Cassius’ ass slept the whole car ride. THANK YOU! I love him I do, but he complains too damn much. First it’s the ride is too long. Then he’s hungry or his ass itches I swear he’s like a three year old sometimes. Once I pulled into the parking lot of the hotel I blocked the suns rays with my sunglasses before going inside.
We left super early like three in the morning with no stops. Except to get him food before we left. Walking through the rotating doors I made my way to the front desk and rang the bell for assistance.
"Hello welcome to the Red Roof Inn. How can I help you?" the woman behind the counter greeted cheerfully.
"Hi I’m checking in." I responded.
"Last name please?"
After giving her my card and ID she gave me my room key and told me the room was ready. After thanking her I went back to the car to wake Cassius. Unlocking the doors I tapped his shoulder a few times before his red eyes opened and confusion wiped across his face.
"We are at the hotel. Come on let’s bring the bags in." I watched him stretch and yawn before he got out of the car. He went over to the trunk and got the two heavy bags and I grabbed the duffles in the backseat. I led him to the elevator on the fifth floor and to our room. Sliding the room key down the slot the locks clicked and the light turned green.
Instantly he left the bags by the closet and plopped onto the bed. Chuckling at him I called my parents to inform that we made it safely and would be there after we freshen up.
"Cass I’m going to shower and get ready. Then you can hop in the shower before we go over to my uncles." he grumbled a muffled yeah and waved me off. Shaking my head I stripped out of my clothes before going into the shower.
Once I washed my body a few times I turned the water off and wrapped the white soft towel around my body. The steam seeped out the bathroom as I opened the door to go wake Cassius. Shaking him once more he looked up at me with squinted eyes. “Go shower so we can go.” I instructed and he groaned and grabbed the clothes I set out for him and went to shower.
See? A three year old.
It was another half hour before we finally left the hotel since Cassius wanted to take fifty million years. Fortunately the ride to my uncles house was less then five minutes away. Once we found a decent parking space on the street we got out the car and started walking up the street to the brown two story brick build house.
"Cass please be on your best behavior. Please? I know how my family can get and I most definitely know how you can get. So let’s try to have a good time huh?" I stopped us before we started walking the path to the front door.
He gave me a look a sighed.
"Fine I’ll ‘behave’. Whatever the fuck that means." he air quoted sarcastically. Glaring I shook my head and pulled back the thin screen door and knocked on the thick heavy one. Instantly the sound of dogs barking startled me a little.
I forget he has those mini horses he calls dogs. It wasn’t long before my cousin Ariana opened the door. “Hey!” she hollered and damn near tackled me to the ground. “Hi!” I laughed hard trying to regain my balance. Stepping in side the barking from the dogs got louder from their cages.
I made a mental note to stay the fuck away from them. “Come on everybody is in the living room.” she directed us to follow her. Loud greetings and hugs went around as I hugged my family and introduced Cassius again. He gladly accepted some hugs and hand shakes that came his way with that southern charm of his.
By the time we got around to my dad I could tell he didn’t like Cass off the bat.
I just hope the both of them behave.
Two Hours Later
Time was going by hella slow waiting for the food to cook. The adults were boring but I kept a smile on my face for the sake of Kelly. Her dad kept trying to drill me, but I wasn’t having that. Eventually I ended up going upstairs with her cousin Elliot to play video games. I was whooping his ass too. The girl that opened the door was with some other girls and they were ‘twerking’ — YUCK!
They kept asking my opinion for whatever reason, but I shut that shit down.
They some little ass girls; dumb as fuck too.
The dogs started barking hella loud again then came Kelly. She sat next to me and kissed my cheek before jumping in the conversation her cousins were having. “What the fuck is white on your face?” I inquired with a stank face.
"Coco butter. We were playing a game." She tittered rubbing the cream into her skin. We stayed there a little bit longer before we were called to get food.
About damn time!
Trotting down the steps behind the kids I felt Kelly tense up as she saw the dogs. “You keep acting scared they gon bark at you.” I chuckled. “You don’t see them things. They look like they want to attack me.” she laughed hopping off the last step.
"I wouldn’t let nothing happen to you." we kissed for a moment before pulling away.
"No go make my plate!" I smacked her on the ass; following her into the kitchen.
