Sequel to "Does She Know"
MADE TO BE TOGETHER
Wow! I can’t believe I’m engaged. Me and Trey had the best time on that cruise for the second go round. As I sit here looking out my window on the plane, just reliving all the events from our trip Trey lays here asleep on my shoulder. The tour is about to start so I won’t be seeing my baby for awhile. I can’t stop looking at my ring. It’s so beautiful. It’s a platinum Lucida cut 2.5 carat diamond ring. I remember going and showing it to my mom. She was so happy for me. She knew he wanted to marry me before I did. He wanted her blessing. I was so surprised he asked. I mean I know Trey is a gentlemen and all but for him to get my parents blessing first meant so much to me. That little sneak Aleen knew too. I couldn’t believe she was actually able to keep this a secret from me. I had no idea he was going to be on that boat with us, let alone give a marriage proposal. God I’m so glad he was. That’s a moment that I will never forget.
Once we landed in LA. I ended up going to Trey’s house. I figured I’d stay with him until he left for his tour. I rarely stay at his house without him. It’s so big. I use to get scared when I was alone, so I stopped staying here when he would be out of town. It was a six bedroom with seven and a half baths, very beautiful and spacious. We were beat from all that traveling. We didn’t even take our bags up to the room with us. We went upstairs, got undressed and laid in the bed. Trey was holding me and I was just about to drift off to sleep until his words broke it.
“Baby when you movin in wit me?”
Eyes closed half way sleep “I don’t know babe…yawns…can we talk about this in the morning?”
“What is there to talk about? You planning on movin in here right?” Now I’m starting to fully awake. I turn in his direction.
“Baby I wanna be where ever you are but Trey shouldn’t I wait until after the wedding to move in?”
“I can’t wait dat long. Do you know how good this feels right now? I wanna be able to come home knowin you gone be here.”
“I‘m scared to be in all this house when I‘m by myself.”
“What I gotta get you a pet or something to keep you company when I’m gone?”
“No…I just get nervous. Sometimes I would think I was hearing things. I couldn’t wait until you got here. Then I just got to the point where…you know…I would be home and you would end up coming to me.”
“Baby with all this security around here you still don‘t feel safe?”
“I don’t know Trey.”
“Maybe now with Evan and Marcus around that’ll help.”
“Trey they can’t be up all night and all day.”
“Why can’t they? They can take turns. That’s what they gettin paid for…to do whatever job I need them to do.”
“I just don’t want to be a burden on them.”
“Baby they are paid professionals. They have a job to do which is to protect you. People work at night all the time. They’ll be taking turns on the job protecting you on nights I’m not here.”
“You’re really ready for me to move in now….before the wedding?”
“I want dat ass here right now. I want full access around the clock.”
“Aw baby…kisses him…I guess I’ll be moving in then.” I snuggle back in his arms and we cuddle until we fall asleep.
2 days later
(A) “Shade 45 it’s another Morning After with Angela Yee. We’ve been talking to Trey Songz he’s here in the studio. Now Trey before the commercial break we were talking about rumors. You know I have to ask to get the facts straight. There‘s talk about a wedding in your future?”
(T) “You heard dat?”
(A) “Yes. It’s even been said that Shanell you’re girlfriend has been spotted wearing an engagement ring.”
(T) “I guess if she’s been seen wit a ring then it just has to be true huh?”
(A) “Come on, I need a yes or no…don’t give me that sarcasm. Is my Trey getting married?”
(T) still plays around “Yeah I plan on it in the near future.”
(A) “Ok let me take another approach, did you buy Shanell an engagement ring?”
(T) “Ok all jokes aside I did ask Shanell to marry me.”
(A) “Aw that’s great Trey! Congratulations! So how’d you do it? Knowing you I’m sure it had to be all grand.”
(T) “I’ll just say that it was done in an intimate setting…she was surprised and um…she immediately said yes.”
(A) “Yeah ok…I’ll go with that for now, but you know this isn’t over. Anyway thank you again for coming on the show. Good luck with the tour and congratulations again on your engagement.”
(T) “You gone be able to catch a show?”
(A) “Oh I’ll be at one of them.”
(T) “Ok…dat’s what’s up.”
(A) “I want a wedding invite too.” plays around again
(T) “It’s time for me go.” gets out of chair
(A) “Shade 45 with Angela Yee we’ll be back. Ok now that we‘re off the air I‘m serious about a wedding invite. Don‘t try to run off.”
