Bianca should have suspected something, but she didn’t because she trusted Tevion. Tevion Carter was the infamous leader of the Black activist watchdog group the Black Pearls, and she was his girl. They were partners fighting against racial injustice and spreading knowledge to the black masses, or so she thought. Chicago State revered them as a power couple, or so she thought. Bianca had always ignored the whispers of his cheating because she figured women were jealous…until she caught him.
Bianca could not stop reliving the scene in her mind. “You lying cheating bastard! How you gonna play me like this?” Those were the last words she said to Tevion, before running out of his office after seeing him and her former friend Chanelle half-naked on the futon. The futon she bought for him because he always worked late! Bianca regretted not saying more, not doing more, but she was completely stunned and humiliated. She drove as fast as she could across town to the apartment they shared to get her things and move out. How would she face anyone again? This was going to be the talk of the campus. How could she have allowed herself to be so taken, so weak, so affected by a man? She knew how but she didn’t want to admit it. The truth was she loved Tevion like no other. All she could do was cry and drive.
Bianca struggled to parallel park her 1987 Geo Prism between the tears and the tight space in front of their apartment. She saw her girl Naomi running toward her car. What was she doing here? She couldn’t handle talking to anyone. Bianca didn’t want Naomi to see her tear stained face, but it was too late.
“Oh Lawd, Lawd, Lawd!” Naomi sobbed, grabbing Bianca to hug her. She was crying. Bianca frowned in confusion. “Somebody already told you about your parents! I’m so sorry girl, just know I’m here for you. I already got you booked on the next flight to Augusta. I’ll take you to the airport as soon as we get you packed.
Bianca froze. “What happened to my parents?”
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