Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Feb 20, 2005 2:47:51 GMT -5
[glow=red,1,200]Make It Up With Love Special thankx to Peaches and Shelle on this one! [/glow]
Make It Up With Love by ATL
[Intro:] Let me make it up with love...
[Verse 1:] So you say you need your space You say you need to get away I'm crowdin' you But girl game recognize game I know what you're going through Oohh yeah You're feeling frustrated I ain't been spending time lately Your body needs attention that I ain't been giving That's my bad, don't leave...
[Chorus:] Let me make it up with love Lay your body down Baby let me work it out Making love will change your mind Everything is fine I put my name on it Sign it on the dotted line All night, hit you with this love Let me make it right Let me make it up with love...
[Verse 2:] You know you like it when I touch you there Let me show you I care before you leave Let me be your counselor, your comforter Your doctor, your remedy, oohh yeah Girl I know what you been needing Your body needs sexual healing And I'm here, I can make it right if you just let me Don't leave... yeah...
[Bridge:] Listen baby Baby when it's all said and done You and me will be as one We can lay in love No no no no rushing, rushing And girl I'm putting this on everything You aint gotta leave no...yeah, yeah
[Hook:] Girl, I know that you want it So lay your body down Baby you can have it Let's make it right
Baby I can a make it right Just one night Let me lay you down I can make it make it Let me lay you down I can make it make it...
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Feb 20, 2005 2:56:11 GMT -5
*Sidenote: This story is loosely based on "Deliver Us From Eva"
"His skinny black ass was juss like Darryl's! The next time I fall in love, I give you two permission to whup my dumb ass!", I cried as I sat in between my two younger sisters, Danni (short for Daneisha) and Cori (Corisha) in my living room after calling them over to keep me company.
Oh, by the way, I'm Tori (short for Torilyn). It all started about an hour ago when I dropped by what I thought would be the one true love of my life, Howard's place to fix him a surprise dinner. However, on my way out, I was met by my brother-in-laws, Omari and Usher who told me that they had ran into Howard earlier in the day and how he had told them that he decided to move back to St. Louis after making up with his former fiancee’ and to tell me that he was sorry. That's when I was reminded of Darryl, the only other guy that I had ever been seriously involved with besides Howard.
I met Darryl at a time when I was in the process of sending Danni off to college at Spelman which was only a few miles away from where we lived. You see, when she was 10 and Cori was 11, our parents died in a car accident which left me as my sister's guardians since I was 19 at the time. Anyway, on the day that I was helping Danni get settled in her dorm room, I met Darryl who was a professor of political science at Spelman. He was one of the voluntary tour guide assistants helping the students out which caused a meeting to occur between us.
At first I had my doubts because my first impression of him was that he was a playa because he was extremely attractive, nicely built, and had a cocky arrogance about himself. That's why he had trouble getting me to go out with him in the following weeks when Cori and I would visit Danni until Darryl had Danni plead with me to go out on just one date with him. Well, one date lead to a second one and so on and so forth and before long, he and I became engaged to get married.
Then on one night when I went to surprise him at his place since he was coming home from a business trip, I walked into his home to find some half-naked female lying across his bed even though he had tried his best not to have me go into his bedroom. I don't even have to explain to you what happened next... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Damn, man...this is straight fucked up what'chall have me doin' though!", Howard grumbled as Omari and Usher stood with him in the airport.
"Look, what we're doin' is for both of yall's goods, man. C'mon.", Omari replied with a shrug of his shoulders.
"Yeah, plus if she found out the truth, not only would she beat your ass, but ours too!", Usher stated with a shake of his head.
"But whose idea was this in the first place?", Howard asked while glaring at them.
"Look, in the long-run, you'll thank us both for this.", Usher sighed.
"Yeah, whateva.", Howard huffed as he walked away from them to go take a seat until his flight was announced. When he was sure that they weren’t paying any attention to him, he quietly headed for the exit to come see me and explain things.
Close to two or three minutes later, Omari happened to glance up and noticed that he was gone.
"Yo, man…where’d he go?!", he anxiously asked.
