Curtis puts the cover over his sleeping son and gives him a kiss on the forehead, then walks to the other bed and kisses his sleeping daughter on the forehead. He exits the bedroom. Melody is in the other room on the cell phone and hangs up as Curtis enters.
Curtis narration,“I am not the smartest man in the world. I am not the richest man in the world either. I’ve made money while I was boxing. Just not enough to sustain my family and all of my children. My career took a tremendous tumble a few years ago when I went on a four fight losing streak. Yes, my focus went a bit in disarray as with dealing with my children mother. This is by far the worse situation ever. Coming close to the end,” he narrates on,” of the road. I can see Melody urge to start fights for nothing. Well to her it was about money, I might add and my time spent at the meat packing plant.”
Curtis is in bed with Melody, he’s trying to curl up with her but she scoots further away with her back to him.
Curtis Continues his narration, “I feel like less than a man when it comes to intimacy. She is on the phone more often and always hangs up when I come around or her tone is different. But ohhhh, when the bank account was looking nice and thing was great in her favor, everything between us was wonderful. Felt kind of superficial.”
Curtis enters the house with a long distant look on his face. Melody is in the kitchen cooking dinner. The kids are playing in the by the couch.
He continues his narration. “The day they fired me was rough, I didn’t know how to tell her but it was like a heavy burden on me. I remember telling her while she was cooking.”
Curtis standing in the kitchen talking to Melody. Melody is stirring some stew in a pot. She forcefully throws the spoon into the pot, looks at Curtis and storms into the living room. She grabs her keys and summons the children to follow her out of the house leaving Curtis standing there with a sad look.
Curtis narration continues,” I felt like a ton of bricks smashed my heart in when she left. She came back later that night all happy and in a different attitude. I couldn’t figure it out. It was like night and day. She even gave me some that night, but it felt different. I mean really different. A man knows when the pussy he’s been with is different, and this night it was.”
Curtis is on top of Melody in a missionary position, raises up and grabs her legs in a ten and two. His facial expression is not of pleasure, but of what the hell is this. He tries to show pleasure but his focus on the different feel of the inner loins of the canal his penis is placed.
Curtis narrates on. “That really drawn my attention about her sudden happiness and willing to have sex with me after holding out for damn near a month. I went to find another meat packing job, the only thing I know, besides of boxing most of my life. To no avail, nobody was hiring. Melody was hanging out more often, sticking me with the kids, which I may say was no problem at all. A few mystery calls came in which ultimately prompted my investigations. Melody worked for Borders book store as a manager. So I paid a neighbor to watch the kids while I go camp out and watch what she was doing? Boy did I get an eye full.”
Day time, Curtis is in his car with mini binoculars watching the store. It’s night time now, the store closes. A Black Jaguar pulls up to the store with a tall, walrus looking, not so handsome male standing outside of the car, it is Kenneth. The employees exits from the store and Melody runs into Kenneth arms for a hug and a kiss.
“My heart fell to my ankles after seeing that. This charade went on for a few months. I confronted her a few times about the guy in the Jag, telling her a friend of mine seen them together. She gets defensive of course telling me to tell my friend to get a life. Everything was weighing heavy on me now. She wasn’t giving me sex again, weeks past, and my bills are piling up which she isn’t helping me anymore. My car is on the verge of being repo’d and she’s threatening to leave if I don’t find a job soon. I remember going through this before with my other kids mother while I was boxing. I might add is one of the reason why I lost focused in the first place. It felt like the world was crumbling around me.” Curtis narrates as he sound like he is crying. “One night I wake up and she is gone. Her side of the bed is empty, I run to the kids room and they are gone. A note on the kitchen table says GET A LIFE. Soon after I plea for her to come back. Bills piles, landlord is threatening eviction and my world has now became upside down. I called Darnell my best friend but I owe him like $5,000 dollars.”
Curtis comes home to see a pad lock on the door and all of his possessions on the curb being rummaged through by stragglers. He sits on the curb soon after in an angered state of mine.
“I know what to do, I just end it all… Nobody cares, nobody love me.” Curtis Narrates.
TO BE CONTINUED…