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Unaware of the time, he was still sitting in front of T.I.'s door. He looked out a large window on the floor and saw that it had began to snow lightly. He was tired and hungry. Where was he? Why was he taking so long? What was he doing? Many questions raced through Nelly's mind as he sat there and waited for what seemed like an eternity. He started to feel lightheaded once again when he heard a bell sound and the elevator door open. T.I. stepped out, busily talking on his phone as he made his way to his room. He was unaware of Nelly until he was a couple of feet away from the door. He looked at him.
"I'll call you back," he said as he clicked his phone. "What are you doing here?"
"I need to talk to you," he said as he got up from the floor.
T.I. reached for his wallet to get his key. "Why bother?"
"Because I have to explain what happened."
"There's no need," T.I. said, with no emotion in his voice, as he opened his door and went inside. "You slept with someone else. That's all I need to know."
Nelly followed him inside the room and closed the door behind him. "Can you stop being so stubborn and listen to me."
"I know I'm being stubborn. Don't I have the right to be?"
"Yes but I admitted my mistake and want to fix it."
T.I. let out a laugh and sat on his bed. "Admitted it? You got caught. Just like last time."
"I know. I'm sorry. I never meant for any of this to happen."
"It's over Cornell. I don't want to see you again."
Nelly was shocked that T.I. called him by his real name. He was getting increasingly nervous. "No! I won't accept that. We love each other way too much for this to be over. Please listen to me."
"Love? Did you love me when you were fucking that girl? Melanie was it? Shut the fuck up and get out of my room."
"No. I know you're hurt but I need you. I want you."
"Bullshit. You promised me that shit like this wasn't going to happen ever again Cornell. You lied to me again."
"No. I was drunk and---"
"I don't wanna hear it. You're promises are no good to me anymore."
"Listen to me. I'm sorry I did this to you. I don't know what came over me. I want us to work through it."
"You want the relationship back?"
"More than anything."
"Answer me this, what kind of relationship will it be if there's no trust in it? I don't trust you Cornell. Not anymore."
"I'm sorry. I made a mistake baby. I'm sorry," Nelly said as he sat on the bed next to T.I. and tried to take his hands.
"Don't call me that," he said as he knocked his hands away. "I can't forgive you or what you did."
"Don't say that."
"It's the truth."
"No. I know you still love me as much as I love you."
"You want some real truth?" T.I. said with emotion in his voice for the first time. "You fucking hurt me worse than anyone else ever has. This is the second time and I feel worse than before, if that's even possible. Do you enjoy hurting me like this?"
"No! Of course not! I didn't know what I was doing. We were just at the club and one thing led to another. You gotta believe that. She means nothing to me. You're who I want. You're who I've always wanted."
"Save it. I don't care anymore."
He got up and Nelly quickly followed him, grabbing and holding on to him from behind. "Please don't throw away what we have."
"You mean what we had. And you did a fine job of that yourself. Let go of me."
Nelly turned him around and looked him in the eyes. T.I. looked down at the floor. He felt it when Nelly pushed him against the glass door that led to his balcony. His body shuddered because the glass was cold. He held him there for a long while, neither man saying anything. T.I. didn't want it to be like this. He wanted to fight for the relationship but he was tired of Nelly always making mistakes and he always having to take him back. He knew if Nelly had made a big scene, like he was now, that he would get mad and he was starting to. He told him to let him go but he wasn't listening. T.I. struggled until his hands were free and managed to punch Nelly in the shoulder. When his hand was coming back, it snagged on the necklace he had given him, though he was unaware of it. With one swift motion, T.I. was about to punch him again by stopped when Nelly jerked forward and the chain fell on the floor. T.I. broke it.
"Look what you did," Nelly said as he let him go and bent down to pick up the chain. One of the links was broken.
"You don't deserve to wear it," he said scornfully. "I hate what you're doing to me but I so wanted to believe that you would treat me right that I let go of all my inhibitions for you. I loved you and that necklace was a symbol of that but it means nothing now, just like you."
This was more than Nelly could handle. He knew how hard it was for T.I. to forgive him after the first time he fucked up their relationship and now here he was asking him to do it again. Why was this happening? His body went numb because for the first time his mind ran on the possibility that this was it. This could be the end of everything. No! He couldn't think like that. He had to do everything in his power to save this relationship that he loved so much.
"Baby please. I love you," Nelly said as he sat on the bed next to T.I. He grabbed his hands within his and looked into his eyes. "I made a mistake. I didn't want you to find out the way you did. He said it without thinking."