(T) “Nah I hear you. You know I’ma look out for you…gives hug…holla at me when you make a show.”
(A) “I will.”
Listener “OH NO THE HELL HE NOT!!! This nigga crazy if he think he’s getting married on my ass. How could he be ready for marriage. I can’t let this happen! I won’t let this happen! She’ll never have him not if I can do something about it.”
“So what do you think?”
“I don’t know Shanell. I think you look fine. I mean I can understand you wanting to have plastic surgery for your special day and all but…I don’t feel it’s necessary.”
“Come on Aleen don’t you think Trey would be so surprised to see me and no scar?”
“I really don’t think it matters to Trey. You should know that. He’s been with you all this time and not once according to you has he ever asked you to change…in any way.”
“I know but I want to look beautiful for him for my own reasons. I want our wedding pictures to be stunning. I don’t want this scar on my face.”
“What if the surgery doesn’t turn out the way you think it will…then what?”
“Why wouldn’t it turn out right?”
“Because surgeons make mistakes…I’m just saying…it’s risky.”
“Thanks a lot Aleen.”
“What! You asked for my opinion so I’m giving it. I think you really need to think about this and look at not only the positives but the negatives. I also don’t think you should do this without discussing it with Trey…surprise or not he needs to know.”
“I’m not telling him. That’s not negotiable. I want to have this done as a surprise and by the way you’re responding to it I might as well had been talking to him because he’d probably be against it too.”
“You never know Shanell, but the only way to find out is to tell him. God forbid something goes wrong and he never even knew what you were doing.”
“Well that‘s why I‘m confiding in you. At least you’ll know what’s going on. I really believe it’s gonna all work out anyway. He’ll be on tour so I can have it done while he’s away and surprise him with my new look once he returns.”
“Well you know how I feel about all of this…but you do what ever you feel is necessary…I’ll still be here…”
“I think Trey just walked in…I’ll call you back.”
Since I was in the kitchen on the phone when Trey walked in I heard him and Buggzi talking. He didn‘t sound to happy either. I walked in there to see what was going on. He suddenly stops the conversation once he notices me. I walk over to him.
“Hey baby…is everything ok?”
“Yeah baby…kisses my lips…everything cool nothing you need to be concerned with.” I didn’t believe that for one minute. That conversation was too intense and when I looked at Buggzi you could see the tension all over his face. I had been waiting for them to get back since Trey wanted to go with me to my appointment to get my cast off. I saved my concern.
“Ok well are you ready?”
“Yeah I need to run upstairs real quick then I’ll be ready…I’ll be right back.” Trey went upstairs. Ok I felt like I held my piece long enough.
“Ok Buggzi what’s going on?”
“Nah you heard what he said…nothing you need to be worrying about…it’s business.”
“I know what he said but I don’t believe it not for one minute. I’ve also been around you long enough to know when you really have a problem with something.”
“We go through this all the time…it’s just the boss chewing me out about few things…that’s it.”
“You sure that’s all it is and it’s not anything that I should be concerned with?” Trey comes back down the steps.
“Ight you ready baby?” I stared at Buggzi as I went to grab my purse.
“Yeah I’m ready.” Part of me still didn’t believe his explanation but I had nothing else to go on so I figured I wouldn’t press the issue anymore. We arrived at the hospital and Trey came in the room with me. I was finally getting my cast off. Trey watched as the doctor cut it off. My leg looked so dry and skinny but I was so happy that it was off. I couldn’t wait to take a shower. Now I could have both legs getting wet again. The doctor asked me if I wanted the cast but I told him no he could toss it. The thought of that day alone was so engraved in my mind that it was reminder enough. Trey placed my shoe on my foot like I was Cinderella getting on her glass slipper. I thought it was so cute. It felt weird walking and my foot actually being in my shoe and out of the cast. I had to get use to this all over again. I still was skeptical about putting any pressure on that leg when I walked, but the doctor told me that’s a normal reaction and I’d be fine. I just had to get back in the swing of things again. He did tell me that I would have to do some physical therapy for a few weeks and gave me a script for where to go. Once that was done we were ready to go. On our way out of the hospital I couldn‘t believe who we bumped into…Nikki.
To be continued...