Post by #theLIFE on Jan 13, 2018 20:06:59 GMT -5
JASER CRUZ:After all the mess from the other night I needed to unwind and just be free. I can’t lie finally getting revenge on Chanel flat ass felt great. She had it coming.
JASER CRUZ:I hit up my cousin Kali to catch up on shit and see how she’s doing after the party. I needed to clear my head a bit before this court hearing with Britnee over Quin.
Kaliyah enters the restaurant and looks around for Jaser while smiling at the greeting waitress who leads her towards Jaser’s table. Cutting her phone on silent, she slides her phone into her jacket pocket before smiling at Jaser and hugging him, taking her seat across from him afterwards.
KALIYAH KANE: Missed you, boo! I almost ran out the studio today after being there all morning, I was happy you called.
JASER CRUZ:I’m glad you were free honestly. Like everything that happened at my party was not planned. Let me get that out there first and foremost. Chanel wasn’t invited but still showed up and got showed out. I literally drug her ass up out of there.
JASER CRUZ:I’ll admit when I saw Chanel I blacked out. No one has gotten under my skin as much as this bitch has. It is what it is. And what it is is bad.
Jaser pauses looking off to the left as he sits back in his chair then back at the camera leaning in
JASER CRUZ:At least Chanel got some of what she had coming. But if we’re keeping score she got one more coming and then I’m done.
The scene shifts back to the pair as the waiter delivers their food.
KALIYAH KANE: You know I got your back, primo. Her and her minions can catch it. It's a shame how much fame and tv time can go to a person's head. It's also pathetic when people no sell other people's work ethic on some Donald Trump shit in a way to try to appear better than anyone else.
Before it even came out that Jaser and Kaliyah were long term friends, Chanel had already attacked her verbally in an interview when it was announced that she'll be on the show.
KALIYAH KANE: Can't believe the drag version of Masika doesn't know that she's causing all these problems on herself.
JASER CRUZ:Don't do my girl Masika like that.
The pair laugh
JASER CRUZ: So what have you been up to lately? All my drama seems to be all we talk about nowadays.
KALIYAH KANE:Since getting my place in the ATL and being away from the rest of the Quag Inc clique back in LA, I’ve just been trying to get some relaxation in. But then i started getting a bit antsy and decided to hit the studio and get back to working on music a bit to give me something to do. Can’t fault you on always talking about your issues because Chanel does keep coming left field every other day for no reason. The constant mentioning of us, especially you that she likes to do but then plays the victim when she’s checked.
Kaliyah rolls her eyes and takes a sip of her lemonade.
KALIYAH KANE: He was jumping fly about me before it even got out there that me and you have history. Now she’s coming at us both on some weird salty shit, you sure he isn't attracted to you? I mean shit, wouldn't blame him one bit.
JASER CRUZ:Honestly you might be right. Which is gross.
KALIYAH KANE: I would be disgusted too if a zoo animal was interested in me. I don't get the whole thing with her screaming we want her attention but yet she mentions us first. If she was so booked and busy, she wouldn't have time to be a keyboard warrior.
JASER CRUZ: Even though it was nice to drag Chanel I did still have a pressing question for Kaliyah. An opportunity opened its doors and I’m wanting her to join me along the way.
the scene shifts back as the pair now have their food.
JASER CRUZ: So I have a question for you. And I want you to consider it think hard about it ok?
KALIYAH KANE:Ok but spit it out you got me anxious cuzzo.
JASER CRUZ: Well I’m moving back into wrestling. Now that everything is starting to go back to normal I’m having more time in my hands. I already signed with a company. SAP Wrestling. I’m ready and willing to get back out there. You know it runs in my family from my sisters to my father. Being the only male left I feel like it’s on my shoulders to jump back in and carry the legacy.
Jaser pauses and smiles as Kali looks on
JASER CRUZ: So I was thinking, I know you like wrestling, hell we use to wrestle each other growing up. I was wondering if you would join up with me? Like I could teach you moves and you could get in the mix here and there. But I mean only if you want to.
Without hesitation Kali smiles and replies
KALIYAH KANE:Hell yeah I’ll go along with you! This is gonna be so much fun!
JASER CRUZ: Then that settles it. I’m looking forward to it. We can start training today if you want.
KALIYAH KANE: Yes! Well I mean I think I’m ready.
JASER CRUZ: Just know, I’m not gonna take it easy on you prima.
KALIYAH KANE:Well I wouldn’t want you to. Here’s to the future.
The pair click glasses as the scene fades out and reopens up on the outside of Fulton County Prison. Dallas Reed is shown walking out of the gates toward a black Jeep.
DALLAS REED: I’m free!
He almost skipped to his freedom as he approached the Jeep.He opens the back door and hops in. In the front seat, both Trinity Monroe who is driving, and Chanel Snow turn around angrily glaring back at him. He awkwardly smiles at the two.
DALLAS REED: Heeeeey guuuys.
CHANEL SNOW: Shut the fuck up!
She reaches back, plucking him on his forehead. He chuckles and rubs his head.
DALLAS REED: I missed y’all too.
Trinity rolls her eyes as she starts the car and pulls off into the road. She glares at Dallas through the rearview mirror.
DALLAS REED: You not gon speak ma?
TRINITY MONROE: I haven’t decided if I fuck with you yet Dallas. This is after all my second time bailing your ass out of jail. You’re lucky Chanel offered to pay half, because if it was up to me your ass would still be sitting in that shit.
CHANEL SNOW: ooop! Shade!
TRINITY MONROE: Girl! You don’t understand! This man is not my responsibility anymore! Why am I still getting you out of trouble?
DALLAS REED: I didn’t have anybody else to call. You know that. And I said I was sorry.
TRINITY MONROE: Always sorry! How about stay your ass out of trouble! Dallas! You’re too old for this shit!
