Trey rubbed his temples as he sat across from Javar, and Fynch. Of course they had gotten wind that Trey took Noel back, and they were not happy about it.
“I don’t care how yall feel. This is my choice. I love her.”
Fynch shook his head violently. “Man what the fuck did I tell you? Don’t let these girls get you caught up. This chick got ya nose wide open man.”
“She lied to you Trey...and exposed your personal business to the whole world.” Javar added. “Why would you want her back?”
“I don’t know. I know she fucked up. But for some reason when she’s not around…shit don’t feel right man.” ?
“This nigga is pussy whipped!” Fynch burst into laughter. “I knew it!”
“Fuck outta here man!” Trey retorted.
“It’s true. You forget we grew up together, we know.” Javar chuckled.
“Fuck ya’ll. Noel ain’t going nowhere.”
“Aight. Do what you want. But when a sex tape come out don’t come cryin to us nigga.” Fynch and Javar laughed loudly.
As much as Trey tried not too, he ended up laughing as well. “ Look…I want to give her another chance. If she fucks up again then she’s done. But I can’t help how I feel about her.”
Noel applied her mascara nervously as she stared in the mirror. She was getting ready to have dinner with Trey’s mother April, something she was not looking forward to.
“Noel hurry up, we gotta go babe!” Trey yelled from the living room.
“I know Trey…I’m coming!” Noel emerged from the bathroom dressed in light denim jeans, a while shirt, grey cardigan, and silver accessories. “How do I look?”
“Beautiful as always.” Trey kissed Noel’s forehead. “Lets go.”
Noel’s heart sped up the moment they pulled in front of Trey’s mother’s house. Noel knew she was in for it. Trey parked the car, then hoped out to open Noel’s door. Noel sat in the passenger seat frozen.
“Babe…you aight?” Trey asked.
“No. You mother is gonna kill me!”
Trey laughed. “If she did she would be well within her rights don’t you think?”
“Don’t worry about it. Come on I’m hungry.” Trey grabbed Noel’s hand and lead her to the door.
Noel’s eyes wandered to the floor as soon as Trey’s mother answered the door.
“Hey mumma!” Trey pulled his mother into a tight hug, then kissed her cheek. “missed you.”
“Awww. Trey pull your pants up, how may times….”
“I know I know I’m pullin up mumma.”
Noel couldn’t help but smile at how they interact.
“Don’t make me tell you again Trey. You know Forrest and Alex are watching you.”
“I know. I know.”
April looked at Noel who was staring down at her feet.
“Noel…you okay sweetie?”
“Umm…yes Ms. Tucker…”
“Good, ya’ll come in and eat.”
Noel took Trey’s hand and followed him into the dining room.
Trey walked in giving his two younger brothers hugs, then sitting next to Noel at the large table.
“So…Noel. How have you been?” April asked.
“I’ve…I’m okay. I can’t complain.”
“Good. I heard your job is treating you well.”
“Umm…yes. Yes it is.”
Noel felt Trey’s hands rub her thigh. It was his way of telling her to relax.
“Mumma…This food is amazing.”
Noel smiled. “Yes Ms.Tucker…I love your cooking.”
“Thanks Noel. Listen I need to have a little talk with you. Mind joining me in the kitchen?”
Everything froze. Noel looked to Trey who had both eyebrows raised.
Without another word, Noel joined April in the kitchen. Noel sore she was about to have a heart attack.
Noel leaned against the island in the middle of the kitchen.
“I’m pretty sure you have an idea of what I want t talk to you about Noel.”
“Yes… I do.”
“Okay. Then that saves us time. I read the article you put out about Trey,and I must say that I am shocked.”
Noel ran her finger through her hair.
“I would have never expected that from you so when I saw it I was hurt, not so much for me but for my son.”
“I understand that.”
“Good. I was very angry with you Noel, but once Trey explained the situation to me I calmed down. But for the record what you did was really messed up Noel. Trey trusted you, he really loves you, and when Trey loves…he loves HARD.”
“That I know.”
“ Trey is my first born, so it’s only by nature that I protect him. I know you’re I nice girl Noel. But to be honest it’s gonna take a while for you to build trust back within this family.”
“I’m so sorry. When I first got into this…I didn’t know that Trey would turn out to be such a great person… didn’t know I would fall in love with him either. But I needed this. For my mother. But at the time I didn’t know any other way around it.” ?
“I see. Noel…if you need anything in the future, talk to us, especially Trey. That’s what we are ere for. Now I appricate you stopping any further press about the article. That was very big of you. But…Trey’s personal business is still out there.”
“I know. You don’t know how bad I feel.”
“I do. We all have to make tough choices Noel. And we learn from them. I can see that you are learning.”
“I am. I realize how much Trey means to me. He’s such a wonderful man. I have you to thank for that.”
April smiled. “Why thank you… I tried my best to raise Trey right.”
“Well you did a great job. He’s amazing.”
“Glad you see that Noel. Just make sure you remmeber that. Now come give me a hug sweetie.”
Noel smiled accepting Aprils warm embrace.
( Four Months Later…)
Soft music played, dim candlelight filled the room.
Trey and Noel’s bodies were intertwined, passion and sweat between them.
“I love you Trey…” Noel moaned.
Trey stared deep into Noel’s eyes as he gripped her hair. He wondered if she meant it.
“You mean that shit??” Trey pushed himself deeper.
“How the fuck…I’m I possed to believe that?” Trey asked between strokes.
‘Please….Oh God Trey…”
Trey flipped Noel over so that she was on top. Noel’s hips moved frantically in attempt to keep up with Trey’s hurried pace.
Trey shut his eyes tight, his nails digging into Noel’s small waist.
“I….Love you Trey!” Noel screamed as she bounced on Trey’s lap harder.
Trey’s crooked smile appeared. “You gon have to prove that shit.”
“How?…shit that feels….so good…”
Trey leaned up,wrapped Noel in his arms aggressively. A sloppy kiss was exchanged, ending in Trey biting Noel’s bottom lip.
“How?…” Noel asked breathlessly.
Trey’s dark eyes connected with hers.