Chapter 23

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2 weeks later


It's Thursday and Briana leaves on Saturday, so Monique, DJ and I were planning a surprise going away party.

"Okay, our show is pretty early tomorrow, so somebody has to keep her out of her house until 8:00," Monique said.

They both looked at me.

"How am I supposed to keep her busy?" I asked.

"I'm sure you'll figure something out," Monique smirked, "and while yall are out, me and DJ can go to her house and set up."

"And who's all coming?" I asked.

"It's gonna be the three of us, everybody from our dance class and that girl Jennifer," Monique said getting up to leave.

"No Troy?" DJ said.

"Oh god no. She hates him so much she doesn't even want him to know where she stays," she said.

"Damn," DJ and I said together.

"Alright, see yall tomorrow," she said giving us both a hug before she left.

"I got some stuff to do, so I'll see you later," DJ said as he left.

Since I was now by myself, I called Briana to see what she was doing. I hadn't talked to her all day.

Bri: Hey!

Me: Hey what's up?

Bri: I just got home. What are you doing?

Me: Just hangin' out right now

Bri: You sound really bored.

Me: I am. You should come over.

Bri: Ok, I'll be there in a little bit.

Me: Alright.

*15 minutes later*

I heard this beating on the door and I thought it was DJ because he's the only one who does that. When I opened the door, I saw Briana standing there with a big smile. She's seriously so cute.

"Hi!" she said walking in. She was obviously in a good mood.

"Hey! You're in a good mood," I said closing the door.

"Well I'm always in a good mood when I'm with you."

She winked and walked toward the living room. I walked up behind her, picked her up and carried her to the couch.

"You're cute," she said laying her head in my lap.

"I know," I said running my finger down her arm.

"Stop I'm ticklish," she laughed and jumped a little.

"So what do you want to do?" I asked.

"Let's watch something on Netflix!"

I scrolled through the movies and tv shows until Briana saw something she wanted to watch.

"Oh my god, they have The Lion King on Netflix! We have to watch it; it's my favorite Disney movie ever!" she said getting really excited.

"I've never seen it," I said.

She sat up and looked at me with a straight face.


"I've never seen it," I repeated.

"You're kidding right?" she asked. She was so serious.

"Dead ass."

•in my head•

Did I just say "dead ass?"

"Jesus Blake, hit play! You're missing out!"

Twenty minutes into the movie, I noticed she was mouthing all the words.

"How many times have you seen this movie?" I asked.

"At least 1000 times since I was a kid," she said looking up at me.


After sometime, I felt myself drifting off.


I woke and saw Briana looking at me.

"What happened?" I asked.

"You fell asleep on me," she said with her arms crossed.

"Are you mad?"


She got off the couch but I pulled her back so she was sitting next to me.

"Let me go," she said.

"No," I said back.

She tried to get up again but I grabbed her and pinned her on the couch.

"Get off of me," she said trying to break free.

"Not until you stop being mad," I said.

She didn't say anything so I started tickling her.

"Oh my god, Blake stop! Okay okay I'm sorry, I'm not mad no more, just stop!" she said in between laughs.

I got off of her and she sat up. She sat on my lap and faced me.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"I'm gonna miss you," she said looking down.

I lifted her chin so she was looking at me. I kissed her and she kissed back. I started kissing her neck which made her giggle.

"I think I should go," she said in my ear.

She tried to get up, but I wouldn't let her.

"Why?" I said still kissing her neck making her giggle more.

"Because I have to be up early in the morning," she said getting up.

As she walked to the door, I walked up behind her and put my arms around her waist.

"You could just stay here and leave in the morning," I said kissing her some more.

"If I stay here, I won't want to leave," she said turning to face me.

"That's cool with me," I said pulling her close.

"Tomorrow is my last show before I leave, I kinda need to be there. But afterwards, we can spend all night together," she said running her finger down my chest.

I picked her up and she wrapped her legs around my waist and her arms around my neck.

"That sounds good to me," I said then kissed her forehead.

She rolled her eyes playfully.

"You are coming tomorrow, right?" she asked.

"Of course."


She kissed me one last time before she left. I don't know what it is, but whenever Briana's not around I feel empty inside. She makes my day 100 times better just with her presence. I don't know I'm gonna do when she leaves.

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