Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

"That will be all, " I said as I gathered my groceries. It was my turn... For the second time this week since Onika couldn't get them. I'm not trying to say she's lazy... But she missed work because she overslept 3 times this week and she didn't go to work late.

I got home just before the sun came up and starting to unbag everything. As I was almost finished, Chris came in.

"Hey Beyoncé, " he says making me turn to him. "Are you cooking?" I nod at his question.

"No, I have to get to the library. It was already a pain trying to walk all the way there."

"Oh shit, I'm sorry I didn't drive you there," he says coming closer to me.

"It's fine," I said putting all of the bags into one bag.

"You need me to drive you to work?"

"No, I'm fine." I hope he gets the message to leave me alone because I'm not really in the mood.

"Alright." He grabs the milk I recently bought out of the fridge and opens a box of fruit loops. All the money I saved has been cut short because of how many times I had to buy groceries.

"I'm leaving Onika!" I shouted. I heard her groan loudly upstairs. I knew that was her way of saying. "Bye, see you later."

I went out the door and fixed my skirt before beginning to walk all the way to the library. The sun was out, meaning it was almost time for the library to open. So of course, after walking for about 10 minutes I chose to open my rose gold iPhone 8plus. It was a gift from my mother... and I had to take it to get in touch with my family. I barely contact them but it's still nice to have some kind of connection to them. I noticed I only had 10 minutes to get there and started running. It's a great thing I didn't wear heels today.


"Chris! Where is my necklace!" I shouted. After he threw my necklace last night I wanted to kill him. That necklace was so special to me. And I'm so upset.

"Chill babe," he said.

"I'm not going to fucking chill after what you did! You know my mother gave that to me you dickhead." He held up my necklace that was in his pocket and I snatched it out of his hand. It was missing a piece but it was still in tact.

"I don't get a thank you?" He asked.

"Thanks," I reply dryly. He was making my throat hurt. I woke up with this killer headache and I wanted to sleep but I have work. I work at a grocery store not far from here. I was already wasting time. Beyoncé usually helped me out with things like this. I forgot to say bye to her... I hope she's not mad at me. I already didn't get the groceries. Chris and I have been fighting so much I didn't even follow the schedule.

I put on sweatpants and a hoodie before making my way into my car. I was so frustrated I couldn't even think.


I left the library with a smile on my face. There's this wonderful guy. He owns a business and he loves to read. He makes me laugh. Of course we swapped numbers. Maybe this is my chance at love again. I've known this guy for months but we only made small talk so I know a little bit about him. I think I like him.

My last relationship resulted into me moving where I am now. I'm afraid but I know I have to take this chance. I just don't wanna have to worry about getting home late and walking past strange people.

I got a phone call and sure enough, it was him.

"Hey," He said.

"Hey," I replied. I could already feel myself blushing. That's all it took.

"You doing anything tonight? I wanna take you out on a date." I bit my lip as I walked into the house.

"No, you can pick me up. I'll send you my address."

"Okay. Oh, and I hope you don't mind a little ice cream and movie time."

"I don't," I laughed.

"Good, I'll see you later beautiful." I put my head down even though he couldn't see me.


"Be ready at 8."


I hung up the phone and smiled.

"Bey..." I heard. I looked up to see Onika standing in front of me with tears streaming down her face.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"I'm sorry I didn't get the groceries today..." She said. There was silence for a minute or two.

"Oh come on Onika, it's not the groceries. That's fine. What is it?" I asked placing my hand on her shoulder. I didn't notice the bottle in her hand but I wanted to take it.

"I can't take it anymore! Chris is always going out and doing some shit. I think he's cheating on me with that bitch Layla."

"How did you come to this?"

"He was just on the phone with her talking about some special moment tonight. So I decided to have my own special moment. It's just me and my bottle," she bitterly laughs and takes a generous gulp of the burning alcohol. I take it away from her and walk her to her room. She laughs and pushes me away from her softly."I'm fine, stop trying to make me go to sleep."

"I don't want you to hurt yourself," I admit to her. Sometimes I worry for her. If she's stressed she resorts to alcohol.

"Go on your date Beyoncé," Onika said. "You can borrow one of my dresses. I know you don't go shopping that much since you work at the library all day."

"Thanks Nika," I smiled and kissed her cheek. I went over to her closet and picked out her dark red strapless dress. I picked out black heels.

After I took a shower and took care of my hair. I put on the dress and heels and saw Onika looming at me.

"What?" I question.

"You... look beautiful."

"Thank you."


What do you think in this chapter?

What do you think of Onika and how she handles things?

How should she handle her problems with Chris?

Should she have gotten groceries?

What do you think of Chris and his actions?

What do you think of Beyoncé and the guy?

Do you think will Bey will find another home?

Predictions on how this date will go?

Predictions on next chapter?


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