Love For The Ladies: Chapter 104 – The Boys Come Out To Play

 I guess you could say this would be my last night of “freedom”. Tonight is my bachelor party and we plan on heading towards Bridgeport in the limo that Brad rented out. We do plan on staying in Bridgeport overnight in a hotel. There’s no since returning back to Jericho, the wedding will take place in Bridgeport.

After all, the groom and bride shouldn’t see each other before the wedding. Vega made it very clear that she doesn’t wanna see my pretty face until she’s walking down the aisle. She’s very superstitious.  She wants this wedding to be perfect and there’s already been a couple kinks.

Last night 2 of Vega’s bridesmaids went into labor. Vega was very upset and didn’t know what she was gonna do. During the rehearsal dinner, I told some of my sisters about Alexia and Simone had their babies. Phoenix and Nova offered to be the replacement bridesmaids. Vega liked that they offered but the wedding must be perfect. They would look out of place not having matching dresses like Selene and Veronica. Selene, Veronica and my sisters ended up leaving the dinner early to find new matching dresses. Anything purple was Vega’s only request. She wanted her bridesmaids to wear my favorite color. The girls were able to find a purple dress for Vega’s liking. Vega was still bummed about them having to leave the dinner so early.

There was also an issue with the cake. It was back ordered and wouldn’t be ready until after our wedding. This drove Vega into a rage. The cake was the most important thing. Luckily my close friend Devin is an excellent baker. He offered to bake us a wedding cake, free of charge. However he had to leave early to bake the cake before my bachelor party. Vega was filled with so many emotions when Devin came back with a well done wedding cake. I think she was in more shock of the cake being the same flavor as the cake that we originally ordered. I think Devin scored some brownie points with Vega. 



 “Am I pretty enough?”

“Yeah, Brad. You’re pretty much.”

“Thanks. I try very hard.”

“Ha ha ha ha. Who are you trying to impress?”

“Do Phoenix like white boys by any chance?”

“Phoenix? Oh what happen with Veronica? You were pretty flirty with her at the rehearsal dinner.”

“I like her but Vega kept giving me the stink eye.”

“So you figure you should get with my sister?”

“Ha ha ha.  Just messin’ with ya but your sisters are pretty hot.”

“Watch it bro…”

“Ha ha ha! Just chill. I promise that I won’t go after your hot sisters.”



 I kinda feel bad going out to party while Vega doesn’t. She’s heavily pregnant and the ideal of having a wild bachelorlette party on the town  isn’t appealing. But she still wants me to go out with my friends and brothers. She doesn’t mind staying back.

“Do you need anything? I feel bad cause I’ll be partying and you’ll be here.”

“I’ll be fine. Tonight we are having a little baby shower. We got games, punch and cake! That’s all I need now.”

“So you ladies will be okay?”

“Yeah! I get to spend time with my sister and mom. I missed them so much. Plus I’ll get to know your sisters too.”

“Yeah, don’t have too much fun.”

“Okay, I’ll try not to get too wasted on cake and punch, sir.”

“Ha ha ha!”



 Brad and I met up with our friends at their hotel. But I was curious of what Brad had planned for us.

“So what are you doing tonight?”

“I figure we should start out night at Red Velvet. I heard that place is real nice.”

“The strip club?”

“Yep. It’s real classy there.” 

“Did you say the Red Velvet?”

“Yeah, Revan. You been there?”

“Once or twice but maybe we should go to a different strip.”

“Nah, Red Velvet is the best one in BP.”

“But Brad, I’m sure that’s not true.”

“Revan, are you afraid of strippers?”

“No! I am a man!”

“Then its settle, Red Velvet then Waylon’s for bad karaoke.”



 “Don’t bring your asshole friends to my job!”

“Why? They all know you’re a stripper!”

“Exactly! Just don’t bring them or else!”

“Or else what?!”

“No sandwiches! You can fix your own honey roasted turkey sandwiches!”

“That’s not fair!”



 “Danica isn’t gonna make me anymore sandwiches guys. I love honey roasted turkey…”






 We made our first stop at Red Velvet, I did notice how Revan seemed a bit quiet during the drive there. Maybe I should had talked Brad out of it, Revan seemed real bothered about coming here but I was curious why. I did notice when we first entered a friend named Brandy was one of the dancers. I first met her during training camp, she was the only female there. She was also dating another trainee named Ezra whom I also became good friends with.