DALLAS REED: You know what it was. That nigga had to catch it. It wasn’t no more talking. We tried that.
CHANEL SNOW: Did you? Or did y’all beef back and forth and beef on Twitter? That’s not talking.
Dallas chuckles, sucking his teeth.
DALLAS REED: Look who’s talkin.
CHANEL SNOW: Look who wasn’t sitting in jail though! Boo! I got too much coin to be making to be thinking about going to somebody’s jail.
DALLAS REED: Well I can’t take it back. I can only move forward. And imma pay y’all back. You already know.
TRINITY MONROE: You’re damn right! With some interest on that shit! Look Dallas I know shit has been crazy but you can’t keep doing this! I love you to death but there will not be a third time! You do this shit again and you might as well get comfortable in your cell baby.
DALLAS REED: Ain’t gon be no next time.
Trinity sucks her teeth
TRINITY MONROE: I’m just letting you know…
DALLAS REED: I got it! Trini.. okay! I got it. You can stop bitching now! I had enough of that in there!
CHANEL SNOW: Girl he was just locked away.. cut him some slack girl. He’s sorry:
TRINITY MONROE: when did you get all soft bitch!
The three chuckle
CHANEL SNOW: Chile I’m just saying. You are going in on him. He’s already been punished enough. And it wasn’t completely his fault. I know what it feels like. Sometimes talking ain’t enough. Sometimes you have to make a bitch feel it. Literally
DALLAS REED: Exactly. But nah I’m done wit all that. Forreal. Judge was on that three strikes, you’re out kinda shit. Imma lay low for a lil while. Plus ain’t none of these clown ass niggas worth my freedom.
TRINITY MONROE: If only you learned that lesson before we had to pull out our checkbooks!
CHANEL SNOW: Bitch! Ain’t that it!
They chuckle as Dallas mocks them
DALLAS REED: Oh y’all got jokes huh? When did y’all two get all tight anyway. I definitely was not expecting to climb in here and see you in the passenger's seat.
TRINITY MONROE: We grew up.
CHANEL SNOW: like you need to do! Trinity and I realized that is just wasn’t worth it. Take a page from our book. And go seek help!
TRINITY MONROE: Professional… Help!! Don’t call us. We can’t fix your life.
DALLAS REED: oh y’all just a regular tag team now huh?
TRINITY MONROE: You’re gonna have to give me directions to your house. I’ve never been.
DALLAS REED: Oh nah. You can actually drop me at the four seasons. I got a little business to handle.
Both trinity and Chanel turn to glare at him. He chuckles
DALLAS REED: What?!
CHANEL SNOW: you know damn well what! You just got out bitch! You already set up?
DALLAS REED: I been locked up for like three weeks. That’s three weeks worth of money I missed out on. Can’t sleep around baby. The grind never stops.
TRINITY MONROE: well hopefully you take a bath and get out of them nasty clothes. Just burn the whole outfit.
CHANEL SNOW: Chile I didn’t wanna say anything but baby! Dallas you smell like a hard years work!
They all laugh and continue chatting as the scene transitions back to Hadrian’s upcoming business venture in the afternoon. This time, a few workers, including Hadrian, can be seen in the interior of the building.
The camera cuts from Hadrian looking outside of the garage door, to a car pulling up behind the work van in the parking lot. As Hadrian takes off his work goggles, the car’s motor engine turns off before the door opens to reveal the driver, who Hadrian approaches with a smile.
Ayy, wassup, Tre!
Scene cuts to confessionals.
While I was spending the day working on the building after delaying before, Tre called me and said that he wanted to see what I was working with, since this is Tre’s first time coming to this new business venture. He has been busy as f***. Plus, this gives us some time to catch up again.
The scene returns to the business site with Zeno smiling as he walks up to Hadrian.
Mr. Ali! What's good man?
Welcome to my up-incoming castle!
Hadrian goes up to greet Zeno with a welcoming hug.
Word. It's looking like it's coming together so far. That's wussup. You got all this going on and still doing community service. How's that going by the way?
Mane! Too much. The first day, I had to clear out trash and sh*beep* at Benteen Park. For it to be some suburb, these people are messy as fu-*beep*. Thankfully, my next community service work is that the Atlanta Humane Society next week.
That’s crazy you even got into that situation man. I heard Dallas was supposed to be doin it too. But after that fight with him and Trapp, they locked his ass up.
A fight? What you mean?
The scene cuts to confessionals.
So what do you think about Dallas getting into another altercation with someone?
Hadrian scoffs and shrugs.
Hadrian shrugs again as the scene cuts back to the restaurant, where Zeno chuckles before recounting the past event.
Yo, he needs some serious ass help. Everybody saying he got a bad ass drinking problem. And it shows. He ain’t gon be satisfied till he get his head knocked off or worse.
Man Dallas gon end up either doing some hard time in jail. Or he’s gonna end up getting his ass tapped. I feel bad because I know his drinking problem kinda started toward the end of our relationship. But that’s a grown ass man. He gotta take responsibility for his own actions, man, before it’s too late.
The scene cuts back to the two
Yea But him and Trapp went at it man. That shit was brutal. They been having words over Twitter for months now. It was only a matter of time before it went down.
Sh*dddd, that’s f***ed up, mane.
Man the only thing that need to be said is he need help. Of the professional variety.
I’ve said time and time again that he need help, but he’s the one that is bringing out that s*** on social media, not me. All that s**t talking, and what did I do? I kept my distance. I've been keeping my distance for my own professionalism. For my own business. For my own sanity, cause I ain’t putting hands on n****s no more. I ain’t the n**** I used to be.
Look, the second he apologized at the reunion, I let it go, but….again, he still has a problem. I would say his relationship wit Tre played a role, but if that’s the case, he wouldn’t have been going out with other n****s on the side. I been chill and honest bout mine. My intent last season was to break tension between me and Tre. Nothin further back then, but with that out of the way, I ain’t dealing with none of that bulls**t no more. All I can send Dallas is my blessings, and I worry bout paying for my s**t and gettin my own life together.