"Yes King." She answered in a slave like tone.
Grinning we shared a laugh before out where the food was laid out.
The adults were eating in the dining room and the kids ate outside. Everything was going great besides the little jabs my father took at Cassius. Because Cass is the way he is he doesn’t and won’t answer many questions. My father can’t seem to accept that for whatever reason.
Each time he said something I could see a small change in Cassius’ eyes and he was slowly losing the control he had over his mouth. I just pray my father takes the hint and stops before shit really hits the fan.
"So Cassius from what Kelly tells me you’re working on a Lamborghini at the shop you work at? My uncle switched up the conversation; god bless his heart!
As Cassius began going into what his plans are for the car my father mumbled something and before we knew the thick dark colored wooden table was flipped and my father was now hemmed up against the wall by his neck.
"Cassius! Let him go damn it!" I hollered hitting at his arms and everybody else tried to get him to snap out of it too.
He was like a zombie with a one track mind.
Once my uncle pried his hands off of my dad Cassius still had the dark look in his eyes. “Lets go.” I wiped the tears from my eyes with one hand and with the other I grabbed his and dragged him to the car.
"What the fuck was that?! Cassius! You were doing so good! I know he was taking jabs, but damn it you can’t do shit like that!" I fussed along the way, but it was like he didn’t hear a word I said. I sat him in the passengers seat and told him not to move.
He sat still as a statue with a blank look. Shamefully I walked inside the house with my head low. I wasn’t ready for the judgments and stares to come my way but I just wanted to see if my dad was okay and apologize to my uncle.
The second I entered the dining room again everything stopped and focused on me. “I’m so sorry daddy. I don’t know what got into him.” I fought back the tears at the brim of my eyes.
He wouldn’t even look at me.
Shaking my head I turned to my uncle a barely audiable apology left my lifts before I sprinted out the house. This is too much. The second I got in the car I started the car and zoomed down the street. He is going to hear my fucking mouth! I swear it!
Granted he did try to ignore it but he and I both know what he is capable of.
"Why we in the car?" he inquired staring at the side of my face. All I could do was shake my head and took a deep breath to calm myself before answering him. "Yo I’m talking to you!" His voice raised and got a little deeper. "You blacked out and damn near killed my dad. That’s why we’re in the car." I gritted pulling into the hotels parking lot; parking in the first spot I saw.
Snatching the keys out the ignition I hopped out and slammed the door. “The fuck you got a attitude with me for?” he spat hot on my heels as we made our way to our room. I ignored the whole way up the elevator earning bitter chuckles from him.
"You can’t be all that upset at me. I tried yo!" He spat as he unlocked the door. "That you did sir." I answered nonchalantly going over to my suitcase to get my swimming suit. I honestly don’t feel like talking and really just want to sit in the hot tub.
"Quit acting like a bitch." he growled. "I’m not acting like a bitch! I just don’t feel like talking alright." I huffed and stormed into the bathroom to change. I heard the room door slam and I instantly rolled my eyes. He can have fits and not want to talk, but when I do it, its a problem.
After gathering a towel and my flip flops I headed down to the lobby to get a band for the pool then made my way towards the pool area. There was nobody there thankfully and I slipped into the hot water of the hot tub.
I relaxed some while the sounds of the hot tub going filled the room and my breathing. Closing my eyes I let my mind drift away from my body when loud familiar voices disturbed me. Opening I looked towards the direction of the commotion and here comes my cousins.
"Go talk to him." Heather encouraged. I just looked at her. "She right. If he tried and was tested beyond his limits you can’t blame him." Yasmin agreed.
"Its not that I don’t agree with what y’all saying. It’s just when he does snap ain’t no telling what can and will happen." I sighed, "I’ma go talk to him though." I got out of the pool after saying my goodbyes.
Wrapping my towel around my wet my body I made my way to the room. As I got to the room I saw Cassius coming out the room.
"Hey Cass!" I called out and he turned around and frowned at me.
"What?" he said flatly.
"Come talk with me please."
"Nah we can talk when I get back. I’m going out."
"Going out where."
"None of your business. Go in the room." He scoffed.
"No talk to me!"
"Nah when I wanted to talk you left so I’m returning the favor." he spat then walked away.