Lust Is Loves Pain

Lust Is Loves Pain

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Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

Janine is the smartest and prettiest girl to ever come out of Harlem River Housing, in East Harlem. She knew it and wouldn't let you forget it. That is until she met Cliff, the finest & most powerful man in Harlem. Cliff developed nothing but a lust for Janine, but Janine thought it was love. Having a daughter together didn't change the feeling of lust Cliff had for Janine. Or will it? The love she had for Cliff continued to grow. That is until it became too much for her to handle. When Janine finds out that Cliff is not the man he said he was, and that their relationship was all a ploy, will she find a way out or will she stay through it all? Find out now!

Summary

Janine is the smartest and prettiest girl to ever come out of Harlem River Housing, in East Harlem. She knew it and wouldn't let you forget it. That is until she met Cliff, the finest & most powerful man in Harlem. Cliff developed nothing but a lust for Janine, but Janine thought it was love. Having a daughter together didn't change the feeling of lust Cliff had for Janine. Or will it? The love she had for Cliff continued to grow. That is until it became too much for her to handle. When Janine finds out that Cliff is not the man he said he was, and that their relationship was all a ploy, will she find a way out or will she stay through it all? Find out now!

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Sometimes you have to fight to stay alive.

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Submitted: November 12, 2018

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Lust Is Loves Pain

Prologue

 

POW, POW, POW!

 

The gunshots smashed through the door like explosives. Jasmine dropped to the ground screaming for her mother.

"Mama, where are you?" Silence.

Jasmine crawled to the opening of her bedroom doorway to find her mom struck in the arm and in the neck. Jasmine shook and screamed for her mother to answer, but she was already gone. As the bullets continued to fire, Jasmine watched as her mother laid on the living room floor grasping for air. Once the bullets stooped she crawled next to her mom and cradled her cold corpse and cried until police came.

 

 

It was 1999 and 25 year-old Cliff Jones was the finest and hottest thing walking the streets of Bronx, New York. He ran a crew by the name of The Wranglers, known for gunning down anybody that sold their drugs on his block or disrespected his crew. He liked to consider himself a community man because he always gave back, but everybody knew not to mess with him. He also dated only the finest woman to match his style, and his latest lust was for a 22 year-old girl by the name of Janine Bowman. He told her he would take her out of the projects & provide her with the better things in life, but as time went by life was far from perfect. Janine would wonder about Cliff by day and cry about him by night. One night Cliff came home to the upmost drunk and out of his mind.

"Janine, get in here. I want to whisper something in your ear." Janine walked into the living room with tears clouding her eyes, at a loss of words.

 "I can't do this anymore! Cops always coming by, searching the house and questing me about you. We have a daughter on the way and you could care less because you're steady in these streets. I don't know what to do with you anymore. I've had it up to here with the lies. The bullshit Cliff"

Cliff wobbled to his feet, almost falling over the coffee table.

 "You don't know what the hell you want woman. I made you. I own you. I can easily throw your ass back to the projects where I found you."

With a startled look upon her face, Janine stormed to the room to pack her things. She had had enough. Cliff marched behind her and demanded that she have sex with him. 

"You're drunk, get off me Clifford! You're going to hurt the baby."

Cliff could care less. He began to slap her around until she gave up fighting. When he got restless, Janine kneed him in the nuts, grabbed what she could and ran for the front door, hoping to never see him again.

 

 

Janine didn't have any family or anywhere to go. So she hopped from one homeless shelter to the next until the baby was born, whom she named Jasmine. She started waitressing again, and eventually turned to stripping to make quick cash. She didn't have a diploma or a GED since she dropped out of school her tenth grade year to try and get her mom off heroin. She struggled to take care of Jasmine and to give her a better life than the one she had growing up. Since her brains weren't doing the trick, she used her looks.

Janine sat next to her daughter in the locker room of Tasty Tips NY. She cradled her daughter’s face.

 "Bunny do you love your mommy?"

"Yes ma'am! With all my heart. Why mommy?" Jasmine said with bright eyes.

"Mommy has to go away for a little bit to make some extra money. I want you to stay with your Auntie Kim for a few days. Is that okay?"

"How long will you be gone mommy?"

"Just two or three days, that's all. I promise!"

Jasmine held her head down and continued to play with her toys unsure of why her mother was leaving her all alone. She'd never spent a day away from her mom. Janine watched her daughter as she got prepared to go on for her opening act of the night. She thought of how much better her life would've been if she'd finished school and had a better job. How she could've provided a better lifestyle and environment for her daughter. She wiped away the tears from the corner of her eyes, straightened up and walked on stage. Jasmine ran to the curtains to watch her mother as she danced to Beyoncé - Dance for You. As Jasmine watched her mother, she watched how she swayed her hips to the music and how she caressed her hands across her body. She watched the men drooling over her mom. She wondered how her mom could do that every night.

Jasmine woke up the next morning lying next to her Auntie Kim. Kim was a dancer that also worked with her mother. Janine and Kim became best friends over the years. So Kim took on the role as Jasmine's God-mom if anything ever happened to her. She had been working at the club for three years. So she vowed to take Janine under her wing when she first started out and look out for her.