Scene cuts back to the building.
Mane, who even told you bout that s**t anyways?
I was at the party. I saw everything go down forreal. But him being locked up is all over the blogs.
Aw, damn. You saw the whole thang? He saw you too?
Oh nah.. that would’ve been a whole nother fight man. I didnt even know he was gonna be there. Don’t nobody fuck wit him no more. He was asking for trouble. But I don’t even wanna talk about that nigga no more. Hopefully he get his act together. That’s all that can really be said.
True. It’s best to just let him go through his own demons. Not sure what he’s going to expect though.
Basically. If he get it together maybe I would entertain tryna squash shit but that’s the only way .
So you know what I’m talkin bout, mane. It’s all good though. Since you are here, you can come check out the place. Still a work in progress.
Oh I’m definitely with that. Lemme see what you been working on.
Hadrian walks towards the direction of the building. The camera follows Zeno who looks down and smiles as he follows behind Hadrian as the scene opens up outside of the Fulton County Courthouse as “The Zone” by The Weeknd plays in the background m. The camera angles sync to the music as Jaser is shown pulling up with Jaiden parking their car. Both guys are in matching suits smiling hand in hand as they walk into the building.
JASER CRUZ: So today was the big day. After much fighting and arguing I’m finally taking Britnee to court trying to get more of a 50/50 split with her over Quinton. I’m not gonna lie I’m nervous as hell but with Jai here I and the potential to get not custody I’ll be damned if I let my nerves get the best of me.
The scene shifts back as the cameras show Jaser and Jaiden emptying their pockets and walking through metal detectors before being lead towards a room as the scene fades and transitions to Legend in confessional cam.
Just Sayin I Tried by The Internet is heard playing in the background. Legend is shown making his way into a Yoga studio, he lies his mat down on the floor and gets in the position to stretch as the scene fades back to the confessional.
Legend smiles as the scene fades.
The scene opens up at 36 Bar, a local up and coming Bar that was recently opened this year. Jalen is shown sitting down at the bar sipping on his drink, he looks down at his phone and notices the time, he shakes his head frustrated that Dallas was late. He looks up at spots Dallas walking through the door and he rolls his eyes. Dallas doesn’t look too thrilled to be there either. He approaches the bar and takes a seat next to Jalen.
He chuckles as the scene returns to the bar. A bartender hands Dallas three fireball shots and Dallas wastes no time throwing them back before he even addresses Jalen. He then looks over to Jalen.
DALLAS REED: What’s good yo?
JALEN HOLMES: It’s not even about to go down like that, because you already know what’s good. You and I were never an item and when we messed around I wasn’t even with Trapp. I get that he’s been coming at you but the way you’ve been disrespecting me is uncalled for.
Jalen takes another sip of his drink, still fuming from his last words. He places the drink back on the bar table.
JALEN HOLMES: I just don’t get why you can’t let me be happy with who I’m with and you stay in your own fucking lane. We could have been friends because we shared good conversation and moments but this beef you got with Nasir has to stop and you need to leave me out of this shit.
Jalen stares at Dallas with a serious look on his face.
JALEN HOLMES: And you can stand there acting as if you don’t care and even if your really didn’t, all this drama is not necessary and I’m tired of it.
Dallas chuckles at Jalen’s quick defense. He shakes his head tossing back another shot
DALLAS REED: You always angry yo. For what? You called me here. Remember? You out here playing innocent but if you was you wouldn’t keep lying in these streets like you wasn’t on my line. Ain’t nobody ever say we was together. Yea the ass was nice and you was cool but you lied and you threw me under the bus to cover ya lie. Now you got me and ya nigga beefing when the real problem is you. If you wanna be done wit me then do that. Be happy. But we were never friends so just act like I don’t exist. And I’ll do the same. You could’ve texted this to me over the phone but you didn’t. I wonder why. Cuz you wanted to see my face. Cuz no matter how much you front and play happy, I rocked ya damn world. You was just confused. Why you couldn’t just say that? You had to lie and look what ya lie did. Niggas just did time cuz of your lies. Another fuckin mugshot cuz you don’t know what the fuck you want.
JALEN HOLMES: Nah for one when I text you to meet here, I changed my number after and didn’t want you to have access to it. But I won’t sit here and let you agonize me and make it look like it was all me. Yes I caught feelings but I have history with Nasir and I was just an convenience to you! All I’m saying the beefing and the shots need to stop, we’ve decided that it won’t be a friendship so what’s the purpose of arguing still?
DALLAS REED: WE didn’t decide shit. YOU decided that you finally wanted to take your relationship seriously. But You kept calling. If we done be done. I can bounce now and you ain’t ever gotta hear from me again. Just control ya nigga cuz again he got issues wit the wrong one.
JALEN HOLMES: Look whatever, I’m fine with that too.
Jalen rolls his eyes and turns walking towards the door as the scene fades to black.
The scene cuts back to Isaiah who is shown making his way into the Gucci store. Already inside Miles is shown looking at one of the jackets on the mannequin, he turns and notices Isaiah standing at the door and he rolls his eyes.
The scene cuts back to inside the store, Isaiah walks up to Miles and the two stand face to face.
MILES BALENCIAGA: You wanted to speak with me sir?
ISAIAH WOLFE: I sure did. I’ve been hearing that you’ve been running around spreading lies about me.
MILES BALENCIAGA: I wouldn’t say I’ve been running around talking about you, it’s never that serious and speaking your name won’t bring me a coin either. What I did say and to my friend is that he needs to be careful with you because your past isn’t so pretty.
ISAIAH WOLFE: You don’t even know me enough to say that, we don’t run in the same circle so no one you would know would even speak my name in such a horrible manner.
