Christmas was a week away and the gym in the apartment complex had finally opened up after being remodeled. I felt that I needed to looked my best since landing a weekly gig at Dynasty. Mimi and Jade often joined me which was kinda fun. Jade for once wasn’t a total crazy bitch like usual.
Mimi and Jade seemed to be doing well for that past few weeks. I just hope the calm lasts for a while cause its been peaceful. But I rather have Mimi be with someone else than Jade. I still believe Jade isn’t right for her. I keep my opinions to myself, I don’t wanna ignite a fire.
During my working out, I started to feel a little off. I felt this unpleasant feeling in my stomach, something that I haven’t felt since I was a kid. I quickly raced towards the apartment, trying to hold down whatever is coming up from my stomach. I didn’t make it, the ride in the elevator made the queasiness worse. I headed to the bathroom and searched for Jade’s upset stomach meds. Before I was able to take a dosage, I felt the queasiness once again. This time I was able to make it to the toilet.
I headed towards the sink for the medicine and to brush my tooth. I didn’t think much of this but it’s odd. Genies don’t get sick..
I changed out of my workout clothes and relaxed in the living room. I pulled out my tablet so I could Skype with Mason. We do this everyday around the same time. I enjoy chatting with him and getting closer to him. It’s nice, I never got this close to guy before.
I’ve been singing in the lounge area at Dynasty for a few weeks now. It’s a wonderful feeling, singing in front of a crowd, doing something that I am very passionate about. Sometimes when I am on stage, I pretend that I’m performing a concert on a big stage. I use to do the same when I was a child.
Daddy use to take me the club he worked at on karaoke nights and let me sing. It was the only time I had an audience. My dad was almost fired for bringing his kids to the club but after a while, the owner was okay with it as long as we left before 11 pm. Daddy taking me to karaoke night was our little special time although my older sisters usually came along.
It’s almost silly to still play pretend in my head while singing at the lounge. But becoming a famous singer is another one of my dreams. I’m content just being a lounge singer, even its temporary. I still give it all my.
Over the last 2 weeks, the crowd has gotten larger since I began to sing there. I don’t think the crowd has ever been this large when the regular was singing. For the most part, the dance club area had the most people. They are starting to come upstairs just to watch me. But honestly I’m not sure if I’m pulling a crowd cause of my talent or my irresistibly.
I’m cheered after each song, during breaks I’m approached by others who tell me how much they loved my singing. Maybe it is my talent that is bringing the crowd and it’s possible that my irresistibly may be helping a little. I try not to think about that as I perform for the night. I’m just glad to be singing in front a crowd.
If only daddy could see me now. He would be proud.
During one of my breaks, I got to meet Tiara once again. I haven’t seen her since the audition. She seemed happy to speak with me on this night.
“MiKaia, it’s nice to see you again.”
“It’s nice to see you again.”
“I’ve been wanting to speak to you. It’s kinda important.”
“Don’t worry, you’re not in trouble or anything like that.”
“That’s a relief.”
“We notice you have been bringing a large crowd lately. It’s quiet impressive given the little promoting that has been done. Again we are sorry about that.”
“You are very talented and we had been very impressed lately. I know this gig was supposed to be temporary until Maya returns but we would love to have you permanently. Maya has never brought in a crowd like you have.”
“Are you serious?”
“Yes. We like Maya but lately she has been bit of a diva. She hasn’t been so pleasant to be around.”
“Oh wow I wasn’t expecting this but I would love to do this full time.”
“I’m glad to hear that. Our busier nights were usually on Friday and Saturday nights but since you, business is really picking up. “
“I’m glad to help out but what about Maya when she returns?”
“She’ll be singing on the other nights since our other singer will be moving soon.”
“What nights would be my?”
“Thursday, Friday and Saturday, those are our prime nights. Maya will have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. We plan to have karaoke night on Wednesdays soon.”
“Karaoke night? That sounds like a lot of fun. I use to go to the karaoke nights back in Star City.”
“I remember you mentioning that is your hometown. Would you mind being the host on those nights? People seem to like you a lot. We been getting positive feedback about you.”
“I would love that!”
“That’s great to hear that. I will call you tomorrow with more details.”
My break was almost over but I felt a little rumbling in my stomach. I made a mad dash towards the restroom, trying to get there as quickly as possible. I couldn’t worth to throw up all over my gown after making an impression on one of the club owners.
It’s been a few days since I last had toilet prayers. I know it’s not something that I ate. I shouldn’t be getting sick like this. It’s uncommon for genies however I’m not a full blooded genie, my mother is something. I just wish I knew what she was. Maybe what ever she is, might be the reason why I’m allowed to feel illness.
But then again…. There is only other reason why a genie could have illness. I’m not trying to think about that right now..
The show must go on…
The morning was different than my usual. I tried to act normal as possible as I got ready for the day. I washed my face, brushed my teeth and watched the timer. In 3 minutes I will know the reason of my sudden illness. These 3 minutes were the longest 3 minutes ever. Then finally the timer goes off.
It’s positive. I couldn’t believe it. I stood there frozen, staring at the positive pregnancy. I should have known instantly, being a symbol of fertility but I guess I was too high in the cloud of denial.
I’m going to be a mother… How am I going to tell Mason this? We met barely a month ago and now we are expecting a baby. Things were starting to look up for me. I now have a full time gig at the lounge and now I’m going to have a baby? Why wasn’t I careful?
After staring at my phone for 2 hours, I finally got the courage to call Mason. I wonder how he would take the news however he had unexpected news for me.
“Hi Mason, I hope it’s not too early for me to calling you.”
“I’m glad that you called cause I need to talk to you.”
“Really? You missed me, huh?”
“I shoulda been honest with you when we first met. There’s something that I need to get off my chest.”
“Okay, I’m not liking where this conversation is going.”
“I really like you Kaia. You’re a great person but if we met during a different time, I would love to be with you. But you see.. I kinda have a girlfriend…”
“You kinda have a what?! Either you do or you don’t! Which is it, Mason?!”
“My girlfriend and I were on a break.. We kinda broke up for a little bit cause we were having issues. But now we wanna work things out. I found out that I’m gonna be a dad. I’m really sorry MiKaia. I shouldn’t have led you on. I hope we can still be friends.”
“You’re an asshole! Never talk to me again!”
“I’m really sorry! I feel like a-“
I hung up on Mason. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. This whole time I thought maybe this could be something real. I crawled up in the corner and cried my eyes out. I’m hurt, confused and feel like a fool. How could I be so foolish. No guy really wants to be with me! They are afraid to have freaky purple babies one day. I cried for hours it seemed like but I knew I couldn’t stay in my room and cry.
I was even more hurt that Mason only choose to work things out with his girlfriend or whatever cause she’s pregnant. Would things be any different if I told him I was pregnant too? I decided that I wasn’t going to tell him about the pregnancy. This baby doesn’t need to know his or hers father. I would never see him again, he’ll never but I then realize his best friend Nico works at the studio and seems to be hanging out with Mimi a lot. Nico will take notice, and he’ll tell Mason. I’ll eventually have to tell Mason one day…