Nicole and Mona stepped into Happy Burger to grab a fast bite,was a Saturday afternoon,they had just gotten off work.
“Hey isn’t that Darius” asked Mona looking over Nicole’s shoulder.
“Don’t look right away, he’s with some girl”
Nicole smile faded,as she quickly looked behind just in time to see Darius laughing and in deep conversation with a tall,skinny light skin girl.He was so distracted and the restaurant was so full that he didn’t see her. Nicole got red in the cheeks and she began eating quickly.
Mona shook her head in disappointment,
“I don’t know why you put up with this?”
“we had an argument ok,I told him I needed some space”
She was now stuffing her face with fries and pretended she was fine. Mona kept eyeing Darius.
“Space? and he’s already screwing someone else the next day?”
Nicole could die,she began feeling uncomfortable.
“You know what, let’s go”she began putting her food away.
“But we just got here”
“No I wanna leave!”
“Ok,let me atleast use the washroom first” Mona left quickly to use the washroom as Nicole painfully waited.
She pulled out her phone and texted Oscar.As she awaited a reply she felt someone rub her back,she looked up into Darius’s brown eyes.
He had on a huge smile,
“I thought that was you, what’s up?”
“I’m ok,how are you?” She fought to keep her composure.
“I’m good,so how long we doing this space for?”
She looked back at the girl eating her meal,she felt her chest getting hot .
“I don’t know,I see you already moved on”
He looked back at the girl shaking his head,
“Girl,that’s Alice,my old high school buddy,we just catching up,been a minute.”
“See that business idea I was telling you about, she’s willing to help us start,she got some ideas.”
“Ok,you better not be lying Darius”
“Stupes, I’ll message you the information later.”
He hugged up on her tightly,”Now go on outta here” he said smiling.
“Yea I’m just waiting on Mona”
Mona walked up to them and rolled her eyes at Darius,as she ignored his greeting.
“Yea, let’s go” Nicole and Mona left without looking back at him.
“what were you guys talking about?did he just hug you?”
Nicole kept her steps steady as she ensured they got far away from Happy Burger as possible.She pulled Mona into a clothing store.
“Girll,that boy lying,he wants me to believe that’s his “friend”,can you believe he said she got business ideas for us”
Mona was confused,
“Business ideas for what??on how to ride him? tell me you did not believe that!?
“I don’t know girl, I just feel something ain’t right,just a few days and he on some date with some girl”
Nicole was spending the week at her sisters place,as she sat on her bed, feeling so defeated.She was so lost in her thoughts that she missed the messages on her phone.
They were from Oscar and two from Darius.She listened to Darius’s voice note first,his voice was calm, reassuring,told her all the ideas for the new business,and he gave her he and Alice highschool stories.The message ended on how Alice would supply them with a spot to rent out to start their business.He was excited and wanted her back home so they could discuss further.
Oscar message was telling her he was watching Basketball and and if she wanted to join him,he later changed his mind and Said it was a joke when she didn’t answer.Nicole held the phone against her chest as tears formed at the corner of her eyes,and then rolled down the sides of her face.
To be continued