It’s the 1st of June. Now it may seem like a big thing to be hot in
I picked out my new Dr. Martens boots with the neon blue splashes on the black background. Then I picked out my black cargo shorts and my neon blue shirt with ripped sleeves. Lastly, I got my neon blue and white snapback. I organized my stuff on my bed. I went
Soon as I stepped out the door, My
Everybody saying “What’s
I got out my English
My principal said, “Son, sit down.”
I said, “Did I do anything wrong?”
He said, “No,
I said, “So what seems to be the
Mr. Douglas looked up and
I just begin to cry. Then I just ran to my locker and then to my car. I cried the whole 30 minutes to the hospital and all I could think about was what I would do without
I got there and ask the receptionist what room April Mayflower was and she told me room 213. I walked into the
She said, “Jason, get that big blue duffle bag under my bed.” I picked it up and it was heavy.
She said, “Put it right here.” She had moved her legs a little to
I said, “Grandma, can I go to the bathroom real quick?”
She said, “sure.” So I went and came back from the bathroom because I heard her coughing while I was in the bathroom. She said,”
She began to talk slower and less. But
I begin to cry and she rolled her eyes back as she held my hand. She died. The machine beeped and I ran out the room crying carrying that heavy duffle
Everybody tried to stop me and I yelled, “Leave me alone. She wants this dress dry cleaned.”
Then I rushed to my house in 20 minutes. I left the duffle bag in the backseat. I ran
The letter was 2 pages long. But Grandma said, “I knew everyone would go money
Then my phone rang and rang. When I got up to look, I had 10 missed calls. One from my mother, Nevaeh, Funny Boy, my cousin Day, my cousin
We had lost track of time and it was 7:40. So she called her mother back from a
Her mother said, “Yeah.”
So we drove to her house. We decided I would drive her to school tomorrow. She parked her car and went in the house. She came out 10 minutes later with her mother. I got out the car helped her with her bags and gave her mother a hug. Later that
So we left for the
I said, “Baby, I’ll meet you later.” A’anisah said, “Okay.”
She stayed outside in the front of the school. Then I went to Mr. Douglas office and knocked twice.
He answered and said, “Come in.”
I said “Mr. Douglas, can there be a way where I don’t need my mother’s signature or permission to do anything in school or my life period.”
I told him what happened and I got everything, but I had to get one last signature from her and I had to go to the courts. So I decided to get the signature today, after school and go to the courts tomorrow. My day went well. I killed Funnyboy and Nevaeh …. with kindness. I told her kindly that we were over and Funny Boy that our friendship was over. So after school, my baby and I drove to my house. I knew it may get ugly with my mother so I told her to stay in the car. I went in the house, and there my mother was sitting in the living room with bottles of Hennessy on the coffee table] So I got straight to the point.
I said, “Ma, I want to become independent for school. These papers basically say that when it comes to school and my life. I don’t need your permission for anything.”
She said, “Give it here cause that’s one less thing I have to worry about. Where you been staying?”
I said, “By myself.”
She said, “I said Where? not with Who?” in an angry tone.
I said, “Are you finish?”
Then I took the signed papers and begin to leave. She then got up and tried to slap me. I grabbed her hand and threw it back.
I said, “For once, I’m not young, you can’t hit me. I’m thankful for the great mother you are when you're sober, which is every 2 days but I'm done.”
I walked out and got in the car and begin to cry.
A’anisah said, “Baby, It’s going to be okay. Let me drive.”
So I moved over with tears falling from my face. She walked around the car. She began to drive. She drove to my grandmother’s house and we went in and talked about it. But I realized something after her mother came and picked her up. I came to the conclusion that my grandparents knew how my life would end up. They planned it. I have no relationships except with A’anisah and my late grandparents.
Then as I came to that conclusion I didn’t know what was happening, but I saw an image of my grandparents sitting at the table with me. I felt my grandfather’s hand on my shoulder.
He said “Son, we were here to guide you and only you. We love you and stay peaceful. The lessons we taught you. You will use them all through your life.”
Then my grandmother said, “Baby, We love you, and you better treat A’anisah right and marry her someday. She’s the one, Jr.”
Then just like that, they were gone from that day on and at that moment I became the man I /wanted, needed and was taught to be. I had angels on earth my whole life. Now to continue the legacy and being the man I am will be a test. Let’s see... If I pass with one angel left.
Your boy, Jason