MILES BALENCIAGA: And that’s where you're wrong, we have mutual friends and it’s obvious that we’ve been running around with the same crowd these last few months. At the end of the day I’m looking out for my friend.
The scene cuts back to Miles and Isaiah inside the store.
ISAIAH WOLFE: Miles we don’t hang around the same people and you know that. My circle is very small compared to the many of the people you supposedly know, and that’s your problem. You always in people’s business, I've told Giovanni everything that he needed to know about me.
MILES BALENCIAGA: Hmmm I don’t know about all that baby boy, I’m sure you didn’t tell him you smashed Delontè.
ISAIAH WOLFE: Miles chill, because you don’t want any issues with me. I don’t know who told you that bullshit but that’s a fucking lie!
MILES BALENCIAGA: Check my credentials sweetie, I don’t speak fake news, I deliver facts. And if you don’t tell him, then I surely will.
The scene cuts back to Isaiah and Miles, Isaiah steps back and laughs but in a sarcastic manner, he balls his fist up swinging at Miles connecting with Miles chest. Miles falls back letting out a huge groan in pain, he forces his body into Isaiah knocking him into one of the clothing stands knocking it over. Security rushes over to the two separating them.
MILES BALENCIAGA: YOU'RE SUCH AN IDIOT, DO YOU HONESTLY THINK GIOVANNI WILL STAY WITH YOU AFTER YOU ATTACK HIS BEST FRIEND.
Isaiah just laughs as the store and show security forces him out of the store and into the black surbandan waiting outside.
The scene cuts back to Miles still inside the Gucci store, he stares into one of the hanging mirrors, fixing his hair and making sure he wasn’t bleeding or anything and the scene fades and reopens inside Planet Fitness Gym, Giovanni is shown inside working out, he’s listening to his music on his iPod But is interrupted by the back to back phone calls coming from Miles Balenciaga.
The scene cuts back to Giovanni inside the gym, Giovanni answers the FaceTime call and notices a shaken Miles on the other end.
GIOVANNI WESTON: Yo what’s wrong?
MILES BALENCIAGA: Yo boyfriend is what’s fucking wrong, we had our little sit down today and that bitch attacked me.
GIOVANNI WESTON: Wait, what?
MILES BALENCIAGA: I just sat down with your boyfriend, some words were exchanged and next thing I Know he’s trying to fight me. I’m not a fighter Giovanni.
GIOVANNI WESTON: That’s probably why he’s calling me too, I’m sorry that happened Miles, like I’m speechless right now. I don’t even know what to say!
MILES BALENCIAGA: Don’t say shit to me, talk to your fucking crazy ass boyfriend. He needs to understand I know people In these streets and I can easily get someone to put their hands on him.
GIOVANNI WESTON: Nah we don’t need that Miles, I’ll handle it.
Before Giovanni could say anything else, Miles disconnects the call. Giovanni stands there shaking his head in disgust from what he has just heard from Miles.
The scene fades back to Giovanni inside the gym, he tries to call Isaiah again but Isaiah doesn’t answer. Giovanni shakes his head as the scene fades to Zeno inside of his car driving down a familiar road.
TRAZENO BARNES: It’s been a lot going on with the kid for real. I mean shit could be worse. But things could also be better. I knew I needed to talk to somebody but counseling ain’t really my thing. But I don’t really have too many people I can call on either. But I knew there was one person I could talk to even though I’m probably the last person they’d be expecting to hear from.
The scene shifts to Zeno pulling into the driveway of Trinity’s mansion. He turns off his car and sits staring at the door before he gets out. He slowly walks up to the steps and rings the bell. Cameras shift to the inside where Trinity is shown sitting on the couch in her living room. She is dressed in her silk nightgown, with a bowl of a popcorn watching a movie. The ring of the doorbell startles Trinity a bit, as she was not expecting any company. She gets up from the couch and walks toward the door. The surprise shows all over her face when she sees Zeno on her front door monitor. She hesitantly opens the door.
The scene fades back to the house. Zeno is standing outside of the door with his head held down.
TRAZENO BARNES: You really ain’t miss me?
TRINITY MONROE: I’ve thought about you. And each time I remind myself why I left. I love you boy. I always will and one day maybe we can be FRIENDS again. But that’s about it.
TRAZENO BARNES: So cold Trini. So cold.
TRINITY MONROE: Don’t act like you forgot.
The two chuckle as Trinity gives him a hug goodbye. He makes his way toward his car as the scene then fades and and reopens at a local lunch spot in the city. Hadrian is shown sipping a glass of water as he waits for the rest of the guests to come. The scene goes to confessionals.
I been meeting up with Jae for a while now, but Jae and I have been adamant about both him and Blair havin a sit down one day, and today is the day. Jae called and told me that Blair was hesitant, but finally gave in. Jae arranged the date, the time, and the place. I’m just curious about everythang with Blair. I understand I ain’t been communicating with both brothers in years, but I wanted this to finally be the time to reunite, and build a greater bond. Let them both know about me. Let us know about each other, but I can tell Blair wadn’t okay with it, still.
The scene then fades to the outside of the building. Blair is shown walking toward the door.
The scene returns to the inside of the restaurant. Blair approaches the table seeing only Hadrian sitting.
Of course Jae would be late!
The scene returns to the table. Hadrian tries to make an introduction by rising up from his seat to greet him….
Wassup, mane!! How you been?
….but Blair doesn’t respond. Blair sits across the table from Hadrian and glares at him. He begins to tap the table annoyed. Hadrian tries to start the conversation.
Jaeshon told me he was gonna be here around the time I was, but he ain’t been here in a while. Plus, he hadn’t been answering his cell the past two days. You heard from him?
I talk to my brother everyday. He said he’d be here. I hope this wasn’t part of no plan just to get me and you here cuz if he ain’t gon show up then I can bounce forreal.
