Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
-“Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day” – William Shakespeare 1609
[Saturday 8 a.m. The music is blaring, playing nothing other than classics in a pure rotation, the smell of sunshine and breakfast filled the air with delicious scents.]
A memorable silhouette was sashaying around in a satin robe and gyrating, winding, and grooving to the rhythms of what is soulfully coating the air melodically. A ritual of get up, clean, and take care of business paired with music was almost like Lily’s unsung ritual it kept her grounded in an ever-changing world. She could do this at any place moved to and it was always relaxing because she was in her element. Music, food, and most importantly her space. Yet she could not get her mind off the fact she made a very bold move. Was it the liquor? Was it the fact she is new in town? Is it the fact she is attempting to escape the previous partner who left her feeling insecure? Who really knows but she was now on the opposite end of the spectrum instead of strategizing when to be contacted she was awaiting her phone time to venture into something new. She had not even gotten his name nor knew anything about him. What if he is a crazy? “Well all men are crazy but shit I am crazy too she thought. Ok, well what if he is a sleazeball and an asshole? Well, ix-nay on the sleaze and a Lil bit of asshole never hurt anybody.”
Do men think about this shit after they have approached a woman and are fully unsure of things? I thought he was attractive and he definitely had an unfamiliarity to him, so enough stressing and let’s go ahead and get done I have an appointment at 10:30 and still have errands to run.
[Saturday 8:30 am, somewhere across town a similar chain of events was happening.]
Trey is up and at em’ music is playing and it is the usual mashups of everything nostalgic to new era hits. Just as he is beginning to whip up something and wash clothes he hears a knock on his door. Not expecting anyone it could only be one of two options as he looked out the peephole he saw a familiar face yet was hesitant to open the door. With the chain lock on the door, he opened and proclaimed, “What do you want Kamryn? You know I have a restraining order on your crazy ass right!” Kamryn chuckles before softening her voice and asking in a childlike way, “Just open the damn door, Trey.” Hesitantly he closes and lets the chain come off the door. Opens and immediately Kamryn walks in. “Took you long enough muthafucka!”
“What do I owe the disappointment of your presence Kamryn?”
“Don’t give me that sarcastic asshole shit right now!”
“No Seriously, after seeing you last night I remembered all the good times we had.”
“Shut the fuck up, I saw you go up and get that bitch number.”
“No Kam, I didn’t get her number.”
“So what you and the bitch long lost kissing cousins.”
“Nope she was just attractive but I didn’t get her number.”
“Well, what good thoughts came to your mind about us.” –now blushing and a bit subdued-
“Well I love when you turn around and I can see all that ass……….walk the fuck out of my door cuz you crazy af. Yeah, definitely my fondest memories.”
Just as Kamryn was attempting to reply with a grimace Trey’s door then garners another knock.
Who the fuck is this? *He thought*
As he headed to the door he looks out the peephole and smiles big. Opening the door he is greeted with a huge hug and a vibrant TREEEEEYYYY!! It was his college friend Simone who had text him last night she was in town for work and he was going to be her hotel for the next few days.
-Glaring with a stare of jealousy and rage Kamryn is stuck-
In the same moment, Simone looks in and in a yelling whisper, ” Why is she here?”
“I can hear you bitch!”
“Okay, well let me speak to you then, WHY ARE YOU HERE!?”
” Trey invited me so we could talk after running into each other last night.”
“SURE HE DID!”
Trey smiles and greets Simone with a second big hug and grabs her bags, directing her to her quarters for the next few days.
As he walks past Kamryn he smiles then says, “hey can you show me my fondest memory, I will even smack your ass when you leave.” As she hunches her shoulders and pouts he shoo’s her and as she walks away. Randomly she sternly feels his strong hands smack her ass in the perfect spot. She was a bit livid mixed with a lot of turned on by his assertiveness.
“Bye Kamryn, remember restraining order.!”
“Been there done that!”
As Trey comes back from the bedroom Simone is giving him that stare and he knew what was next. “Whaaaaat?”
“Nigga, you know what? Why you still fucking that damn girl you know she dickmatized. She is on a rampage stop sticking your dick in her.”
“I ain’t messed with her ass in who knows how long. I saw her crazy ass last night and she saw me approach some girl and popped her ass up here.”
“Trey, let’s be a mil. You probably fucked that girl in the last month and she ain’t letting go. She ain’t popping up over here just cuz she saw you last night.”
“A mil I knocked her down before the restraining order, that was a good 2 months ago. She topped me about a month ago. That is it.”
“Seeeeeeee, you gotta take away her drug which is the dick. Move on man, she mad irritating and should not know where you live either.”
“Ight I got you, any way you looking fly. I put in a reservation at a nice little spot tonight so get settled in making yourself at home. I have errands to run.”
“Hold up you ain’t slick though, you approached a girl? she cute? what’s her name? now you gon let me know wassup?”
“Honestly I don’t know, she asked for my number and I have not heard from her yet. We can talk shit over dinner though.”
“Awww shit she cold, better watch out she gon have your ass turned out.”
Simone was Trey’s good friend from Grad school and she has always been a voice of reason, they had a short stint where they attempted to date but neither was really ready or focused on a relationship he was real with her, as she was with him so they built a true friendship. Something always occasionally lingers though.
“Ight, well it is some food in the fridge. I made breakfast, Make yourself at home I have my usual Saturday errands I should be back by no later than 2 and then I am all yours.”
“I’m get the scoop on this “girl”, niggas swear they slick I tell ya.”
“I got towels out for you and you can get comfortable. If you need to leave before I get back there is a spare in the drawer right there. -Trey points in the direction-“
“Good cause I am hungry and need to shower people are nasty on them damn airplanes.”
“Dinner is at 7 so you need to be ready by 6:15 I am really good with the owner and I am not going to throw off his business. Also, throw on something nice. I got something planned for us. I should be back in a few hours. I have to go make a few moves.”
As Trey left, Simone was trying to figure out what Trey had up his sleeve. Yet she had something in the works herself.