Daddy's Not In Control Anymore

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The only way to sum it up

Is falling roller-coaster rush

I'm doing things that I don't do

So comfortable when I'm with you

Kinda took me by surprise

I love it and I don't know why

You shot it and you got it

And I don't wanna fight it

So hold me while we're taking this ride

All The Way Down - Kelela

Chapter Thirteen - Daddy's Not In Control Anymore

I've been so busy with school that I've totally forgotten about Ari and Braxton. Ari still wasn't talking to me and Braxton and I only texted a few times a week. The lack of sex was killing me inside but I really wanted to get my grades up. I was preparing for my last test of the semester before winter break. I noticed Ari walk in the library with two other girls. They both looked like nerds so I'm sure they all got along well. Ari looked over at me and frowned. I turned my head back to my books and sighed. I had no time to be stressing over friendships and fathers. I had enough shit going on at home. I barely had time to study at my aunt's house with all her parties.

"Alright," I mumbled. I gathered the rest of my books then placed them in my bookbag. I pulled up my jeans after I stood up then grabbed my jacket and bag. I glanced at Ari as I walked by her table. She opened her mouth to say something but I walked past her without giving her time to get her words out. Was I being a bitch? Yes, but I was hurt. I know I haven't been the best person or friend but I was really going through shit. I never had someone care as much as Braxton cared for me. I knew the partying needed to stop and I possibly ruined their trip, so that's why I've been focusing on myself and school. Every day was the same for me, wake up, got to school, go home, and go to sleep. I had no time to party, drink, or fuck. I had no interest in that stuff anymore. Well, I still wanted to fuck but Braxton was too busy with work and I was busy with school.

It was finally the last day before the break started. I exhaled as I finished my last sentence. I felt so good handing in my test to my teacher. She smiled at me then thanked me. I felt sort of powerful walking out of the classroom. I felt like I was in control of my life for once. Old me would go out and party to celebrate, but new me was going home to sleep as a celebration. I put my jacket on then started heading to the front door.

"Vera?" Ari whispered something to her friend then ran over to me. I could tell she was very upset about something. She probably missed hanging out with me. I'm pretty amazing sometimes.

"Hey, what's up?" Ari looked down at her sneakers as she bit her bottom lip.

"I wanted to apologize for what I said. I shouldn't have been rude to you. I'm really sorry." Ari couldn't even look me in the eye when she apologized. I knew she felt terrible.

"Don't worry about it. Take care, alright? Have a good break." I reached out to open the door but Ari grabbed my arm.

"I'm going to my grandmother's house for break. What are you going to do? Any good parties?" Aww, she really missed me. I missed the little brat too, but I wouldn't show it just yet.

"I'm not into that stuff anymore. I'll stay home probably. Nice talking to you." Ari grabbed my arm again but tighter this time.

"I miss you, Vera! I have new friends but no one is like you!" My eyes widened when she started balling her eyes out. I knew she missed me, but I didn't know it was this much.

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