"What happened?" Mel and Lisa asked.
"I don't know, we were dancing and I looked up and spotted
them talking at the bar!" Lourdes said, she had a minute to talk.
Gabriel went to go make a phone call.
"Your boy doesn't look happy." Corey said, black eyebrows
raised in concern. "What do you think they're talking
"Who knows." Lourdes said shrugging her shoulders. "It could
"Well, we all know Albear..." Lisa trailed off. Lourdes
looked at her waiting for her to continue. Instead, Melody spoke
"He's probably raking him over the coals right
"Well somethings going on." Tyler said smiling and running
his fingers through his short black hair. "Oh man, I would pay
anything to be standing where Lamont is right now. To be a fly on
the wall for that conversation!"
"What's that?" Lamont asked with attitude, fully back into
the conversation. "What exactly do you hate our
"Not your type," Alex said, "his type." He took a
large gulp of his drink.
"His type?" Lamont repeated putting his hand on his sculpted
"Yes." Alex said not breaking his gaze away from Albear. "You
love to fuck with peoples lives. You want it all, you want the
girls to love you, you want the boys to love you. You want to run
around proving your masculinity, but in the end you never want to
take responsibility for anything. You screw up women's private
lives, but then you can't back it up physically. You can't be
accounted for. You can't pull it off in the
Lamont stood between the two of them, angry, but not quite
sure what to say. Albear of course, could always be counted on.
"Oh I can always pull it off." He said smiling. "Just ask
Lourdes." Lamont's lips slightly parted. He didn't expect Albear
to go balls out so quickly.
"What the fuck does that mean?" Alex asked putting his drink
down, and clearly not hiding his anger.
"Girls or guys," Albear said, "Slept with the best, it's
hardly a test, in fact I even had your girl knocked out, pulling
up her dress-"
"Alby-" Lamont tried to stop him, smiling anxiously at Alex.
But Albear kept going.
"Is that right?" Alex said looking across the room, spotting
Lourdes at a table.
"Her g-strings pink and all wet-"
Alex turned back and glared at Albear.
"Albear stop." Lamont tried to say. Was he trying to make him
throw the first punch?
"I'll tell Lourdes she should invite your friends along, I'll
make them all next. The best sex is what you'll all
"Albear we should go. I'll send the waitress to the bar and
she'll come right back."
"Sounds like a good idea." Alex said almost in shock from
"Come on Alby, let's get back on the right track." Lamont
"Listen to your friend," Alex said, "go back to your
"Oh you don't want me to do that, because I'll have your girl
with me for the rest of the night...Oops or is it his girl?"
Albear said pointing across the room at Gabriel. "Either way, you
better tell him to hold her hand, I'm on the
Albear smiled too. " You can laugh all you want but she's
about to get snatched."
"What?" Alex said looking pissed.
"Albear?" Lamont whispered. He knew Alby was about to cross
the line. He had already crossed it.
"You heard me." Albear said finishing his drink. "You can
give the dick to her once, but she'll give me all that black
Alex took a step towards him. "Say that again." He
"She'll even take the cum in her face, if I want it like
Alex took another step towards him. Lamont put out his arm to
keep a wedge between the two of them, but both their bodies were
crushing his arm. If they weren't at a stuffy wedding reception,
other circumstances might have made this moment
Albear continued talking shit. "Does she let you hit it from
the back? A cold pussy snapper, do you know you met your match?"
"Is that right?" Alex said through clenched
"Hardcore sex, dirty talk, but of course you know she's into
all that...but my movies will prove all the
Alex clenched both of his fist.
"Bra and panties, pumps and wax-"
"Albear-" Lamont said.
"Sucking dicks, eating ass..."
"Albear!" Lamont grabbed his arm trying to stop him, Albear
pushed his hand away, his perfectly sleek brown hair falling into
his eyes and took the last step in Alex's face. "Yeah, shawty can
go way lower than that." He said. "But then of course, you
already know that, don't you?"
"We should do something!" Corey said, big puppy dog eyes
"No." Lisa said, "No scenes, my brother would kill
"Well somebodies gotta do something, I'm going to put an end
to this." Corey pushed back his chair.
"No!" Lourdes said. "Somebody will see!"
"Look at them!" Corey said jumping up. "Somebodies about to
throw a punch and this is all your fault!"
"Corey sit your little bubble butt down." Melody said,
furrowing her brows. "Now."
mouthed the words thank
Corey's full lips turned slowly into a frown, but he slowly
"Nothing like being emasculated by a tough dyke." Tyler said
sharply, raising his glass to salut him. Lourdes laughed and
Corey nodded his head quickly.
