You gotta fix it. But give her time.”
I nodded, “I know mama but what about me?! The paparazzi…” She cut me off, “Stop. I don’t mean to sound harsh but you’ve had the experience with them so you can leave that out of this. However, as for Veronica. She has t had to experience that ever. It’s stressing you know that. She doesn’t need that.
I nodded, “I know. I know.”
The front door opened and I looked at her walk in holding her belly laughing so hard. “Omg D! That was not cool. Not at all!”
He smiled at her, “Then girl why you laughing?!” She laughed some more, “Cause that was pretty funny. The look on that lady’s face was priceless.”
Mama walked back out the kitchen, “What’s so funny?”
Veronica looked at mama and told her as Darrius put the pies in the fridge. “Some lady came up to me and was like isn’t your boyfriend Chris Brown? Isn’t he having a kid with Rihanna. I was close to punching the lady in the face but D was like, ‘And you are? Are you her or Chris to know anything?’ She just froze there. She thought he was my body guard or something. So he made her flinch and she screamed running away. Poor lady.”
Mama laughed, “Darrius. Stop scaring people.” He laughed, “Sorry I just didn’t want Vee going crazy and hitting the lady.” My nickname for her! She was just laughing like everything was cool. Robyn came next to me and Veronica looked at her. She rolled her eyes and Darrius grabbed her hand, “Come on. I gotta show you something.” She nodded, “Okay.”
I need her back… Pronto.
I was keeping my eye out for that bitch… I did not trust her at all. She was scheming I know it. Somebody must’ve been behind her backing her up. Telling her what do and shit. Who ever it was… I was going to find out soon and fast. I just watched her. “Babe what you looking at?”
He sighed, “Let it go Baby…”
I shook my head, “No Keeis… I don’t trust her. I know something is up. You don’t out of no where say you’re pregnant. How many months is that bitch anyways?”
“Why she look like she bigger than that? I bet you she’s not even pregnant… When did she find out she was?”
“Like a week ago. I think.”
“That bitch ain’t pregnant. You don’t find out hella late that you’re pregnant. People know when they are.”
I shook my head, “No. I’ma find out too. She’s probably faking her pregnancy like people said Beyonce did. She don’t even walk around like she is… She fake.”
He just shook his head. That bitch has to be faking it. Or it’s just not his. Whatever it is… She’s trying so hard to keep Chris and Veronica apart. She broke them up and now that she’s here they won’t have a chance to talk and get back together. I’m fixing this shit. I need to keep a low profile though… Search her shit a little… I’m going to get the truth one way or another though… Bonny will save the day!