_____"Baby, I'll be right back. I'm going to the
bathroom," Camille said as she gave
Shawn, her new girlfriend, a quick kiss on the lips.
As soon as Camille left two of Shawn's best friends
Devon and Keisha sat next to her at the bar. "Dayum
playa, I still can't believe how fine she is," said
Devon. "What game again did you kick to get that
_____"Man, fuck that! How much doe you throwin at her cause
I know your ass ain't got that
much game!" said Keisha rudely interrupting like she
_____"Fuck all yall hatas, I ain't throwin shit at her,"
Shawn proudly said. "With what I give
her every night she should be throwin me dollars! "
Everyone burst out laughing and then
came Taz, the biggest playa and last member of the
group to step up in the club.
_____"Shawn, you ain't shit dog, don't get it twisted. We
all know who the realest is. All I
wanna know is if she got a sister," said Taz. We all
laughed about what she said but
stopped as soon as we saw Camille heading back our
_____"Baby, you remember Taz, D and Keisha." Even though
Camille was her girl and knew all
of Shawn's friends, she preferred not to hang out
with her when she was with her "dogs."
She knew that was exactly what they were: dogs. She
knew how they were when they got
together, and she thought that they would influence
Shawn to fuck around on her, but
after one night of "convincing" she got over it, or
at least never brought it up again. That
was good enough for Shawn.
"How could I forget if they're all you talk bout and
if your not talking about them your
with them calling me to talk about them," Camille said
with a smile. "How are you?"
_____ Everybody replied fine except the world renowned
comedian (or so she thought) Taz.
She replied, "I'm doing fine thank you, but
apparently not as fine as my dog Shawn
here," and winked at her.
_____ Before Shawn could say
anything Camille said, "Honey,
remember I told you that I had to leave early because
of my final tomorrow."
_____"Yeah," Shawn said pulling her close, "but I
was trying not to remember. Can't you
stay just a little while longer?"
_____" I wish baby, but I have already stayed longer than I
had intended." She leaned closer to
her and whispered in her ear, "Look, tomorrow is my
last final. After then, we can do
whatever you want."
_____ That definitely made Shawn feel
better. "Okay, I know how important your final is to you, I
guess because mine are already done
I'm being selfish," Shawn said as she kissed her on
her forehead. "C'mon, I'll walk you to your car."
_____"That's the least that you can do!" she said with that
angelic smile of hers. God, she thought, I love this
woman so much. Camille said goodbye to everyone and
Shawn told them that she would be right back.
_____"Yeah right Shawn, " said Devon.
_____ Shawn casually gave her
the finger. She and Camille were almost out of the
club when Shawn noticed Chantay, her ex-girlfriend,
with a look of disgust on her face as they exited the
club. Even though Shawn thought she didn't, Camille
noticed Chantay also and asked the inevitable: "Baby,
who was that girl back in the club and why was she
looking at us like that?"
_____Fuck! What do I say now?
don't want to lie to her, but if I tell her that she
was my ex she'll want to know more and that is where
the complications begin...
_____"Shawn, baby, are you listening to me?"
_____"Huh, oh yeah. Look sweetie, I just realized that my
wallet is missing. I might have left it
at the bar, so I better go check to see if Dev or
someone else picked it up for me."
_____ Camille said ok, but the look on her face told Shawn
that she knew that there was a reason
for her being evasive. She gave her a kiss and said
that she would see her tomorrow.
Shawn watched her as she pulled off thinking of what
the fuck shewas going to tell her
about Chantay. She couldn't tell her that Chantay was
the first woman that she had ever
actually loved or that they broke up not because of
each other, but someone else getting in
their business. Shit, I better think of something by
tomorrow, Shawn thought.
_____ She was
about to go back into the club but as soon as she
turned around as, if things could get any
worse, Chantay was standing directly in front of her.
"Goodman woman. You scared the shit outta me!"
_____"Did I? I'm sorry Shawn," Chantay said as she put one
hand on Shawn's chest and began
rubbing it. "Calm down baby, you know I don't bite,
that is...unless you want me to."
_____"That's OK," Shawn said removing her hand quickly.
Camille could pull up any and catch her in a desolate parking lot with a
beautiful woman caressing her chest.
_____"My, my, my. It looks like your new girlfriend has
got you a little timid," she said with a wicked grin.
_____"What! nobody has got me timid. I just didn't expect
to see you or anyone else out here,"
Shawn said as she moved from her position.
_____"Whatever you say Shawn. So, who is the new woman in
your life by the way, and does
she know about me?"
_____"Well, if you must know her name is Camille and
exactly what is there to know about
you?" Shawn said this with a smirk.
_____"Look at you Ms. Shawn! You mean to tell me I don't
mean anything to you," she said as
she again stood directly in front of her and looked
directly into her eyes.
_____ Then, Taz came outside to find out what was taking her so
long. When she saw them, Taz
smiled and apologized for interrupting. "Naw dog, I was just about come inside." Shawn
looked back at Chantay. "Look, I'm not saying that you didn't
mean anything when we went out. All I am saying is
that I really love my woman and I
don't intend on doing anything to fuck this up. I'm
about to go back in, I'll see you later." With that she turned around and left.
_____ Right before she
got inside though Chantay said, "Hopefully sooner than later Shawn," and
blew her a kiss.
