“So you’ve vowed not to talk to me right?” I asked Trevor as I dropped my phone back into my jacket pocket.
And as expected, he didn’t say anything in reply so, I asked him to pull over.
I mean all through today’s transactions, I was the one doing all the talking and negotiations while he only counted up the money and did the driving.
“You and I are not going anywhere unless you tell me whatever it is that’s got you acting this way.” I yelled angrily at Trevor grabbing his shirt.
“What did you say to Halle the other night when you suddenly decided to run back home?” He blurted out sounding very annoyed.
“What do you mean T?” I asked sounding confused. Last I checked, Halle was the one who came at me.
“I got back inside to see her crying her eyes out and she says you were behind it.” He yelled almost bringing the roof down.
I cussed under my breath as I looked at him in sheer bewilderment.
Halle is a liar and a good actress and I must commend her for that.
“I don’t know what you are talking about Trevor.” I said in my defense.
“Fine, you wanna play that game with me? You think I’m dumb or sum? You know what, I done witchu Ivy! And from now on, you better keep your distance.” He blurted out all in one breath before igniting the car and driving back to the ATL.
Having made our returns to Po and Yonas as well as grabbing our commission, Trevor informed Po that he no longer wants me to be his partner.
Thing is, when he’s angry, he talks and acts without thinking. Po reluctantly assigned Ken to work with him while I was assigned to Max.
I went home angrily that afternoon after being thoroughly interrogated by Po and Yonas on the reason for the sudden split. I was as clueless as they were about the whole situation.
Yonas offered to drop me off at home where I could get my car and then head over to work.
Today is a bad day. I can’t believe that 5 years of friendship could be watered down the drain by a girl who he met just weeks ago.
I got home from work that evening feeling really upset and tired.
Maya had made dinner and I’m grateful that I had her around.
¿cómo estás bebé?
(How are you baby? ) I asked as I gave her a hug.
estoy bien. ¿Cómo estuvo tu día también?
(I’m good. How was your day as well?) She asked.
“Was really bad.” I responded as I took time to fill her in while over dinner before we finally retired in for the night’s sleep.
I stared at my reflection in the mirror for the umpteenth minute. I felt like a fool.
I still find it hard to believe that Ivy actually told Halle to stay out of my life or she will force her to. Why? Because she’s the right person for me? Wow!
I was once upon a time in love with Ivy but she never gave me that chance and now I finally find a girl and she wants to ruin it? No way!!
It’s Sunday and I’m going to see her again. I’m going to do my best in ignoring her. That’s my plan and I’m going to execute it to the best of my abilities.
I finished up in the bathroom and got dressed ready to head out.
At The Trap:
I pulled up and got down from my car ready to watch some action.
Actually, Ivy and the boys are currently playing basketball and Ivy is scoring so many times already. I must admit that she’s really good at everything she ventures into.
She only looked my way once today and since then, she hasn’t spared me another glance.
She really looked cute in her sports bralette and black basketball shorts and her hair tied up in a tight ponytail.
But I’m still mad at her though.
The past days, I’ve been doing a lot of work to avoid Trevor and I’ll say it worked.
I don’t even spare him any glances whenever he’s close by and I don’t have any time to argue with him or find out whatever was eating him up. I’m going to enjoy my new life as much as I can.
🙂 One Month Later,
I’m currently sitting in the car with Max (my new partner) while waiting for a client.
We’re currently scrolling through Google trying to decide on a great tattoo for Max.
“I still think you should go with that octopus design.” I said as I was starting to get bored already.
“I liked the shark though.” He said pointing the phone screen at my face.
“Oh please!” I exclaimed tiredly and rolled my eyes.
Thing is, all of us in the gang had the ritual of getting animal tattoos.
Po has a polar bear tattoo, Yonas has a scorpion tattoo, Trevor has a wolf tattoo, I have a squirrel tattoo, Katie has a peacock tattoo,etc
“And that’s just a stupid dolphin you showed me there.” I added with a little chuckle.
“Seriously!” He replied and took a second look at his phone.
“Fine, the octopus then. So, what plans do you have for your birthday?” Max asks jolting me out of my thoughts.
Oh, that reminds me, my birthday is coming up in a few days and I don’t really feel like throwing a party or anything.
“Ion know. I mean I don’t…” I was cut off in mid sentence as I saw our customer’s car approaching.
“About time.” I mutter somewhat annoyed as I undo my seatbelt and open the car door stepping out while Max does the same.
Manny is the customer. How sweet!
I got down from the car blowing bubbles on my gum as Manny approached our car.
“Hola Mamacita.” He greets in an annoying high pitched voice as he gets closer to the car.
“You always keep me waiting Manny and you know I hate being held up.” I replied coldly ignoring his greetings.
“I’m sorry Squirrel dear, can’t blame this old man much.” He replies with a chuckle.
“Maybe this old man needs to retire.” Max says earning a high-pitched laugh from Manny and a scoff from me.
“I see you got a new side kick.” He exclaims as if he was just noticing Max.
“What happened to pretty little wolf?” He adds sarcastically
“The moon ain’t getting full anytime soon” Max responds and again earns another laugh from Manny while I simply rolled my eyes.
“I like this one.” He says amidst choking laughter
“Let’s get this done with Manny. I get bored…
“Easily, I know, I know!” He concluded cutting me off and raising his hands in surrender.
We concluded the exchange and he even left a $2,000 tip for Max. They really got along quite well I must say.
“Don’t itch for a share.” Max jokes waving the money at my face.
“Oh please!” I reply with a little chuckle shrugging his hands off.
The drive home was full of laughter as we got back and made our returns to Po and Yonas before Max finally dropped me off at home.
I was going to stay home today and take care of Maya. She wasn’t feeling very well. The pregnancy is currently in the second week of the 8th month.
Truth is, though I’m still very much in love with Trevor, I won’t waste my time thinking too much about him or getting worked up because he’s on his period or whatever, I’m too tough for that y’all.
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