"Oh shut up Ty." Mel said. "Okay this does look somewhat bad,
and Lourdes you may have brought this on yourself a little but
look at them." They all turned to look. "They're aware of where
they are and nobodies going to throw a punch and end up on the 10
o'clock news tonight."
"She's right." Lourdes said, praying in her mind that it was
true. "Besides Lamont's right there, he'll keep Albear in
"We hope." Tyler said.
"And we all know how Albear likes to control and manipulate."
"Hey that's not fair." Lisa said coming to his defense like
"All I'm saying is, Albear knows exactly what he's doing."
Melody said patting her hand.
"Well would you please tell me what he's doing now?" Lourdes
asked. "Because Gabriel just walked up to
said putting his hand on Alexsander's
Alex turned slightly. He unclenched his fist and swallowed
hard. "Yeah all good." He said clearing his throat. "Meet some
friends of Lourdes'."
"More friends?" Gabe said. "Right, nice to meet you. She
didn't tell me that she knew so many people here. I'm
"Well hellloooo gorgeous." Lamont said shaking his hand. "And
Lourdes never told us how dreamy you are."
"Sure she did." Albear said putting his arm around Lamont's
shoulder. "Come on Lam, I need a smoke." He set his drink on the
bar and they walked away from them.
Lourdes hurried outside where there was no people around, and
Melody was right at her side. Her black phone rung three times,
so she finally excused herself, to see what all the constant
calls were about. She barely got out a greeting, before she was
instantly catapulted into conversation
"What? Are you crazy, I'm not telling you what color my
panties are!" She glanced up quickly at Mel embarrassed. She
turned away slightly. "I don't know what you're talking about...I
can't talk right now." She said into her cell
Melody watched her.
"No." Lourdes said. "Because we had an
"Who is it?" Mel asked.
Lourdes shook her head at her. From what happened at the bar,
Mel could guess it was probably her Hollywood
to stop calling. What? Will you stop yelling." Lourdes stopped
talking and put the cell closer to her ear. "He
Mel smirked, Albear was an asshole but it sounded like he
scored some points for the team.
"No." She said again. "I'm not doing it. Because...he's
lying...." Lourdes looked at Mel and shook her head again. "He's-
stop yelling...He's lying! You have to stop! What? No there is no
Mel laughed, Albear must have really did a number on
"He's fucking with you, didn't you get
"I have to go. My answer is no. I gotta go." Lourdes hung up
the phone. "Goddamn fucking Albear." She said erasing the last
incoming call number.
"What'd he do now?" Mel asked.
"Let's go back inside," Lourdes said, "I'll tell you all
Alexsander walked outside, to find Albear smoking a
"Jesus Christ, what the fuck, are you stalking me now?"
Albear said, white cigarette dangling from his
"We didn't get to finish our talk."
"I thought that we were done."
"Not quite." Alex said. "What's your beef with
"I don't have a beef with you." Albear took a drag off his
"Yes you do. I can tell you're in Lourdes' head more than she
is. Now why is that?"
"She's a sweetheart," Albear said, "I like to keep her close
Alex nodded his head. "I didn't see it before, but that's
because your all the matters to her. I think you may be her
entire world, her life."
Albear smiled arrogantly.
Alex continued. "She talks about you like she breathes, it's
second nature to her. You seem to be everything she
"She's one of my closest friends," Albear said defending
himself, "since we were eighteen."
"That's almost twelve years of pining for you." Alex said.
"You've had this sordid friendship for so long, she actually
thinks she's happy."
"And you think you can do better?" Albear
"I am better. And you and I both know, she's never going to
have that fairytale ending with you."
"And what's that?" Albear asked.
"For you to come through for her." He said. "Or maybe let you
Albear held back a grin. If he only
"And don't tell me you don't know it, you get off on it,
don't you?" Alex got closer in his face.
Albear laughed in disbelief. "Oh, you've been around for
what, a week? You think you know her? You
"I'm learning." Alex said. "Everyday and you seem to stall
the process as much as you possibly can. It's clear you want me
to just disappear."
Albear smiled and nodded his head. "Yeah, that sounds about
"Yeah, I can tell you want that and she probably would get
over me quickly."
"Maybe you do know her more than I gave you credit for." Alby
"I do," he said, "and I'm not going
Albear stopped smiling. He took one last drag on his
cigarette and put it out in an ashtray. He exhaled his smoke into
going to disappear." Alex said unphased.
hers." He got
as close to Albear's face as he possibly could. "And she wants
me, more than she wants to please you. So if you're really her
friend, get out of the way. Let her have her own life. Let her
go." Alex started to walk
"I'll tell you what," Albear said turning back towards him,
"I'll give her up at the very same moment that Gabriel
Alex turned and walked back into the
"Fuckin' Euro trash asshole." Albear mumbled as he lit up