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If Loving You is All that I have to Do.

By Fatima Munroe

 

If Loving You Is All That I Gotta Do

Struggle with him, they said. Build with him, they said. Support him, they said. I did all that, and you know what I got?  A grown boy on my couch. – Jersey

Jersey knew her relationship with Capo wasn’t worth the lies he fed her on a daily basis, but she stayed, praying every night that he would change. This was the man sent to be her forever love, he had to be. After all, that’s what he told her every time he got caught. Every time she took him back he swore he would change, every time he would do better. Love makes things happen, right? Especially Capo’s. Capo’s love made things happen all over Indianapolis.

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I moved bricks for you, hit licks for you. Even left all my side chicks for you.  – Loyalty

Loyalty and Brii were known on the streets of the ‘Nap as Briyalty. She was his Bonnie, he was her Clyde, through it all they stayed down to ride. Lately Brii started making moves without him; sneaking around the city and coming home with things she didn’t have when she left. Things like money, diamonds, cars and a baby that looked nothing like him. When she admitted that she was the proud side piece of ‘Nap Town’s top crime boss, Loyalty understood the true meaning of karma.

Laying eyes on her for the first time since high school, Loyalty saw something in Jersey that he hadn’t seen in all his years on the streets. She had that sexiness, that confidence, that independence….she would be the one to put his life back into balance since Brii left. Everything about Loyalty screamed Capo to Jersey when he asked if she needed a ride. No way was she about to jump out the frying pan and into the fire, it wasn’t worth her sanity. 2017 was a wrap, she had to start making moves in 2018 to better herself as a woman. A relationship with Loyalty, Capo or anybody else wasn’t a part of her future. When a life or death situation hits close to home, Jersey finally sees what she needs in her life. Does Capo grow up to be the man she knows she deserves? Or does she give Loyalty a chance to live up to his name?

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