Show Yourself: Chapter 22 – Weak

Nearing the end of my trip in Brightpoint Island, I finally spent some time with Bastian. He was happy to have some guy because he is the only male in Nova’s household. So far he’s enjoy his end of the trip, he met a few girls in Bridgeport during a couple of shopping trips with Nova and Abby.

He suggested that we should go hang out with them but there’s no way my Dad is gonna let me go off to Bridgeport without him since the night club incident. I told Bastian about that and he wished he was invited out but was kinda glad he wasn’t since we got caught.

We were trying out a new game that hasn’t come out yet. Cyrus came over as he usually does to see Nova and to bring Aimee over to play with her sister Abby. Cyrus is a game tester at Interstellar gaming and sometimes brings home games that he’s currently trying out. To smooth things out with Bastian, he brings with him a shooter game for Bastian and I to play with while he keeps Nova company. It was awkward for both Bastian and I as we tried to ignored the sounds of our siblings fucking like rabbits upstairs. It wasn’t be so bad if my brother wasn’t already married.




“Do you know what you’re doing?”

“Yeah but do you know what you’re doing? We don’t even need to go that way get. Get back over here! We gotta go this way!”

“How do you know? You have no sense of direction! You can’t even drive in Mario Kart without flying out into space!”

“That’s because the game is bugged and has something against me, Bash! Trust me on this! Go this way! I got a good feeling about it.”

“Okay. HEY! I just stepped on a landmine, asshole!”

“Heh! Well maybe not that way. This way. I swear.”

“I’m not listening to you! You’re gonna get me kill! I’m going to way I was going in the first place!”

“Okay. Yeah. I’ll follow you but I still think we should go this way though.”




“Should we be outside with the girls, Rai? They might come in and hear them. Abby doesn’t need to hear them going at it like that.”

“Probably but this game is kinda fun. My Mom isn’t gonna let me buy it.”

“Yeah. This game is kinda awesome.”

“Uncle Rai, Uncle Bash, I’m thirsty. Can I have some juice?”

“Oh shit. Hold up, Abby.”

“I guess we gotta stop now.”



“Um why is my mommy screaming oh god? Is she praying again?”




We gave Abby some juice and rushed her back outside along with Aimee. We needed to keep the girls outside as long possible so they wouldn’t hear anything that was going on upstairs. Cyrus had to be nailing Nova pretty good because I swear the whole block could probably hear her.




Cyrus made his way to the playground and didn’t look a bit a shame or anything. Bastian and I weren’t stupid, we knew was going on between Cyrus and Nova and he knew we knew. Cyrus acted like it was no big deal, I get why Bastian doesn’t care much for my brother.

“Hey Am’s, I gotta get.”

“Do I gotta too? I’m having fun playing with Uncle Rai.”

“Nah, you can stay. Nova said it’s cool since your uncle is here.”

“I can? I can stay longer?”

“Yeah, just a couple of hours but I’ll be back to pick you both up so we can go to the beach. Alright?”





“Give Daddy a kiss and a hug.”


“You too, Abby. I gotta go.”

Cyrus’ treatment towards women may be poor, however I can see he treat his daughters well and he adores them. The treats his daughters like queens but why couldn’t he do the same to his own mother and wife?




I was in the bathroom when I overheard Bastian ragging on Nova about his involvement with Cyrus. Bastian has already express his dislike towards it, however Nova doesn’t care nor does she wants to hear it.

“Rai and I were down here listening to you guys going at it like rabid monkeys. I couldn’t stand to listen to that shit and Abby walked in and heard that shit. She doesn’t need to hear that! It’s gonna fucked with her mind and confused her! What is she going to think? She knows her dad is married but he’s still fuckin’ you and that’s okay? It’s not okay, Nova!”

“Shut up Bastian! I already told you that Cyrus and I will be together one day but just not now. When he gets that promotion, he’s gonna leave Sara!”

