Cami found herself growing more irritable with each passing day. Her main source of irritation – Daysha.
It seems that Daysha was finally able to recruit Millsap to coach her son’s basketball team. She’d been working on him about that for months now. Now Cami had to sit through game after game and watch Daysha cheer Jeremiah on one minute, smirk at her rival the next because she was still in Millsap’s life.
Another source of irritation for Cami was the fact that after all these months of dating, Millsap still didn’t trust her with money. He bought her everything she needed and wanted (within reason, of course), but he never placed any actual money in her hands. Cami still either got credit cards to use or gift certificates. Any cash she had came from the proceeds of her small business and from her hotel paycheck. Matter of fact, the last time Millsap gave Cami any cash was the night of Mike-Mike’s birthday party, when she wasn’t his girlfriend.
On top of all that, Millsap still hadn’t taken Cami to see his home in the country yet. He claimed he was too busy with pressing things in
But what finally sent Cami over the edge of reason was when Millsap bought Daysha a new car.
A new car!
He said that purchase was to replace the vehicle that gave out on Daysha and Jeremiah on the way to last week’s basketball game. Daysha made it her duty to call the house phone just to thank Millsap for his gift.
The house phone!
Daysha had never call Cami’s home before. Cami didn’t even know how she got her home number since it was unlisted. Either Millsap disrespectfully gave it to his ex-lover or Daysha got it from wicked Bonnie.
“I can’t believe you actually bought her a car,” Cami said, bringing up the subject of Daysha’s new car yet again, now two days later.
“Jeremiah is one of our star players, Cami, second only to Franco’s son. I can’t have him missing another game because his mama is having car trouble,” Millsap replied, tired of this same argument.
They’d been arguing about this off and on for two days straight. It was now and they’d been talking about the same subject since he got home at Plus, after a long day of dealing with gang violence in some of their drug territories, Millsap really wasn’t up for what he considered to be a trivial conversation.
“Why didn’t you just get her old car fixed?” Cami asked from her side of the bed as they lounged and watched television together. “Or at least got her a car that cost less than mine. You bought the woman a Jaguar, Millsap. A Jaguar!”
“I simply bought Daysha what she had before. I didn’t upgrade her at all,” Millsap replied, turning his eyes back to the game on the TV. “With you, I upgraded several times over,” he said, referring to Cami’s old Honda.
“And yet I still haven’t been upgraded enough to compete with your ex-girlfriend.”
Millsap threw his hands up in exasperation. “What do you want me to do, Cami? Take Daysha’s car back? Buy her a bus pass instead?”
“Buy me a BMW,” Cami demanded, about to trouble her own household simply because she was greedy for gain. What a time not to know Proverbs 15:27. “I downloaded a brochure from the BMW website just today.” Ready to retrieve the brochure, she got up from the bed and headed for her home office.
“No.” Millsap shook his head firmly. His tone was just as firm. “I am not buying you a BMW so you can compete with Daysha. Ain’t nothing wrong with the Lexus you got. It’s not even a year old yet.”
Cami stopped short in her tracks. She turned to face him at the door. “So I guess that’s a solid no, huh?” she said, putting her hands on her hips.
“That’s right. End of discussion,” Millsap replied sharply, despising her greed. He was not giving into her materialistic side no matter how much he loved her.
Oh, I guess I need to show him that he’s not my only option, Cami mused, about to say and do something that she would regret forever.
© 2008 by Suprina Frazier