"Who?!", Usher replied with a shrug of his shoulders.
"Howard! He’s gone!"
"Oh shit!", Usher angrily huffed as they both looked around. That’s when he spotted Howard glancing over his shoulder at them before rounding a corner and taking off.
"There he go!!! C’mon!!!!", Usher commanded as he took off running with Omari behind him. However, by the time they got outside, they saw Howard quickly climbing into a taxi cab to leave. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Six months earlier… "No, Usher, you know you cannot spend the night here. You know what Tori said.", Cori sighed as she laid in his arms.
"Is Tori's mean ass here?!", he angrily huffed as he sat up in the bed.
"No, but I have to listen to my big sis because she knows what's best for both me and Danni."
"Yeah, that's why her ass always so evil because if she had time to worry about her own borin' ass life she wouldn't have time to worry about you two. This is so messed up. I mean, we been togetha for ova a year now and you still lettin' her run our lives. Damn!", he snapped as he jumped up from the bed to get dressed.
"Usher. C'mon...you know it's for our own good."
"How, Cori? How is my not bein' able to stay here with you all night for once or have you move in with me for our own good?", he calmly asked as he turned back around after pulling up his boxers and sitting back down next to her.
"Because...welllll...Tori said with you it would be like that sayin'...", she started before he finished for her.
"I know, I know...why buy the cow when I can get the milk for free. I'm gone. I guess I'll call ya sometime tomorrow if the warden says it's alright.", he mumbled as he stood back up to finish getting dressed.
"You're not bein' fair.", she sighed while watching him with hurt-filled eyes.
"Anyway.", he replied with a suck of his teeth.
Just then, I started ringing her doorbell while noticing that Usher's car was in her driveway at 12:10 a.m.!
"Who could that be this time of night?", Cori asked as she quickly jumped up from the bed to pull her nightshirt down over her head before grabbing her robe. She proceeded to walk into the living room to peek out of the window while Usher walked in behind her.
"Who is it?", he asked.
"Tori.", she whispered while glancing over her shoulder to look at him.
He let out a deep sigh with a roll of his eyes.
As soon as she opened the door for me, I immediately began to speak. "Do you know what time it is?"
"Yeah, I know. I learned how to read clocks somewhere between pre-school and kindergarten.", she huffed.
"Don't get smart, okay?"
"Anyway, what are you doin' ova here this time of night?", she asked while folding her arms and glaring at me as I looked across the room at Usher sitting on the sofa putting his shoes on. Slowly turning around although I kept an eye on him until I was facing her, I answered her question.
"I was down at the office workin' on a very important project that I have to have ready by next week when I decided to drop by.", I replied while watching her with a raised eyebrow. "And I'm glad I did. Otherwise, who knows what would have taken place around here." I proceeded to slowly turn back around to look at Usher once again; he was standing up by this time to put on his leather jacket.
"I was juss leavin' if that's what you're gettin' at.", he huffed with a pissed off look.
"Yeah, but if I hadn't come by...", I started before he interrupted me.
"Then Cori and I woulda kept fuckin' like rabbits! That enough info for you?!", he angrily shouted.
"Usher!!!", Cori stated in an embarrassed tone while watching him.
"Do you see? It's niggas like him that don't even like to use the phrase "makin' love". He'd ratha use that street talk when referrin' to you two havin' intercourse.", I replied with a shake of my head while looking at him.
"What is this? Sex education 101?", he asked with a shrug of his shoulders as he began to walk around me. He walked up to Cori and placed a quick kiss on her cheek followed up by saying that he would see her later.
"Thanks a lot, Tori!", she sighed once she closed the door behind him.
"Anything to help a sista out. Now what do you have to eat? I didn't wanna get anything from those fast food places on my way home.", I nonchalantly replied as I headed for her kitchen to fix something before going home.
Instead of answering me, she quietly followed me into the kitchen while throwing both of her fingers up at my back. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Post by Sweet Meat aka CC on Feb 20, 2005 3:08:36 GMT -5
"Omari, what's wrong with you? You've had an attitude ever since you got up.", Danni sighed as the two of them got ready for church.
