Warning Adult Content
“What’s up cuz?” I answered my phone for my little cousin, Nikki.
“Hey Darryl.” She replied but I can tell something is wrong.
“Don’t bullshit me…spit it out.”
“It’s not about me it’s about somebody else I know but I don’t know if I should tell you…”
“Who is it?” “I can’t tell you…”
“Is it Faye?”
“NO… a friend…”
“Oh ole girl you hang with?” I played it off like I didn’t remember Gwen’s name but I was hoping it wasn’t her.
“Umm, yea and luckily you don’t know her like that but some shit happened to her that she would be so embarrassed if someone else knew.”
“I can’t tell you over the phone, can you come get me so we can talk. Everybody is at my house for a sleepover.”
“Aight, actually I’m down the street, I will be there in five.” “Ok I’ll be outside.” She hung up. I had a bad feeling about this.
“What up D?” Brock answered.
“Hey dude I’m going to be a little late, my little cousin needs me.”
“Aight mane that’s cool. What’s going on though?”
“Shit mane, I’m not sure but I have a feeling it’s bad.”
“Aye mane hit me if you need my help…”
“Appreciate it, I’m picking her up now. I’ll hit you in a
“You know I gotcha back. Holla.” He hung up just as Nikki got in the car.
“Hey Darryl.” She gave me a hug.
“Hey baby, now what’s up?” She exhaled and started talking. By the time she had finished talking we were heading back to her side of town. Even though I was calm on the outside, on the inside I was a ticking time bomb. I just drove around town while she told me all the horrific details of this past week. Oh somebody is going to pay for this shit. They may not have touched my family but they touched the next best thing.
“So now you know what happened? I had to tell someone because she won’t tell her mom and her dad is hardly ever around anyway so it really wouldn’t matter about him. I didn’t want to tell mama either cause it would just get back to her mom anyway.” She said wiping her tears in anger. I hate seeing her cry. Even when she was a little girl I was extremely overprotective of her and always tried to make it all better. She is more like my little sister than my cousin, and she knows I would do anything for her too.
“I gotcha baby… Stay away from them niggas and those hoes.”
“NO BUTS…” I shouted but I had to contain myself because she flinched. “Look, just listen to me, aight.” She nodded. “And for the record, I will holla at Aunt Faye and let her know I will be picking y’all up from now on until y’all start driving yourselves. Ok?”
“Ok, thanks Darryl.”
“You know I gotcha… now let me handle some business.” She nodded again. “And this is between me and you…” I added.
“Ok, love you.” She said getting out the car.
“Love you too, be good and I’ll see you later.” I waited until she was safely in the house before I pulled off. Somebody’s gonna pay for this shit.
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