He’ll be here. I don’t think he wouldn’t show up to somethin he arranged.
By that time a blonde waitress arrives for Blair.
Waitress: Welcome! My name is Leah, and I’m going to be your server today. Just so you know, today is happy hour, so soft drinks and appetizers are half off. So would you like anything to drink?
Nah I don’t want no soft drinks. I need something hard. Can I just get a Long Island.
I’m just gonna need to see your ID and I can put that order in for you.
Blair cuts his eyes, clearly annoyed by the waitress doing her job. He reaches into his pocket and hands her his ID from his wallet.
Alright! Let me just put that order in for you. I’ll be right back.
As the waitress takes her leave at the moment, Hadrian starts a conversation again.
Soooo...what you been up to? How long you been here in Atlanta?
Blair chuckles at the question.
I ain’t never left…... Bro. And why do you care?
I just wanted some time to reconnect again. I know I been distant years before, but that’s because of my own s**t I went through. From football, to relationship s**t. Now legal s**t. I put way too much into myself that I never thought to check up on you and Jae as often as I use to.
Use to? I must’ve missed those we times. Maybe that’s why Jae still rock with you. But I just don’t understand why now. You and Jae seem to love to air everything when these cameras rolling man.
What are you talkin about? I never air business out like that, especially anyone else's. All these niggas out here gossiping and shit. I'm just now airing out my own problems.
Conveniently when you gotta show. My dude I don’t know what you expecting from this meeting but I ain’t got nothing else to say until my brother gets here .
The scene fades outside. Jaèshon is shown pulling up in an Uber, forcing his hat down on his face to cover the bruises he makes his way inside the venue and notices the two brothers sitting down. He slowly makes his way up to the table and sits down beside Blair.
I set this meeting up between my brothers because I needed them to squash this little beef they have against each other and try to build a relationship with each other. I was running late because I was suppose to beat them both here, hopefully they aren’t fighting or tearing up the restaurant.
JAÈSHON WOOD: :
Sorry I’m late, traffic was a bitch. I see you two got a chance to meet.
Jaèshon chuckles nervously.
Yea I was starting to think to ass wasn’t bout to show up.
JAÈSHON WOOD: :
I said I was sorry, I got caught up with some work and like I said traffic was horrible but I’m here now and you two seem to be ok, no bloodshed so maybe I wasn’t needed after all.
What you sayin, mane? You thought we were going to?
JAÈSHON WOOD: :
Nothing, it doesn’t matter. We’re all here right now so let’s make the best of it please.
Blair ignores the response and just sits quietly waiting for whatever was about to happen.
So what you been up to, mane? You good?
JAÈSHON WOOD: :
I guess I’m fine, but we’re not here for me but for you two.
Jaèshon points at both Blair and Hadi
JAÈSHON WOOD: :
I know Blair was hesitant about meeting you, the deed is done and I just want to know where we go from here? Are we doing this family thing or are we keeping it estranged like we have in the past?
Well we both where I stand on the matter.
Sorry, mane, but I ain't with that. We do need to get to the bottom of this, because as much as I can remember, I was contacting the both of you, but if you really want to know why I stopped…..
Hadrian takes a moment to pick up his glass of water and drink only a small portion, before continuing his statement.
...me losing contact was actually premeditated. In fact, I was told not to by Pops after the scandal happened. He wasn’t fond of me being in a relationship with men, and from what I heard back then, blogs were trying to get information out of him.
Blair looks to Hadrian, shocked by his words
What you saying man? That ain’t what dad told us.
What did he tell you? That I just went Hollywood and decided to drop yall altogether? Nah, mane. Pops told me not to talk to yall anymore because of the scandal. Anything to save face and keep him from any bad reputation he may have at his job. That’s what he was afraid of. Jaè was just more adamant about communicating with me more because of his own problems, but to be honest, I wasn’t ready to tell him about my sexuality, or anyone for that matter, so I lied and told Jaè that the rumors weren’t true.
Yeah, I lied to Jaèshon. Much like anyone else would if they wanted to keep their personal s**t on the low. I spent way too much time lyin to people about myself. It is what it is. Now, I’m trying to just let my truth come out.
But yeah, I didn’t know what kind of a person Pops was until that day. The n***a prefers his integrity over anything else. Funny we have that in common.
Blair sits in silence looking at Hadrian. he then turns to Jaeshon.
Did you know about all this too? Was dad like that toward you too?
JAÈSHON WOOD: : He was one of the reasons why I left Atlanta and went to Chicago to stay with grandpa and grandma. It was just a lot going on in that household and I didn’t want to be apart of it.
Jaèshon pauses taking a sip of the water that was on the table.
JAÈSHON WOOD: : But the important thing is that we’re here now, I’m not dwelling on the past and all I want is for all of us to be involved in each other lives.
Blair takes takes a moment to think about the decision. Cameras cutting to both Jaeshon and Hadrian, who were anxiously waiting. Finally, Blair comes with a resolution.
Man I don’t know about all that. But I’ll think about it.
HADRIAN ALI: Well, I'll tell you what? Before you leave, call our dad and ask him. Listen to what he says.
JAÈSHON WOOD: : Uhhh I don’t know if that’s a good idea Hadi, the last time I spoke to him it wasn’t really a pleasant conversation.
JAÈSHON WOOD: : I wasn’t interested in speaking to that man right now, I just had other things on my mind right now, like what was going on in my own personal life. If Blair wanted to be selfish and not fix this then so be it, I wasn’t about to beg.
The scene cuts back to the three at the table.
JAÈSHON WOOD: : Look, lets just make the effort to all hang out again and see what happens, it wouldn’t kill us to spend some time together and if it goes well then we can visit more hangouts in the future. Cool?
I'm cool with it. You too, B?
