"So, you're seeing an ex-boyfriend, huh?!"
"No! He's a long time friend of mine and my family. He's
like my brother! You heard, Tomeeka call him ,'Uncle Josh!"
"Why didn't I know about him?!"
"I didnt think to - ."
"That's right. You didn't think and I think he wants you!
I'm gonna make sure he doesn't!"
PUNCH! PUNCH! SLAP! SLAP!
"STOP CRYING , DAMMIT!"
Denise sat in the bathroom, early in the morning, reliving what
happened last night. She spent most of the night at
P.G. County Hospital's emergency room. Having them fix her and
Dylan's hand. He lied, saying they had been in
a small accident, swerving a deer in the road. Her car was dented some
what by Dylan to make it look believable.
Denise said she forgot to buckle her seat belt. The doctor had a hard
time her story, but had to accept it. Because
it what she stuck to. She put on some Blistex and medicine on her
mouth, because of the busted lips and her shades.
Walking out of the bathroom, dressed in sweats and tennis shoes, she
wore her beautiful long hair down to hide her
cheeks. She remembers Dylan's deep green eyes stare cold at the
doctor as she fixed up Denise. "Dylan? Dylan?" She
called softly and noticed he was gone. She quickly grabbed Tomeeka's
stuff and put it in her jeep. She started it up and
drove out of her neighborhood to her parents' house. She was that
Dylan was getting worse and she was going to make
sure her daughter was gonna stay away before something
So, with all that talked about, we decided on doing the video here in
Maryland. Especially, so I can spend more time
with Meeka." JC said sitting at the table doing Meeka's hair. He was on
the last ponytail, while everyone was
starting to eat. "But, we have to deal with the subject of the video."
"Does anyone want more pancakes?"
"Yes, Mrs. Marshall. I would love some more." Joey said holding up his
plate, while Vanessa put more pancakes
on it. "Big shock, Joey wants more food. Is anyone surprised?" Justin
laughed. "So, I don't want to waste them.
These blueberry pancakes are the best, right Meeka?" "Yeah, Joey."
Tomeeka said as JC finished her hair
and she started to eat. I love Grammy's pancakes." Tomeeka smiled as
she ate. Everyone laughed as the door bell
rang. Vanessa went to open the door as they continued on. When she
screamed, JC and Justin jumped up. "Denise!
My baby! What happened?!" Tomeeka ran up to her grandmother, when
she heard her mom's name. That's when
Denise was scrambling to get her sunglasses that slid off as she
handled her mom the bag and ran back to the car
to get the suitcases. "Mom, I had an accident last night with the car. I
sideswiped a deer and hit a tree." "It's that
Dylan! I know it! I know I promised not to say anything to your father
about that bruise last time, because you said you
could handle it!" "Momma, I can handle it That's why Tomeeka is
staying here." "'Niecey!" JC yelled as he went to
her. Denise hurried to the car to open the door, when she didn't answer
him, JC yelled again. "DENISE NATALIA
MARSHALL!" Denise froze. When she heard JC say her full name, it
made her stop in her tracks. JC
turned her around and took the sunglasses. Her eyes were swollen and
she had a bruise on her left cheek .
And her bottom lip was busted. JC started to have tears form in his
eyes. She tried to smile as tears filled her
eyes also, as she held his hand away from her face and wiped his
tears. "Joshua, don't say anything . Just
promise me as my best friend, a member of this family ,and Tomeeka's
god-father; that you'll watch her and
protect her while you're here and always." "Niecey, I will I promise."
"Justin?" Denise as she got into her
jeep. "' I want you to watch out for Meeka and Josh, for me." She
spoke quietly as she held his and JC's hands.
"I will Denise." "Tomeeka Jaycee Andrews, be good for mommy and
listening to your grandparents, Justin ,and
Uncle Josh. Mommy will be back to visit you when I can." " Ok,
Mommy." Tomeeka said hugging Denise.
"Denise, where are you going?" Vanessa said worried. "To work, Mom.
I told Dylan I was coming to drop off
Tomeeka's stuff and then off to work. Don't say anything to dad or
Dylan , please everyone!" They all nodded
as Denise drove out of the driveway and down the street.