_____ As soon as they got back inside, the Amazing Taz went
to work. "Dayum! Yall
should have seen the mack Shawn handle Chan out
_____ Keisha and Devon almost choked on their drinks.
"What! Damn DOG, I mean that literally, you could have
at least waited until Camille
called your ass to let you know that she was home,"
_____"Whatever, you know Taz is only exaggerating as usual.
Chan and I were only talking."
_____"Yeah, but if I hadn't come out there when I did your
ass would have been doing a lot
more than that. You should have seen them two;
looking into each others eyes and shit!"
_____"Whatever Taz. Look, I don't have to explain shit to
any of you. I'm committed to
Camille and that is all that matters."
_____"Playgirl, don't be like that," Keisha said, "you know
_____"Yeah dog, you know me and we all know you when it
comes to these womyn. Besides, I
was just telling it how I saw it," Taz said.
_____"How I used to be," Shawn said, which made everyone
laugh. "Apparently I'm just a
funny muthafucka, so I guess I'll just take my funny
ass home." She tried to get angry at
them, but just couldn't. Finally she said, "I love
yall, but sometimes you just know how to
get on a nigga's nerves. I'm about to dip cause
Camille ain't here and I don't feel like
getting fucked up tonight."
_____"Bye, um whipped, I mean Shawn," said Taz.
_____"I know I'm whipped,but... by your bitch! She got me
on lock dog, I gotta give her what
you can't. c-ya." Shawn left the club and went home.
_____ The next day Shawn met Camille for lunch at one of
their favorite "alternative"
restaurants. She tried her best to keep the
conversation flowing about anything but
Chantay. "So baby. It looks like your in a good mood.
I take it your final went okay?"
_____"Well, I'm not sure, but I think I scored somewhere
between 92 and 97." One of the
things that Shawn loved the most about Camille was
her intelligence. "So," she continued, " tonight we
are celebrating," as she leaned over the table and
gave her a sweet, innocent kiss on the lips. Shawn
was feeling anything but innocent, however, so she
slipped her tongue inside of her mouth. Camille
seemed surprised at first, seeing that they were in a
crowded restaurant, but returned the favor as she held
her face. The waitress came and because they were
kissing so long said, "Um, excuse me, I don't mean
to interrupt, but here's your bill."
_____"Thanks," Shawn said looking at it.
"Sorry baby, I forgot to ask, did you find your
_____"Wallet? What are you..." Shawn said not realizing she was
referring to the wallet that she had supposedly lost at
the club, but now remembered. "Oh, yeah, Devon found
it in my chair."
_____"It almost sounded like you didn't know what I was
_____"It's not that," she lied. "It's just that I'd rather
not discuss something so mediocre."
_____"If you say so Shawn, but it didn't seem so mediocre
last night...well, anyway forget it."
Then, her demeanor changed, she suddenly became
serious. "Shawn, do you remember
what I asked you last night? about that girl?"
_____"What girl?" Shawn asked as if I had just come down with
_____"The girl that looked like she wanted to saw my
fucking head off when you wrapped your arms around me
last night as we were leaving. Is that specific
enough for you, or do you want me to tell you what she
was wearing too, because I can."
_____Damn, Shawn thought. I
as well tell her now because knowing Chantay's ass
Camille will probably know by the end of the day.
"All right baby, I'll tell you. She is my
ex-girlfriend and her name is Chantay. We
broke up about a month before you and I started
talking. I didn't tell you about her
because she hasn't been on my mind. I was just
trying to move on with my life when you and I met and
besides, why would I discuss my old girl with someone
I'm trying to become romantically involved with?"
_____"Yeah, I understand, but that was in the beginning.
You could have told me after we began dating."
_____"Why would you want to know who used to date? Shit, I
wouldn't wanna know who you used to fuck!"
_____"Well, if she meant anything to you I would have liked
to known and I certainly would not tell you who I used
to fuck, rather who I cared for. It's obvious that
you and I are concerned with two different things when
it comes to relationships. Excuse me, I have to
go," Camille said as she stood up from the table.
_____ Shawn took her hand as she was about to leave.
"Baby, I'm sorry, I didn't mean that. It's just that
your making an issue out of something that shouldn't
_____"Oh, my bad, Shawn. It's my fault that your acting
like an ass-hole!" and she left.
_____ Shawn was about to do
the same when she heard someone call her name. She turned
around only to see Chantay's two best friends Janine
and Heather sitting at the table directly in the back
mine. They probably heard the entire argument which
was solely based on their best friend and couldn't wait to tell her.
"Hey Shawn," they both cooed.
_____"What up," I said as smoothly as possible even though
I was furious.
_____"Nothing much sweetie," Janine said, "We're just
waiting on Chan to get here."
_____"Yeah," Heather said, "You should stick around. I'm
sure she wants to see you."
_____"Just tell her I said, 'hi.' I gotta go. Bye."
_____"Bye," they said simultaneously. I left the
restaurant pissed, not only at myself for acting like
such an idiot with Camille, but because I just
realized that I wouldn't be getting any tonight. Damn,
that would be two weeks since I got some ass: one week
because of our finals, and I'm sure another week because of my
stupidity. I got on the phone and called
_____"What up T?"
_____"Yo, what da deal playgirl?"
_____"Shit, I'm hardly that. A playgirl actually gets
_____"Oh shit, what's wrong Shawn cause you are scaring me
now. The thought of no ass is...terrifying! Look,
wherever you are come by my crib we gotta solve this
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