 I see that she traded off poles. I’m not sure if it was a good idea inviting Brandy to the wedding. She is a little off, she and Ezra broke up and now I’m learning she’s a stripper. Having a stripper friend will not set well with Vega.



 Brad told me that he had a special surprise waiting for me on the main stage. My bride for the night. Vega would flip if she knew of this. There can only be one bride. Her. 




 “So you like?”

“Vega would kill you. You’re already not on her good side. Ha ha ha.”

“I thought it was fitting.”

“She isn’t gonna give me a lap dance is she?”

“You are the groom. You get this one free pass. Take it.”

“Doesn’t feel right man.”

“It’s just a lap dance. It’s her job. It’s your night.”

“Ha ha ha yeah but no.”

“Damn you really must be in love.”

“I love Vega and I fear her.”

“Ha ha ha! Well I guess I’ll be Candy Pink’s groom for the night.”




 In ways I wouldn’t mind having a lap dance but I knew I would regret it. The last lap dance I got ended up turning into a 2 year bad relationship. I never told Vega that my ex was a stripper. I met her at the strip club in Star City.

It was my 18th birthday and my dad felt that was the right place to celebrate at. Angela was mesmerize by me when she first saw me. I felt the same when I first saw her. I was a horny 18 year old, eager to swipe my V-card. She was the most beautiful woman who I laid my eyes on. Before leaving, she slipped me her number. My dad was impressed. Little did he know, it was the beginning of my nightmare.. 



 “You’re not doctor Phill!”

“I know. I was just giving some friendly advice to a friend.”

“You know nothing about true love!”

“I know something about it.”

“Did you love her?”


“Don’t play dumb with me. The crazy harlot known as Brandy!”

“Hey! Don’t call her that!”

“So you admit it! You love her!”

“I didn’t say that. Just don’t call her names. That’s kinda immature. Besides, Brandy is a good person. I don’t know what she saw in you.”

“I don’t know what you see in her. I don’t know what she saw in you. You just want Revan to break up with Danica so you can move in on her. Just like you did when I left Brandy. Snake boy!”

“That’s not true!”

“Lies, Devin! Lies!”

“Trust me, I’m not after Danica. It’s Brandy who I want. Maybe if she sees that I’m a nice guy, a nicer guy than you then maybe she will give me a chance.”



 “Why waste your time on that vile woman! Brandy is will be in love with me. I am the alpha male of the group! She will always go for the alpha. You are weak and skinny like a girl. Spineless like a snake.”

“Look here asshole..”

” No. Look here snake boy, bros before hos! You had forgotten the code.”

“I always liked Brandy and you knew that! You took her from me! You broke the code!”

“Because I am the alpha! And as the alpha I choose to escort Nova at the wedding. Nova is the most beautiful female I had laid my eyes upon on.”

“But I was assigned to Nova.”

“And I’m reassigning you. Nova needs a strong male as myself. Not a skinny snake boy. Nova shall bare many beautiful from my seed.”

“What?! That’s crazy talk. I’m Nova’s escort. There’s nothing wrong with Phoenix. She’s beautiful.”



 “Enough of this! I shall be Nova’s escort! There’s nothing you can do about it!”

“Hey!! What are you doing, Ezra?!”

“I will control your little feeble mind!”

“Stop that Ezra!”



 “What the- What did you do to me snake boy? Why didn’t my powers work?!”

“Maybe cause you can’t really do shit.”

“This has never happened to me before. You are weak. I am strong! I am the alpha!”



 “Just give me Nova!”

“I dunno what is the big deal but whatever. Take her. Don’t come crying to me when Vega rips you a new one.”

“You think I am afraid of that woman?! She is a kitten compare to my mother!  My mother is a great white shark!”

“Your mother is nice. You always exaggerate how terrible she is. She loved my potato salad at the picnic last year.  She even gave me a tip on how to make a perfect batch.”

“Only a snake would think my mother is “nice”. Try living with my mother and you shall see she is the true meaning of misery! She forced me onto her vile tit until I was 7!”

“I guess that explains a lot.”

“It explains nothing! I am perfect! I am the alpha! No thanks to my insuperable mother!”



