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Last night was rough on both rappers. T.I. never saw his man that upset and hurt before and he was really worried about him. After he was finally able to drift off to sleep, the younger rapper stayed there and held him. He wondered why any of this happened and wanted desperately to fix it to see his man happy again. It was around noon and the hot sun shone brightly into the room, disregarding the drapes completely. T.I. was still close to his man, holding his hand as they slept. It wasn't long before the sun's rays got to him though so he finally decided to get up. Nelly's body was motionless next him as he kissed him on the forehead and went into the bathroom to brush his teeth and shower. Nelly a good night of sleep after what he'd been through. As T.I. started his shower, Nelly heard it and slowly started stirring on the lonely bed. He woke up with a throbbing
headache and blurry vision. He didn't know where he was or what was going on. He rested a while until the caramel colored rapper emerged from the shower with a towel wrapped snugly around his waist and he just stared at him.
"Glad to see you're up baby," he said as he walked over to Nelly and kissed him sensually.
"Huh?" he asked, lost. "What's going on? What are you doing here?"
"It's my room shawty."
"Your room? I'm in your room? How? Why?"
"Just relax. I'll explain in a minute. Let me just get some clothes on," T.I. said as he went and found some clothes from his suitcases. Nelly, remembering the toothbrush that he used yesterday, went to brush his teeth and wash his face in the mean time. This was surreal to him.
He came back and sat on the bed, his face on his hands. "What's wrong with me? Why don't I remember anything from last night?"
"It's okay baby," he said as he came and sat next to him.
"It's not. Why did I come here?"
"You really don't remember?" T.I. asked. He didn't want to talk about this because he didn't want to see his man upset again.
"Cornell listen, you had me so scared last night. You came here and you were in bad shape."
"Why? What did I do?"
"Okay just relax."
"Stop treating me like a child dammit!" he said getting angry. "What happened to me?"
T.I. knew he didn't mean his anger. He was only searching for answers and he understood that. "You told Murphy everything baby."
"Huh? Everything about what?" he asked trailing off. "Us?"
T.I. silently nodded his head. "Yea."
"When was this? All I remember was being in the studio with him late last night and lacing down a good five or six tracks."
"Baby listen. That did happen. But you two got into one of your arguments again and you finally had enough. You told him what was really going on with you."
"I don't remember any of this."
"You don't because it hurt too badly. He hurt you really bad so your memory just blocked it out for a while."
"What did he do?"
"He went off on you. Yelled, called you names, everything. He said he doesn't want to be your friend anymore."
"What? Oh my God! He's like my brother!"
"I know and that's why it hurt you so bad."
"Why did he do this to me?"
"Because he doesn't understand you baby. Plus he was caught off guard by it I think."
"That's still no reason. He fucking hurt me."
"I know. I'm sorry."
"Yea. Me too. So how did I end up with you?"
"You came to me right after the fight. The emotional stress was too much for you to handle baby. You needed to be with someone."
"I remember now. I had no where to go. After he left all I could do was think about you. Everything in my body was screaming at me to go to you. And I fell on you when I saw you right?"
"Yea. You were weak and drained. I was so worried and scared baby. I never saw you like that before."
"I'm sorry. I shouldn't have come because I didn't want you to worry about me like that."
"No. You needed me and that's what I'm here for."
"Thank you. I love you."
"I know. Just don't scare me like that again."
"I'll try not to. What am I going to do about him? You should've heard the way he was talking to me baby. I've lost him. I lost my best friend."
"Give him some time. He needs to cool off and think about what happened. He only wants to protect you I think. He just has a different way of showing it."
"I dunno. I don't think he will accept me."
"Well all you can do is try baby. If he wants to remain stubborn then there really isn't much you can do."
"I love him though. I want him back in my life. He's too important to me to lose.""
"I know baby," T.I. said as he wrapped his arms around Nelly. "I know."
"You always take care of me. I'd be so lost without you."
"It's because I love you Cornell. Very much."
"Why can't Murphy see that? Why can't he see how happy you make me?"
"He just doesn't want to accept it. It's okay."
"No it's not. You're the one for me. He needs to see that and accept it because he's my best friend and that's what best friends do. Who do I turn to now that my best friend has abandoned me?"
"Me. I'm here for you."
"You're the only one right now."
"Don't worry baby. We'll get through this."
"Wouldn't have it any other way shawty."
"I love you Tip."
"I love you baby. You're gonna be okay."
"Only because I have you. Is that the time?" he asked looking at a nearby clock on the wall.
"Shit I'm gonna be late."
"Late? For what?"
"I had my team reschedule those appearances I cancelled before to today. I have to meet up with them in an hour or so. We're getting lunch and then talking about what I have to do to make it up for canceling the way I did."
"Yea? I'm worried about you though."
"You just had an emotional night not to long ago. I know it's weighing down on your mind right now."
"It is. I have to keep busy so I won't think about it right now. That's what I did when ---" Nelly stopped in the middle of his sentence.
"We took a break?"
"That's a nice way of putting it. But I'm a big boy. When you left me because I fucked up."
"Yea," T.I. said as he looked away.
"What is it?"
"I don't want to ever think about that again. I hated the time we spent apart. I really wanted you just to be there for me that whole time."
"Now it seems like you're the one who's been there for me recently."
"Yea. But you're my man. My baby boy. Of course I'm gonna be there for you."