"Nothin'.", he mumbled as he proceeded to get dressed.
"It sure doesn't seem that way."
He let out a deep sigh along with a shake of his head as he continued to stand in front of the mirror.
"C'mon, we cannot go to church like this so you might as well talk about what's botherin' you now before we leave.", she sighed as she walked over to him while fixing her hair.
"You know what it's about.", he mumbled while speaking in reference to what had went on between them the night before. When Danni had come in from shopping with me and Cori, Omari had set up a romantic evening for them to her pleasant surprise. He went all out too! He made all of her favorite things for dinner, drew them a bubble bath, gave her the best all over body massage she had experienced in quite some time, and just when they were about to do their thang, she reminded him to strap up. This is what pissed him off because he was ready to start a family, but she was against it. Needless to say, the mood was killed for the rest of the night after their argument that came out of their disagreement.
"No I don't."
"You do too."
Danni proceeded to sit her brush down on the dresser before turning around to face Omari as she leaned up against it while watching him although he kept his eyes on the mirror. "Could you juss tell me already so we won't be late to service? You know how Tori is if we're a few minutes behind in pickin' her up."
"That's juss it...it's Tori! I mean she got you so brainwashed that you and I can't even have a baby and we been married three years now!", he yelled out of frustration.
"Oh, so that's what this is about?", she huffed while folding her arms. "I told you that...", she started before he interrupted her as he continued to fix his necktie while looking at her.
"I know...it's not a good idea because Tori said that 42% of marriages fail in the first 5 years and we haven't been married that long yet! Your ass sound like a broken record talkin' that same dumb shit everytime a baby is brought up. Man, I'll be waitin' out in the car.", he replied with a suck of his teeth as he walked out of the room.
"Omari...", she sighed before deciding to just let him have his brief moment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All during church service while I sat in the choirstand with the rest of the choir members, I kept looking out into the congregation of the church to watch Omari and Usher who sat with sour looks on their faces while my two sisters enjoyed the service. However, those two crybabies' sour moods changed into good ones when I stood up to sing lead of "King Jesus" by Vicki Winans. Within minutes, I watched Omari and Usher stand up to sing along and clap their hands with the rest of the congregation as I sang and walked from one end of the pulpit to another while clutching my microphone. In no time flat, Sister Jenny, our oldest member at 82-years-old, took off running around the church while raising the roof better than Luke ever could!
From there, Pastor Fisher brought the house down with one of his fiery sermons. During one point as he preached on God's love and acceptance of us no matter who we are and what we do, Usher jumped up and shouted "Yeah!" three times in a row while pushing his fist in the air followed up by clapping his hands. I noticed how Cori lowered her head out of embarrassment while trying not to laugh. When I made eye contact with Danni I saw that she was quietly laughing because her shoulders were going up and down. Then out of the blue as Pastor Fisher began to high-step it from one end of the pulpit to another, Omari and a few more members also jumped up from their pews to clap and send up praises while the pastor brought his message sho'nuff.
When the service was over, the five of us were going back over to my place to have Sunday dinner since it was my turn to make it.
But before we left, Usher noticed one of his friends from college named Howard that he wanted to introduce Cori, Omari, and Danni to since they went back quite a few years. While the five of them chit-chatted with one another, I had been on the other side of the church yard talking with one of the members of the choir about an upcoming rehearsal before realizing that I had to hurry up and get home to finish making the rest of my Sunday dinner. After excusing myself, I walked over to Usher and the others so we could get ready to leave.
"Ummm...if you are done, I'm ready to leave now.", I emptily stated while watching Usher.
I noticed how he cut his eyes at me while letting out a deep sigh. "Aight, man. I'll catch up with ya lata. It was good to see you again." He proceeded to share a quick pound with Howard.
"You too. But hol' up...who is this?", this Howard guy asked Usher with a small smile while watching me.
"Oh yeah...this is my future sister-in-law, Torilyn Reyonlds.", he dryly stated. "Torilyn, this is an old friend from college, Howard Bailey."