We went to a few near by clubs for a bit before making our last stop of the night at Waylon’s. So far it has been a pretty great night out with the guys. Drinking, dancing and socializing. That’s when I realize I won’t be having many more nights like this after tomorrow. With the baby coming in September and all. I’ll be starting a new life as a husband and father. It’s so surreal now. I’m almost 23. Will I be ready for this big life change? 



 As we entered, I was stunned when my eyes focused on a familiar face. A face whom I haven’t seen in almost 3 years.  It was Angela, my first girlfriend, my first love, the first I asked to be my wife. Why is she here of all places? Why was she in Bridgeport? The last I knew she was still living in Star City. I was caught off guard by her presence.  She glanced over at me and winked. I felt myself blushed a little. I couldn’t believe after all this time, her smile still has an effect on me.

She sang an old song that I haven’t heard in years. It was the same song we heard at a cafe during our first date. It was our song and her voice is still as beautiful as I remembered. She once wanted to be a singer but decided to get real and went into medical school. It’s reasons why she worked in a strip club. Singing just became a hobby.



 Angela finished up and looked over at with a smile. She didn’t say anything, she winked and headed outside. Naturally, I had to follow her. Why was she here?

“I thought you kicked that habit.”

“Some habits die hard. Besides, this is my first in about a year.  I deserved one.”

“Congrats on going through a year without smoking though. I just wish you quit for good.”

“I’m working on it. Why do you even care?”

“I don’t! Well I kinda care do.. I’m not a vengeful guy. I don’t want anything bad to happen to you.”

“Awe, I didn’t think you would still care about me. The last thing you told me was you hated me.”

“You weren’t exactly lovable.”

“Yeah I wasn’t..”



 “So what are you doing in BP?”

“Visiting family, you?”

“I’m getting married.”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah she’s pretty amazing.”

“Congrats. I hope all goes well.”




 “Other than that, how have you been? Still living in EC?”

“Life is pretty great. I’m still living in EC. We have a baby due in September.”

“Wow a baby too?”

“Yeah, we are. We can’t until he’s born. He’s our first child.”

“I just had a baby 4 months ago. A little girl named Destiny.”

“That’s a pretty name.”

“Thanks. So how are things in Star City? Still in medical school?”



 “No. I had to have a break between the kids. I’m just a CNA for now. My boyfriend is an IT tech, we are doing pretty well and all.”

“That’s good to hear. You said you have kids?”

“Yeah, I have 2 kids. Both are girls, my oldest just turned 3.”

“3 years old?”

“Yeah, wanna see pics of my girls?”




 “This is Destiny with my boyfriend Rylan. That’s her daddy.”

“Aww, she’s cute. She kinda looks like you.”

“Yeah, she’s my little mini me.”

“And your oldest?”

“This is Tessa.”

“She’s cute.”

“Yeah she is. I’m glad you think so. But Boragio, I need to be honest with you about something.”

“Like what?”



 “Tessa, my daughter.. You’re her father. I think she looks a lot like you. She has your eyes. I know I shoulda told you about Tessa a long time ago but I didn’t. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry dropping this on you like this. But I think you should know that Tessa is your daughter.”



 “What?! I have a daughter?! When were you planning to tell me something big like that?!”

“With the way things ended.. You wouldn’t let me say anything to you! You just shut me off when I tried to tell you that I was pregnant!”

“You didn’t try to talk to me! I would had listen if you told me!”

“Bull shit, Boragio! I called and texted you. You ignored me!”



 “You coulda easily texted me saying “by the way, I’m pregnant.”!”

“I wanted to tell you in person! But you didn’t wanna see me, you didn’t wanna talk to me. You just cut me out!”

“Can you blame me for all the shit you put me through?! You were always had your hand out for my money! You were always out with some friend who didn’t have a name! You never treated me with respect, Angela!”

“Well I am sorry and our daughter needs you in her life!”



 “I need to be in your life?! It would been nice to know that I knew she even existed! You can’t expect me to drop everything and be a father to a 3 year old child who I didn’t know about! I’m about to have my own family! I’m getting married tomorrow and a baby on the way!”

“Tessa is your family too!”

“How can I be sure about that?! Am I even Tessa’s father?! I know you were messing around! It was clear to me that I wasn’t the only man in your life! Clearly there was another male with money giving you nice things too!”

