8.

"What's up?" I answered.


"Open your door." She replied.


"Is that a command or a request?" I asked as I headed toward my door and opened it. Ravenna stood in the door way with her trench coat open, exposing her naked body. I bit my lip, holding her breasts captive with my eyes. "Come in." I opened the door wide for her. She strut her way inside. "What brings you here?" I asked as I went back to the kitchen and shook the bottle.


"I haven't seen you in a while." Ravenna sat on the counter with her trench coat wrapped tight around her body.


I drank my vodka mix, grimacing as the burning liquid ran down my throat, "I know we haven't seen each other in a while. So...you just decided to come here butt ass naked, huh?" I smirked.


"Will it get me a free night?" She smiled, tilting her head to the side.


"You want to stay the night? Why didn't you just ask?"


"I do, but I'm pretty sure you know exactly what I want, Michael." I walked over to her and opened her legs so I could stand between them. Ravenna smiled as I opened her trench coat to admire her. She caressed my cheek as I contemplated my decision. This could be hard, but then again it doesn't have to be as hard as I'm making it seem. "So?" Ravenna bent down and nibbled my ear. Honestly, I'm not in the mood to have sex again. All my pain has already been fucked away to be completely honest. This could be a sheer joyride for all I care, but...


My eyes still held her breasts captive, "I'm not really in the mood tonight..."


"Not in the mood? How?"


"I've already got mine, Ravenna."


"So... you just expect me to leave without getting mine?"


"It would be nice." I tore my eyes away from her breasts and finally made actual eye contact with her.


"Haha, you're cute when you're trying to be funny."


I smiled, "Shall I call a cab for you?"


"No."


"No?"


"I drove all this way for you; you can't get rid of me that easily." Ravenna raised my chin and bent down to kiss me. She always knows how to work her magic, but I most definitely cannot do this tonight. I kissed her back like she expected. "Now do I have to leave?"


"You don't."


"Good." She smiled and jumped down from the counter, wrapping her arms around my neck to pull me close. I looked down at her. It's funny how far a girl will go in order to get what she wants.


"You still want something don't you?"


Ravenna laughed, "You actually thought I would be leaving without getting some?"


"You're funny."


"No, you're funny." She grabbed my hand and pulled me over to the couch. As soon as we got to the living room, she pushed me on the couch as she took her trench coat off and laid it on the bench. My mind is telling me no, but my body is telling me yes. I was hard as fuck. "I see you, Michael. You can't hide that."


"I not trying to hide anything." I answered. I wouldn't be giving her anything. She may think she's getting something, but I'm not in the mood for anything. Like I said, I already had mine last night. I had one the night before too. I think it's about time for me to stop. I don't have a side chick or hoes if that's what Ravenna, Sophia or Darryl think. I'm loyal to my girl. I only messed with Sinn last night because I was mad at my girl... I had to fuck the pain away... Sophia and I have been friends for a while; she just wants something that I'm not interested in. She was probably drunk anyway, that's why she was so upset tonight. Ravenna is my ex from years ago, we would get back together every so often, but I haven't seen her in months to be completely honest.


"What's on your mind?" Ravenna straddled me, her breasts just a teasin' me.


I pushed her hair behind her ear, "You're gorgeous. You know that?"


"Yes..." She blushed and kissed my forehead.


"There was a reason, Ravenna..."


"A reason for what?" She asked, still kissing my face.


"There was a reason we stopped talking."


"I know."


I sighed, "Then why did you come over?"


"Because, I knew I could get what I wanted from you."


"You knew? How is that?" I pulled her away from me and made eye contact with her.


"You're so easy, especially when it comes to me, Michael."


"I've never been easy, Ravenna. You know that."


"You've been easy when it came to me."


"I've never been easy when it came to you. You're just telling yourself that one." I lifted her off of me and moved her to the other side of the couch.


"Look," She rolled her eyes, "I just want to have sex. Is that too much to ask for?"


"No." I shook my head.


"Then why can't I get what I want?"


"I don't want to have sex right now."


"You're lying."


"Oh, really?"


"Yeah. You're bluffing. Your dick is harder than a brick right now."


"So."


Ravenna looked at me as though I was a changed man. I haven't changed a bit actually. I'm the same Michael Joe Jackson that I always will be. "You're gay, aren't you?"


I rolled my eyes. She really went to that extreme? Every time a woman doesn't get what she wants from a man the reason behind that always has to be because he's gay. "Goodbye, Ravenna." I stood up and picked her coat up off the chair and held it up for her.


"What do you mean, 'goodbye?" She looked at me as though I had lost my mind.


"Just that. You have to leave." Ravenna stood up and walked over to me slowly. I kept eye contact with her not letting my eyes go elsewhere. Ravenna is the type of girl that likes to be in control. She's used to a man that she can control. Well trust as soon as she met me all that turned around in an instant. To this day she still wants to be in control. Wishful thinking is cute at times. She slid her arms into the coat and wrapped it tight around her body. I followed her to the door and opened it for her. "I'll walk you to your car."


"There's no need. Trust me. Because as soon as we get in that elevator, I'll have you doing the shit to me that you didn't want to do."


"You're hilarious, you know that?" I shut the door behind me.


"No, Michael. You're the one who keeps people damn near hysterical." Ravenna scoffed as I followed her to the elevator. I pressed the down button and waited in silence for the elevator to come. As soon as it came, I allowed her to go in first, entering after her and pressed the button for the first floor. "You are gay, aren't you?" I ignored her comment. If I say no, she'll press on with the situation and deny my honest answer. She sighed, "I knew it."


I rolled my eyes, "I'm not gay."


"Then why didn't you answer?"


"Ravenna, I don't have to answer to you. You and I both know I'm not gay. I don't know why you all of a sudden jumped to that conclusion just because a nigga didn't want to have sex with you."


"Well, you're the only nigga that has turned me down, so it only makes sense."


"Have you ever thought about how many men you've slept with, Ravenna? That's a factor. No man wants loose pussy. Keep that in mind." The elevator rang and opened the door. "After you." I allowed her to exit before me and followed her to her car.


"I'll have you know I'm not loose, okay? How about you not jump to conclusions?" I ignored her comment once again and opened the door to her car. She got in and slammed the door shut. As she started her car, she rolled down the window.


"Do me a favor." I bent down beside her car.


"Me, do you a favor? Please."


"Just do it for me."


"How are you going to go from an asshole to a gentleman to this nice creature in less than five minutes?"


I laughed, "You're funny."


"So, I'm told. What is this favor you want me to do for you so badly, Michael? I might consider it."


"Really?" I asked.


"Sure."


I opened the car door and kissed her cheek, "Lose my number," I whispered. I bit my lip and shut the door. She looked at me as though I was crazy. "Goodnight, Ravenna." I went back into my building and took the stairs up to my loft. Two girls are upset with me in one night. How do I manage? As soon as I got back into my loft, I hurried to write some lyrics: Where were you when I needed you eight months ago? All your girlfriends talkin' 'bout me, now you ringin' up my phone. Bet you miss me now, baby. Bet you'd kiss me now, baby. Especially since you know this ain't nothin' and I only just begun.


I placed my notepad in the drawer beside my bed, "What makes you think that you could ever do me right?" I smiled to myself. I would have something to record.

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