By that time, Blair gets out of his seat and leaves. Jaèshon and Hadi look at each other in disbelief before the scene fades and reopens with Chanel.
CHANEL SNOW: Rico and I haven’t been spending much time together, he’s been busy with work while I’ve been busy hosting shows and being booked. I guess you could say the communication has been off also because I had to find out that he released a new single off of IG and had a whole release party.
Chanel rolls her eyes.
CHANEL SNOW: I called him today and wanted to meet up so we could talk, he said he guess he had the time and would meet up with me at my house.
CHANEL SNOW: Nigga! You guess?
The scene cuts back to Chanel inside of her home, she just finished a photoshoot for Out Magazine and couldn’t wait to eat. A knock is heard at the door, Chanel walks over and opens the front door letting Rico inside. He walks past her not even acknowledging or embracing her and he heads for the living room.
CHANEL SNOW: Well hello to you too.
RICO LEMAR: What’s up Malachi? I’m here.
CHANEL SNOW: What’s your problem?
RICO LEMAR: It’s been weeks yo, I’m just now hearing from you, hearing some concern.
CHANEL SNOW: Your angry like it's all my fault when it’s both of us, you work too Rico!
RICO LEMAR: Bruh, I’ve seen you in the blogs out at these parties, chillin with these niggas, not answering my calls but be all in your phone.
CHANEL SNOW: When I’m working I don’t take calls or answers texts, I have to promote via social media, not cater to bullshit.
RICO LEMAR: So I’m bullshit?
CHANEL SNOW: You know what I mean.
RICO LEMAR: And then your out here publicly flirting with other dudes but got me at home looking a fool.
CHANEL SNOW: It’s apart of the job and it’s not flirting, it's called being friendly and polite. Look I don’t know where all this aggression is coming from, I thought you came over here to smooth things out, not play the blame game.
RICO LEMAR: I’m just angry, that should matter.
CHANEL SNOW: I understand Rico is in his feelings, but baby I’m high demand. It is what it is, I refuse to let any man stop my bag.
Chanel shrugs as the scene cuts back to Chanel and Rico.
CHANEL SNOW: It does matter, but this is the busiest I’ve ever been these last few months Rico, I don’t know what you want me to do.
RICO LEMAR: Just don’t play me, make time for me. I think this back and forth petty shit between us is ridiculous!
CHANEL SNOW: Just like it was petty that you didn’t even tell me you released a new single and had a single release party, I had to find out from social media and mutual friends.
RICO LEMAR: Your the one screaming booked and busy. I figured I didn’t fit in your schedule.
CHANEL SNOW: See what I mean? Petty!
RICO LEMAR: Where do we go from here?
CHANEL SNOW: You already know I want to be with you Rico, but the drama has to stop. I already have enough of that in my life dealing with people coming for me, I don’t need it from my man too.
RICO LEMAR: We both have to do better.
Chanel smiles as she walks over to Rico, the two share a kiss as the scene fades to a confessional.
CHANEL SNOW: I really loved Rico, he’s the only man that’s really showed me real and genuine love. I wouldn’t want to lose him over some petty bullshit and even though he got on my nerves, it was worth fixing.
Chanel smiles as the scene cuts back to Chanel and Rico.
CHANEL SNOW: Yes we do baby, we have too. We got a good thing going on right now and I don’t want to mess that up.
RICO LEMAR: So tell me about this party, I saw something on the blogs about you fighting.
CHANEL SNOW: Yes, you remember that dyke I told you about that stalks my whole life.
RICO LEMAR: I think Jaser right? Sounds like a male's name.
CHANEL SNOW: Well he is a male, but I think he’s either trying to become a female or just looks like a lesbian, anyway he was showing his ass because he got mad I showed up to his party so he attacked me like a bitch.
RICO LEMAR: Do I need to pull up on this dude? I really don’t need to know details but if he putting his hands on you then I need to put my hands on him.
CHANEL SNOW: Nah it’s not worth it, he’ll get what’s coming to him sooner or later. He got the best of me that night because I was caught off guard but he won’t be so lucky next time. I guess he was upset because I showed up uninvited but you can’t have a party without Chanel there, duh it just wouldn’t be a party.
RICO LEMAR: So you went to cause drama Bae?
CHANEL SNOW: No I went to help bring some fun to his party, I heard it was doing very bad and they needed the life of the party there. I went with good intentions to help bring fun to him and his bum friend party.
RICO LEMAR: Look I’ll leave the back and forth bullshit between y’all but if he puts his hands on you again, I’ll stomp his ass out.
CHANEL SNOW: Thank you bae, awe looking at you trying to protect your boo and all.
RICO LEMAR: Don’t we got some making up to do?
CHANEL SNOW: Oh really? It’s that time huh?
RICO LEMAR: I’m dead ass right now.
CHANEL SNOW: So let’s go.
Chanel smiles as she grabs Rico’s hand and pulls him into the bedroom as the scene fades to an all night diner in the city. Blair is shown seated at a table tapping his leg anxiously as he looks through the menu
The scene fades back to the diner. Lala is
shown hopping out of her car and walking toward the entrance. She walks in with a big smile on her face as she sits across from Blair. The two lean over the table and share a brief kiss.
The scene returns to the diner
LALA STCLAIRE: So what’s up? How are you?
BLAIR WOOD: I’m good ma… how you?
LALA STCLAIRE: I’m great! My shoot was today. You know the one you said you were gonna model for. What happened?
BLAIR WOOD: I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m sorry bae. I shoulda called you.
LALA STCLAIRE: Oh no worries, I’m always prepared. I had a backup. You’ve been m.i.a lately anyway. I kinda already figured you weren’t gonna show up.
BLAIR WOOD: I had a lot goin on forreal. Still do.
Rhe scene returns to the two. Blair is shown staring quietly at Lala. She looks at him awkwardly and chuckles.
LALA STCLAIRE: Boy what is goin on?