“You are Tessa’s father! She has your violet eyes! No one in my family has violet eyes!”

“I’m not claiming your child until I get a test to prove it!”

“It’s just gonna say you are! No point in wasting time and money!”

“We will see about that, Angela! I don’t trust you! You broke my trust a long time ago!”



 Angela called a cab to come get her. I stormed inside and sat at the bar to order the strongest drink possible. Is this true? Am I the father of that little girl? This whole time I was a dad and didn’t know it? Vega and I had been excited about our baby cause it was our child. We would both be coming into parenthood together for the first time. It was an experience that we been looking forwarded to. If Vega know about Tessa possibly being my child, it would crush her.  Drowning my anger with jack didn’t go unnoticed….

“Hey, what’s wrong?”

“Angela. She was here. Of all the places. She was here.”

“I take it that it didn’t go well.”

“She has a daughter. A 3 year old daughter named Tessa. She just told me that I’m her father.”

“Say what? You have a kid?”

“I dunno. This is gonna hurt Vega. But I’m not sure if Tessa is mine. What am I gonna do?”

“You tell Vega nothing. Not until you know the truth. You can’t take Angela’s word.”

“That’s why I have my doubt. She was involved with other guys. But Tessa has violet eyes. I have violet eyes.”

“So does your big shot uncle. I’ve been to his studio in Star City. He had a picture of Angela and made a comment to me saying, “She’s more talented than you think if you know what I mean.” That implied he slept with her. Just saying man.”

“Hmm.. So I shouldn’t tell Vega?”

“Not until you know it’s legit. No need flipping her world in case it’s not true. Angela is probably just messing with your head. This is your night. Tomorrow is your big day.  You can deal with Angela when you get home.”

“I think you’re right.”

“Of course. I am the best man after all.”

“Ha ha ha ha!”



 Brad was right. This is my night and I should be having fun. Tomorrow I will be marrying the most amazing woman in the world and I can deal with the Angela drama when I get home. I dragged Brad to do some karaoke like we use to back in Twinbrook. It’s so great to hang out with a true friend again.



 I did invited my granddad to my wedding, he and my grandmama do act like my parents since my aren’t able to attend. I know Junior wasn’t thrilled about having him there. I know it was pretty messed up of what he did with our mom but I gave him. I’m hoping Junior is willing to forgive him too. After all, he is family.



 “Hey Junior.”


“How you been?”


“That’s good to know. Allora is nice and pretty. How long you two been together?”

“Two years.”

“Great.  You’re looking great too. How have the treatment been going?”



 “Hmm. I’m getting one worded responses.”


“I really don’t understand the resentment you have towards. Did I do anything to offend you? I just wanna reach to you.”



 “You never think about the consequences of your actions when it comes to this family! You just stick your dick in whoever and never think about the aftermath!”

“I said I was sorry! I didn’t mean to hurt my son!”

“It also hurt me! Do you know how it feels when you find that your life was a lie?! My dad is my brother! My grandpa is my dad! I don’t even have a name to give to Allora when I ask her to marry me!”

“I know what it affected you too and I am sorry. I’m truly am. I just wanna make things right.”




 “If you really want to make it up to me. If you truly do then you’ll let my dad be my real dad!”

“What do you mean by that?”

“Let my dad adopt me! Let my family be legit! Let me have a name to give to Allora and our baby!”

“Your baby? Allora is expecting?”

“Yes. Yes she is..”



“That’s great to hear about you and Allora. The baby. But this legit thing, I’m willing to go with it. If it’s what you really want.”

“It is what I want. I wanna feel like I belong in this family.”

“I’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy. Even if I just be your grandpa. I want to be apart of your life. I want to build a relationship with you. I’ll do whatever it takes. Just please don’t cut me out of your life. I want a chance to get to know you.”

“So you’ll be okay being my grandparent than my parent?”

“Yes, I am.”

“That’s all I wanted to hear, grandpa.”






 “Late night swim?”

“Yeah, couldn’t sleep. Whatcha doing back here?”

“I came to see you.”



 “Really? You drove all the way back from BP just to see me?”

“Yeah, you were worth the trip back.”

“Oh please. I’m not worth it.”

“I think you are. Wanna take a dip in the tub?”




 “How was the party?”

“It was pretty great. We had fun. How was the baby shower?”

