Standing in the Shadows (Chapter 16-19)

Posted on December 04, 2019 by Monique Bullock

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A fictional story about an African American couple who is ready to take their relationship to the next level but, James has a past that might hinder him from taking that next step. A drama-filled romance that will be released in mini-chapters. Read on and feel free to leave a comment!  

Chapter 16- The Ex

As I was undressing in the restroom, James slowly walked in and pulled me close to him. "What are you doing? Should we..." He cut me off mid-sentence, his lips intertwined with mine. Short lived, he lifted me onto the counter in the restroom and started kissing and licking me in a trail down to my pussy. With his head now between my legs he inhaled deeply smelling my scent. Why do men sniff the pussy before they about to eat you out? I guess to make sure it smell good. Trying to get out of my head I said, "Lick me papi you know how I like it." "Shhhh." He put two fingers in my mouth while sucking and licking my clit. I moaned loudly feeling myself building up and he stopped!

"What's wrong come back?" I said as he walked out of the restroom. I know he's not trying to play hard to get. I don't know what he was mumbling, about a girlfriend, and I didn't care. I was feeling good and I wanted more. He stumbled his way through my room and I pushed him onto the bed. That was easier than I thought it would be. I pulled his pants off and while he was saying no, his dick was clearly saying yes. Ooh, just as big as I remembered. I sucked his dick, hard, but not enough to make him cum. I needed him inside of me so I took matters into my own hands, straddling him, putting him inside of me. I rode him good going fast, then slow when my legs started burning. One way or another I was getting mines tonight.

Chapter 17- Ashley  

At home inside of my restroom, I sat anxiously on the toilet while my sister waited on the other side of the door. I thought to myself, isn't this what I said I wanted; To have a child, get married? Why did I vomit all over him last night? All this thinking was prolonging my bladder from releasing. My sister interrupted my thoughts, "C'mon sis get it over with!" Eventually I stopped thinking and started peeing. I put the top on the stick and waited in the living room with my sister. It felt like I was staring at the stick for forever when it finally read, PREGNANT. 

Strangely, I'm not hysterically crying or anything. I'm actually smiling. My sister looked over at me as if I was a weirdo but, she smiled with me. If I'm happy then she's happy. We talked until almost three in the morning reminiscing on our childhood, and thinking of baby names. We fell asleep together on the couch and still no James.

Chapter 18- James

I woke up with a banging headache, the smell of liquor and eggs filled the room. What the hell is going on? I'm thinking me and Ash must've stayed at a hotel. "Ash. Baby!" She walked into the room with a plate of food but, it wasn't Ash. I must be dreaming because this girl is my ex, Mona. Damn, what have I done. I hopped out of the bed and quickly threw on my clothes heading for the door. Mona stopped me at the door running me the details of last night. After blaming her for my stupid actions, I left. 

I don't know if my head is aching from being slightly hungover, or from the thoughts running through my mind. I hurried home while thinking of how I am going to tell Ashley or even if I'm going to tell her at all. No! I can't tell her. She'll leave. I pulled into the driveway and calmed myself down before getting out of the car. 

Walking into the house there was silence. I quietly walked around the house to see if she was up. As I looked into the living room I saw Ash and Ariele sleeping on the couch. On the table there is a pregnancy test. I was left wondering who was pregnant. What if it's Ashley? I wanted to wake her immediately but remembered I hadn't washed off from the night before. I left them sleeping and went upstairs to take a shower. "James! Is that you!" Ash shouted. Before I could answer she opens the shower curtain. She stares for a second and then ask, "Why didn't you come home last night?" 

I didn't respond quick enough and she burst into tears, blaming herself for why I didn't come home. I grabbed my towel, wrapped it around my waist, and held her in my arms. "I'm so sorry baby don't cry." Between me repeating myself she says quietly, "I'm pregnant." At that very moment my whole world crumbled, I felt so ashamed and stupid for what I did with my ex. I began crying too. I was kinda happy she was pregnant but, I couldn't own up and tell her what I had done. I just couldn't. 

Chapter 19- The Ex

He really left. He looked so angry! Was I wrong? Did he have another woman?  Yesterday was so perfect. How could he do this to me? I felt hurt and resentment for even trying to get him back. "All that fucking hard work and he just left!" My hurt turned into anger. Dishes broke as they were thrown across the room. All I saw was red as I threw shit everywhere fucking my own apartment up. Once I didn't have anything else to destroy I fell to the floor and wept. 

There has to be a way to get him to ask me to marry him again. I'll say yes this time. If I want to get him, first I have to see if he has a woman. If he does, hmph, that bitch better run! Won't be the first blood on my hands. James Carl Fortworth was my man and still is. I'm gone do what I have to do to get him back. Step 1, find out if he still lives at the same address. 

 

 


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