BLAIR WOOD: I jus… yo I don’t know. I just got shit on my mind.
LALA STCLAIRE: Like?
BLAIR WOOD: Like us…
LALA STCLAIRE: What about us?
BLAIR WOOD: I don’t know.
The scene returns to the diner. Lala stares at Blair with an annoyed look on her face.
LALA STCLAIRE: Look. If there’s something you wanna tell me. Just be straight. I’m a big girl, in case you haven’t noticed.
BLAIR WOOD: This is just different for me La. that’s all. And I don’t know if I’m ready for all that.
LALA STCLAIRE: Ready for all of what boy?
BLAIR WOOD: you know….
He gestures toward her private area. Lala rolls her eyes and laughs.
LALA STCLAIRE: Is it different when I’m sucking on ya Lil Dick? Huh?
BLAIR WOOD: Yo why you gotta be so loud! And you and me both know ain’t shit little about me.
LALA STCLAIRE:And you and me both also know that when I him on that shit you don’t know what to do with yourself.
People close by begin to chuckle as listen in on the conversation. Blair tries to keep her down
BLAIR WOOD: You making a scene ma. Everybody is staring at us.
LALA STCLAIRE: Fuck them! Ain’t nobody worried about what others think, but you. That’s the problem here Blair. You worried about everybody else and what they think all the time: I’m not the problem. It’s your damn insecurities. And I’m a boss bitch baby: I don’t have time for little boys who can’t figure out what they want. So you don’t even have to continue the conversation. I’ll make your decision for you. When you wanna be a big boy again, I might let you call me.
Lala gets up from the table and walks toward the exit. Blair just sits with his head down
The scene fades and reopens with Yeshua inside the studio, Yeshua is shown putting some beats together. The scene fades outside to the hallway where Richie Rich is shown walking towards the studio.
The scene cuts back the studio, Richie Rich walks in and greets Yeshua with a hug. Yeshua places the headset down on the table and sits down on the ledge of the couch.
RICHIE RICH: Whatever you were working on when I was walking down the hallway was dope, I was twerkwalking alittle.
YESHUA BANNER: You silly.
RICHIE RICH: But I wanted to talk to you about something and don’t worry I’m not asking you to attend another party.
YESHUA BANNER: Nah no more parties, y’all niggas be too lit for me.
RICHIE RICH: It’s never me and I honestly don’t know the people who were fighting. But this is about LA!
YESHUA BANNER: What about it?
RICHIE RICH: I’ve been thinking about going back, Atlanta is cool and all but I miss home.
YESHUA BANNER: I mean If that’s where you want to be then go for it.
RICHIE RICH: What about us?
YESHUA BANNER: It’s nothing for me to come to LA, I still got a home there so don’t worry about us yo, we good.
The scene cuts back to Yeshua and Richie Rich.
RICHIE RICH: I just wanted to make sure, i didn’t want to interfere with any of your plans.
YESHUA BANNER: You are my plans nigga.
RICHIE RICH: Stop! Your going to make me blush out here.
YESHUA BANNER: That’s a good thing then. I’m doing my job, but I’m trying to finish up here real quick and we can go grab some food.
RICHIE RICH: That’s cool.
The scene opens up outside of Jaser’s condo as a woman’s figure is seen walking up. As the camera shifts it’s shown to be Britnee holding Quinn in one arm and a diaper bag in the other. She knocks at his door and awaits a response. The camera shifts to Jaser in Confessional as the door opens up.
JASER CRUZ:Once upon a time me and Britnee where really close. And even after everything that happened to us I’d never want to see her hurt. And even though Quinn isn’t mine, I’m still gonna stick around. I know what it’s like not having a father around. And I’m already attached to him in such a short time it just doesn’t feel right not doing all I can to help.
Jaser let’s Britnee and they greet each other with a hug. Jaiden also comes up and gives Britnee a hug as the three then go sit down in the living room.
JAIDEN FIGUEROA: Despite all the arguing and the fighting between me and Britnee we were able to settle and dead everything. It’s for the better cause as long as I’m with Jaser we’ll have to be seeing each other thanks to Quinn. And at the end that’s the most important aspect of all this. That cute little boy. Regardless of the circumstances.
The scene shifts back
Brittnee Jae: First if I wanted to just apologize to you guys. Jaser I owe you the biggest apology. There’s not much I can say about the situation but I thank you full heartedly for stepping in and being a man even with someone else’s kid. I can’t thank you enough.
JASER CRUZ:Its ok Brit I told you no matter what I’d always have your back. And I’d always have Quinn’s. It’ll be a bit adjusting going from papi to tio but I’ll make it work.
Brittnee wipes a tear from her eye as she then looks over at Jaiden
Brittnee Jae: And to you Jaiden I am so so so sorry for what happened between us. I am so sorry for the hateful and hurtful words I shouted at you. I was in a place of hurt and jealousy and I raged out at you for no reason. And I want to thank you as well for helping Jaser get out of a rough patch.
Jaiden gets up and holds Britnee’s hands looking at her straight in the eyes
JAIDEN FIGUEROA: Now you listen up none of those tears ok? You’re too pretty to be crying and messing up that beat you got ok? You know we love you and Quinn and it’s ok. We’re family it happens. I’m sorry for my part as well.
The pair both stand and hug both crying
JASER CRUZ:Yall gonna get me crying now come on.
Jaser gets up and joins in the hug. The pair then branch off
Brittnee Jae: I didn’t mean to cry but thank you guys again. I’ll be back after I get off tonight.
JASER CRUZ: Well you know when you get off you can stay here the night if you want. We got that extra room. I know east point is a far drive from here in the city.
Brittnee Smiles and shakes her head
Brittnee Jae: I mean that’s fine too. I’ll see you guys tonight then.
Brittnee picks up Quinn and hugs him and kisses him goodbye
Brittnee Jae: Goodbye my love.
