Maddox handed her and lucky their drinks and them went to grab the pictures. Once he grabbed them, he returned and took a seat. Pulling out half the stack, it was a picture of him with his arms around Janine at the airport, and then the next was him planting a wet kiss on her as she made a face, "i look twelve," he chuckled, "your mom looks damn good."
"Yea, mom will forever be gorge." She chuckled at the pictures.
"Who are all these people? Your friends?" Lucky asked about a Christmas group shot. "I see Antonio and uncle KT. Uncle KT had a daughter with ..." He looked closely at the picture, then pointed to Deanna, "her ... Can't remember her name."
"that's Deanna, she was a ho. I dated her," he pointed to Kandi, "before your mom, but she was a ho as well. Your mom was as pure as they came and i got lucky. She dated Dominic before me," he pointed to dom and then pointed to lyric, this was my female best friend and then he was my brother, as down as they came and would never double Cross me EVER," he pointed to Jeremiah.
"I couldn't imagine doing all the stuff you guys did at that age. I missed curfew when i was 17 and i thought i was gonna die. I was so scared to walk in the door." Jiselle shook her head, "mommy emphasized that you two were too grown for your ages ... Or tried to be."
"The name Lyric sounds familiar but we haven't meet anyone ... Then again, mom never brought up friends from her past." Lucky flipped the page.
"lyric was her best friend too. We were too grown for our age, but my dad didn't care as long as i stayed protected and didn't get him involved to where he had to whoop somebody's ass over me. My mom stayed in Memphis, which I'm gonna call her in a little so you two can talk to her. She's excited about you guys. Now this is when we were on the balcony, your mom and i were clearly too into each other. She has a smile that kills man..." He smiled at the memory.
"That is so Gigi ..."Jiselle looked at the pictures, "looks so much like mom here."
"I always knew we looked a lot like you because she never wanted to answer ..." Lucky started, "we'd ask about looks and she'd say 'biological father.'"
"Yes, its like looking in a mirror. Hey can i take a picture of us to have put on my website?"
They both nodded, then jiselle asked, "how will your fans take having kids and grands?"
"Who knows and who cares, you guys are mine and I'm proud." He flipped through the second stack which was mainly Janine.
"These are all ..." Lucky went through half the stack and looked at the pictures his sister was holding, "of mom. You took all these?"
"yea, told you i was a kid in love."
"Well had you not been a dumb ass ... The possibilities ..." Lucky said as jiselle looked at him with wide eyes.
Maddox's face became visibly red, "right, I'll give you a pass because i understand the situation. I wasnt very smart but its been 25 years, and i won't make a mistake like that again."
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
| Later – Maddox’s |
They ate and talked and met with the family, then headed back to Maddox where they settled the kids in for the night, then went downstairs to have TV and talk time with Maddox. "Good time to clear the air?" Elle asked.
"Yes," Maddox responded what do you want too know from me. I'll answer everything."
"uh ..." She looked at lucky.
"why didn't you try more than once to contact mom? Or even us later?" Lucky asked.
"i honestly didn't know if your mom wanted me around. I left because Antonio and your uncle kt almost killed me. That was enough to kill anyones ego. I understand the last few words i said to your mother sounded harsher than i intended. I was SO in love with your mom and at that age the things i was best at were sweet talking girls, sleeping with them, earning their trust and then dogging them," he paused "I've had two loves in my life, your mom and my ex wife. So after I said goodbye and told her to contact my father about financial and travel arrangements and she never followed through, I knew i lost her and i was positive she aborted you guys. I tried contacting her twice because i couldn't stop thinking about her, and each time, i punked out. I spent ten years in a relationship which ended in divorce because she cheated on me. Karma is a Bitch."
"It would have been nice is all," jiselle told him, "to have our real dad there ... Not even all the time but to know you could have at least been reached. But," she shrugged, "things happen for a reason."
Lucky agreed, "things would have been different. I'm not knockin how we came up with Antonio but the vibe could have been so much better."
He nodded "i don't doubt it. I could've tried harder. Your mom was a lot stronger than i was. But with not having a single hand in you guys' up bringing, its crazy how much you're like me. I saved money like crazy and before i started doing music, i was a business man, i still have all control over my international night club chain. Also, I’m no stranger to a piano, i know that thing like the back of my hand and I'm all self taught. I'm bummed i wasn't there but so fucking happy I've got you guys in my life now. ."
Jiselle grinned, "really? I play by ear and I have perfect pitch."
"She got the talent," lucky laughed, "and i got the business sense. With the money you gave me, i have so many ideas of what i want to do with it."
"that's damn good baby..." He smiled at Jiselle, and then looked to lucky, "we'll have Talk business sometime."
He nodded, "when you're back in NY, you have to meet my wife."
"And oh my God," jiselle smiled, "Dante. You're gonna love him."
"I would love to," he stood, "lets hug it out..." He chuckled.
They stood and hugged, then lucky whispered to Maddox, "you're gonna hate Dante."
Maddox died laughing as Jiselle reached around and hit lucky, "why?" They pulled out the hug.
"Lucky NEVER liked Dante. Said he was too cocky."
"He is! Nigga act like he own everywhere he go. Autograph and shit ... Stupid ass press smile."
Jiselle rolled her eyes, "he plays baseball."
Maddox laughed, "I'll keep an open mind but fact is no one soul ever be good enough for you, PERIOD."
"Exactly!" Lucky smacked her on the forehead.
"Pinhead!" She swing at him and missed. No matter what the age, they'd bicker and swing just like they'd had their entire life
"Alright alright, enough... You guys tired or want anything to drink?"
"I would love some alcohol," jiselle batted her eyes
"I'll take whatever."
"what do you drink, Elle?" He made to Hennessey on the rocks for him and lucky.
"Um ... Cherry vodka sour. I'm a lightweight."
"She can only have 3. Watered down ... After that, she's down." Lucky followed him to the bar.
Maddox laughed, "you guys wasn't to see some pictures?"
“Of who?” The twins asked in unison.
"your mother and I, when we went to Mexico for winter break."
"ooooo let's see!" Jiselle made herself comfortable.