"Auntie Kim do you know where my mommy went?"

"Well Bunny, she went out of town. But she's coming back very soon."

"Why couldn't I go with her?" Jasmine said with a sad look upon her face.

"She had to handle grown up things sweetie, that's all."

With tears filling her eyes, Jasmine got up and went into the living room to watch cartoons. Kim sat and thought to herself how Jasmine was feeling and wondered was Janine alright. Janine had went out of town to dance at a few high paying parties. Kim got up and decided to make Jasmine breakfast to cheer her up, and later take her to the park to take her mind off things.

Kim pushed Jasmine on the swings until she could swing back and forth by herself. Kim sat on the bench and watched Jasmine play, wishing she had her own daughter to do these things with. As Jasmine played in the sand Kim began surfing through her phone. Every so often when she looked up to check on Jasmine, she noticed a man across the way starring her way. Whenever Jasmine moved around the park, he’d move with her. Kim got up quickly and grabbed Jasmine's hand and told her it was time to go. When they arrived back home Kim asked Jasmine to go play while she made a phone call. Kim called Janine and explained what happened at the park.

"Hey Jay. How you doing out there?"

"It's okay. The pay is good, but I miss my little Bunny. How's she doing?"

"She's good, she misses you a lot though."

"I'm coming home to her tomorrow, I promise!"

"Good! She’s eating all the food." They both laughed.

"But Janine we need to talk." Kim lowered her voice so Jas wouldn't hear her.

"About what?"

"Today I took Jas to the park to cheer her up, and I spotted this man across the park starring. It's like he couldn't take his eyes off of us"

"What man?" Janine Laughed. "You always got your eye on some man. That's what got you in trouble the last time" Janine laughed again.

"I'm serious Jay. He wasn't starring at me. He was starring at Jasmine. Following her every move. I didn't like the look of it, so I took her home.

"You can't be serious Kim. Did you say anything to him? Janine joked.

"No. I just grabbed Bunny and left."

Well what did he look like Kim?" Janine’s voiced tensed up.

"He was tall, dark, maybe a little older in age, and had a scar on the side of his left eye."

"Back up! Which eye?" Janine said with a frog in her throat.

"The left. Why?" Kim could hear the worry and fright in Janine's voice.

"Oh shit, Kim! That's her father! I haven't been completely honest with you, but there's no time to explain."

"Wait! What! Honest about what? Jay you better make some sense of this and right now!"

"Not right now. I'm coming back now. Just wait for me to get there before you do anything."

"But Janine, wait...”

Click!

Kim began to worry and began pacing back and forth across her bedroom. What the hell was she going to do until Janine came home? Was she to call for help?

Late that night, Janine began banging onto Kim's door like she was the FBI. Kim answered the door and Janine rushed in and slammed the door. She checked every living room window.

"Jay. Wha.. What are you doing? What the hell is going on?" Kim said with fright in her voice.

"Where's Jas?" Janine started pacing back and forth.

"She's asleep. Calm down & tell me what's going on."

Janine pulled Kim into the kitchen so that they would not wake Jasmine.

She whispered, "That man you saw at the park today, he's Jasmine's father. His name is Cliff, he's a huge drug dealer out in the Bronx, and I walked out on him about six years ago to protect us."

Kim froze and starred at Janine with a blank look upon her face.

"He's fucking found us and we can't stay here anymore because it would put Bunny at risk and I'll be damned if I let that happen! I can't fucking believe he found us."

"Wait. So her dad didn't really die in a fire?" Kim palmed her forehead. "Something isn't right Jay, but what do you need me to do?"

"Not exactly. But nothing, I just have to get my baby and get out of here." Kim paced the kitchen thinking.

"Okay look, my parents have a condo out in Staten Island that only they and I know about. Let me get you the spare keys and address. Go there. He won't find you there."

Janine hugged Kim tight enough to cut off her circulation.

"Thank you! I'll call you when we get there. I love you girl!"

"Love you too!"

Janine wrapped up Jasmine and left.

 

 

Janine finally thought it was over because she hadn't been bothered for the last 8 months. She secretly kept in touch with Kim through burner cell phones, just in case she was still being followed. One day on her way home from picking Jasmine up from school she realized she was being followed. She rode around a bit to make sure she wasn't just being paranoid. As she hit the corner of Pennsylvania Ave she recognized the man's face behind the wheel, it was one if Cliff’s goon. She punched the gas, cutting every corner and taking every back street. When she got home she grabbed a suit case and began packing.

"Momma what's wrong? What's going on?"

"Just grab your bag and pack baby, we have to go now! Momma will explain later."

"But momma!"

"Just do as I said Jasmine, now go!"

Jasmine ran to her room to pack. Janine ran to the living room to call Kim to tell her that Cliff had caught up to them again and that they had to leave right away. Right before Janine could get another word out shots fired through the door and she was hit. Before she took her last breath she thought about all the things her daughter would miss out on. How she would grow up without her mother. As she heard the shaky sound of Jasmine's voice, turning to see the fear in her daughter's eyes, she was gone.


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