Part 1 of Chapter 5A Chapter by Layla J Omorose
Melody sat across the table staring at Kelly. She couldn’t believe she let Kelly talk her into clubbing to night. She really wasn’t in the mood to be around people. She couldn’t shake that something was watching her, stalking her from the shadows. It creeped her out and made goose bumps break out across her arms.
“So Mel... How about the men in here? Sexy aren’t they?” Kelly asked as she sipped her drink.
“They’re ok.” Melody thought as she took a look around the club the crowed club. Seated in the most secluded spot in the corner of the club, the dark lighting made them nearly invisible to the people there.
There was nothing special in the club tonight, well not to her at least.
“Oh come on, loosen up a little. We aren’t at work you can relax. Have some fun…You know what I think you need a man to get those cob webs out of your system.”
“Excuse me. I do not have cob webs in my system. I’m just fine thank you very much.” Melody wanted to slap her best friend but she counted backwards silently from ten. “And I don’t need a man.”
“You need something girl because you need to seriously unwind.” She paused to take a sip of her drink. “You know you need to forget about Craig. I mean how long has it been since you two broke up.”
Melody gave her friend a harsh stare. This was so a topic she did not was to discuss right now. Not when it hurt her so bad. That whole mess with Craig left a whole in her heart but more so it gave her resolve that men are nothing but selfish basterds who will screw anything with two legs and a vigina.
Yeah, she really didn’t want to reflect on her relationship with Craig now…not ever.
“You got to let go.” Kelly placed a comforting hand on Melody’s.
“Let go.” She scoffed. How could she let go when the man she was about to marry, the man who she gave everything to find him in bed with her own cousin. A cousin, who had been helping her plan her wedding.
She couldn’t let go. Not when she could still hear him telling her that he never loved her. She winched as she recalled those hard words. Words she would never forget…
Her schedule had kept her busy all week, she had tried to make time for him but something had always come up. Either there was a manuscript she needed to edit and publish or she had a tour in some other state. But now with her work done she had all the time in the world to shower her man in love. That’s what she thought until she walked into his condo and heard soft music playing.
Slowly, quietly she walked over to the bedroom door. Placing her ear to the door she could hear soft moans coming from inside the room. Her heart dropped to the floor as she heard the squeaking of his bed. Fury, pain, and betrayl coursing through her, she stood from the door and kicked it in.
“Wh-“Craig stopped in mid sentence as he looked at Melody standing in the doorway. She looked at Craig’s naked body wrapped between her cousin’s bare legs.
“Holy s**t.”Her deceitful cousin scrambled to cover herself with the sheets.
Before Melody could think about what she was doing she was on her cousin. The first blow of her fist hit the woman in the jaw. She screamed in pain as her hands came up to protect her face. Straddling her, Melody drew back to hit her again but she felt a strong hand hold her back. She looked at Craig with hurt filled eyes. Forcefully he dragged her off her crying cousin and threw her onto the floor. Disbelief filled her eyes as he looked at her with an emotionless stare.
“Look at you. Come in here making a fool of yourself. Now look at you on the floor.” He glanced over to her cousin. He walked over to the sobbing woman and whipped the blood from her busted lip. “Shh don’t cry baby.” He whispered into her ear. He reached for a sheet and wrapped it around his waist as he turned to face Melody.
A rage so profound gripped Melody that she sprang from the floor and tried to attack him but instead of landing a punch to his face he caught her hand and threw her back to the floor. She trembled from the weight of her anger, her chest heaving up and down she could barely breath. The hole that was in her heart was killing her.
How could he do this to her? She had given him everything. She got him his job and even helped him pay for this condo. He had the nerve to be screwing the family w***e.
“Oh don’t look so hurt woman.” A cruel smile worked on the edge of his lips. He was mocking her pain. There was no remorse in his handsome features. She didn’t recognize the man standing over her now. “Look it was fun while it lasted but, come on, marriage.” He cringed at the word.
How could he be disgusted when he was the one who proposed to her? Telling her how much he loved her, needed her. Like a fool she believed him. God how could she be so stupid for trusting him. She had heard he was a dog around the workplace but she thought she could change him. She thought her love could change him. Yeah she was stupid all right. The realization of it all hit her like a brick as she looked up at him. Forcing herself to stand she straightened her clothes narrowing her eyes on him.
“Don’t look at me like that. You can’t be mad you knew what I was when we first met.” He stood so close to her his breath ran across her face. She wanted to gag when she smelled the w***e’s sex on his breath. “I mean what man would pass you up. I mean you gave me everything. I mean s**t you even brought me this condo…and for what love?” He arched a brow.
“I never loved you. You were just a means to an end. Look at me. How could I love someone as plain as you?” He pushed a strand of hair out of her face. She would have called it affectionate had he not had a stern frown on his face like she was the most repulsive thing he had ever seen. “Now get out my house.” He went to shove her back towards the door. As soon as he touched her she took her right knee and kneaded him in the one place she knew would hurt for days to come. She made sure to hit him hard too, she wanted him to hurt the way she was hurting right then. She watched him double over in pain. Then she looked over to her cousin who was wise enough to remain silent through the whole thing.
She wanted to kill the b***h but that wouldn’t change what happened only give her a murder case and get her locked in jail. Gathering herself she looked back down to her ex lover. Grief racked her as she walked out the bedroom door and out of the condo. Once she was in the hallway she burst out in tears. She hated him but most of all she hated herself for being too weak and needy. She wanted to be in love so bad that she feel for the one man who refused her love and he had used her like she was nothing…
“Mel, are you ok.” Kelly asked as she watched a range of emotions play on her friends face.
“Yeah I’m fine. What were we talking about?” She replied trying to get her thoughts together.
“We were talking about you and the fact you need to loosen up a little girl.”
“And do what be a s**t like you?” She joked. Laughing with her best friend made her feel a little better.
“Don’t hate the player hate the game.” Kelly said taking another sip of her drink.
“Whatever.” Melody waved her hand dismissively towards Kelly. Leaning back into her seat she watched numerous people dance and grope each other on the dance floor.
“Oh yeah baby. Bring all that sexy manliness over here…Ohh girl you need to turn around and look at this tall sexy thing walking up behind you.” Melody raised her eyebrow at Kelly. Poor girl just drooled all over herself when she saw a fine man. God help her should she see anyone who looks as good a Brad Pitt.
Shaking her head she turned around to see what Kelly was gawking at. Good lord. The man was sexy. Even from the distance that he was from their table, she could tell the man was seriously built as he walked through the crowd. But even as that thought crossed her mind so did another thought that told her something wasn’t right about him. A tingling sensation went down her spine when his eyes locked on hers.
Oh my god. Melody gasped as she saw his blood red eyes but as soon as she blinked they were a dark green.
I’m seeing things again. Melody thought but something about the aura around the man made the air around him dark and dangerous. Yeah it was time for them to go because in a few more minutes he was going to be at their table.
“Come on Kel we got to go right now.” Melody whispered to her friend who seemed to be paying her no attention.
“No…I’ll be right back Mel.” Kelly said. Before Melody could stop her Kelly walked over to the stranger. Melody watched with wide eyes as the man licked his lips and she saw the tips of his teeth…no he had fangs and not the fake kind those were real life fangs.
S**t. Melody thought as she ran behind her friend but the crowd had thickened, making it hard for her to catch up to her oblivious friend.
© 2012 Layla J Omorose
Added on May 16, 2012
Last Updated on May 16, 2012
Layla J Omorose
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