Bonz felt watchful eyes on him as Aisha walked away from the table. His male friends were waiting to see if he would openly trail behind some woman. The females at the table were waiting to see if Aisha really had that much influence over the infamous playa. Even the kids had grown quieter, as if they knew something important was about to go down.
Bonz took a moment to weigh his options. He thought about how Aisha made him feel when he was with her. About how he had yet to sleep with her and how much he still wanted to. About how if he didn’t make the right decision today, he might not ever get a chance to sleep with Aisha.
Suddenly Bonz knew exactly what his answer would be. What it had to be.
“I think I’ll make the rest of this a take-home meal, too,” Bonz finally said, closing the lid to his container before rising to his feet.
Cami gasped in shock. “Bonz, I know you not just gonna follow behind her like some punk,” she protested, placing a restraining hand on his arm.
Bonz looked down at Cami’s hand before moving his eyes upwards to hers. “Do I look like a punk to you?” he asked in a low, menacing tone.
“N…no,” Cami stuttered out. She looked like she didn’t know whether to be afraid of him or extremely turned on by his hard tone. Eventually it became clear that she was both. “It’s just that a man like you needs a different kind of woman in his life,” Cami added, a bit on the breathless side.
“Let me be the judge of that,” Bonz replied. Then he leaned in close to Cami’s ear and added, “Now let go of my arm before I really embarrass you in front of your son and everybody else.”
Cami promptly released his arm as if she’d just been burned. She silently watched Bonz walk away, breathing raggedy as if she was a dog in heat.
Once he was out of hearing distance, Cami turned to the others with a fake smile. “He still wants me.”
“Mmm-humph,” Alexis said in disbelief, rolling her eyes upwards.
One look in Delia’s direction and it was obvious that she didn’t believe her cousin’s statement, either. Cami would just have to find another hustler to go after, because Bonz was clearly taken. Delia would start hyping up the captains and lieutenants again starting tonight.
© 2005 by Suprina Frazier