“He’s not going to leave Sara! You are just a side chick who he just fucks when he’s bored! Why can’t you see that?!”

“You don’t know anything! You’re just a kid!”




“I’ve been around Uncle Mason long enough to know what a side chick ho is when I see one and you’re one of them! Nova you really deserve something better than this. Screwing someone’s husband is just skanky!”

“Well maybe I’m just like mom! Leave me alone! I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do and there’s nothing you can do about it! If you don’t like me screwing Cyrus so much then go stay with Raiden’s family! I don’t wanna hear about it anymore, Bastian!”

“I’m just telling you the truth!”

“No one asked for the truth, Dr. Buzzkill!”



Bastian was upset and decided to go cool off on the steps outside. I followed him and talked to him for a bit.

“Nova has always been so stupid when it comes to him. I don’t know what she sees in him. No offense, I know he’s your brother but I don’t like him. I think he’s a piece of shit.”

“I know my brother is kinda shitty but aren’t some girls attractive to assholes?”

“Guess that’s true. Fuck, Nova. Why does she has to be one of those stupid girls who likes men who are bad for her. Like what’s the appeal?”

“I dunno. Aren’t you kinda a bad boy yourself?”

“A little. I did some shit, kinda minor but nothing like Cyrus. I treat girls with respect.”




“You’re with Vexille but you keep sending flirtatious texts to my sister Giana. You’re kinda not respecting Vexille.”

“Man; we aren’t talking about me. We are talking about Nova and Cyrus. Don’t flip the subject, Rai.”

“Just sayin’ man. You can tell Nova how you don’t like this until you’re blue in the face, but she’s gonna do whatever she wants. That’s the way it is.”

“I don’t like it.”

“Me either, but what can we do?”

“Tell Sara?”

“It’s kinda not our place.”





Bastian started to talk about some other things until we saw a speeding car come flying down the street. The car came the screeching halt in the driveway. Sara quickly jumps out of her car and begins shouting from the top of her lungs.

“I know he was here! Where the fuck is Cyrus! Nova you skanky ass bitch! Where the fuck is Cyrus! Where is he?!”




Nova came running out from the townhouse yelling at Sara. They quickly escalated into a heated screaming match in front of Bastian and I. We could do nothing but watch helplessly.

“He’s not here! Do you see his car or you fuckin’ blind, bitch?!”

“I know he was here! My friend said he said he was here for a good hour or so! Why was here? Why the fuck was he here?”

“What do you think, bitch? To get away from your naggy ass! He wants to be around a real woman!”

“He’s already with a REAL woman! He married her! Do you see this ring? Where’s yours? OH wait? You don’t have one because he didn’t want to be with you!”

“If didn’t want to be with me then why is he always coming over here?! When he gets that promotion, he’s saying goodbye to your skanky ass!” 




“If you think for one second my husband will leave me for a slut like then you are sadly mistaken! He did get that promotion and a raise! I guess he didn’t tell you that! We are leaving Brightpoint for Brooklyn Heights! That’s 4 hours away from your ho ass! And we are also expecting twins! I guess he didn’t tell you about our babies either, huh?”

“You are lying bitch! Cyrus would tell me something big like that! You’re just making shit up!”

“I’m not making anything up! You’re just a weak and sad little bitch who can’t get her own man! When we leave, maybe you’ll finally get your own but knowing you, you’ll probably just fuck someone else’s husband too! Once a skank is always a skank!”

“Oh really? Well I hope your babies die!”




“You bitch! How dare you!”

Sara grabs a hold of Nova’s neck and begins choking her. Bastian rushes to his sister’s aide and breaks Sara’s grip from Nova’s neck.




Unfortunately both Abigail and Aimee witness Sara’s attack on Nova. It’s a shame how well the girls get along but the their mothers can’t stand each other.

“Mommy?! What are you doing?! Don’t hurt Nova!”

“Let go of my Mommy, Sara!” 