"It's nice to meet you, Torilyn. You did a good job up there in the choir today.", he smiled as he extended his hand to shake mine.
"Thanks. It was nice meetin' you too. Okay yall, let's go.", I replied after giving him a weak handshake. I proceeded to grab up to Cori and Danni's hands as the three of us headed over to Omari' SUV.
"Well, damn. I mean ummmm...dang. My bad.", Howard quickly stated while lifting his eyes up to look at the sky after realizing that he was still standing on church ground. "Ummmm...she's not much of a sociable person is she?", he smirked once he was looking at Usher and Omari.
"You were lucky to get her on one of her GOOD days.", Omari huffed with a shake of his head. He proceeded to share a quick pound with Howard before heading over to me and the girls.
"Oh well, I was about to ask you to hook me up, but neva mind.", Howard smirked.
"Very wise choice. You don't wanna mess with someone as evil as she is.", Usher chuckled with a nod of his head as they exchanged pounds once more before making his way over to us so we could finally leave. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once we were back at my place, the girls and I went into the kitchen to finish preparing dinner while Usher and Omari watched a football game in the den.
"Man...I juss don't know anymore.", Omari sighed when the first commercial break came on.
"Lemme guess...Tori.", Usher smirked.
"Yeah. No matta how hard I try to get Danni to realize that she's runnin' her life, she always gives me that bull about what her sista says is for our own good."
"I know EXACTLY what'chu mean! I get so tired of hearin' that shit from Cori that sometimes I feel like bangin' my head upside the wall. Maybe I need to see if I can hook my boy up with Tori after all so she can get the hell off of our backs.", Usher sighed.
"Howard. He was askin' about her today, but I told him I didn't know if it would be a good idea to fix him up with someone so damn mean and evil like Tori. But now the more I think about it, the more I'm thinkin' that this could be a good thing for all of us."
"That is if Tori wants to. You know she's still bitter ova what Darryl did although that's been ova and done with for a long time now."
"I know right. But at least it's worth a shot.", Usher slyly grinned as they went back to watching the game before we all sat down to eat dinner a while later. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Hey, Cori? Can I ask you somethin'?", Usher asked her a few nights later while they sat together in his living room watching tv.
"Of course you can. W'sup?"
"I've been givin' what I'm about to ask you a lot of thought about Tori and I was wonderin' if you and Danni wanted to help me and Omari out?"
"Help yall out with what?"
"I'ono...maybe a chance meetin' with my boy Howard that I introduced yall to at church the otha day."
"Now you know Tori's not gonna have that!"
"But I'm sayin'...if we set it up like he juss happens to be where we go on Friday night after we invite Tori maybe she'll stop bein' so hateful.", he smirked.
"I'ono about this; you know that she doesn't go out much like that anymore."
"Cori, pleeeeeease.", he pleaded while lying his head on her shoulder.
"Wait a minute...you actin' like this is more for you than it is for her.", she laughed while glancing down at him.
"Oh nah...neva that!", he laughed with a quick shake of his head while sitting up.
"Why don't I believe you?"
"Damn. That really hurt, Cori. You should know your man betta than that.", he sighed in a hurt tone while laying his puppy dog eyes on her.
"I do know you which is why I know you have somethin' up your sleeve.", she chuckled with a roll of her eyes.
"Okay, well maybe I want your sis to be happy for once.", he replied with a shrug of his shoulders.
"Say that to me again, but look me in the eye this time.", Cori giggled as she took her hands and placed them on either side of his face in order to turn his head around so they could look at each other.
"I...I...want...", he stated through laughter while trying his best to look at her although he couldn't.
"You betta be glad I love your silly ass enough to help you out with what you're askin' me.", she laughed back as she leaned forward to kiss him.
"Thanks, ma.", he smiled after their kiss was over.
"You're welcome.", she grinned while winking.
"Well c'mon. We don't have much time since I have to have you home in a few hours.", he laughed as he hurriedly jumped up from the sofa. He proceeded to lift Cori up into his arms so they could go to his room.
"You're so bad...and I love it!", she giggled while happily kicking her feet as she placed kisses all over his face.