“It was fun. We had cake, played some games and watched a few movies. It was nice getting to know Boragio’s sisters.”

“That’s cool. So ready for the big day?”

“Yeah. It’s really exciting. I get to watch my big sister get married. I hope some day I’ll find that one.”

“Me too.”



 “So you’re looking for Mrs. Right?”

“Maybe, you looking for Mr. Right?”

“Possibly but I don’t mind settling for Mr. Right Now.”

“Oh? Well I don’t mind settling for Mrs. Right Now if you don’t mind.”

“I don’t mind at all.”












 “What the hell! What are you doing?! With him?! Really?! You hardly know him!”

“So?! Who cares! I’m an adult! If I wanna hook up with Brad, I can!”

“Actions like this is gonna get you hurt! I’m just trying to protect you!”

“I am fine! I don’t need your protection! Brad is a good guy!”

“But you need it! You just can’t slut around like this!”



 “Seriously? You wanna go there? You slept with Boragio one the day you first met him! Oh and let’s not forget about Jeremy. Didn’t you sleep with him on the first date? Now do you really want to go there?!”

“That’s different! I knew Boragio for 2 years!”

“Yeah then explain Jeremy?!”

“That doesn’t matter! You don’t know where Brad been in!”

“And you didn’t know who Boragio or Jeremy been in either! What makes this so different?! I’m young and trying to have fun!”



 “I just don’t want you to hurt again! You been through-“

“Don’t bring that up! Just don’t!”

“Veronica.. I’m sorry. I just-“

“Don’t! I’m just so tired of you trying to protect me! What happen to me when I was 18 isn’t gonna happen again. I’m not gonna let that run my life! I just wish you understand that but you are so overbearing and pushy! I dunno how you wear Boragio down to marry you but be lucky that you finally convinced a man to keep you! You ran off Jeremy but I think that baby is the only reason why a good man like Boragio is sticking around!”



 “He loves me. How you say that to me?”

“Maybe cause it’s true! You’re too pushy, you’re too overbearing. Sometimes you need to ease up! If you don’t… If you don’t.. You gonna run people away. Your soon to be husband, your friends, your family.”

“I’m not trying to be too much. I’m really not!”

“You do a pretty good job at doing so!”



“It’s not like I do it on purpose. I just want what’s best for you!”

“You’re not my mother! You’re my sister and you never acted like it! You always been this way since we were kids!”

“I have not!”

“You did too! You were always bossing me around, telling me what to do! Just let me live my life!”


“No buts, Vega! Let me life! Just back the hell off! I’m so done now!”

6 thoughts on “Love For The Ladies: Chapter 104 – The Boys Come Out To Play

  1. No sandwiches for Revan! Hahaha.

    Lol @ Ezra and Devin!

    Aww man. Boragio getting so excited about the birth of his first baby only to find out it’s not really his first baby. 😦 What a bombshell to get right before your wedding!

    Oh Brad, you couldn’t have just stayed at the bachelor party. Now look what you’ve caused!

    Yikes, that got really heated. :/ I think Veronica might have been a tad harsh on Vega, but I can certainly see where she’s coming from. It’s gotta be hard moving on from something like that. And having someone constantly on your back, telling you that you can’t do this and that, especially when they’re out doing the exact same things they’re telling you not to do, can’t make it any easier.

    • Yeah it’s quite a bombshell when an ex comes out of the blue and tells you that you fathered a child 3 years ago. Poor timing too. Brad decided to follow his dick LOL Veronica did say some harsh things but understandingly she’s upset with Vega always hounding her. She’ll say some things she may regret later on. Vega just wanna look out for her sister, she still feels guilty about what happen to her younger sister. She’s the big sister and felt like she’s suppose to look after her. Veronica doesn’t know that Vega feels that she’s responsible and guilty for the attack. Hopefully the sisters can work things out.

  2. Hahaha poor Revan. *sniff*

    Oh man all the drama, hopefully Vega won’t be too mad when she finds out about Tessa. I mean Boragio has a bad history with this girl and why upset his wife over something that may not be an issue? Though the girl does look like him.

    • Vega would be a little upset if she knew about Tessa. She knows all about Angela but probably wouldn’t take Angela’s word about Tessa. But if Boragio did fathered her, Vega wouldn’t be happy about having Angela in her life. She really doesn’t like her.

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