“C’mon Aimee! Let’s go! I can’t believe your Daddy left you at this skank’s house. It’s not safe for you here!”

“No, Mommy! Daddy said I could stay! Uncle Rai is here!”

“I don’t care! Your uncle is just a kid. You’re going home. That skank wished death on your unborn siblings!”

“But I don’t wanna! Daddy said I can stay!”

“I don’t care what he said!”

I stepped in, trying to calm Sara down while she attempted to force Aimee into the car. Neighbors were coming out of their homes to watch the commotion. I pointed this out to Sara and told her I would look after Aimee. She let Aimee stay and drove off.




The girls are upset, Bastian tried to consoled them both. I pulled out my phone as I knew I needed to called someone. My first instinct was to call my Dad but since this was Cyrus’ mess, I would need to call him but I called my Mom instead.

“Hey Mom.”

“Hey Rai, what’s going on?”

“Something had happened but I don’t know what to do?”

“What’s wrong, baby?”

“Well Sara and Nova got into a fight in front of Abby and Aimee. They are really upset. Do I call Cyrus or Dad?”

“Where’s Sara and Nova? Call Cyrus and make him deal with this mess. Why were they fighting?”

“Nova is inside and Sara went home. Sara confront Nova about her sleeping with Cyrus. One of Sara’s friends saw him over here. Nova didn’t deny it. Then Sara said she’s pregnant and Nova said she hopes the babies die.”

“Hmm. That girl. Call Cyrus and once he gets there, call your Dad and tell him to pick you and Bastian up. You boys don’t need to be over there. Tell Bastian to bring a change of clothes because he’s staying a night with you guys.”

“Okay, Mom.”

“Alright. I gotta call your Dad. I love you.”

“I love you too.”






After calling Cyrus, I went upstairs to check on Nova. I hear her crying, I didn’t think she was going to be upset seeing how she didn’t care about sleeping with an attached man.

“Go away, Bastian. I don’t wanna hear it.”

“It’s Rai.”


“You okay?”

“Does it look like it?”

“No. But sorry for caring.”




“I’m sorry. Come back. Sit. I know I can be a bitch.”

“Are you going to be okay?”

“I dunno. I can’t believe he didn’t tell me about the promotion. Did you know about it?”

“If I tell truth you the truth, you can’t get mad at me.”

“Okay, I won’t.”

“But yeah, I knew. We had a celebration dinner 2 days ago. Like his Mom was super happy that’s he’s finally doing something with his life. He’s also going to attend school in Brooklyn Heights so he can go further in the gaming career.”

“So everything my brother was telling me was true? I’m just some side chick ho who Cyrus fucks when he gets bored?”




“I really don’t know what’s going on in Cyrus’ mind. So I can’t say what you are to Cyrus but probably not something he’s gonna leave Sara for. Let’s be real about that.”

“He would hold me at night and talk about how he wish we could lay together every night and how he didn’t have to get up and go home. He talked about wanting to go on trips and do things as a family. I thought he really loved me. So it had to be more than just sex, don’t you think so?”

“I dunno. I’m no expert. I’m only 14 and a half.”

“Oh right. I forget that you’re still a kid. You wouldn’t understand the things I feel but I’m in love with Cyrus. I think about him all the time. I see him in my dreams. He’s the first one I call whenever something great happens in my life. When you find love, then you’ll understand.”

“So is that how love feels?”





“Yes. Truth be told, I know Cy is bad for me. I know I need to leave him alone and I have tried but I am so weak. I just keep crawling back to him. I need him, I can’t live without him, he’s my everything and without him, I am nothing.”

“He’s leaving and he didn’t tell you what was going on. I don’t think my bro feels the same about you as you do for him. So what are you gonna do?”

“It would be foolish to love a man who doesn’t love me back. Bastian is right. I do deserve better than this.”


“I’m done with him. I deserve a man who is going to love me back.”




She didn’t last 12 hours before her weakness consumed her. Not surprised to be honest.

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