Brittnee hands over Quinn to Jaser and then the group walk over to the door. Brittnee opens up three door and heads out as the boys wave goodbye. The scene fades and reopens to show Riley driving on the highway with Jaéshon on the passenger's side in the middle of the conversation and then switches over into Riley's confessional
it cuts back to them in the car
RILEY: You know if you got something to get off, you can tell me right? Just throwing that out there.
JAÈSHON WOOD: Ummm I don’t think I have anything to get off my chest, what made you say that?
The scene cuts back to Jaèshon and Riley.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I’m just enjoying my time with you that’s all. Are you okay?
RILEY: I'm good. It's just that I couldn't get a hold of you for a couple days then you hit me up randomly to hang out. Did it begin to be too much with what me, you and Lee did? Cuz if it brought up some old… damn, you know what? Nevermind.
JAÈSHON WOOD: It has nothing to do with you guys, I just have some stuff at home that I’m dealing with that’s all, but brought up what?
cuts back to them, with Riley stopping at a red light.
RILEY: Shon, I saw you butterball naked dude. You think I didn't see those fresh bruises? And didn't think I'd ask sooner or later? Especially with what Miles tol-
Riley quickly shut himself up realizing he was about to go into what a borderline drunk Miles told him… which is one reason he didn't want to take it too seriously, but who lies about something like that?
JAÈSHON WOOD: Whoa wait, what about Miles?
The scene cuts back to Jaèshon and Riley.
JAÈSHON WOOD: Look you know what I don’t even care anymore, I’m guessing Miles probably told you I use to trick back in the day and yes it’s true. It’s something I’m not proud about and if I could go back in time and change it then I would.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I was dealing with a very bad individual who I thought I got away from but recently he has made his way back into my life unwantedly and unexpectedly. He was the one that introduced me to that lifestyle and has had this controlling hold over me.
Jaèshon shakes his head, his eyes began to water and he starts to frown.
JAÈSHON WOOD: He’s threaten me and my family and as you can see the bruises on my body are fresh, it’s all him. He warned me that if I ever said anything or left again that he would physically harm me and whoever I was close to.
Riley continued to drive with his mouth hanging open in shock. He was looking for the truth and got a whole lot of it slapped in his face. Just as Jaéshon was on the verge of crying he spoke up.
RILEY: Hey hey hey, don't cry bruh. That shit is in past and ain't got nothing to do with now. I don't care who you use to fuck with, I'm just tryna make sure you good and safe. He can make threats all he want but you got that goon ass brother and the one with the thick neck, you straight. And I ain't about to let him come my way on that bullshit. But if he's still around here, let me help you deal with him. You ain't gotta go through this alone. Sounds like a sappy movie line, but I mean it.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I can't have you getting involved and end up hurt. I care about you.
JAÈSHON WOOD: He almost killed me the other day, he choked me out so bad I almost messed myself. It’s just a lot going on Riley, I can’t sit and be quiet anymore.
RILEY: He WHAT? Aiite, listen.. Just stay with me for a while. Nigga don't know me or where I live, just lay low with me until you figure out how you wanna make your next move.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I just need you to drop me home and I’ll try and get my things together. But you can’t stay, you have to come back because I don’t want there to be an issue.
The scene cuts back to Jaèshon and Riley inside the car.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I really don’t want to get you involved but at the same time I’m in a dangerous situation and I don’t know what to do. I’ll figure it out, just drop me off and I’ll hit your line when I’m ready.
Riley parks in front of Jaéshon’s spot and the two have their last goodbyes. Just as Jaé opens the door to step out, Riley grabs his arm pulling him in for a lingering kiss.
RILEY: Aye, I'm not bullshittin’. Call me if you need me, aiite? I don't wanna find out you up and skipped town with that dude or something.
under his breath, Ry does a small, nervous laugh… an attempt to ease the tension at the moment.
JAÈSHON WOOD: I wouldn’t do that to you yo, you actually mean something to me.
The scene cuts back to Jaèshon and Riley, the two kiss one more time before Jaèshon turns and makes his way towards his building. The scene opens up showing a detailed view of a condo showing various collectibles and pictures of comic book characters and things of the sort. The scene shifts to Jaser in Confessional
JASER CRUZ:After standing and waiting through court listening to Britnee do her best to drag me in the courtroom I needed to just let go. The fact that a ruling wasn’t decided yet was bugging me but there ain’t no point being upset about things I cannot change. All I can do is hope for the best.
The scene fades back out as Jaser hears a loud banging on his door. He jumps up and walks over to the door opening it slowly before rolling his eyes and walking away while the figure walks in being shown to be Riley.
JASER CRUZ:Boy don’t you know not to knock on people doors like you the police. Had me scared as hell what the hell man.
Riley closes the door behind him and tosses Jaser a bag of kettle corn and a container of “cookies”
RILEY: Nigga, hush. I knocks how I pleases. I was waiting for you to hit me up to tell me how shit went. Did you get over? Did Britnee try to fuck the judge? Wassup?
JASER CRUZ:Honestly she probably could have and things wouldn’t have changed at all. It was bad. She brought up my sexuality and said I was confused about life, brought up my fights online and real life. Tried to say I was promiscuous, tried dragging Jaiden into it as well. Just ugh.
Jaser plops down in his couch next to Riley and opens up the popcorn bag smelling it before tasting it. He glances over at Riley looking at him. And laughs
JASER CRUZ:Dont judge me nigga. I had enough of that. But I haven’t even gotten to the kicker yet.
RILEY: She did all that and that ain't the worse part? The bitch tried pulling out photo evidence or something? It's not like she's out to keep from seeing the baby. I hope not, at least.
JASER CRUZ:Well in order to file for child support against me like she wanted to they had to do a DNA test on me and Quin.
it cuts to Riley's confessional