"Hold me. Please."
"Okay," T.I. said as he wrapped his arms around Nelly's strong body. The older rapper rested his head on his shoulder and his eyes were on the floor. "You aight?"
"No. I'm scared. You know I never said that to anyone before in my life. Not even Murphy."
"I'm not just anybody baby."
"I know. What is he gonna do to me?"
"I don't know. I wish I had an answer for you."
"It's not supposed to be like this dammit. He's not supposed to be hurting me the way he is. I'm scared of what he might do in his anger to get back at me. He could go to the media. I could lose everything," Nelly said as his body began to tremble under T.I.'s powerful arms.
"Calm down baby. Relax. Slow down. You're not ready to handle all of this right now."
"I have to handle it sooner or later."
"Yea. I just don't want you taking on too much baby. You'll have me worrying like crazy over you."
"He could ruin me. He hates me. Baby what am I gonna do?"
"Just wait it out a couple of days and see what happens. I don't think he would go to the media with this."
"You didn't see how mad he was when we talked. He looked like he could do anything. He's unpredictable."
"Keep it together. You're making public appearances later on remember? Don't show anything."
"Yea. Are you mad at me?" Nelly wanted to know.
"Why would I be?"
"I dunno. Maybe you might see it as me betraying you but that's not what I did baby ---"
"It's okay baby. It's okay," T.I. said trying to comfort his man. "I understand. He's your best friend and means a lot to you. I just wish he would've handled it better though."
"Me too but you're my best friend now."
"I don't want to replace him. You need him."
"Try telling him that. You're always thinking of me."
"You're always on my mind so it's not that hard. Don't you have to go kid?"
"Who you calling kid durrty?" Nelly asked as he grabbed the younger rapper and tossed him on the bed behind them. He crawled on top of his body.
"You see anyone else here shawty?" he sarcastically said as he brought his man's face close to his and kissed him.
"Now I definitely don't wanna leave. You see the effect you have on me?"
"I'm glad. I see your little friend is getting excited."
"First of all," Nelly softy laughed and started licking his earlobe. "He's not little at all. You of all people should know that. And second, he's always that way when he's around you."
"Well he's gonna have to stay that way because we gotta go."
"We? Where you going?"
"You're not the only one with stuff to do today shawty. Actually you made me late for something. I really have to go. So do you."
"I made you late?"
"You did! I love you for it though."
"You love me?" Nelly asked innocently and like he didn't have a clue what was going on in his life.
"Why do you keep asking me that?"
"Because I love hearing you say it. Never get tired of hearing it."
"Well too bad. I'm not saying it anymore!"
Nelly got off his man and sat on the edge of the bed. He folded his arms across his chest and pouted as T.I. got up and looked at him for a short while. The younger rapper completely ignored his as he busily got ready because he was so late. He rushed around his room looking for a belt and a pair of shoes that would go perfectly with his outfit. It was a hard choice since he had so many pairs. Nelly, still pouting, just watched the caramel colored rapper move about. He looked irresistible, as always, and Nelly wanted to take him right now. T.I. sat next to the older rapper and began putting on a brand new pair of customized Air Force Ones. After, he grabbed a hat and shades then proceeded to check himself out in the mirror. He looked good.
"You ready?" he asked as he grabbed his wallet and phone from the nightstand.
"Say it to me," Nelly said softly.
Nelly gathered up his things from T.I.'s room and was heading to the door. "Okay," he said in an indifferent voice as he opened the door.
T.I. came around him and closed the door. He stared into those brown eyes that he loved so. "I love you Cornell Hayes Jr. You happy now?"
"Yes. You make me happy," he said as they kissed.
"It's a hard job but someone has to do it I suppose."
"What would I do without you?"
"You'll never have to find out. We're in this together."
"Thank you baby. For everything. You really pulled through for me when I needed you most; last night. I won't forget that."
"Good because you owe me one. But we'll talk about that later. I really have to go."
"Me too. I love you Mr. Harris."
"I love you Nelly."
The next weeks were extremely busy for both rappers with Nelly traveling all over the country to promote his album while T.I. was busy in the studio and some other small side projects. They hadn't been together since he broke down after telling Murphy Lee everything. The older rapper missed having T.I. there to support and talk to him. They frequently talked on the phone late at night after their rough days but it wasn't the same and both men knew that. Nelly worked up the nerve to call his best friend a few times since what happened but his calls were always ignored. The two of them hadn't talked since he found out and stormed out of his life and Nelly missed him like crazy. Though they did have public appearances together with the rest of the St. Lunatics, Murphy would always disappear before he had a chance to get to him. The other members of the group were unaware of the problems the two of them were having and Nelly was glad for this because it meant that Murphy didn't tell anyone about what he knew about his best friend.
He was at the mercy of his best friend and he didn't want to be. This had to stop. Things shouldn't be the way they are between them. Nelly was out of ideas on what to do about his hopeless situation and so was T.I. It was so comforting to him to talk to the younger rapper though, even if it was only by phone. His voice stabilized Nelly to no end and he loved that feeling. He craved his body but that would be next to impossible because the caramel colored rapper was set to start shooting "ATL" within the next few days. Nelly didn't want to interrupt him because he would be so busy learning his lines and doing so many other things but he was missing him. His body and mind was missing the young rapper to an unfathomable extent. He was happy though because since his album dropped it's been dominating the number one spot.
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