When Millsap turned away, Cami snapped out of her daze and quickly made her way to the ladies room, leaving the rest of the women to finish up the last two minutes of the song. She had to throw up like no other.
Was Cami pregnant?
Millsap had been too thorough with their protection for that to happen.
No, Cami was disgusted and nauseated by how far she’d lowered herself just to get Millsap’s attention tonight. No man was worth her becoming just like her mother. She’d known that truth when she refused to get Bonz’s attention that way. It was confirmed even more so now.
If I’m gonna pole dance, I might as well quit the club and become a stripper, Cami thought, flushing the toilet after she was done retching. The money is better and I would be open to date Millsap free and clear, she mused, going over to the sink to rinse her mouth out.
But Cami knew she wouldn’t quit the club. She didn’t want Millsap bad enough to step all the way into her mother’s shoes. She was walking in Cat’s oppressive shadow enough as it was.
* * *
Back in the heart of the club, Leza boldly did what Cami didn’t have the heart to do. She walked up to Millsap at the bar, told him that she quit the club, and then asked him out on a date right there in front of everybody.
Stunned and also highly turned on by Leza’s aggressiveness, Millsap agreed to go out on a date with the gutsy woman.
Stefan and several of the other waitresses clapped. Mike-Mike and Tonja refrained from clapping and just looked at each other. Like everyone else, they knew that Cami was not going to appreciate this piece of news, considering her own not-so-secret on Millsap. Unlike everyone else, they actually cared about her feelings.
“What’s all the clapping about?” Cami asked, entering the dance floor area at that exact moment. She popped a mint from her pocket into her mouth.
“My ex-boss just agreed to go out on a date with me,” Leza replied, smiling wide in triumph.
“Which ex-boss?” Cami forced out, noting how close the woman stood next to Millsap. Surely it couldn’t be him?
“Millsap of course,” Leza replied.
“Of course,” Cami said, turning to give Millsap a hard look. “Y’all have fun,” she added flippantly, before turning to go back to the bathroom. She had a few more things to get off her stomach.
Millsap’s nostrils flared at Cami’s casual reaction to that news. He expected more emotion from her, had strangely wanted more. Yet he remained silent.
“DJ, crank the music back up,” Tonja hollered, discerning the need for a major distraction right about now.
Mike-Mike just shook his head and returned to the club menu discussion at the bar. He’d teased Millsap about how his life was starting to turn into a soap opera later.
© 2008 by Suprina Frazier