"He was being honest. Don't blame him for something you should have been from the start," he said as he quickly pulled his hands away.
"Okay. I'm sorry about that. I messed up. I need you now. I need you to be my strength. I can't lose you."
"You should've thought about that before."
"I know but I didn't. I had too much to drink."
"That can't be your excuse. You knew what you were doing. I know you. You're a compassionate man Cornell. You don't just sleep with someone for the hell of it. You may have been drunk but you wanted it as much as she did."
"Maybe. I don't know baby. I'm so confused about this. That's why I need you."
"Don't call me that."
"I can't help it. I love you so much."
"Don't say that! I gave you everything I had. I loved you with everything I was and that still wasn't enough for you? And after all that you pull some shit like this? How do you expect me to forgive you? How do you expect me to forget what you're doing to me right now?"
"I know. I fucked up and I thought I was ready to sacrifice our love for my stupid mistake but I'm not. I---"
"Just stop it okay!" T.I. said with a flare of anger. "How selfish can you be? This is all your fault and all you can think about is yourself? Do you know how bad I was in love with you? I was willing to sacrifice my career, the one thing I love more than anything for you, for us."
"I still feel the same about you. I can't get you out of my head. Your voice, your kiss, your smile. Everything! I never wanted to hurt you like this."
"But you did and I don't think I could forgive that."
"You just need time. We'll get through this. We have to."
"How can we when I can't even stand to look at you? The tour is over tomorrow. That's it."
"Why are you sabotaging us?"
"I'm not!" he yelled. He was starting to get impatient. "You killed this relationship last night and don't even try to blame it on me."
"I don't know what to say."
T.I. got up from the bed and walked to the door. He was exhausted. He expected this to be intense but he had the overwhelming impulse to kiss Nelly right now. He wanted to hold him and say that this was a bad dream and that it never happened. His heart couldn't take having Nelly so close to him and them fighting like this. Why did he do it? Why did he cheat? Why did T.I. fall for him so bad? He opened the front door and stood there for a while before he turned around and faced the man he loved.
"I'm tired of this. I think you should leave."
"I don't wanna leave like this."
"You have no choice. Get out!"
Nelly walked to the door and stopped to look T.I. in the eyes. "Where does this leave us?"
"You're free," he said as a tear rolled down his cheek. He turned away but Nelly saw it. He moved his hand to wipe it away but T.I. moved his face away. "Just go."
"I love you! Plea---"
"No! This is it."
Nelly stood in the doorway in shock when T.I. slammed the door in his face. He stood there staring at the closed door for a long while, trying to comprehend everything that just happened. T.I. said that he was free. Did he mean it? Was this the end? Was it really over between them? Nelly clutched the necklace, once a symbol of T.I.'s convictions for him, tightly in his hand as he tried his best to keep the tears behind his eyes. He couldn't believe this was happening to him. How did his perfect relationship with the perfect man that he absolutely adored end up like this? Nelly was frustrated, angry, and hurt as he slowly made his way back to his room. Although he was expecting this kind of reaction, he wasn't prepared for it in the least.
Nelly slammed the door to his suite and just fell on the bed. It was too much for him to handle. He broke down and started crying on his bed. Why did he allow this to happen? He didn't know why he was so weak and allowed things to go as far as they did with Melanie. Tears slid his face and crashed on the bed as his limp body laid there, almost to the point of being lifeless. Over and over again the most intense conversation he ever had with another person plagued his mind and replayed itself. He must have heard T.I. say that it was over a million times before he finally was too exhausted to stay awake anymore. His head rested awkwardly on his tearstained pillow as his eyes closed themselves and his body finally relaxed.
T.I. laid on his bed, staring up at the ceiling, tears still rolling down both sides of his face. His eyes were red because he had been crying ever since Nelly left. He spent the better part of the evening trying to convince himself that it was all a dream and it didn't really happen but he knew better than that. The single link from the necklace he not to long ago broke was on the bedside table. He picked it up and put it there after Nelly left, not sure if he wanted to destroy it or keep it. It hurt too much to see the link, seeing as it was a symbol of what he once had, that made his feel so safe, secure and, more importantly, loved. He sat up on his bed, reached over to get the link, and stared at the once important object in his hand.
"Why did this happen? Why did you do this to me Cornell?" he whispered to himself, not taking his eyes off the link. "I loved you."
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